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RECRUITMENT & OUTREACH MANAGER

  • Deadline: May 16, 2022 

  • Expected hours: Full-time

  • Location: London (preferred) or remote

  • Fill out this form to apply

Charity Entrepreneurship is a growing research and training program that launches multiple high-impact charities every year in a number of cause areas. To find the next charity entrepreneurs for our Charity Incubation Program, we are looking for a Recruitment & Outreach Manager to create and maintain talent pipelines online and in person and to represent CE to both engaged EA audiences and external cause area communities around the world.

We recently asked our colleagues what it’s like to be part of the CE mission. Check out our team’s video responses here: 

ABOUT THIS ROLE

How this role is causing impact

 

In the past three years of running our Charity Incubation Program, we have found that the best predictor of which incubated charities will end up causing the highest impact is the quality of the co-founding team. As we scale up, one of our biggest bottlenecks is finding highly talented, value-aligned people to apply to our program, receive training, and then launch the top charity ideas our research team has found. We estimate the impact of the average alumnus to be equivalent to donating $200,000 USD / year to effective charities, so finding these gems is difficult, but extremely high-impact. The recruitment & outreach manager will work closely with the communications and talent systems teams to represent CE at events and in person, create and maintain digital and analog talent pipelines, attract capable candidates, and communicate CE’s Incubation Program both in person and online. 

 

A lot of our most qualified and impactful candidates come from the EA community - therefore, this will be one key focus of outreach, e.g. via giving talks at different EAGxs around the world, or talking to university EA groups to present CE’s model and helping audiences determine whether charity entrepreneurship might be a good fit for them. In addition, domain expert communities and cause area communities often yield great candidates: A professional working on alcohol regulation might be able to found an evidence-based alcohol policy organization lobbying for alcohol taxation, or an animal rights activist might be able to found a great charity working on chicken feed fortification to reduce suffering in factory farms on a grand scale (these are true stories from our 2021 Incubation Program).


The Communications Team

 

Our communications team so far consists of our Director of Programs, our Digital Media Manager, our Writer & Copyeditor, and a Consultant responsible for partnerships and moonshots that might elevate CE’s outreach to the next level. The Outreach & Recruitment Manager will focus on researching and comparing the best outreach tools, finding potential candidates, and building connections. Their outreach will focus on one-on-one communications in writing and in person, as well as on giving talks and presentations (as opposed to focusing on online mediums for big audiences such as our website or social media posts).

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating, executing, and evaluating an outreach and recruitment strategy

  • Researching cause area and domain expert communities to create talent pipelines for professionals from our cause areas

  • Representing CE to EA and non-EA audiences at events such as EAGs, EAGxs, and cause-specific conferences around the world, both as a speaker and an attendee

  • Giving talks and workshops for EA or student groups and coordinating other potential events, e.g. book clubs

  • Participating in local EA events and helping organize events focused on recruitment

  • Accurately communicating both the benefits and drawbacks of the charity entrepreneurship career path to diverse audiences

  • Speaking and writing with people from different backgrounds and communities who might be interested in the CE Incubation Program and help them determine whether they might be a good fit

  • Searching, identifying, and reaching out cold to potential candidates and following up when necessary

  • Maintaining organized databases and pipelines with potential candidates’ data

  • Forming connections with EA and domain expert communities and cause area-specific organizations to establish mutual relationships in sharing potential candidates

  • Assisting our incubated charities with outreach advice and strategy

What we offer

  • Most of all: A job that has a huge, tangible impact on the world - the candidates you find might become high-impact charity founders within months

  • High levels of intellectual challenges and learning on the job in a widely useful set of skills, including research communication skills

  • True start-up culture, including flat hierarchies and low bureaucracy

  • Attend multiple events and conferences like EAGx every year to represent CE

  • Build your network in the EA community, various nonprofit communities, and among CE’s vibrant community of highly talented and singularly dedicated EAs, including the 16 charities we have launched so far

  • An informal, fun, and supportive work environment

  • Become a part of a diverse, dedicated, close-knit team of 12 EAs

  • Plenty of opportunities for learning, growth, and connection across departments

Perks and benefits
 

  • Flexible working schedule and 30 paid days off per year

  • 5-10% of work time and dedicated budget of £500 for personal development and learning (plus lots of learning on the job)

  • 50% reimbursement of IT and costs of strategies you find useful for increasing your productivity up to £500 a year

  • Salary and moving costs are flexible depending on employee needs and fall between $40-60k USD 

  • For an outstanding candidate, more perks and benefits could be included

 
 
 

ABOUT YOU

We expect excellent candidates will meet many (but not all) of the criteria below. We encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the listed characteristics. In the past, we have offered positions to applicants who had strong overall potential and trained them up in the needed skills. We are looking for high general ability and a value/methods-aligned mindset more than prior work experience or specific backgrounds.

