We are looking for someone passionate about open access to join our team! The OASPA Program Manager will be responsible for leading a range of activities that directly support OASPA’s mission, including convening committees and working groups at the board and member level, identifying promising new initiatives, developing projects, and contributing to community initiatives on open access.
OASPA is a not-for-profit membership organisation comprising a diverse and growing community of organisations engaged in open scholarship. OASPA’s work to run mission-supporting activities is led by a small but dedicated and enthusiastic staff team, overseen by a Board of Directors. We’re looking for someone who works well independently and will enjoy contributing to the growth of this small, mission-driven organisation.
- Ensure the smooth organisation and delivery of individual OASPA programs, in support of our strategy and mission
- Identify, recommend and execute initiatives that support the whole OASPA community
- Coordinate and lead OASPA working groups and committees in key areas of open access, including the development of new groups in alignment with OASPA’s strategy
- Contribute to external community projects as a representative of OASPA
- Relationship building with open access stakeholders and allied organisations
Required skills and experience
- Deep understanding of open access and the dynamics for global stakeholders
- Established network of relationships within scholarly communication and open scholarship
- Knowledge of open access business models
- Experience of the publishing process
- Minimum of 5 years experience in a scholarly publishing-related setting with at least 2 years specialism in open access
- Excellent communications skills at all levels
- Proven ability to independently devise and manage projects, able to put ideas into action, lead and think strategically
- Independently driven and well-organised, able to set schedules and prioritise accordingly
- Experience of working remotely or for a virtual organisation
- Experience of working in a mission-driven organisation
- Salary range: €40,000 to €50,000 per annum, dependant on skills and experience
- 2 year fixed-term position with possible extension
- The position is offered as full time (part time will be considered for a candidate with the right experience but who is unable to work full time, salary pro-rata)
- Please note this is a remote working position. We are set up to employ staff by contract in the UK however applications from self-employed individuals are welcome from anywhere in the world. In such cases, the time difference relative to the UK will be a key consideration.
Equal Employment Opportunity: OASPA is a founding member of C4DISC and an adopting organisation of the Joint Statement of Principles. All applications are considered with these principles as a basis and on which our organisation and the way we operate is grounded.
To apply, please send your CV with covering letter to Claire Redhead, Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org). Informal questions from potential applicants are welcome.
Closing date for applications: Friday 25th March, 2022.