Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It's about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others' success, and then standing back and letting them shine.Chris Austin Hadfield - Retired Canadian Space Agency astronaut, engineer, science communicator, singer, and fighter pilot.
SPEC is run by a small and dedicated core team of contributors and volunteers. We come from different social identities, backgrounds, and perspectives. Many of us have families, full-time jobs, are going to school, making a career change, or experiencing another major life event, especially with the current pandemic and climate crisis. SPEC's co-founders and steering committee work entirely on a voluntary basis, have no financial stake in the organization, and do not receive compensation in any form.
We are striving to create sustainable careers for our contributors. Currently, all of SPEC's researchers and contributors are classified as independent contractors for SPEC and by proxy the Open Collective Foundation (OCF). We are working on being able to have contributors classified as employees and enable access to benefits like health insurance.
Co-founder & Collective Administrator San Francisco, California
Research Lead New York City Metropolitan Area
Operations Lead Noblesville, Indiana
Research Associate Arlington, TX
Research Associate (Engineering) Los Angeles, CA
Research Associate (Engineering) San Francisco Bay Area
Research Associate (Engineering) Oakland, California
Research Associate Philadelphia, PA
Research Associate (Engineering) Norman, OK
Research Associate (UX/UI Research) New York City Metropolitan Area
Research Associate New York City Metropolitan Area
Research Associate (Engineering) Greater Seattle Area
Research Associate (Engineering) Steamboat Springs, CO
Interested in joining the team? SPEC is always looking for highly dedicated contributors who have an interest in and passion for sustainability, social justice, and community development. If you are interested in becoming a researcher or contributor at SPEC please email us at [email protected]. The more information about your research interests, areas of expertise, and learning objectives the better. Please attach or link any helpful information about you including your resume, CV, cover letter, and portfolio.