The below job posting may be of interest. It's actually a key role for a quite exciting program, could really have an impact on a large set of scientific computing projects.
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Leah Silen email@example.com Date: Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 6:05 AM Subject: [NumFOCUS Projects] Job Posting To: firstname.lastname@example.org
The last project email contained information on both the Summit and the Sustainability Program Job Posting. In case you missed it, we wanted to resend the job posting info. Please share with those in your circles.
NumFOCUS Projects Director
NumFOCUS is seeking to hire a full-time Projects Director to develop and run a sustainability incubator program for NumFOCUS fiscally sponsored open source projects. This is the first program of its kind, with opportunity for enormous impact on the open source ecosystem. The Projects Director will work with NumFOCUS fiscally sponsored Open Source projects to develop appropriate business development strategies and opportunities to engage with industry. The learnings from this program will be public, meaning it has the potential to change how all open source projects are managed.
NumFOCUS is 501(c)3 whose mission is to promote sustainable high-level programming languages, open code development, and reproducible scientific research. They accomplish this mission through their educational programs and events as well as through fiscal sponsorship of open source data science projects. They aim to increase collaboration and communication within the scientific computing community.
The Projects Director position is initially funded for 2 years through a grant from the Sloan Foundation. The incumbent will be hired as an employee of NumFOCUS. Review of applications will begin October 10th, and the position will remain open until filled.
The Projects Director will lead efforts to identify skills and perspectives that Open Source Project leads need to establish sustainability models and seek opportunities for funding and will consult with NumFOCUS projects and disseminate outcomes.
Organize a ‘business bootcamp’ workshop, coach project leads and lead an Advisory Board for these business development efforts -
Develop business and financial plans, improve communication, build industry relationships, and broadly develop strategies for fostering these relationships. -
Lead efforts to identify skills and perspectives that Open Source Project leads need to establish sustainability models and seek opportunities for funding -
Using materials from workshops and other resources, develop and disseminate an Open Source Nurturing and Actionable Practices Kit (OSNAP Kit) to provide guidance to open source projects outside of NumFOCUS -
Establish assessment strategies to measure impact and help NumFOCUS open-source projects develop industry relationships
As this role provides a business, operations and marketing perspective to Open Source project leads, the candidate should have:
Preferred: 4 years experience in business development, operations and/or marketing -
Strong oral and written communication skills -
Teaching experience of some capacity, e.g. teaching at universities or creating and running workshops -
Demonstrated ability to interact with a broad range of people from technical leads to industry leaders -
Experience working with open communities, e.g. open source software, hardware or makers, -
A rich network of experts in business and technology to draw ideas and collaboration from.
NumFOCUS offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.
To apply, please submit your resume/CV and cover letter (up to two pages) to NumFOCUS at: email@example.com
See the posting at: http://www.numfocus.org/blog/ projects-director-job-posting
--- Leah Silen Executive Director, NumFOCUS firstname.lastname@example.org 512-222-5449