All I can vouch for is my five years of Wikipedia experience, some of which
I have dabbled in dispute resolution. I presented on the topic at Wikimania
2007 (that is sadly the highlight of my life). I would love more than
anything else to take this job opportunity, except I am not anywhere near
complete with my schooling.

I regret that this opportunity could not have presented itself five years
from now instead.

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 11:29 AM, Samuel Klein <> wrote:

> A friend is looking for a project lead with MediaWiki and
> community-building experience, for a global dispute resolution
> project.  Part of a rare Harvard-UN collaboration; based in Boston or
> NYC.
> Naturally I thought of wikien.  Hmm, wait -- dispute *resolution*.  Ah
> well. Please take a look, and feel free to pass it on and reply
> directly to Caroline.
> SJ
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Caroline Nolan <>
> Date: Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 10:43 AM
> Subject: Job Opportunity: The Corporate Social Responsibility
> Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School
> A job opportunity from the CSR Initiative at KSG--please feel free to
> pass it on to your network.
> The Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy
> School is recruiting a project leader to take forward the global wiki
> it is developing about dispute resolution between companies and
> communities.  The project is run on behalf of the UN
> Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Business and Human
> Rights, Prof. John Ruggie.
> The site – BASESwiki ( - is currently being
> transferred to a new platform with new design and functionality.  The
> transition will be complete by early November.  The project leader
> will oversee the bedding down of the new site and handle any technical
> problems that arise, together with the developers.  He/she will drive
> forward a new discussion forum and build the interactive aspects of
> the site; manage interns; build on and develop new institutional
> partnerships around the world, help with the development of additional
> language portals; conduct outreach to potential users; assess the
> site’s performance; and develop strategies, together with the Program
> Director, for its future development.
> The successful candidate will demonstrate:
> -          strong project leadership skills
> -          experience in social media and programming, particularly
> with MediaWiki
> -          an interest in corporate responsibility and dispute
> resolution, and preferably some background experience
> -          strong team-working skills
> -          good written and oral communication skills
> Job term:  the position will commence on 15 November, subject to
> negotiation.  An initial contract will be for one year with the
> possibility of a limited further extension.
> Location: Boston or New York
>  Salary: $60,000-68,000 plus benefits, depending on experience
> Please send applications to by 21 October
> 2009, including a letter of interest, CV and 3 references
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