Information for Open Philanthropy

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Basic information

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Other names Open Philanthropy Project, Open Phil
Country United States
Website https://www.openphilanthropy.org/
Team page https://www.openphilanthropy.org/about/team
Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Philanthropy_(organization)
Notes Last major update was committed on May 19 2022, but some duplicates and inconsistencies remain

Staff count by year

Hover over a name to see the position and date range. This table only includes positions where at least the start date is known. The positions count can count the same person multiple times if they held different positions. For each year, a person is included if they were at the organization for any part of the year; this means the actual staff count at any point during the year can be lower.

Year Positions count Researchers General staff Associates Board members Advisors
2014 3 Cari Tuna, Dustin Moskovitz, Holden Karnofsky
2015 10 Claire Zabel, Helen Toner, Luke Muehlhauser Alexander Berger, Cari Tuna, Chloe Cockburn, Dustin Moskovitz, Holden Karnofsky, Karl Smith, Lewis Bollard
2016 27 Ajeya Cotra, Claire Zabel, Heather Youngs, Helen Toner, Helen Toner, Luke Muehlhauser, Nick Beckstead, Rocio Alba Navarro Alexander Berger, Cari Tuna, Chloe Cockburn, Daniel Dewey, Dustin Moskovitz, Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky, Howie Lempel, Jaime Yassif, Kaitlyn Krieger, Lewis Bollard, Mike Krieger Michelle Crentsil, Nicole Ross, Rocio Alba Navarro Chris Somerville, Daniel Martin Alarcon, Heather Youngs
2017 34 Ajeya Cotra, Claire Zabel, David Manheim, Heather Youngs, Helen Toner, Luke Muehlhauser, Nick Beckstead, Nicole Ross, Rocio Alba Navarro Alexander Berger, Brian Tse, Cari Tuna, Chloe Cockburn, Claire Zabel, Daniel Dewey, Dustin Moskovitz, Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky, Howie Lempel, Jaime Yassif, Kaitlyn Krieger, Lewis Bollard, Michael Levine, Mike Krieger, Morgan Davis Derek Hopf, Dev Basumallik, Michelle Crentsil, Morgan Davis, Nicole Ross Chris Somerville, Daniel Martin Alarcon, Heather Youngs
2018 43 Ajeya Cotra, Ajeya Cotra, Bastian Stern, Chris Somerville, David Manheim, Heather Youngs, Helen Toner, Joseph Carlsmith, Luke Muehlhauser, Luke Muehlhauser, Nick Beckstead, Nicole Ross, Rocio Alba Navarro Alexander Berger, Beth Jones, Brian Tse, Cari Tuna, Chloe Cockburn, Claire Zabel, Daniel Dewey, Derek Hopf, Dustin Moskovitz, Elie Hassenfeld, Holden Karnofsky, Jacob Steinhardt, Jacob Trefethen, Jaime Yassif, Lewis Bollard, Michael Levine, Morgan Davis, Morgan Davis, Nick Beckstead Amanda Hungerford, Anya Grenier, Anya Hunt, Daniel De La Torre, Derek Hopf, Dev Basumallik, Jesse Rothman, Michelle Crentsil Chris Somerville, David Roodman, Heather Youngs
2019 50 Ajeya Cotra, Bastian Stern, Chris Somerville, David Manheim, Heather Youngs, Jacob Trefethen, Joseph Carlsmith, Kathleen Finlinson, Luke Muehlhauser, Nicole Ross, Persis Eskander, Peter Favaloro, Rocio Alba Navarro, Zachary Robinson Alexander Berger, Andrew Snyder-Beattie, Anya Hunt, Beth Jones, Brian Tse, Cari Tuna, Chloe Cockburn, Claire Zabel, Daniel De La Torre, Daniel Dewey, Derek Hopf, Dustin Moskovitz, Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky, Jacob Trefethen, Lewis Bollard, Matthew Poe, Michael Levine, Morgan Davis, Morgan Davis, Nick Beckstead, Rinad Al-Anakrih Allison Gordon, Amanda Hungerford, Anya Grenier, Anya Grenier, Catherine Olsson, Daniel De La Torre, Dev Basumallik, Hannah Aldern, Jesse Rothman, Kira Maker, Leena Jones, Michelle Crentsil, Povneet Dhillon David Roodman
