[Foundation-l] Wikimedia Job: Volunteer Coordinator

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Sat Mar 3 01:42:18 UTC 2007

Delphine Ménard wrote:

>On 3/2/07, Daniel Mayer wrote:
>>But that is a longer term strategy. Right now, I think we should try to make best use of our
>>current location. Thus the need I expressed to sell St Pete's / Tampa's good points and take full
>>advantage of that.
>Yes, you are right.
>>However, I don't think it would be a good idea, in the long term, to keep the
>>main office there (an office could continue to be there, just not the main one).
>Frankly, although I am not St Pete's best friend (Florida? Come on,
>it's like...HOT!), as long as we find good people there  - and believe
>me, we have -- or good people who are willing to go there --that we
>have too--, I think we should focus on the real things that this
>organisation needs. I seem to recall that the primary purpose of this
>thread was to hire a volunteer coordinator.
>Volunteer coordinator, anyone?
The concern that becomes apparent from reading this thread is that 
living in St. Pete's would very strongly favour having this job go to an 
American.  To be sure some of the paying jobs can only be done at the 
headquarters, but this is very much an international organization which 
should do more to open opportunities for citizens of other nations.  The 
nature of this opening suggests that the work could be done anywhere in 
the world without the need to move to the United States.


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