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Program Officer, Education

Added Aug 07 from Jobspresso

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The Wikimedia Foundation seeks a highly collaborative and goal oriented Education Program Officer to play a critical role in pushing forward a new vision for the Education Team. This is a great opportunity for a candidate who is looking to better understand the role of the Open Knowledge Movement in achieving global education goals, and who wants to use their skill-set to develop educational materials that reach a global audience of program leaders and educators. This is the right opportunity for someone who adapts to quick change, loves to acquire new knowledge and skills, and thrives on a team that is diverse and globally distributed.

The appointment of this role comes at a time when the Wikimedia community is undertaking a vast participatory strategic planning process asking what we want to build or achieve by the year 2030. As part of this, we are rethinking the Foundation’s role in supporting education activities in the Wikimedia movement, with a particular eye toward one of the new 2030 strategy’s core pillars: “knowledge equity”.

We see Wikipedia as just one of many projects in the Wikimedia ecosystem (along with Commons, Wikidata, Wikisource, Wiktionary, and others) used in innovative ways to spur student learning and contribution to open knowledge. We see policy being shaped, at the local and international level, by Wikimedians and education professionals who advocate for the value of Wikimedia projects in building digital literacy and other critical 21st century skills. The education team at the Wikimedia Foundation is poised for a new iteration based in a more holistic model which: 1) prioritizes capacity development in emerging Wikimedia communities;  2) advocates for Wikimedia’s value in education across a diverse spectrum of approaches; and 3) helps build the international networks, partnerships, and policies that will create an enduring space for Wikimedia in global education.

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A cover letter is required. We want to hear from you about why you want to work with us at Wikimedia. We would also like you to answer this question: Why do Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects belong in education?

The Wikimedia Foundation is… 

…the nonprofit organization that supports 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

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Annual Report – 2017

Wikimedia 2030

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