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We’re looking for a generalist who’s enthusiastic about building smart systems to keep our organization running smoothly, and who’s able to create a professional environment where everyone can contribute maximally to our mission of improving the quality of the long-term future.

In this role, you’ll work at the heart of our organization. You’ll help us host high-impact events, build a productive workplace, expand and maintain our multinational corporate structure, and continually learn and improve as an organization. You’ll assume a broad range of responsibilities and work on a set of challenging and diverse tasks right from the start. In the process, you’ll rapidly acquire skills and knowledge from a variety of business domains that you can apply across many industries. You’ll become part of our team of intellectually curious, hard-working, and caring people who are all truly driven to make the biggest difference they can.


You will:

Core Responsibilities

You will work in at least two out of the following areas:

Although you’ll mainly work as a generalist, you can specialize in any field of operations that you’re interested in. This way, you’ll be able to contribute to several sub-departments, including accounting and finance, administration and logistics, donations and grantmaking, HR and management, and legal matters. We periodically review the allocation of responsibilities within the operations department to match our team members’ skills and interests.


We’re looking for generalists who strive to have the biggest impact they can. Ideally, applicants have several of the following characteristics:

We do not require applicants to have specific degrees in specific fields. Administrative and management experience can be a valuable asset. German language proficiency is a significant plus.

Additional Information

Application Process

About the Effective Altruism Foundation

Our Mission

Our mission is to identify cooperative and effective strategies to reduce involuntary suffering. While we prioritize the reduction of suffering, we also put great value on happiness, flourishing, and fulfilling people’s life goals. We are committed to pursuing positive-sum strategies and respecting the values of others to reap mutual gains from trade and collaboration.

Currently, this means we facilitate research aimed at finding strategies to prevent s-risks, and build a community of exceptional people with the commitment and capabilities to put these strategies into practice—both as part of their careers and their giving.

Our Culture

We are a small team of intellectually curious, hard-working, and compassionate people who care deeply about averting risks of astronomical suffering. In order to achieve that ambitious goal, we strictly prioritize what to pursue as an organization and as individuals. Getting the right answer and getting things done are the two main drivers behind our work.

Whenever we have identified current priority goals, we work hard to achieve them. Getting exceptional results often requires improving both ourselves and our organization. We encourage everybody to question the status quo and take initiative wherever it’s needed.

We set goals together and leave it up to the individual to pursue them autonomously. We want everybody to own their area of responsibility. At the organizational level, we value flexibility, as areas of responsibility can change frequently due to new priorities and opportunities.

While this can make for an intense working environment, we also put great value on self-care and mutual support. We are in this for the long haul, and we strive to always be cognizant of that fact as individuals. This role is your opportunity to become a crucial part of that journey.