Operations Generalist

Berkeley, CA

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The SERI ML Alignment Theory Scholars (MATS) program aims to find and train talented individuals for what we see as the world’s most urgent and talent-constrained problem: reducing risks from unaligned artificial intelligence. We believe that ambitious young researchers from a variety of backgrounds have the potential to contribute to the field of alignment research. We aim to provide the mentorship, curriculum, financial support, and community necessary to aid this transition. Please see our theory of change and website for more details.

Operations Generalist

We are looking for capable and self-motivated generalists to help support our fast-growing AI alignment research community. Strong candidates are excited about alignment field-building, have experience in operations, and enjoy fast-paced, dynamic work.


Compensation starts at $35-50/h, depending on experience. Must be willing to work from Berkeley, CA. Full-time work for 3 months, from late June to early September. The role will likely end after this, although there is some possibility of part-time work after the summer program ends.


Reports to the Director of Operations. Specific responsibilities will vary depending on our needs, but standard tasks will include:

  • Coordinating the lease and set up of office space with our vendors;
  • Securing and arranging accommodation for scholars;
  • Helping coordinate events (in-person workshops, online seminars, our symposium, networking events, etc.);
  • Assisting with video recording and editing of presentations;
  • Organizing catering;
  • Interfacing with relevant organizations, such as SERI, BERI, FAR Labs, Lightcone, Constellation, and Conjecture;
  • Responding to independent scholar operations requests in Airtable;
  • Managing and iterating upon MATS tools and communication systems;
  • Responding to spontaneous operational needs as they arise; and
  • Generally helping ensure the smooth operation of MATS.


  • US work authorization  required;
  • Located in or willing to move to Berkeley, CA;
  • 2-4 years of professional experience or equivalent academic experience;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Experience with event production;
  • Organizational skills;
  • Familiarity with Airtable and Google Workspace;
  • Customer service mindset;
  • Autonomy and proactivity;

Preferred but not required

  • Has some familiarity with the alignment problem and is interested in AI safety field-building.


Please apply via this form.

Time commitment: Not specified

Applications due: 2023-06-16

  • Category AI
  • Created by Zane Kay
  • Submitted 26 May
  • Last updated 26 May