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The Centre for Effective Altruism is looking for a Director of Development

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6 Feb 2014

We are looking for a Director of Development to join our team in Oxford! The right candidate would play a vital role growing and sustaining the donor base that enables Giving What We Can and our sister charity 80,000 Hours to serve their charitable missions. You can read more about the role below. If you're interested in this opportunity please apply here by 28th February (and if you know anyone else who might be interested, we encourage you to pass this opportunity on to them).

Note that this is just one of many job and internship opportunities that are available with our parent charity, the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) - for a full list, see here. See also our description of why CEA is an excellent place to work.


Details of the role

CEA is a young and rapidly growing charity which has grown to a £300,000 annual budget over 18 months. We are located in central Oxford and affiliated with Oxford University. As described above, in this role you'll be fundraising for both Giving What We Can and the other innovative organisation that is part of CEA - 80,000 Hours. CEA has a track record of incubating new charitable projects and is continuing to expand into new areas.

In order to meet its growth targets CEA has set the ambitious goal of raising an extra £150,000 over the next year. Currently CEA is funded primarily by 'high net worth' individuals, but also by a number of medium-sized donors and grants.

For this role we are interested in people with previous experience in fundraising, in particular the following activities:

  • Writing fundraising materials (e.g. pitching projects).
  • Grant writing.
  • Identifying, establishing and building relationships with major donors.
  • More general donor relationship management.

The ideal candidate would also have a degree, be a fast and compelling writer, cope well with stress, and be keen to work with a young team in a startup environment.

Contract details: We would be willing to pay up to £40,000, depending on experience.

Sounds brilliant! What next?

For more details on this and the other roles we are recruiting for, see here. Note that as well as employees, we are also always looking for interns to join us on our popular Graduate Volunteer Scheme.

You can apply here for this and the other jobs that we are recruiting for. The deadline for applications is 28th February 2014 at 5pm GMT. If you have any questions at any stage of the process, please contact

We look forward to one of you joining us soon!