San Francisco, CA

Associate Director of Institutional Funding

m/Oppenheim Executive Search is assisting Wiki Education in the Presidio, in the search for a creative, proactive Associate Director of Institutional Funding to connect the dots between programs and the interest of funders. As part of the search process, we are reaching out to the community for suggestions and nominations.

Wiki Education believes that the world is a better place when projects like Wikipedia and Wikidata are enriched by new content and the public has access to free knowledge that can be relied upon. Wiki Education has supported instructors at more than 500 universities who have incorporated creating new content for Wikipedia into their curriculum. Last year they began training scholars and scientists from a diverse range of institutions in contributing their subject-matter expertise to high-profile Wikipedia pages, and are expanding course offerings to also include trainings about Wikidata, the open knowledge database that powers virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri. These initiatives – and new ones on the horizon – reach millions of readers and are aimed at better informing the public.

Wiki Education is thriving and has had excellent results and proven impact in its program areas. The organization has a budget of $2.4M, staff of 15 and seven-member governance board. Approximately 85% of Wiki Education’s budget comes from grants and 15% from earned revenue. It is expected that the earned revenue component will increase, but there will always be a need to fund programmatic activities. To that end, Wiki Education needs to further develop relationships with institutional funders that have an interest in advancing knowledge, knowledge sharing, pedagogy, and learning. The complete position description may be found here.

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For additional information or to apply, please contact Lisa Grossman at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.