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Lead Program Officer
Community Resources, North Western Europe
Posted on 11/16/2022
Experience Level
  • Solid knowledge of trust-based philanthropy or community-based grantmaking
  • Experience in grantmaking, particularly in an international context
  • Experience in nonprofit capacity building as a funder, consultant, or nonprofit leader
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills and creative problem-solving ability
  • Excellent organizational skills and judgment; ability to prioritize work, manage time and multiple priorities, and meet deadlines; attention to detail and accuracy; the ability to set realistic goals and objectives
  • Proven ability that would translate to creating constructive partnerships with the Wikimedia community, stakeholders, and fund-seekers: skills in facilitating engaging, motivating, coordinating and supporting volunteer communities, and in negotiating the sometimes chaotic and contentious nature of free-thinking communities
  • An open and transparent communication style; ability to engage and have dialog with individuals in a public setting and in a non-polarizing way
  • Willingness to accommodate scheduling requirements of frequent interactions across time zones, with individuals and organizations across the world
  • Proven English proficiency in written and spoken communication, including speaking in front of large groups and reacting publicly in high pressure situations, and comfort in producing widely distributed written material
  • Fluency in another language other than English, preferably in French or Spanish
  • Demonstrated commitment to and belief in equity, inclusion, and diversity
  • A global perspective, with significant experience living or working internationally
  • This position may require 3-6 international trips each year when circumstances allow
  • Experience working with online communities, particularly in the free knowledge movement
  • Experience in participatory decision making structures
  • Passion for or experience contributing to Wikipedia/Wikimedia project
  • Contributing to the strategic direction of the team
  • Continually develop the program to support the priorities of the Foundation and the goals of the Wikimedia movement
  • Support the development and implementation of a measurement and evaluation system to track ongoing progress for the grants program
  • Ability to proactively network, identify, and recruit prospective grantees
  • Apply your domain expertise in free knowledge ecosystems and volunteer communities to support the design and implementation of solutions that achieve the desired outcomes of the 2030 Strategic Direction and Movement Strategy
Wikimedia Foundation

501-1,000 employees

Nonprofit charitable organization
Company Overview
The mission of the Wikimedia Foundation is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally.