In my travels through the Web, conferences, user group meetings, blogs, and various other connection points, I run into quite a few people who ask both "How can I become a community manager?" and "How can I find qualified community manager types to hire?"
This is going to be the topic of an upcoming Clue Unit podcast, but generally, if you have a need for a community manager for your business, or if you’re interested in a job in the community business, drop me a line (jake AT communityguy DOT com). I’ll do my best to help make introductions between potential employee and potential employer.
(FYI, I have several contacts right this moment who are talented, smart, and looking for community manager roles)