At the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA), you’ll work to support the effective altruism community alongside a team of interesting, committed people. We have remote workers in many different cities, as well as an office in Oxford, UK.
Want to find out more about the projects we work on, our values, and our core mission? Read about why we're a fantastic place to work.
There are also frequent opportunities at other organizations in the community:
- Visit 80,000 Hours' job board for a curated list of jobs which doesn't aim to be comprehensive.
- EA Work Club and the Effective Altruism Job Postings Facebook group both feature a wider, non-curated collection of jobs.
- You can get regular updates on job opportunities by subscribing to the EA Newsletter.
The specifics of what we are looking for depend on the role; details can be found in each job description. In general, we’re looking for people who have many of the following traits:
- Self-motivated, hard-working, and independent;
- Able to deal with pressure and unfamiliar problems;
- Having a strong desire for personal development;
- Able to quickly master complex, abstract ideas, and solve problems;
- Able to communicate clearly and persuasively in writing and in person;
- Comfortable working in a team and quick to get on with new people;
- Able to lead a team and manage a complex project;
- Keen to work with a young team in a startup environment;
- Deeply interested in making the world a better place in an effective way, using evidence and research;
- Familiar with the aims of the Centre for Effective Altruism and its constituent organizations.
This will depend on the role, of course, but some of the following actions might help:
- Gain professional experience in established organizations where you will learn a lot, such as working in consulting, government, politics, advocacy, law, think-tanks, movement building, journalism, etc. You can learn more about building up your ‘career capital’ here.
- Write regularly and consider starting a blog.
- Manage student and workplace clubs or societies.
- Learn how to run events, such as conferences or workshops.
- Work on exciting projects in your spare time.
- Found a start-up business or non-profit, or join a new project soon after it gets started.
- Get experience promoting the ideas of effective altruism (online or in-person).
- Use 80,000 Hours’ research to analyze your own career plans.