維基媒體基金會董事會/理想人選側寫(2019)

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這一頁由維基媒體基金會董事會所準備的文件,是為了輔助2019年自治體推舉董事會席次選舉。

背景脈絡

為了在越發複雜、快速變動的技術與社會環境下達成維基媒體2030的策略目標,維基媒體基金會持續的精進其運作與效益。我們在一個競爭排行充斥、受世人高度關注檢討、有豐富經驗與強大金援的商業公司的環境下,運行世界排名第五大的網站。我們也支持著世界上散佈最廣的志工網絡、合作夥伴片及教育界、文化界、以及科研領域。我們有超過350位的雇員,並且也預期將會在明年有大量的成長,並且在基金會轄下管理著超過1.5億美金的資產。維基媒體有著多重利益關係者、經常變動的生態體系。維基媒體基金會董事會成員(Trustees on the Wikimedia Board)在塑形核准基金會策略、確保資源妥善運用來達成使命、或與我們的社群與社會大眾互動已成就我們的願景使命與價值觀⋯⋯這些部分,扮演著至關重要的角色。

董事會的角色是確保基金會的有效治理以追求使命、同時對組織策略提供建議。這包含了在受託以及法律上的義務與責任、組織資金的監管、校正使命與成果、確認執行長的表現。我們董事會的文化不斷演化,以確保有納入強調表現與成果以支持維基媒體對使命、對我們所服務的對象更能夠更當責。我們維持精力來領導與監管維基媒體基金會、發展堅實的管理來延續計畫之架構、處理複雜運作的能力、在執行性的領導者中有更多自主性、還有在組織之中透過合作完成執行。

尋求的專業能力

作為一位董事,我們要撐起本身面對長期挑戰的能力、因應快速變動的環境。

維基媒體基金會在規模、幅度、與複雜性持續成長之下,它也倚賴並需要董事成員具備有相對應的成熟才能的領導者,來確保其監管的組織能持續與重要夥伴與利益關係者互動良好。作為一個獲選的無給職董事,要有高效能你將會需要具備下列部分的經驗與專業:

  • 你是任務與價值驅動的領導者,深切期許自身分享權力與知識,同時也影響全球朝向更公平開放世界的社會變革前進。
  • 理想上,你也有個人的經歷成功地領導一個組織的成長、規模化、或進行策略變革。
  • You found ways to hire faster, train faster, and change processes faster by engendering a culture focused on performance and collaboration.
  • You have high standards and ask the right questions to push an organization to new levels of professionalism and achievement, while also protecting against undesirable financial and organizational disruption.
  • You understand how to evaluate the performance of a complex technology, product, data multimedia platform, ideally one that is open source, open data, or community-led.
  • You are comfortable dealing with ambiguity and handling change; you can provide thoughtful feedback, be responsive and take up and follow-through with commitments.
  • You have communicated across teams, networks and cultures to support innovative partnerships and ventures. You are familiar with international environments, and open to different perspectives and approaches while remaining very respectful of others.
  • You have a deep respect for individual privacy and freedom of inquiry.
  • You have the time to commit to learning, attending and participating in events, discussions and documents regarding the technological and organizational growth of the Wikimedia Foundation and the Wikimedia movement.
  • You have expertise related to the upcoming priorities of the Wikimedia Foundation.


Time/effort commitment

Trustees serve for three-year, renewable terms. Each year, the Board convenes two to three times in person at different locations around the world and three to six times online, as necessary. Meetings require coordination with members across the world and across time zones. Overall, the time commitment for standard service is easily 75 hours per year (not including travel). Trustees serve on one or more Board committees, supporting and providing counsel to the CEO and her team, or promoting the Wikimedia movement through speaking engagements and connecting with the Wikimedia communities, in coordination with Foundation staff.

All Board positions are unpaid and provided in service of the movement, though Board related travel is funded by the Foundation.

Once you are on the Board, you need to have the ability and agility to fully embrace a role where your primary responsibility is to ensure the health and sustainability—and good governance—of the Wikimedia Foundation. Being a Wikimedia Foundation Board member is not a job for the faint of heart. It is for a leader willing to invest significant time and energy in being an effective steward of the world's singular and vital knowledge commons on the internet.

We welcome any new prospective candidates reaching out to us, individually, to better understand the expectations, the responsibilities, the workload and what it might take to be an effective Board member.

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