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$75,000 to $90,000
Feb 16, 2023
The US Research Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI), a fiscally sponsored Code for Science & Society project, is looking for a Community Manager (CM) who will grow a thriving community of practitioners interested in the use and sustainability of research software. In this brand new role, the CM will be responsible for designing and delivering a series of online activities including a highly curated newsletter, monthly webinars, and a new website that will include guest content to raise awareness of relevant activities around research software training and policy research. The CM will additionally act as a liaison to help to recruit students for research software training, disseminate the findings of the URSSI policy fellow, and solicit input from a volunteer advisory committee. The role will also include organizing an event to showcase research software.
This is an exciting, new, grant-funded position with plenty of room for growth. You’ll be working as part of a small, all-remote team with the opportunity to establish new governance and norms in your role. There will also be opportunities for professional development, including receiving mentorship, as you build your skills as a community-engaged communicator. These will include participation in the community of practice for scientific community managers hosted by the Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement (CSCCE), as well as participation in CSCCE courses and collaboration with CSCCE staff on the design and delivery of specific projects.
Code for Science & Society (CS&S) is a US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit supporting open collaboration in public interest technology through fiscal sponsorship and other programs supporting sustainable open source. We envision a future where communities build technology infrastructure that reflects their values. We work for this future by running a Sponsored Project Program where fiscal sponsorship is bundled with strategic support and a Collaborative Communities program that seeks to bring transparency to the public interest tech ecosystem.
We warmly welcome applications from individuals with backgrounds not currently represented in our growing team and are happy to chat informally (firstname.lastname@example.org) about the role if you have questions that you’d like to explore.
The CM will support the URSSI community via a dedicated Slack channel and monthly community call centered on research software topics as well as producing a highly-curated newsletter. Community management tasks will include:
The community manager will also work to engage key stakeholders in the URSSI ecosystem, learn from them, disseminate their work and identify areas for future growth or ways of addressing emerging needs. This will include:
You will be responsible for creating, distributing, and tracking all community-related communications, as well as maintaining and updating our website. This includes:
This is a full-time contract position with a salary range of $75,000-$90,000, commensurate with experience, skills, and local benefits requirements. The position is 100% remote. Some costs related to a home office or co-working space will be supported. We provide professional development opportunities, including support for joining the next version of CSCCE’s Community Manager training program.
This is a fully remote US-based position. You will need to be eligible to work in the U.S. and you will ideally be able to work at least a part of your core hours in the Pacific time zone. You will also need to be comfortable working from home and connecting with your teammates virtually through Zoom, Slack, and email.
Please apply at https://urssi.us/community-man…. You will be asked to upload a cover letter and a resume or CV as a single PDF document with a filename of the format “FirstName_LastName.pdf”. Please limit the letter and resume to no more than two pages in length each. Applications will receive an automated message of receipt. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.