Committee Coordinator, Universal Code of Conduct (Contract)

Remote Legal

Location: Remote
Duration: January 2021 - June 2021 (6 month duration) 
Hours: 40 hours/week 


The Wikimedia movement, dedicated to freely sharing the knowledge of humankind, has embarked on its journey towards knowledge equity. Committee Coordinator, he Universal Code of Conduct (UCOC)will drive a crucial piece of Wikimedia’s movement strategy recommendations, facilitating the committee designing the enforcement outline for the movement’s Universal Code of Conduct. The role is located in and will closely partner with other parts of the Legal department, especially the Trust & Safety Policy team.

You are responsible for:

  • Designing, preparing, and facilitating the process for the Universal Code of Conduct Committee and enabling them to deliver a UCOC enforcement outline for Board ratification by May 31, 2021;
  • Ensuring equitable and inclusive committee proceedings;
  • Engaging deeply with the Wikimedia communities and affiliates in the policy development process in their languages through building buy-in for the committee and its operations; inform volunteers on ongoing work to encourage them to participate effectively within the process framework guided by T&S Policy;
  • Coordinating the design, translation, and distribution of invitations for promoting participation in the committee’s consultation process;
  • Providing knowledge about our projects, including but not limited to informing staff on how our projects operate, answering their questions, and providing advice on an ad-hoc basis;
  • Ensure committee engagement on Wikimedia projects is efficient and has high impact;
  • Summarizing input, feedback, and insights relevant to the process;
  • Producing a summary report of engagement in assigned language communities, and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience:

  • Experienced in professional facilitation techniques in remote settings to enable inclusive and directed decision-making processes online. 
  • Strong communicator (both verbally and in writing), able to explain the ongoing work to audiences ranging from open community meetings with individual volunteers to closed executive sessions.
  • Experienced in working with volunteers of Wikimedia projects while themselves being capable of representing our community within the Foundation and vice-versa.
  • Able to focus on the larger picture, understanding, and able to express which concerns and views articulated by committee members or their stakeholders are widespread and which are marginal or individual.
  • Approachable, and able to gain trust from both volunteers and staff.
  • Strongly empathetic - they will excel at understanding the perspectives of others and bridging the gap between different approaches.

Additionally, we’d love it if you have:

  • Familiarity with multiple Wikimedia projects is a major plus; we are about more than just Wikipedia.
  • Experience with code of conduct development processes in open knowledge or open source communities. You will be the main contact point for your communities and other stakeholders not deeply familiar with the subject who are looking for help in orientating themselves.
  • Additional fluency in diverse languages

The Wikimedia Foundation is... 

...the nonprofit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge, free of interference. We host the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. We receive financial support from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. We also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. The Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Wikimedia Foundation values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon their race, traits historically associated with race, religion, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics.

If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process due to a disability, you may contact us at or (415) 839-6885.

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