2020 50 Ajeya Cotra, Bastian Stern, Chris Somerville, David Manheim, Heather Youngs, Jacob Trefethen, Joseph Carlsmith, Kathleen Finlinson, Luke Muehlhauser, Nathan Calvin, Persis Eskander, Peter Favaloro, Rocio Alba Navarro, Saarthak Gupta, Zachary Robinson Alexander Berger, Andrew Snyder-Beattie, Anya Hunt, Beth Jones, Brian Tse, Cari Tuna, Chloe Cockburn, Claire Zabel, Daniel De La Torre, Daniel Dewey, Derek Hopf, Derek Hopf, Dustin Moskovitz, Holden Karnofsky, Jacob Trefethen, Lewis Bollard, Matthew Poe, Michael Levine, Morgan Davis, Nick Beckstead, Rinad Al-Anakrih, Zachary Robinson Allison Gordon, Amanda Hungerford, Anya Grenier, Catherine Olsson, Daniel De La Torre, Dev Basumallik, Hannah Aldern, Jesse Rothman, Kira Maker, Leena Jones, Michelle Crentsil, Povneet Dhillon David Roodman
2021 59 Ajeya Cotra, Bastian Stern, Chris Somerville, David Manheim, Heather Youngs, Jacob Trefethen, Joseph Carlsmith, Kathleen Finlinson, Nathan Calvin, Otis Reid, Persis Eskander, Peter Favaloro, Rocio Alba Navarro, Saarthak Gupta Aaron Gertler, Ajay Karpur, Alexander Berger, Alexander Berger, Amanda Hungerford, Andrew Snyder-Beattie, Anya Hunt, Beth Jones, Brian Tse, Cari Tuna, Cash Callaghan, Chloe Cockburn, Claire Zabel, Daniel De La Torre, Daniel Dewey, Derek Hopf, Dustin Moskovitz, Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky, Jacob Trefethen, Lewis Bollard, Luke Muehlhauser, Matthew Poe, Michael Levine, Molly Kovite, Nick Beckstead, Paige Henchen, Rachel Wang, Rinad Al-Anakrih, Zachary Robinson, Zachary Robinson Allison Gordon, Anya Grenier, Catherine Olsson, Chris Bakerlee, Daniel De La Torre, Dev Basumallik, Hannah Aldern, Harshdeep Singh, Jesse Rothman, Joey Schnide, Kira Maker, Leena Jones, Povneet Dhillon David Roodman
2022 65 Ajeya Cotra, Bastian Stern, Chris Somerville, David Manheim, Heather Youngs, Jacob Trefethen, Joseph Carlsmith, Kathleen Finlinson, Lauren Gilbert, Luca Righetti, Nathan Calvin, Otis Reid, Persis Eskander, Peter Favaloro, Rocio Alba Navarro, Saarthak Gupta Aaron Gertler, Ajay Karpur, Alexander Berger, Amanda Hungerford, Andrew Snyder-Beattie, Anya Hunt, Beth Jones, Brian Tse, Cari Tuna, Cash Callaghan, Chloe Cockburn, Chris Smith, Claire Zabel, Daniel De La Torre, Derek Hopf, Dustin Moskovitz, Dylan Corliss, Holden Karnofsky, Jacob Trefethen, Joan Margalef, Lewis Bollard, Luke Muehlhauser, Matthew Poe, Michael Levine, Molly Kovite, Nick Beckstead, Norma Altshuler, Paige Henchen, Rachael Woodard, Rachel Wang, Rinad Al-Anakrih, Sai Jahann, Sam Anschell, Santosh Harish, Zachary Robinson Allison Gordon, Anya Grenier, Catherine Olsson, Chris Bakerlee, Daniel De La Torre, Dev Basumallik, Hannah Aldern, Harshdeep Singh, Jesse Rothman, Joey Schnide, Kira Maker, Leena Jones, Povneet Dhillon David Roodman

Number of full-time staff at the beginning each year

The following table lists some dates and people who were at the organization on the given date (namely, the start of the year). The table may not list every person who worked for the organization (e.g. they could have joined and left in the middle of a single year). This table excludes associates, interns, advisors, and board members.

