Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator

Posting Location : Location US-CA-Remote
Posting date 5 days ago(6/23/2022 8:53 AM)
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About the job

Red Hat’s Open Source Programs Office (OSPO) team is looking for the next Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator to join us. In this role, you will work in the Fedora Council and guide initiatives to grow the Fedora user and contributor communities, as well as make Red Hat and Fedora interactions even more transparent and positive. The Council is responsible for stewardship of the Fedora Project as a whole and supports the health and growth of the Fedora community. As the Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator, you will facilitate decision making on how to best focus the Fedora community budget to meet our collective objectives, work with other council members to identify the short, medium, and long-term goals of the Fedora community, and organize and enable the project to meet these goals. You will also help make decisions about trademark use, project structure, community disputes or complaints, and other issues. You’ll hold a full Council membership, not an auxiliary or advisory role. Successful applicants must reside in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business.

What you will do

  • Identify opportunities to engage new contributors and community members; align the project around supporting these opportunities
  • Improve onboarding materials and processes for new contributors
  • Participate in user and contributor discussions and identify barriers to success for contributors and users
  • Use metrics to evaluate the success of Fedora initiatives
  • Regularly report on community metrics and developments, both internally and externally
  • Represent Red Hat’s stake in the Fedora community’s success
  • Work with internal stakeholders to understand their goals and develop strategies for working effectively with the community
  • Improve onboarding materials and presentation of Fedora to new hires; develop standardized materials on Fedora that can be used globally at Red Hat
  • Work with the Fedora Council to determine the annual Fedora budget
  • Work with the Fedora Mindshare Committee to make decisions about Fedoras budget, events, and support
  • Assist in planning and organizing Fedora’s flagship events each year
  • Create and carry out community promotion strategies; create media content like blog posts, podcasts, and videos and facilitate the creation of media by other members of the community
  • Maintain the Fedora Code of Conduct as well as incident response

What you will bring

  • Extensive experience with the Fedora Project or a comparable open source community
  • Exceptional writing and speaking skills
  • Experience with software development and open source developer communities; understanding of development processes
  • Outstanding organizational skills; ability to prioritize tasks matching short and long-term goals and focus on the tasks of high priority
  • Ability to manage a project budget
  • Ability to lead teams through inspiration and persuasion and to participate in multiple cross-organizational teams that span the globe
  • Experience motivating volunteers and associates across teams and companies




About Red Hat

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.



  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account - healthcare and dependent care
  • Health Savings Account - high deductible medical plan
  • Retirement 401(k) with employer match
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Paid parental leave plans for all new parents
  • Leave benefits including disability, paid family medical leave, and paid military leave
  • Additional benefits including employee stock purchase plan, family planning reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, transportation expense account, employee assistance program, and more! 

Note: These benefits are only applicable to full time, permanent associates at Red Hat located in the United States. 



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