OpenStreetMap US

Posted: April 24, 2024

Contract terms: Full-time Employee, with opportunity to begin part-time.

Location: Remote, United States only 

Closes: May 15, 2024. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we may close the job advert before the advertised deadline.

Projected start date: June 2024

OpenStreetMap US is seeking a program coordinator to help further our mission to grow and support the OpenStreetMap community in the United States. The ideal candidate will have a passion for community engagement, open data, and maps, along with excellent organizational and communication skills. This role will support existing programs such as the Trails Stewardship Initiative and TeachOSM, and events like State of the Map US and Mapping USA. 


  • Collaborate with the OSM US team to ensure alignment of program activities with the overall mission and strategic priorities of the organization
  • Management of the Trails Stewardship Initiative in collaboration with the executive director & the trails working group 
  • Manage and maintain relationships with partner organizations, community groups, and individual contributors.
  • Monitor and evaluate existing programs, identify opportunities for improvement, and make data-driven recommendations for future initiatives.
  • Assist with organizational communications, including the monthly newsletter, social media, member campaigns, event mailings, etc.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of OSM US events (Mapping USA, Mappy Hours, and State of the Map US), using Neon CRM, updating the wiki, coordinating with speakers, and tracking any budgets.
  • Assist with fundraising efforts, grant writing, and reporting to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization.
  • Support the facilitation of meetings, to include established working groups and member events throughout the year


  • Care about and have an interest in open source and open data, and a deep commitment to community-led change, which should be demonstrated through prior professional experiences
  • Flexibility, a good sense of humor, and a willingness to learn
  • Driven, goal-oriented, and strives for continuous improvement
  • University degree level or equivalent experience 
  • 2+ years of experience in program coordination or community outreach roles.
  • Familiarity with OpenStreetMap and open-source mapping projects.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience in public speaking and presenting.
  • Experience with fundraising, grant writing, and budget management is a plus.


  • Conversational Spanish language abilities 
  • Experience developing training curricula and leading training sessions
  • Prior experience working as part of the OpenStreetMap community both online and in person
  • Experience with OpenStreetMap data and tools, including Tasking Manager and iD Editor

This is a full-time, remote position with occasional travel required for events and conferences. OpenStreetMap US offers competitive compensation and benefits. If you are passionate about maps, technology, and community building, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity to make a difference in the world through open data and collaboration.

To Apply

If we’ve piqued your interest, please complete the linked form to apply. Please continue to the second page of the form to upload your resume. If you have any questions, feel free to jump on OpenStreetMap US Slack or email

About OSM US

OpenStreetMap US is a US-based nonprofit working to support and grow OpenStreetMap, the free, open-source map of the world created by volunteers all over the globe, in the United States. Since 2020, OpenStreetMap US has been an official local chapter of the global OpenStreetMap Foundation. Learn more.

OpenStreetMap US is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. No applicant for employment shall be subjected to discrimination because of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, disability, age, reprisal for engaging in anti-discrimination activities, protected genetic information, sexual orientation or parental status.