Date Staff count Staff
2015-01-01 3 Cari Tuna, Dustin Moskovitz, Holden Karnofsky
2016-01-01 9 Alexander Berger, Cari Tuna, Chloe Cockburn, Claire Zabel, Dustin Moskovitz, Helen Toner, Holden Karnofsky, Lewis Bollard, Luke Muehlhauser
2017-01-01 20 Ajeya Cotra, Alexander Berger, Cari Tuna, Chloe Cockburn, Claire Zabel, Daniel Dewey, Dustin Moskovitz, Elie Hassenfeld, Heather Youngs, Helen Toner, Holden Karnofsky, Holden Karnofsky, Howie Lempel, Jaime Yassif, Kaitlyn Krieger, Lewis Bollard, Luke Muehlhauser, Mike Krieger, Nick Beckstead, Rocio Alba Navarro
2018-01-01 20 Ajeya Cotra, Alexander Berger, Brian Tse, Cari Tuna, Chloe Cockburn, Claire Zabel, Daniel Dewey, David Manheim, Dustin Moskovitz, Elie Hassenfeld, Heather Youngs, Helen Toner, Holden Karnofsky, Jaime Yassif, Lewis Bollard, Luke Muehlhauser, Michael Levine, Nick Beckstead, Nicole Ross, Rocio Alba Navarro
2019-01-01 26 Ajeya Cotra, Alexander Berger, Andrew Snyder-Beattie, Anya Hunt, Bastian Stern, Beth Jones, Brian Tse, Cari Tuna, Chloe Cockburn, Chris Somerville, Claire Zabel, Daniel Dewey, David Manheim, Derek Hopf, Dustin Moskovitz, Heather Youngs, Holden Karnofsky, Jacob Trefethen, Joseph Carlsmith, Lewis Bollard, Luke Muehlhauser, Michael Levine, Morgan Davis, Nick Beckstead, Nicole Ross, Rocio Alba Navarro
2020-01-01 33 Ajeya Cotra, Alexander Berger, Andrew Snyder-Beattie, Anya Hunt, Bastian Stern, Beth Jones, Brian Tse, Cari Tuna, Chloe Cockburn, Chris Somerville, Claire Zabel, Daniel De La Torre, Daniel Dewey, David Manheim, Derek Hopf, Dustin Moskovitz, Heather Youngs, Holden Karnofsky, Jacob Trefethen, Jacob Trefethen, Joseph Carlsmith, Kathleen Finlinson, Lewis Bollard, Luke Muehlhauser, Matthew Poe, Michael Levine, Morgan Davis, Nick Beckstead, Persis Eskander, Peter Favaloro, Rinad Al-Anakrih, Rocio Alba Navarro, Zachary Robinson
2021-01-01 38 Ajay Karpur, Ajeya Cotra, Alexander Berger, Amanda Hungerford, Andrew Snyder-Beattie, Anya Hunt, Bastian Stern, Beth Jones, Brian Tse, Cari Tuna, Chloe Cockburn, Chris Somerville, Claire Zabel, Daniel De La Torre, Daniel Dewey, David Manheim, Derek Hopf, Dustin Moskovitz, Heather Youngs, Holden Karnofsky, Jacob Trefethen, Jacob Trefethen, Joseph Carlsmith, Kathleen Finlinson, Lewis Bollard, Luke Muehlhauser, Matthew Poe, Michael Levine, Molly Kovite, Nathan Calvin, Nick Beckstead, Otis Reid, Persis Eskander, Peter Favaloro, Rinad Al-Anakrih, Rocio Alba Navarro, Saarthak Gupta, Zachary Robinson
2022-01-01 46 Aaron Gertler, Ajay Karpur, Ajeya Cotra, Alexander Berger, Amanda Hungerford, Andrew Snyder-Beattie, Anya Hunt, Bastian Stern, Beth Jones, Brian Tse, Cari Tuna, Cash Callaghan, Chloe Cockburn, Chris Smith, Chris Somerville, Claire Zabel, Daniel De La Torre, David Manheim, Derek Hopf, Dustin Moskovitz, Dylan Corliss, Heather Youngs, Holden Karnofsky, Jacob Trefethen, Jacob Trefethen, Joseph Carlsmith, Kathleen Finlinson, Lauren Gilbert, Lewis Bollard, Luca Righetti, Luke Muehlhauser, Matthew Poe, Michael Levine, Molly Kovite, Nathan Calvin, Nick Beckstead, Otis Reid, Paige Henchen, Persis Eskander, Peter Favaloro, Rachel Wang, Rinad Al-Anakrih, Rocio Alba Navarro, Saarthak Gupta, Santosh Harish, Zachary Robinson

