Our vision is to reshape the sector by establishing cash as a benchmark, with the ultimate aim of ending poverty. We believe the best way of achieving that mission is maximizing the dollars we deliver to the poorest people in the world.
The Brookings Institution estimates that the theoretical amount of money required to move everyone from below the poverty line up to the poverty line is $80B a year. The government aid sector currently spends $140B each year, while US charitable giving is about $400B annually. Much of those funds go towards interventions known not to work or lacking any evidence at all. We want to change that by establishing cash as a benchmark (like Vanguard did with index funds for the financial industry), and in the process accelerate the end of extreme poverty.
Since launching in 2011, GiveDirectly has raised over $200M and delivered cash to more than 100,000 families. Our work has drawn praise from outlets like Fast Company, the New York Times Magazine, The Economist, This American Life, the Guardian, and Foreign Affairs.
We’re looking for exceptional talent to help further our mission. Our culture is candid, analytical, fast-paced, and hard working (see our values). We are open to candidates from any industry and often recruit from top schools/firms and offer competitive salary and benefits.
You will lead GiveDirectly’s finance work in the US, including driving important global planning, analytical, and regulatory processes. Reporting directly to the CFO, you’ll join finance colleagues in 7 other countries in ensuring the mechanisms we build to deliver money to the poor are secure and transparent. We're looking for someone with an endless drive for improvement, an ability to deliver high-quality accounting on tight deadlines, and the flexibility to adapt to quickly changing needs while being highly detail-oriented. We are a lean team, so your impact will be felt immediately.
What we’re looking for