Tuesday, August 18, 2020

OpenGov Jobs has a new home!

OpenGov Jobs has a new home! After many years with this site as OpenGov Jobs' landing page, the time has come for change. You can now find up-to-date information on Open Government Jobs at www.openthegovernment.org/open-government-jobs

This new chapter for OpenGov Jobs is only possible because of the work that has been put into this group over the years. OpenGov Jobs was created in 2014 by Daniel Schuman. Daniel grew the group to more than 1,200 members (as of August 2020) and has made sure the group remained an accessible and valuable resource. There is still no cost for membership to access the group, and the names of members are never shared publicly. 

Open The Government is continuing this tradition moving forward, overseeing the group and hosting the group's new landing page on OTG's website. Job opportunities will continue to circulate through the Google group (the main mechanism for directly sharing and receiving postings), but now you can also see recent postings at OTG's landing page

If you have any questions or concerns about this change or anything else related to OpenGov Jobs, please contact Hannah Bassett at hbassett[at]openthegovernment[dot]org.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Join the Free OpenGovJobs Google Group

If you are interested in finding or sharing a job announcement concerning government openness and accountability, consider joining the OpenGovJobs Google group. There is no cost for membership and the names of members are never shared publicly.

Created in July 2014, one year later the list grew to 400 members, and as of October 2018 is has more than 1,150 members. Participants include employers who wish to share job announcements, prospective employees, and anyone else who might be interested. 

All are encouraged to send job announcements to the list. The jobs can be at non-profits, for-profits, in government, or elsewhere, and include work at the federal, state, local, and international levels. The types of jobs can range from policy advocacy to fundraising, technology to communications, organization to operations, and more. If you have any questions about whether a job would fit, let me know, but please err on the side of inclusiveness. (Also, don't worry about whether it's a duplicate.) The list works best when people send in announcements.

If you have a job to share but do not wish to send it out yourself, send me a private email or contact me through Twitter.

Please feel encouraged to invite others to join the group. We have members from around the world, at all stages in their career, and in many different job types.