Name of Company: 
Wikimedia Foundation
Location of Job: 
United States
Type of Work: 
Telecommute ok?: 
Time commitment: 
Full Time
How to apply:

Duration: up to 1 year (40 hours a week)


The WMF vision is to “imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.” We want to cultivate an environment that is equitable and inclusive for our staff, and one that reflects the diversity of who we serve: all human beings.

You will be part of a high performing Global Diversity & Inclusion team with specific responsibility for supporting a variety of diversity and inclusion initiatives at the Wikimedia Foundation. This role will be part of Talent & Culture (Human Resources) and will report to the Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion.

You are responsible for:

  • Supporting Diversity & Inclusion programs at the Wikimedia Foundation that aim to increase representation and to create a more inclusive environment for underrepresented minorities
  • Researching and compiling data, tools, articles, and programs that support implementation of our inclusion and diversity related strategies
  • Tracking strategies, evaluating and reporting the impact of D&I initiatives
  • Making recommendations for program enhancement and improvement
  • Assist with building project plans and timelines
  • Updating and enhancing internal processes, guidelines and procedures to make them more inclusive
  • Working collaboratively with stakeholders from around the world, using intercultural communication
  • Managing related Talent & Culture (human resources) projects and collaborating in cross team projects

Skills and Experience

  • Studies on communications, psychology, business, human resources, sociology, international relations, social sciences or similar
  • Proven ability to multitask effectively and efficiently
  • Highly motivated, self-driven, with demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Highly organized and detailed oriented
  • Strong analytical skills with experience compiling and presenting complex data in formats that are easily understood
  • Experience with project management and project coordination
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication 
  • Experience using data analytics platforms (excel, google sheets) to inform storytelling and presentations
  • Passion for Diversity & Inclusion-related topics
  • Intellectually curious and personally driven to learn
  • Advanced intercultural communication 
  • Availability to work for at least one full year

Qualities that are important to us:

  • Resilience—we work on new and interesting problems in transparent and collaborative ways
  • Being open, curious, and inquiring in our work
  • Willingness to experiment with new ideas and solutions
  • Internal motivation and high standards
  • Adaptability in collaborative projects to advance work at scale 
  • Sharing a value of civil discourse, constructive feedback, and respect
  • A strong sense of caring, partnered with an excellent sense of humor

Additionally, we’d love it if you have

  • Working or volunteering experience in Diversity & Inclusion and/or Human Rights is a plus
  • Great cultural knowledge of Latin America, Africa or Asia is a plus
  • Deep understanding on D&I topics related to disabilities, gender, race and/or ethnicity is an advantage
  • Experience in the Public Sector gets bonus points

The Wikimedia Foundation is... 

...the nonprofit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We 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. We host the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. We receive financial support from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. We also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. The Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA.

The Wikimedia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.