The commitments are significant: you will be expected to come to at least two face-to-face meetings each year that last up to 5 days, in addition to reviewing more than 15 proposals and significant background documents each year. For most committee members, participation in the meetings also includes significant international travel. Note that the committee will meet for a four/five-day period mid-November, possibly in San Francisco, so you must be available during this period. The other mandatory face to face meeting usually happens around mid-May.
We're looking for a diverse group of people with the following attributes:
- Experience directing or evaluating programs, within or outside of the Wikimedia movement;
- Expertise with grants (you have received or managed grant funds or you have experience making grants);
- Knowledge and understanding of, and personal credibility within the Wikimedia movement and on the Wikimedia projects (that is, experience with Wikimedia programs, Wikimedia organizations, or on-wiki leadership roles);
- We seek gender, geographic and linguistic diversity on the committee, as well as experience with diverse roles within the Wikimedia movement (e.g. content contributors, program leaders, user group leaders, functionaries, chapter board members)
To find more information about eligibility requirements, how to nominate candidates, or to publish your self-nomination, please visit the election homepage:
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Program Officer, Annual Plan Grants