The project coordinators will be generally responsible for maintaining the procedural and administrative aspects of the project. They will be the designated points-of-contact for procedural issues and will be responsible for ensuring that the project as a whole is properly informed of them.
To provide some examples of coordinator duties: the coordinators will 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 will 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 make general comments.
Support as assistant: Incredible mileage; very high standard of c/e (7/10 definitely too low); promise of teamwork to come when he messaged several of us about User:Ucucha/duplinks when it appeared. --Stfg (talk) 21:16, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
Support for Assistant coordinator this term. --Dianna (talk) 15:47, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
Support Why not? --Katarighe (talk) 13:57, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
Support He helped me when no one did. And he was busy as well at that time. Cheers. Jivesh1205 (Talk) 14:16, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
Support, for plenty of reasons. Plenty of clue, willing to go the extra mile to help others (including newer mems, see above), and an all around great editor. Proud to know him, and I think he'll do great. Great u-page too ;) NoleloverTalk·Contribs 16:00, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
Hello everyone, I'm The Utahraptor. I joined the Guild in April of 2010, and since then, I have participated in every Backlog elimination drive. I became a coordinator in last year's election (December 2010), but I had to back out in about March due to personal issues. These personal issues have virtually all cleared up, and now I expect to have more free time on my hands. I was elected coordinator in the June 2011 election, and I feel I did a fair job as assistant coordinator. I haven't exactly been heavily active on Wikipedia lately, but it's mostly due to the holiday season. After the holiday season is over, I should be free and my activity level should increase, so I feel I can assist the Guild again as an assistant or as the lead coordinator.
The reason for me wanting to be the lead coordinator is that, although the Guild is prospering and running smoothly, there are a couple issues that must be addressed. For example, there's a slight delay in the sending out of project newsletters, the mentorship program hasn't taken full wing yet, and participation in our Backlog elimination drives has decreased. If elected lead coordinator, I will address these concerns to my best ability, and by the end of my term, the mentorship program will be operational, there will be no delay in newsletter sending, etc. If you have any questions for me, please leave them below. Regards, The UtahraptorTalk/Contribs 14:28, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
Support --Slon02 (talk) 17:34, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
Support as lead (or assistant failing that): knows the ropes, diplomatic and helpful. --Stfg (talk) 21:18, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
Support for Lead or assistant coordinator. Utah has some good ideas to grow the Guild and move it forward, and the time to implement them. A good candidate. --Dianna (talk) 15:47, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
Hi, I am Dianna, and I have been active in the Guild since early 2010. I no longer have time for the lead coordinators spot, and feel that better leadership is required right now to help steer us in new directions and attract new members. I have a lot of experience managing the pages for the copy edit drives, preparing newsletters, and other routine tasks, and would like to continue helping out in that capacity. Thanks for your consideration.
Hello, I'm Stfg. I started taking part in the Guild for the March 2011 drive and have kept going since then. I enjoy writing and copy editing but am still quite a novice regarding Wikipedia processes. I've recently been keeping the Requests pages tidy and up to date. I'm willing to carry on doing that and to take on other tasks.
Hi, I'm Dank (Dan). I've been pretty busy for over four years on Wikipedia; wander around my userspace if you like. Although I haven't participated in any of this year's copyediting drives, I have copyedited a lot of Featured Article Candidates and handled some of the Guild FA requests. If you'd like to know more about FAC, check out my weekly FAC updates at the military history coordinators' talk page, or browse the FAC talk page. I'm working on a "FAC Quiz", which I hope will help make copyediting for all the review processes (from peer review to FAC) not so scary. - Dank (push to talk) 22:27, 16 December 2011 (UTC)