Full history of additions and subtractions

This table shows the full change history of positions. Each row corresponds to at least one addition or removal of a position. Additions are in green and subtractions are in red. If a position name changed, it is listed simultaneously as an addition (of the new name) and removal (of the old name) and colored yellow. Additionally there are faded variants of each color for visited links.

Date Number of positions Number of positions added Number of positions removed Positions added Positions removed
21 21 0 Adam Marblestone, Adeline Sinclair, Asya Bergal, Bastian Stern, Cari Tuna, Chris Webster, Christopher Olah, Dario Amodei, Eli Rose, Ellie Dunnigan, Emily Oehlsen, Holden Karnofsky, Jacob Steinhardt, Jake Schwarber, Javier Prieto, Kate Pruitt, Meiko Flynn-Do, Paul Christiano, Rebecca Baron, Rocio Alba Navarro, Tom Davidson
2014-08-01 24 3 0 Cari Tuna, Dustin Moskovitz, Holden Karnofsky
2015-03-01 27 3 0 Alexander Berger, Helen Toner, Karl Smith
2015-06-01 28 1 0 Luke Muehlhauser
2015-08-01 30 2 0 Chloe Cockburn, Claire Zabel
2015-10-01 31 1 0 Lewis Bollard
2015-11-01 30 0 -1 Karl Smith
2016-01-01 28 0 -2 Cari Tuna, Holden Karnofsky
2016-01-11 34 6 0 Elie Hassenfeld, Howie Lempel, Kaitlyn Krieger, Mike Krieger, Nick Beckstead, Nicole Ross
2016-01-12 35 1 0 Holden Karnofsky
2016-05-20 36 1 0 Daniel Dewey
2016-06-01 35 0 -1 Helen Toner
2016-06-09 36 1 0 Jaime Yassif
2016-07-01 37 1 0 Ajeya Cotra
2016-07-09 40 3 0 Chris Somerville, Daniel Martin Alarcon, Rocio Alba Navarro
2016-07-24 40 1 -1 Rocio Alba Navarro Rocio Alba Navarro
2016-08-01 42 2 0 Heather Youngs, Heather Youngs
2016-09-10 43 1 0 Helen Toner
2016-10-01 44 1 0 Michelle Crentsil
2017-01-01 45 1 0 Morgan Davis
2017-03-01 46 1 0 Brian Tse
2017-03-09 45 0 -1 Howie Lempel
2017-03-18 45 1 -1 Nicole Ross Nicole Ross
2017-05-19 44 0 -1 Daniel Martin Alarcon
2017-06-01 44 1 -1 Morgan Davis Holden Karnofsky
2017-06-15 45 1 0 Michael Levine
2017-06-25 44 0 -1 Morgan Davis
2017-07-01 45 1 0 Derek Hopf
2017-07-05 46 1 0 Dev Basumallik
2017-09-01 46 1 -1 Claire Zabel Claire Zabel
2017-09-06 44 0 -2 Kaitlyn Krieger, Mike Krieger
2017-11-01 45 1 0 David Manheim
2017-12-01 44 0 -1 Alexander Berger
