# Job descriptions Last updated: 2022-11-30 URL for this page: https://hackmd.io/@investinopen/job-descriptions URL for this site: https://hackmd.io/@investinopen/how-we-work Below are archived job descriptions for IOI roles. We've included dates when these were last reviewed, and will update accordingly. ## Administrative Assistant *Last updated: 2022-08* Position Type: Part-time Location: Remote, with supervisor based in New York. Program Description [Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI)](https://investinopen.org/) is seeking an Administrative Assistant to join a growing team working to increase adoption, investment in, and the sustainability of open infrastructure in research and scholarship.  The Administrative Assistant position is key to helping IOI build organizational capacity and effectiveness to deliver on its mission. This role will support IOI’s Executive Director and Steering Committee by providing operational and logistics support. This position will work closely with the Executive Director, the Chair, and Vice Chair of the Steering Committee. This is a part-time, remote position, reporting to the Executive Director with room to grow. Anticipated responsibilities are specified below.  As a distributed team, we heavily rely on process and communication, which we’ve outlined in the guides below. Candidates should be fluent in Google products (Drive, Docs, Spreadsheets, Slides, calendar, email), Trello for task management, Slack, and Expensify. For more on tools we use, meeting structures we hold, and more, see the links below: - [How we work guide](https://hackmd.io/@investinopen/how-we-work/https%3A%2F%2Finvestinopen.org%2Fabout%2Fhow-we-work%2F) - [Tools we use](https://hackmd.io/@investinopen/tools-we-use) - [Meeting structure & expectations](https://hackmd.io/@investinopen/meetings) Roles and Responsibilities - Draft, review and send communications on behalf of IOI’s Executive Director (and potentially Leadership team, as needed) - Support the ED to help organize and prepare for meetings, including gathering documents and attending to logistics of meetings (e.g. monthly steering committee meetings, governance calls, etc) - Triage, review and action admin@ and contact@ emails, communicate messages and information to the ED - Prioritize emails for the ED and action via Trello to ensure tasks and working time are delegated - Support the ED and leadership in researching and booking travel arrangements for the ED and for group travel as needed (e.g. Steering meetings, team retreats, targeted in-person events) - Maintain various records and documents for company executive(s) - Oversee invoicing and filing of receipts, including tracking and monitoring standing bills for the organization (e.g. tech services like AWS, HackMD, etc), supporting the ED in filing and approving expenses via Expensify. Help with systematizing tech invoices (for expenses as well as tracking ongoing costs / flagging when there’s a spike) - Provide scheduling support for Steering Committee Chair, Vice Chair, and for Committees - Support ED and leadership re: scheduling needs, driving the ED’s calendar - Note-taking for Steering and Committee meetings, support in preparing summaries of key decisions, meeting minutes, follow up. - Support the ED in preparing Committee meeting agendas and materials (and making sure that those are created and disseminated in a timely fashion in accordance w/ charters) Work Location & Environment We strive at IOI to ensure our work balances being trustworthy and evidence-based with a design that makes the topics we care about actionable, approachable, reusable, memorable, and understandable. We are committed to openness and transparency, and aim to share our process, findings, and work in formats that enable participation and reuse. Transparency and access are two critical components of the healthy, inclusive ecosystem we are building towards, and we aim to reflect that in our work. We believe in iterative development, and are committed to soliciting and incorporating feedback into our work products and process. We aim to foster a healthier, more equitable and inclusive research ecosystem. This underlies all of our work as a team, with the community, and in how we approach this work.   We’re a highly collaborative, fully remote team that believes in empowering others, learning together, and (respectfully) challenging our own assumptions to better serve the communities we care about. We value honest and transparent communications in our work together and actively cultivate a team culture of learning and iteration.  Candidates should expect to be available for at least 3 hours a day overlap with the Executive Director, based in NYC. ## Business Development & Partnerships Lead *Last updated 2022-11-22* *[Link to archived posting, 2022-11-30](https://web.archive.org/web/20221130111206/https://investinopen.org/jobs/)* Position Type: Full time with benefits Location: Remote, with supervisor based in New York. Program Description [Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI)](https://investinopen.org/) is seeking a Business Development & Partnerships Lead to join a growing team working to increase adoption, investment in, and the sustainability of open infrastructure in research and scholarship.  