Hello Lodewijk, Good to hear from you.
In Nataliia's original email she wrote: 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. Hope that helps. Warmly, /a On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 1:35 AM, 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 > . > > 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. > > > > Engaging new communities: apply > > <https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567342?gh_ > > src=b1ftgs1#.WIZL_FyzlP1> > >  > > 3. > > > > Social sector governance: apply > > <https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567375?gh_ > > src=5gwopi1#.WIZMoFyzlP1> > >  > > > > > > 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 . > > > > 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 . > > > > 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. > > > >  > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_ > > Governance_Committee/2016_competence_matrix > > > >  > > https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567318?gh_src=3v > > h7tx1#.WIZMiFyzlP1 > > > >  > > https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567342?gh_src=b1 > > ftgs1#.WIZL_FyzlP1 > > > >  > > https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567375?gh_src=5g > > wopi1#.WIZMoFyzlP1 > > > >  > > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2017_Board_Recruitin > > g_Candidate_Packet.pdf > > > >  > > 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. 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