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Community & Public Policy Manager (50 - 60% )

Wikimedia CH

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Community & Public Policy Manager (50 - 60% )

Wikimedia CH E-mail : info@wikimedia.ch Bank account: 8008 Zürich Phone : +41 (0)21 311 17 82 85-766601-5 Wikimedia CH is a not-for-profit association, the Swiss chapter of the international
Wikimedia Movement. It promotes free knowledge, in particular through the Wikipedia
encyclopedia and other associated projects. As a grassroots organization, it currently
employs five people and works with a community of members and volunteers. In order
to fill a vacancy from January 2017 onwards, we are currently recruiting a:

Community & Public Policy Manager (50 - 60% )

 Enable, consult and support community members and their projects  Run/help organize community events in Switzerland  Run/help organize campaigns and activities to attract new editors, members and potential donors  Hold keynotes and organize workshops (in German, English and preferably also in French language) to share know-how and provide support  Represent the association at events (nationally and internationally)  Relationship building and fostering with internal and external stakeholders  Actively searching for and promoting collaborations and partnerships with like- minded institutions and associations in Switzerland  Participate in the annual planning process and overall strategy work of the Association.  Report back on metrics, events, activities in a variety of formats and for different stakeholders  Take responsibility for allocated budgets and projects  Work in close collaboration with colleagues in French- and Italian-speaking Switzerland as well as in other European Chapters (especially the German
speaking ones) and the Wikimedia Foundation staff members/volunteers.  Actively drive and participate in outreach activities in terms of influencing Swiss legislative and regulatory policy processes (copyright, freedom of
panorama, free knowledge, net neutrality); creating new partnerships in that
regard and creating visibility for the organization.
YOUR PROFILE The ideal candidate will have/be:  Strong people skills and a “can do ” attitude  Self-starter with a strong capacity to organize him/herself.  A “thick skin” and effective conflict management skills  The capacity to work in a virtual team.  Willing to take on responsibility and to work on flexible schedules  Fluent in (Swiss) German (C2), English (at least C1) and French (at least B1)  Strong online collaboration skills  Good understanding of technology (IT, wiki, social media)  Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills  Excellent relation management and building skills Wikimedia CH E-mail : info@wikimedia.ch Bank account: 8008 Zürich Phone : +41 (0)21 311 17 82 85-766601-5  Experience in project & events management  Advantage: knowledge of Wikimedia projects and/or the Wikimedia “World”/movement (if you have contributed to any Wikimedia project, don’t hesitate to mention your username).  An understanding of free knowledge with a commitment to this value  Very familiar with European and Swiss legislative and regulatory policy processes which affect the free & open internet as well as copyright issues
(advantage: contacts in this field)
Start Date:
1st of January 2017 with availabilities already in December 2016 for the onboarding.

We offer a position in a modern not-for-profit setting, inside a high-profile association
with interesting and varied tasks. As a virtual organization, we offer the possibility of
home-office or provide a work-station in a co-working space.

Applications: Close on 31 st of October 2016 and should be addressed electronically to jenny.ebermann@wikimedia.ch with your CV, a cover letter and job references. Names and contact details of referees will be required at a later stage of the process.
Interviews are to take place in November.