The Business Development & Partnerships Lead position is instrumental to the next phase of IOI’s growth and development as we look to diversify our funding modes and streams, as well as grow uptake and investment of open infrastructure by institutions and funders globally. Our aim is to direct as much support to the communities we serve while also ensuring our ability to sustain IOI’s core activities. This role will directly support and lead the expansion of IOI’s business activities to advance IOI’s mission. This includes identifying fee-for service and funding opportunities to advance [IOI’s strategic plan](https://investinopen.org/about/strategic-plan-2021-2024/), conducting market analysis and prospect research to help prioritize new opportunities and partnerships, creating materials to support the Executive Director in business development, and developing processes and strategies to bring efficiency and clarity to this work. This role will also work closely with the Executive Director and Leadership team to build support for [IOI’s first Collective Fund](https://investinopen.org/blog/ioi-launches-fund-to-deepen-investment-in-open-infrastructure/), set to launch in early-to-mid 2024.  This is an exciting role for someone passionate about deepening IOI’s impact and service to the research community, while also ensuring that we internally are being strategic about how we are supported alongside the pressing funding needs of the communities we serve. We see this role as critical in helping us identify mission-aligned ways we can support ongoing work, while also ensuring we’re maximizing and increasing investment in the open infrastructure ecosystem.  This position will work closely with the Executive Director and will serve as part of IOI’s Leadership team (which consists of the Director of Research & Strategy and Engagement Lead). This is a full-time, remote position, reporting to the Executive Director.  Key responsibilities:  - Support the Executive in furthering the development of IOI’s fundraising and business partnership strategy, including development of sustainable support for IOI via fee-for-service offerings, fund contributions, and core support via grants and donations. - Build and manage a portfolio of funding prospects and partners including foundations, government agencies / national funding programs, industry partners, institutional leaders and budget holders, and other organizations with financial support potential through identification, cultivation, solicitation, reporting, and stewardship.  - Work with IOI Leadership team to think strategically about how to grow the uptake and investment of open infrastructure among funders and institutions systematically, including via marketing efforts, network partnerships, and more.  - Create and refine systems, processes, and tools for building and managing a business development pipeline that brings clarity to how we make decisions about opportunities, what the outcomes and deadlines are, and how we are measuring progress.  - Lead and support prospect research and prepare materials to support business development conversations led by the ED and/or other Leadership team members. - Track engagement efforts and progress in CiviCRM.  Additional responsibilities could include:  - Ensure the cultivation and stewardship, with the support of the Executive Director and Engagement Lead, of a diverse portfolio of existing supporters and prospects, including taking meetings with current and prospective partners to understand their needs, keep them informed and engaged, and track reporting requirements.  - Support the ED and Leadership team with costing out proposals for new work, and prioritizing opportunities that weigh IOI’s capacity, financial need, and alignment with strategic objectives. - Engage and manage short-term contractors, as needed, to augment market research and analysis needs to further bolster development activities and help deepen IOI’s understanding of core audiences and prospective partners. - Work with IOI staff and/or short-term contractors to investigate financial, legal, and operational considerations associated with administering and deploying funds.   Necessary Skills and Experience: - Knowledge of the funding landscape for research intensive environments and/or open source technology, including philanthropies, institutional funding, and government funders. - 5-7 years of successful fundraising experience, including direct experience and success in securing large grants and donations from individuals to support mission-oriented work and/or experience building consulting or fee-for-service offerings to offset core programmatic costs.  - Experience creating and implementing successful long-term fundraising and partnership strategies with a diverse set of partners.  - Ability to create and maintain strong internal relationships and balance the needs of multiple stakeholders. - Demonstrable track record as an exceptional communicator, in writing as well as verbally, adept at preparing proposals, donor correspondence, slide decks and background research to support business development conversations. - Desire to work in a dynamic and mission-driven organization. - Ability to maintain confidentiality of donor information and a finely-tuned sense of discretion. - Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and accountability. - Comfort and experience in a technology-driven environment. - Experience working with technical and/or scientific donors. - Experience working in an organization with a distributed workforce. - Experience with CRM software and tracking, like CiviCRM.  Nice to have: - Broad-based knowledge of various development and partnership activities including: membership/subscription based models, fee-for-service opportunities, grants and philanthropic support. - Experience building relationships with and through mission-supporting ventures. - Experience preparing and making effective presentations to diverse groups large and small.  - Experience costing out proposals, conducting market research and business analysis to better map total addressable markets and provide insights.  - Past experience at a philanthropy or public sector funder, managing a portfolio of at least $3-5M. Work Location & Environment We strive at IOI to ensure our work balances being trustworthy and evidence-based with a design that makes the topics we care about actionable, approachable, reusable, memorable, and understandable. We are committed to openness and transparency, and aim to share our process, findings, and work in formats that enable participation and reuse. Transparency and access are two critical components of the healthy, inclusive ecosystem we are building towards, and we aim to reflect that in our work. We believe in iterative development, and are committed to soliciting and incorporating feedback into our work products and process. We aim to foster a healthier, more equitable and inclusive research ecosystem. This underlies all of our work as a team, with the community, and in how we approach this work.   We’re a highly collaborative, fully remote team that believes in empowering others, learning together, and (respectfully) challenging our own assumptions to better serve the communities we care about. We value honest and transparent communications in our work together and actively cultivate a team culture of learning and iteration.  A stipend of up to $3,000 USD is provided to support equipment costs and home office needs for employees. Project staff work across a variety of time zones, with project leadership based in New York, USA. Candidates should be available 3+ hours / day to allow for effective communication, connection, and collaboration Additional details: - This is a grant-funded position. - CS&S is the fiscal sponsor and organizational home of IOI. CS&S offers employee benefits through [TriNet](https://www.trinet.com/) for US-based employees, including health insurance and retirement. - International applicants will be considered for a contract position. - Candidates should already be able to work legally where they are based, we can not offer visa support for this position at this time. - IOI is a fully remote organization, with project leadership based in US Eastern Standard time. Candidates should be available 3+ hours / day with project leadership.  ## Communications Associate *Last updated: 2022-08* *[Link to archived posting, 2022-08](https://web.archive.org/web/20220815075627/https://investinopen.org/jobs/)* Location: Remote We are seeking a part-time Communications Associate to join our growing team and help us build a stronger, vibrant, and more resilient infrastructure supporting scientific and scholarly research. The Communications Associate will work with our Engagement Lead to ensure that IOI’s work is responsive to, and reflective of, the needs of the communities we serve: researchers, scholars, budget holders/funders, and the open infrastructure community. This is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to build or transition into a career in communications and stakeholder engagement, particularly in the STEM, nonprofit, and/or open-source spaces. The Communications Associate will provide editorial, communications campaign management, and event coordination support to further IOI’s mission and operationalize IOI’s research. This is a part-time, temporary, remote contract position, reporting to the Engagement Lead. ### Responsibilities include: - Communication campaign planning and execution: writing communication plans and developing tailored messages to engage our key stakeholders in support of our objectives; working in collaboration with the rest of the team to deliver campaigns on time and according to plan. - Meeting and event coordination: manage communication and logistics for IOI’s events, including supporting events’ technical set-up, maintaining RSVPs, and ensuring information flow between invitees, participants, partners and staff. - Content and asset development: working with our Engagement lead to create blog posts, social media posts, and other communication assets. - Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system management: ensuring that the data in our CRM system is clean and up-to-date. ### Necessary Skills and Experience - Excellent English written communication skills, especially in communicating complex technical information to those who are new to the subject matter. - Project management and organisational skills and an eye for detail, especially when working on multiple projects simultaneously. - Familiarity with Google Suite products such as Docs, Slides and Sheets, Slack, Zoom, and content management systems. - Experience working as part of a distributed team. ### Nice to have - Familiarity with open research and/or open source. - Experience with a CRM system. - Fluency in Spanish and/or French. ### Additional details - This is a grant-funded contract position. - [Code for Science and Society (CS&S)](https://codeforscience.org/) is the fiscal sponsor and organisational home of IOI. - International applicants are welcomed. Candidates should already be able to work legally where they are based, we can not offer visa support for this position at this time. ## Director, Research & Strategy *Last updated: 2021-10* *[Link to archived posting, 2021-10](https://web.archive.org/web/20211022014421/https://investinopen.org/jobs/)* Position Type: