Hi Alice, Thank you for moving forward with this.
Questions: 1. One of the characteristics listed is "Experience in leading an organization as ED or CEO, very preferably an NGO or F/L/OSS (Free/Libre/Open Source Software) organization, with 250 people or more." But recent discussions have included the possibility of spinning off components of WMF and/or a breakup of the WMF organization, partly as a way to mitigate the systemic risk from a dysfunctional or underperforming WMF. So, should we be looking for an ED with the expectation that he or she will manage an organization with 250+ employees, or should we look for someone who has experience with spinoffs and/or breakups? 2. Will the hiring for execs for HR, Tech, and Community wait until after the new ED is selected, or will those recruiting processes happen independent of the ED hiring process? 3. For the search steering group. would you consider adding a representative elected from the affiliates, and a representative elected from the community, who are not WMF board members and can therefore be responsive to the affiliate and community constituencies without potential conflict with WMF interests? Thanks! Pine Pine On Apr 17, 2016 11:37, "Alice Wiegand" <awieg...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Hi all, > > Finding the next Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director is a clear > priority for the Board. To address this challenge, the Board has created a > steering group tasked with crafting the actual job description, planning > and conducting the search, and finding ways to include community > perspectives. This steering group will be regularly consulting with the > Board throughout the search process. > > Please see the ED transition team page on meta  to find more information > about the steering group, and get the latest updates. We have also included > three questions on the participation page to help us start forming a better > understanding of the community’s various opinions and expectations. > >  > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Executive_Director_Transition_Team/2016 > > Alice. > > > -- > Alice Wiegand > Board of Trustees > Wikimedia Foundation > > Support Free Knowledge: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Donate > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>