I am considering a managerial position in a different organization at my university.
After going through my internal connections, I was led to the email address of who would be my future coworker. We both would manage a team of developers.
Is it ethical/appropriate to send them an email to connect with the intent of potentially applying for the position? If I could get more information from someone who is in the position I am applying for, it will give me a better idea as to what to expect beyond the information shared in the job posting.
My current situation is that I'm not being utilized much at my current organization as a developer, and there are no signs it will change, though I have informed my boss and boss's boss of my discontent six weeks ago.
I want to connect and share my current situation with this potential future coworker and share that the job posting closely aligns with what I have done in the past. In other words, how much information can I share?