Full time with benefits. Location: Remote, with supervisors based in New York. Program Description Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) is seeking a Director of Research and Strategy to join a growing team working to increase adoption, investment in, and the sustainability of open infrastructure in research and scholarship. This is a leadership position, responsible for working with the Executive Director to shape IOI’s product offerings to decision makers and research agenda. This is also a management role, overseeing our team of Research Data Analysts. The Director of Research & Strategy will serve a pivotal role in building and executing on IOI’s vision to bring investment, adoption, and action to open infrastructure. This role will be responsible for building and maintaining the strategic positioning and programming necessary to support IOI’s research and analysis. This position will play a central role in operationalizing IOI’s core aim to provide funding recommendations and investment guidance for research infrastructure. This is a role for a strategy-minded practitioner, eager to help scale IOI’s offerings and impact, as well as engage in research directly alongside the Research team. You’ll set the research agenda for the organization, dig into questions of strategy and approach with our team, guide our strategy on research communication, while overseeing our team of Research Data Analysts. This role will also involve piloting and testing IOI’s core offerings to stakeholders, exploring earned revenue streams to diversify IOI’s support, while working with the team to make research outputs as openly available and accessible as possible. This is a full-time, remote position, reporting to the Executive Director. Research responsibilities: - Work with the IOI Executive Director and key stakeholder groups to scope, operationalize, and iterate on IOI’s core research product offerings to increase investment in open infrastructure; - Manage and support the development of IOI’s team of Research Data Analysts and contractors; - Articulate a coherent vision for IOI’s applied research efforts that supports clear alignment across a diverse portfolio of projects and clients; - Maintains links and collaborates where possible with other external data collection, evaluation and systems change efforts; - Successfully designs and carries out quantitative and qualitative research, alongside and in support of the core team; - Supports and trains staff and community partners that are unfamiliar with research design and evaluation to collect, manage and analyze data; - Keeps current regarding funding requirements for data collection and reporting and puts into place local methods to ensure reliable, accurate compliance which reflects service activities. Strategic responsibilities: - Serve as part of the organization’s leadership team and contribute to the development and execution of strategic decisions and offerings; - Own and manage IOI’s research workflows, ensuring that research outputs are strategically aligned, accessible, and actionable; - Develop, implement and monitor an evaluation plan addressing strategic and program evaluation questions, data collection methods, analysis and reporting; - Prioritize inbound requests for research support and analysis; - Collaborate with the Executive Director, other members of IOI staff, and external collaborators to determine resources available, resources needed, and evaluation outcome goals for projects and programs. Your Relevant Skills & Career Goals - Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent experience in designing, executing, and reporting findings of complex research projects; - Experience with data-intensive research and analysis, both quantitative and qualitative; - Knowledge and experience of community-based and participatory research methods to inform program development and design of product offerings; - Knowledge and experience of program evaluation principles, theories, concepts and practices; - Ability to analyze information, summarize findings and present them in ways easily understandable to decision-makers; - Program or organizational level leadership, with a thoughtful approach to staff management in remote settings. ## Engagement Lead *Last updated: 2021-10* *[Link to archived posting, 2021-10](https://web.archive.org/web/20211022014421/https://investinopen.org/jobs/)* Position Type: Full time with benefits. Location: Remote, with supervisor based in New York. Program Description Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) is seeking an Engagement Lead to join a growing team working to increase adoption, investment in, and the sustainability of open infrastructure in research and scholarship. The Engagement Lead position is key to ensuring our work is responsive to, and reflective of, the needs of the communities we serve: researchers, scholars, budget holders/funders, and the open infrastructure community. This role will drive IOI’s participation and engagement strategies to advance IOI’s mission. This includes tailoring messaging and development focused events to drive action among stakeholder groups, project managing community engagement work, and designing and managing the various points of participation in IOI’s work. This position will serve as a main liaison to IOI’s Community Councils and represent IOI at external events, surfacing community needs, trends, and feedback to inform IOI’s work and strategic priorities. The Engagement Lead will also be tasked with crafting thoughtful metrics and mechanisms to