Open Philanthropy is looking for a recruiting coordinator 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:
- Proactively sourcing candidates by advertising our roles to new audiences, reaching out to prospective candidates, requesting referrals, and conducting introductory calls with potential candidates to answer questions about Open Philanthropy.
- Supporting active hiring rounds. This could include handling candidate communications, reviewing applications, blinding and/or grading work tests, conducting phone screens with candidates, scheduling interviews, conducting references, and ensuring stakeholders stay informed at key stages.
- 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).
ho might be a good fit
We think you might be a great fit for this work if you:
- Work in a way that is consistent with our operating values of ownership, openness, calibration and inclusiveness.
- Are conscientious and attentive to detail — you’ll obsess over maintaining a clean candidate pipeline and make sure (almost) nothing falls through the cracks.
- Are bothered by unnecessary bureaucracy, and constantly seek out improvements and question the status quo in pursuit of a better system.
- Are excited to learn the ins and outs of recruitment at a growing, mission-driven organization.
- 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.
- Are interested in developing project management skills.
Above all, we are looking for people motivated to contribute to our mission of helping others as much as we can with the resources available to us. Whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this role would make you excited to come to work every day.
- 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 East Coast 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 $84,303.19, which includes a base salary of $73,307.12 and an unconditional 401(k) grant of $10,996.07, 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 July), 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].