[Owasp-board] Process: Hiring an Event Manager for the OWASP Foundation

Sarah Baso sarah.baso at owasp.org
Sun Jul 28 17:13:16 UTC 2013


OWASP Community Members –


Before I share with you the outcome of our candidate search for a new Event
Manager (yes, we have hired someone), I wanted to share some information
about the hiring process and candidate pool.


The Event Manager job description was drafted by me and reviewed by the
OWASP staff before posting.  The job description was posted to the
wiki<https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Jobs/Event_Manager> along
with background requirements, desired skills, and starting salary. The job
was promoted through OWASP channels: OWASP
Blog<http://owasp.blogspot.com/2013/06/owasp-is-hiring-ft-event-manager-apply.html>,
OWASP Leader’s List, OWASP Foundation Linkedin Group, @OWASP Twitter
Account, OWASP Group on Facebook, and OWASP Community Page on Google+.
Externally, the job was also posted to Indeed, Smart Recruiters,
Philanthropy News Digest, Learn4Good, and Zip Recruiters.



*Applications*

The Event Manager job was posted on June 6, 2013 and applications were
accepted via email through June 21, 2013 (15 days).  We received 90
applications and here is a breakdown of the sources of the applications as
well as by geographic region where the applicants resided:


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*Interviews*

>From the 90 applications received, we offered first interviews to 30
candidates (1/3) and second interviews to 5 candidates.  The interviews
were offered to the most qualified candidates based on required background
and desired skills posted in the job description.




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*Final Selection*

Our final candidate went through 3 interviews, including one in her native
language (Spanish) and an in- person interview with me since she is located
in the Bay Area.  We were thrilled with both the number and quality of
applications we received for this position.  Additionally, we are confident
that the individual we selected for the position will be a great fit for
the position as well as encourage the growth of OWASP events globally.


Without further ado... see the next email for an introduction of out new
Event Manager!

Regards,
Sarah Baso

-- 
Executive Director
OWASP Foundation

sarah.baso at owasp.org
+1.312.869.2779
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