measure progress, and play a key role in program asset creation including blog posts, outreach, web content, and webinars/community calls. This position will work closely with the Director of Research and Strategy and the Executive Director to design strategy for tailored events to further IOI’s mission and operationalize IOI’s research. This is a full-time, remote position, reporting to the Executive Director. Your Relevant Skills & Career Goals - Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field. - Experience with stakeholder management, community engagement, and facilitation. - Knowledge and experience of strategic engagement and event design, with an eye for moving groups towards action; - Experience collaboratively developing action plans with diverse stakeholder groups, and engaging groups through testing and implementation processes; - Experience with market analysis, to help IOI identify and grow its network of stakeholders and stay informed of their core needs; - Experience with identifying and assessing engagement metrics to advance project aims and mission; - Ability to communicate complex topics to various stakeholder groups, as well as to a broader audience. ## Executive Director *Last updated: 2020-03* Reports To: Invest in Open Infrastructure Advisory Committee at Code for Science & Society (CS&S). Base of Operations: Fully remote, with ability to communicate regularly across Central European to US Pacific time zones, as well as occasional global engagement. Call for Applicants Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) is a coalition of organizations working to organize and deliver funding for open scholarly infrastructure at scale from the most obvious beneficiaries: the global institutions and agencies that form the bulk of academic support and funding today. This role will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day activities of IOI, working with the Steering Committee to define and execute a plan to unlock substantial and durable funding for open scholarly infrastructure. This involves managing the program work, staff, and fundraising as needed for programmatic activities, developing and engaging with the IOI Steering Committee and the partner organizations. We are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit to work with the IOI Steering Committee to develop and launch new initiatives aimed at expanding support for open scholarly infrastructure. This role will engage in everything from strategic planning and communications, cross-org collaboration, day-to-day tasks, hiring processes, fundraising, and overall program design and management. This role is responsible for managing the IOI project, a fiscally sponsored project of Code for Science & Society (CS&S). The role reports to the IOI Advisory Committee, part of the larger IOI Steering Committee. Core Responsibilities - Develop the vision for and scope of IOI in partnership with the IOI Steering Committee - Arrange and oversee deliverables, time-tables, and budget allocation for program activities - Manage personnel, contractors, and projects - Act as a liaison between stakeholders, the project Steering Committee, and other staff - Work with Steering Committee to develop and execute IOI program activities, including: - Coordinate efforts to gather data on open scholarly infrastructure and the individual projects and organizations which provide it - Map the institutions, agencies and foundations that can provide ongoing support for open scholarly infrastructure - Develop models for how new projects or innovations might be identified, selected and seed funded - Develop partnerships to test models of funding open infrastructure - Engage with the potential participants and work with them to understand their needs and concerns - Initiate, develop, and manage relationships with funders, stakeholders, and partners - Develop a fundraising and sustainability plan - Oversee search and hiring processes to grow the team, as needed - Manage, encourage, and facilitate cross-organizational collaboration - Participate in IOI governance and with appropriate committees or working groups to facilitate planning and strategy Skills and Experience - Ability to bring a vision into reality - Strong organizational and leadership qualities - Outstanding written and oral communication skills - Extremely detail-oriented, thorough, and organized - Deep knowledge of scholarly institutions, services, and their current sources of funding - Deep knowledge of open source infrastructure - Experience in assessing and understanding technology, related services, and standards - A hands-on attitude towards understanding and explaining new technology and systems - 7+ years experience working in one or more aspects of scholarly communication or open infrastructure - Ability to interact with all levels of employees; strong collaboration and interpersonal skills; ability to work well within a team - Ability to develop and manage relationships with funders, partners, and stakeholder communities and preferably a track record of successful fundraising - Excellent time and project management skills - Ability to problem solve under pressure and anticipate needs - Experience working with distributed teams to develop and execute projects and programs ## Project Coordinator *Last updated: 2021-12* Position Type: Full time with benefits. Location: Remote, with supervisor based in New York. Program Description Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) is seeking a Project Coordinator to join a growing team working to increase adoption, investment in, and the sustainability of open infrastructure in research and scholarship. The Project Coordinator position will serve as a main support for IOI’s research and internal operations, helping to manage and administer task tracking processes across teams and assist with project documentation and knowledge management for internal resources and research outputs. This role will play a crucial part in ensuring IOI’s work is accessible, usable, and delivered in a timely fashion. This includes taking an active role in ensuring IOI’s work is well-managed and properly documented for internal staff and external stakeholders to be informed, engaged, and accountable. