[Translators-l] Fwd: [Foundation-l] Call for nominations: chapter-appointed seats on the WMF Board of Trustees

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 05:10:32 UTC 2012

Dear translation tycoons,

Please translate at least the first sentence and share with other
language communities.

Since most of this message is the same every two years, it would also
be worth translating the whole thing on Meta; now and for the future.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Béria Lima <berialima at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Subject: [Foundation-l] Call for nominations: chapter-appointed seats
on the WMF Board of Trustees
To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <foundation-l at lists.wikimedia.org>

The Wikimedia chapters are seeking to appoint two candidates to sit on the
Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees for two years, starting 1 July
2012. The two new members of the board will help to decide the future
direction of the world’s leading non-profit website. Wikimedia project are
constructed by hundreds of thousands of volunteers worldwide, supported by
a growing number of staff and an international network of chapters. Board
membership is unpaid.

The chapters wish to appoint two excellent board members and believe this
can best be achieved by selecting from a large number of varied and skilled
candidates. Therefore, the chapters call for nominations by everyone who
believes they or someone they know would be suitable. The chapters ask that
this call for candidates be distributed as widely as possible through such
forums as mailing lists, village pumps, and blogs.

The successful candidates will be committed to the Wikimedia mission and
willing and able to engage constructively with the stakeholders of the
movement, including the volunteers and the chapters that provide it with
essential support. The successful candidates will have:

  - The ability to provide expertise to the board in its goal of
  implementing a coherent vision on how the projects’ communities, the
  foundation, the chapters, and other affiliated groups work together;

  - Sensitivity to complex issues surrounding the multiplicity of
  languages, cultures, and jurisdictions served by the foundation’s projects;

  - Knowledge and understanding of the governance of international
  non-profit organizations, balancing autonomy and subsidiarity;

  - The ability to think strategically and to work both as part of a team
  and independently;

  - A good standard of written and oral English (fluency in additional
  language would be well regarded);

  - Sufficient time to devote to the role of board member, and the ability
  and willingness to travel.

Increasing the geographical diversity of current board membership would be
an advantage.

The selection process is set out

Nominations must be sent to the moderator Béria Lima (Wikimedia Portugal)
and deputy moderators Milos Rancic (Wikimedia Serbia) and Mardetanha
(Wikimedia steward from Iran) by 23:59 UTC, 29 February. If you would like
to nominate yourself or someone else, please see the instructions here:

*Béria Lima*,
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