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Resources and Reparations Lead

The Resources and Reparations Lead (aka Fundraising Lead) will guide, support and work alongside the WK? team to sustain, diversify and inspire resources aligned with WK? strategy, politics and mission. They will also serve as a member of the global WK? team with shared responsibility for ensuring WK?’s strategic impact in the advancing knowledge justice for marginalized communities globally.

Application deadline: 18 December 2022 (end of your day)

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Whose Knowledge? (WK?) is a global, multilingual campaign and collective to centre the leadership, imaginations, histories and knowledges of those we call the “minoritised majority” – all peoples marginalised by historical, ongoing and intersecting structures of power and privilege – including women, LGBTQI+ communities, indigenous peoples, working class folks, and those from Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands, and Latin America and the Caribbean, and its diasporas.

Hours: 20-30 per week, to be determined based on availability
Hourly rate: $50 per hour
Contract type: self-employed contract
Duration: 1 year with renewal potential
Application deadline: 18 December 2022 (end of your day)
Potential start date: 15 January 2023

Job Description

The Resources and Reparations Lead (aka Fundraising Lead) will guide, support and work alongside the WK? team to sustain, diversify and inspire resources aligned with WK? strategy, politics and mission. They will also serve as a member of the global WK? team with shared responsibility for ensuring WK?’s strategic impact in the advancing knowledge justice for marginalized communities globally.

Candidates must bring strong feminist leadership skills and a commitment to working from an intersectional feminist collective approach, as well as a significant track record in building impactful donor and philanthropic partnerships and expanding and diversifying resource streams, including through individual fundraising.

For Whose Knowledge?, “fundraising” in the current socio-economic landscape is a political act, rooted in an understanding of justice and reparations. We seek supporters and funders who are excited to be part of our extended community, committed to shared visions of just and equitable knowledge and tech futures. The Resources and Reparations Lead will have the opportunity to expand this community of support, in solidarity with our work and that of our communities.

This is a one year position, at $50/hour for 20-30 hours per week, depending on the candidate’s availability and interest. The position is likely to be renewed, based on resources and mutual chemistry.

Whose Knowledge? strives for equitable and reparative pay principles, so folks are paid the same across the world, no matter their location, with no more than 3x difference between the bottom and top of our payment scale. We offer a monthly wellness allowance for all team members.

Responsibilities

  • Cultivate and sustain (and support others in WK? to build) relationships and collaboration with current and prospective donors, including leading co-creation of the development of a long term resource renewal strategy that accompanies WK?’s strategic plan.
  • Support WK? in trends analysis and mapping of funders, identifying potential global and regional funders and diverse revenue streams, and defining strategies that sustain and increase (financial) resources for WK? in ways consistent with our mission and values;
  • Engage and support WK? team, Board, programmatic staff, and broader community of practice around their roles in ensuring the success of our resource mobilisation efforts;
  • Ensure WK?’s pipeline of prospective donor allies is refreshed and activated; develop and maintain relationships with current and prospective donors and find regular and compelling ways to share and invite them into WK? work;
  • Stay informed of the fundraising landscape, relevant trends and opportunities; draw on and build relationships with donors and funders; ensure WK? is proactively engaging and educating in different philanthropic spaces;
  • Investigate opportunities and coordinate the development and submission of compelling funding proposals, defining clear processes and ensuring conceptualization moments provide opportunities for learning and strategy clarification;
  • Work with team, advisors, and allies to support the role of WK? in engaging donors and funders in our work, and influencing them on the needs and priorities of feminist knowledge and tech justice communities and movements.
  • Leverage and co-coordinate WK? events, contributions to donor influence spaces, and relationships to share lessons and strategies with our partners, communities and movements on strategic funding needs and priorities;
  • Represent WK? and work with our partners and communities to contribute to collective conversations that influence philanthropy towards more just and reparative processes and outcomes, especially for feminist knowledge and tech infrastructures.
  • Ensure internal organization, efficiency and ongoing capacity strengthening of our resource mobilization efforts and systems across WK?.
  • Ensure regular communication and coordination across communications, grants and programme teams through regular meetings to share and plan together to link and strengthen the collective’s goals and functions, aka our dreamings and doings;
  • Ensure deep accountability and learning across the team in our resource mobilisation efforts.

