Mozilla Vacancies 2022 in Leeds, England, United Kingdom – Program Lead, Responsible Computer Science

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The Mozilla Foundation is a nonprofit public benefit organization. Our mission is to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all. Our work is guided by the Mozilla Manifesto and in 2020, we launched a multi-year investment strategy focused on advancing Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence globally. Join us and become part of our mission to promote openness, innovation, and opportunity online!

A key part of our strategy is to invest in the innovators at the frontlines of working to make the internet more open, inclusive, decentralized, and secure. The Responsible Computer Science Challenge, a global initiative focused on integrating ethics into computer science education, is a core part of this work. By helping to fuel a new wave of engineers, designers, and other technologists who consider ethics as a primary design constraint, the Responsible Computer Science Challenge is driving a culture shift in technology that will lead to more trustworthy AI and a healthier internet.

We seek a Program Lead to oversee the next phase of the Responsible Computer Science Challenge. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience leading complex, global social change initiatives. You will have expertise in computer science, higher education pedagogy, or/and relevant tech industry experience that will allow you to serve as a peer, mentor, and thought partner to a cohort of fellows, grantees, educators, and other Responsible Computer Science community members seeking to change the way technologists are educated. You will also have experience building and managing teams in multiple countries and holding diverse partner relationships with funders and other partners.

You will work across the organization to connect our work internally and with external movement partners on activities related to our Trustworthy AI goals. Your expertise will help shape our strategy and grow our community across issue areas and geographies during an exciting period of growth for Mozilla and the Responsible Computer Science Challenge! You will report to the Director, Fellowships and Awards.

Primary Responsibilities

Program Management

  • Lead the development of the Responsible Computer Science Challenge in its next phase, expanding the work to new audiences in the United States and to new geographies in East/Southern Africa and India.
  • Hold the overall strategic vision for the Responsible Computer Science Challenge and lead the implementation of this vision in line with Mozilla’s broader organizational goals and objectives.
  • Work closely with the Challenge team, F&A Program staff and colleagues across Mozilla to manage the grant selection process, develop Challenge Requests for Proposals (RFPs), timelines, accompaniment supports, and other key Challenge resources.
  • Oversee the Challenge budget in collaboration with Mozilla teammates.
  • Document takeaways and outcomes from the Challenge and lead reporting to Funders, to internal teams, and other collaborators.

Funder and Partner Engagement

  • Lead engagement with key collaborators (including Challenge funders and other movement partners) to set strategy and priorities
  • Clearly synthesize trends and emerging practices in the Computer Science education space and powerfully articulate the longer term implications of the Challenge for the field.
  • Represent the Challenge and Mozilla more broadly to an external network of practitioners and the public.
  • Engage with the field and actively seek new talent and projects.

Fellow and Awardee Support

  • Collaborate closely with Responsible Computer Science Challenge fellows to support program grantees and grow a community of practice.
  • Be an active thought partner and advisor to fellows and awardees.
  • Nurture fellows’ and awardees’ bodies of work, helping them think of ways to sustain impact beyond their active fellowship/award and facilitating connections with relevant internal and external partners to support their success.
  • Work with the Challenge team to build a cohort of fellows and awardees that are connected to each other, to Mozilla’s wider community. This work includes managing the recruitment and onboarding processes for fellows and awardees in collaboration with Fellows, Program Officers, and other Mozilla staff.

Internal Collaboration

  • Contribute to the broader Global Programs team by engaging with planning, shared learning, and other team wide efforts.
  • Work collaboratively with the communications team to help Mozilla to position and tell the story of the Challenge to funders, to the press, and to the public at large and track the impact of this coverage.
  • Foster integration of Responsible Computer Science fellows and awardees into other initiatives at Mozilla, such as MozFest, Advocacy and the Internet Health Report by facilitating interactions with relevant internal partners.

Skills And Experience

  • At least 10 years of relevant job experience managing complex programs. Relevant experience in computer science and/or higher education pedagogy preferred. Candidates with past experience as grantmakers will be prioritized.
  • Strategic problem solver able to hold the big picture while maintaining attention to detail
  • Multi-level partner management, especially working with funders.
  • Proven experience building and leading teams across time zones and geographies.
  • Entrepreneurial energy and capacity to support dynamic strategy development and team growth that meets the needs of the Challenge and that can attract program resources.
  • Discerning and able to sift through many ideas and chart a path that is effective and impactful.
  • Ability to interpret and assess nuance in a range of political contexts and geographies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in cross-functional, distributed teams.
  • Experience navigating across large organizations to build support for programs and initiatives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse individuals.

Salary And Benefits Information

The Mozilla Foundation is dedicated to fair and equitable compensation for our staff. We aim to pay a competitive and market-based salary that takes into consideration the responsibilities and requirements of the role. We aim to offer at the midpoint of our salary ranges for the purposes of increasing inclusivity and fairness of our offer process, and ensuring internal equity. We do not ask for, or take into account, salary histories in our offer process.

The base salary ranges, along with mid-point, for this role in each of the key countries in which we employ staff is listed below. In these locations we target the 75th percentile of market pay as a salary band midpoint for all levels, with 10% either side of the midpoint to build a salary range. We also welcome applications outside of our key locations. We are reviewing our compensation in other locations and can provide more information about salary as part of the recruitment process.

  • Germany: €87,855 – €107,378 (mid-point: €97,616)
  • UK: £54,894 – £67,093 (mid-point: £60,994)
  • Canada: $99,518 – $121,633 (mid-point: $110,575)
  • US: $101,104 – $123,572 (mid-point: $112,338)

Depending on the successful candidate’s location, we may also add in a geographic differential to this base salary that accounts for local job market weighting. This differential is applied to the above ranges depending on the successful candidate’s location. Below are some of the common cities in which we hire staff along with representative examples of salary ranges, along with mid-point, with the geographical differential applied:

  • Inner London: £59,834 – £73,131 (mid-point: £66,483)
  • Toronto: $107,379 – $131,241 (mid-point: $119,310)
  • New York: $112,023 – $136,917 (mid-point: $124,470)

The range for your specific location will be discussed in screening conversations if your application is successful.

We Offer The Following Benefits To All Staff

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance + Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Retirement Plan contributions
  • 20 Paid Time Off days per year (prorated) + your birthday
  • Company Holidays + Shutdown
  • Wellness budget
  • Professional Development budget
  • Top up program for Maternity and Parental leaves

Benefits are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Mozilla Foundation.

Mozilla Foundation Hiring Practices

Mozilla understands that valuing diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge are crucial to and enrich the company’s core mission. We encourage applications from everyone, including members of all equity-seeking communities, such as (but certainly not limited to) women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions.

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

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at [email protected].

Company: Mozilla

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Associate

Job Location: Leeds, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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