Open Philanthropy is looking for one or more recruiters to help scale our organization. We are currently a ~50-person team giving away over $450 million per year. We plan to more than double both our giving and our headcount over the coming years. We are working to identify and address the largest drivers of both present-day suffering and risk to future generations. We believe we have an opportunity to make measurable progress on some of the most important and neglected problems facing the world today, and think hiring the right people over the coming years will be critical for helping us reach our potential as an organization.
About the role
You would work to help Open Philanthropy reach its ambitious growth targets over the coming years while improving how we hire. Your core responsibilities would include:
- Developing Open Philanthropy’s strategy for proactive candidate outreach and pipeline building, with a focus on helping Open Philanthropy reach out to a broader and more diverse set of candidates.
- Helping hiring managers and teams at Open Philanthropy to hire top talent as seamlessly as possible. You would be project managing the hiring process for several rounds at a time and managing all candidate-facing communications for your rounds (e.g. doing informational calls and screening interviews with candidates, answering their questions by email, etc.).
- Maintaining and improving internal hiring systems. You would start out by taking over specific repeated processes (e.g. running and analyzing the candidate survey), and eventually might take ownership of one or more big-picture areas of our work (e.g. creating a roadmap for improving the end-to-end candidate experience and executing on it).
That said, it’s hard to predict everything that you might be doing — we’re a rapidly growing organization, and expect all staff to be flexible about what they work on and put contributing to our mission first.
About the Recruiting Team
We are a small, in-house recruiting team. Over the next 6-12 months, our immediate high-level goals include:
- Helping Open Philanthropy hire — a lot. We’re aiming to nearly double our staff size over the next year.
- Building the infrastructure necessary for Open Philanthropy to tackle a much higher volume of hiring on an ongoing basis while improving both candidate and hiring manager experience.
- Working to increase the diversity of Open Philanthropy’s talent pipelines and staff.
- Refining our hiring process to make sure we are reliably capturing the organization’s evolving understanding of what factors most contribute to success at Open Philanthropy.
In the future, we think some of our key metrics will include: time to hire, pipeline diversity, success in sourcing candidates who would have been unlikely to otherwise apply, and backward-looking hiring manager satisfaction with the hire they made (e.g. after one year).
Who might be a good fit
We are open to making multiple hires and think people from a variety of backgrounds could be great fits for our team. Past recruiting experience is a plus but not a requirement for consideration. We’d also be excited to speak with candidates who have experience in systems design and architecture, product management, operations at a start-up, effective altruism community building and/or complex stakeholder and project management at a rapidly growing organization.
We think you might be a great fit for this work if you:
- Like to move fast, get things done and prioritize aggressively.
- Are able to build connections with people, and think you can represent Open Phil positively and accurately to people with a wide range of backgrounds and levels of familiarity with our work. Past experience coming up with creative ways of sourcing and engaging talent is a bonus.
- Enjoy thinking about people, and figuring out what they’d be good at and where they could contribute — we’re often trying to take a broad view of each candidate and trying to figure out what the ideal role for them might look like taking the entire organization’s needs into account (similar to the attitude described here).
- Get granular about systems; you’re skilled at breaking complex workflows down and taking them apart to make sure they’re working as well as possible.
- Are conscientious and attentive to detail — you’ll obsess over maintaining a clean candidate pipeline and make sure (almost) nothing falls through the cracks.
- Prefer to work in an environment with a culture of rapid execution and 80/20 solutions. We’re looking for you to spot opportunities for low-hanging improvements we can iterate on and implement as quickly as possible (we usually can’t afford to wait until we have time to make everything “perfect”).
We don’t think it’s necessary to have every quality described above to the same degree — in fact, we anticipate we’re more likely to hire a few people who “spike” on some subset of our work than a single person who could do all of it. If you’re excited about helping Open Philanthropy build a world-class talent function and think there’s a role you’d like to perform on our team, we’d love to hear from you.
- This is a full-time position. We are flexible on work hours and location, provided you are able to have at least 5 hours overlap with EST working hours. Unfortunately, we are not able to sponsor visas for this role, but are happy to consider hiring a candidate lacking U.S. work authorization to work remotely abroad.
- The baseline compensation for this role is $104,132.47, which includes a base salary of $90,549.97 and an unconditional 401(k) grant of $13,582.50, with additional consideration on compensation and title given for exceptional experience.
- This compensation assumes a remote work location; there will be upwards adjustments for candidates based in Washington D.C. or the San Francisco Bay Area.
- We would ideally like a candidate to begin as soon as possible after receiving an offer (likely in June), but we are willing to wait if the best candidate can only start later.
- We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including full health, dental, vision and life insurance, flexible work hours and location, and a stipend for ergonomic equipment.
We aim to employ people with many different experiences, perspectives and backgrounds who share our passion for accomplishing as much good as we can. We are committed to creating an environment where all employees have the opportunity to succeed, and we do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. We particularly encourage applications from people of color and people from low- and middle-income countries.
If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, or have any other questions about applying, please contact [email protected]