Effective Giving Global Coordinator and Incubator

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About the role

Giving What We Can (GWWC) is seeking an International Effective Giving Coordinator and Incubator to help us support the global effective giving community and the development of new effective giving initiatives.

You will work closely with our current team and international partners to coordinate and support effective giving efforts worldwide.

You will report directly to the Executive Director, regularly consult with an advisory board, and collaborate with our team to support collaboration between existing initiatives, and to incubate new ones.

Ultimately your work helps ensure that highly effective charities have the resources they need so that they can focus on saving and significantly improving lives now and for generations to come.

About Giving What We Can

Giving What We Can is a community of effective givers. We aim to create a culture where people are inspired to give more, and give more effectively. We help donors to find the world’s most pressing problems and identify the best charities working to solve them. We are best known for the Giving What We Can Pledge where over 8,000 people have pledged to give over 10% of their income to high impact charities. Our members have pledged over $3bn and donated over $300 million.


  • Coordinating with international partners and organisations to expand the reach and impact of effective giving initiatives
  • Supporting new effective giving initiatives and programs to get the resources and connections they need
  • Supporting the growth and development of existing effective giving initiatives, and identifying and supporting coordination and collaboration opportunities among them
  • Collaborating with our team and partners to create resources and materials to support effective giving efforts worldwide
  • Representing the organisation in international settings, building relationships and communicating the mission
  • Staying up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of effective altruism and its global impact, and sharing this information across the network of effective giving organisations
  • Collating, editing, writing, and producing content about effective giving and effective altruism that is appropriate for the context and audience. Examples might include blog posts, newsletters, website pages or social media content.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the impact of initiatives and programs to coordinate and incubate effective giving projects

About you

You are passionate about effective giving, excited by our values, and are highly motivated about supporting the growth of effective giving projects around the world. You have experience in program development, management, and/or project coordination. You are able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

You have a strong network of international contacts and are committed to growing the reach and impact of effective giving efforts worldwide. You are a good listener and communicator and have the ability to form positive relationships with international partners and organisations. You see yourself thriving in a varied role, where in a given week you may be responsible for relationships with major stakeholders, as well as for completion of routine, behind-the-scenes tasks.

Essential skills, traits and experience

  • A passion for making the world a better place
  • Proven track record in program development, management, and/or project coordination
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to form positive relationships across cultures and demographics in different countries
  • Strong knowledge of the fields of effective giving and effective altruism
  • Ability to manage and prioritise competing tasks to focus on the most important and impactful work.

Desirable skills, traits and experience

  • Fluency in multiple languages
  • Experience working in or with multiple markets and adapting to different contexts
  • Network of international contacts within effective giving and effective altruism
  • Experience leading or working with effective giving organisations
  • Experience getting things done in different cultural contexts, such as relevant independent travel, work, or volunteer experience.

Confidence can hold us back. Keep in mind there is no such thing as a perfect candidate. If you are excited about this role and think that you might be a great fit, we encourage you to apply!

Salary, benefits and location

We have a preference for a full-time role but are open to part time, job share, and contractor arrangements. Location is flexible provided the candidate can attend regular meetings compatible with various time zones (most of our core team are based in Europe and Australia with partners, stakeholders and affiliates all over the world). In general, do not let your location or timezone hold you back from applying.

Salary for full-time candidates based in Oxford, UK is £50,400-£73,000 depending on experience, with some flexibility above this range for an exceptional candidate. Salaries for candidates who prefer to work remotely will be decided based on location and skills.

UK benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible work hours, a £1,000 annual training budget, extended parental leave, ergonomic equipment, a 3% pension contribution, and 25 days of paid vacation. We have similar benefits in the US.

Giving What We Can is a project of the Effective Ventures group, the umbrella term for Effective Ventures Foundation (England and Wales registered charity number 1149828, registered company number 07962181, and also a Netherlands registered tax-deductible entity ANBI 825776867) and Effective Ventures Foundation USA, Inc. (a section 501(c)(3) public charity in the USA, EIN 47-1988398). We have partner organisations in various countries where this role could be based.

Application closed

This application is now closed.

Our hiring process involves 6 stages (applicants will be compensated for their time spent on stages 2-5):

  1. An initial application form (~20-90 minutes to complete)
  2. A short written work test (~1-2 hours to complete)
  3. A longer work trial (~3-10 hours)
  4. 1-2 interviews, online over Zoom (~30-60 minutes)
  5. A final interview, online over Zoom (~30-60 minutes)
  6. Reference checks

We are aiming to conduct follow up interviews and work tests during March 9-22 and hope to find a candidate who can start by May 16.

Please contact if you have questions or need special accommodations.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organisation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We are happy to make any reasonable accommodations necessary to welcome all to our workplace. Please contact us to discuss adjustments to the application process.