[Owasp-board] Position of Executive Director

johanna curiel curiel johanna.curiel at owasp.org
Fri Dec 2 13:56:38 UTC 2016

Hi Martin

Do you expect us to change this description so it fits with some o the
things you have  pointed out?

Maybe we should put this description on a google doc and allow certain
comments so it can fit to the responsibilities that we expect, including
clarifying conflict of interest, deadline for sending a CV etc



On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 11:14 AM, Martin Knobloch <martin.knobloch at owasp.org>

> Hi Johanna, et all,
> First of all, I was surprised by the way I heard about the position, being
> via a Facebook post. But I could have missed announcements before.
> To be honest, I am surprised by the style of the job description as I am
> used to find some prerequisites on knowledge and experience and clear
> expectations and responsibilities.
> The job description as on the link is vague. 4 different roles with each a
> number of responsibilities.
> Last not least, as the the application form asks if the applicant is an
> OWASP member, it would be helpful to mention if being an OWASP leader is a
> pre or not. If there is an conflict of interest if the applicant is a
> chapter or project leader.
> The previous ED responsibility where, as I understood, responsible for the
> day-to-day operation of the organization and managing staff.
> The job description as posted currently, and as I understand it, goes
> further and includes more roles and responsibilities.
> Cheers,
> -martin
> On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 9:26 AM, johanna curiel curiel <
> johanna.curiel at owasp.org> wrote:
>> Martin
>> I must say that I do not quite agree neither with this description
>> Some of the things described do not fit in mi opinion with the tasks of a
>> ED
>> What do you expect now to happen after you have made this remarks?
>> Cheers
>> Johanna
>> On Thursday, December 1, 2016, Martin Knobloch <martin.knobloch at owasp.org>
>> wrote:
>>> Dear Board of directors, board-list followers,
>>> Via an Facebook post by Tom Brennan, one of the current board members, I
>>> came to attention of the OWASP job posting:
>>> https://owasp.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk062sn/
>>> The description of the position is quite unusual for European standards,
>>> and as I understood for US standards too. Also, the position is quite
>>> extended compared to the position previously fulfilled by Paul Ritchie.
>>> Last not least, there is not deadline mentioned for applying to this
>>> position.
>>> In my understanding, as the position was previously, the major role of
>>> the ED was as follow:
>>>  *[Quoted from Wikipedia:
>>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_director
>>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_director>]*
>>> The role of the executive director is to design, develop and implement
>>> strategic plans for the organization in a cost-effective and time-efficient
>>> manner. The executive director is also responsible for the day-to-day
>>> operation of the organization, which includes managing committees and staff
>>> as well as developing business plans in collaboration with the board.
>>> The executive director is accountable to the chairman of the board of
>>> directors and reports to the board on a regular basis – quarterly,
>>> semiannually, or annually. The board may offer suggestions and ideas about
>>> how to improve the organization, but the executive director decides whether
>>> or not, and how, to implement these ideas.
>>> Whereby the roles as described of the OWASP job posting is extending
>>> this with more leadership and overall strategic responsibilities.
>>> Can you elaborate on how and why the responsibilities of the ED have
>>> been extended in this manor?
>>> Also, there is no comment if the future ED may be an OWASP leader or if
>>> this would be seen as conflict of interest.
>>> With kind regards,
>>> -martin
>>> ________________________________
>>> Martin Knobloch
>>> OWASP Netherland Chapter Leader
>>> Email: martin.knobloch at owasp.org
>>> Mobile: +31623226933 <+31%206%2023226933>
>> --
>> Johanna Curiel
>> OWASP Volunteer

Johanna Curiel
OWASP Volunteer
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