Founded in 2003, the Mozilla Foundation is a California not-for-profit corporation dedicated to building and protecting the Internet as a public resource that is open and accessible to all. Our current goal is to make the health of the Internet a mainstream issue by building a cadre of leaders and mobilizing citizens around the world. Mozilla Foundation is also the parent to the company that makes the Firefox web browser. The Foundation has 85 full-time staff who work closely with almost one thousand staff in the Mozilla Corporation and tens of thousands of Mozilla volunteers around the world.
We believe the web is at a crossroads. On one side, the web faces huge challenges via monopolies, insecurity, surveillance, and fear. On the flip side, there is a new wave of ‘open’ emerging, with people working on everything from open data to open devices to open Internet activism.
Mozilla is working on both fronts — tackling the big problems but also fueling the next wave of ‘open’. We do some of this by creating great products and technologies that bring our mission and values to life for hundreds of millions of people. But we also recognize the necessity of active participation, specifically in growing our global network of leaders and advocates who will invent, shape, and defend the Internet. We champion issues like privacy, digital inclusion, and web literacy.
As part of this work, we convene, support, and collaborate with people around the world who are also working on these issues. We have created the Mozilla Leadership Network (MLN) as an umbrella for this part of our mission. Currently, the MLN has roughly 3,000 members based in more than 20 countries around the world. The MLN’s goal is to be a cohesive, world-class network of people who care about the open Internet. This network is composed of a series of hubs that gather people from different fields who want to engage on open Internet issues and technologies in the context of their professional or academic lives.
For more information on the Mozilla Leadership Network, please visit www.mozilla.org/en-US/foundation/leadership-network/.
The Director, Network Program Strategy Opportunity:
Mozilla is seeking a talented and entrepreneurial Director of Network Program Strategy who will lead the vision, evaluation, and marketing of a set of core program offerings for the diverse and growing MLN membership base. The Director will be responsible for the public growth of network offerings and outreach. Within this goal, s/he will direct a team that will create a membership program, web infrastructure, instructional strategies, credentials, content, materials, assessments, and other offerings for MLN members. These offerings will be developed to increase the impact of individuals and organizations within the network.
S/He will be accountable for the growth and quality of the Mozilla Leadership Network, measured by our ‘network strength’ and by the effectiveness of this network in shaping the agenda on key Internet health issues.
The Director will, in collaboration with many others:
- Serve as part of the MLN leadership team and contribute to overall network strategy
- Develop a vision of how MLN programs will shape the next generations of leaders with the skills to leverage and advance the open Internet
- Develop consistent branding and infrastructure that can be used across all of the communities within the network
- Lead and work in partnership with a cross-organizational team to produce, test, and distribute fun and engaging offerings for members to meet network goals
- Build learning and engagement strategies that optimize member experience and provide quality professional development opportunities
- Manage reporting and analysis to evaluate network strength and effectiveness against performance metrics
- Establish a clear and intuitive first-time member registration process, including a streamlined process for renewals
- Oversee the marketing and continued development of the network training and events strategy, in addition to member awards and recognition programs
- Produce materials for members to deliver and adapt for external use
Successful candidates will have extensive experience leading large teams on a national and/or international scale, a clear track record in both strategy development and execution, successful experience working internationally, and a natural affinity for partnership and coalition building.
The Director, Network Program Strategy will also possess the following:
- A passion and commitment to the Mozilla Manifesto and the Mozilla Foundation mission to fuel the movement for Internet health
- Excellent people management skills with the ability to recruit, coach, and develop high-performing teams
- High level of cultural competence and experience working across cultures is essential; a second language is a bonus
- Demonstrated experience in program strategy, marketing, and evaluation
- Experience in producing highly curated content and materials for a diverse array of users
- Adept at building systems and processes to facilitate growth and effectiveness
- Experience in quality assurance and/or leveraging data to continuously improve services and/or programming; a data and accountability mindset
- Ability to thrive in a high-growth, entrepreneurial, and largely remote environment
- Highly collaborative, inclusive, and skilled at effectively working across different teams
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Commitment to equity, access, and inclusion and a desire to see individuals take ownership of their learning
- Willing to travel a minimum of 6 trips a year, including the Mozilla Festival, Mozilla Foundation all-hands meetings, etc.
Compensation & Benefits:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Mozilla Foundation has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Sam Simmons and Alicia Salerno here.
Mozilla Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and values 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.
About Koya Leadership Partners:
Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.