Salary: The salary range for this position is $90,000 to $120,000 annually. Our salaries are competitive with peer organizations like private foundations, academic institutions/think tanks, and the World Bank, and are benchmarked for the cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area, where GiveWell is based. We adjust the salaries of remote employees based on the federal geographic location adjustment database.
Location: New York City or Oakland, California are preferred. Full-time remote work is possible. As a general rule, requests to work remotely will usually be allowed for locations that are within three hours of the Pacific Time Zone. Exceptions to the time zone rule may be made in rare circumstances.
Flexibility: We support and encourage flexible working, including flexible hours, regular work-from-home days, part-time work patterns, and periodic remote-work stints. The majority of our staff, including senior management, work flexibly in one way or another.
Visas: Please note that for this position, we're currently not accepting applications from candidates who need authorization to work in the U.S.
Timeline: We're reviewing applications on a rolling basis.
GiveWell is motivated by the simple question: how can we do as much good as possible?
In our efforts to answer this question, our researchers search for and recommend outstanding philanthropic giving opportunities. We focus on global health and poverty alleviation programs in the lowest-income parts of the world because that is where we've found we can have the greatest impact, according to our criteria.
Our primary impact is directing funding to our recommended charities. We rigorously vet and recommend a short list of top charities that meet our criteria of being evidence-backed, cost-effective, transparent, and in need of more funding. Our nine current top charities work on death-averting and life-improving programs.
We continuously review our giving recommendations, and this analysis is available, for free, on our website. Based on our recommendations, donors have given more than $800 million to our recommended programs since our founding in 2007. In 2020 alone, GiveWell donors contributed more than $170 million to our recommendations, which we estimate will avert between 29,000 and 48,000 deaths and provide parasitic worm treatments for over 12 million children.
We also direct funding to other promising opportunities, such as projects whose impact is less directly measurable but might be even greater than that of our recommended charities.
We are expanding our team with the goal of scaling up our research and directing more money to high-impact programs. Our Data and Technology Project Managers are integral to the success of our mission to move hundreds of millions of dollars to the best giving opportunities we can find.
GiveWell is growing quickly, as are the needs of our staff for excellent technical support and infrastructure. We need you to join forces with our existing Data & Technology Project Manager to maintain and improve GiveWell’s current technical systems, find and implement new technical solutions, manage and oversee the work of external contractors, and respond to ad-hoc requests from staff.
You’ll work on projects related to our Salesforce database, donations processing, software integrations, website, and other technical systems that support and optimize our operations, help us scale, and improve our staff and donor experiences. Projects will be split between you and our existing Data & Technology Project Manager. We’re still a small team, so you can expect to own your projects and influence the direction of our tech team and infrastructure as we grow. You’ll split your time between large projects and day-to-day tasks.
Ideally, you have all of the following characteristics. However, many excellent candidates will have only some of the characteristics below. We encourage you to apply if you would use the majority of these characteristics to describe yourself:
Other desirable skills, experience, or characteristics:
Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. Here’s a secret: there's no such thing as a "perfect" candidate. GiveWell is looking for exceptional people who want to make a positive impact through their work and help create an organization where everyone can thrive. So whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this role would make you excited to come to work every day.
Apply here: https://www.givewell.org/about/jobs/data-technology-project-manager-application. We only accept applications through our website. You may also send additional material, such as a letter of recommendation, to support your application; this is not required. Please send those materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We plan to respond to all submissions. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of our dedication to the diversity of our staff, GiveWell is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to making employment decisions based on merit and value. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing Equal Employment Opportunities, as well as all laws related to terms and conditions of employment. We desire to maintain a work environment free of harassment or discrimination due to sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, citizenship, physical or mental disability, marital status, familial status, ethnicity, ancestry, status as a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, age, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Salary: The salary range for this position is $90,000 to $120,000 annually. Our salaries are competitive with peer organizations like private foundations, academic institutions/think tanks, and the World Bank, and are benchmarked for the cost…