Events Associate


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Position description

Join the Partner Events team as an Events Associate and play an important role in organizing events that generate real-world impact.

The Partner Events team organizes and supports a variety of in-person events, focusing on enabling established and emerging leaders, researchers, and funders to make progress on solving pressing problems, with a focus on people working on AI safety and risks from other emerging technologies. Our events range in size from 30 to 200 attendees and are often held over multiple days. Our surveys show that in-person interactions help accelerate progress on pressing problems—our attendees regularly report that participating in our events has improved counterfactual outcomes for critical projects. The events we run generate impact by creating a high density of talented, altruistic people to efficiently facilitate a large number of these interactions.

In the past year, we’ve run two Summits on Existential Security and one Meta Coordination Forum, and we’ve collaborated with external partners to run an Effective Giving Summit, an Existential InfoSec Forum, and other AI-safety or biosecurity-focused events.

Our events support people working on the world’s most pressing problems by:

  • Facilitating knowledge sharing: Our events facilitate the exchange of ideas and strategies, helping attendees improve their plans and prioritize effectively.
  • Catalyzing relationship building: Our events create environments that lower barriers to collaboration, funding, and feedback, sparking new projects and enhancing existing ones.
  • Improving coordination: Our events help ensure resources are allocated efficiently, minimizing the duplication of effort.
  • Causing attendees to identify new opportunities: Our events allow attendees to recognize gaps and opportunities, whether that be for hiring, starting new projects or collaborations, or funding.
  • Cultivating a sense of community: Our events strengthen a sense of shared purpose among attendees, encouraging continued and new efforts towards impactful projects.

We’re looking for someone who wants to join a high-energy and passionate team. By taking on this role, the Events Associate will act as an impact multiplier by helping to plan and execute these high-impact events. Initially, this will mean running the events in our existing portfolio, but we expect it will soon allow us to increase the number of high-impact events that we’re running. You'll assist across various event organization aspects, with the opportunity to take on increased responsibility over time.

Responsibilities include:

  • Event logistics: Support all the logistical phases of planning, including venue selection, vendor management, and on-site logistical support.
  • Communications: Handle event-related communications, including drafting, sending, and tracking invitations, logistics emails, speaker requests, and so on.
  • Content development: Help design and deliver programs that meet our events’ goals.
  • Feedback and evaluation: Participate in sourcing and analyzing feedback to continuously improve our events.

Who we’re looking for

You might be a good fit for this role if you are:

  • Highly organized and excited by operational excellence: You enjoy working on multiple tasks, can prioritize effectively, and rarely drop balls.
  • Flexible and work well under pressure: You’re comfortable working to fixed and sometimes tight deadlines and can consistently deliver high-quality work despite traveling, changes in time zones, and unforeseen challenges.
  • A clear and effective communicator: You have strong written and verbal communication skills, can clearly explain the reasoning behind your decisions, and feel comfortable coordinating with speakers and other stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented: You’re able to focus on the small but crucial details, ensuring nothing is overlooked.
  • Proactive and energetic: You’re enthusiastic about taking on a support role and are eager to own a range of unglamorous tasks to deliver an excellent attendee experience.
  • Familiar with effective altruism: You understand and are motivated by EA principles and ideas.

Event organizing experience would be an asset but isn’t a requirement for this role. Our ideal candidate probably has professional operations experience of some kind, not necessarily within the EA ecosystem.

This role would be particularly well suited to someone who enjoys a fast-paced work environment and is looking to develop their skills in event organizing and/or project management domains. You will interface with top talent in work on existential risk and other critical cause areas and work alongside team members who are motivated by impact.

If you’re on the fence about applying, we would really encourage you to go for it (the initial application shouldn’t take long). Above all, we’re looking for people who are motivated to contribute to running high-impact events.

Other information

  • This is a full-time, remote position requiring frequent travel, though applicants are welcome to work from our Oxford office. We prefer applicants who can work in time zones between PT and CET.
  • If candidates would prefer to work from the UK, we welcome applicants from overseas, and we’ll sponsor visas where possible. We may be able to sponsor visas to work in the US for some candidates.
  • We’d ideally have you start as soon as possible, but can be flexible for the right candidate.
  • Our application process will include one or more trial tasks, interviews, a reference check, and an onsite work trial for the top candidates.
  • We are currently reviewing our compensation policies, and compensation may be subject to change. In particular, we may be willing to pay more for candidates with certain relevant experience. Based on our historical policy, the compensation range for candidates (depending on experience) working from the Oxford office would be £44,000 - £62,260 comprising £40,000 - £56,600 in salary with an unconditional 10% pension contribution. Salary ranges for remote employees would vary by location. US salaries currently vary significantly based on location. Depending on both the cost of living of the candidate's location and on experience, we think the total compensation for this role could range from $66,000 - $113,960 also comprising a base salary and a 10% 401k contribution.
  • Benefits include private insurance, flexible work hours, a £5,000 / $6,000 annual professional development allowance, a £5,000 / $6,000 mental health support allowance, extended parental leave, ergonomic equipment, 10% pension / 401k contribution, 25 days of paid vacation, and more.
  • We’re 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
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