Job Title: Call Center Manager
Start date: As soon as possible
Reports to: Country Director
GiveDirectly (GD) aims to reshape international giving - and millions of lives - by providing cash grants directly to the world’s poorest. The Brookings Institution estimates that $70B of cash transfers would be required to eliminate the poverty gap; the aid sector currently spends $135B each year, much of it on evidence-free interventions. GiveDirectly wants to change that, establishing cash transfers as a benchmark for foreign aid - as the index fund is a benchmark for the financial industry - and in the process accelerating the end of extreme poverty.
GD has raised over $200m since launching in 2011, delivered cash to more than 125,000 families, and launched offices in 7 countries. We’ve also supported large-scale, experimental research that indicates strong recipient impact of our programs. As a result GD has been celebrated as one of the most innovative non-profit companies by Fast Company, while the growing cash transfer movement and GD’s leading role within it have been featured in the New York Times Magazine, This American Life, Foreign Affairs, and The Economist.
We’re looking for exceptional talent to grow our field team. Our culture is blunt, analytical, non-hierarchical, and fast-paced. We recruit candidates from top organizations across all industries - our team has hailed from consultancies, investment banks, start-ups, non-profits, and government to name a few. We value ability and willingness to learn over years of experience. We offer competitive salary and benefits and performance-based bonuses.
The Call Center Manager (CCM) will play a central role in ensuring that GiveDirectly delivers a gold-standard product to donors and a positive experience to recipients. The call center serves as an interactive platform between GiveDirectly and its recipients. Through the call center, GD proactively reaches out to recipients to ensure donations are well received, handles any issues that arise, and answers any questions they might have. This process is called “follow-up”.
The CCM will be responsible for the efficient and effective implementation of the follow-up process, including tracking performance of the follow-up team; monitoring recipient call data; streamlining workflow processes and call scripts; building a culture of mentorship and professional development; and identifying opportunities for risk mitigation and process improvement. The role will reward exceptional personnel management, effective communication skills, attention to detail, organizational skills, and a strong commitment towards building a scalable and better-leveraged field organization.
Design and monitor call-center workflow
We prioritize recipient preferences over those of donors or ourselves.
We do what’s best for organizational - not individual - success.
We say what we believe, and are honest in sharing information.
We strive to be a source - not drain - of energy for our colleagues.
We are intellectually rigorous with a drive towards action - not debate.
We do not dwell on problems. We work actively to create solutions.
We take the risks to pursue industry-changing success, not incremental progress.
We recognize and accept our imperfections with a focus on growth.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.