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Project Manager (Contract) Full-time

Published at 2023-01-25 - Viewed: 2006 times - Wikimedia Foundation (Worldwide/Remote)


The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Project Manager to join our team, reporting to the Business Intelligence Manager on the Global Data & Insights team in the Technology Department. The role of the team is to support Wikimedia Foundation staff, leadership and board in using social data and analytics to learn from their work and improve decisions. As the Project Manager, you will be responsible for organizing and scoping various data projects and shepherding them from inception to completion. You will help set project management standards for the Global Data & Insights team and play an integral role in project planning, scheduling, facilitating meetings, managing workload within the GDI team and with other teams, resourcing, and reporting for key data initiatives at the Wikimedia Foundation.

You are responsible for:

Facilitating a shared understanding of objectives and key results across diverse sets of projects.
Managing tasks and scheduling with several projects simultaneously.
Ensuring work quality and delivery for agreed-upon timelines for each project.
Interpreting needs and requirements, translating concepts into practice, identifying process improvement opportunities, quantifying results, and making recommendations to the team for future practices.
Coordinating meetings, note-taking, briefings, and other activities across the team.
Establishing and documenting project management standards for the team.
Skills and Experience:

3+ years of experience in project management.
The ability to work across multiple time zones and with teams and individuals representing various cultures and communication styles.
Excellent organizational skills in managing programs, projects, processes, calendars, and planning activities.
The ability to drive projects independently with limited feedback on a daily basis.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills for risk mitigation and identifying task dependencies.
Fluency in spoken and written English.
Qualities important to us:

A methodical and detailed approach to work.
Passion for encouraging continuous process improvement, knowledge sharing, and collaboration.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills for risk mitigation and identifying task dependencies.
Effective and inclusive communication with diverse cultural and language communities.
Passion for Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Understanding of free culture / free software / open source principles.
Additionally, we’d love it if you have:

PMP or MSP certification
Non-profit experience
Tech sector experience
Experience with the global Wikimedia Movement
Experience with international or multilingual data landscapes
Experience with international development, non-profit, or social movement research, and/or working with volunteers.
About the Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that 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 freely. We host Wikipedia and 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 donations 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.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Wikimedia Foundation values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon their race, traits historically associated with race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics.

If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process due to a disability, you may contact us at or +1 (415) 839-6885.

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