Dear all,

We would like to announce that we are officially beginning recruitment for
two open appointed positions on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees.
This email will outline the process and timeline for the recruitment.

The Board initially began discussions on recruitment in May-June 2016 [1].
After a pause, the Board Governance Committee (BGC) has renewed recruitment
for its vacant appointed seats and would love to share an update with you

With support from Anna Stillwell (from the Talent & Culture department) and
Michelle Paulson (our interim General Counsel), the BGC developed four
candidate profiles for the vacant and soon-to-be-vacant seats and gave its
recommendations to the Board in December 2016.

During its December meeting, the Board decided that it hopes to find the
following types of experience and expertise:


   Growing a global movement: apply

   Engaging new communities: apply

   Social sector governance: apply

After that Anna, Michelle, and the Communications team integrated Board
feedback and developed recruitment materials, which include background
information about the Wikimedia movement and Foundation as well as the
profiles describing the types of candidates we are looking for. These
recruitment materials can be found at: [5].

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees currently has two vacant
appointed seats. We also have a vacant community-selected seat, but this
seat will be filled through the community selection process. The Election
Committee, who runs the election process for community-selected seats, will
provide further information about the process and timeline at a later date.
We hope to have all three candidates join the Board no later than Wikimania
in August.

We will begin accepting applications and referrals for these positions
today and will close the submission period on Monday, 06 March 2017 at
17:00 PST. A more detailed timeline of the full recruitment process is
available on Meta here: [6].

Applicants may apply online at: We
also accept applications and referrals by email at

Over the next six weeks, we invite you all to tell us about people who are
potentially interested in serving the Wikimedia community on the Wikimedia
Foundation Board of Trustees. And we look forward to hearing from you.







Best regards,
antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv

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