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Title: Senior Technical Coordinator

OWASP Projects

Classification and time: Full time, salaried

Location and travel: Remote, travel 2-4 times/year as required for in person staff meetings and community outreach

Responsible to: Executive Director

Responsibilities: The OWASP Senior Project Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of the OWASP Projects operational infrastructure that provides support to the project leaders within the OWASP Organization. This position includes oversight of the operational processes, policies, and procedures that enables OWASPs Project Leaders and contributors to successfully run their open source software projects.

This role is not responsible for project management of individual OWASP Projects within the OWASP Project infrastructure. It is responsible for the OWASP Projects.

Key Job Functions:

Projects oversight: Defines and oversees the metrics, status and progress of all projects in the OWASP Projects infrastructure to ensure that overall program goals are met defined by the Board of Directors

Conduct assessments of individual project health and facilitate OWASP Projects self-assessment reviews and project graduation processes.

Create and recommend annual program goals and objectives based on the strategic goals and direction for the organization set the Board of Directors, operational plan set by the Executive Director, and input of the OWASP community, and OWASP Projects Committee.

Community Support:

Serve as the primary point of contact for project leaders, reviewers, and end users

Managing to policy and spirit of the organizations goals

Operational follow-up of all OWASP Project related questions meeting service-level agreements

Facilitate open community discussions for input of project-related policies and goals quaterly.

Oversee and assist with setting up new projects, project wiki templates, and materials

Document "how to" guides for project managers using the wiki template

Prepare reports and quantifiable metrics

Create and maintain an OWASP Projects Handbook as the policy document that shall consist of current process and expectations of OWASP Members and Project Leaders

Supply metrics on project activities and requirements, including overall program growth and needs

Provide monthly status updates on project activities to the community and Executive Director

Keep detailed, up-to-date record of all active and non-active OWASP projects along with criteria used to determine activity status

Outreach and Communication

Coordinate project promotion and activities at OWASP conferences and outreach events

Coordinate the collection of project related updates for announcement on community newsletters, blog posts, annual reports, and other OWASP Foundation communication mechanisms.

Maintain an open, projects related mailing list that includes all project leaders and is open for others to join and contribute to discussion related to project activities.


Provide input into the annual Foundation project budgeting, including staff, supplies, training tools

Audit project budget requests quarterly ensuring compliance with foundation policies and the project spending policy

Provide input to secure project grant opportunities for the foundation

Manage and monitor grant spending for projects awarded funds


3-5 years of experience coordinating projects (required)

Bachelors Degree, Diploma (required) or documented experience in the space.

Excellent presentation, verbal and writing communication skills in English (required).

Experience with CRM/Salesforce and Mediawiki (required)

Experience with Excel/Googlesheets (required).

Able to demonstrate hands on experiences with software development

Proven ability to work effectively both independently and in a worldwide and decentralized team based environment

Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.

Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills.