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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

Marketing and Creative Manager

Background

The Center for Open Science (COS) is looking for a Marketing and Creative Manager experienced in digital marketing, agile methodology, and data-driven decision making to amplify a highly regarded nonprofit research and technology organization. We are recruiting for a highly motivated marketing methodologist and brand and digital strategist to work alongside our teams to strategize, plan, design, execute, and report on high-quality marketing campaigns, acquisition, and retention and brand reputation awareness to engage target and stakeholder audiences to promote open science in research.

The Marketing and Creative Manager will drive high-value and impactful marketing and brand strategies and implementation that can address a range of stakeholders across the research community to advance COS’s products and services. This role guides organizational-wide marketing and brand strategy, maintains a strong pulse on industry trends, and uses market data and insights to translate opportunities into actionable campaigns, supporting COS’s position as a thought leader in metascience and change accelerant across open scholarship.

The ideal candidate is passionate about helping science be more effective and efficient to accelerate sharing of knowledge, outcomes, and cures to solve society’s greatest challenges and will develop organizational marketing, brand, and digital strategy; maintaining a strong pulse on industry trends and using market data to translate opportunities into actionable campaigns, demonstrates outstanding people skills as a liaison between internal and external stakeholders, and excels at project management and cross-departmental collaboration.

Founded in 2013, COS is a nonprofit organization that improves the research culture. COS provides technology to make it possible and easy for researchers to increase rigor and transparency of their research; delivers education, training, and services to change norms, incentives, and policies that shape the research culture; conducting research to assess where friction is occurring in the research process and whether interventions to improve are working. We operate with transparency, openness, and inclusivity and use the same principles to enact change through our outreach and communication.

Responsibilites
  • Manages the development and execution of product and service marketing and brand strategy and campaigns.
  • Oversee brand art direction, graphic design, digital content, and video/ multimedia production projects. 
  • Create, manage, and execute multi-channel marketing and brand campaigns leveraging SEO/SEM, data analytics, social media, inbound marketing, stakeholder relations, email, multi-channel campaigns, and events to drive awareness and acquisition. Develop and manage digital marketing campaigns that leverage and optimize the full range of digital tactics. Optimize marketing automation and lead nurturing processes through integrated website workflows, email, content, and social channels.
  • Monitor and continuously improve outcomes against KPIs and the related industry or domain-specific metrics and create monthly reports containing a robust description of monthly activity. Provide advice and recommendations based on a clear summary of performance against KPIs and metrics. Identify KPIs for marketing activities, track performance against KPIs, report findings and analysis, and make adjustments to the annual marketing plan.
  • Partner across the organization to strategize and manage a content calendar and workflow informed by market data that attracts a qualified audience, including webinars, blog posts, social media engagement, digital content, multimedia, engagement emails, whitepapers, reports, and infographics.
  • Enhance email engagement success through management and deployment of campaigns with ongoing testing and metric review.
  • In coordination with the Partnership Development Manager, establish closed-loop analytics with product sales efforts to understand how and what inbound marketing activity converts leads. Collaborate to design and conduct customer, industry, and market research to support and inform strategies to meet organizational and team goals. 
  • Oversee COS’s website and social media channels; advancing content, performance, and brand strategies.
  • Lead project management and workflow for the Marketing/Communications Team.
Required Skills
  • Strategic management, initiative, and adaptability
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills plus solid copywriting and editing abilities
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • Efficient organizational and time management skills
  • Data-driven, customer-centric, and research-oriented
  • Highly proficient in social media best practices, marketing automation, and digital advertising campaigns and experience with a variety of organic and paid acquisition channels like content curation, pay per click campaigns, event management, social media, lead generation campaigns, copywriting, performance analysis with experience in HubSpot, Salesforce, Mailchimp, Google AdWords, Google Analytics, and other integrated marketing software
  • Proven project management skills
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, video production, video editing, HTML, CSS, SEM, and SEO and managing CMS with a background in HubSpot CMS preferred
  • Familiarity with academic and scientific research stakeholders
  • Background in technology products and/or SaaS marketing
Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, Web Design/Development,  Graphic Design, or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Previous experience in marketing, digital, and creative management for 5+ years (agency, in-house, technology sector, academic research, or higher education / nonprofit marketing/digital experience a plus)
  • Extensive marketing, brand, video production, digital advertising, website management, and content background with a vast design, branding, and marketing portfolio 
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 with a MacBook and Google Workspace environment
Applying

Please apply by submitting a resume, cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position, as well as a link to your portfolio. Questions about the position and COS are welcome and can be directed to jobs@cos.io.

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.

