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Program Director

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The current Program Director information may be found at Staff page.

The Program Director undertakes leadership of Wikimedia India and reports to the Executive Committee.

Title

Program Director (PD), Wikimedia India

Reports to

Executive Committee (EC), Wikimedia India

Positions reporting to this one

All Wikimedia India staff (None at the moment)

Description

The PD helps to develop and implement short term and long term plans for the growth of Wikimedia projects in India as devised in coordination with the EC. The PD undertakes leadership of Wikimedia India and releases EC from all day to day activity requirements. PD reports to the EC on all matters which shall take overall governance role.

Responsibilities

  • Undertake leadership of Wikimedia India and release Board from all day to day activity requirements. Board to take on overall governance role from hereon forward. Program Director would continue to report to the board on all matters.
  • Help develop and implement short term and long term plans for the growth of Wikimedia/ Creative Commons projects in India as devised in coordination with Board
  • Support Wikimedia India events as well as Creative Commons India events
  • Build and develop relationships with museums, universities and other partner organizations, diversify income sources, and maintain a high profile with the media.
  • Advise board on planning and performance, providing progress against key objectives and managing risks and opportunities as they arise
  • Present about Chapter, Wikimedia Foundation and conduct Wiki literacy trainings at external events when invited.
  • Liaise with government on matters of free and open knowledge
  • Liaise with other chapters and coordinate on projects of mutual benefit
  • Recruit, and manage the performance of Wikimedia India staff
  • Maintain high level of professionalism within the organization
  • Develop Fund raising plan and execute with a goal of raising at least 25% of budget locally in the first 5 years thereby ensuring the financial sustainability of Wikimedia India.
  • Ensure regular coordination/ communication with Members, Community, WMF, Press and public
  • Attend Regional/National WMIN/community events, Wikimedia Conference/Wikimania and other such movement related events of importance

List of Program Directors

September 2014 - Jan 2016