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The Free Software Foundation (FSF), a Massachusetts 501c(3) charity with a worldwide mission to protect computer user freedom, seeks a motivated and talented Boston-based individual to be our full-time program manager.
Reporting to the executive director, the program manager co-leads our campaigns team. This position develops and promotes longer-term resources and advocacy programs related to increasing the use of free software and expanding and advancing the free software movement. The program manager plays a key role in external communications, fundraising, member engagement, and special events.
Examples of job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Ideal candidates have at least three to five years of work experience with project management, fundraising, events management, and nonprofit program management. Proficiency, experience, and comfort with professional writing and media relationships preferred. Because the FSF works globally and seeks to have our materials distributed in as many languages as possible, multilingual candidates will have an advantage. With our small staff, each person makes a clear contribution. We work hard, but offer a humane and fun work environment at an office located in the heart of downtown Boston, with support for some remote working as well. The FSF is a mature but growing organization that provides great potential for advancement; existing staff get the first chance at any new job openings.
This job is a union position that must be worked on-site at the FSF’s downtown Boston office. The salary is fixed at $68,494/year and is non-negotiable. Other benefits include:
Applications must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email must contain the subject line “Program Manager.” A complete application should include:
All materials must be in a free format. Email submissions that do not follow these instructions will probably be overlooked. No phone calls, please.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To guarantee consideration, submit your application by Sunday, April 10, 2022.
The FSF is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or application for employment on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap, or any other legally protected status recognized by federal, state or local law. We value diversity in our workplace.
The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to promoting computer users’ right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free (as in freedom) software — particularly the GNU operating system and its GNU/Linux variants — and free documentation for free software. The FSF also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and political issues of freedom in the use of software, and its Web sites, located at fsf.org and gnu.org, are an important source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF’s work can be made at donate.fsf.org. We are based in Boston, MA, USA.
More information about the FSF, as well as important information for journalists and publishers, is at fsf.org/press.