2018-01-01 44 1 -1 Alexander Berger Morgan Davis
2018-02-01 43 1 -2 Derek Hopf Derek Hopf, Luke Muehlhauser
2018-02-06 42 0 -1 Helen Toner
2018-02-26 41 3 -4 Chris Somerville, Morgan Davis, Nick Beckstead Chris Somerville, Elie Hassenfeld, Heather Youngs, Nick Beckstead
2018-03-01 42 1 0 Luke Muehlhauser
2018-03-11 43 1 0 Amanda Hungerford
2018-05-01 44 1 0 Anya Hunt
2018-05-05 43 0 -1 Morgan Davis
2018-06-01 45 2 0 David Roodman, Jacob Steinhardt
2018-06-20 47 2 0 Anya Grenier, Morgan Davis
2018-07-01 48 1 0 Daniel De La Torre
2018-07-05 49 1 0 Beth Jones
2018-08-05 49 1 -1 Jesse Rothman Jaime Yassif
2018-09-01 51 3 -1 Bastian Stern, Jacob Trefethen, Joseph Carlsmith Jacob Steinhardt
2018-11-28 50 0 -1 Ajeya Cotra
2018-12-01 51 1 0 Ajeya Cotra
2019-01-01 52 2 -1 Andrew Snyder-Beattie, Anya Hunt Anya Hunt
2019-02-01 51 0 -1 Morgan Davis
2019-03-11 57 9 -3 Allison Gordon, Anya Grenier, Catherine Olsson, Hannah Aldern, Holden Karnofsky, Jacob Trefethen, Kathleen Finlinson, Morgan Davis, Persis Eskander Anya Grenier, Holden Karnofsky, Nicole Ross
2019-04-28 60 3 0 Kira Maker, Leena Jones, Povneet Dhillon
2019-06-01 61 1 0 Matthew Poe
2019-07-01 62 1 0 Daniel De La Torre
2019-08-01 63 1 0 Rinad Al-Anakrih
2019-10-01 64 1 0 Peter Favaloro
2019-11-01 65 1 0 Zachary Robinson
2020-03-01 64 0 -1 Michelle Crentsil
2020-06-01 66 2 0 Nathan Calvin, Saarthak Gupta
2020-07-01 65 1 -2 Derek Hopf Derek Hopf, Morgan Davis
2020-12-01 64 1 -2 Zachary Robinson Luke Muehlhauser, Zachary Robinson
2021-01-01 68 5 -1 Ajay Karpur, Amanda Hungerford, Luke Muehlhauser, Molly Kovite, Otis Reid Amanda Hungerford
2021-02-01 69 1 0 Paige Henchen
2021-04-20 68 0 -1 Daniel Dewey
2021-06-01 69 3 -2 Alexander Berger, Holden Karnofsky, Joey Schnide Alexander Berger, Zachary Robinson
2021-06-16 68 0 -1 Holden Karnofsky
2021-07-01 70 2 0 Rachel Wang, Zachary Robinson
2021-08-01 71 1 0 Harshdeep Singh
2021-11-01 73 2 0 Cash Callaghan, Chris Bakerlee
2021-12-01 74 1 0 Aaron Gertler
2022-01-01 79 5 0 Chris Smith, Dylan Corliss, Lauren Gilbert, Luca Righetti, Santosh Harish
2022-02-01 81 2 0 Rachael Woodard, Sam Anschell
2022-04-01 83 2 0 Joan Margalef, Norma Altshuler
2022-05-01 84 1 0 Sai Jahann

