I had the chance to meet with Sue Gardner, Executive Director of Wikimedia Foundation and Eric Moeller, Deputy Director. They sent the following along for anyone interested in working for a great organization.
Wikipedia is about to hire a team of three fundraising people: one focusing on major gifts, one focused on “community” (primarily online) fundraising, and one on research and database management. The most unusual and hard-to-cast role will likely be the online fundraiser: we’ve decided it’s most important that this person have a web usability and writing background. For that role, we would probably forgo fundraising experience in favour of strong online communications skills.
The Wikimedia Foundation has three new job openings related to fundraising, open until May 15. The job descriptions and instructions to apply can be found on the Wikimedia Foundation website:
1) A Head of Major Gifts (AKA Major Gifts Officer), responsible for executing our major gifts strategy;
2) A Head of Community Giving, responsible for our fundraising efforts targeting the general public;
3) A Development Specialist responsible for managing donor information and supporting the above two positions.
If you are interested, please apply before May 15. Also, if you know individuals who might be a good fit for any of these positions, please feel free to forward this e-mail. Thank you.
Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation