The M-Lab Director is responsible for leading the Measurement Lab project at Code for Science & Society. This involves building and implementing M-Lab’s long-term vision as a multi-organization consortium and overseeing its growth and governance in collaboration with its partner organizations. The Director reports to the Code for Science & Society Advisory Committee.
Call for Applicants
Are you looking to work with a dynamic interdisciplinary, multi-organization team on a project to measure and improve internet performance around the world? Are you motivated to make the web open? Do you love working with open data and working with a team to ask big questions? Are you interested in learning about how the Internet works? Do you love helping things run smoothly? Organizing information? Managing projects? Facilitating team communication? Sorting out logistics? Then we need you! Come help a small multi-organizational, distributed team work better together to help keep the internet open!
Measurement Lab (M-Lab) is the largest open internet measurement platform in the world, hosting internet-scale measurement experiments and releasing all data into the public domain (CC0). M-Lab advances network research and empowers the public with useful information about broadband and mobile connections, enhancing internet transparency, and helping to promote and sustain a healthy, innovative internet.
We are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit to help grow the M-Lab project into an openly governed, multi-organization consortium. The Director will help with everything from strategic growth, partnership management, hiring processes, fundraising, and overall program design and management.
High Level Leadership Responsibilities
- Lead and facilitate the development of M-Lab’s strategy and theory of change
- Lead the expansion of the M-Lab project into a multi-organization consortium
- Build and grow community engagement into open governance structures that engage a diverse set of stakeholders
- Lead M-Lab’s presence and contributions in relevant ecosystems such as Internet measurement and networking, Internet governance, Internet infrastructure and access, open source technology, Internet Freedom and Digital Equity, etc.
- Facilitate engagement with researchers, policymakers, regulators, industry, tool builders, and civil society advocates
- Keep up to date with Internet measurement best practices and methodologies
- Manage relationships with partnership organizations and community partners
- Build internal systems for user feedback and communication
- Lead fundraising efforts with support from the M-Lab team and Advisory Committee
- Maintain detailed overview of all project work streams and manage a coherent integration into overall mission and strategy
- Manage data analysis, visualization and devops personnel and projects
- Oversee search and hiring processes
- Manage, encourage, and facilitate cross-org collaboration
- Facilitate annual planning and strategy in collaboration with contributing partners and M-Lab Advisory Committee
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills
- A hands-on attitude towards new technology and systems
- Extremely detail oriented, thorough, and organized
- Ability to interact with all levels of employees; strong collaboration and interpersonal skills; ability to work well within a team
- Excellent time and project management skills, flexibility to adjust to changing deadlines
- Ability to problem solve under pressure and anticipate needs
- Ability to troubleshoot problems that lie at the nexus of technology and people
- Comfortable with exploring and evaluating new tools
Nice to Have Experience
- Experience managing and soliciting corporate, philanthropic and community partnerships and guiding organizations through growth
- Knowledgeable about one or more of the following areas: open source technology projects, Internet governance, Internet measurement, networking, broadband planning, digital equity, data analysis, data visualization, and/or academic research
- Have experience managing and enjoy working with a fully remote, distributed team, across many time zones and cultures
- Comfortable in cross-cultural, multidisciplinary communication, e.g. experience with international work
Details of the position
- Measurement Lab is a fiscally sponsored project of Code for Science & Society, which offers employee benefits through TriNet including health insurance and retirement.
- The team is distributed across the US and Europe, so while this position can be based anywhere, the candidate should be able to easily collaborate with Central European, US Eastern and Pacific time zones.
- Travel to conferences, events, and team meetings is anticipated to be 20%.
- Salary Range: $100-110k
Click here to apply! Submit a cover letter and resume. We highly recommend including links to projects you’ve been involved in, including documentation and/or code samples with your application (you can link to Github or add an attachment to the application).
We will start reviewing applications on June 20, 2022.
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