Community Facilitator, Movement Strategy and Governance (Middle East and North Africa)

Summary

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Community Facilitator to join our team, reporting to the Manager, Movement Strategy Facilitators. As a Community Facilitator for the Middle East and North Africa region, with fluency in Arabic, you will support multiple programs from the Movement Strategy and Governance team. The Community Facilitator will promote volunteers’ and affiliates’ participation in the Movement Strategy, Board elections, and programs like the Universal Code of Conduct to ensure equitable participation. Wikimedia experience is welcomed, but not required. Join this team, and help the Wikimedia movement implement their strategy and collaboratively improve their governance!

You are responsible for:

  • Engaging with Wikimedia communities and affiliates in the Middle East and North Africa, directly in their language or working with local ambassadors.
  • Motivating volunteers and affiliates to participate in movement processes, especially those from underrepresented regions and groups.
  • Organizing community conversations, gathering feedback, and addressing community questions or requests, escalating feedback to the team as needed.
  • Building up and documenting a network of volunteers, increasing the number of projects we can engage with.
  • Collaborating with other facilitators, volunteers, and Foundation staff to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion in the activities the team supports.
  • Drafting and distributing information.
  • Translating announcements and documentation as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience:

  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Professional proficiency in written and spoken Arabic.
  • Good knowledge of the social, economic and political context of MENA.
  • Strong communicator, able to contextualize information for and receive feedback from participants with different backgrounds and levels of involvement.
  • Able to focus on the larger picture and able to express which concerns and views are widespread and which are marginal or individual.
  • Strongly empathetic - you will excel at understanding the perspectives of others and bridging the gap between different opinions.
  • Approachable, and able to build trust with volunteers and staff.
  • Self-motivated - you will frequently need to organize your own tasks with little supervision, but in direct coordination with other facilitators.
  • Able to discern community priorities and engage with them accordingly.
  • Collaborative - you will connect with other facilitators to give and receive feedback, exchange ideas, and ensure best practices in order to support the best outcomes for community engagement.
  • Experienced user of online communication and social media tools.

Additionally, we’d love it if you have:

  • Familiarity with multiple Wikimedia projects beyond Wikipedia is a major plus;
  • Familiarity with Wikimedia global conversations (e.g. Movement Strategy);
  • Familiarity with multiple communication and social media channels used by the language or regional communities assigned;
  • Familiarity with producing presentations or infographics;
  • Familiarity with organizing video conference meetings and basic video publishing (e.g. on Commons or YouTube, Instagram);
  • Experience with governance processes in Wikimedia or other volunteer / non-profit / open knowledge / open source communities;

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 recruiting@wikimedia.org or +1 (415) 839-6885.

*Please note that for remote roles located outside of the U.S., we defer to our PEO (Professional Employee Organization) to ensure alignment with local labor laws.

More information

Wikimedia Foundation
Blog
Wikimedia 2030
Wikimedia Medium Term Plan
Our Commitment to Equity
This is Wikimedia Foundation 
Facts Matter
Our Projects
Our Tech Stack

Apply for this Job

* Required
  
  


Voluntary Self-Identification

For government reporting purposes, we ask candidates to respond to the below self-identification survey. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

As set forth in Wikimedia Foundation’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected group status under any applicable law.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.


Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 05/31/2023

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years.

Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

How do you know if you have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression

1Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.