The Declaration on Research Assessment, (DORA), is an internationally recognized leader in the field research assessment, seeking to advance practical and robust approaches to research assessment globally and across all scholarly disciplines. DORA, a community of funding organizations, academic institutions, scholarly publishers, and researchers, is seeking a Program Director to be responsible for the strategic and operational activities of DORA. The Program Director is responsible for coordinating all of DORA’s programs and activities.

Essential Functions

Program Development and Management

  •  Oversee the implementation of existing projects and develop future projects in line with DORA’s mission to improve scholarly research assessment.
  • Lead strategic planning for overall initiative and specific initiatives
  • Develop strategic partnerships to advance DORA’s priorities
  • Work directly with the DORA Executive Board

Network Management

  • Serve as the primary point of internal and external contact for DORA
  • Supervise, organize, and facilitate initiative events
  • Maintain DORA website contents and other communication tools
  • Manage direct reports
  • Maintain communication with volunteer leadership and other volunteers


Financial Management

  • Work with DORA Executive Board to develop, manage a sustainable business plan
  • Preparing and managing the DORA annual budget, including periodic forecasting, and monitoring of member organization billing and receivables.
  • Lead the development of grant proposals
  • Responsible for the fiscal reporting to supporting organizations


Required Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Excellent managerial and organizational skills
  • Ability to work across global time zones
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines and goals
  • Possess initiative, be entrepreneurial, and think strategically and long-term
  • Must be able to cultivate respectful, strategic and collaborative relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds


Education and Experience

  • Masters or PhD
  • Well-versed in the evolving landscape of research assessment
  • Experience and working knowledge of HTML


This position is located in Rockville, Maryland and reports directly to the Director of Public Policy at the American Society for Cell Biology, DORA’s administrative entity.


Additional Job Requirements

  • COVID-19 vaccine is required as a condition of continual employment
  • *Ability to travel within the continental United States and Internationally


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