Alumni Careers

What kinds of positions do we train students for?

Students are trained for impactful careers across a variety of fields. Below are some examples of the positions that our program will prepare you for.

Donor Engagement and Retention Specialist (GiveWell)

As Donor Engagement and Retention Specialist, you are responsible for defining an overall engagement and retention strategy to cultivate deep, meaningful and lasting relationships with donors who give up to $10,000. Blending creative communications with data-driven analysis, you will implement initiatives that reduce churn and increase lifetime donor value.

This is a newly created role and you will be a key architect for our retention and upgrade plans. You will be given latitude to experiment, implement, and iterate, and should therefore be someone who works well in an entrepreneurial environment and has a “get stuff done” attitude. You enjoy identifying and tackling new opportunities and are motivated to reach annual retention and donation goals.

Operations Manager (Against Malaria Foundation)

Reporting to AMF’s Operations Director, and working closely with all other members of the AMF team, the successful candidate will

  • speak fluent French and English, have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to construct and maintain strong working relationships
  • have exceptional organisational skills, with an interest in managing projects to improve outcomes for the poorest communities
  • have strong analytical skills, attention to detail and Excel capability
  • be open, collegiate and enjoy working in a small, highly impactful team
  • be willing to travel to Africa between 6 and 10 weeks per year
  • be comfortable learning about applying their skills to AMF’s internal operations

Prior experience in international development is not necessary.

Members of the AMF team work remotely. AMF meets all the costs of shared office space where this is preferred.

Project Manager (Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative)

BERI is seeking Project Managers to join its core staff. Project Managers are the main role at BERI; they’re competent generalists ready and eager to work on the entirety of BERI’s existing and upcoming portfolio of projects. We are only interested in candidates who, if successful, intend to take this role for 2+ years.

For organizations that BERI is highly aligned with, BERI is willing to invest significant time and funding into providing direct support. BERI currently offers this type of direct support to three organizations: CHAIFHI, and CSER.

We expect that most project managers will focus on these or future collaborations, or on expanding BERI’s ability to deliver on collaborations by working on new collaboration-associated programs or services.

That said, there are a number of other potential workstreams at BERI that Project Managers may end up involved in. We appreciate candidates with an interest in these additional areas, although note that opportunities within them may not often be available:

  • Projects supporting BERI’s efforts toward organizational maturity
  • Internal operations, such as financial management and HR
  • New program delivery

We want people who have high initiative and a tendency to get things done, who feel dissatisfied and want to take action when they see x-risk mitigation projects getting stalled in ways that they can personally unblock.

Public Relations Manager (Heifer International)

The Public Relations Manager supports the organization’s overall communications strategy with an emphasis on developing and delivering a media relations strategy, seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast, and online media, and securing speaking engagements at industry events. The PR Manager must be able to build and lever relationships with newspaper and magazine reporters and editors, television producers, documentary producers, radio producers and event organizers with the goal of raising awareness of Heifer’s impact with donors and other actors in the development sector. We are looking for someone with strong written and verbal skills who has the confidence to network and pitch, and an understanding of international development issues.

Digital Conversion Specialist (Library of Congress)

The incumbent serves as a digital conversion expert and facilitates the integration of digital and traditional library services through participation in digital library activities, including but not limited to preparation of physical materials for conversion, quality control of digital assets, and reference services.

Performs in more than one specialty area as assigned. As a senior specialist, plans, develops, organizes, administers, evaluates, and coordinates a comprehensive materials and processes quality assurance program for at least two quality assurance functional program areas. Negotiates and coordinates complex issues

Executive Assistant (Oxford University)

The Forethought Foundation seeking an Executive Assistant for the director, William MacAskill. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference and is happy to work closely with Will in order to maximise the value of his time and opportunities.

You will aid Will with a wide variety of tasks, including scheduling meetings, task management, handling traditional and social media, copywriting and copyediting. You will need to be willing to take on new duties and learn new skills in order to best serve the Forethought Foundation’s needs. Previous experience in an assistant role is desirable, but we are open to hiring someone without it, provided they have the right mindset and are willing to learn quickly and act on constructive feedback.