High impact job board

This board contains a short, curated list of the most promising publicly advertised vacancies we’re aware of. These positions are all very demanding, but if you’re a good fit for one of them, it could be your best opportunity to help solve one of the world’s most pressing problems.

If you’re new to 80,000 Hours, see our career guide for a primer on social impact career choice including how to make a plan and how to get a job.

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If you have a good shot at getting any of these positions, we’d be keen to discuss your next career decision in-person. We’re in touch with most of the employers on this list, so we can sometimes provide introductions or information about roles that have not yet been advertised.

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You are viewing our curated list of the most promising publicly advertised vacancies we’re aware of. These positions are all very demanding, but if you’re a good fit for one of them, it could be your best opportunity to help solve one of the world’s most pressing problems.

If you’re new to 80,000 Hours, see our career guide for a primer on social impact career choice including how to make a plan and how to get a job.

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The roles we list here are very demanding. If they seem out of reach right now, see our article on how to invest in yourself to maximise your impact in the long-term, or scroll down for more suggestions on how to find leads.

Organisations we recommend

Some of the highest impact jobs are never advertised and are instead created for the right applicants. So below is our list of some of the best organisations working on some of the world’s most pressing problems. These are all potentially very high-impact places to work in any role, and many can help you to develop great career capital.

Advocacy for animals on factory farms

Development of meat substitutes

Note: Our investigation of this area is only shallow, so we are not confident in our analysis and recommendations. See the Open Philanthropy Project’s overview of this area for more detail and a longer list of organisations.

  • GiveWell conducts in-depth research to find the best charities that help people in the developing world. See current vacancies. Its partner the Open Philanthropy Project researches giving opportunities in fields other than global health and poverty. See current vacancies. Disclaimer of conflict of interest: we have received a grant from the Open Philanthropy Project.
  • 80,000 Hours – yes, that’s us. We do research into the careers which do the most good and help people pursue them. If you’d like to express interest in working with us, fill out this short form.
  • The Centre for Effective Altruism conducts research into fundamental questions on how to do the most good, and encourages donations to the best charities available working on priority problems. It includes the project Giving What We Can, which encourages people to pledge 10% of their income to the most effective organisations for helping others. See current vacancies. If you’d like express interest in working at the Centre for Effective Altruism, fill out this short form. Disclaimer of conflict of interest: we are financially sponsored by the Centre for Effective Altruism.
  • Founder’s Pledge encourages entrepreneurs to make a legally binding commitment to donate at least 2% of their personal proceeds to charity when they sell their business.

You can also find vacancies and volunteer opportunities on the Effective Altruism Jobs Facebook Group.

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