Jobs at ADSA

ADSA is Hiring!

Data Science Community Coordinator


Location: Remote in USA, must be available for meetings 10am-2pm Pacific time
Reports to: Executive Director, ADSA
Hours per week: Full-time
Overtime Status: Exempt
Salary Range: $65,000-$75,000 commensurate with experience

About the Project

The Academic Data Science Alliance (ADSA) is a fully remote organization launched in 2019 to support networks of academic communities to thoughtfully integrate data science into university research and training. We convene academic leaders, practitioners, and educators to share approaches and lessons learned, and to co-create resources for the greater academic data science community. We work with many institution types: R1s, R2s, Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), liberal arts colleges, and 2 year community colleges. We strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment to promote diversity in the field of data science as a whole, and within our member community. Our commitment to DEI starts with explicitly stating our values in our Mission, Vision, Values statement. These values are made actionable in our Code of Conduct, where expectations of behavior and language are made clear. The ADSA organization currently has funding for the next 3.5 years, but we are actively engaged in fundraising for long-term sustainability.

Position Summary

This full-time, remote-work position is for a Data Science Community Coordinator to assist ADSA staff in supporting academic data science communities - specifically early career academic data scientists through ADSA’s Career Development Network. The position requires some travel (on average 2 trips per year), and regular weekly meetings held by Zoom. This position will work closely with the Executive Director and the Program Manager to expand and maintain a current network of academic data science members and community resources for academic data scientists. 

The Community Coordinator will identify, develop, and facilitate virtual and in-person skill-building and community-building opportunities, establish high quality relationships with peer organizations, advocate for community members, and execute strategies for effective communication with and across community networks. Quantitative skills are desirable for collecting and analyzing metrics of community activities. To meet deadlines and accommodate event support, a flexible schedule and the ability to work long hours will occasionally be necessary. 

All employees of Hopewell are required to complete timesheets. Employee compensation includes a generous benefits package. To center the safety and well-being of its employees, Hopewell Fund requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at

Responsibilities and Tasks

Community Engagement - 70%

  • Engage with and grow the Career Development Network (CDN) through outreach, communications, events, working groups, and joint workshops with peer organizations.
  • Communicate activities of the CDN to the broader ADSA community, and highlight relevant news and updates for the CDN community.
  • Manage the operations of the CDN Steering Committee and any emergent working groups or projects related to CDN activities and initiatives.
  • Administer community surveys and other metrics to gather feedback from, and report on, community needs, interests, and events. 
  • Develop a mentoring program for early career data scientists. 
  • Create content to highlight the work of the ADSA and the Career Development Network through the website, social media, and other venues.
  • Engage with other organizations with related goals and objectives, such as the US Research Software Engineer Association.

Community Event Management - 30%

  • Together with ADSA staff, support the organization and logistics of 2-3 annual events, including the ADSA Annual Meeting. Work with the ADSA staff before and during events to ensure all logistics are handled and the participants have a successful and enjoyable experience.
  • Work with the CDN steering committee and CDN members to plan and execute in-person and virtual skill-building and community-building sessions.
  • Coordinate with the Program Associate for travel arrangements and reimbursements for CDN attendees
  • Other position-relevant duties as assigned
Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree in STEM field preferred
  • Proficiency with productivity tools: GSuite, Zoom, Microsoft Office or Apple equivalents, calendaring tools (e.g. Doodle)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, problem solve, take initiative, set priorities and handle multiple projects with competing deadlines efficiently and effectively
  • Strong written, verbal, active listening, and political acumen skills
  • Effective and professional interpersonal skills to interact with diverse groups
  • Flexibility and an openness to evolving responsibilities
Desired Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Experience working with online social media platforms: Twitter, LinkedIn, and Slack
  • Experience with Github, Wordpress or other CMS
  • Passion for data science and its application in research and teaching
  • Experience working in a higher education system (e.g. university or college)
  • Experience working with online communities
  • Empathic listener and creative thinker

You are a resourceful self-starter who works well both collaboratively and independently. You have strong communication, organizational, and time-management skills. You are comfortable with ambiguity, have an ability to prioritize and manage a changing workload, and multitask efficiently. Your positive attitude and ability to work effectively with a diverse group of faculty, students, scientists, administrative staff and other members of the research community is an especially good fit for our position. 

How to Apply

E-mail your resume and cover letter as PDF or Word attachments to: 

Please reference the job title you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses. Thank you for your interest!

Hiring Statement

The Academic Data Science Alliance is a project of Hopewell Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Hopewell is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Hopewell’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.