EA for Jews

Effective altruism for jews

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We are hiring our first paid staff and recruiting volunteers — apply here today!

Ea for jews

The team at EA for Jews is growing — apply now!

Effective Altruism for Jews is a global community of Jews coming together to help tackle the world’s most pressing problems effectively and share EA ideas within our Jewish communities. 

For the past year, our founding members have been hard at work, volunteering their time to build the organisation and secure initial funding. Now we’re looking to grow our team with our first ever paid staff and exciting new volunteer positions, taking us to the next level by developing exciting programs and building deeper connections with Jewish and EA communities around the world. By joining the team, you will have the opportunity to shape a young, growing organisation, build your skills, and contribute to the project of effective altruism! 

We are seeking a Managing Director to lead the organisation forward, as well as a Fellowship Lead, Community Manager, Communications Lead and Resources Lead. For those who would like to get involved but have less time available, we are also seeking volunteers to assist (rather than lead) the Fellowship, Communications and Resources Teams. All roles are flexible, remote, and part-time. Thanks to a generous grant from the Effective Altruism Infrastructure Fund, we can provide funding for some roles, with the potential for full-time work in the near future. Apply here by May 22, 11:59 EST and reach out with any questions to shalom@eaforjews.org.

Key details:

  • We are planning to fill at least two of these roles, each described in greater detail below: 
  • We are also recruiting volunteers to support (rather than lead) one or more of the above teams (see here); with even 1-2 hrs/wk you can make a big contribution to our work. 
  • All positions are part-time for now (starting in summer), and full-time is possible in future
  • All positions are remote with flexible working hours
  • For paid roles, compensation will be in the range of $15-25 USD per hour, depending on the role, previous experience and other factors 
  • Initial contracts are for 6 months, with plans to seek further funding
  • Apply here by May 22, 11:59 EST 
  • Know someone who should apply? Use this form to refer them – we offer a $100 bonus if you refer someone we end up hiring (conditions apply)

We are committed to building a diverse applicant pool. There is some evidence suggesting that individuals from underrepresented groups tend to underestimate their abilities. We do not want the application process to dissuade potential candidates. We strongly encourage interested candidates to apply regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, physical ability, educational background, socioeconomic status, etc.

About the role:

Managing Director

As Managing Director, you will shape and oversee all EA for Jews programmes, operations, and strategies. This is an entrepreneurial role that involves taking a young and exciting organisation through the early stages of its development to realise its potential impact and scale. You’ll have the opportunity to grow the community by coordinating initiatives that share EA ideas with Jewish groups around the world. You will also nurture our growing community and help members — new and existing members alike — to explore how they can maximise their impact. 

As EA for Jews’ first paid staff, you’ll have significant autonomy and a tremendous impact as you guide the direction of EA for Jews over the next year and beyond. You will work closely with the EA for Jews co-founders (Ben Schifman and George Rosenfeld), the Centre for Effective Altruism, other faith group organisers and highly engaged EA for Jews members and volunteers.

Please note that we are currently hiring for various positions and that your future team composition depends on the fit of the applicants.

Why you should apply:

  • You will have the chance to build a Jewish community dedicated to doing the most good 
  • You will be doing meaningful work and will be able to see your impact first-hand 
  • You will build career capital by gaining experience in leadership, decision-making, communication, management and more
  • You will have a lot of flexibility in shaping your role and work life

About you:

We expect a successful candidate to:

  • Be passionate about helping others to do the most good
  • Have a high familiarity with both EA ideas and Jewish communities
  • Have strong social skills to motivate people and engage community members
  • Work well both independently and in a team
  • Be strategic, entrepreneurial and output-driven to proactively identify new opportunities and launch new projects
  • Be fluent in English

Fulfilling these additional criteria is not required but would be highly beneficial:

  • Prior experience in movement building
  • Prior experience with volunteer management
  • Strong network within the EA community
About the role:

Fellowship Lead

EA for Jews aims to create an introductory fellowship program, similar to The Introductory EA Program from the Centre for Effective Altruism, to present EA topics through a Jewish lens. We hope that this program can be rolled out to hundreds of Jews each year. 

In addition, we are also exploring a B’nai Mitzvah fellowship to make EA a part of the traditional charity portion of the B’nai Mitzvah experience.

We would like someone with a deep understanding of both Judaism and EA to conduct research and work with our volunteers and community to draft the content for one or both of these programs, collecting Jewish and EA sources and ultimately producing the material to be used in these programs. We would also be keen for someone to help run a ‘pilot’ of one or both programs. 