List of people (125 positions)

Person Title Start date End date Employment type Source Notes
Aaron Gertler Communications Officer 2021-12-01 full-time [1], [2]
Adam Marblestone Scientific advisor advisor [3]
Adeline Sinclair Operations Associate [1]
Ajay Karpur Consultant, Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness 2021-01-01 contractor [4]
Ajeya Cotra Research Analyst 2016-07-01 2018-11-28 full-time [5], [6], [7], [8]
Ajeya Cotra Senior Research Analyst 2018-12-01 full-time [9]
Alexander Berger CO-CEO 2021-06-01 [1], [10]
Alexander Berger Managing Director 2018-01-01 2021-06-01 [11], [10]
Alexander Berger Program Officer, US Policy 2015-03-01 2017-12-01 [12], [11], [10]
Allison Gordon Operations Associate 2019-03-11 full-time [9]
Amanda Hungerford Program officer 2021-01-01 [13], [14]
Amanda Hungerford Senior Program Associate, Farm Animal Welfare 2018-03-11 2021-01-01 [9], [15], [14]
Andrew Snyder-Beattie Program officer 2019-01-01 [1], [16]
Anya Grenier Grants Associate 2018-06-20 2019-03-11 full-time [17], [9]
Anya Grenier Operations Associate 2019-03-11 full-time [9]
Anya Hunt Grants Associate 2018-05-01 2019-01-01 [18]
Anya Hunt Recruiting Manager 2019-01-01 [1], [18]
Asya Bergal Program Associate [1]
Bastian Stern Senior Program Associate [1]
Bastian Stern Research Analyst 2018-09-01 [19], [9], [20]
Beth Jones Director of Operations 2018-07-05 full-time [21]
Brian Tse Consultant 2017-03-01 [22]
Cari Tuna Managing Director 2016-01-01 [23], [24], [25]
Cari Tuna President 2014-08-01 full-time [12], [26]
Cash Callaghan Program Assistant 2021-11-01 full-time [1], [27]
Catherine Olsson Senior Program Associate, Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence 2019-03-11 full-time [9]
Chloe Cockburn Program Officer, Criminal Justice Reform 2015-08-01 [28]
Chris Bakerlee Senior Program Associate 2021-11-01 full-time [1], [29]
Chris Smith Strategy Fellow 2022-01-01 full-time [1], [30]
Chris Somerville Program Officer, Scientific Research 2018-02-26 full-time [11]
Chris Somerville Scientific Advisor 2016-07-09 2018-02-26 full-time [31], [11]
Chris Webster Operations Associate [1]
Christopher Olah Technical advisor advisor [32]
Claire Zabel Program Officer, Global Catastrophic Risks 2017-09-01 [33], [34]
Claire Zabel Research Analyst 2015-08-01 2017-09-01 [31], [33], [34]
Daniel De La Torre Operations manager 2019-07-01 full-time [1], [35]
Daniel De La Torre Operations Associate 2018-07-01 [17], [35]
Daniel Dewey Program Officer, Potential Risks from Advanced Artificial Intelligence 2016-05-20 2021-04-20 [36], [37]
Daniel Martin Alarcon Scientific Advisor 2016-07-09 2017-05-19 full-time [31], [38]
Dario Amodei Technical advisor advisor [32]
David Manheim Independent Researcher 2017-11-01 contractor [39], [40]
David Roodman Senior Advisor 2018-06-01 full-time [12], [41]
Derek Hopf Director Of Grants Management 2020-07-01 full-time [1], [42]
Derek Hopf Grants Associate and Content Specialist 2017-07-01 2018-02-01 full-time [43], [11], [44]
Derek Hopf Grants Manager 2018-02-01 2020-07-01 [11], [44]
Dev Basumallik Grants Associate 2017-07-05 full-time [45]
Dustin Moskovitz Co-Founder & Chairman 2014-08-01 [46]
Dylan Corliss Recruiting Coordinator 2022-01-01 full-time [1], [47]
Eli Rose Effective Altruism Program Associate [1]
Elie Hassenfeld Managing Director 2016-01-11 2018-02-26 full-time [12], [11]
Ellie Dunnigan Operations Assistant [1]
Emily Oehlsen Research Fellow [1]
Hannah Aldern Operations Associate 2019-03-11 full-time [9]
Harshdeep Singh Program Associate 2021-08-01 [1], [48]
Heather Youngs Program Officer, Scientific Research 2016-08-01 [11], [49]
Heather Youngs Scientific Advisor 2016-08-01 2018-02-26 full-time [31], [11]
Helen Toner Research Analyst 2015-03-01 2016-06-01 [50], [51]
Helen Toner Senior Research Analyst 2016-09-10 2018-02-06 full-time [52], [53]
Holden Karnofsky Co-CEO 2021-06-01 full-time [54], [55]
Holden Karnofsky Chief Executive Officer 2019-03-11 2021-06-16 full-time [9], [56]
Holden Karnofsky Executive Director 2016-01-12 2019-03-11 full-time [12], [8], [9]
Holden Karnofsky Managing Director 2016-01-01 [23], [24], [25]
