WIKIMEDIA CEE HUB
Regional hub covering Central and Eastern Europe
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CEE Hub Coordinator
The CEE Hub as well as this position are new concepts that are not defined to their full extent yet. Please consider applying even if you think you don't fulfill some of the requirements listed below.
Coordinator, Wikimedia Central and Eastern European Hub
- Organisation: Wikimedia CEE Hub
- Position title: Coordinator - first level management position
- Location: Remote (UTC+1 - UTC+3) (Central and Eastern Europe, some countries might not be eligible for this position)
- Type of employment: Full time - Contract (1 year)
- Level/Salary range: Salary range depends on location and total compensation depends on experience. (disclosed to candidates as appropriate)
- Reports to: CEE Hub Steering Committee (international volunteer board)
The Wikimedia CEE region currently encompasses more than 35 Wikimedia affiliates and communities, many of which are funded by the Wikimedia Foundation, the organisation that hosts the Wikimedia projects, including Wikipedia. The CEE Hub is a new entity that aims to further develop the goals of the Wikimedia movement generally and more specifically implement the goals of the 2030 Wikimedia Strategy.
The Coordinator will be the main leading and driving force behind building up a support structure for the Wikimedia affiliates and communities of the CEE region. The coordinator's main task will involve designing and managing an organisation that will bring more equity to the region. This entity will aim to implement a subsidiarity model that will bring more self-determination to the staff and volunteers who bring the Wikimedia projects to life.
In your role as Coordinator you will report to the Steering Committee of the Wikimedia CEE Hub (made up of affiliate staff and volunteers) and lead a team that delivers the three pillars of the Wikimedia CEE Hub programme to the communities of CEE.
Key accountabilities/primary responsibilities
- Leading the implementation of the CEE Hub programme
- Managing a team of two other staff members to implement the three pillars (Administration, Communication and Programmes) of the CEE Hub programme
- Reporting to the CEE Hub Steering Committee on a regular basis
- Connecting and coordinating Wikimedia affiliates, volunteers and like-minded organisations
- Communicating the development of the CEE Hub within the region as well as across the international Wikimedia movement
- Connecting with similar hub projects in other regions of the world
- Designing the next grant proposal by iterating on the current programme and taking the next step in a building a regional Wikimedia organisation
Skills and experience
- Proven first experience of people management including managing stakeholders’ expectations
- Experience in delivering programmatic work
- Experience working in non-profit organisations relying on volunteer communities is a major plus
- Practical experience of working within the socio-political environment of the CEE region is a major plus
- Knowledge of international collaboration processes is a plus
- Experience in writing and managing grant applications is a plus
- Experience in managing strategy processes involving multiple stakeholders is a plus
- Work level proficiency in English is required, proficiency in one or more languages of the CEE region is beneficial
Qualities that are important to us
- Ability to motivate and listen to people of the Wikimedia CEE communities
- Ability to navigate ambiguous situations and adapt to new or unforeseen circumstances
- Ability to solve a wide range of challenges in a rapidly changing environment
- Ability to build trust with the Wikimedia CEE affiliates and communities
- Person-driven communication style, respectful interaction with all stakeholders
- Willingness and ability to travel within the CEE region
Additionally, we would love it if you have
- Experience in working with and within a distributed team of staff members and volunteers
- Experience in building international networks of people
- An international perspective with experience in cross-cultural and cross-language communication
- Experience in Wikimedia projects
About the Wikimedia movement
Wikimedia is a network of diverse organisations, communities, initiatives and individuals that support 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 operate 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 CEE Hub is a work in progress, emanating from both the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy Process and previous work in the CEE region. Wikimedia organisations and groups in the CEE region are not-for-profit civil society entities that rely on donations and grants.
At Wikimedia, we strive to maintain an equal opportunity workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and lived realities to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based on race, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, religion, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Due to legal constraints, we might not be able to hire in all CEE countries. At this stage, the CEE hub is not equipped to offer visa support for relocation. We will let applicants know where legal constraints may apply.