Charity Entrepreneurship

Recruitment and Outreach Manager

London, UK (or remote)

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Join our team to help us find the next co-founders of new effective charities! The biggest predictor of which incubated charity will end up being high-impact is the quality of the co-founding team. That’s why each year at Charity Entrepreneurship, we reach out to the Effective Altruism & charity-idea communities to recruit exceptional candidates onto our Incubation Program. On the program, we give them training, support, and funding to start evidence-based charities.

Charity Entrepreneurship (CE) is a research and training program that launches multiple high-impact charities annually in a number of rotating cause areas. These include animal advocacy, mental health, global health and development, effective altruism, and policy. 
We focus heavily on finding exceptional individuals to start high-impact charities. See our last year's participants to get a sense of what draws people to the program.

We are expanding our outreach team to find more co-founders. We want to increase the quality and number of charities we start and, ultimately, have a greater impact on the world. The lack of strong founders is currently the biggest bottleneck for starting new charities.

Finding the right people requires thoughtful strategy and execution. That means identifying the best outreach tools, finding potential candidates, and building connections to help potential founders determine if the path of charity entrepreneurship is the right fit. Two target groups we've found exceptionally promising for outreach are EA & domain expert communities (e.g., connecting with a professional already working in alcohol regulation to found an alcohol taxation organization), largerly through one-on-one engagement with potential candidates. 
The Recruitment & Outreach Manager would oversee spreading a wide and thoughtful net. They will take ownership of this wing of outreach and seek to improve our approach and processes, ultimately contributing to increasing the impact that incubated charities have (through finding great co-founders). This job would be a great fit for someone who loves to meet and engage with new people, enjoys and is skilled in verbal communication (attending conferences and speaking at events), and has experience in recruitment. This employee would report to the Director of Outreach and work closely with the entire outreach team to ensure great candidates apply for the program.

Responsibilities include:
  • Speaking with EAs and cause-area experts who might be interested in the CE Incubation Program 
  • Attending 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 
  • Coordinating other work with international EA chapters (e.g., book clubs)
  • Setting up recruitment strategy and evaluating the outcomes
  • Identifying and sending recruiting emails to passive candidates and following up when necessary
  • Maintaining organized databases with potential candidates’ data
  • Looking for qualified candidates for hard-to-fill charity ideas (e.g., tobacco taxation)
  • Engaging with EA and idea-specific organizations to establish mutual relationship in sharing candidates
  • Participating in local EA events and helping organize events focused on recruitment
  • Assisting incubated charities with recruitment advice and strategy
Our culture
​CE is a welcoming and scientific working environment. We believe that friendliness, a focus on evidence base, critical thinking, and kindness are key workplace values. We offer a lot of team socials, both in person (in London) and online, and have a connected community.
CE has a start-up culture. This means creativity, casual attire, hard work, flexibility, and task diversity. You will be expected to have a strong work ethic, but we offer a flexible working schedule. 10% of your time can be devoted to personal development and learning, including fairly extensive internal and external training.
Our employees tend to learn a lot and wear many hats. Our team is obsessed with spreadsheets, often has long psychological chats at lunch, and is highly EA-aligned. We have managed to maintain an entrepreneurial spirit despite our growing team size (10 → ~15). We have office space in London and Berlin, but also consider talented remote applicants.

What we offer
  • A time-effective and cross-applicably useful job application process (even if you are not hired)
  • A job that has a huge impact on the world
  • A supportive and welcoming work environment
  • The chance to shape the direction, goals, and achievement of the organization
  • Huge opportunity for learning and growth and a heavy focus on training in cross-applicable communication skills. 
  • Flexible working schedule and 30 paid days off per year
  • Experience working at an early-stage nonprofit start-up
  • Community of talented, dedicated, and like-minded EAs
  • High levels of intellectual challenges 
  • For the right employee, more perks and benefits could be included
  • Salary and moving costs are flexible depending on employee needs and fall between 25-50k USD
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 did not meet all the criteria and trained them up in the needed skills. We have also seen great applicants nearly rule themselves out before applying. We are looking for baseline abilities and mindset more so than specific backgrounds.
What we need
We’re looking for someone who:
  • Knows the effective altruism movement well and feels confident communicating to an effective altruism audience
  • Is passionate about quickly learning new skills
  • Is excited and willing to work across the cause areas our program focuses on (animal advocacy, global health, effective altruism, mental health, and family planning)
  • Has experience in a communications context (e.g., running an EA chapter or a communications job)
  • Has experience as a headhunter, recruiter, or similar
  • Excellent communication abilities (particularly when making cold calls and sending recruiting emails)
  • Has experience in using LinkedIn recruitment tools
  • Able to work flexibly in a small team and have a positive influence on the teams they work in and around
  • Is able to move to and work in London (exceptions may be made for excellent applicants who do not meet this criterion)
  • Highly impact-driven with a very strong work ethic as well as able to work in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment. 
  • Feels excited to work in this role and feels as though it is a great fit

Bonus points for:
  • Extensive experience working in effective altruism (volunteering, independent projects, internships, and jobs all count)
  • Experience founding nonprofits or for-profits or background with a GiveWell-recommended or CE-incubated charity
  • Background in fast moving and/or quantitative workplaces (e.g., tech startups, consulting, finance) 
  • Extensive experience in recruitment and headhunting 
We aim to make our application process time effective and beneficial to the applicant in thinking through career options. We are able to give feedback to candidates who get relatively far in the process. 
  • The application deadline is February 15, 2022 
  • Expected hours: Full-time
  • Location: London or remote
  • Fill out this form to apply
  • The top candidates will be contacted for the first-stage interview

The application process will involve 4 stages: submitting application form, initial interview, test task, final interview, and sometimes a reference check. We hope to have the application process completed by mid March. Ideally, the candidate would begin onboarding as soon afterwards as possible. If you are interested in multiple roles within CE, please use the application form for your first choice. You will later have the option to indicate interest in other roles.
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

Time commitment: Full time

Applications due: 2022-02-15

  • Category Other
  • Created by Ula Zarosa
  • Submitted 25 Jan
  • Last updated 25 Jan