We’re looking for a Director of Fundraising and a Finance Manager!

Hopefully you’ve seen by now that 80,000 Hours is hiring!

In addition to the positions advertised previously, we’re also looking for a Finance Manager and Director of Fundraising. Both would be full-time paid positions based in Oxford, and you’d be working across both 80,000 Hours and our sister organisation Giving What We Can.

For more information on why you should work for us, see our recent blog post or the recruitment page. To apply, fill out this form. The deadline for all positions is Friday 16th August at 5pm GMT.

For the jobs listed below, the starting salary will be between £15,000 and £30,000 a year, depending on skills and experience. All roles are based at our office in Oxford, in a building shared with academics from the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and the Future of Humanity Institute. We do not currently offer remote positions. If you are an American citizen, the application will be more competitive as it’s difficult to get a visa, but we’re still very interested in hearing from you.

We look for the following traits in candidates for all positions:

  • Be self-motivated, hard-working, and independent

  • Can deal with pressure and unfamiliar problems

  • Have a strong desire for personal development

  • Able to quickly master complex, abstract ideas, and solve problems

  • Able to communicate clearly and persuasively in writing and in person

  • Comfortable working in a team and quick to get on with new people

  • Able to lead a team and manage a complex project

  • Deeply interested in making the world a better place in an effective way, using evidence and research

The roles


Director of Fundraising

As Director of Fundraising your overall aim would be to coordinate the fundraising of 80,000 Hours and Giving What We Can. Your role would likely involve:

  • Researching and applying for grants

  • Researching and applying for corporate sponsorship

  • Actively building relationships with potential donors

  • Preparing documents for potential donors

  • Developing business plans and new ways to raise funds

The successful candidate will:

  • Be able to communicate fluently in person and in writing

  • Have excellent social skills, and be able to make an outstanding first impression

  • Be strongly motivated by the core missions of 80,000 Hours and Giving What We Can

And ideally

  • Have some experience in non-profit or academic fundraising, or in sales

  • Have a thorough understanding of the key ideas of “effective altruism”

Finance Manager

As Finance Manager, you would be in charge of:

  • All aspects of our day-to-day finances (including receiving donations, spending money, running payroll, bookkeeping)

  • Enforcing the budget and liaising with staff and interns about spending

  • Helping donors donate to both us and other cost-effective charities

  • Preparing our accounts and dealing with Companies House and the Charities Commission

  • Insurance and pensions

Working under the Director of Operations, you would play a key role in:

  • Drawing up budgets, costing projects, and helping to work out where our resources can do most good

  • Studying our past cost-effectiveness to help us improve

  • Assisting in the other aspects of our operations where we have the greatest need

You would be assisted by a range of different interns over the course of each year. It will thus help if you enjoy meeting and managing new people.

How to apply

To apply, please complete this form by 5pm GMT on August 16th.