Rethink Priorities is rapidly growing, and we’re looking for a new team member to help ensure our open, friendly, and collaborative culture scales with the organization.

To apply for this role, please submit your resume and respond to the prompts in the application form. Please know that a significant part of our assessment will be evaluating your prompt answers, so please ensure they represent your fit for the role well. We ask that you spend no more than an hour preparing your responses to the 2 prompt questions; The logistical questions have no time limit. We will accept applications until 2022-Feb-06 end of day in your local time. 

Note before applying; Please do not include a cover letter, photograph or headshot of yourself, or any personal information that is not relevant to the role you’re applying for (including marital status, age, identity traits, or any other personal information that is not related to the position). Additionally, please do not ask staff members involved in hiring to meet — to ensure fairness, we try to minimize these interactions, and requests for meetings with hiring committee members during the process will be declined.


About the role
This role is fully remote and we’re able to legally hire from most countries, however we prefer applicants who are open to work during North, Central and South American Time Zones, as well as African and European Time Zones (UTC-8 to UTC+1 preferred). This position is full-time, and reports to the People and Culture Manager. The salary for this position is between $79,000 and $81,000 USD annually.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinating and hosting staff events and meetings, including internal presentations, staff socials, and other events.
  • Contributing to day-to-day tasks, like fostering relationships with staff, checking in with new staff, learning about and addressing workplace issues, evaluating gaps in benefits, and providing suggestions for improvement.
  • Contributing to the People & Culture (P&C) agenda — brainstorming about potential culture initiatives and helping with their execution, conducting research about various P&C practices at other organizations, and helping with the implementation of new initiatives.
  • Supporting the onboarding and offboarding processes for new and departing staff, respectively.
    Working collaboratively with the Communications Coordinator to help highlight RP staff externally and help identify interesting opportunities to promote our work externally.
  • Assisting in developing and overseeing our internship and fellowship programs.
  • Researching and implementing compliant and equitable benefits programs across borders.

Your experience

  • 1-2 years of experience,formal training, or strong interest in nonprofit human resources, or a similar role.
  • 1-2 years of experience supporting people and culture work, including onboarding/offboarding, cultural and engagement activities, employment compliance, and beyond.
  • Interest in developing and promoting a healthy and equitable team culture for an Effective Altruism aligned research organization.


  • Experience with employment compliance and benefits administration, especially for international employers.
  • Experience with benefits administration in one of the following countries: the UK, Canada, Australia, or Germany, or other big countries.
  • Experience researching and communicating about benefits to employees.
  • Experience developing budgets for programs and organizational initiatives.
  • Experience organizing events and initiatives to support and improve team culture at a remote organization.
  • Familiarity with Effective Altruism and Rethink Priorities’ work.

Your skills

  • Strong research skills, especially as related to international benefits administration.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects and demands.
  • Strong general reasoning ability.
  • Excellent communications skills and cultural awareness.
  • Commitment to an equitable work environment.
  • Willingness and ability to complete self-directed work to become an expert in your field.
  • Strong interest in providing exceptional employee experience.


  • Fluent in multiple languages (English, and at least one of: Spanish, German, Dutch, or another language commonly spoken in Europe).


What we offer

  • Salary between $69,000 and $71,000 USD annually
  • Opportunity to contribute to a fast-growing, high-impact organization — our research is used by key decision makers who influence hundreds of millions of dollars
  • Flexible work hours and location
  • Competitive global benefits program
  • Generous family leave (six months paid at full salary, regardless of gender)
  • Organization-wide mid- and end-of-year breaks, plus unlimited vacation and personal time off (several additional weeks in practice)
  • A caring team that looks out for each other, is friendly, respectful, and values having a healthy work-life balance
  • Opportunities to grow/advance your career and engage in professional development
  • Low bureaucracy
  • We don’t provide snacks but we could mail you a box of Oreos if you want


About Rethink Priorities

Rethink Priorities is a research organization aimed at uncovering insights to inform policymakers and major foundations about how to best set policy to help people and nonhuman animals.

Since the beginning of 2018, we’ve:

  • Studied alternatives to QALYs for measuring wellbeing
  • Published reviews of lead reduction policy, charter cities, and agricultural land reform
  • Conducted polls, surveys, and message testing to better understand how the public thinks about animal welfare and other important topics
  • Brought to light the important and neglected area of invertebrate welfare
  • Investigated nuclear war as a possible existential risk, quantitatively modelled the expected harm from various nuclear war scenarios, and explored some interventions for reducing this risk
  • And much much more!

Feel free to review our published work here
We’re supported by Open Philanthropy, Effective Altruism Funds, the Survival and Flourishing Fund, and individual donors.

If you’d like to know more about our hiring process and what working at Rethink Priorities is like, please feel free to learn more about our work culture on our site.

Rethink Priorities is committed to building an inclusive, equitable and supportive community for you to thrive and do your best work. We’re committed to finding the best talent for our team, so please don’t hesitate to apply for a role regardless of your age, gender identity, political identity, personal preferences, physical abilities, veteran status, or any other background you may identify with. If you’d like to know more about what working at Rethink Priorities is like, you’re welcome to visit our Career Opportunities site.

Please email info@rethinkpriorities.org if you have any questions about this role.

About Rethink Priorities

Rethink Priorities is a research organization that conducts critical research to inform policymakers and major foundations about how to best help people and nonhuman animals in both the present and the long-term future.

Our research spans everything from animal welfare to the threat of nuclear war. We explore neglected but promising areas to improve the world and try to further build the community of researchers working on understanding how to do this most effectively.

We follow the principles of effective altruism, and are dedicated to using our resources to have the greatest impact on the lives of people and animals.