The purpose of this position is to coordinate and plan international meetings and multi-day working sessions for internal teams at the Wikimedia Foundation. The Wikimedia Foundation has over 300 staff that are located all around the globe. This meeting specialist will coordinate and plan with the Group Travel program manager, and travel team for approximately 30 events annually, and may attend approximately 8-10 larger global meetings.
*Please note that this is a 6 month remote contract that does not offer company benefits*
This role is for meeting and event planning professionals who can build positive relationships and deliver a wide breadth of services through experienced needs assessment, venue sourcing, contract review, and on-site meeting and logistic support. This position will understand safety and security planning, be familiar with resourceful, real-time problem solving, all while presenting with a positive service attitude in meeting the needs of our staff and groups traveling to do face to face work.
This entry-level role will work across time zones in a global environment. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, collaborative and creative problem solver. This person must be able to navigate working with other people so that we can The successful candidate will adjust to differing styles, anticipate issues and solve problems before they happen as well as bring quality and commitment to the work. This position will work with a small collaborative Travel team that takes pride in providing excellent meeting and group travel services to our staff and volunteers. The successful candidate will welcome the opportunity to contribute within a values-based organization committed to prudent passionate organizational goals and mission.
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...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.
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