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We are very glad to inform you that Wikimedia CH has just hired Gabrielle Marie as French
Community Liaison (FCL), a 50% position and Sabine Ray as Administrative Assistant (AA), a
20% position, both of them will join the team on 1st of September.
When Wikimedia CH started its professionalization process in 2012, we hired two community
liaisons for the German and Italian communities in 2013. Since our first Chief
Administrative Officer was French-speaking, there was little need at that time for a
specific french community liaison. However, with plenty of new and exciting projects
coming up in Romandie, in particular the new Wikivillage contest, it recently became clear
that a dedicated person was required.
Gabrielle Marie, our new FCL, originally studied commodity trading and worked for 4 years
in the derivative industry in London and in Singapore. She then opted for a career change
with an interest in social entrepreneurship and co-founded the project “The Tree Shirt
House” in Asia. Since she moved to Switzerland in 2013, she signed up for some distance
learning courses in Psychology and got involved in the TEDxLausanne organization.
Passionate about people and community engagement she is thrilled to begin working for
Wikimedia CH starting from next week onwards.
Among other tasks, Gabrielle will be in charge of supporting the volunteers action. For
her start she will especially support the organisation of the editing contest targeting
the schools in the French-speaking part of Switzerland and will report directly to the
Chief Science Officer. She will start working for Wikimedia CH just in time for the launch
of the Wikivillage contest promotion.
Sabine Ray, our new administrative assistant, started as an Export Logistics Assistant
followed by a successful career in the purchasing and procurement department of an
international company for more than 16 years in both, Germany and Switzerland. She is
perfectly fluent in German, her mother tongue, English and French. For the last 6 years
Sabine dedicated her time to her family life in raising her daughter. She is now resuming
her professional life in taking this opportunity for a career change and is glad to join
the Wikimedia CH team.
Sabine will work closely with our Chief Administrative Officer regarding all aspects of
administration in human resources, accounting and fundraising. She will also assist in
elaborating communication material as well as memberships management.
Gabrielle and Sabine will be both based in Lausanne, you can reach them at
gabrielle.marie(a)wikimedia.ch and sabine.ray(a)wikimedia.ch
Please give a warm welcome to the new members of our team and do not hesitate to contact
us if you have any questions!
Anh and Charles
Directors of Wikimedia CH, in the name of the core of the recruiting committee: Anh Chung,
Muriel Staub, Stéphane Coillet-Matillon, Yann Heurtaux and Charles Andrès