EACN Managing Director

Application Deadline: September 19th 2021, 11:59pm UTC

  • Have a tangible impact by driving the rapid growth of the Effective Altruism and Consulting Network and help its members to do the most good for the world

  • Use and further develop your strategic and entrepreneurial skills to independently design and execute the path with the highest impact for the EACN

  • Connect with a community of mission-driven and interesting people and senior leaders from different consulting firms and effective altruism organizations around the world

  • Remote work with flexible working hours, part-time or full-time

  • Initial contract is for 12 months, with plans to seek long-term funding

  • Compensation: ~45 000 EUR before tax (full-time); up to 70 000 EUR possible for outstanding candidate

  • Send your application to

About the EACN

The Effective Altruism and Consulting Network (EACN) is a community of more than 250 consultants across the globe aiming to spread the idea of Effective Altruism within the consulting industry and beyond. We have key contacts at each of the biggest consultancies (McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Accenture, etc.) responsible for driving core EA ideas. 

The organization aims at maximizing the social impact of its members by fostering a community of like-minded professionals, investing time and resources strategically on and off the job, and donating effectively. It also serves as a link between consultants and the wider EA community. 

Past success included the creation and distribution of a giving guide leading to €150 000 in donations collected and the introduction of a bi-monthly coffee chats to connect with members or a panel discussion, which was joined by 400+ consultants.

To learn more about the network, have a look at our website or read about our latest activities.

About the role

As a Managing Director, you will shape and oversee all EACN programs, operations, and strategy. You’ll have the opportunity to grow our community and support members in exploring how to do the most good with the resources they have. As EACN’s first paid staff, you’ll have significant autonomy and will largely own the direction of EACN over the next year and beyond.

You will work closely with the EACN founder (Jona Glade), the Centre for Effective Altruism and highly engaged EACN members. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement a strategy to grow the EA community within the consulting industry, including

    • Support existing EA networks within consulting firms

    • Help interested individuals to create new EA networks within their company

    • Identify and scale best practices of promoting EA within consultancies 

  • Build a healthy & active community

    • Support consultants in career, donation and volunteering decisions 

    • Help well suited community members to land a position in management consulting or EA-aligned jobs

    • Regularly organize and host online and offline events

    • Identify and share events, volunteering opportunities, job offerings, etc. 

  • Grow and orchestrate a team of 10+ skilled volunteers consisting of students and consultants

  • Do external communications, e.g.

    • Represent EACN to relevant stakeholders (e.g. on external events)

    • Further develop EACN’s online presence (website, social media, etc.)

  • Collaborate and network with key actors

    • Connect the EACN community with the wider EA movement

    • Exchange and collaborate with other EA networks like Giving What We Can, professional networks and local/regional EA communities

    • Network with leaders of consulting firms and the EA community

  • Initiate and work on projects, e.g.

    • An EA benchmarking of consulting firms

    • Advising EA organisations on how to work with consultants

    • YOUR high-impact project(s)


About You

We expect a successful candidate to:

  • Be passionate about helping others to do the most good

  • Be familiar with the ideas of effective altruism

  • Have strong social skills to motivate people, be excited about collaborating and communicating with EA community members and curious consultants

  • Work well both independently and in a team

  • Be mindful of their own working time (e.g., outsourcing applicable tasks, building a team of volunteers, rigorous prioritization of projects and to-dos, …)

  • Be strategic, entrepreneurial, and output-driven to proactively identify new opportunities and launch new projects

  • Be fluent in English

Fulfilling these additional criteria is not required but would be highly beneficial:

  • Background in management consulting or other corporate jobs

  • Prior experience in movement building

  • Prior experience with volunteer management

  • Strong network within the EA community

Many excellent candidates might not have any of the above but instead may have other qualities or experiences that make them well-qualified for the role. We encourage you to mention anything you think is relevant outside of these criteria in your application. 

If you're unsure of whether to apply because you don’t know if you’re qualified, we would love for you to apply anyway. 


About the Job
  • We prefer to hire a full-time Managing Director, but we also look for candidates who would like to work part-time (20–40 hours per week)

  • This is a remote role, so you can live anywhere around the world, provided you have reliable internet access. However, you should be willing to participate in some on-site events (2–5 per year). For online events and daily communication, you should be available in European and American time zones.

  • The initial contract is for 1 year, but we aim to find funding to fill this position in future years.

  • We’d like to fill this position as soon as possible. We’d prefer a start date around (or before) November 2021. That being said, we can be flexible for the right candidate. 


  • The salary will depend on the fit and experience of the applicant. We assume that it is about 45 000 EUR (~53 000 USD) before tax for a full-time position. For outstanding candidates, we can pay up to 70 000 EUR (~80 000 USD). 

  • The job is funded by a grant of the Effective Altruism funds.

Application Process

Applications close at 11:59 pm UTC on September 19th, 2021.

Please send your application to, including:

  • CV or LinkedIn profile

  • Your motivation to become the Managing Director of EACN (500 words max)

  • The top three reasons why we should hire you (500 words max)

  • Your salary expectation

  • Your earliest possible start date

01. Application - We plan to let you know by October 3rd if you progress past this stage. We encourage you to spend no more than 30 minutes on this.

02. Interview (& possibly a live work test) - We plan to do these the week of September 27th and October 8th. They will last 2h max. 

03. Final Response - We plan to have a final response to candidates at this stage before October 15th.


If at any point you need a response faster than the timeline proposed, please contact us. 


We are happy to answer them! Please email with any questions about the process or the opportunity. 

We are committed to building a diverse applicant pool. There is some evidence suggesting that individuals from underrepresented groups tend to underestimate their abilities. EACN does not want the application process to dissuade potential candidates. We strongly encourage interested candidates to apply regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, physical ability, educational background, socioeconomic status, etc.