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Jobs at GiveWell

If you are interested in applying to work at GiveWell, follow the instructions for the respective positions below. GiveWell is located in Oakland, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Learn more about our values and read our diversity statement.

Full-time positions


We're hiring researchers at varying levels of seniority. The application process is the same in all cases.

  • Senior Research Associates typically have a quantitatively oriented degree, often an advanced degree, and/or several years of relevant experience (~6 years).
  • Senior Researchers typically have a quantitatively oriented advanced degree and/or substantive relevant experience.

Content Editors

We're hiring Content Editors to support our research team.

Other information

If you believe you can help us, but don't fit one of the roles listed here, note that we are open to considering applications from exceptional candidates. If you feel that you have outstanding qualifications, please email with a resume, cover letter, and demonstration of what you would contribute to our work.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, we encourage you to contact us at

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our staff, GiveWell is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to making employment decisions based on merit and value. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing Equal Employment Opportunities, as well as all laws related to terms and conditions of employment. We desire to maintain a work environment free of harassment or discrimination due to sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, citizenship, physical or mental disability, marital status, familial status, ethnicity, ancestry, status as a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, age, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Please note that GiveWell has experienced several cases of others pretending to represent GiveWell and offering employment. For more information, please see this page.