Deadline: 28 February 2021
The Wikimedia Foundation is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Program Officer, Community Resources 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 Senior Program Officer, Community Resources will perform the following functions:
- Contribute 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.
- Support the grants cycle
- Oversee one of the grants proposal process from start to finish.
- Manage communications related to the grants cycle.
- Work closely with grant applicants in the preparation of their proposals and reports, providing guidance on strategic planning, programming, staffing, board development, and financial management.
- Support due diligence and eligibility reviews for interested organizations.
- Coordinate WMF staff, committee, and community inputs following the grants process, and ensure timely creation of expert materials in preparation for proposal review.
- Work together with the Grants Administrator and the Finance & Administration team to obtain approvals, disburse and track grant funds, and ensure that accurate data is maintained in the Fluxx grants database.
Applicants must have:
- Knowledge of community-based or place-based grantmaking.
- Experience in grantmaking, particularly in an international context.
- Experience working with online communities, particularly in the free knowledge movement.
- Experience in participatory decision making structures.
- 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 as well as the ability to set realistic goals and objectives.
- Ability to create 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.
- 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.
- Proficiency in English both 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 an East and Southeast Asian language.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, Wikimedia Foundation.