Facilitator, Leadership Development Task Force (Contract, Part-Time)

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Marie Anna Auguste
  • Post Date: February 3, 2022
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Job Overview

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking a Facilitator for our Leadership Development Task Force. The facilitator will guide the work of the Leadership Development Task Force, a community-driven working group. We expect this to be a part-time commitment of approximately 20 hours per week. The contract period continues until June 2023, with the potential to extend.

Movement Strategy was an open and participatory process that invited members of the Wikimedia movement to develop a shared vision and strategy for our movement. From the Movement Strategy process, community members identified leadership development as a priority. The recommendation “Invest in Skill and Leadership Development” shows that our movement needs a globally-coordinated and well-resourced effort to succeed in leadership development.

In response to the recommendation, the Community Development team at the Wikimedia Foundation is supporting the creation of a Leadership Development Task Force. The task force is a community-driven working group composed of Wikimedia community members interested and experienced in leadership development. This task force will draft a definition and strategy for leadership development that guides the work of the Wikimedia Foundation and community working groups. The facilitator’s role will be to support the group in reaching its goals through process and session design, facilitation, and project management.

About the Leadership Development Task Force:

The Leadership Development Task Force will consist of up to 12 members of the Wikimedia community from various backgrounds. The task force members do not need to be fluent in English and translation support is available on an as-needed basis. The working group will likely meet for 2-hour working sessions each week. The group will work in sprints, which will involve developing work in small increments and making frequent changes based on feedback. The task force will spend their time designing, drafting, decision-making, and gathering and incorporating feedback. The Community Development team will also support the task force with documentation, coordination, and evaluation.

This facilitator will provide support in these key areas:

Process & Session Design

Design a process and timeline for the task force’s work, keeping in mind feasibility, flexibility, and wider Wikimedia context
Design the structure and content of each working session
Design materials and activities to help facilitate the task force’s work
Collaborate with Community Development team to prepare for and debrief sessions
Collaborate with translators to offer task force members written and simultaneous translation
Help task force set up processes and structures that allow them to work independently
Iterate on the process based on feedback and outcomes
Continuously improve materials to make sure that information is contextual and accessible

Facilitate task force working sessions by helping participants reach consensus, communicate, collaborate, build relationships, make sense of feedback, and achieve objectives
Project Management

Act as project manager for the task force, helping the group reach objectives and address issues
Organize and support documentation and communication between staff, task force members, volunteers and other stakeholders
Support the monitoring and evaluation of project
Provide feedback and advisory to Community Development team
Minimum Qualifications
Experience facilitating online working sessions and decision-making processes
Experience with process design, equity-centered design, and human-centered design
Experience with consensus building, mediation, and/or conflict transformation
Experience facilitating global, diverse teams on complex, multi-stakeholder deliverables
Experience using agile methodologies for projects
Strong interpersonal skills, and intercultural awareness — position will require communication across multiple cultures and backgrounds
Mindful of the technical (process & outcomes) aspects with consideration of the human (relationships & emotions) components
Deep understanding and ability to act on diversity, equity and inclusion principles
Professional proficiency in written and spoken English
Preferred Qualifications
Working knowledge of Wikimedia community-based efforts and values
Experience with decentralized decision-making processes
Experience with volunteer groups
Ability to speak multiple languages

Job Detail
  • Compensation Range:Not disclosed
  • Career LevelOthers
  • ExperienceLess than 1 Year
  • GenderBoth
  • Company HQRemote
  • scheduleOther
  • Company Name *Wikimedia Foundation
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