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Associate Counsel/Counsel

Open Philanthropy


Posted 1 week ago

Join Open Philanthropy's Legal Team and Champion Philanthropic Causes with Your Expertise


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£190073.07 - £253205.1

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Remote - Global, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Remote - USA

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Expires at anytime

Open Philanthropy is looking to hire a new attorney to contribute to the legal team’s mission of providing well-calibrated legal advice and engaging in collaborative and creative problem-solving. The attorney would handle issues related to grantmaking, contracts, and various aspects of operations for causes including potential risks from advanced AI, biosecurity and pandemic preparedness, global health and wellbeing, and farm animal welfare.

Open Philanthropy is a philanthropic funder and advisor. Our mission is to help others as much as we can with the resources available to us. We stress openness to many possibilities and have chosen our focus areas based on importance, neglectedness, and tractability.

You would join the team as our fifth attorney and seventh team member, and report to our General Counsel Molly Kovite to help our growing team navigate legal questions and collaborate with staff to generate solutions. We’d prefer candidates to have 5+ years’ experience practicing in the legal field. We’d also be willing to consider individuals with significantly more experience and would be open to customizing and expanding the job duties based on skills, experience, and fit with Open Phil’s needs.

Your immediate responsibilities may include: Providing legal advice to program and operations teams and developing creative solutions to legal issues faced by staff. Resolving a wide range of complex legal questions from grantmaking staff and/or grantees, as well as handling compliance, structural, and contractual issues related to grantmaking.

We are open to candidates working remotely, including outside the US, so long as they meet this criterion and can work on a timezone to collaborate with colleagues based on the East and West Coasts of the US.

Compensation: We are open to applications from candidates with a wide range of experience, though we will most likely hire at either the Associate Counsel or Counsel level. Compensation for Associate Counsel will be $190,073.07, which (for US hires) would be distributed as a base salary of $167,073.07 and an unconditional 401(k) grant of $23,000. Compensation for Counsel will be $253,205.10, which (for US hires) would be distributed as a base salary of $230,205.10 and an unconditional 401(k) grant of $23,000.

Benefits: Our benefits package includes: Excellent health insurance (we cover 100% of premiums within the US for you and any eligible dependents) and an employer-funded Health Reimbursement Arrangement for certain other personal health expenses Dental, vision and life insurance for you and your family Four weeks of PTO recommended per year Four months of fully paid family leave A generous and flexible expense policy — we encourage staff to expense the ergonomic equipment, software and other services that they need to stay healthy and productive A continual learning policy that encourages staff to spend time on professional development with related expenses covered. Support for remote work — we’ll cover a remote workspace outside your home if you need one, or connect you with an Open Phil coworking hub in your city.


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