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Community Facilitator
Movement Strategy and Governance, Japan, Contract
Posted on 7/14/2022
Experience Level
Desired Skills
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  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken Japanese
  • Good knowledge of the social, economic and political context of Japan
  • Strong communicator, able to contextualize information for and receive feedback from participants with different backgrounds and levels of involvement
  • Able to focus on the larger picture and able to express which concerns and views are widespread and which are marginal or individual
  • Strongly empathetic - you will excel at understanding the perspectives of others and bridging the gap between different opinions
  • Approachable, and able to build trust with volunteers and staff
  • Self-motivated - you will frequently need to organize your own tasks with little supervision, but in direct coordination with other facilitators
  • Able to discern community priorities and engage with them accordingly
  • Collaborative - you will connect with other facilitators to give and receive feedback, exchange ideas, and ensure best practices in order to support the best outcomes for community engagement
  • Experienced user of online communication and social media tools
  • Familiarity with multiple Wikimedia projects beyond Wikipedia is a major plus
  • Familiarity with Wikimedia global conversations (e.g. Movement Strategy)
  • Familiarity with multiple communication and social media channels used by the language or regional communities assigned
  • Familiarity with producing presentations or infographics
  • Familiarity with organizing video conference meetings and basic video publishing (e.g. on Commons or YouTube, Instagram)
  • Experience with governance processes in Wikimedia or other volunteer / non-profit / open knowledge / open source communities
  • Fluency in multiple languages
  • Engaging with Wikimedia communities and affiliates in Japan, directly in their language or working with local ambassadors
  • Motivating volunteers and affiliates to participate in movement processes, especially those from underrepresented regions and groups
  • Organizing community conversations, gathering feedback, and addressing community questions or requests, escalating feedback to the team as needed
  • Building up and documenting a network of volunteers, increasing the number of projects we can engage with
  • Collaborating with other facilitators, volunteers, and Foundation staff to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion in the activities the team supports
  • Drafting and distributing information
  • Translating announcements and documentation as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
Wikimedia Foundation

501-1,000 employees

Nonprofit charitable organization
Company mission
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.