You do not have Javascript enabled. Some elements of this website may not work correctly.

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. And we all follow a common set of values.

Current opportunities

  • Full-Stack Engineer

    Application deadline: Sunday, April 4th 2021, 1:00 am BST

    The Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) is seeking a full-stack engineer to help us build a unified online platform for the effective altruism community.

Recently closed opportunities

  • Finance and Data Lead

    Applications for this position have closed

    The Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) is seeking a Finance and Data Lead to manage $42 million in turnover across five major EA organizations, and to analyze the data that drives our work.

Positions at other organizations in the effective altruism community

There are also frequent opportunities at other organizations in the community:

What are we looking for?

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:

  • Eager to work in accordance with our team values;
  • Self-motivated, hard-working, and independent;
  • 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;
  • Able to lead a team and manage a complex project;
  • Deeply interested in making the world a better place in an effective way, using evidence and reason;
  • Familiar with the aims of the Centre for Effective Altruism and its constituent organizations.

I hope to work at CEA in the future. What should I do now?

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 sharing your work on the EA Forum.
  • 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.

More questions? Get in touch