Holden Karnofsky Project Lead 2014-08-01 2017-06-01 [54]
Howie Lempel Program Officer, Global Catastrophic Risks 2016-01-11 2017-03-09 full-time [12], [57]
Jacob Steinhardt Technical advisor [32]
Jacob Steinhardt 2018-06-01 2018-09-01 [58] Work over the summer.
Jacob Trefethen Program Officer 2018-09-01 [1], [59]
Jacob Trefethen Research Analyst 2019-03-11 full-time [9]
Jaime Yassif Program Officer, Biosecurity and Pandemic Preparedness 2016-06-09 2018-08-05 full-time [60], [61]
Jake Schwarber Finance Lead [1]
Javier Prieto Program Assistant [1]
Jesse Rothman Program Associate, Criminal Justice Reform 2018-08-05 full-time [61]
Joan Margalef External Consultant 2022-04-01 contractor [62]
Joey Schnide Grants Associate 2021-06-01 full-time [1], [63]
Joseph Carlsmith Senior Research Analyst 2018-09-01 full-time [1], [64], [65]
Kaitlyn Krieger Funding Partners 2016-01-11 2017-09-06 full-time [12], [66]
Karl Smith Consultant 2015-03-01 2015-11-01 contractor [67]
Kate Pruitt Grants Associate [1]
Kathleen Finlinson Research Analyst 2019-03-11 full-time [9]
Kira Maker Operations Associate 2019-04-28 full-time [68]
Lauren Gilbert Research Fellow 2022-01-01 full-time [1], [69]
Leena Jones Grants Associate 2019-04-28 full-time [68]
Lewis Bollard Program Officer, Farm Animal Welfare 2015-10-01 full-time [12], [70]
Luca Righetti Research Fellow 2022-01-01 [1], [71]
Luke Muehlhauser Program officer 2021-01-01 full-time [1], [72]
Luke Muehlhauser Research Analyst 2015-06-01 2018-02-01 [12], [11], [72]
Luke Muehlhauser Senior Research Analyst 2018-03-01 2020-12-01 [11], [72]
Matthew Poe Salesforce Architect and Senior Administrator 2019-06-01 [73], [74]
Meiko Flynn-Do Operations Assistant [1]
Michael Levine Communications Officer 2017-06-15 full-time [75], [7]
Michelle Crentsil Associate, Criminal Justice Reform 2016-10-01 2020-03-01 full-time [76], [77], [78], [19], [65]
Mike Krieger Funding Partners 2016-01-11 2017-09-06 full-time [12], [66]
Molly Kovite In-House Counsel 2021-01-01 full-time [1], [79]
Morgan Davis Deputy Director of Operations 2018-06-20 2019-02-01 full-time [80], [81], [8]
Morgan Davis Evaluation Officer 2019-03-11 2020-07-01 full-time [9], [82], [83], [80]
Morgan Davis Grants Associate 2017-01-01 2017-06-25 full-time [80], [84], [85]
Morgan Davis Grants Manager 2017-06-01 2018-01-01 full-time [80], [86], [87]
Morgan Davis Interim Director of Operations 2018-02-26 2018-05-05 full-time [11], [88]
Nathan Calvin AI Governance Research Affiliate 2020-06-01 contractor [89]
Nick Beckstead Program Officer, Global Catastrophic Risks 2018-02-26 full-time [11]
Nick Beckstead Program Officer, Scientific Research 2016-01-11 2018-02-26 full-time [12], [11]
Nicole Ross Operations Associate 2016-01-11 2017-03-18 full-time [12], [90]
Nicole Ross Research Analyst 2017-03-18 2019-03-11 full-time [90], [9]
Norma Altshuler Program Officer 2022-04-01 [91]
Otis Reid Research Fellow 2021-01-01 full-time [1], [92]
Paige Henchen People Operations Manager 2021-02-01 [1], [93]
Paul Christiano Technical advisor [32]
Persis Eskander Researcher, Farm Animal Welfare 2019-03-11 full-time [9]
Peter Favaloro Research Fellow 2019-10-01 full-time [1], [94]
Povneet Dhillon Grants Associate 2019-04-28 full-time [68]
Rachael Woodard Recruiter 2022-02-01 [95]
Rachel Wang Recruiter 2021-07-01 full-time [1], [96]
Rebecca Baron Operations Assistant [1]
Rinad Al-Anakrih Operations assistant 2019-08-01 [97]
Rocio Alba Navarro Grants officer [1]
Rocio Alba Navarro Operations Associate 2016-07-09 2016-07-24 full-time [31], [98]
Rocio Alba Navarro Research Analyst 2016-07-24 full-time [98]
Saarthak Gupta Research Fellow 2020-06-01 full-time [1], [99]
Sai Jahann In-House Counsel 2022-05-01 full-time [100]
Sam Anschell Operations Assistant 2022-02-01 full-time [1], [101]
Santosh Harish Program Officer 2022-01-01 [1], [102]
Tom Davidson Senior Research Analyst [1]
Zachary Robinson Chief of staff 2021-07-01 full-time [1], [103]
Zachary Robinson Program Officer 2020-12-01 2021-06-01 [103]
Zachary Robinson Strategy and Research Fellow 2019-11-01 2020-12-01 full-time [103]

