Senior Human Resources Business Partner (Temp to Hire)

Wikimedia - San Francisco, CA or Remote

A global movement whose mission is to bring free educational content to the world

Job Description


The WMF vision is to “imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.” The Human Resources Business Partner (“HRBP”) will collaborate across teams to develop, implement and align business performance to drive continuous growth and knowledge sharing across the Foundation in support of the both the medium term plan and strategic direction, pushing boundaries of excellence. 

The HRBP is an accomplished connector focused on global talent management and organizational development, who collaborates, problem solves, and gets results, celebrating wins while learning from mistakes. The position requires a level of strategic vision, deep experience in the intersection of change management and international human resource development, serving as a consultant to management on human resource-related issues. 

This position will report to the Chief of Talent and Culture (“T&C”) and work in partnership with staff of T&C to ensure support, alignment and connection to Foundation’s T&C services and programs, as well as acting as an ambassador for the Foundation’s values and culture.

Note this is a temporary role.  The estimated duration is at min 6 mos (w/possibility to extend or convert). 

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

The Wikimedia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.

U.S. Benefits & Perks*

*Eligible international workers' benefits are specific to their location and dependent on their employer of record

More information

Wikimedia 2030
Wikimedia Medium Term Plan
Diversity and inclusion information for Wikimedia workers, by the numbers
Wikimania 2019
Annual Report - 2017 

This is Wikimedia Foundation 
Facts Matter
Our Projects
Fundraising Report

About Wikimedia

The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that supports and hosts Wikipedia and several other Wikimedia free knowledge sites. Every month, the Wikimedia sites are accessed by more than a billion unique devices. Wikipedia consists of more than 40 million articles across hundreds of languages. Every month, more than 70,000 volunteer editors contribute to Wikipedia. Based in San Francisco, California, the Wikimedia Foundation is an audited, 501(c)(3) non-profit that is funded primarily through donations and grants. It currently employs over 240 staff members.