Hi Nataliia,

Thanks for the update. It's promising to see a closed timeline for the
board recruitment.

I am wondering though, when do you expect to wrap up the process for the
appointed seats? There's always been a lot of talk that the community and
affiliates don't take the needs of the board in certain areas into account
- and it would probably be good if the board could communicate back before
the election process starts what kind of expertise they're looking for.

I guess that is not going to fly this time around, as you will be in the
middle of a search for the expert seats? Any chance these timelines may
support each other?


2017-01-23 19:44 GMT+01:00 Nataliia Tymkiv <ntym...@wikimedia.org>:

> 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
> today.
> 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:
>    1.
>    Growing a global movement: apply
>    <https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567318?gh_
> src=3vh7tx1#.WIZGvrYrL-Y>
>    [2]
>    2.
>    Engaging new communities: apply
>    <https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567342?gh_
> src=b1ftgs1#.WIZL_FyzlP1>
>    [3]
>    3.
>    Social sector governance: apply
>    <https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567375?gh_
> src=5gwopi1#.WIZMoFyzlP1>
>    [4]
> 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:
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/?curid=55283092 [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: https://meta.wikimedia.org/?curid=10176203 [6].
> Applicants may apply online at:
> https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Work_with_us#Wikimedia_Careers. We
> also accept applications and referrals by email at
> board-nominati...@lists.wikimedia.org.
> 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.
> [1]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_
> Governance_Committee/2016_competence_matrix
> [2]
> https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567318?gh_src=3v
> h7tx1#.WIZMiFyzlP1
> [3]
> https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567342?gh_src=b1
> ftgs1#.WIZL_FyzlP1
> [4]
> https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567375?gh_src=5g
> wopi1#.WIZMoFyzlP1
> [5]
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2017_Board_Recruitin
> g_Candidate_Packet.pdf
> [6]
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_
> Governance_Committee/Board_Recruitment
> Best regards,
> antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv
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> advance!*
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