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for: - Developing and managing the tools, technologies, policies, and procedures necessary for shared task tracking and collaborative project planning, including: - Working with teams to set and manage timelines, - Identify and address resourcing issues, - Maintain task alignment, - Conduct kickoff and retrospective debrief sessions at the start and end of research efforts, helping capture key learning points and memorializing decision-making throughout the research project life-cycle. - Leading efforts to manage IOI’s wealth of internal resources and provide documentation support and maintenance for internal staff and external stakeholders, including project requirements and plans, resourcing needs, and other assets currently made available via Trello, HackMD, Zotero, Wikidata and other platforms. - Gather information and provide recommendations to the team on systems and processes to make IOI’s work accessible and reproducible via open source and open access tools whenever possible and feasible to both meet our internal needs and external stakeholder obligations, while furthering our commitment to supporting open technologies and systems. This position will work closely with the Executive Director, research and engagement teams to support team activities across the organization. This is a full-time, remote position, reporting to the Executive Director. Your Relevant Skills & Career Goals - Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field; - Experience collaboratively developing documentation and knowledge management systems across a variety of tools and resource types, with a particular emphasis on open source and open access technologies; - Experience with stakeholder management, community engagement, and facilitation across diverse populations with competing interests and needs; - Experience with task tracking software, standups and project meetings, and project plans, with a focus on open source and open access technologies appropriate for a distributed workforce; - Ability to communicate complex topics to various stakeholder groups in written form, as well as to a broader audience; - A desire to further the use of open technologies and other systems in research and scholarship by cultivating the viability, sustainability, diversity, and resiliency of key infrastructure services; - A commitment to helping a small non-profit organization establish itself and scale to meet operational challenges in pursuit of ambitious strategic goals. ## Research Data Analyst *Last updated: 2022-07* *Links to archived postings: [2021-10](https://web.archive.org/web/20210323212545/https://investinopen.org/jobs/) + [2022-07](https://web.archive.org/web/20220727131746/https://investinopen.org/jobs/)* Location: Remote [Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI)](https://investinopen.org/) was launched to create a strategic, global body dedicated to furthering a network of open, interoperable community-led and -supported infrastructure to advance scholarship, research, and education. We work in concert with institutional funders, decision makers, and philanthropic funders to better understand the decision points, funding and governance models available, and costs associated with maintaining, sustaining, and scaling open infrastructure projects. We are seeking a Research Data Analyst with a background in either nonprofit management and analysis, or the scientific, scholarly, and information management spaces to join our growing team and help us build a stronger, vibrant, and more resilient infrastructure supporting scientific and scholarly research. The Research Data Analyst will be essential to our mission of providing more and better investment by doing important research into governance, management, operations, financing, and community engagement efforts of the organisations providing critical services to scientists, scholars, academics, librarians, educators, and students. Reporting to the Director of Research and Strategy, the Research Data Analyst will also be expected to help scope, provide input, review, and, if necessary, directly manage the research work of our partner researchers and other IOI staff members. As a highly collaborative and iterative organisation, the Research Data Analyst will be expected to engage in all aspects of IOI’s research agenda and strategic planning as someone with both a professional and personal interest in the values and mission IOI is working to promote. This is a full-time role with benefits, designed to build on IOI’s existing research and expand the depth and breadth of our work providing in-depth analysis for institutional decision makers, infrastructure providers, and funders on the hidden costs of open infrastructure for research and scholarship. ### Responsibilities include: - Conducting quantitative and qualitative research into the