Thanks for this.
If anyone needs context -
There are 10 board seats
- The Wikimedia community of editors votes for 3, with all three seats open
by 13 August 2017 at latest (WMF sets election date, no date set for
- There are 2 chapter selected seats
- Natalia above is talking about the 4 appointed seats, plus recruitment
generally of volunteers on a board advisory group. 2 appointed seats are
vacant at present
- Jimbo +1 seat
In short - 5 of 10 seats will have new or reconfirmed trustees by 13 August
2017. Personally, I think things are on schedule considering the recent
past coming to this point.
Thanks Nataliia. I am glad to see the process working as designed.
On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 12:10 PM, Nataliia Tymkiv <ntym...@wikimedia.org>
> Dear all,
> I have updates about the board recruiting process. As you may recall, March
> 6 was the original deadline for accepting submissions , but we need more
> time to develop more solid candidates. Our original deadlines were
> extremely ambitious, thus we decided to extend the deadline by two months.
> Here is an outline of the updated timeline:
> Application and referral submission period (January 23 - May 6)
> Application and referral review, proactive candidate recruitment, and
> interviews (January - June 5)
> Initial application review and screenings (January - May)
> Board Governance Committee
> (BGC) discussions with candidates (January - May)
> BGC meets and makes short list (May)
> Second-round interviews (May - June 5)
> Background check conducted by BGC and Wikimedia Foundation staff
> Criminal and financial background check conducted by outside
> Thorough review of online and public coverage of candidates
> Executive Director and BGC meet to determine recommendations and provide
> recommendations to the full Board (June)
> Board vote to confirm candidate (July)
> Announcement of new candidates (mid-July)
> We decided to run this search ourselves, rather than going with a
> recruiting firm. If we need additional help, we’ll assess in one month and
> potentially discuss whether we need to look for external firms to support
> our recruitment efforts.
> As a reminder, 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. The recruitment materials can be
> found at: https://commons.wikimedia.org/?curid=55283092 .
> I shall update the Meta page shortly .
> Please forward this information to people who are potentially interested in
> serving the Wikimedia movement on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of
>  https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_
> (as of Jan 23)
> Best regards,
> antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv
> *NOTICE: You may have received this message outside of your normal working
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> should not feel obligated to answer it during your days off. Thank you in
> On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 8:44 PM, Nataliia Tymkiv <ntym...@wikimedia.org>
> > Dear all,
> > We would like to announce that we are officially beginning recruitment
> > two open appointed positions on the Wikimedia Foundation Board of
> > 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
> > 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
> > candidate profiles for the vacant and soon-to-be-vacant seats and gave
> > 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=
> > 
> > 2.
> > Engaging new communities: apply
> > <https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567342?gh_src=
> > 
> > 3.
> > Social sector governance: apply
> > <https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567375?gh_src=
> > 
> > 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,
> > provide further information about the process and timeline at a later
> > We hope to have all three candidates join the Board no later than
> > 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
> > potentially interested in serving the Wikimedia community on the
> > 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=
> > 3vh7tx1#.WIZMiFyzlP1
> >  https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567342?gh_src=
> > b1ftgs1#.WIZL_FyzlP1
> >  https://boards.greenhouse.io/wikimedia/jobs/567375?gh_src=
> > 5gwopi1#.WIZMoFyzlP1
> >  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2017_Board_
> > Recruiting_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
> > 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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