Hello everyone!

*Please disseminate this email to anyone who may be interested.*

As you are probably aware, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees[1]
contains three community-selected seats which are voted in by the wider
Wikimedia community on a regular cycle. In 2020, we will be hosting another
one of these selection processes, which are coordinated by the Wikimedia
Foundation in collaboration with the Elections Committee[2].

We are seeking 2–3 new members for the committee to join us in time for the
first meetings in January 2020. Applicants will be vetted by Foundation
staff and ultimately approved by the Wikimedia Foundation Board Governance
Committee[3]. The term is three years, though the bulk of the work involved
occurs in the buildup to an election.

This role comes with the following responsibilities:

* Attending 3–4 meetings between January and April 2020 with the Foundation
and the rest of the committee
* Setting up the wiki pages for the board election (example from last cycle)
* Helping to mark pages for translation and potentially import translations
as required
* Working with the committee to fulfill its other responsibilities[4]

Ideally, you would have the following qualities:

* Fluency in English
* Experience with advanced wikitext markup
* Responsiveness to email outreach

We are particularly interested in those who come from a traditionally
under-represented background. If you are interested in volunteering for
this role, please let me know by *emailing me directly before January 19,

Thank you in advance for your interest! Please let me know if you have
questions; I'm more likely to see these questions if you send them to me


[1] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_of_Trustees
[2] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections_committee

*Joe Sutherland* (he/him or they/them)
Trust and Safety Specialist
Wikimedia Foundation
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