On 8 March 2020, the Macedonian Wikipedia community celebrated the International Women’s Day with an editing day on “Macedonian women”. The writing initiative was purposely tailored to match gender and content gaps, and encourage the writing of truly new content with no Wikipedia articles on any other language.Continue reading “Macedonian Wikipedia community commemorates International Women’s Day”
My name is Marc Miquel, I work on a project called Wikipedia Cultural Diversity Observatory (WCDO), which is a joint space for researchers and activists to study Wikipedia’s content diversity coverage, discuss the strategic needs and propose solutions to improve it and fight against the knowledge gaps.
The project wants to explain both the causes of the gaps and to provide a picture of the cultural representation of every language in every place in the world and at the same time, stimulate sharing content across languages. To fight the knowledge gaps, we want to raise awareness by providing different types of resources: datasets, visualizations, and statistics, as well as lists of articles and tools that show the most relevant gaps that need to be bridged.Continue reading “Marc from Catalonia: Knowledge Equity Calendar”
Founded in 2014, Art+Feminism is an award-winning do-it-yourself campaign to improve coverage of gender, feminism and the arts on Wikipedia. Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented; in a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as women. This lack of participation has led to significant gaps in the content on the world’s most popular online research tool. Since 2014, over 14,000 people at more than 1,100 events around the world have participated in our edit-a-thons, resulting in the creation and improvement of more than 58,000 articles on Wikipedia. Our events range from small gatherings at coffee shops to hundreds of folks at the largest cultural institutions in the world and take place on all six inhabited continents. Our organizing practices are horizontal and rhizomatic and our feminism is trans-inclusive and intersectional.
The Executive Director sets the strategic vision and executes the annual plan in collaboration with the Lead Organizers and manages relationships with the Board of Directors. The Executive Director, Lead Co-Organizers, and the Project Administrator form the Core Leadership Team of Art+Feminism. The Executive Director must have strong project management skills, a demonstrated history of work at the intersection of the arts and social justice, an understanding of intersectional feminist organizing principles, experience generating diverse financial support, and a knowledge of the Wikimedia community or another open-source/online community. Art+Feminism is entering into its seventh year but this will be our first year as a non-profit. While we do have great systems in place for community organizing, we seek an Executive Director who is also skilled at operations and development, and committed to developing leadership among other members of the team. Because the position requires international outreach and coordination, fluency in at least one language other than English is preferred.
The Executive Director’s responsibilities include:
- Work with the Core Leadership Team to provide a strong day-to-day leadership presence that incorporates our mission, vision, and values into our everyday operations.
- Work with the Board of Directors and the Core Leadership Team to develop the project’s mission, vision and values.
- Draft strategic planning documents alongside the rest of the Core Leadership Team.
- Represent Art+Feminism at art and social justice conferences, events, and Wikimedia Community gatherings.
- Manage all staff and contractors, including the Project Administrator
- Collaborate with the lead organizers to plan and implement the annual campaign.
- Lead development goals and activities including grants administration and reporting.
- Lead various fundraising activities.
- Write grant proposals and compile supporting documents.
- Recruit Board Members and cultivate Board.
- Work with Core Leadership Team and Regional Organizers to identify and cultivate new funding sources.
Marketing and Communications
- Work with the Core Leadership Team to oversee the development and execution of an annual communications plan, including marking, social media, and educational programming.
- Co-manage key institutional partnerships, such as with the Museum of Modern Art.
- Maintain and ensure the execution of project timelines.
- Establish, improve and maintain efficient operations and project management platforms.
- Direct and administer all financial plans and work with the Project Administrator to manage accounting processes for grant reporting and federal reporting.
- Oversee regular meetings with Core Leadership Team members
- Compose budgets for specific programs and processes.
- Oversee risk management and legal activities, such as contracts
- Work with the Project Administrator to analyze and improve operations and workflows.
- Must be passionate about and have experience with the arts, intersectional feminism, and open source culture.
- Must have demonstrated a commitment to developing leadership among other members of the team.
- Requires proven fundraising and development experience.
- Requires a minimum of 3 years of non-profit leadership experience or equivalent experience; 5 years preferred.
- Requires strong self-awareness and high emotional intelligence.
- Must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Requires a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues (e.g. staff, volunteers, donors, and board members.)
- Preferably have strong financial management skills and analytical abilities.
- Preferably have experience editing, organizing, or analyzing Wikipedia.
- Preferably have experience with metrics/analytics tools.
- Preferably have experience with project management and customer relations tools (we use Slack, Streak, and Trello.)
- Requires flexibility to work evenings and weekends, and to travel for the role.
Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. This position is entirely remote; the Core Leadership Team, which is located in four different cities, meets weekly via video chat. The candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Due to our funding structure, this role is currently a one-year contract beginning September 1, 2019, with an expectation for renewal, pending the successful accomplishment of the above tasks.
Salary Range: $60-75,000/year. This is currently an independent contractor position but may be transitioned to employee status, depending on our legal and accounting advice. Application Deadline: August 13, 2019
Art+Feminism provides equal employment opportunities to all without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Candidates from groups underrepresented in tech are especially encouraged to apply.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.