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Executive Director

This is an exciting time for the Open Source Initiative (OSI) as we prepare for our next phase of growth. The Executive Director will work with the board to build a bridge to a stronger future for OSI and the open source ecosystem. The candidate will set strategic direction and move the Open Source Initiative towards our vision, working with the staff and community to achieve measurable program outcomes. 

This role is ideal for the experienced executive director who can take organizations to the next level. The candidate can set strategy and translate it into programmatic results, achieved through organizational leadership and operational excellence. Additionally, they have a strong understanding of open source culture and norms as well as the Open Source Initiative’s mission and programs.  Plus, the candidate excels at managing ambiguity and drives for clarity and impact.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide organizational leadership by working with the board, staff, and stakeholders
  • Work with the board to set OSI’s strategic direction and annual goals, plans and budget
  • Build staff capacity through hiring and lead staff to achieve desired results
  • Ensure operational excellence by working with staff on financial and system management
  • Build relationships with multiple stakeholder groups
  • Fundraise to help OSI step further into its mission
  • Evangelize OSI’s mission through speaking engagements, blogs, and social media


  • 3-5 years of leadership experience
  • Strong organizational leadership skills
  • Experience setting strategy and plans that lead to measurable results
  • Board management experience including facilitating strategy sessions and providing board and committee meeting support 
  • Staff management experience including leading hiring, onboarding and providing day to day staff management
  • Fundraising experience with proven results
  • Stakeholder management experience including networking, insight gathering, and convening
  • Experience being the primary spokesperson for an organization
  • Able to influence outcomes through education and stakeholder management
  • Strong operational experience covering financial, contact and policy management
  • Familiar with or strong acumen for operational tools such as CiviCRM, Drupal, GitHub, Google Drive, PayPal, Quickbooks, Zenefits
  • Self-driven, detail-oriented, deadline-driven
  • Strong communicator, both verbal and written
  • Positive reputation within our open ecosystem


This is a Remote (work from home) position. Since OSI is based in the US, we are only able to consider US-based candidates. We're accepting applications through April 15th. Target start date is July 2021.

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