Program Assistant of the Education Team

Wikimedia Foundation
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Full-Time, Contract
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The Education Team at the Wikimedia Foundation is a dynamic and multidisciplinary team that supports the integration of Free Knowledge in education. The team is currently supporting two large scale initiatives aimed at capacity building in the education sector: Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom and Wikidata for Education. Additionally, the team supports a vast network of volunteers and allies known as the EduWiki Network through a comprehensive community support strategy.

The Education Team is seeking a Program Assistant to contribute 30 hours a week for 6 months to supporting the Education Team’s core work. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in education and technology, and a background managing programs and projects.

What you will do:

Develop an in depth understanding of the Education Team’s ongoing work
Support administrative tasks such as organizing and scheduling events, preparing slide decks, preparing documents
Support components of ongoing projects as directed by the Senior Program Manager
Update information on Meta Wiki related to ongoing work and priorities
Skills and Experience:

Strong organizational skills: prioritization, organization, planning, time management, stakeholder management, facilitation, problem solving, and decision-making
Strong interpersonal communications skills
Tolerance for ambiguity and ability to manage complex problems
The ability to thrive in a globally-distributed team and nurture and maintain positive, respectful professional relationships
Experience with Asana, Slack and similar tools
Qualities that are important to us:

A passion for and belief in free and open knowledge
A strong interest in global education, experience in the education sector preferred
Respect for and acceptance of multiple cultures and customs, and a curiosity about the world
Commitment to and belief in the value of inclusion, equity, and diversity
Strong interest in how Wikimedia projects can be used in Education to further student learning
Self-motivation and the ability to work independently, and a flexible working schedule
Keen interest in learning new skills
About the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that 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 freely. We host Wikipedia and 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 donations 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.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Wikimedia Foundation values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We 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 us at or (415) 839-6885.