Products (1 product)

Name Creation date Description
Open Philanthropy Project AI Fellows Program 2017-09-12 A fellowship to support PhD students in AI and machine learning. For the creation date, see [104].

Organization documents (10 documents)

Title Publication date Author Publisher Affected organizations Affected people Document scope Cause area Notes
Our Approach to Recruiting a Strong Team 2021-01-05 Anya Hunt Open Philanthropy Open Philanthropy Open Philanthropy’s Recruiting Manager Anya Hunt discusses with Michael Levine about Open Philanthropy’s approach to recruiting, the role of work tests in the application process, and measures Open Phil is taking to diversify their pipeline and attract talent from different communities.
Reflections on Our 2018 Generalist Research Analyst Recruiting 2019-03-07 Luke Muehlhauser Open Philanthropy Open Philanthropy Muehlhauser gives an overview of Open Philanthropy Project’s recent hiring round, as well as some lessons that were learned in the course of hiring.
Comment on After one year of applying for EA jobs: It is really, really hard to get hired by an EA organisation 2019-02-28 Luke Muehlhauser Effective Altruism Forum Open Philanthropy Muehlhauser gives thoughts on applying to effective altruist organizations. He encourages people to not worry about wasting organizations’ time reviewing applications.
Comment on After one year of applying for EA jobs: It is really, really hard to get hired by an EA organisation 2019-02-27 Aaron Gertler Effective Altruism Forum Centre for Effective Altruism, Open Philanthropy, Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Ought, Vox, AI Impacts, Center for Human-Compatible AI, Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Job application experience Various Gertler describes his experience applying to various effective altruism-related organizations.
Comment on After one year of applying for EA jobs: It is really, really hard to get hired by an EA organisation 2019-02-26 Max Daniel Effective Altruism Forum Open Philanthropy, OpenAI, Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative, Centre for Effective Altruism, Future of Humanity Institute, AI Impacts Daniel gives his experience applying to various effective altruist organizations, detailing the time he spent on applications and preparation.
After one year of applying for EA jobs: It is really, really hard to get hired by an EA organisation 2019-02-25 EA applicant Effective Altruism Forum Open Philanthropy, Centre for Effective Altruism, Future of Humanity Institute, Effective Giving UK, Rethink Charity, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, Global Priorities Institute, Ought, Veddis, Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative A pseudonymous effective altruist gives their experience applying to various effective altruist (and related) organizations.
Simultaneous Shortage and Oversupply 2019-01-25 Jeff Kaufman Open Philanthropy, Machine Intelligence Research Institute Job market commentary Various Kaufman articulates a puzzle: EA-related organizations take a long time to fill open roles, but there are a lot of people interested in joining such organizations. Although no individual organization is discussed in depth, job postings for the Open Philanthropy Project and the Machine Intelligence Research Institute are mentioned. Post also available on Facebook at [105] The comments on the Facebook post also show up in the original post location, and include thoughts from people on why they are not applying for EA jobs. A comment by Sarah Spikes notes her experience working on the tech side at CEA
Hi, I’m Holden Karnofsky. AMA about jobs at Open Philanthropy 2018-03-26 Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy Open Philanthropy Karnofsky and several other Open Philanthropy Project employees answer questions about what it is like to work at Open Philanthropy Project.
New Job Opportunities 2018-02-14 Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy Open Philanthropy A blog post announcing several openings for positions at the Open Philanthropy Project, including generalist research analyst and specialist AI alignment positions.
Comment on Let’s conduct a survey on the quality of MIRI’s implementation 2016-02-19 Nate Soares Effective Altruism Forum Machine Intelligence Research Institute, Open Philanthropy Daniel Dewey AI safety Soares responds to a blog post calling for an evaluation of MIRI’s research output and strategy. Soares mentions an ongoing investigation by Open Philanthropy Project, as well as plans for “an independent evaluation of our organizational efficacy”.

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