This is a job position for a project the Charity Science / Charity Entrepreneurship team advises but which is not part of our organization.
High impact charities are just waiting to be founded. This presents us with an opportunity to make a remarkable impact on the lives of others. Put another way, not pursuing these opportunities may come at a sizeable cost to the people who remain unhelped. Charity Science, an organization dedicated to promoting the causes that can best improve the world, has rigorously examined neglected cause areas that have the potential to join GiveWell’s top charities. They were evaluated in terms of cost-effectiveness, scalability, strength of evidence, ease of testing, flexibility, and logistical possibility. Charity Science concluded there are five promising charity ideas that are just waiting for an effective team to make possible.
The Charity Science team has already begun to work on one of these charities. With the guidance and advice of Charity Science, I (Brendan Eappen) am assembling a team to found one of the other top charity ideas:
Once a co-founder is identified, we would work together to identify which charity we could best implement. You can read more about each charity idea via the links above. Experts in the field, including GiveWell, 80,000 Hours and Charity Science all think this is an effective way to make a difference in the world. You can see a detailed model of the estimated impact here.
What we have to offer
What we need
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Your application should include two files: your resume and a document containing the following. Please download and complete the template linked here.
Start dates are flexible, but ideally we would decide whether or not to found the charity by early April. Please send questions or application materials to Brendan Eappen Eappen@alumni.harvard.edu by March 26, 2017 (extended). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on March 4, 2017.
Want to learn more about who I am? Let’s chat! To give you a sense of what I’ve done, you can view my resume. If the right team is formed, I believe my investments in this charity startup will have a higher marginal impact and learning value than they would in an established organization. I’m excited to pursue this opportunity and look forward to reading your application!