Qualifications and attributes of our ideal candidate

  • We are looking for someone with the experience and expertise to be our Resources and Reparations Lead; along with the skills (embodied and learnt), the ideal candidate is committed to WK? values with a deep desire to listen to, learn from, and collaborate with our diverse team. For this reason, we will strongly prioritize qualified candidates whose lived and professional experiences align with the feminist values, cultures and principles of WK?.
  • We are looking for a candidate with a significant track record in developing genuine philanthropic (funder and donor) relationships over time and securing (financial) resources from a range of sources, including mission-aligned foundations, progressive governments and individual donors;
  • Preferably, experience in building and engaging in strategic partnerships, e.g. consortiums, to access and expand funding and influence donors;
  • Knowledge of the global donor landscape for the intersections of feminist and social justice work; an understanding of the related tech philanthropy landscape would be ideal;
  • Excellent writing skills and capacity to conceptualize, write and edit compelling proposals;
  • Excellent planning, strategic thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • Ability to self-manage, prioritize, be resourceful, and adapt in a fast changing environment with multiple demands;
  • Ability to work remotely, across time zones, with flexibility in working hours as needed.

Please submit a CV and a cover letter highlighting relevant skills and experience for this position with Subject: Resources and Reparations Lead to jobsATwhoseknowledgeDOTorg. The deadline for applications is 18 December 2022 (end of day, wherever you are in the world). We will be interviewing candidates on a rolling basis, and hope to finalise the position by middle to end January 2023.

Whose (Digital) Archives? Joint Coordinator

The Joint Coordinator will be responsible for creating and supporting an advisory group for the Whose (Digital) Archives? programme, expanding and facilitating the community of practice around this work, organising the Knowledge Sprint for archives, supporting the creation of resources through the sprint, and then sharing and amplifying these resources more broadly.

Application deadline: 18 December 2022 (end of your day)

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Whose Knowledge? is seeking a coordinator to co-lead and manage our Whose (Digital) Archives? pilot programme, in which we aim to bring together a community of practice from different parts of the world. This coordinator will help us build shared capacities and skills, expand ideas and infrastructure for community-led archives, as well as share trust-based, community-led practices for decolonizing institutional archives. They will be working in shared leadership with Kelly Foster, the Whose (Digital) Archives? Coordinator for UK based archival practices.

Hours: 30 per week
Hourly rate: $40 per hour
Contract type: self-employed contract
Duration: Fixed term
Application deadline: 18 December 2022 (end of day wherever you are in the world)
Potential start date: 15 January 2023

More about us

Whose Knowledge? is a global campaign to center the knowledge of marginalized communities (the majority of the world) on the internet. Most public knowledge online has so far been written primarily by privileged white men from Europe and North America. To address this, we work particularly with women, people of color, LGBTQI communities, indigenous peoples and others from the Global South and their diasporas to build and represent more of all of our own knowledges online.

The initiative

“History want[s] to be remembered,” as author Rivers Solomon puts it, and archives have traditionally been one of the critical spaces of remembering and maintaining for posterity the artifacts of people’s histories, cultures, and knowledges. Yet mainstream archives, by the very nature of institutional structures of power and privilege, decide whose histories we “remember” and how: in most cases, only the select histories of a few are maintained with respect and visibility, while the histories of the rest are either curated through violent processes of extraction, or forgotten through archival elimination. Community or people’s archives have been amongst the leaders of resistance in holding and sharing the memories and histories of the marginalized. Over the past few decades, they have been using the internet in particular, to create a growing pool of digital archives (or hybrid physical/digital) that seek to powerfully center marginalized histories and knowledges, and honor the radical politics and imaginations of our communities.

