Liz Velarde

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Liz
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Velarde
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About the Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that supports and hosts Wikipedia and several other Wikimedia free knowledge sites. Every month, the Wikimedia sites are accessed by more than a billion unique devices. Wikipedia consists of more than 40 million articles across hundreds of languages. Every month, more than 70,000 volunteer editors contribute to Wikipedia. Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation is an audited, 501(c)(3) non-profit that is funded primarily through donations and grants. It currently employs over 240 staff members. At the Foundation, we build technology to help people everywhere access Wikipedia, across devices and in nearly 300 languages. We engineer privacy for our readers and editors so they can safely and securely explore Wikipedia. We create programs and initiatives to make Wikipedia freely available to more people in more parts of the world. We build new tools for the community of editors so they can continue to improve and grow Wikipedia. Roughly a quarter of our budget goes to supporting the community that make the site possible, including through grantmaking programs that enable volunteers and enrich the information on the sites.

The Wikimedia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.

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Grants Coordinator (Contract)

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Hours: 20 hrs/week Duration: 6 months with possible extension Location: San Francisco, CA Summary The Community Resources team distributes funds and other resources via several participatory grantmaking programs, aimed at supporting mission-aligned organizations, groups, and individuals around the...
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 Events & Logistics Administrator (Contract)

Events & Logistics Administrator (Contract)

Duration: 6 months Hours: 40 hrs/week Location: San Francisco, CA Reports to: Director of Administration Purpose of position: Working in tandem with the Director of Administration and volunteer event staff, this position will be the key support to prepare and plan for week long conference for 300...
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Communications Fellow

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Duration: 6 months with possible extension Hours: 40 hours/week Reports to: Communications Manager Summary We are seeking a detail-oriented, entry-level Communications Fellow to support a global media team telling the story of free, open, and equitable knowledge. The Communications Fellow will join...

Product Manager

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Location: San Francisco, CA or Remote Summary The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an experienced, collaborative, and entrepreneurial Product Manager for emerging markets to help engage and delight new readers of Wikipedia. In this role, you will work with the New Readers program to define...

Manager of Community Development

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Location: San Francisco, CA or Remote Summary The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a collaborative and results-oriented Manager of Community Development to support core volunteer community development initiatives such as mentoring, face-to-face trainings and workshops (e.g. “learning days” and...
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