Information for Holden Karnofsky

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List of positions (11 positions)

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GiveWell Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director 2006-08-01 2007-04-27 part-time [1], [2], [3] He switched from part-time to full-time work on GiveWell in mid-2007.
GiveWell Co-Executive Director 2007-04-28 2008-01-03 full-time [2], [3], [4]
GiveWell Program Officer 2008-01-04 full-time [5]
GiveWell Board Secretary 2008-01-04 2011-07-25 full-time [1], [6]
GiveWell Co-Executive Director 2011-08-05 2017-06-01 full-time [7], [3]
Open Philanthropy Co-CEO 2021-06-01 full-time [3], [8]
Open Philanthropy Project Lead 2014-08-01 2017-06-01 [3]
Open Philanthropy Chief Executive Officer 2017-06-01 2021-06-01 [3]
Open Philanthropy Co-CEO 2021-06-01 [3]
OpenAI Board board member [9]
Redwood Research Board Member 2021-01-01 board member [10]

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Organization documents (3 documents)

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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.
We can’t (simply) buy capacity 2013-08-29 Holden Karnofsky GiveWell GiveWell Organizational growth introspection Charity evaluator Holden Karnofsky explains why, even though GiveWell is capacity-constrained, and needs to hire more people, they cannot easily and quicky scale capacity up. Some of his points: (1) employees need to be trained, evaluated and managed, (2) Predicting employee fit is difficult, (3) Hiring involves long-term decisions, and poor predictions can be costly, (4) GiveWell's experience has moved them toward a view of hiring that involves training people to have the same understanding of the work as the existing GiveWell staff do, rather than hiring to have people to do assigned work.

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