The project coordinators are responsible for maintaining the procedural and administrative aspects of the project. They are the designated points of contact for procedural issues and are responsible for ensuring that the project as a whole is properly informed of them.
To provide some examples of coordinator duties: the coordinators manage the proposal and creation of new task forces; ensure that project announcement and task lists are kept up-to-date; initiate drafting of guidelines needed by the project; organize the category system; oversee the recruitment of new members, including the use of project notices and other advertising methods; create and maintain collaborative projects if any; maintain the project page and the various guidelines in it in a clean and easy-to-use state; monitor technical policies and ensure that project templates satisfy them; and assist in organizing and promoting any Backlog Elimination Drives.
They are also expected to generally assist project members with any questions or concerns.
The coordinator positions do not entail any executive power.
Lead Coordinator (one open position): will have overall responsibility for procedural and administrative matters within the project.
Assistant Coordinator (three open positions): will assist the Lead Coordinator by focusing on specific areas within the project that require special attention. These areas will be selected based on need and interest among the coordinators.
The election process will run for two weeks, from December 16, 00:01 UTC, until December 31, 23:59 UTC.
Any member of the project may nominate themselves for either position by creating a new section under Nominations below and copying the sample form below. Nominees only interested in one position should indicate this when adding their names. Candidates need not make extensive statements if they do not wish to do so.
The elections will be conducted using simple approval voting. Any member of the project may support a nominee for either position. If the nominee is running for both positions and you wish to support them for only one, please make a note to that effect as part of your vote.
Both project members and interested outside parties are encouraged to ask questions of the nominees or to make general comments.
One of truisms in the business world is that in order to get a raise or promotion, you should do work beyond your official or expected duties. Based on that standard, Jonesey95 is clearly a perfect fit for lead coordinator. In the past five months, he has done a fantastic job picking up the slack all over the place and keeping things organized and moving as real life obligations have kept me away from editing and coordinating the guild as much as I'd want. A true work horse who is clearly dedicated to both Wikipedia and the GOCE, Jonesey95 should slip into the task of lead coordinator with little difficulty, since he's essentially there already. Please join me in supporting him. —Torchiesttalkedits 11:00, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
Baffle gab1978 has been an active contributor to the GOCE for a couple of years now, and has been a calm and diligent coordinator throughout the current term. He has specialised in keeping track of the requests, chasing up those that seemed to be falling into limbo, consulting where there was doubt about the suitability of a request, and fulfilling a massive number of requests himself. We're lucky to have him here. Please elect him for another term. --Stfg (talk) 12:59, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
Since there seems to be a need for another assistant coordinator, I'm happy to serve if desired. I believe that the GOCE plays an important part in maintaining the quality of Wikipedia articles, and am more than willing to do my bit. After a six-month stint as assistant coordinator a year ago (or six months, depending on how you count—the first half of 2013) I'm familiar with the job. All the best, Miniapolis 03:36, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
Proposal to appoint Torchiest as a Coordinator Emeritus
Torchiest has been the lead coordinator for the whole of 2013. Before that, he was a very active and innovative assistant coordinator in the second half of 2012 (the Blitzes and the Copy Edit of the Month events were both created by him). He also served as an assistant coordinator in the Guild's first half-year (2011 H1). I propose that Torchiest be appointed Coordinator Emeritus for as long as he wishes to continue in the role. The appointment would be in addition to the coordinators selected in this election. Please Support, Oppose or Comment below. --Stfg (talk) 21:44, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
Support. It has been important for us to hang on to our former coordinators and grant them formal recognition. They continue to do great work for the GOCE, but when you are emeritus, you have the advantage of taking a break and not worrying about it. I hope that Torchiest will accept this nomination and the Emeritus title. – Jonesey95 (talk) 23:06, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
Support; I think Torchiest has done a mighty fine job as lead coordinator and I'll be happy to see him continue playing a role in the project. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 07:52, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
Support, per Jonesey and Baffle. Especially in a project like this one, it's important to maintain continuity. Torchiest, you've done a great job—thanks! Miniapolis 03:36, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
Support as nominator. --Stfg (talk) 09:48, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
I Support this nomination. Thank you for your many helpful contributions, -- Diannaa (talk) 00:50, 16 December 2013 (UTC)