Global Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

Wikimedia Foundation
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Duration: up to 1 year (40 hours a week)


The WMF vision is to “imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.” We want to cultivate an environment that is equitable and inclusive for our staff, and one that reflects the diversity of who we serve: all human beings.

You will be part of a high performing Global Diversity & Inclusion team with specific responsibility for supporting a variety of diversity and inclusion initiatives at the Wikimedia Foundation. This role will be part of Talent & Culture (Human Resources) and will report to the Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion.

You are responsible for:

Supporting Diversity & Inclusion programs at the Wikimedia Foundation that aim to increase representation and to create a more inclusive environment for underrepresented minorities
Researching and compiling data, tools, articles, and programs that support implementation of our inclusion and diversity related strategies
Tracking strategies, evaluating and reporting the impact of D&I initiatives
Making recommendations for program enhancement and improvement
Assist with building project plans and timelines
Updating and enhancing internal processes, guidelines and procedures to make them more inclusive
Working collaboratively with stakeholders from around the world, using intercultural communication
Managing related Talent & Culture (human resources) projects and collaborating in cross team projects
Skills and Experience

Studies on communications, psychology, business, human resources, sociology, international relations, social sciences or similar
Proven ability to multitask effectively and efficiently
Highly motivated, self-driven, with demonstrated ability to work independently
Highly organized and detailed oriented
Strong analytical skills with experience compiling and presenting complex data in formats that are easily understood
Experience with project management and project coordination
Outstanding written and verbal communication
Experience using data analytics platforms (excel, google sheets) to inform storytelling and presentations
Passion for Diversity & Inclusion-related topics
Intellectually curious and personally driven to learn
Advanced intercultural communication
Availability to work for at least one full year
Qualities that are important to us:

Resilience—we work on new and interesting problems in transparent and collaborative ways
Being open, curious, and inquiring in our work
Willingness to experiment with new ideas and solutions
Internal motivation and high standards
Adaptability in collaborative projects to advance work at scale
Sharing a value of civil discourse, constructive feedback, and respect
A strong sense of caring, partnered with an excellent sense of humor
Additionally, we’d love it if you have

Working or volunteering experience in Diversity & Inclusion and/or Human Rights is a plus
Great cultural knowledge of Latin America, Africa or Asia is a plus
Deep understanding on D&I topics related to disabilities, gender, race and/or ethnicity is an advantage
Experience in the Public Sector gets bonus points
The Wikimedia Foundation is…

…the nonprofit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge, free of interference. We 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. We receive financial support from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. We 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.

The Wikimedia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.