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Program Manager, MozFest Technical Relationships


Team:
Mozilla Foundation
Locations:
All Offices, Remote Canada, Remote US

The Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization, passionate about maintaining the Internet as a global public resource, open and accessible to all. Our work is guided by the Mozilla Manifesto. We’re passionate about fueling a movement for a healthy internet! We do this by connecting open Internet leaders and mobilizing grassroot activists around the world.

Our MozFest team at the Foundation hosts the annual Mozilla Festival (MozFest). MozFest is a physical and virtual gathering of educators, activists, technologists, researchers, youth, and artists, committed to crafting an open, trustworthy, and healthier internet. Participants engage across a variety of topics through workshops, talks, art exhibitions, and installations. Sessions at the festival are scheduled under different thematic spaces. The MozFest Team supports Mozilla's goals by using the organizational objectives to help set the central narrative of MozFest around which all formats of the festival evolve.

We are seeking an open source community leader to join our team as a Program Manager for MozFest Technical Relationships. This is a year long fixed term contract position. In this role, you will foster the organization’s mission to openness and transparency by convening and mobilising the developer community at MozFest and across Global Programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leverage MozFest to mobilize AI builders and convene industry collaborations around trustworthy AI, fostering an increase in developer engagement and concrete industry collaborations, including:
    • Co-chair and document the work of the Building Trustworthy AI working group.
    • Support hackathons and other technical content at MozFest, including technical partner events and mentorship of the AI IRL space.
    • Collaborate with Global Programs teams to plan and deliver post-festival follow-up and engagement.
    • Build year-round collaborations with AI builders and industry partners.
    • Design and implement outreach and promotion for the tech community.
  • Work closely with the community to develop standard methodologies around trustworthy AI to help shift industry norms.
  • Provide open source and technical advice internally within the organization.
  • Provide planning, leadership, and facilitation support across the MozFest Team and Global Programs activities to build a cohesive and accessible offering of our work.

Essential Experience and Qualifications:

  • Building, leading, and sustaining community engagement, preferably within the open source community.
  • Development, leadership, and collaboration on open source projects.
  • Providing full-scope training, from analysis of community needs to lesson planning, development, and delivery.
  • Working with diverse distributed global communities of volunteers and/ or supporters.
  • Strong commitment to open leadership and open source development skills.
  • Highly collaborative, able to thrive in fast-paced environments within and across widely distributed teams.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of effective teaching methodologies and tools.
  • Self-motivated, self-starter, team oriented with the ability to multitask, prioritize, and emphasize efficient time management.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Experience applying machine learning to real-world problems.
  • Mentoring, coaching, or other related experience.
  • Good domain knowledge in at least one of the following: NLP, deep learning, data mining.

The Mozilla Foundation can hire in the jurisdictions of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Mozilla Foundation: Open Positions


Why Mozilla?

At Mozilla, we’re serving humanity—by maintaining a safe, open internet—while also helping the individual humans employed here to reach their personal and professional goals. With a relatively small team serving hundreds of millions of people, a culture of exploration, and a commitment to mentorship, opportunities abound to learn and grow at Mozilla.


Our values drive our actions

  • Purpose is built into our work, with our mission driving every decision
  • We challenge assumptions, the status quo, ourselves, and each other
  • We are transparent: in our code, our business partnerships, and our everyday interactions
  • We seek out people from diverse backgrounds and with perspectives different from our own
  • We pair purpose with performance and put people ahead of profit

Our impact is global

  • 700+ paid staff from over 30 countries
  • Thousands of volunteer contributors across six continents
  • 9 global offices: Mountain View, San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, Toronto, Paris, London, Berlin, and Beijing
  • Hundreds of home offices globally

Our benefits are world-class

  • Flexible work environment (nearly half of Mozillians work remotely)
  • Industry-leading paid parental leave (up to 26 weeks of fully paid leave for childbearing parents and up to 12 weeks for non-childbearing parents)
  • Reimbursement for professional development (up to $3,000/year)
  • A work setup including the latest hardware and software of your choice