The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking a Project Manager to plan and execute our activities in support of the Movement Strategy 2030 (MS). As the Project Manager, you will report to the Senior Manager of the Movement Strategy & Governance team, and you will work closely with the rest of the team, other teams at the Foundation, and the Wikimedia communities of volunteers and affiliates. Join us and help the Wikimedia movement implement their strategy!

You are responsible for:

  • Turning the annual objectives into project plans, consulting with the team and other stakeholders as needed.
  • Adjusting plans as appropriate to reflect Foundation and community expectations from ongoing discussions and changing circumstances.
  • Organizing project tasks, agreeing the timelines and distribution of work with the rest of the team.
  • Tracking progress against the team objectives and producing regular reports.
  • Ensuring that stakeholders are timely informed about the status of the MS process.
  • Ensuring that the promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion is embedded in all the activities the team supports.
  • Speaking on behalf of the MS team in community and Foundation meetings and events.

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in project management and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated capacity to get things done in a flexible environment.
  • Comfort with navigating complexity, ambiguity, and high volumes of information.
  • Experience in global grassroots environments with diverse cultural and geographic contexts.
  • Experience working in a highly transparent and collaborative working environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Strong communicator, able to inform staff and volunteers with different backgrounds and levels of involvement.
  • 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.

Additionally, we’d love it if you have:

  • Experience with working in international organizations.
  • Experience with working in the non-profit sector.
  • Experience with strategy, change or transformation processes.
  • Familiarity with the Wikimedia Movement Strategy.
  • Familiarity with Wikipedia and sister projects.
  • Familiarity with Wikimedia affiliates.
  • Familiarity producing presentations and reports.
  • Fluency in multiple languages.

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 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., we defer to our PEO to ensure alignment with local labor laws.

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