The Centre for Effective Altruism is hiring to fill five roles in research, operations and outreach

post by RobertWiblin · 2014-11-19T22:41:16.968Z · LW · GW · Legacy · 7 comments

The Centre for Effective Altruism, the group behind 80,000 Hours, Giving What We Can, the Global Priorities Project, Effective Altruism Outreach, and to a lesser extent The Life You Can Save and Animal Charity Evaluators, is looking to grow its team with a number of new roles:

We are so keen to find great people that if you introduce us to someone new who we end up hiring, we will pay you $1,000 for the favour! If you know anyone awesome who would be a good fit for us please let me know: robert [dot] wiblin [at] centreforeffectivealtruism [dot] org. They can also book a short meeting with me directly.

We may be able to sponsor outstanding applicants from the USA.

Applications close Friday 5th December 2014.

Why is CEA an excellent place to work? 

First and foremost, “making the world a better place” is our bottom line and central aim. We work on the projects we do because we think they’re the best way for us to make a contribution. But there’s more.

What are we looking for?

The specifics of what we are looking for depend on the role and details can be found in the job descriptions. In general, we're looking for people who have many of the following traits:

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

Of course this will depend on the role, but generally good ideas include:


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comment by Fluttershy · 2014-11-20T05:14:33.950Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Um, hello there-- thank you for posting this! Would it be okay if I posted some constructive criticisms of 80,000 Hours here? I wanted to ask before posting because I didn't know if you would mind, and I wanted to assure you before posting anything negative-seeming that I wouldn't intend any criticism to be taken as being a veiled insult.

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comment by Raemon · 2014-11-20T07:41:41.914Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

As a non-80k member but forum goer, I'd prefer that criticism to be placed in a separate thread, either here or at

comment by RobertWiblin · 2014-11-20T12:11:38.356Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Hey, this doesn't seem like the best location for it. Is there a post on the 80,000 Hours or EA blogs related to your criticism you could use?

comment by FiftyTwo · 2014-11-20T23:40:20.176Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

If I'm unsure what position I would be most suited for can I apply for several?

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comment by RobertWiblin · 2014-11-21T18:30:14.660Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Yes, you can apply for whatever combination of positions you like.

comment by Raemon · 2014-11-20T18:07:42.425Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Presumably, it's necessary to be able to move to Oxford?

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comment by RobertWiblin · 2014-11-21T18:29:59.651Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

If not immediately, then at some point, yes.