The Sunrise Project – Chief Operations Officer, Europe
Driven by a passion to solve the climate crisis, the Sunrise Project is a team of experienced change-makers, researchers, and communications professionals with a mission to scale social movements to drive the global transition beyond fossil fuels. With programs and staff operating across multiple continents, they have developed a unique model of grant making and campaigning that supports networks of organisations to drive powerful change towards our mission.
The Sunrise Project partnered with us in their search for a Chief Operations Officer, Europe, a senior role responsible for the rapid establishment and administration of the Sunrise Project’s Europe-based operations. The incumbent would be a structured thinker, incredibly well-organized and passionate about using their skills to help solve the climate crisis. The successful candidate would be an all-rounder with deep experience in non-profit organizational management, compliance, and governance in the Netherlands, negotiating contracts or helping to manage organizational scaling in ways that avoid bureaucracy and encourage innovation.
The longlist comprised thirty (30) individuals from notable climate change organisations and NGOs in The Netherlands, narrowed down to a shortlist of five (5) high-calibre candidates. The appointed candidate was Marijke van Liemt, an all-rounder with deep experience in non-profit organizational management, compliance, governance, and the start-up and evolution of a new foundation in The Netherlands and internationally.