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  • Posted: Aug 3, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit that hosts Wikipedia and our other free knowledge projects. We want to make it easier for everyone to share what they know. To do this, we keep Wikipedia and Wikimedia sites fast, reliable, and available to all. We protect the values and policies that allow free knowledge to thrive. We build new features and tools...
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    Group Product Manager

    You will be responsible for: 

    • Setting the vision and product direction for our new user experiences

    • Setting the vision and helping teams transition to creating feature-sets that feed contributor and consumer experiences

    • Partnering closely with other directors whose team initiatives intersect your domain

    • Partnering with Program Management to manage communications for your area among the product teams and the broader cross-functional organization to ensure stakeholder alignment

    • Working closely with Wikipedia and other project community members as part of product development

    • Equipping direct reports with the perspective and information they need to collaborate effectively with volunteers from across the Movement

    • Managing, mentoring and advocating for a team of Product Managers, especially regarding the strategic use of data and community interactions

    • Partnering with PMs to develop potential new product directions that emerge from within the specific contexts in which they work

    • Defining and tracking key performance metrics for strategic product areas and connecting these metrics to overall Foundation goals

    • Creating the conditions for direct reports to collaborate effectively/align their work with other teams

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or the equivalent in relevant work experience

    • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in Product Management

    • Experience managing or mentoring Product Managers

    • Experience developing products in a strong community setting

    • Experience with new user growth

    • Robust analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills with the ability to deliver on detail as well as strategy

    • Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively and develop effective working relationships with all levels of management, staff and communities, including non-technical staff

    • Capable of managing a diverse range of responsibilities in a dynamic and results-oriented environment. Must be comfortable with evolving requirements and priorities.

    Qualities that are important to us:

    • Have excellent relationship building and persuasion skills

    • Alignment with our mission and values

    • Resilience—we work on new and interesting problems in public and collaborative ways

    • Be open, curious, and inquiring

    • Have internal motivation and high standards

    • Share in a culture of constructive criticism and respect

    • Natural inclination for team collaboration and for helping colleagues succeed 

    Additionally, we would love it if you have:

    • Experience editing Wikipedia or with the Wikipedia, Wikidata, or Wikimedia Commons communities or other collaborative enterprises

    • Open source software development experience

    • Familiarity with MediaWiki

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Wikimedia Foundation on boards.greenhouse.io to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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