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Lead Program Officer – Gender (Contract)

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia – one of the most popular websites in the world, accessed by over 1.8 billion unique devices every month. It is the only non-profit in the top 50 websites, supported by a community of millions of individual donors around the world. Because of its contribution to the knowledge ecosystem globally, it is important that Wikipedia and other projects capture the full diversity of content that exists across societies today. For this reason, the inclusion of women and non-binary contributors, and efforts to grow encyclopaedic content to better reflect gender-diverse topics and perspectives, is critically important.

Donation Processing Specialist (Contract)

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Donation Processing Specialist (Contract) to help perform offline gift data entry as assigned for the Payments team.

Digital Fundraising Specialist (Contract)

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation seeks a detail-oriented and self-starting Digital Fundraising Specialist to join our Online Fundraising team, reporting to the Senior Manager of Fundraising Growth. In this role, you will support the production and administration of dozens of international fundraising initiatives, particularly fundraising banner campaigns on Wikipedia.org, which are responsible for a significant portion of the Wikimedia Foundation’s annual revenue.

Communications

Manager, Movement Communications

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Manager, Movement Communications to join our team, reporting to the Senior Manager of Movement Communications. Through Movement Communications, we work to build bridges and understanding within the Wikimedia movement. Our goal is to be intentionally inclusive and help people understand the Wikimedia mission and celebrate their role in its success. 

Communications Manager

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking a Communications Manager to help lead the communications for our advocacy and public policy work, and a number of other initiatives that aim to advance and protect the reputation of the Foundation, Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, and the global Wikimedia community of volunteers. 

Finance and Administration

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Legal

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Product & Technology

Senior Product Manager, MediaWiki Core Platform

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Product Manager to join our newly formed MediaWiki Product team, reporting to the Director of Product, MediaWiki and Developer Experiences.

Senior Product Manager, MediaWiki Integration Interfaces

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Product Manager to join our newly formed MediaWiki Product team, reporting to the Director of Product, MediaWiki and Developer Experiences.

Senior Frontend Engineer, Abstract Wikipedia

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Frontend Engineer to participate in our work on Abstract Wikipedia, a project that aims to improve knowledge equity by enabling more people to share more knowledge in more languages.

Software Engineer, Trust and Safety Product

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a software engineer to join the Trust and Safety Product team. As a software engineer, you will be responsible for building features to keep our communities safe from abuse, harassment, vandalism, and harmful or illicit content.  In this role, you will work in a fully-remote, geographically-distributed environment, where we value teamwork and a consensus-oriented approach. You will be writing open source code for collaborative experiences supporting over a billion users at a place that believes we’re all more successful when everyone has a good work-life balance.

Group Product Manager, Contributors

Remote

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for an experienced group product manager to lead teams in creating user experiences that achieve our vision: a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.

Talent and Culture

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Values

We are in this mission together

We do great work and improve

We welcome everyone who shares our Vision and Values

We listen and share with curiosity

Read more about our values.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment

We trust our personal and organizational accountability

We envision a world in which every single person can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe knowledge belongs to everyone, and in order to empower people from diverse backgrounds to participate in the collaborative creation of knowledge, we need to build diverse teams that reflect the communities we support and an inclusive culture of belonging that embraces the potential of our diversity.

We believe in co-creating safe, respectful and collaborative work spaces. We aspire to generate a sense of belonging by understanding each and everyone’s differences, contexts and experiences. Through our actions, we ensure that the staff at the Foundation has a healthy work environment where they can flourish.

We acknowledge diversity as a core value that is essential to fulfilling our mission.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate any form of discrimination. This enables us to attract, develop, and retain amazing talent.

We are committed to cherishing our differences, and putting people first. We seek to foster a creative environment that unleashes innovative solutions toward building  a more inclusive and equitable hiring and retention process. This commitment starts at the top of our organization and moves through every level of hiring from managers to individual contributors. We strive to ensure excellence in our work by building this path together.

We have released two Diversity and Inclusion Reports (20182019) to hold ourselves accountable for our actions towards creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace. This practice helps us to make visible not only our progress, but also the areas where we know we should and will improve.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

As an equal opportunity employer, the Wikimedia Foundation values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon their race, traits historically associated with race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics.

If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process due to a disability, you may contact us at recruiting@wikimedia.org or +1 (415) 839-6885.

United States Benefits and Perks

Health Care Benefits

Fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance premiums for employees and their eligible families.

New Parent Leave

We provide a total of 16 weeks of paid new parent leave, plus an additional 8 weeks of paid pregnancy leave.

Wellness Reimbursement Program

We provide $450 per quarter up to $1,800.00 a year for reimbursement for staff wellness expenses, such as gym fees, educational expenses, and more!

Professional Development Program

We offer reimbursement of conferences, college/university classes, online programs, and books related to work that supports the Wikimedia Foundation.

401(k) Retirement Plan

401(k) retirement plan with matched contributions up to 4% of annual salary.

Time Off

Generous paid time off policy which includes: vacation days, holidays, sick leave, and volunteer days.

Pre-tax Savings Plans

For health care, child care, elder care, public transport, and parking expenses. Includes an employer funded HSA option.

Disability & Life Insurance

Long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program.

Equipment Stipend

Equipment including a laptop, monitor, plus a one-time $600 stipend to cover any additional needs to make sure you have the best work from home experience.

*Please note that for remote roles located outside of the U.S., we defer to our EOR (Employer of Record) to ensure alignment with local labor laws.

Current Hiring Locations

The Wikimedia Foundation is a remote-first organization with staff members including contractors based in 40+ countries. 

Please note that we are currently able to hire in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America and Uruguay.  

We periodically review this list to streamline to ensure alignment with our hiring requirements. 

Our non-US based employees are hired through a local third party Employer of Record (EOR).

Compensation Philosophy

Salaries at the Wikimedia Foundation are set in a way that is competitive, equitable, and consistent with our values and culture.  

In compliance with local legislation within the US, we post the anticipated annual pay range for each position for applicants with multiple individualized factors, including cost of living in the location, being the determinants of the offered pay.  

For applicants located outside of the US, the pay range will be adjusted to the country of hire. 

We neither ask for nor take into consideration the salary history of applicants. The compensation for a successful applicant will be based on their skills, experience and location. 

All applicants can reach out to their recruiter to understand more about the specific pay range for their location during the interview process.

Applicant Privacy Policy

The Wikimedia Foundation (“Wikimedia“) values your trust and is committed to the responsible management, use and protection of personal information. This Applicant Privacy Policy (“Policy“) describes our practices regarding the information that we collect in connection to your application for a job or internship with Wikimedia.

Learn more about our Applicant Privacy Policy.

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