I completely agree with Maggie that promoting Katy Love was the smart
decision. We need someone who can step in and quickly provide strong
leadership.

Sydney

Sydney Poore
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at Cochrane Collaboration

On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 10:54 AM, Maggie Dennis <mden...@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

> Hello, Ruslan.
>
> Yes, Katy is stepping into the role in a permanent, full-time basis.
>
> Determining HR direction is not my role. :) Stating how the Board feels
> about open hiring is also not my place (and I don't know). But I am happy
> to share my own opinion.
>
> While some roles will and should be filled in an open, public search, some
> roles may be appropriately filled by promoting existing staff with a proven
> track record. The costs of hiring are not small, both in the amount of time
> it takes to recruit and fill a position and the amount of time it takes to
> onboard a new person. The leadership of our resources team needs to be
> filled quickly. Stability is important in the work they do. And we have a
> person at hand who has been well trained for the role and successfully
> worked with community on this basis for years. She is not being hired, but
> promoted - a promotion she has amply earned.
>
> That said, the role Katy had previously filled will be an open new hire,
> with opportunities for all to apply. It'll just take a little bit of time
> to put the hiring packet together. We are also getting ready to open the
> search for the replacement for the leadership of Community Engagement,
> which I have taken in the interim - and for which I hope to see many
> community applicants.
>
> Best,
>
> Maggie
>
> On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 3:01 AM, Ruslan Takayev <ruslan.taka...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Maggie, et al
> >
> > Is Katy "stepping into" the role on a full-time, permanent basis?
> >
> > I ask this question, as questions I asked relating to the "new, open
> > approach" towards recruitment at the WMF are yet to be answered[1] and I
> > don't recall there being any advertisements as a call for applications to
> > fill Siko's position.
> >
> > TBH, this doesn't sound like a "new, open approach" towards recruitment
> at
> > the WMF, but more of the same..."jobs for the boys".
> >
> > Comment would be welcome Maggie.
> >
> > Warm regards,
> >
> > Ruslan Takayev
> >
> > [1]
> >
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2016-February/081677.html
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 7:02 AM, Maggie Dennis <mden...@wikimedia.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hello, all.
> > >
> > > I am delighted to announce that Katy Love has agreed to step into the
> > role
> > > of Director of Resources in the Community Engagement department,
> picking
> > up
> > > the baton so ably carried by Siko Bouterse before her. Katy has been
> with
> > > the Wikimedia Foundation since January 2013, beginning as the first
> > program
> > > officer to work with the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC). I’m
> > grateful
> > > to her for moving into this role and am looking forward to
> collaborating
> > > with her closely in WMF’s Community Engagement department.
> > >
> > > We will be hiring her replacement to oversee the FDC/full annual plan
> > > grants program in the weeks ahead.
> > >
> > > Best regards,
> > >
> > > Maggie
> > >
> > > P.S. Their page! https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Resources
> > >
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> > > Director, Support and Safety
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