> fyi. and - the chapters associations seat is defined now to be geneva,
> if i read correctly the text below.
Yes, the legal seat is Geneva. It's the result of a vote last November.
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Markus Glaser <markus.gla...@wikimedia.de>
> Date: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 4:50 PM
> Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Job offer: Secretary-General for Chapters Association
> To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedi...@lists.wikimedia.org>
> Dear all,
> after a long period of discussions and clarifications, we are now
> finally starting our search for a Secretary-General to serve the
> Chapters Association.
> Please distribute to following text to as many of your contacts,
> mailing-lists and networks as possible.
> Thank you very much,
> kind regards,
> Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
> The Chapters Association (CA) will be an umbrella organization for
> Wikimedia chapters established in various regions around the world.
> The association represents the common interests of those chapters
> within the Wikimedia movement.
> One of its goals is to set, review and enforce standards of
> accountability and participation among its members. The association
> will facilitate the exchange of experiences, ideas, and knowledge
> between chapters and assist them in their organizational development
> and to develop common programs and projects.
> To enhance external communication, coordinate the Wikimedia movement
> and represent its chapters on official occasions, CA is looking for an
> experienced and motivated person to become the full-time
> Secretary-General (f/m)
> of the Chapters Association.
> CA is incorporated in Geneva, however depending on your place of
> residence a relocation might not be necessary.
> Job description
> The Secretary-General is to be head of the CA?s Secretariat as defined
> by the CA?s charter. The Secretariat performs the executive powers of
> the Association. The Secretary-General will be elected by the Council.
> The other Members of the Secretariat are appointed by the
> Secretary-General, with the consent of the Council. The Secretariat
> reports to the Council on the Association's activities and has the
> right to submit proposals for Council resolutions.
> She/He will be responsible for:
> * Defining the organizational structure, publishing job offers and
> hiring the officers of the secretariat;
> * Building the strategic plan for the association;
> * Assuring the financial stability of the organization;
> * Coordinating between all association members;
> * Building annual program plans to achieve the CA mission;
> * Handling all formal administrative tasks including finance,
> communications, legal and technical;
> * and preparing the assemblies of the CA council.
> Desired personal traits
> * Leader -- the selected Secretary-General will have to build the
> organization from its earliest stages according to the outlines set
> by the CA council.
> * Administrator -- some of the tasks of the Secretary-General would be
> of administrative nature. She/He would have to write detailed
> program plans, review by-laws, financial reports, program plans and
> program reports of other organizations.
> * Excellent communication skills -- one of the the Secretary-General's
> primary tasks would be to communicate with member chapters. Those
> chapters are dispersed in different regions of the worlds
> representing various cultural habits. The selected Secretary-General
> would have to be multi-culturally-minded to work effectively with
> these partners.
> * Willing and able to travel world-wide.
> * Proven experience with building and managing a large diverse
> * Comfortable working with people at all levels of the organization,
> including community members and volunteers.
> * Experience in other like-minded/ international/ volunteer-driven/
> non-profit/ peer-review-driven organizations would be considered as
> an advantage.
> * The ideal candidate will be hard-working, creative,
> highly-motivated, and able to operate and effectively manage
> multiple cultural contexts, time-zones and expectations
> * Incredible diplomatic problem-solving skills in an international
> environment as well as the ability to deal comfortably and
> efficiently with ambiguity and an ever changing environment
> * Must be fluent in English; skill in other languages would be
> considered as an advantage.
> Great to have
> * University degree
> * Experience within the Wikimedia movement. However, according to CA?s
> charter a Member of the Secretariat cannot be a Council Member or
> hold a position in a Chapter or in the Wikimedia Foundation.
> * Love working with a highly collaborative, consensus oriented environment
> Competitive salary package. Please send your cover letter, full CV,
> salary expectations and at least two references in one .pdf file to:
> In case of any questions, please also use email and the address given above.
> Publication date: 26.01.2013 - Application deadline: 15.02.2013
> Seat and postal address: Wikimedia Switzerland, 8008 Zurich
> Office: Wikimedia CH, Escaliers du Marché 2, CH-1003 Lausanne
> Web: www.wikimedia.ch
> Markus Glaser
> WCA Council Member (WMDE)
> Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
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