To apply, please complete this form. Applications close at 11:59 pm ET on June 20th.

Effective Altruism NYC is looking for a full-time Community Co-Director. This is a chance to lead the growth of one of the largest EA chapters worldwide, immerse yourself in a passionate and generous local community, and play a role in each member's unique path to making a difference in the world.

About the Role

The Community Co-Director will grow and support EA NYC, fostering a community of effective altruists and helping them in their journey to find their best options for doing good. As a central driver of all the EA community in New York, the role will necessarily shape the direction of the group, deciding on group priorities, and collaborating to determine the medium to long-term strategy of the group.

Anyone in this role would work closely with Arushi Gupta, one of the current Community Co-Directors.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Being the primary operational organizer and coordinator across multiple existing and new initiatives.
  • Working closely to coordinate members of the group, and to deepen their engagement with the movement. This can include conducting 1-on-1 advising sessions with members of the EA community, building relationships with members of the EA NYC community, and being a primary connector of group members.
  • Coordinating events related to effective altruism for the local community
  • Spearheading new projects based on the needs of the EA NYC community.
  • Communicating with the members of EA NYC (ex. writing Facebook posts, monthly newsletters, and lots of emails).
  • Building sustainable processes to allow growth of EA NYC.
  • Tracking and evaluating EA NYC’s impact.

The work will be largely self-directed and the Community Co-Director will have significant scope to determine their own projects and priorities.

The Community Co-Director will need to be able to attend and organize in-person events and meetings in NYC on most days of the week.

The position is set up as a one-year grant. It is funded by the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA), through its Community Building Grants (CBG) program. The Community Co-Director will be accountable to the EA NYC board and CEA and will collaborate closely with the EA NYC board. As a CBG recipient, the Community Co-Director will also be part of a global network of professional community organizers who frequently collaborate and support one another.

We unfortunately aren't able to sponsor a visa for this position.

The Ideal Candidate

We expect a successful candidate to:

  • Have a strong familiarity with the ideas of EA and be passionate about doing as much good as they can.
  • Have strong organizational and operational skills, including event organization and volunteer management.
  • Have strong interpersonal skills, and be excited about collaborating and communicating with community members from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Be comfortable working autonomously, figuring out their own tasks and priorities without much oversight.

Additional desirable (not required) characteristics include:

  • Prior experience with local effective altruism community building
  • Prior involvement with EA NYC community
  • Prior organizing experience in fields or communities other than effective altruism
  • Well-organized and talented at implementing systems at an organization level
  • Desire to stay in the role for 2+ years

Many excellent candidates will have some (but not all) of these characteristics, and we encourage you to apply even if you do not have all of the characteristics listed.


The Community Co-Director will receive a grant of $60,000 - $70,000 for the year (with some flexibility for exceptional candidates), as well as $10,000 for group-related expenses, and will be considered for renewed funding at the end of the year. The Community Co-Director is an independent grant recipient, not an employee of either EA NYC or CEA.

The grant is provided by the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA), through its Community Building Grants (CBG) program. The CBG program aims to increase the number of people dedicated to working on some of the world’s most important problems, by supporting organizers to grow and improve their effective altruism communities. The program provides funding for part-time and full-time community-building work and has funded organizers in locations such as Oxford, London, Berlin, and Yale.

To Apply

To apply, please complete this form. Applications close at 11:59 pm ET on June 20th.

Applications will be assessed by EA NYC, with input from CEA.

We’d be happy to discuss this opportunity with any potential applicants:

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