Remote / Work from Home
- $70,000 - $90,000 per year FTE
- Job posted on: 20th Nov 2023
- Applications close:
Remote / Work from Home
Effective Altruism Australia (EAA) exists to support Australians in tackling the world’s most pressing problems. We do this by supporting Australians to donate to alleviate global poverty and tackle climate change, as well as supporting the Australian effective altruism community more broadly.
Beyond EAA, there are a lot of exciting things happening in effective altruism (EA) in Australia. Australia has the fourth largest effective altruist community in the world with hundreds of passionate individuals, and over 20 local, university, and cause-specific groups. The community punches above its weight in people doing highly impactful work, including local teams tackling challenges like policy advocacy and climate change, as well as many individuals doing important global work from Australia.
Events are an essential element of a thriving and impactful community. For example, the annual EAGx conference brings together hundreds of Australian EAs each year to build new connections, learn about job opportunities, and sometimes found new projects. The annual retreat for 25+ local organisers is a time to improve their strategies and learn new skills to then bring back to their local groups.
Effective Altruism Australia (EAA) is hiring an Events and Community Manager to play a leading role in running the EAGxAustralia annual conference, as well as many other valuable events in Australia. You will report to, and work closely with the Head of Community at EAA.
Thoughtful, smooth, well-run events facilitate all of the above, increasing the number of people inspired by the ideas of effective altruism, and having an outsized impact with their career and donations.
The role includes organising the annual EAGx Australia conference. The conference is consistently listed as one of the most impactful community events by the ~300 attendees. The successful candidate will take on some of the following: leading the event management and logistics, crafting impactful and engaging programming (e.g. content, speakers, etc.), managing the contractors and activating volunteers involved in making the conference happen and reducing overhead costs by implementing efficient event logistics systems.
In addition to EAGx, the successful candidate will take on many of the following areas of responsibility:
Retreats and strategy days:
Events training and resources:
Our culture – as a small but growing organisation, we strive to create a culture that is:
Working with us also has the following benefits:
Effective Altruism Australia is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Effective Altruism Australia are based on organisational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, colour, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Effective Altruism Australia will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Effective Altruism Australia encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply.
To apply, please complete the application form by clicking the "Apply Now" button and attach your resume/LinkedIn profile. You do not need to complete a cover letter, but instead will be asked several relevant questions. If have any questions, feel free to contact Elliot Teperman via [email protected] using the subject line: Events and Community Manager - Remote enquiry via EthicalJobs.
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete an interview and paid work samples. We will notify you at each stage whether you advance in the process. The work sample will be of a general nature and within the scope of the job role. It is designed to test your ability and subject-area competence rather than as functional work for EAA.
We are hiring for both an Events and Community Manager role and a Community Manager/Director role. However, we will only hire for one of these roles due to funding constraints. We believe an exceptional candidate in either of these roles will fill an important need at EAA and are seeking applications for both types of roles.
The Centre for Effective Altruism is funding part of the role as part of their Community Building Grants program, so approval for appointment will be contingent upon CEA’s endorsement.
If you found this role and it’s not quite right for you, then you might be interested in our other role of Community Manager/Director.
If you know anyone who might fit these roles well, please send it to them. You never know when someone might want to make the switch to a new organisation that’s trying to do as much good as possible.
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Remote / Work from Home