governance, operations, financing, and community engagement practices of infrastructure providers with the intention of providing relevant, reliable, practical, and meaningful guidance to build robust open services able to become the default in scientific discovery, scholarly research, and information management. - Helping drive IOI’s work developing reliable, evidence-based, and practical investment guidance for funders wanting to build a usable, resilient, sustainable, diverse, and inclusive infrastructure of open tools and technologies supporting scientific discovery and scholarly research. - Assisting in the development and dissemination of theoretical frameworks for governance, management, finance, and community engagement that are easily understood and applicable to the work of open infrastructure providers. - Production of high-quality research products, including memos, blog posts, preliminary investigations, long-form reports, journal articles, and other research work that are scoped in cooperation with a broad cross-section of interested stakeholders that follows a clear methodology and concisely summarises key findings for easy comprehension. - Identifying additional areas for exploration and actively build on existing data sources, models, and trends to advance IOI’s mission and vision for open infrastructure. - Working with the Director of Research and Strategy and the Engagement Lead to identify and communicate key insights to stakeholders. - Other duties as assigned by the Director of Research and Strategy. ### Necessary Skills and Experience For those with a background in nonprofit management, you should be able to demonstrate: - Familiarity with the key scholarly research on nonprofit governance, management, operations, financing, and community engagement, including key terms, concepts, frameworks, and case studies current in the field of study. - Experience analysing quantitative data to identify trends, patterns, and other insights particularly financial data from nonprofit organisations to assess financial health using evidence-based, research-supported metrics. For those with a background in research, scholarly communication, and information management, you should be able to demonstrate: - Familiarity with key topics and current research in the open science movement, including, but not limited to, open access, open data, open source software, open peer review, open publishing, and community-led governance, including key terms, concepts, frameworks, and case studies current in the space. - Experience with the various phases of the research lifecycle and the tools utilised in each phase to accomplish key research and scholarly tasks. For all applicants regardless of background, you should be able to demonstrate: - Ability to independently scope a research plan and conduct thorough research into a given topic by evaluating sources, methods, findings, and conclusions as they relate to the directed research task. - Ability to generate actionable insights and meaningful recommendations from the available research material within a values-based framework of key principles and concepts. - Comfort communicating at both technical and executive levels of detail, especially in explaining complex topics to those new to the subject area. - Ability to interact with diverse stakeholder groups with strong collaboration and interpersonal skills based in empathy, compassion, and a desire for deeper understanding. - An innate curiosity and inclination for creative problem-solving with a diverse group of collaborators in an open and respectful way. - Experience working in the open, frequently sharing out results, process, and findings, and soliciting and incorporating feedback from colleagues and a larger stakeholder community in a transparent and equitable manner. - Excellent time and project management skills to deliver agreed upon results on schedule. - Experience working as a part of a distributed team. ### Nice to have: - Experience querying, analysing, and joining large datasets, particularly using Python and SQL. - Skills working with databases and other data storage systems, especially in the cloud. - Experience working with business intelligence/dashboarding tools. - Experience in data modelling and data cleaning. - Experience with building cost models across diverse sets of variables. - Experience with open source tools and open infrastructure services in science and scholarly communication. - Experience conducting qualitative participant research, including focus groups and interviews, analysing results, and presenting actionable findings to a diverse audience. ### Additional details - This is a grant-funded position. - CS&S is the fiscal sponsor and organisational home of IOI. CS&S offers employee benefits through TriNet for US-based employees, including health insurance and retirement. - International applicants will be considered for a contract position. - Candidates should already be able to work legally where they are based, we can not offer visa support for this position at this time. ## Research Analyst [description forthcoming] ## Research Assistant [description forthcoming] ## Research Associate [description forthcoming] --- This page first published: 2022-02-01 ###### tags: `about-us` --- <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by/4.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />This work is made available under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>. Users are free to share, remix, and adapt this work. 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