Director of Development

Background

The Center for Open Science (COS) is a non-profit culture change organization founded in 2013 with a mission to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research. COS pursues this mission by building communities around open science practices, supporting metascience research, and developing technologies such as OSF (Open Science Framework), a free, open source software tool.

COS is seeking a new Director of Development who will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding philanthropic contributions in support of the mission and activities of COS. The Director of Development works closely with the Executive Director, COO & Managing Director, as well as the rest of the leadership team.  Supervising the Senior Development Manager and Development Coordinator, the Director will establish and implement the strategy and infrastructure needed to increase and diversify annual revenue through the development of individual donors, foundations, corporations, and innovative online giving.

If you are a strategic and entrepreneurial leader with demonstrable experience and success in development and excited by our mission and values, then we look forward to hearing from you.

 
Applying

The Center for Open Science is partnering with the executive search firm Perrett Laver on this search. A complete application will include a letter of interest and a current CV, all correspondence will be held in strict confidence. Apply Now.

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 11.

The Center for Open Science is located in Charlottesville, Virginia and this position can be located remotely. 

COS is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in science and technology industries.

Protecting your personal data is of the utmost importance to Perrett Laver and we take this responsibility very seriously. Any information obtained by our trading divisions is held and processed in accordance with the relevant data protection legislation. The data you provide us with is securely stored on our computerized database and transferred to our clients for the purposes of presenting you as a candidate and/or considering your suitability for a role you have registered interest in. For more information please visit our website: http://www.perrettlaver.com/information/privacy/.

 

 

Business Support Specialist

Background
Position Summary/Objectives
Business Objectives: Provide comprehensive organization, coordination, and communication support for the Executive Staff (ED and COO). Through outstanding organizational skills and thoughtfulness, enhance the executive's effectiveness by providing information management support and representing the executive to others as well as anticipating issues before they become problems. Point-of-contact for coordination with other organizations for executive-level meetings and negotiations. Identify and anticipate organization and executives’ priorities to support prioritization of tasks and events, and identification of alternative courses of action with risks and opportunities for each. Manage special projects and events for the Executive Staff.
 
Administrative Objectives: Provides exceptional administrative and operational support to several core areas within the organization. This position will function as a member of the operations team and will take on a broad array of responsibilities. The Business Support Specialist’s duties include creating and maintaining digital files, drafting routine communications, as well as initiating financial transactions (e.g., reimbursements, purchases), and making business travel arrangements for the organization. There will also be times when this position will be required to represent the organization to visitors, including greeting constituents/guests, triaging needs, and referring constituents as needed or coordinating appropriate action for a response. In addition to delivering high-level administrative support, the Business Support Specialist will help ensure office operations function in a professional and predictable manner and will manage, track and coordinate follow-up for various special projects to include in-person and virtual events.
 
Duties/Responsibilities
  • Calendar Management - maintains the Executive Staff’s schedule, and coordinates with external and internal calendars of key personnel for efficient meeting planning. Has scheduling authority for this calendar as a delegate. Supports Leadership Team calendar activities, particularly for scheduling multi-party calls and meetings with external groups.
  • Travel Management - maintains the Organization’s travel calendar, including coordinating with external and internal personnel on all travel logistics, for speaking engagements and other COS related travel.
  • Serves as coordinator and host to external visitors who are primarily meeting with Executive staff. Identifies, analyzes, recommends, and implements solutions to problems in administrative procedures.
  • Maintains content sources in support of the Executive staff , including content such as speaker bios, CVs, travel forecasts, Salesforce records, meeting notes.
  • Provides executive support in a one-on-one working relationship to the Executive Staff.
  • Draft meeting minutes for internal and external executive-level meetings to include board meetings and committee meetings.
  • Manage Board of Directors meeting materials, meeting logistics and records, initiating communications, managing technology.
  • On & off-site coordination of events including: travel accommodations, food, rentals, & general guests support- including visiting candidates.
  • Track costs to align with budgetary restraints.
  • Assist in creating event agendas, emails, and logistical coordination
  • Identify, select, negotiate, and manage event vendors (e.g. hotels, rental companies, food service companies)
Required Skills/Abilities
  • Proficient in Google Workspace, Zoom, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities quickly and efficiently
  • Must be able to communicate efficiently both verbally and in writing
  • Keen record keeping and data entry skills
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Must be able to handle sensitive information with discretion and confidentiality
Required Education/Experience
  • At least 2 years of general administrative and/or event experience
  •  At least 2 years of executive support experience
  • A degree is not required for this position
Expected Hours of Work
  • Part-time, up to 30 hours per week
  • Hours will depend on Business Support need and may change frequently
  • Position will be evaluated to determine the need for full-time option
  • Some travel may be required for this position
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.
 
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. 

 

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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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