We are please to announce the upcoming launch of the recruiting process for the Chief Product Officer.
As part of the process, we wanted to share the job description (below). A big thank you to the Audiences & Technology teams for their collaboration, support and guidance in creating it. We also wanted to out put a call, if you have any nominations or recommendations, we'd love to hear from you. Just email me directly over the next few days. Thanks! Joady Job Title: Chief Product Officer Summary The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a creative, collaborative, forward-thinking Chief Product Officer to join our executive team. We’re looking for a leader who is driven by our mission, animated by results, informed by data, and passionate about superb user experiences. This may be you, if you have have a truly global worldview, uncompromising commitment to our values, and embrace transparency in your work and communications. As Chief Product Officer, you will lead a nearly hundred person department that builds and supports products, features, and services used by more than one billion users per month from every part of the globe. As a member of the Foundation’s executive team you will be a critical voice representing our contributors, readers, and new users. Our vision is for “every human being to share in the sum of human knowledge”, and our product experience is essential to that vision. As Chief Product Officer, we’d like you to do these things: Lead - Work with the Foundation’s executive team to think and act in service of the future of the Wikimedia vision, projects, contributors, and readers - Serve as a compelling advocate for the Wikimedia movement, Foundation, and values to users, contributors, donors, and partners - Develop and lead product strategy to support the Wikimedia projects, communities, and partners Produce - Deliver measurable user impact at global scale by working collaboratively and effectively across internal departments and external partners - Develop, advance and deliver an effective product vision, including expanding product usership, contributor health and retention, brand awareness, and revenue growth - Build products to grow and sustain our content-building communities while acquiring, delighting, and engaging readers - Foster a well-defined theory of change with qualitative and quantitative metrics to track and communicate impact Manage - Build a sustainable system and culture for team members’ continued professional growth and advancement - Manage, mentor, and recruit exceptional and diverse talent - Build strong and effective teams, developing departmental succession planning across a broad range of disciplines (e.g., product management, design, engineering, data analysis) - Manage competing priorities, complex stakeholder relationships, and finite resources in order to deliver measurable user impact at scale Collaborate - Build and strengthen relationships with the Wikimedia community to advance the mission of the Foundation - Identify and grow product partnerships that support our movement’s aspirations - Work with our communities to understand their needs and motivations We’d like you to have this experience and these skills: - 10+ years in strategic-level product development roles - Proven record of leading high-impact global software product initiatives for millions of users with measurable success, across multilingual audiences, on time and budget - Experience leading multidisciplinary product development teams, developing diverse talent pipelines, and creating systems for creative and sustainable internal workflows - Proven skills with modern forms of adaptive product planning, customer discovery, product discovery, and product development processes to deliver software features that meet users’ needs - Experience collaborating on the development of product roadmaps which feed into company strategy, including detailed technological implementations - Significant experience navigating complex international organizations, movements, or networks - A track record of building consensus among large, dispersed stakeholder groups in a highly collaborative, transparent environment - Informed cultural sensitivities, intellectual curiosity, and a deep passion for the Wikimedia mission - Experience with internet culture and policy issues, including: freedom of expression, open culture/free culture, the free and open source software movement, online surveillance, privacy and security And it would be even more awesome if you had the following: - The ability to work in a fast-moving, highly-diverse grassroots environment, while effectively prioritizing and leading a variety of activities - Significant skilled personal use of creative, collaborative, and social platforms - Experience working with nonprofit organizations is a plus - Fluency or familiarity with languages in addition to English are a plus. - Having lived or worked outside your country of origin is a plus - Experience as a member of a volunteer community is a plus -- Joady Lohr Chief Talent & Culture Officer Wikimedia Foundation p. 415.839.6885 x6824 www.wikimediafoundation.org Please Note: If I am emailing after hours or on the weekend, I am naughty. Please do not respond until reasonable business hours in your timezone, unless of course I am shouting for help ;-) *Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment.* https://donate.wikimedia.org/ *Want to work with us? <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:This_is_the_Wikimedia_Foundation.webm>* _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>