Deadline: 31 March 2020
Wikimedia Foundation is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Director of Community Investment to work remotely or in San Francisco, CA, United States.
The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia – one of the most popular websites in the world, serving nearly half a billion users every month – and its sister sites. It is the only non-profit in the top 50 companies, supported by a community of millions of individual donors.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Director of Community Investment will perform the following functions-
- Build and manage a team of program officers who make grants to organizations and individuals who are poised to help the Wikimedia Foundation meet its goals and advance the vision of the Wikimedia movement.
- Develop strategy and set OKR’s for the grantmaking program that support the priorities of the Foundation and the goals of the Wikimedia movement. Seeing that strategy through, and structuring a plan for implementation.
- Develop and implement a system for measuring the impact of our investments. This includes coaching our grantees on how to collect and report their metrics.
- Evaluate the recommendations put forward and approved in the 2030 Strategic Direction and Movement Strategy, and collaborating with communities to design solutions that achieve desired outcomes.
- Report regularly to Foundation executives and the Board of Trustees on the impact that grantmaking is achieving within the movement. Surfacing and making the case for scaling (when appropriate) the most effective programs.
- Collaborate closely with the Finance and Legal teams to disburse, manage and ensure compliance for an international grants portfolio of around $8M.
- Help to grow investment in the Free Knowledge sector within the field of philanthropy.
- Coordinate with other Foundation teams to achieve our shared goals.
Applicants must have:
- 7-10 year’s of direct experience leading volunteer efforts; recruiting, developing, and supporting volunteer initiatives.
- Experience and knowledge of how to use metrics to evaluate programmatic progress toward foundation goals.
- Sound financial, budgeting and work plan management skills.
- Ability and enthusiasm for engaging local volunteers in decision making processes.
- Excellent communication, presentation, and public speaking skills.
- Experience managing a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural international team with a collaborative leadership style.
- Cross-cultural communication skills, sensitivity and awareness, excellent interpersonal and networking skills among diverse stakeholder groups.
- Demonstrated commitment to and belief in equity, inclusion and diversity.
- A visionary, trustworthy, open and flexible leadership style.
- Belief in the values, mission and ethos of the Wikimedia movement.
- Experience with grantmaking, preferably in an international context.
- Experience working with online communities, particularly in the free knowledge movement.
- Experience in participatory decision making structures.
- Fluency in languages other than English.
- Passion for or experience contributing to Wikipedia/Wikimedia projects.
- A global perspective, with significant experience living or working internationally.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit Wikimedia Foundation.