**Update: Position filled** Job Announcement: OpenAQ Program Director

  • Lead and co-lead workshops and other discussions that foster dialogue and create synergy across the data-informed air quality ecosystem, including trainings (in partnership with our lead software engineer) on how to use the OpenAQ data platform.
  • Create learning cohorts to build skills and connections, especially with communities that are disproportionately impacted by air pollution. This includes developing and managing “Community Ambassador” cohorts.
  • Participate in partnership projects, ensuring fulfillment of OpenAQ deliverables.
  • Engage in public speaking to diverse audiences at conferences and other events regarding OpenAQ activities, partnerships, and impacts.
  • Write and publish impact and user stories in various mediums, amplifying and promoting the efforts of those who are using air quality data to effect change.
  • Conduct research and produce reports and other written materials, including researching and writing an annual report on the world’s air quality data landscape.
  • Engage with OpenAQ stakeholders to determine community needs and inform OpenAQ strategy, including implementing an annual OpenAQ Community Survey.
  • In concert with the team, formulate impactful, community-supported projects to advance organizational goals.
  • Provide input to grant proposals and grant progress reports, occasionally participating in fundraising meetings.
  • Serve as an ambassador for OpenAQ in all settings, building OpenAQ’s presence in the air quality, climate change, public health, and environmental tech sectors.
  • You have at least five years of relevant professional experience.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree or higher (this qualification can be met through other professional, educational, and lived experience).
  • You are an effective, respectful, and inclusive communicator, both inside and outside of the organization, whether in-person or as a remote collaborator.
  • You engage authentically and enjoy working with individuals and communities with diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds and with and without technical backgrounds.
  • You have a proven ability to bring stakeholders together toward a common end.
  • You are a clear and effective communicator of complex ideas to external audiences in terms of public speaking and written media.
  • You have strong research and writing skills.
  • You are self-motivated and take initiative; you are able to work independently with an entrepreneurial approach.
  • You are able to manage multiple projects while keeping a “big picture” strategic view. You are accountable and take pride in delivering work products on time.
  • You understand the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and are committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • You enjoy working collaboratively and have a positive, flexible attitude when working with a team.
  • You are excited about the opportunity to work at a fast-paced, relatively young nonprofit.
  • You have worked on international issues and/or in cross-cultural settings.
  • You are fluent in a language other than English.
  • You have existing relationships with air quality, health, and/or climate stakeholders, especially those who use data to inform and advance their work.

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