Our Whose (Digital) Archives? programme seeks to bring together a community of practice of individuals, groups, and institutions from across the world – particularly from Global South/Global Majority communities – who are seeking to collectively reimagine the “archive” and “memory” as powerful spaces and acts of resistance, healing, and transformation. This is meant to be a pilot effort, seeking to convene conversations of solidarity as a community of practice; share skills and build capacities; and create a set of resources that will build a collective knowledge commons for everyone on this journey, from different contexts across the world. In addition, we will have some resources and support for up to three community archival projects over the course of 2023 and 2024. This program will also be connected and collaborating with Whose Knowledge’s UK-based archival work, over the same period.

Role

A coordinator responsible for creating and supporting an advisory group for this program, expanding and facilitating the community of practice around this work, organising the Knowledge Sprint for archives, supporting the creation of resources through the sprint, and then sharing and amplifying these resources more broadly.

This is a one-year position, at $40/hour for 30 hours per week. It is partially funded by the Mellon Foundation. If the pilot is successful, and we are able to raise resources for a longer term programme, the position is likely to be renewed.

Whose Knowledge? strives for equitable and reparative pay principles, so folks are paid the same across the world, no matter their location, with no more than 3x difference between the bottom and top of our payment scale. We offer a monthly wellness allowance for all team members.

Responsibilities

  • Act as a first point of contact for the program globally
  • Coordinate and support an advisory group and community of practice for the global program
  • Facilitate communications with the global advisory group and community
  • Partner with the Whose Knowledge? Archives Coordinator coordinating a similar initiative in the UK
  • Organize a Knowledge Sprint connecting community archives with institutional archives
  • Support the creation of resources from this Knowledge Sprint and coordinate their publication, distribution and amplification
  • Analyse the effort after completion, and communicate outcomes and learning to advisory group, partners and broader audiences.

Our ideal candidate must have

  • Experience (professional or volunteer) with community archives, or community-facing efforts at institutional archives
  • Experience facilitating international groups or networks, coordinating volunteers, etc.
  • Ability to clearly communicate virtually
  • Previously worked in multicultural/multilingual online spaces
  • Initiative to start things, move projects forward, and manage tasks independently
  • Strong feminist, anti-colonial, anti-racist, and anti-caste values

Our ideal candidate may have

  • Experience or some knowledge of global radical or liberatory archival practices, open knowledge and tech
  • Experience or interest in transnational or transregional networks, communities, and movements.
  • Experience or knowledge of languages beyond a working knowledge of English
  • Experience in public speaking

To apply, please send an email with Subject: Whose (Digital) Archives? Joint Coordinator to jobsATwhoseknowledgeDOTorg. Include your CV and tell us why you’re interested and a good match for this role. The deadline for sending in your application is 18 December 2022. We expect to hold interviews with shortlisted candidates in the week 9-13 January 2023.

 

Closed Calls

Deadline for this position is past due, we are not receiving more applications.

Hours: 30 per week
Hourly rate: USD 35 per hour
Contract type: self-employed contract
Duration: 7 months, with the possibility to renew the contract for 2023
Application deadline: 29 April, 2022
Potential start date: 1 June, 2022

The project:

Whose Knowledge?, in partnership with the Wikimedia movement, feminist and women’s organizations, cultural and memory institutions, and allies around the world, have hosted the #VisibleWikiWomen campaign every year since 2018, to add more images of women to Wikipedia and the broader internet. So far over 15,000 images have been used across Wikipedia and the different Wikimedia projects as a result of this campaign. However, Wikipedia (and the broader internet) are still missing many images of important and influential women, especially black, brown, indigenous and trans women.

A special focus is what we call #womenofcolors, our targeted effort to increase the number of images of influential black, brown, indigenous and trans women, especially from the Global South that are uploaded to Wikipedia as part of the #VisibleWikiWomen campaign.

