Wiki Education Foundation

San Francisco, CA


m/Oppenheim Associates is assisting the Wiki Education Foundation in recruiting an analytical, strategic and innovative leader to direct the program team in achieving high programmatic impact while helping design of the long-term strategy and scalability for the Foundation’s current and future programs. For more information please review the complete Position Description.

Located in the Presidio in San Francisco, the Wiki Education Foundation supports innovative uses of Wikipedia and related projects in communities of teaching, learning, and inquiry in the United States and Canada. The Foundation aims to improve the breadth, scope and quality of Wikipedia content; enhance student information fluency; and increase the number and diversity of contributors to the free knowledge movement by engaging educators, researchers and students. It serves as the bridge between academia and Wikipedia, and runs programs that seek to build connections between universities and Wikipedia (the “Classroom Project”). Since 2010, more than 300 university instructors participating in the program have assigned students to contribute course-related content to Wikipedia. In a single term 69 million people read the Wikipedia articles students have edited. Students have donated the equivalent of 28 volumes of a printed encyclopedia to the world, thus far.

In 2016, Wiki Ed will launch an unprecedented initiative to communicate science to the public. By connecting the knowledge of universities to the publishing power of Wikipedia, the initiative will increase public understanding of science, engage students in science communication, and create a lasting contribution accessible to millions of readers. The project is in the nascent stages, but Wiki Ed has begun developing relationships with scientific associations and universities, and is engaged in other forms of outreach. There is more work to be done.

Wiki Ed is seeking a Director of Programs who has the ingenuity and creativity to take both existing programs and new initiatives to the next level. The Director of Programs will direct the program team to achieve high programmatic impact while also driving long-term strategic vision of the Foundation’s programmatic work. They seek a big-picture thinker who can identify ways to innovate the way they work to increase impact.

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