The Community Resources team distributes funds and other resources via several participatory grantmaking programs, aimed at supporting mission-aligned organizations, groups, and individuals around the world. These programs support a variety of inspiring community-driven experiments, projects and programs, from outreach and events to research and tool-building
The Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) seeks a Program Officer to support WMF’s Simple Annual Plan Grants (APG) program. The WMF has participatory funding streams in its Grants program. The Simple Annual Plan Grants Committee is a volunteer committee that makes recommendations to the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees or WMF staff on how funds should be allocated to advance the movement’s mission and vision. This Program Officer will help coordinate and support the people and processes that lead to decisions. They will work together with committee members, grant applicants and grantees, and members of the Community Resources team
In the role, this person will also contribute to the current development of a new grant making strategy to:
This is a remote role and interested applicants from outside of the US are encouraged to apply.
You are responsible for:
Supporting the grants cycle:
Facilitating the grants committees’ participatory decision-making
Additional operational and strategic support
Skills and Experience:
Additionally, we’d love it if you have:
U.S. Benefits & Perks*
The Wikimedia Foundation (Wikimedia) is the nonprofit organisation that supports Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. It’s vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Wikimedia believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge, free of interference. Wikimedia hosts the Wikimedia projects, builds software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, supports the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocates for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation that relies on donations. It receives financial support from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. Headquarted in San Francisco, USA. Wikimedia also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts.