The Wikimedia movement aims to become a platform that serves open knowledge to everyone. We are focusing on building strong and diverse communities that reflect the world, including those that have been left out by structures of power and privilege. In order to better support the growth of this thriving movement, the Wikimedia Foundation is improving the community infrastructure to provide safe spaces and equitable processes for all participants.
The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a strategic and results-oriented Learning and Development Strategist to support the development and implementation of our global learning and leadership portfolio and capacity-building training and resources for our global volunteers. We are seeking someone who understands the capacity development needs of groups and individual volunteers who engage in the free knowledge movement and are at different stages of movement growth. Reporting to the Manager of Community Development, the successful applicant will bring a growth-mindset to the position and provide strategic insight and design of various learning and training modalities that will support the development needs of our communities in different contexts, in every major geographical center around the world. We are seeking an individual who embraces the core principles of the Wikimedia movement, such as openness and collaboration, and who will be an effective project manager, an advocate for open knowledge, and excited to support and grow all types of leaders at diverse stages of life and in diverse cultural contexts. We need someone who understands that people make movements thrive and who is passionate about working with Wikimedians new and old to open access to free knowledge around the world.
Cultivating and Implementing the Wikimedia Volunteer-focused Learning and Leadership Strategies:
Collaboratively drive a global learning and training portfolio designed to engage diverse, international cohorts of volunteers with inspirational and collaborative learning opportunities.
Utilize a social movement lens to identify learning and leadership capacity-building needs and trends across Wikimedia volunteers and develop global learning opportunities to contribute to the overall growth of a capable body of globally diverse movement volunteers
Co-development and facilitation of regionally-shifting in-person volunteer-focused training events, co-design accompanying curriculums and other related learning frameworks with wider Community Development and Community Engagement teams
Lead research and design of iterative learning and leadership frameworks for emerging community engagement and piloting impactful programming in thought partnership with strategists focused on regional contexts and currently underrepresented populations in the movement, such as youth, women, and non-binary users.
In collaboration with our Learning & Evaluation team, support evaluation efforts of learning and leadership development programs and products to maximize the impact, reach, and scale of CD global programming.
Share team and programmatic updates publicly via movement wikis, Foundation blogs or Medium in coordination with our Communications and Community Relations teams.
Provide learning and leadership development support to Foundation-wide convenings and community-led, regional events
Contribute to the development and implementation of team, department, and Foundation strategic goals, outcomes and strategies.