Job Application for Endowment Director at Wikimedia Foundation
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"The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that operates Wikipedia – one of the most popular websites in the world, serving nearly half a billion users every month – and its sister sites. It is the only nonprofit in the top 50 companies, supported by a community of millions of individual donors. In 2016, we launched the Wikimedia Endowment in order to provide support to the Wikimedia projects in perpetuity.
As the professional focused on developing sustainable support for the Foundation, the Endowment Director will report to and work with the Chief Advancement Officer. Succeeding in this environment will require taking a hands-on approach to connecting with a broad array of donors, using traditional development methods, while implementing the infrastructure required for supporting a sustained long-term endowment.
The Endowment Director can be based in Wikimedia Foundation’s headquarters in San Francisco or work remotely. The Wikimedia Foundation has had its main fundraising success inside the United States; however, this is an international organization serving an internationally distributed audience. A strong international perspective with personal experience in cross-cultural communication is extremely important in this position."