The Progtech Network Director will deliver against our mission to build the tech and digital infrastructure and capability across civil society. The Network Director will lead work to significantly scale up social change organisations’ technological expertise and infrastructure, including development of an open-source library of tech, training and mentoring programs, pathways into tech for people from diverse backgrounds, and a nationwide online network.
The Founding Network Director brings extensive understanding of the tech and digital infrastructure needs of civil society, and experience working in a senior tech or digital organiser role. They will have the ability to shape, lead and grow Progtech in a long term, sustainable resource for civil society.
The Director will provide strategic leadership and day-to-day project management of Progtech. They will have oversight from an elected board of network members who will help shape project strategy and priorities, and report to Australian Progress Impact Director.
We are a network of progressive campaigning organisations, tech providers, agencies and individuals teaming up on tech to win. We’re building a world where progressive organisations and activists have the best tools possible, and the skills and support to use them to win.
To realise our ambition, we are:
This project is the first of its kind in Australia, although similar models exist overseas, including the Progressive Coders Network (US), The Movement Cooperative (US) and the OPEN Tech Network (international).
The Progressive Tech Network (Progtech) is a project of Australian Progress.
The ProgTech Network Director will be responsible for the following pieces of work. You’ll be supported by an active and engaged board, and the Australian Progress team, to achieve our shared goals.
Required skills and experience
Desirable skills and experience
Please apply even if only one or two of the following apply to you:
The Progtech Network Director will be employed on an initial six month contract. The salary range for the role is $85,000-100,000 (pro rata) depending on experience, plus 9.5% superannuation.
We are recruiting for someone to work between 0.6 - 1.0 FTE and will consider flexible work arrangements. Progtech intends for this to become a permanent, ongoing role in the longer term.
The Progtech Network Director will work from a remote office. We have a preference for candidates within the Australian East Coast time zone, although we will consider applicants based in central and western Australian time zones.
We are always actively looking for applicants from a diverse range of genders, cultures, language groups, abilities, and experiences. In particular, we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people of colour, and people with experience seeking asylum to apply.
Some interstate travel may be required once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
For more information, or to set up a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Australian Progress Impact Director, Elise Dalley, on firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: Progressive Tech Network Director enquiry.
Find out more info and how to apply here: https://www.ethicaljobs.com.au/members/australianprogress/progressive-tech-network-director
ProgTech acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the stolen lands on which we work. We pay respect to First Nations elders past, present and emerging - sovereignty has never been ceded, and the process of colonisation continues today. We are committed to supporting the leadership of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the progressive space.