Hey Lodewijk - looks like there is at least some indication on the "Work
with us" page here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Work_with_us

They're looking for two of:

   - Growing a Global Movement
   - Engaging New Communities
   - Social Sector Governance


Joe

On Tue, 24 Jan 2017 at 01:36 Lodewijk <lodew...@effeietsanders.org> wrote:

> 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?
>
> Best,
> Lodewijk
>
> 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
> >
> > *NOTICE: You may have received this message outside of your normal
> working
> > hours/days, as I usually can work more as a volunteer during weekend. You
> > should not feel obligated to answer it during your days off. Thank you in
> > advance!*
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