Dear DLF Community Members,

Please circulate this broadly!

Educopia is very excited to be hiring a Research Program Officer for
Research & Strategy! Join a nimble, growing team to work with community
leaders to harness insights from state-of-the-field research while
developing organizational frameworks, governance structures, and economic
models that provide the foundation for community-driven growth and

In addition to providing project management and support, the Research
Program Officer will think strategically about making Educopia research
findings (and instruments) useful, relevant, and accessible. Working across
Educopia's extensive community cultivation portfolio including affiliated
communities and research projects, the Research Program Officer will
deliver essential project management support for the Research & Strategy

Review begins *March 6*, and the job description and application details
can be found here <> (also
copied below). Please share widely with your colleagues and within your
communities! Feel free to contact Educopia Business Manager, Emma De
Francisco at [log in to unmask] with any queries you may have.

From the job listing:
Research Program Officer

Full-time, Exempt position

Responsible to: Jessica Meyerson, Educopia Director of Research & Strategy

Job Description

The Research Program Officer (RPO) will shape a new role within a nimble,
growing organization and will be committed to the development and
fulfillment of research objectives. In addition to providing project
management and support, the RPO will participate in community management
research and think strategically about how to make Educopia research
findings (and instruments) useful, relevant, and accessible.

The RPO will be responsible for supporting the extensive portfolio of
Educopia Research projects that focus on community cultivation
<> work. The RPO will utilize relevant
project management tools to prioritize, track, and maintain momentum for
multiple concurrent projects. The RPO will be highly self-directed and will
support an array of collaborative work with our project teams and partners.

The RPO role is a full-time, exempt position, and reports directly to the
Director of Research & Strategy.



   Assist the Director of Research & Strategy with formulating program
   strategies and goals

   Provide project management support to research initiatives including
   monitoring project schedules and deadlines

   Provide logistical assistance & support for major project-related events

   Collect & report analytics related to research projects and program

   Design training resources for the staff on research findings, methods,
   community cultivation resources, and other topics that increase our team’s

   Liaise with the Digital Curation and Scholarly Communications teams
   regarding community cultivation needs including assessment, evaluation,
   templates/templatization, and grant development

   Prepare and present information about Educopia Research and community
   cultivation to external audiences, including writing website copy;
   preparing graphics and text for listservs and social media platforms; and
   writing reports and presentations

   Assess research opportunities that align with Educopia's vision,
   mission, and strategic plan



   Masters or PhD degree in a social science field, or equivalent
   experience with applied research in community development

   Exceptional written and oral communication skills

   Ability to work under pressure, adjust to change,  handle multiple
   tasks, and coordinate the work of extended groups of project participants

   Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills

   Experience with data collection and analysis

   Familiarity with research methods used in social science research (ie.,
   interviews, collaborative workflow analysis, discourse analysis,
   ethnography, participant observation, etc.)

   Passionate interest in the ways that communities grow and change over

   High level of independent judgment, resourcefulness, creativity, and

Work Environment

Educopia Institute is a distributed team, and candidates must be able to
work remotely. Success working in a geographically distributed,
collaborative, and research-intensive environment requires a demonstrated
ability to accomplish timely, high-quality work, handle a variety of
duties, adapt to changing priorities, work successfully in a team, and
communicate effectively with all segments of an extended community.

Compensation and Application

Salary range is $50,000 - $55,000/year, commensurate with experience, with
potential funding for travel and professional development. Benefits include
24 vacation days per year (accruing monthly) and 11 paid holidays, as well
as insurance options and retirement match options. Please submit a resume,
cover letter, and three professional references to [log in to unmask]

We will begin reviewing applications on March 6, 2020 and we will continue
to welcome applications until the position is filled.

About Educopia

The Educopia Institute empowers collaborative communities to create, share,
and preserve knowledge. We believe in the power of connection and
collaboration. In all of our work, we encourage knowledge sharing and
network building—across institutions, communities, and sectors.

The Educopia Institute provides training, knowledge, and a neutral
administrative backbone to cultivate and facilitate community networks.
Educopia’s decentralized staff moderate, encourage, and elevate community
member efforts, while distilling, disseminating, and aligning emerging
practices and standards.

Educopia Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and
welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and
impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, sexual
orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status,
genetic data, or other legally protected status.

*This is an exempt position, limited to 24 months with the possibility of
extension. Employees in this position are paid a salary on a monthly basis
and are not eligible to receive overtime pay.

For more information, about our organization and strategic vision please
visit our website at

*Jessica Meyerson*
Director for Research & Strategy | Educopia Institute <>
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Working from Austin, TX
jessica[at]educopia[dot]org | 512-864-4575


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