Wikimedia Foundation Recruitment 2021

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants for the Wikimedia Foundation Recruitment 2021.

The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is an American non-profit and charitable organization headquartered in San Francisco, California. It is mostly known for participating in the Wikimedia movement. It owns the internet domain names of many movement projects and hosts sites like Wikipedia.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Lead Strategist, Movement Strategy


You are responsible for:

  • Understand Movement Strategy and keep it focused on its goals.
    • Develop a deep understanding of the strategic direction and recommendations, including the context and the conversations that led to their approval.
    • Keep an eye on emerging technologies, laws, and other factors that may influence our strategic choices, through communications with experts internal and external.
    • Identify emerging needs or evolving interpretations related to the strategic direction and recommendations, and advise on how to resolve any mismatch with the original strategic intent.
  • Design and maintain an implementation framework for Movement Strategy.
    • Design a framework of collective impact and change management to organize and connect all MS implementation initiatives towards the strategic goals.
    • In consultation with specialist staff, identify metrics to measure the success of individual implementation projects and the collective progress.
    • Adjust this framework as needed, based on specialist advice, stakeholders’ feedback and the implementation data gathered.
  • Advise on the implementation of specific recommendations.
    • Follow the implementation of MS recommendations, especially looking at what is working, problems, and missed opportunities.
    • In close collaboration with stakeholders, advise on the best approaches to implement each recommendation, keeping a holistic view on the overall MS implementation process.
  • Strategic support to stakeholders involved in Movement Strategy.
    • In collaboration with the rest of the team, identify MS support needs from volunteers and affiliates that require a strategic approach, and advise on solutions.
    • Prioritize the support to groups underrepresented in the Wikimedia movement, reaching out to them directly to better understand their needs, defining best practices of diversity, equity and inclusion, and keeping track of their participation metrics.
    • Consult with Foundation staff to learn more about challenges and opportunities of their work in Movement Strategy areas, and advise on improvements.
    • Provide change management best practices to all MS stakeholders.

Skills and Experience:

    • Change management experience. You have been involved in international change management, including articulating and application of theories of change.
    • Experience in Wikimedia or a similar social movement. You have been involved in an international social movement as a volunteer or staff and have insight into the circumstances that inform Wikimedia’s work.
    • Facilitation experience. You have strong collaboration skills in an empowerment approach to engaging stakeholders.
    • Public communication experience. You have professional experience explaining concepts and maintaining conversations in written and spoken form, online and in face-to-face activities.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should CLICK HERE to apply.

Closing Date: 17th August. 2021.


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