Why you should apply:

  • You will help build exciting programs which reach hundreds of Jews, helping to bring EA ideas to the Jewish community so we can maximise our impact through tzedakah and career decisions
  • Your work will have great purpose and you will be motivated by witnessing your impact  first-hand 
  • You will build career capital by gaining experience in EA research, Jewish studies, project management, writing, communication, and more
  • You will have a lot of flexibility in shaping your role and work life

 

About you:

We expect a successful candidate to:

  • Be passionate about helping others to do the most good
  • Have a high familiarity with relevant ideas in EA and Judaism
  • Have strong written and communication skills to present ideas in a clear and compelling way to introductory fellows
  • Be fluent in English
  • (Preferable) Have some experience writing, leading and/or taking an EA fellowship 
About the role:

Community manager

As our community grows, we expect a community manager to play an increasingly important role in ensuring that people who are new to the movement feel at home and that people who have been around for longer are well-supported to maximise their impact. 

We expect the role to include reaching out to community members, developing and maintaining meaningful relationships, onboarding people into various voluntary roles, and implementing strategies to keep engagement high over time.

Why you should apply:

  • You will help build the EA Jewish community and allow Jews to maximise their impact
  • You will build career capital by gaining experience in community-building, communication, people management and more
  • Your work will have great purpose and you will be motivated by witnessing your impact  first-hand 
  • You will develop meaningful relationships with dozens of people across the EA for Jews community which will stay with you beyond the role
  • You will have a lot of flexibility in shaping your role and work life

 

About you:

We expect a successful candidate to:

  • Be passionate about helping others to do the most good
  • Have a high familiarity with both EA ideas and Jewish communities
  • Have strong social skills to build relationships and engage community members
  • Work well both independently and in a team
  • Be fluent in English

Fulfilling these additional criteria is not required but would be highly beneficial:

  • Prior experience in movement building
  • Prior experience with volunteer management
  • Strong network within the EA community
  • Willingness to commit to the role on a part-time basis for at least 1 year
About the role:

Communications Lead

EA for Jews has a website, a blog, a Facebook page, a Facebook group and a newsletter. We are looking for someone who can coordinate these channels and ensure they are continually providing high-quality content to engage our audience. 

This role could include soliciting blog posts from volunteers, creating or editing new content, sharing relevant posts from other sources, scheduling posts and announcements through various channels and testing new strategies to increase community engagement.

We believe this role will be valuable as providing this content will appeal to Jews in a way that standard EA content doesn’t and may ultimately attract and retain Jewish EAs who otherwise might not be as engaged or engaged at all.

Why you should apply:

  • You will help build the effective altruist Jewish community, helping that community do the most good it can in the world
  • You will build career capital by gaining experience in social media, communication, and more
  • Your work will have great purpose and you will be motivated by witnessing your impact  first-hand 
  • You will have a lot of flexibility in shaping your role and work life

 

About you:

We expect a successful candidate to:

  • Be passionate about helping others to do the most good
  • Have a high familiarity with relevant ideas in EA and Judaism
  • Have strong written and communication skills, including familiarity with social media 
  • Have a good strategic sense for fostering engagement through various online channels
  • Be fluent in English
About the role:

Resources Lead

One key objective of EA for Jews is to reach out to Jewish communities around the world, introducing key EA ideas through a Jewish lens. This could involve speaking to synagogues, youth movements, university groups, high schools and other channels. In order to do this, we need a set of quality content which we can use to introduce key concepts and guide deeper exploration. This could include: introductory presentations for different audiences, resources for key Jewish holidays and source sheets looking at Jewish perspectives on EA themes.

Our Resources Lead will be in charge of creating these resources and ensuring they are tailored towards what is most useful for volunteers and ambassadors on the ground. We believe that it will be particularly valuable, since it will allow us to introduce EA to new audiences in a cultural framework which will make them especially likely to engage. 

Why you should apply:

  • You will help share valuable EA ideas with Jewish communities, so that they can increase their impact in the world and this mindset can become normalised
  • You will build career capital by gaining experience in written and verbal communication, outreach strategy, and more
  • Your work will have great purpose and you will be motivated by witnessing your impact  first-hand 
  • You will have a lot of flexibility in shaping your role and work life

 

About you:

We expect a successful candidate to:

  • Be passionate about helping others to do the most good
  • Have a high familiarity with relevant ideas in EA and Judaism
  • Have strong written and communication skills, ideally including basic presentation design
  • Have a good strategic sense for effectively communicating EA ideas to a range of audiences
  • Be fluent in English
About the role:

Other team members

In addition to the lead roles laid out above, we are also recruiting volunteers to support one or more of these teams. These roles will be lower commitment and could include: helping the Fellowships Lead design and implement an initial program, providing and posting content alongside the Communications Lead and/or supporting the Resources Lead to create quality content for our members to use in their communities. 

 

These roles will be flexible and will involve working with other members of the EA for Jews team. We recommend detailing the sorts of things you’d be interested in doing when you fill out your application.

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