What we are looking for:
 

We’re looking for a talented generalist who is:

  • Able to work both autonomously, and in a small team

  • Highly impact-driven and results-oriented with a very strong work ethic

  • Is passionate about quickly learning new skills

  • Able to work in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment

  • A sociable, extroverted people person that loves meeting and engaging with new people

  • Knows the effective altruism movement well and feels confident representing CE to EA audiences

  • Is excited to reach out and communicate CE’s approach and EA to specialist nonprofit communities in our key cause areas (animal advocacy, global health, effective altruism, mental health, and family planning)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Has experience in a formal or more informal communications context (e.g. previous experience in communications, marketing, or hiring/HR or running an EA chapter)

  • Adaptable to both formal and informal communication contexts, and comfortable adopting different communication styles and terminologies depending on target audiences and their backgrounds

  • Interested in growing at and with CE long-term

  • Comfortable with prioritization, numerical quantification and simple spreadsheet calculations; or excited to learn these

  • Excited to research and learn about cause area communities (especially animal advocacy, global health, effective altruism, mental health, policy, global poverty, and family planning)

Bonus points for:

  • Experience working in effective altruism (volunteering, independent projects, internships, and jobs all count)

  • Experience as a headhunter, recruiter, or similar

  • Experience in using LinkedIn recruitment tools

  • Experience or interest in founding nonprofits or for-profits

 
 
 

ABOUT CHARITY  ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Our track record

 

Charity Entrepreneurship is on a mission to cause more effective charities to exist in the world. 

 

Since our first research cycle and incubation program in 2019, we have

 

To date, our launched charities have

  • Fundraised over $5.5M USD, including from Mulago, GiveWell, Open Philanthropy, EA Funds, Founders Pledge, Animal Charity Evaluators, Schmidt Futures, and D-Prize

  • Effected policy changes that may decrease lead poisoning in ~322,000 children in Malawi (averting 87,000 DALY-equivalents, or saving 2,900 lives)

  • Changed farm conditions for ~420,000 farmed fish and ~1,200,000,000 shrimp,

  • Reached 5,000,000 listeners with family planning content in Nigeria, on track to potentially averting ~600 maternal deaths by 2025

  • Launched a digital program to prevent postnatal depression in the U.S. that has proven to decrease depressive symptoms in 62% of participants

  • Sent SMS reminders about vaccinations to 350,000 caregivers in India

  • … and so much more. Read more about our charities here.

 

Our plans

 

We have big, ambitious plans. After our successful first three years, we are now scaling up across all departments with the ultimate goals of

  • Launching 5-10 new charities per year

  • Running two incubation programs per year, plus one grantmaking foundation incubation program

  • Investigating charity ideas from four cause areas per year

  • Increasing our team to 15 by the end of 2022

… all coming together to achieve 8x the impact of our previous years.

 

Will you join us?

 

Our culture


CE is an intense, informal, and flexible working environment. We believe that friendliness and teamwork, a focus on impact and evidence, critical thinking, and warm connections are key workplace values. The 12 of us stay in touch through weekly all-hands team meetings and socials as well as 1:1s during work hours, and have built an active and connected community of charity entrepreneurs and EAs. Our office in London is a lively and vibrant hub where recent developments in EA and updates from our charities are as likely to be discussed over lunch as what the 80/20 of dental hygiene looks like, or what the effects of different sleep habits on productivity are. We are united by our relentless pursuit of counterfactual impact and a perhaps slightly excessive love of spreadsheets.


Read more about what it is like to work at CE in this blogpost.

 

APPLY NOW

  • The application deadline is May 16, 2022 

  • Expected hours: Full-time

  • Location: London (preferred) or remote

  • Fill out this form to apply
     

Our goal is to make our application process both time-effective and interesting for you. The application process involves four stages:

  1. Submitting our general application form (1 hour),

  2. An initial interview (15 minutes),

  3. A test task simulating the work you would do in your role (2-3 hours),

  4. A final, more in-depth interview (45~ minutes), and

  5. Sometimes a reference check.

Each stage typically takes between 1-2 weeks from the end of the application deadline, and we hope to make an offer within ~6 weeks of the application deadline. Ideally, the candidate will begin onboarding as soon afterwards as possible. On request, we offer feedback to candidates who make it far into our process.

Commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities

​We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We especially encourage applications from women and people of color who are excited about contributing to our mission. Charity Entrepreneurship is an equal opportunity employer. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, or have any other related questions about applying, please contact judith@charityentrepreneurship.com

If you are excited about working with Charity Entrepreneurship but are uncertain whether you are qualified enough for this role, please do apply nonetheless: we care deeply about mindset and value-alignment with our approach and are skilled at finding people with high potential whose growth we are happy to facilitate. Don’t hesitate to make the content of your CV for CE a little unconventional (e.g. mention personal projects, courses, experiences that are not strictly professional) if that better demonstrates that you can do what we need and are aligned with our values and approach.