I'm a recruiter and ops generalist at GiveWell. Prior to GiveWell, I taught high school math at a charter school in Tennessee. I learned about EA in 2015 when I accidentally stumbled on Scott Alexander's blog.
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Disclaimer: Any writing on this account is personal, so please don't treat it as GiveWell opinion—that comes from the GiveWell account and from nowhere else.
You can build a professional connection with me if you're a recruiter or ops professional. I'm also intrigued by the legal/ops elements of grantmaking, so if you do that work I'd be interested in hearing from you.
I can offer advice/insight around transitioning out of teaching, getting a job at an EA org, or other general matters. I love spending time on interesting side projects, so if you're working on something that could use generalist help, please reach out!
You can also talk to me about applying to a specific position at GiveWell, but please read the notes below before reaching out!
1. Our website says you can send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. That's a true fact! At least 2 staff members monitor the email inbox on a daily basis, and we respond to every question.
2. Most of your questions can probably be answered by a quick skim of our main jobs page and whatever specific job description that you're interested in.
3. Please do not send me an unsolicited résumé or a cover letter/expression of interest in a role. Such documents are quite unlikely to boost your chances of being hired because GiveWell's hiring processes are based heavily on blind-graded work trials. I won't do anything with the documents you send me, and you should just apply to the job.
4. I check my LinkedIn inbox most weekday mornings. If you reach out with a vague request for an informational call, I will almost definitely decline and ask you to send me specific questions instead. If you reach out with very specific questions, I will almost definitely answer them.
5. The best kinds of questions to ask me are the ones that are so subjective that GiveWell is unlikely to have an official policy on the matter and so important that their answers would actually affect your decision to apply for the job. All other questions are better suited for email@example.com.
6. Please do not spend a lot of time worrying about framing your questions in an extremely polite or deferential way. If you send me a bulleted list of questions in a message and say nothing else, I won't be bothered at all (and would probably prefer that tbh).