[Foundation-l] Job position: legal coordinator

Florence Devouard Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 25 22:50:23 UTC 2007

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking a legal coordinator to handle the 
day-to-day legal needs of the Foundation and to coordinate outside help. 
The position can be either a full-time or part-time position, and either 
telecommuting or office-based. Please apply with CV or resume attached 
to jobs AT wikimedia.org with subject line "Legal Coordinator".

Application deadline: 7th of april
All candidates will be notified of the hiring decision via email by 20th 
of april at most.


Coordinate pro bono help, international legal services, legal interns, 
assistance from the project communities, and outside counsel as necessary
Answer legal requests that come in to the OTRS system and by phone
Handle day-to-day legal needs of the Foundation, such as contracts
Evaluate Foundation policies and operating procedures for compliance 
with relevant laws
Assist Executive Director with operational tasks as needed
Assist Board of Trustees with legal concerns as needed


Licensed to practice law in any U.S. state
Ability to make occasional travel to St. Petersburg, Florida and to 
other meetings as needed
Strong commitment to organizational values of the Wikimedia Foundation
Strong communication skills
Familiarity with the variety of legal issues facing the Wikimedia 
Foundation (knowledge about intellectual property law, contract law, 
libel and personality rights especially helpful)

Florence Devouard
Wikimedia Foundation chair

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