Digital Organizer

Sunrise Movement Published: November 21, 2019
Philadelphia, PENN
Job Type
Information Technology / Outreach / Advocacy /
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~ Sunrise Movement is dedicated to stopping climate change and creating millions of good jobs in the process, by building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and well-being of all people. ~
In November 2018, following our 6-month 75-person electoral organizing fellowship, Sunrise Semester, we launched the campaign for a Green New Deal alongside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In 2019, Sunrise has continued fighting for a Green New Deal and elevating the urgency of climate change in the public and the media. Sunrise Movement Education Fund (501c3) and Sunrise (501c4) are organizations dedicated to supporting the mobilization and leadership of Sunrise Movement. 
Position Overview

Sunrise Movement is hiring for a full-time Digital Organizer. Their primary responsibilities will be coordinating technical needs for Sunrise’s website, email program, social media, and event pages to ensure supporters and potential supporters receive timely updates and meaningful opportunities for engagement. This position is primarily a strategic and developer management position, not a technical one. Strong vision for user experience/interface is a requirement for this position, as is experience and proficiency managing volunteers.

  • Reports to: Digital Director
  • Key Relationships: Social Media Manager, Digital Media Manager, Writing Lead
  • Location: Flexible. Preference for Philadelphia or New York City
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Start date: ASAP (negotiable)
Core Responsibilities
    • Work with web volunteer team to maintain and update website: Make technical decisions and user interface/experience in tandem with volunteer team and Writing Lead to ensure that website is as informative and accessible as possible.
    • Consolidate volunteer tech talent across the organization: Ensure that both raw and trained tech talent among the volunteer base is fully accounted for and well-utilized. Help establish a learning-friendly environment among tech volunteers that encourages mentorship, mutual teaching, transparency, the creation of documentation and training resources, and ongoing communication between tech and non-tech staff.
    • Oversee Website Improvement: Work with the Digital Director, Writing Lead, and Web Development Team to strategize how best to improve our website content and User Experience/Interface
    • Oversee email development and create corresponding signup forms and donation pages: Ensure that all aspects of email, particularly asks, are well integrated into our existing digital organizing strategy.
    • Develop internal guidelines for how Sunrise can best apply its principles to its digital presence: Work with volunteers and staff to determine how Sunrise principles translate into tech-related work. For eg., how can we best aim for sustainable web infrastructure, how can we (and how much should we) prioritize open source solutions, what is the best way for a team of tech volunteers to make decisions equitably, etc.
    • Support the creation of event pages: Work with distributed organizing team and Writing Lead to create Action Network pages that promote events.
    • Oversee email targeting and data-collection: In collaboration with the Data Team and the Writing Lead, ensure correct targeting and segmentation in all emails and conduct tests to plan for how best to engage our audience. Suggest creative ways to segment portions of the list to send targeted asks to supporters. 
    • Other duties, as assigned: Depending on skills and interests, writing could be part of the job description, in addition to technical and organizational responsibilities.



    • Proficiency in front-end development web programming languages such as HTML and CSS
    • Enough understanding of the capacities/limits of front-end programming languages and frameworks to understand what front-end developers can do, and guide them accordingly
    • A familiarity with (or willingness and demonstrated capacity to learn) UI/UX design
    • A willingness and ability to learn enough about code to guide a team of coders
    • Ability to deliver work products at a fast pace and adapt to a rapidly changing work environment
    • Strong interpersonal communication and management; will be working closely with a volunteer team to manage and shepherd their technical expertise into ongoing projects
    • Eagerness to experiment and learn
    • Creativity and strategic thinking in a range of technical and communications projects
    • Ability to work some irregular hours
    • Self-organized, able to coordinate multiple projects on tight deadlines without letting tasks slip
    • Persistent, willing to follow up again and again to make sure you have all of the information and resources you need, and that everybody knows their part in your projects
    • Technically-savvy and/or eager to learn

Nice To Have:

    • Excellent written communication skills
    • Basic familiarity with web design platforms
    • Direct experience working with web designers or developers
    • Basic familiarity with React and/or Ruby on Rails
    • Experience using a constituent relationship management tool such as ActionKit, Blue State Digital, Every Action, Action Network or NGP
    • Familiarity with ActBlue


  • Salary: Sunrise has sliding scale compensation based on need, and candidates are supported to assess their need within the $36,00-$55,000 annual salary range. If applicants are advanced to the interview stage, we will share more details about our compensation structure.
  • Benefits: Sunrise offers a benefits package with 100% paid premiums for health care, dental, and vision. We also offer unlimited paid vacation and sick days, and an annual professional development fund.
Application due: Dec. 8, 2019. 
Sunrise and Sunrise Movement Education Fund are Equal Opportunity Employers. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status or uniformed service member status.  Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, young people, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

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