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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Manager of Community Development

Jobs and Fellowships
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...

Senior Public Policy Manager

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Senior Public Policy Manager Location: San Francisco, CA or Remote Summary Wikimedia envisions a world where the sum total of human knowledge is available to everyone. The Wikimedia Foundation, the San Francisco-based nonprofit home of Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and other free educational...

Education Intern

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Hours: 20 hrs/week Duration: 10 weeks Salary level: Unpaid - for credit Summary The Education Team at the Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an Education intern to support ongoing projects that further the use of Wikimedia Projects to improve student learning globally. This is an opportunity for...
GLAM Strategist

GLAM Strategist

March 31 2017
Jobs and Fellowships
Location: San Francisco, CA or Remote Summary The WMF recently received a major grant to support the development of Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons. This grant allows us the opportunity to hire an additional a GLAM (Galleries, Libraries Archives and Museums) specialist to help further develop...
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