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Recruiting now: Finance & Fundraising Manager
Recruiting now; apply by 9am (UK time) on Thursday the 16th of May.
Would you like to work for us while gaining experience in non-profit operations? If so, we encourage you to apply to join our Graduate Volunteer Scheme as Finance and Fundraising Manager, via this form:
In this role, you would work closely with the director of our Operations division, which supports the different organisations within the Centre for Effective Alruism, including 80,000 Hours and Giving What We Can (see http://centreforeffectivealtruism.org/ .) If you work for us you’ll be part of a focused team of intelligent, enthusiastic, driven colleagues. Everyone involved in CEA is passionate about their work, making the office an inspiring place to be.
You would have significant responsibility for all aspects of their finances and fundraising activities, and thus gain experience that would be hard to beat if you later wish to apply for jobs in these areas. You would work on fundraising with Will Crouch, the co-founder of both Giving What We Can and 80,000 Hours.
The intern currently doing this role has helped write budgets, set up a new charity in the US, and create financial procedures and book-keeping systems almost from scratch. In doing so, he’s made a major difference to the success of CEA - if you follow him, you would do so too.
Our Graduate Volunteer Scheme is a long-term internship based in Oxford. We provide accommodation and expenses based on financial need; as you would be doing an important job for a significant period, we would make sure it didn’t leave you out of pocket by providing free accommodation in a house with other interns and up to £10 a day in expenses. The scheme has proved very popular with our current interns, with a stimulating and dedicated atmosphere in the office and a lively and welcoming community outside office hours. Perhaps the strongest evidence of this is that many have extended their stays repeatedly; our current finance intern increased his stint from two months to ten. If you wished to discuss what the Graduate Volunteer Scheme is like with a current intern, we’d be happy to put you in touch after you apply.
We are looking for someone who cares about the mission of CEA, and is keen to work hard to help it succeed. The length of your internship would be negotiable, but we would strongly prefer you to commit (informally) to staying for at least six months - however please apply even if you can only do less. A good head for numbers and strong spreadsheet skills are essential.
If you think you might meet these criteria, please use the link below to apply - the deadline for this is 9am (UK time) on Thursday the 16th of May, though it’d be helpful if you can apply earlier than this.. It won’t take long, so we encourage you to do so now - we look forward to hearing from you!
80,000 Hours is devoted to giving people the tools they need to make the world a better place through their careers. We’re expanding rapidly and developing new content, services and ways of improving career choice. At 80,000 Hours we believe that people’s careers affect the world more than any other choice they make, and it’s worth getting them right.
80,000 Hours is part of the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA), a young and fast-expanding charity based in Oxford. CEA is committed to making the world a better place in a considered, evidence-based way.
You’ll be part of a focused team of intelligent, enthusiastic, driven colleagues. Everyone involved in CEA is passionate about their work, making the office an inspiring place to be. Because we’re growing so quickly, there is lots of room for your responsibilities to develop as we expand.
You might also be interested in a volunteer position at our sister organisation, Giving What We Can.
Looking for Talent!
We are especially, but not exclusively, interested in applicants with experience in web design, research, communications, finance, office logistics, technology, and human resources in addition to the advertised roles. Any successful applicant will be heavily involved in shaping their own roles.
We offer internships covering living costs in Oxford. These typically start at 2 or 6 months, but there is a possibility for extension and some of our employees began as interns. Your chances of being offered an internship are greatly increased if you can secure your own funding, for example through scholarships and fundraising.
Because we are a young and growing organisation, there is lots of room for your responsibilities to develop as we expand.
How to apply
If you would like to explore the possibility of interning with us, please indicate your interest via this form. Please note that we do not have many opportunities for internships until September 2013. We will keep a record of your interest and contact you when we have opportunities, but you may not hear for us until around June 2013, when we will be recruiting interns from September onwards.
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