[open-science] The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is recruiting a Secretary General to begin in April of 2017

Timea Biro t.biro at trust-itservices.com
Mon Dec 19 12:21:03 UTC 2016

*Apologies for cross-posting*

*The Research Data Alliance (RDA) is recruiting a Secretary General to 
begin in April of 2017*.

The ideal candidate is a suitably experienced leader with a demonstrated 
ability to engage with the members, Council and senior stakeholders of 
the RDA, and the ability to be a key driver of the RDA mission of 
rapidly building the social and technical bridges that enable sharing of 
data.The Secretary General reports to the co-chairs of the RDA Council.
The appointment to this position is intended to be for two years and 
renewable. The employment vehicle for the Secretary General is a 
contract between the Research Data Alliance Foundation and an 
organisation willing to host the Secretary General.
The Secretary General can be based in any country and will be expected 
to attend many international meetings, including all RDA Plenaries. At 
present most of these meetings take place in North America and Europe.
The Secretary General is appointed by the RDA Council. Queries about 
this role can be made to John Wood ( john.wood at acu.ac.uk ), co-Chair of 
the RDA Council. Applications for this role should be sent to 
*applications at rd-alliance.org*. The application should provide a 
description of the candidate’s experience relevant to the role 
(including a response to the key selection criteria referenced in the 
official announcement), a CV, a note proposing the organisation that 
would host the candidate, and a letter of support from the proposed host 
and any particular requirements of the host. The closing date is 
February 15, 2017.

/The role of the Secretary General is to support the RDA membership, and 
its supporting structures to achieve the goal of the Research Data 
Alliance - to accelerate international data-driven innovation and 
discovery by facilitating research data sharing and exchange./

*Please view the official recruitment announcement for further details 
on the Secretary General responsibilities, the selection and appointment 
process https://www.rd-alliance.org/rda-seeking-secretary-general

*Many thanks & kindest regards,

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