Wikimedia Diversity Equity and Inclusion Associate

  • Remote
  • Full Time
  • Greater Accra
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $Not Stated
  • Remote
  • Full Time
  • Greater Accra
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $Not Stated
State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 09/09/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 3 Years
Career Level: Mid Career
Industry: International Development

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Associate

This Diversity Equity and Inclusion Associate at Wikimedia in Ghana will report to the Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion manager and is fully remote.

Details of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Associate Role

The Wikimedia Foundation is NGO that hosts Wikipedia and our other free knowledge projects.

More than 450 staff and contractors support Wikimedia projects, communities, donors, and readers.

We are looking for someone to join our growing Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) team.

The Diversity Equity and Inclusion Associate will help us drive diversity, equity and inclusion interventions across our global organization.

The Diversity Equity and Inclusion Associate should drive Wikimedia Foundation to be a more innovative, effective and proactive non-profit employer, equipped to deliver end-to-end employee-centric solutions to our people.


Diversity Equity and Inclusion Associate  Job Description

This Diversity Equity and Inclusion Associate will work closely with key stakeholders across the organization to implement policy and process changes that maximise equity, inclusion, and justice.

They will be responsible for developing initiatives and collaborating with the DEI team to drive accountability internally.

Additionally, they will be responsible for delivering training programmes that promote an inclusive culture and drive cultural change.

Below is a summary of key areas the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Associate will focus on:

Employee Resource Groups

Build effective partnerships with the Employee Resource Groups, ensuring impactful activity, supporting them in

their annual plans ensuring alignment to the Global DEI strategy.

Support and collaborate with employee-led cultural groups and communities.

Be responsible for managing and supporting ERG leadership with stipends and budgets.

Keep the ERG Framework up to date and make improvements/updates collaboratively.

Planning & Communications

Support organisation-wide diversity initiatives, such as coordination of diversity celebration events as well as

internal communications and engagement.

Be responsible for creating and distributing the monthly diversity bulletin that pulls together key information on

DEI activities and initiatives.

Research & Awareness Raising

Keep up to date with the latest developments and market best practice in Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Raise awareness about diversity and inclusion activities happening across the organization by publicizing events,

ensuring the Global DEI team incorporates feedback provided by stakeholders, and providing updates to partners

across the organization

Data & Metrics

Analyse and report on key diversity metrics to track progress against the DEI targets and commitments.


Support the DEI team in new initiatives as they are created and work collaboratively with the VP of Global DEI to

support team-building activities that enable effective working (e.g. team events; team learning activities etc.) for effective working.

Requirements of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Associate

Support organisation-wide diversity initiatives, such as coordination of diversity celebration events as well as

internal communications and engagement.

Be responsible for creating and distributing the monthly diversity bulletin that pulls together key information on DEI activities and initiatives.

Research & Awareness Raising

At least two years of experience supporting DEI projects and initiatives (either full time or part-time).

Ability to build collaborative relationships with others inside and outside the Global DEI Team.

Work proactively, and independently, flagging opportunities and risks.

Genuine passion, commitment, and knowledge of the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Understanding of anti-racist, feminist, and/or disability justice movements

A good grasp of Excel or another data analysis tool

Ability to work collaboratively through a globally distributed organisation

Cultural awareness regarding diversity, equity and inclusion with non-US markets

Bachelor’s Degree (4 Year Degree) + 1-2 years of experience or Equivalent Experience/Training

(example: community organizing or steady volunteerism)

Would be great but not necessary

Speak a second language

Have a basic knowledge of Wikimedia projects

Have a basic experience working with open source communities

Are collaborative and enjoy environments that aren’t hierarchal


The Wikimedia Foundation is…


the nonprofit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects.

Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.

We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge and that everyone

should be able to access that knowledge, free of interference.

We host the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia

content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible and advocate for policies

that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive.

The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations.

We receive financial support from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15.

We also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. The Wikimedia Foundation is the United States

501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Wikimedia Foundation values having a diverse workforce and continuously

strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds

to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon their race, traits historically associated with race,

religion, colour, national origin, sex, pregnancy or related medical conditions, parental status, sexual orientation,

gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability,

genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics.

If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or accommodation to complete any step of the application

process due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected] or (415) 839-6885.

U.S. Benefits & Perks*

Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their eligible families (yes, fully paid premiums!)

The Wellness Program provides reimbursement for mind, body and soul activities such as fitness memberships, babysitting, continuing education and much more

The 401(k) retirement plan offers matched contributions at 4% of the annual salary

Flexible and generous time off – vacation, sick and volunteer days, plus 22 paid holidays – including the last week of

the year.

Family-friendly! 100% paid new parent leave for seven weeks plus an additional five weeks for pregnancy, flexible

options to phase back in after leave the fully equipped lactation room.

For those emergency moments – long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program

Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation and parking expenses

Telecommuting and flexible work schedules are available

Appropriate fuel for thinking and coding (aka, a pantry full of treats) and monthly massages to help staff relax

Paid travel to Wikimedia Foundation events all around the world!

Equipment including a laptop, monitor, plus a one-time stipend to cover any additional needs to make sure you have the best work experience

Great colleagues – diverse staff and contractors speaking dozens of languages from around the world, fantastic

intellectual discourse, mission-driven and intensely passionate people


Please note that for remote roles located outside of the U.S., we defer to our PEO to ensure alignment with local labour laws.

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