EA Global Events Associate


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Position description

We are looking to hire an EA Global Events Associate to help us scale up and improve the effective altruism community’s largest conference series. In this role you will support a wide range of operational projects to increase the number of connections made and the quality of information shared at these events.

EA Global (EAG) is a conference series for the effective altruism (EA) community, organised by the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA). Attendees and speakers participate in talks, workshops and discussions to coordinate on global projects, share new research and opportunities and keep up-to-date with the community’s evolving ideas. There are three EAG conferences per year, each lasting for three days, and we expect more than 5000 people to attend in 2023.

We believe events have a huge impact by getting people more involved in EA.

  • We regularly encounter community members who cite conferences as playing a key part in their EA journey. Here are some cool examples.
  • More than one in three respondents to a detailed Open Philanthropy survey reported CEA as having increased their impact on the world, and about half of that impact was attributed to EAG and EAGx conferences.
  • Organisations associated with the EA community report that EA conferences are an excellent place to hire additional staff and launch new projects.

In this role you would join an ambitious and growing team, and make an essential contribution to the detailed and thorough work that’s required to deliver such impactful events. You would work closely with, and be managed by, Eli Nathan, our EAG Project Manager.

Your core responsibilities will include:
  • Manage public-facing email inboxes and independently handle any related administrative tasks.
  • Draft emails and other public-facing communications, including announcements and updates about EAG for the wider CEA team, our stakeholders and the EA community.
  • Process applications for admissions and funding.
  • Handle speaker logistics, including coordinating with speakers and making sure they’re set up for their sessions.
  • Be responsible for administering our back-end systems, including website and CRM (Salesforce).
  • Review and analyse feedback from speakers and attendees, to understand how we can improve our conferences.
  • Lead on-site teams of volunteers, including selecting volunteers and team leads.

It’s hard to anticipate everything you might be asked to do as part of this role, so it’s important that you are passionate about CEA’s goals and willing to take on whatever tasks will best help us achieve them.

You might be a good fit if you:
  • Are eager to do object-level, non-glamorous work, especially if you are interested in pursuing a career in operations long-term.
  • Manage and implement projects effectively. You’ve successfully worked on projects that required planning, attention to detail, time management, and a lot of work. These projects don’t need to be events.
  • Are able to juggle multiple tasks at once. You are not easily overwhelmed, and excel at managing your time and focus.
  • Write clearly.
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills. You would thrive in a role involving frequent back-and-forth with vendors, colleagues and external stakeholders.

Other information

  • This is a full-time, remote position. We prefer applicants who are able to work in time zones between US Pacific Time and CET. The role would include a fair amount of travel (maybe six trips per year) — to the conferences themselves and to team retreats.
  • If candidates would prefer to work from the UK or the US, we welcome applicants from overseas and we’ll sponsor visas where possible.
  • We’d love you to start as soon as possible though we’re happy to negotiate on later start dates.
  • Our application process includes: one or more trial tasks, interviews, a reference check, and a work trial for the top candidates.
  • Salary for candidates in Oxford is £48,800-£53,700 depending on experience, with some flexibility above this range for an exceptional candidate. Salaries for candidates who prefer to work remotely will be decided based on location and skills. (As rough calibration points, the salary range for the Bay Area is $88,700-$98,400, and for Boston is $85,500-$94,900, with flexibility for exceptional candidates.)
  • In the UK, benefits include private insurance, flexible work hours, a £5,000 annual professional development allowance, a £5,000 mental health support allowance, extended parental leave, ergonomic equipment, 10% pension contribution, 25 days of paid vacation, and more. US staff benefits are equivalent.

Application process

Our application process includes: one or more trial tasks, interviews, a reference check, and a multi-day work trial for the top candidates.

We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We especially encourage applications from self-identified women and people of colour who are excited about contributing to our mission. The Centre for Effective Altruism is an equal opportunity employer. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, or have any other questions about applying, please contact caitlin@centreforeffectivealtruism.org.

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