Citizen and Community Science Program Manager

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Colorado Springs, CO
United States

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BSCS Science Learning has an immediate opening for the position of Program Manager, Citizen & Community Science. We seek a creative, entrepreneurial individual to participate in partner recruitment and support for FieldScope, BSCS’s platform for citizen and community science. FieldScope is software platform that provides technology infrastructure for networked field studies. Networked field studies are scientific investigations that involve the collection and analysis of data from geographically distributed locations. FieldScope was designed to serve the needs of citizen and community science projects engaged in networked field studies by offering an easy-to-use platform for uploading, sharing, and analyzing data and observations. Information about FieldScope is available at

The Program Manager will be a member of a team that is working to achieve FieldScope’s scientific and educational goals. The Program Manager will play a central role in BSCS’s efforts to expand the community of FieldScope project partners. They will participate in audience research, strategy development, creation of recruitment materials, and execution of the recruitment strategy. They will also play an active role in supporting individual project partners and facilitating the community of FieldScope project partners.

The primary responsibility of the Program Manager will be recruiting individuals and organizations to use FieldScope as a platform for community and citizen science projects and providing them with the support to successfully set up and manage their projects. This will include developing informational resources, organizing peer-support communities, and providing direct support. The Program Manager will also be involved in the process of planning and designing enhancements to the FieldScope platform and in strategic development for the growth of FieldScope’s scientific, social, and educational impact. Depending on interest and expertise, the Program Manager could become involved in educational outreach and the development of educational programs.

BSCS is looking for an individual with experience in organizing or coordinating public participation in science or monitoring projects, including projects that characterize themselves as community science, citizen science, volunteered geographic information, or participatory research.

How to Apply:

Questions about the position and applications should be sent to Please include “Program Manager, Citizen Science” in the subject line. Applications should include:

1. Resume or curriculum vitae.

2. Personal Statement (maximum 3 pages) that describes (1) your relevant prior experiences in community science, citizen science, or other form of participatory science or monitoring activity (2) your philosophy about outreach and recruitment and how they have been informed by your educational, personal, and/or professional experiences; and (3) your views about equity, inclusion, and social justice in science and how they have been shaped by your educational, personal, and/or professional experiences.

3. List of three professional references.

4. Cover letter. In your cover letter, please indicate: a. why you are interested in this position at BSCS Science Learning; b. whether you prefer to work locally in Colorado Springs or remotely.

We will begin reviewing applications on February 9, 2022 and will continue to accept and review applications until the position is filled.