[Osmf-talk] OSMF Admin Position

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Sun Apr 24 20:04:38 UTC 2016


I suspect there is a "slight" mismatch between job description (or
better: wishful thinking) and available funds. In the last budget in
which iirc the position was budgeted for 3/4 of a year, the line item
for the position was £4'500, so lets assume £6'000 for the full year
now. If I understood Mikel correctly, whoever is contracted for the
position will have to pay social security, office infrastructure etc.
out of that, so either we are not going to get a lot of hours or not the
all singing and dancing communicator (and fund raiser and PA and .... ).

Simon

Am 23.04.2016 um 12:09 schrieb Oleksiy Muzalyev:
> Greetings, OpenStreetMap Foundation,
>
> I would suggest to define the position as the Administrative Assistant
> & Non Profit Fundraising Specialist.
>
> I participated recently at a meeting of a large non profit
> organization. I understood that fund-raising involves a lot of skills,
> professional knowledge, and administrate work of its paid staff. There
> are numerous channels, some of them could be automated, some require a
> lot of manual work.
>
> There are training courses, webinars, conferences, etc. in this domain
> [1].
>
> [1] http://www.afpnet.org/ Association of Fundraising Professionals - AFP
>
> Best regards,
> Oleksiy
>
>
> On 22/04/16 22:00, Mikel Maron wrote:
>> Yes, the broader topics of transparency are important but off topic
>> here. 
>>
>> The admin assistant will improve frequency and depth of
>> communications, and that will result in more transparency, though
>> definitely not address everything you have brought up. Let's pick
>> that up on another thread. 
>>
>> At the moment, the point of this thread is to share where we are with
>> the admin assistant, and get any guidance from members as we look ahead.
>>
>> -Mikel
>>  
>> * Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
>>
>>
>> On Friday, April 22, 2016 3:27 PM, Christoph Hormann
>> <chris_hormann at gmx.de> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>     On Friday 22 April 2016, Mikel Maron wrote:
>>
>>     > We are hopeful
>>     > this position will be a big help with organizing the day to day for
>>     > OSMF, result in more transparency to members, [...]
>>
>>
>>     Actually that is not going to work, unless of course you intend
>>     to hire
>>     someone with the purpose of routinely communicating internas via
>>     side
>>     channels - which you probably don't.
>>
>>     Transparency is a matter of organizational culture and as such
>>     has to
>>     come from the top.  Expecting an administrative assistent to take
>>     initiative w.r.t. transparency is not plausible.
>>
>>     On a general note from my point of view the time since the last
>>     board
>>     elections (which has been more than four month so the initial grace
>>     period is surely over) has not been very progressive regarding
>>     transparency.  For example:
>>
>>     - none of the board meetings since then have been public.
>>     - compared to last year board meeting protocols have been slow to
>>     appear
>>     recently.
>>     - the membership statistics have not been updated since December.
>>     - the matter of recording individual board member votes has not been
>>     revisited since 2015-06-15.
>>     - as far as i can see there has been next to no public
>>     communications on
>>     ongoing processes and discussions within the board, like the
>>     corporate
>>     membership program.
>>
>>     I am sorry if this appears somewhat off-topic here - i don't mean to
>>     bury other discussion on the matter of an administrative
>>     assistent with
>>     it but with this in mind i think selling the idea of an assistent
>>     position to the membership as a measure towards transparency is not
>>     credible.
>>
>>     -- 
>>     Christoph Hormann
>>     http://www.imagico.de/
>>
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