Project Manager: Community Health


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Position description

With recent media attention, increased funding, and growing ambition among community members, this is one of the most exciting times for EA, but also one of the riskiest. We need an ops-minded generalist to help address these risks, through both end-to-end ownership of targeted projects as well as building broader systems and processes to support other team members.

Example projects you might own:

  1. Create and manage a fund for community members’ physical and mental health
  2. Categorize the EA community into useful segments and conduct interviews to discover and understand their challenges, then summarize this feedback for stakeholders
  3. Organize a retreat for team members to discuss and work on key problems in the EA community

If this sounds like you, please apply!


CEA’s mission is to build a community of students and professionals acting on EA principles, by creating and sustaining high-quality discussion spaces. We hope that this will help lead to a world where effective and impartial service to others is a core commitment of global leaders, thinkers, and philanthropists.

The Community Health team works to strengthen the EA community’s ability to fulfil its potential for impact, and to address problems that could prevent that. We work on a wide range of projects, for example:

  • Providing guidance and support to sensitive projects like policy and politics work
  • Supporting community members who are dealing with personal or interpersonal problems
  • Fostering better norms and practices in the community
  • Finding specialists to work on specific problems, for example, public communications around EA and associated ideas

See our team values to learn more about working at CEA.

About the role

The Community Health team covers a very broad scope. There are many different kinds of projects we wish to explore to strengthen the community. However, we are bottlenecked by the operational capacity on the team. In this role, you would increase that capacity through a combination of:

  • Improving our internal systems to increase the efficiency of the team
  • Managing some of our projects yourself

You would be managed by Eve McCormick.

Your regular tasks might include:

  • Project managing community health projects, from R&D to evaluation, such as a peer support network
  • Proposing and testing improvements to internal systems to increase our efficiency
  • Collaborating with other team members to produce public reports on our work, and blog posts about our ideas
  • Overseeing impact evaluation for the team to inform our strategy, for example, by conducting surveys or organising user interviews
About you

You might be a good fit if you are:

  • Passionate about systems. If you get excited by spreadsheets, this role may be for you. Improving our existing systems, and creating new ones, will be crucial to flourishing in this role.
  • Proactive and solution-oriented. You’ll anticipate issues before they arise, and suggest improvements to existing processes.
  • Engaged with the EA community. You are motivated by supporting the effective altruism community to achieve its goals.
  • Conscientious, organised and efficient. This role requires tracking many moving parts within several concurrent projects, prioritising effectively, and redirecting attention to what’s most important.
  • Enthusiastic to take on a support role. You are energised by acting as a force multiplier to help the community health team maximise its impact, and are willing to take on some repetitive and unglamorous tasks to make that happen.
  • Discreet. You will be exposed to sensitive and confidential information as a community health team member. The perfect candidate won't need to be told when to keep things private, and will exercise good judgement when discussing potentially sensitive information.

We expect that the ideal candidate will have at least 1 year of relevant experience, but are open to people with more or less. People with a wide variety of backgrounds have performed well in this type of role before, so we’re open to considering people with no work experience, no formal education, etc. If this position description appeals to you, we encourage you to apply regardless of work history.

Salary, Benefits and Location

This is a full-time remote position. We will sponsor visas where possible. We prefer candidates who will be able to attend meetings between 5pm and 8pm UTC approximately two days per week.

Salaries for candidates who work remotely will be decided based on location and skills. As a rough calibration point: Oxford ranges from £55,600 - £67,300 and San Francisco is $101,700 - $124,400. You can find out more about our approach to compensation here. We would also consider hiring for a more senior version of the position than is advertised here for a compelling candidate, with alteration to salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible work hours, a £5,000 annual professional development allowance, a £5,000 mental health support allowance, extended parental leave, ergonomic equipment, 3% pension contribution, 25 days of paid vacation, and more. (Benefits are similar in the US and the UK.)

Application Process

We will consider applications as we receive them. We are ideally looking for someone able to start in October-November 2022.

After considering your written application, we may invite you to complete one or more short trial tasks followed by further interviews. We will invite finalists to provide references and participate in a multi-day paid work trial.

We are happy to consider applicants from overseas and may consider visa sponsorship if needed. CEA serves a global community, and our team works with people and organizations all over the world. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion, and we encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We especially encourage applications from women, gender minorities, and people of color who are excited about contributing to our mission. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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