Role:

We are looking for a campaign coordinator to work with partners and collaborators internationally, helping make this year’s #VisibleWikiWomen’s campaign a success, building on last year’s edition and continuing to grow momentum for future years!

Terms:

This is a paid role, 30 hours a week for 7 months (June – December 2022), with the possibility to renew the contract for 2023 (12 months) as a full year coordinator of #VisibleWikiWomen (depending on performance and willingness on both sides). Interviews will take place from May 9 to May 13 2022. Candidates should be available to start on June 1st, 2022.

The hourly rate for this position is 35 USD. Whose Knowledge? strives for fair and reparative pay principles, so folks are paid the same across the world, no matter their location, with no more than 3x difference between the bottom and top of our payment scale. We offer a monthly wellness allowance for all team members.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead VisibleWikiWomen campaign planning and development.
  • Act as a first point of contact for local and global partners.
  • Facilitate communications among feminist networks and collectives, Wikimedians, partners and allies.
  • Coordinate and support communications, media and publicity of the campaign in collaboration with WK? Communications Team.
  • Support the showcasing of stories and successes throughout the campaign lifecycle.
  • Prepare materials, resources, and toolkits for partners and campaign participants.
  • Mobilize volunteers and provide assistance (pointing to resources, answering questions about uploads on Commons, etc.) to campaign participants.
  • Coordinate online events, and support (mainly remotely) activities on the ground with various local communities.
  • Ongoing analysis and evaluation of campaign activities and communicate outcomes and learning to partners and broader audiences.

Our ideal candidate has:

  • Strong feminist and anti-colonial values.
  • Strong ties with grassroots movements and knowledge of community organizing processes.
  • Experience facilitating international groups or networks, coordinating volunteers, etc.
  • Experience with Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons isn’t required (just a nice-to-have), but curiosity and love for learning technology tools is essential.
  • Experience with online events (e.g., knowledge of video conferencing software, skills to manage calendars and organizing tools, etc.).
  • Previously worked in multicultural/multilingual online spaces and ability to clearly communicate virtually.
  • Proficiency in English. Other language skills would be highly desirable.
  • Interest and experience in working with visual materials (photographs, art work, and other visual forms).
  • Initiative to start things, move projects forward, and manage tasks independently.
  • Regions: we are open to candidates from any region, but since we are looking for a regional balance in the team to cover different regions and languages, it would be ideal to have a person from Africa or Asia.

This is a remote position, our distributed team works anywhere that has internet access.

To apply, please send an email with Subject: VWW Coordinator to jobsATwhoseknowledgeDOTorg by the end of day, April 29, 2022, wherever you are in the world. Include your CV and tell us why you’re interested and a good match for this role.

Deadline for this position is past due, we are not receiving more applications.

Whose Knowledge? is seeking a coordinator to manage our Whose (Digital) Archives? pilot programme, in which we aim to bring together a community of practice, build shared capacities and skills, and test new ideas for community-led or people’s archives across the UK, especially online.

Hours: 15 per week
Hourly rate: £30 per hour
Contract type: self-employed contract
Duration: 2 year fixed term
Application deadline: 3 April, 2022
Potential start date: 1 May, 2022

More about us

Whose Knowledge? is a global, multilingual campaign to centre the leadership, imaginations, histories and knowledges of those we call the “minoritised majority” – all peoples marginalised by historical, ongoing and intersecting structures of power and privilege – including women, LGBTQI+ communities, indigenous peoples, working class folks, and those from the diasporas of Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

The initiative

“History want[s] to be remembered,” as author Rivers Solomon puts it. Traditionally, archives have been one of the critical spaces of remembering, and maintaining, for posterity the artifacts of people’s histories, cultures, and knowledges. Yet mainstream archives, by the very nature of institutional structures of power and privilege, decide whose histories we “remember” and how: in most cases, only the select histories of a few are maintained with respect and visibility, while the histories of the rest are curated either through violent processes of extraction and commodification, or forgotten through archival elimination. Independent, community-led or people’s archives have been the leaders of resistance in holding and sharing the memories and histories of the marginalised. Over the past few decades, they have been using the internet in particular, to create a growing pool of digital (or hybrid physical/digital) archives that seek to powerfully centre marginalised histories and knowledges, and honour the radical politics and imaginations of our communities.

