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Director of Outreach

Skoll World Forum

Skoll World Forum

United Kingdom · United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2024

Charity Entrepreneurship seeks a Director of Outreach to manage and run a team that creates and maintains talent pipelines to source the next charity entrepreneurs for our nonprofit incubation and training programs. The Director of Outreach will create, execute, and evaluate an outreach and recruitment strategy and have a high degree of agency to determine how CE should engage in outreach activities to create a sustainable and diverse talent pipeline for CE’s programs.


This is a summarised version of the job advert. Please see our website for the detailed version, where you’ll also be able to apply: https://www.charityentrepreneurship.com/outreach-director

Also, this is our second attempt at recruiting for this role, as the first attempt did not yield a candidate that we considered sufficiently met our selection criteria. This time around, we’re trying a few new strategies to widen the net and improve the quality of applications. If you are excited about working with Charity Entrepreneurship but are uncertain whether you are qualified enough for this role, please do apply nonetheless.


As CE scales up, one of our biggest bottlenecks is finding highly talented, value-aligned people to apply to our program, receive training, and then launch the top charity ideas our research team has found.

Right now, most of our qualified and impactful candidates come from the Effective Altruism (EA) community – therefore, this will be one key focus area for the Director of Outreach (e.g. talks at different EA conferences around the world, connecting with EA university groups, and helping audiences determine whether nonprofit entrepreneurship is a good fit for them). In saying this, the Director of Outreach will also be responsible for developing a plan for diversifying our sources of program participants to ensure a more robust and sustainable talent pipeline.


  • Managing an ambitious and highly dedicated team. The team currently comprises the Director plus two Outreach Managers.
  • Researching cause area and domain expert communities to create talent pipelines for professionals from our cause areas
  • Giving talks and workshops for EA or student groups and coordinating other potential events, e.g. book clubs
  • Maintaining organised candidate databases
  • Forming connections with EA and domain expert communities and cause area-specific organisations
  • Assisting our incubated charities with outreach advice and strategy

How this role is causing impact

We have found that the best predictor of which incubated charities will end up causing the highest impact is the quality of the co-founding team. We estimate the impact of the average Incubation Program alumnus to be equivalent to donating $300,000 USD per year to effective charities, so finding these gems is difficult but extremely high-impact.


We expect excellent candidates will meet many (but not all) of the criteria below. We encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the listed characteristics. In the past, we have offered positions to applicants who had strong overall potential and trained them up in the needed skills. We seek high general ability and a value/methods-aligned mindset more than prior work experience or specific backgrounds.

We’re looking for a talented communicator who is:

  • Able to work both autonomously and in a small team
  • Highly impact-driven and results-oriented
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced and rapidly changing startup-like environment
  • A sociable and extroverted person that thrives on meeting and engaging with new people
  • Previous experience in communications, marketing or similar
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable adopting different communication styles and terminologies depending on target audiences and their backgrounds
  • Comfortable with prioritisation, quantitative reasoning and analysis and using spreadsheets for decision-making, or excited to learn these
  • Existing knowledge or excited to learn about CE’s approach, our key cause areas and their respective communities