Position: Facilitator, Community Working Group (Contract, Part-Time)
The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking a Facilitator for our Leadership Development Task Force. The facilitator will guide the work of the Leadership Development Task Force, a community-driven working group. We expect this to be a part-time commitment of approximately 20 hours per week. The contract period continues until June 2022, with the potential to extend.
Movement Strategy was an open and participatory process that invited members of the Wikimedia movement to develop a shared vision and strategy for our movement. From the Movement Strategy process, community members identified leadership development as a priority. The recommendation “Invest in Skill and Leadership Development” shows that our movement needs a globally-coordinated and well-resourced effort to succeed in leadership development.
In response to the recommendation, the Community Development team at the Wikimedia Foundation is supporting the creation of a Leadership Development Task Force. The task force is a community-driven working group composed of Wikimedia community members interested and experienced in leadership development. This task force will draft a definition and strategy for leadership development that guides the work of the Wikimedia Foundation and community working groups. The facilitator’s role will be to support the group in reaching its goals through process and session design, facilitation, and project management.
About the Leadership Development Task Force:
The Leadership Development Task Force will consist of up to 12 members of the Wikimedia community from various backgrounds. The task force members do not need to be fluent in English and translation support is available on an as-needed basis. The working group will likely meet for 2-hour working sessions each week. The group will work in sprints, which will involve developing work in small increments and making frequent changes based on feedback. The task force will spend their time designing, drafting, decision-making, and gathering and incorporating feedback. The Community Development team will also support the task force with documentation, coordination, and evaluation.
Role & Responsibilities:
This facilitator will provide support in these key areas:
Process & Session Design
- Design a process and timeline for the task force’s work, keeping in mind feasibility, flexibility, and wider Wikimedia context
- Design the structure and content of each working session
- Design materials and activities to help facilitate the task force’s work
- Collaborate with Community Development team to prepare for and debrief sessions
- Collaborate with translators to offer task force members written and simultaneous translation
- Help task force set up processes and structures that allow them to work independently
- Iterate on the process based on feedback and outcomes
- Continuously improve materials to make sure that information is contextual and accessible
- Facilitate task force working sessions by helping participants reach consensus, communicate, collaborate, build relationships, make sense of feedback, and achieve objectives
- Act as project manager for the task force, helping the group reach objectives and address issues
- Organize and support documentation and communication between staff, task force members, volunteers and other stakeholders
- Support the monitoring and evaluation of project
- Provide feedback and advisory to Community Development team
Skills and Experience:
- Experience facilitating online working sessions and decision-making processes
- Experience with process design, equity-centered design, and human-centered design
- Experience with consensus building, mediation, and/or conflict transformation
- Experience facilitating global, diverse teams on complex, multi-stakeholder deliverables
- Experience using agile methodologies for projects
- Strong interpersonal skills, and intercultural awareness — position will require communication across multiple cultures and backgrounds
- Mindful of the technical (process & outcomes) aspects with consideration of the human (relationships & emotions) components
- Deep understanding and ability to act on diversity, equity and inclusion principles
- Professional proficiency in written and spoken English
Additionally, we’d love it if you have:
- Working knowledge of Wikimedia community-based efforts and values
- Experience with decentralized decision-making processes
- Experience with volunteer groups
- Ability to speak multiple languages
How To Apply
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About The Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge freely. We host Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive.
The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. We receive donations from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. We also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. The Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Wikimedia Foundation values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon their race, traits historically associated with race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics.
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