Senior Global Movement Communications Specialist

Organization
Wikimedia Foundation
Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
07/31/2021
How to Apply
Apply from the job application link
Where to Apply
https://grnh.se/81bcaf681us
Tags
Full-time

Summary

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Global Movement Communications Specialist (South Asia / SAARC Region – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.)

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Global Movement Communications (also being hired), you will be part of a new sub-team within the Movement Communications team and the wider Communications Department. You will help them build bridges and a shared understanding across their movement with a particular focus on South Asia.

They are looking for an experienced communicator, campaigner or community organiser with extensive experience working across South Asia. Someone who is passionate about bringing people together around a common cause.

You are responsible for:

Dialogue: Build two-way dialogue with their movement in South Asia and beyond – they have a global movement of 250,000+ volunteer editors, more than 150 affiliate groups, and partners.
Connections: Scale up and deepen their connections to their movement of volunteer editors and affiliate groups, as well as to mission-aligned partner organizations, in South Asia through context-aware multi-lingual and multi-cultural communications.
Agile strategy: Convene, celebrate and communicate through their agile movement communications strategy.
Equity: Begin with equity and make their movement communications more inclusive by identifying and working collectively to address communication gaps among underrepresented and less vocal groups in the movement.
Growth: Lead on engaging and facilitating with parts of their movement that generally have not participated in large-scale or movement-wide conversations ensuring equitable growth.
Building trust: Communicate the Foundation’s movement-facing work with context to build a narrative as it relates to the Foundation’s ethos and values – particularly transparency.
Best practice & coordination: Support sharing of best practices and coordination of their movement consultations and communications.
Building awareness: Work closely with other teams in the Communications department to ensure that they build their awareness and that their external communications integrate movement priorities & stories.
Collaboration: Collaborate with stakeholders across the movement to support building an equitable and welcoming atmosphere where many cultures thrive. Work closely with their product & technology departments on rolling out their product roadmap.

Skills and Experience:

Extensive experience working in a volunteer movement, a global not-for-profit, community or political organizing, or a related field.
A strong international perspective with experience working across South Asia / SAARC Region.
Experience developing programs for audiences with limited access to high-speed internet.
Experience with crisis communications including working with the media.
Experience implementing successful agile communications strategies across multiple channels and platforms with collaborative outcomes.
Experience in cross-cultural communications, including communicating across multiple languages.

Additionally, Wikimedia would love it if you have:

Fluency in Bengali or Punjabi.
Technical experience and an understanding of digital platforms and movements.
Familiarity or direct experience with free knowledge communities, the education sector, and/or open source culture.

Qualities that are important to them:

The Wikimedia Foundation shares values and guiding principles with the Wikimedia movement.

Internationalism informs the Communication department’s decision making at all levels. They actively seek diverse talent from around the world and use language that is easily understood and supported with translation. They support decolonizing knowledge and addressing gaps in content and contributions from those who have been underrepresented on Wikimedia projects.

As the stewards of the Wikimedia brands, reputation, and global messaging. They aim to serve every human being through compelling storytelling, showcasing the Wikimedia movement and the diverse human beings that power it — for donors, partners, the Wikimedia communities, readers, and the general public.

And they prioritize impact in order to change perceptions, inspire action, and increase affinity for their projects. They share their outputs to inspire, increase trust, and build loyalty among audiences worldwide.

The Wikimedia Foundation is a 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 recruiting@wikimedia.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!)
The Wellness Program provides reimbursement for mind, body and soul activities such as fitness memberships, baby sitting, continuing education and much more
The 401(k) retirement plan offers matched contributions at 4% of annual salary
Flexible and generous time off – vacation, sick and volunteer days, plus 22 paid holidays – including the last week of the year.
Family friendly! 100% paid new parent leave for seven weeks plus an additional five weeks for pregnancy, flexible options to phase back in after leave, fully equipped lactation room.
For those emergency moments – long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program
Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation and parking expenses
Telecommuting and flexible work schedules available
Appropriate fuel for thinking and coding (aka, a pantry full of treats) and monthly massages to help staff relax
Paid travel to Wikimedia Foundation events all around the world!
Equipment including a laptop, monitor, plus a one-time stipend to cover any additional needs to make sure you have the best work experience
Great colleagues – diverse staff and contractors speaking dozens of languages from around the world, fantastic intellectual discourse, mission-driven and intensely passionate people

*Please note that for remote roles located outside of the U.S., they defer to their PEO to ensure alignment with local labor laws.