Title: Movement Advocacy Community Manager
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Movement Advocacy Community Manager. This position will report to one of our Lead Public Policy Managers in the Legal Department’s Public Policy Team, and be responsible for organizing and activating the Wikimedia community to advocate for open knowledge. You will help increase engagement among a wider community of Wikimedia volunteers, and strengthen Wikimedia's ability to influence policy development around the world. In this role, you will work closely with the Communications Team, Wikimedia volunteers, and external partners to communicate complex policy positions to a broad and passionate volunteer community.
You are responsible for:
- Share the Foundation's advocacy agenda with the Wikimedia community;
- Increase Wikimedia's ability to influence policy through grassroots campaigns that promote free knowledge;
- Bring volunteer energy to lawmakers to protect and promote open knowledge and the Wikimedia mission;
- Effectively communicate and generate enthusiasm for Foundation policy positions with Wikimedia's volunteer community;
- Develop messaging strategies and actions that focus volunteers’ desire to change the world towards high-impact forums and audiences;
- Speak directly to the volunteer community in a wide variety of media and forums;
- Communicate community goals and insights to lawmakers and other policy stakeholders, through written and online material.
- Work with the rest of the Public Policy Team to keep up-to-date changes to laws and regulations that affect the rights of Wikimedia users, freedom of expression, and free knowledge;
- Working with the Communications Team to relay complex policy issues to the volunteer community in ways that are relevant and meaningful to them;
Skills and Experience
- B.A. or equivalent degree;
- 4 years’ professional experience in advocacy campaigns, or grassroots or community organizing;
- Demonstrated understanding of internet law and policy, in at least one (preferably more) of the following: intermediary liability, copyright, privacy and/or freedom of expression;
- Knowledge of US or EU legislative processes;
- Ability to communicate with motivated grassroots volunteers as well as newer editors and Wikimedia users.
Qualities that are important to us
- Appreciation for and alignment with Wikimedia’s mission;
- The ability to adapt large-scale plans to changes in the news environment;
- Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills and ability to work well on a team and in coalitions with different types of partners.
Additionally, we’d love it if you have:
- Significant experience with the Wikimedia community;
- Fluency in multiple languages;
- Familiarity with legislative and regulatory processes in non-US or EU jurisdictions;
- Direct experience with legislative or regulatory processes.
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.
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 email@example.com 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., we defer to our PEO to ensure alignment with local labor laws.