2020-11-03 - at Software Freedom Conservancy — Worldwide/Remote Full-time
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Software Freedom Conservancy is looking for a new employee with the special skills of working on a daily basis with FOSS projects and their leaders.
Conservancy is a resourceful, non-profit organization dedicated to helping people take control of their computing experience by growing the software freedom movement, supporting community-driven alternatives to proprietary software and defending free software builders with practical initiatives. Conservancy believes that the future of software should be for everyone. Our organization is involved in every area of the software freedom community: from handling bookkeeping and accounting; to license analysis, compliance, education, and enforcement; to project and community mentorship; to administration and devops work for and with our member projects; to software development in strategic areas.
We are seeking a full-time employee who can help us with several important areas in our organization. Accordingly, we are able to tailor the position for the right candidate and expect that person to grow and develop along with the organization.
This is a full time salaried position with benefits (including health insurance and paid time off), working remotely. Ideally, this employee would be in a timezone congruent with the continental United States. Excellent fluency in English, both oral and written, is required. You must also be extremely detail-oriented. This position will pay commensurate with experience, but will be a typical salary for charities in smaller US cities. A laptop running free software will be provided. Conservancy employees are never required to use or write non-FOSS as part of their job.
While the items below encompass many different roles, we welcome applications that focus on whatever areas match the applicant’s skills and past experience best, including some of the following critical areas:
For interested candidates, there is also the opportunity to work on copyleft compliance, public speaking, supporting Conservancy’s member projects and participating in advocacy, education and policy work.
This is a unique opportunity for a highly-skilled tech non-profit employee to create a position that most fits their background while assisting a dynamic tech charity.
Applications can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a resume or CV, cover letter, short writing sample and/or links to published work online, such as articles, free software contributions, or conference presentation videos. All materials must be in a file format that can be easily viewed with free software, such as a PDF viewable by Evince, Text, or LibreOffice format.
We are open to candidates of a variety of backgrounds and experience levels. We are uncompromising in our mission and values, and happy to train a high- potential but less experienced candidate.