Information for Holden Karnofsky

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OpenAI Board [1]
GiveWell Executive Director 2006-08-01 2007-06-01 part-time [2] He switched from part-time to full-time work on GiveWell in “mid-2007”.
GiveWell Executive Director 2007-06-01 2017-06-01 full-time [2], [3] He switched from part-time to full-time work on GiveWell in “mid-2007”.
GiveWell Board Secretary board member [2]
Open Philanthropy Project Executive Director 2016-01-11 full-time [4]
Open Philanthropy Project Managing Director 2016-01-01 [5], [6], [7]
Open Philanthropy Project Executive Director position grant investigation full-time [8], [9]

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Hi, I’m Holden Karnofsky. AMA about jobs at Open Philanthropy 2018-03-26 Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy Project Open Philanthropy Project 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 Project Open Philanthropy Project 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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