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At the Center for Open Science, we believe that transparent and reproducible research is better research, leading to better outcomes. Our mission is to make that a reality throughout the world of scholarly investigation.

 

We also believe in a fantastic work environment, awesome work-life balance, killer technology, and empowering our people to grow as professionals and people. Working at COS means that you’ll be surrounded by colleagues who are constantly striving to improve science and the tools that support it. We set high expectations for ourselves and are always trying to stay out in front of software and research trends. We are committed to quality design and architecture, an agile methodology, and contributing to the open-source community. Sound like you? Join us! 

COS is committed to building a research culture inclusive of all contributors and their skilled contributions. Please view the COS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement for details regarding how we maximize opportunity in our staffing, collaborative partnerships, and in the greater research community in order to advance research and technology.

Current Openings

Development Specialist

Location

Charlottesville, VA or remote

Background
The Development Specialist supports COS’s efforts to secure support from public agencies, private foundations, corporations, and individual donors. Working closely with the Director of Development and the Senior Development Manager, the Development Specialist assists in developing and executing fundraising plans as well as donor cultivation and stewardship. The Development Specialist also supports COS’s grants pipeline management, proposal development, and project management. Collaborating with the Marketing and Communications team, the Development Specialist plans ways to increase brand awareness and funding through email and social media campaigns and other donor engagement strategies. Above all, the Development Specialist focuses on advancing COS’s mission and related initiatives through actively engaging a wide range of stakeholders and partners.
 
 
Duties/Responsibilities
  • Assists Senior Development Manager in drafting grant proposals, reports, and letters of support
  • Compiles and manages relevant grant documentation and required attachments
  • Schedules grant proposal planning and other relevant meetings with COS team leads
  • Develops reports on fundraising activity including fundraising statistics, financial data, dashboards, progress to date and goals, and ad hoc reports as required
  • Manages donor stewardship in Salesforce CRM
  • Manages online payment platforms (Click and Pledge, PayPal, etc.)
  • Manages automated and manual importing of donor data to Salesforce
  • Manages inquiries from Annual Fund donors
  • Maintains foundation, corporation, government, and individual donor data in Salesforce
  • Coordinates fundraising campaigns including compilation of donor data and segmentation
  • Collaborates with Marketing team on campaigns and social media initiatives
  • Manages vendor responsible for COS compliance with state fundraising requirements
  • Supports Director of Development with donor cultivation and stewardship efforts (Major Gifts and Benefactors) 
Required Skills/Abilities
  • Proven organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize, and maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated capability to work independently and as a part of a team, to take initiative, and meet deadlines within strict time constraints.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to professionally communicate with a wide range of partners, experts, and other contacts.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or a similar Customer Relationship Management platform preferred.
Required Education/Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1 - 3 years experience working in fundraising or project management in a nonprofit organization, preferred.
  • Experience or demonstrable experience in scientific research, science communications, and/or open science is an asset but not a requirement for this role.
Benefits
  • 401(k) with employer match. COS offers a matching contribution of 100% up to 3% of pay and another 50% up to 5% of pay (the full match will be 4% if participants elect to defer 5%)
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance. COS covers 100% of employee premium and 50% of all dependent coverage costs under the base plan
  • 15 days vacation in year one
  • COS offers paid leave for up to three (3) months to all full-time, regular employees to care for their child after birth, after or during the adoption process, or to care for their spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition as well as for the employee’s own serious health condition.
  • Remote work option or modern local office space in Charlottesville, VA with a Macbook and Google Workspace environment
Position Type/Expected Hours/Salary
  • Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during the “core” work hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST).
  • The Center for Open Science is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. This position may be located remotely.
  • Occasional travel is possible for this position.
  • Salary range for this position is $45,000 - $55,000 annual
Apply
Please apply by submitting a resume and cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position. Questions about the position and COS are welcome and can be directed to jobs@cos.io.
 
Please note, in order to be considered for this position you must be authorized to work in the United States and have a U.S. address and bank account.
 
COS is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also strongly encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and technology industries. 

Partnership Development Manager

Location

Charlottesville, VA or remote

Background
The Partnership Development Manager is responsible for implementing a cohesive business development strategy to identify and advance new opportunities to drive growth, sustainability, and impact. The Partnership Development Manager will work closely with members of the Product and Marketing and Communications teams to build and execute strategies to enable the achievements of business goals. 
As the Product and Engineering teams work to build and maintain the Open Science Framework (OSF) and the COS product suite, this role will be critical to finding and acquiring new partners to leverage the COS products and services to advance aligned goals for open scholarship. The Partnership Development Manager will work closely with COS teams to understand customer needs, identify product and service gaps, and build an outreach approach to generate new partnership opportunities to bring COS products and services to new communities, disciplines, regions, and stakeholders to advance open science.
 
