Our friends at Effective Altruism Australia Environment are hiring (and you'll get to work with us!)

We're excited to share that our friends at Effective Altruism Australia Environment are hiring for a Manager of Climate Giving. We're even more excited that this position will be working closely with us, the Giving Green team, on an EAAE/GG partnership to build on our research identifying effective climate giving opportunities for Australians.


The role will initially be on a one-year contract, with option and intention to extend. The full job description is below. Applications are due EOD October 23.


Effective Altruism Australia Environment: Manager of Climate Giving

Location: Remote within Australia

Effective Altruism Australia Environment (EAAE) is hiring a Manager of Climate Giving.

EAAE helps Australians maximise the impact of their donations in the environmental space. To achieve this, EAAE is partnering with Giving Green to rigorously assess and recommend nonprofits in Australia that do high-impact climate work. As EAAE’s Manager of Climate Giving, you will oversee research, communications, fundraising, and operations for this partnership (“Giving Green Australia” or GGA). You’ll have the opportunity to guide our expansion at a key inflection point in our growth.

About EAAE and Giving Green

Effective Altruism Australia Environment: EAAE is a nonprofit that supports Australians in doing the most good for the environment. EAAE is part of the effective altruism movement, which applies evidence and reason to determine the most effective ways to improve the world.


Giving Green: Our mission is to make high-impact climate giving easier, for everyone. Launched just two years ago, our evidence-based giving guide has moved over 3 million dollars and has been featured in Vox, the Atlantic, the New York Times, and more. Giving Green (GG) is a semi-autonomous team housed within IDinsight.


About the Role

You’ll be managing the needs of a growing team while shaping Giving Green Australia (GGA)’s strategy and future impact. You’ll have the support of and work closely with Giving Green’s international team of impact evaluators and climate experts.

This role will require independence, flexibility, and the ability to wear many hats, depending on the needs of GGA as it grows. Communications, fundraising and research will be the three central parts of the role. We are open to candidates who may be stronger in some areas and weaker than others, but the candidate will be expected to manage all three workstreams, working with GG’s team, EAAE’s team, and outside consultants where necessary.

Depending on the candidate's strengths, responsibilities will include some of the following:

  • Research

  • Synthesize academic literature and expert opinions on effective policy change interventions.

  • Conduct quantitative cost-effectiveness analyses.

  • Write research reports suitable for a general audience.

  • Manage the work of research consultants.

  • Communications

  • Develop and implement communications strategies, across traditional and digital media, together with GG’s comms staff.

  • Secure media coverage for GGA, including earned media and op-eds.

  • Produce written and visual content based on research outputs.

  • Build and maintain relationships with Australian communities and organisations in climate, philanthropy, effective altruism, and the media.

  • Facilitate events or collaborative opportunities to build engagement and awareness about effective climate change funding.

  • Measure the impact of communications work and continually improve our strategy.

  • Fundraising

  • Develop and execute GGA's donor strategies: Own the creation and delivery of a multi-year major donor strategy, with accountability for the major donor revenue.

  • Manage GGA’s donor relations: Liaise with our existing and potential major donors, building authentic and deep relationships; cultivate a broad base of small donors to raise support for GGA and its recommended charities.

  • Write grant proposals and maintain relationships with institutional funders.

  • Create and manage scalable, simple processes to manage engagement with prospects and existing major supporters.

  • Represent the organisation externally at networking opportunities and relevant forums.


Desired Qualifications

Note that the list below lays out our desired qualifications. We know that strong candidates may not check all boxes, but we are looking for strength in some areas and a willingness to grow in others.

  • General qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Thrives in a flexible jack-of-all-trades role on a small team.

  • Strong communicator and relationship-builder. A natural at engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders, including CEOs, founders, and private donors.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and passion for taking action on climate change.

  • The ideal candidate will have experience in some or all of the following:

  • Desk-based applied research; ideally 1+ year in the climate space.

  • Australian climate policy, whether as a researcher, policymaker, activist, staffer, or otherwise; knowledge of key stakeholders and changemakers.

  • Causal analysis, using both qualitative and quantitative methods.

  • Sharing complex, nuanced, and technical ideas with a general audience.

  • Digital communications tools and platforms: Google Analytics, Mailchimp, Wix, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.

  • Successfully securing traditional media coverage for an Australian audience.

  • Experience building a small team: for instance, developing a brand, building organisational systems.

  • Donor or stakeholder management, especially in a not-for-profit setting.

Nuts and Bolts

This position is fully remote. We are unable to sponsor visas. Candidates will need to be based in Australia.


Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and competitive for the non-profit sector. The salary package is likely to fall between 80,000-100,000 AUD, including salary, super, and NFP salary packaging benefits. If you have salary requirements, please state them in your application. All fixed-term EAAE employees are eligible for entitlements outlined in the National Employment Standards (e.g., 4 weeks annual leave).


Initially, this position will be fixed-term for one year. EAAE intends to renew the position at the 10 month mark, contingent on raising sustainable funding for GGA.


Start date is flexible and likely to be in early 2023. Applications are due October 23. Applications received after this date may or may not be considered.


To Apply

Apply here.


Any questions should be directed to:

michael.noetel (AT) eaa.org.au; please cc givinggreen (AT) idinsight.org


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If selected, you will be asked to complete a 1-2 hour written work task and interview with members of the Giving Green and EAAE teams.

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