[Foundation-l] Cary Bass (Bastique) hired as Volunteer Coordinator

oscar van dillen oscarvandillen at wikimedia.org
Mon Mar 19 20:11:15 UTC 2007

congratulations to cary!

imho the term envisioned should run "volunteers coordinator" (like chapters
coordinator plural, to avoid confusion) but please consider this to be a
minor edit ;-)


On 3/19/07, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Dear community,
> I would like to announce officially that the Wikimedia Foundation has
> decided to hire Cary Bass (User:Bastique on various wikis, most active
> on Commons) as Volunteer Coordinator. He will work full-time in the
> Wikimedia Foundation office in St. Petersburg, Florida.
> Please see
> http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/foundation-l/2007-February/028066.html
> for the original job description. Kat and I will work with Cary in the
> very short term to refine this description and help him define his
> areas of work.
> Cary's most relevant experience is as a long time community member,
> including his work as part of our OTRS e-mail response team. He has
> shown on numerous occasions that he has the ability to motivate people
> and to get things done, while being diligent and well-organized. The
> entire Board and Staff has met Cary this weekend in St. Petersburg,
> and I believe it's fair to say that we're all very happy to have him
> onboard. Thanks to everyone else who applied.
> Hiring Cary is part of our long term commitment to making sure that
> the global volunteer community will be involved not just in
> project-level work, but also in all aspects of what our organization
> is doing. Expect some exciting initiatives from him in the near
> future. :-)
> Erik Möller
> Executive Secretary, Wikimedia Foundation
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