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Spread the Knowledge: Wikimedia Is Hiring a Community Development Manager

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We all take advantage of open-source content, but rarely do we contribute to it.

This full-time position at Wikimedia Foundation is giving you the opportunity to do just that — and for a paycheck.

Wikipedia’s parent organization is hiring a manager of community development to oversee volunteers of the Wikimedia movement. Since its start in 2003, Wikipedia has grown to be the fifth largest website on the internet. And this role is integral in developing vision and strategy to strengthen the company’s volunteer community and further the reach of open content.

Applicants should have a strong background (three or more years of experience) in managing people and projects, with a clear ability to teach and lead.

Big bonus points to those with NGO, international or second-language experience.

This position is available remotely or in-person at the San Francisco headquarters. Wikimedia offers a slew of impressive benefits to boot: health, dental and vision care, flexible paid time off (plus 19 paid holidays, including the last week of the year), paid family leave and more.

This position requires a cover letter as part of the application process. Be sure to include two to three paragraphs that explain why you’re interested in Wikimedia Foundation and what you’ll bring to this role. Also, be sure to explain your thoughts on community development.

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Manager of Community Development at Wikimedia Foundation

Pay: Not Specified

Responsibilities include:

  • Advancing volunteer development through mentoring, face-to-face training sessions, workshops and “learning days”
  • Developing a vision and strategy for Wikimedia volunteers to help advance the open-content movement
  • Managing and collaborating with Wikimedia staff and a team of diverse international volunteers to implement long-term strategic goals
  • Identifying and aiding in the development of emerging volunteers to grow into leaders
  • Ensuring the team’s work is transparent, meaningful and impactful

Applicants for this position must have:

  • A cover letter
  • Three years of people and project management experience
  • Ability to teach and manage adult volunteers, some of whom may not be native-English speakers
  • Familiarity with systems-design methods and nonprofit organizations

Benefits include:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) with 4% match
  • 19 paid holidays, plus flexible vacation, sick and volunteer days
  • Fully paid parental leave for seven weeks and an additional five weeks for pregnancy
  • Reimbursement for “mind, body and soul” activities, i.e. gym memberships, continuing education and babysitters

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