The Whose (Digital) Archives? initiative seeks to bring together a community of practice of individuals, groups, and institutions who are seeking to collectively reimagine the “archive” and “memory” as powerful spaces and acts of resistance, healing, and transformation. This is meant to be a pilot effort, seeking to convene conversations of solidarity as a community of practice; share skills and build capacities; and create a set of resources that will build a collective knowledge commons for everyone on this journey, from different contexts across the UK. In addition, we will have some resources and support for up to three community archival projects over the course of 2022 and 2023.

We also hope this process will support learning and unlearning in ways that help us expand our communities of practice around independent and community-led archives, and advocate for more equitable and liberatory practices within mainstream archives.

Role

A coordinator responsible for creating and supporting an advisory group for this programme, inviting and facilitating the community of practice around this work, organising skills sharing and capacity building events, supporting the creation of knowledge resources through the sprint, and then sharing and amplifying these resources more broadly. In addition, the coordinator will support the community archival projects, and document strategy and learning coming out of these different and connected processes.

This is a two year, fixed term, part-time freelance position, at £30/hour for 15 hours per week (so the role is responsible for their own tax, pension and insurance payments). It is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, and supported by Women Win (UK).

Whose Knowledge? strives for fair and reparative pay principles, so folks are paid the same across the world, no matter their location, with no more than 3x difference between the bottom and top of our payment scale. We offer a monthly wellness allowance for all team members.

Responsibilities

  • Act as a first point of contact for the programme in the UK.
  • Coordinate and support an advisory group and community of practice for the programme in the UK
  • Facilitate communications with the advisory group and community in the UK.
  • Organise periodic (online/physical) meet-ups and 1 skills/capacity sharing workshop per year
    Partner with the Whose Knowledge? Archives Coordinator (global) leading a similar initiative more globally.
  • Organize a knowledge sprint to collaboratively create a set of knowledge resources around community/people’s archives towards the end of the two year initiative.
  • Coordinate the publication, distribution and amplification of these resources.
  • Support the community archival projects resourced through this initiative.
  • Analyse the effort during and after the first two years, and communicate outcomes and learning to advisory group, partners and broader audiences.

Our ideal candidate must have

  • Strong feminist, anti-colonial and anti-racist values, particularly expressed through knowledge about British imperial histories and contemporary liberatory practices around archives and memory
    Experience (professional or volunteer) with community archives, or community-facing efforts at institutional archives.
  • Experience facilitating groups and coordinating volunteers across different cultural contexts.
  • Ability to clearly and creatively communicate, including virtually.
  • Initiative to start things, move projects forward, and manage tasks independently, at the same time as interest in working collaboratively and collectively.
  • Comfort with (archival) digital technologies and understanding of content licensing practices.

Our ideal candidate may have

  • Experience working in multicultural/multilingual spaces online.
  • Experience in radical or liberatory archival practices.
  • Experience or knowledge of UK-based networks around liberatory archival practices, open knowledge and tech.
  • Experience in public speaking.

To apply, please send an email with Subject: Whose (Digital) Archives? UK Coordinator to jobsATwhoseknowledgeDOTorg. Include your CV, and a cover letter outlining your interest and suitability for this role. The deadline for sending in your application is midnight GMT, 3 April. Interviews with shortlisted candidates are likely to be held from the second week of April onwards, with a potential start date of 1 May 2022 (negotiable depending on the individual’s context).