 
Duties/Responsibilities
    • Represent the COS brand well, effectively communicate the mission and theory of change, and provide a clear and concise overview of the product and service offerings
    • Articulate, differentiate, and position the value of the COS products and services, detailing the OSF as a product for the research lifecycle
    • Compare and contrast each product and service to ensure awareness and understanding of unique goals, workflows, and interfaces to support partner selection that is aligned with needs
    • Learn about potential and existing partner goals, motivations, and obstacles. Leverage this understanding to support partner and stakeholder discussions about goals aligned with COS mission and product and service objectives
    • Qualify potential new partners to ensure alignment with COS mission, product and service goals, and shared understanding and expectations with partnership models
    • Implement and document efficient processes for tracking and smooth transitions across opportunity stages, from lead generation, qualification, acquisition, onboarding, agreement and invoicing, to continual engagement and renewal
    • Collaborate with product team members to explore potential partnerships and markets, facilitate product discussions, and prioritize improvements and feedback into the product development roadmap
    • Conduct product and market research, landscape analyses, and price comparisons to support new opportunities and growth into new markets
    • Coordinate with the Marketing and Communications team to conduct market research and design and implement marketing campaigns to drive awareness and acquisition of new partners for products and services
    • Efficiently manage a continuous pipeline of new partner opportunities to meet business goals through monthly funnel reporting, effective communication across teams about partner activities, and ensuring follow through on partner administration and onboarding
    • Gather insights through analytics and feedback to learn from our successes and failures to create long term value and evolve our offerings to meet the needs of our customers, markets, users, and partners
    • Support annual revenue forecasting and metrics to meet or exceed business goals
    • Work across organizational teams to support effective relationship management with all stakeholders and partners
    • Ensure customer satisfaction and continuous renewal pipeline revenue
 
Required Skills/Abilities
    • Professionalism and strong ability to build rapport
    • Ability to manage complex projects and multi-task
    • Ability to flourish with minimal guidance, be proactive, and handle uncertainty
    • Time management and planning skills
    • Strong communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills
    • Business savviness with ability to discover new potential business and partner opportunities
 
 
Required Education/Experience
    • BSc/BA degree in business administration, sales, or relevant field
    • 3-5 years experience as a business development manager, sales or accounts manager, or relevant role
    • Prior experience in non-profit sales or business development role
 
 
Preferred Education/Experience
 
 
    • Background in academic institutional sales, funder relations, and/or society partnerships
    • Proven track record of meeting or exceeding sales targets
    • Experience using Salesforce or other CRM tool
Benefits
    • 401(k) with employer match. COS offers a matching contribution of 100% up to 3% of pay and another 50% up to 5% of pay (the full match will be 4% if participants elect to defer 5%)
    • Health, dental, and vision insurance. COS covers 100% of employee premium and 50% of all dependent coverage costs under the base plan
    • 15 days vacation in year one
    • COS offers paid leave for up to three (3) months to all full-time, regular employees to care for their child after birth, after or during the adoption process, or to care for their spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition as well as for the employee’s own serious health condition.
    • Remote work option or modern local office space in Charlottesville, VA with a Macbook and Google Workspace environment
 
Position Type/Expected Hours/Salary
    • Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during the “core” work hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET).
    • Travel: Up to 20% travel required
    • Salary range for this position is $80,000 - $95,000 annual
 
 
Apply
Please apply by submitting a resume and cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position. Questions about the position and COS are welcome and can be directed to jobs@cos.io.
 
Please note, in order to be considered for this position you must be authorized to work in the United States and have a U.S. address and bank account.
 
COS is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also strongly encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and technology industries. 

Senior Front-End Software Engineer

Location

Charlottesville, VA or remote

Background

The Senior Frontend Software Engineer leads the design, development, modification and maintenance of highly complex open source software applications. This role collaborates across the engineering and product teams, as well as external users and stakeholders to ensure successful design, development, and delivery of technology solutions to meet organizational priorities. This role is responsible for supporting and implementing technology direction, assisting management and other senior technical leaders in strategic planning, and executing priorities to meet objectives. The Sr. FE SWE is equipped to be accountable for technical vision and leadership in the organization through demonstrated ability to successfully execute  software projects, mentor staff members in design and coding activities, and establish ownership of cross-team shared infrastructure.

