We're hiring a community manager!

  Karthik Ram  |   Scott Chamberlain

March 10, 2016

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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