Please excuse cross-postings to multiple lists, and please do not reply to me, as I am only the messenger.

Silver Spring-based think tank is seeking knowledge-communities professional with expertise in content management to help launch collaborative-problem-solving online “meetings space” for state regulators and their staffs


We are looking for someone who has a passion for understanding the “knowledge needs” of customers and finding ways to satisfy them.  And we need technical skills and experience: -- particularly with respect to sourcing and cataloging information, managing web-based communities-of-practice, and negotiating content licenses.  This person will wear several hats – planner, negotiator, communicator, cataloger and researcher.


Specifically, the person we hire will know how to:


·         Feed communities with relevant content

·         Understand how clients consume information and makes decisions about “best” content for each group of users

·         Acquire, organize, process, and catalog community knowledge resources

·         Act as knowledge broker, information manager, and people connector.

·         Manage information access/distribution rights

·         Make connections, connects the dots between knowledge needs, sources, and gaps

·         Lead change, is strong-willed and persistent in pursuing objectives


Located near Metro, the organization offers superior benefits package and family-friendly work environment.  Equal opportunity employer.


To apply, please send cover letter with salary expectations and CV to [log in to unmask].


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From: "Joe Hecker" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: a favor for NRRI
Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 17:52:10 +0000

Dear Martha:


I am writing to you because you are in a leadership positions with SLA’s Washington DC chapter AND are listed on the SLA chapter website as having a Silver Spring mailing address.  The National Regulatory Research Institute ( is currently advertising on the SLA web site for a “Knowledge Communities Professional" (job advertisement attached).  We too are in silver Spring MD, but, so far, all of our good job applicants are from outside the Washington D.C. area.  My simple hope is that you may know someone who knows someone in the DC area who might be interested in working here.  If you were to circulate the attached within the SLA's DC community, I will be most grateful!


Thanks in advance and all the best,




Joe Hecker
Deputy Executive Director
National Regulatory Research Institute
8730 Georgia Ave, Suite 201
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-588-5385, ext. 305