Hi Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors, Online Ambassadors, and Regional Ambassadors!
The Wikimedia Foundation officially announced a new job opening yesterday - the "U.S. Education Program Associate," which will be a full-time 12-month contract position starting as soon as possible. As the Public Policy Initiative transitions to the Global Education Program - expanding beyond public policy and expanding to more and more countries - we are looking for someone to facilitate the continual growth and improvement of our activities in the United States. For the fall 2011 semester alone, we will have around 1,600 students on board this program in the U.S. (that number is a rough estimate), and that number will only increase in the subsequent semesters; we also have a growing number of Campus Ambassadors and Online Ambassadors, and we're looking to increase the number of Regional Ambassadors within the next months. We've already built up solid volunteer leadership in the U.S., and we're now looking for a person who will support and mentor these volunteer leaders, working through them to grow the U.S. wing of the Global Education Program both quantitatively and qualitatively. The U.S. Education Program Associate will be an integral part of the Global Education Program staff.
I would like to warmly encourage you to apply for this position, if it can fit into your life schedule and if it appeals to your interests. As a Wikipedia Ambassador, you already have an edge in the application pool over candidates who have never participated in the program themselves. Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated success in a Wikipedia Ambassador role, although other relevant volunteer or job experiences are certainly also beneficial.