July 06, 2015: Hiring a New Executive Director for Software Carpentry

The Software Carpentry Foundation seeks to hire a new Executive Director to build relations with partners, oversee the development of our curriculum, be Software Carpentry's spokesperson, and work with the Steering Committee to set our future direction. The successful candidate will initially be co-Executive Director, and will job-share with the current Executive Director during a brief transition period, after which they will become the new ED.

To apply, please send email to by July 31, 2015 with "Co-Executive Director" in the subject line, and include:

We will begin interviews immediately after July 31, and hope to have someone in place no later than the end of August.

Role and Responsibilities

The Co-Executive Director (co-ED) is a full-time employee of the Software Carpentry Foundation, and is jointly responsible for Software Carpentry's day-to-day operations. The co-ED works with the Executive Director and the Steering Committee to oversee the administration of our programs and implement our strategic plan. Key duties include fundraising, partner relations, and community outreach. The co-ED reports directly to the Steering Committee.

The co-ED is expected to become Executive Director no later than the end of December 2015, and earlier if feasible.

Professional Qualifications

Software Carpentry is committed to an educational mission that is supported by strong values of inclusion, openness, and integrity. The Co-Executive Director's track record and previous work experience should demonstrate these values. Ideal candidates for the position will have the following qualifications:

Detailed Responsibilities


The Co-Executive Director will be contracted by our parent organization, NumFocus. Their salary will be determined by the Steering Committee and will be both competitive with equivalent academic and industrial positions and commensurate with experience. There is no fixed geographic requirement for this job, but it will require some travel.

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This post originally appeared in the Software Carpentry blog.