We're hiring a community manager!

The rOpenSci team is growing, thanks in part to our recent funding. We recently welcomed Jeroen Ooms on the software development side and today we're thrilled to announce a position for community manager.

Our mission is to expand access to scientific data and promote a culture of reproducible research and sustainable research software. We aim to cultivate a vibrant and open community through activities such as our community calls, discussion forums, package review, and annual unconferences. We are ready for a dedicated community manager to come on board to broaden the understanding and reach of rOpenSci to the researcher community.

We're looking for someone who can:

  • Disseminate updates about our projects and activities to diverse communities via blog posts, Twitter, and related outlets.

  • Engage with the research community on discussion forums and speak at meetings.

  • Organize events such as our annual unconferences locally and internationally (We've got an admin to take care of logistics).

  • Wrangle our (mostly remote) team and coordinate us, our contractors, and future research fellows.

What we're looking for in our community manager:

  • A bachelor's degree in science. Although prior research experience is not necessary, you must have a strong understanding of the culture of science from having worked in that environment.

  • Some evidence of community building efforts. A successful blog, an engaging Twitter account, events you've previously organized are the kinds of things we're looking for.

  • A passion for open source/science and a hacker mentality. While the position does not involve any software development, you must be comfortable enough to use/learn various tools that are integral to our stack including R packages, Git/GitHub.

The position comes with a competitive salary and benefits and is based at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science at UC Berkeley. Remote work is also an option for the right candidate.

About Us We're a team of four, with a five person leadership team, and an advisory board. We're a grant funded organization based within UC Berkeley. We have a large community of contributors, and a much larger community of users. Our tools are focused around the R language, but we promote open science/open source widely.

Apply Informal questions and inquiries welcome at jobs at ropensci org. And if you're ready, go ahead and apply!

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