Duties/Responsibilities
  • Serve as a technical lead contributing to and directing the efforts of development teams, including internal and external team members.
  • Develop high-quality software design and architecture solutions by studying information needs, conferring with users, studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigating problem areas; and following the software development lifecycle.
  • Determine operational feasibility of proposed implementation plans by evaluating analyses, problem definition, requirements, solution architecture, and proposed solutions.
  • Work with Principal Engineer and other cross-functional teams to choose new technologies to support organizational goals, sustainability and scalability. 
  • Promote a culture of collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, continual learning and growth, and enthusiasm for open source development practices. 
  • Determine and communicate implications (and trade-offs) for projects of reliability, scalability, maintainability, operational costs, ease of adoption by organization, etc. 
  • Develop technical solutions to problems that involve complexity and affect multiple different products while systematically thinking through effects.
  • Effectively communicate status of projects to all stakeholders at regular, predefined intervals.
  • Plan and execute major projects or initiatives for large teams of engineers, delivering on time and budget with the optimum solution that meets goals.
  • Perform code review of others’ work and offer productive solutions and mentorship for code issues.
  • Remain up to date on development tools, programming techniques, open source trends, and computing equipment by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.
  • Make evidence- and experience- based architecture decisions for new and existing products. 
Supervisory Responsibility
  • May have up to 3 direct reports.
Required Skills/Abilities
  • Demonstrate an expert level technical understanding and proficiency in the following areas: Front-End SPA frameworks: EmberJS or other popular frameworks, such as Angular; Languages: Typescript, Javascript, HTML5; Front-End best practices: UI/UX/A11y, Internationalization, analytics; RESTful APIs; Knowledgeable of features and limitations of modern web browsers; Front-End build chains (Yarn, Webpack, NPM, etc)
  • Demonstrated competency in leading internal and external team members and stakeholders with diverse backgrounds, skill levels and functional areas to meet strategic goals and efficiently deliver projects.
  • Extensive experience in project management.
  • Excellent systems architecture, project management and leadership skills, with ability to work independently.
  • Ability to provide in-depth evaluation and analysis of unique complex technological issues/needs and design effective solutions.
  • Strong, effective oral and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate technical needs with a non-technical audience.
  • High level of interpersonal skills and ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the performance of duties.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Familiarity with automated testing tools such as Selenium, BrowserStack is a plus.
  • Some Back-End experience is a plus: Python, Django, or similar frameworks.
Required Education and Experience
  • At least 5+ years programming experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience 
  • Experience with personnel management
  • Previous contributions to open source projects
Other Duties
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change based upon the needs of the Center and in consultation with the employee. 
Physical Demands
  • This is largely a sedentary role. Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Position Type/Expected Hours/Salary
  • Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during the “core” work hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET).
  • Occasional travel is possible for this position.
  • Salary range for this position is $100,000 - $120,000 annual
Benefits
  • 401(k) with employer match. COS offers a matching contribution of 100% up to 3% of pay and another 50% up to 5% of pay (the full match will be 4% if participants elect to defer 5%)
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance. COS covers 100% of employee premium and 50% of all dependent coverage costs under the base plan
  • 15 days vacation in year one
  • COS offers paid leave for up to three (3) months to all full-time, regular employees to care for their child after birth, after or during the adoption process, or to care for their spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition as well as for the employee’s own serious health condition.
  • Remote work option or modern local office space in Charlottesville, VA with a Macbook and Google Workspace environment
Apply
Please apply by submitting a resume and cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position. Questions about the position and COS are welcome and can be directed to jobs@cos.io.
 
Please note, in order to be considered for this position you must be authorized to work in the United States and have a U.S. address and bank account. 
 
COS is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also strongly encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and technology industries. 

Our Work Environment

COS supports a distributed work environment that includes both onsite and offsite employees along with flexible working schedules and a variety of work interactions among teams. We aim to bridge the physical and digital workplace, so that we can be inclusive and dynamic and support a diverse team that is contributing to our globally situated mission.

About Our Home Office

From hikes and rides atop the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains, to navigating the taps of the BrewRidge Trail, Charlottesville boasts both urban culture and rural adventure. The pedestrian mall downtown offers local shopping, a range of restaurants from French fine dining to sushi rolls to take-away crepes, weekend farmer’s markets, and a music scene to suit tastes for both jazz piano and garage rock. Steeped with history, Charlottesville and the surrounding area offers many landmarks of its own. 

To branch out beyond the local without leaving the city, however, there are museums like the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum and the Special Collections Library at UVA. And, if you want to get out of town, DC is just two hours away and the state capital, Richmond, is a mere one-hour drive. See why the New York Times loves Charlottesville! Read this article in The Guardian about Charlottesville's great community. Or, check out the local events calendar.

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Our Work

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Research Software and Storage

COS has developed a variety of software tools and workflows based on our free Open Science Framework to help researchers manage and archive their research, privately or publicly. We work with a great technology stack and the latest tools. 

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Community Development

COS helps connect and build open science communities of researchers, their affiliated institutions, their funders, and the publishers of research outcomes.

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Metascience and Research

COS supports and conducts research on scientific practices. Our team members are thought leaders on open science and our tools serve as critical research platforms.

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Check out our Employee Manual and Policies and Procedures for more information.