Technical Community Manager 2013

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Technical Community Manager



  • Executive position - responsible for managing remote technical contributions (primarily design and fabrication) in a complex and rapidly-growing organization
  • Long-term intent, full time offer
  • May work via tele-commuting
  • Intent of position is to grow with organization
  • Competitive salary in a nonprofit organization - based on experience and culture fit
  • Kansas City or New York City location
  • Official title: Technical Community Manager, promotion track to Director of Community and Culture
  • To apply, email opensourceecology at gmail dot com with your resume and Video of Interest, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Role Description

  • Responsible for managing technical contributions from a broad range of Open Source Ecology stakeholders - designers, fabricators, builders, architects, engineers, videographers, technical writers, students, and others
  • Leverages technical contributions from global community to augment the design/protyping/build efforts of the Product Lead
  • Maintains good community relations to facilitate contributions
  • Assists ED in streamlining a process for effective talent capture from a large pool of contributors by developing effective protocols and innovative tools
  • Assists ED in developing a scalable, replicable, open source product development process
  • Maintains and Updates OSE Community Handbook, a guide for remote collaborators
  • Feeds contributor output to Documentation Manager and Product Lead
  • Recruits, negotiates and formalizes participation of remote contributors
  • Reports to Operations Manager
  • Maintains a contributor database
  • Organizes special events, hackathons, Flash Mobs, and other Crowd Design and Manufacturing sessions


OSE believes strongly that life experiences and abilities may not necessarily match up with on-paper credentials. The following is a list of our preferred qualifications, however, we are flexible depending on the individual candidate's fit with our organization and their respective role.

  • 5+ years of community management experience
  • Experience in interviewing
  • Excellent communication in written, verbal, email, and video forms
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Keen ability to identify, develop, and leverage talent from a global community
  • Excellent mentorship and team building skills
  • Track record of community and humanitarian service
  • Extensive experience with project management software
  • Extensive experience with database management
  • Engineering management experience is a plus
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Willingness to use Linux as the computer platform for OSE work