Board Operations Strategist
- Wikimedia Foundation
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- Apply through Greenhouse link
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Reporting to the Chief of Staff/Board Liaison, the Board Operations Strategist is responsible for the effective and timely operation of the Board of Trustees through its regular meetings, committee work, retreats, and special meetings. The Board of Trustees plays both a strategic and accountability role in the organization, and is essential to the organization’s ability to meet its long-term goals. You will actively support the CEO, staff, and Board Liaison in developing and maintaining strong Board relations, and ensure that everyone has what they need, when they need it. At a time of Board expansion and process improvement, you’ll help us build a more efficient and impactful model of working that centers around strong committee work, clear flow of decisions and work products, and effective communication.
This role engages directly with Trustees and senior leaders across the organization, and collaborates closely across teams and departments. It requires the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and frequently be comfortable with change and ambiguity. This position requires excellent problem solving, expert judgement and attention to detail, anticipating needs, expert organization, electronic collaboration and document control, and exceptional planning and communication skills. The role requires experience and emotional intelligence as well as capacity to act with discretion while being communicative and inclusive.
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The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Their vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. They believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to their shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge, free of interference. They host the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. They receive financial support from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. They also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. The Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA.
As an equal opportunity employer, the Wikimedia Foundation values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. They encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. They do not discriminate against any person based upon their race, traits historically associated with race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics.
If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process due to a disability, you may contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 839-6885.
U.S. Benefits & Perks*
Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their eligible families (yes, fully paid premiums!)