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  4. <title>FSFE is hiring: project manager</title>
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  7. <h1>
  8. FSFE is hiring: project manager
  9. </h1>
  10. <p newsteaser="yes">We are looking for a project manager to support
  11. our work to empower people to control technology. The person will work
  12. 35 hours per week with our team in the FSFE's Berlin office supporting
  13. FSFE projects and managing larger FSFE events. There will be
  14. coordination with remote staff and volunteers, as well as travels
  15. to other countries.</p>
  16. <h2 id="aboutthefsfe">About the FSFE</h2>
  17. <p>Free Software Foundation Europe is a charity that empowers users to
  18. control technology. Software is deeply involved in all aspects of our
  19. lives; and it is important that this technology empowers rather than
  20. restricts us. Free Software gives everybody the rights to use,
  21. understand, adapt and share software. These rights help support other
  22. fundamental freedoms like freedom of speech, press and privacy.</p>
  23. <p>The FSFE helps individuals and organisations to understand how Free
  24. Software contributes to freedom, transparency, and self-determination.
  25. It enhances users' rights by abolishing barriers to Free Software
  26. adoption, encourages people to use and develop Free Software, and
  27. provides resources to enable everyone to further promote Free Software
  28. in Europe.</p>
  29. <p>We are involved in legal, economic, political, and technical
  30. projects around Free Software (see <a
  31. href="/work.html">our work areas</a> and <a
  32. href="/campaigns/campaigns.html">our
  33. campaigns</a>).</p>
  34. <p>In the <a href="/activities/ftf/ln.html">Legal
  35. network</a> we facilitate the discussion between legal and technical
  36. experts around Free Software legal and licensing questions. For this
  37. audience the FSFE also organises a yearly workshop for ~120 experts in
  38. this field.</p>
  39. <p>In our work we build upon our volunteers in cooperation with other
  40. organisations, companies, and public administrations.</p>
  41. <h2 id="mainresponsibilities">Main responsibilities</h2>
  42. <ul>
  43. <li>Lead or support existing and new projects by the FSFE (for example FOSS4SMEs, <a href="">REUSE.Software</a>, or sub projects of <a href="">Public Money Public Code</a>).</li>
  44. <li>Manage and organise larger FSFE events in the legal, economic, social or political field, and support volunteers in being successful in events they organise.</li>
  45. <li>Organise logistics, in particular around the Call for Paper process, and the execution of the <a href="/activities/ftf/legal-conference.html">Legal and Licensing Workshop for ~120 people</a>, as well as community gatherings <a href="">like the FSFE’s 2018 community meeting</a>.</li>
  46. <li>Communicate about the projects and events with our volunteers and the general public.</li>
  47. <li>Moderate and summarise discussions on mailing lists to enable process while making sure participants keep to <a href="/about/codeofconduct.html">the FSFE’s Code of Conduct</a>.</li>
  48. <li>Contribute to the delivery of EU funded projects and actively monitor further opportunities (currently we are involved in FOSS4SMEs, for former EU funded projects, have a look at <a href="/campaigns/finished.html">STACS, SELF, or AGNULA</a>).</li>
  49. <li>Represent the FSFE at events and meetings.</li>
  50. </ul>
  51. <h2 id="qualifications">Qualifications</h2>
  52. <ul>
  53. <li>Experience with project management, ideally state-funded projects and projects with the involvement of volunteers, demonstrated by work experience.</li>
  54. <li>Experience with organising larger events and meetings, demonstrated by work experience.</li>
  55. <li>Strong written and verbal communication skills, ideally public speaking skills.</li>
  56. <li>Experience with moderation in meetings. Experience in mailing lists and chat moderation are a plus.</li>
  57. <li>Ability to find compromises when working within the team and with other partner organisations.</li>
  58. <li>Good knowledge about the Free Software field and affinity with the FSFE's values and mission.</li>
  59. <li>Ablility to understand legal, economic, political, and slightly technical arguments about Free Software, and then being able to lead projects which involve people from those different backgrounds.</li>
  60. <li>Fluency in written and spoken English; other EU languages are considered an asset.</li>
  61. <li>Knowledge and/or experience in understanding the non-profit sector, especially experience in working with volunteers.</li>
  62. <li>Knowledge how to use a GNU/Linux laptop is a plus.</li>
  63. </ul>
  64. <h2 id="attitude">Attitude</h2>
  65. <p>We are looking for a reliable team player who is passionate about
  66. driving new initiatives to make the world a better place for further
  67. generations. While patiently and discreetly making concrete mid-term
  68. improvements, you should work sustainably and keep the long-term focus
  69. on the FSFE’s mission.</p>
  70. <h2 id="howtoapply">How to apply</h2>
  71. <p>To apply, please send a maximum one-page cover letter including a
  72. salary proposal for a 35 hour week and a maximum two-page CV (only PDFs
  73. are accepted) by email to, with the subject “Project
  74. manager”. Please do not include pictures of you in the application. Your
  75. personal data will be deleted 3 months after we took a decision. Closing
  76. date for applications is <strong>15 August 2018</strong>. Interviews
  77. with selected candidates will take place at the end of August. Start
  78. date for the job would be ~15 September or early October 2018.</p>
  79. <p>Free Software is meant to serve everyone regardless of their age,
  80. ability or disability, gender identity, sex, race, religion, or sexual
  81. orientation. Hence, we encourage applications from all backgrounds and
  82. promise to judge all applications on merit, without reference to any of
  83. the characteristics listed. To promote diversity and equality in the
  84. Free Software community, we shall give preference to applicants who
  85. identify as part of a traditionally marginalised demographic in
  86. technology for applications of equal strength.</p>
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