EA is still a relatively small movement, and I think many people would be interested in helping if they knew more about the topic.
Think about artificial intelligence. If you choose a career to reduce the chance of unaligned AI, you might never actually work on a project touching alignment. Alternatively, you could stay at your job and invest the time saved by reaching out to influential people. The influential person can then act as a multiplier to your effort.
What are the current efforts in educating influential people about this movement?