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...passionate about Wikimedia's mission to bring free knowledge to every person on the planet. You recognize the importance of building and supporting relationships with companies for these efforts, and you are excited about the opportunity to apply your skills towards that goal as a partner manager.

You're excited about the potential impact of building Wikimedia's mobile programs, particularly in the developing world...

You enjoy the challenges associated with aligning community interests with business objectives...

You thrive in a mission driven organization and you're looking forward to making an impact. If much or all of this applies to you -- please send us a thoughtful application letter and tell us why you're the right person for the job!


Mobile Team Leader [CLOSED]


The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia, aims to build a global mobile partnership program that helps us advance our vision of a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We see Mobile as a vital element to our strategy. The core purpose of this job is to build and support a portfolio of business relationships with mobile partners around the world. You will be responsible for managing a partnership program that expands access to Wikipedia and its sister projects via the Mobile Internet with a particular focus in developing countries.


  • Represent Wikimedia's mobile strategy and operations with our partners.
  • Creatively leverage partner capabilities and resources to co-design innovative solutions that help to increase the impact of Wikimedia's mobile activities.
  • Implement a marketing plan to introduce Wikimedia's partnership program to the mobile sector and build interest.
  • Manage day-to-day interactions with mobile partner portfolio working with partners and other Wikimedia staff to assess and prioritize requests and requirements.
  • Manage the workflow and ensure that partners fulfill their commitments and work cross-functionally with internal departments to provide services required (update documentation and workflows continuously).


  • Strong interpersonal / relationship management skills and comfort in both the trenches and the executive suite.
  • Well organized, excellent at process management with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Focused product knowledge; understands and leads development of business process and products and metrics.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Capable of independently solving problems and able to communicate clearly and effectively to both business and technical audiences.
  • A self-starter with a drive for results attitude and ability to learn fast.
  • Must be mission-oriented with a passion for Wikimedia's values and vision.
  • Must be willing to travel globally and flex work hours to meet the requirements of global partner relationships.
  • The ideal candidate will be creative, highly motivated, and able to operate effectively in multiple cultural and technical contexts.


  • Experience working with mobile, internet or technology companies in partner management or marketing.
  • You must be comfortable in a highly collaborative, consensus-oriented environment.
  • Experience doing business globally.
  • Experience with wikis and participatory production environments is a plus.
  • Understanding of the free/open software and free culture movement is a plus.
  • Experience working with volunteers a plus.

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