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HR Business Partner - Business Development (Volunteer) 

*Note: The following is an opportunity for volunteer, part-time, flexible work. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid employment. This is a work at home (remote) position. Minimum commitment of 10 hours/ week for 6 months required. 

Are you an experienced HRBP who is passionate about building partnerships and making a difference? Would you find it exciting to work with smart and talented individuals committed to producing great journalism in the public interest? Can you commit at least 10 hours a week to our mission, working remotely on your own schedule with our far-flung, diverse team? 

 

WhoWhatWhy is seeking a passionate, high energy individual who is excited about creating and implementing HR programs, structures, and processes. As a startup, we are looking for people who would bring structure and scale to the complex growth challenges of a nonprofit organization by rolling up their sleeves to get stuff done! In addition to doing groundbreaking work, this role will be pivotal in establishing a culture of openness, positive communication, and continuous learning. This HRBP will be working to build our Business Development department, which will focus on partnerships, new products, and growth. 

 

WhoWhatWhy.org is a nonpartisan, agenda-free news organization. Not left-wing, not right-wing, not consensus-seeking, we report the truth, whatever it is. We approach each story with an open mind, boundless curiosity, and a willingness to dig deep beneath the surface  —  and don’t back away in the face of pressure from powerful institutions and groupthink. 

 

We are a nonprofit. We are not funded by a zillionaire. We do not accept corporate ads. As such, we are only currently able to pay a small core team, as well as experienced professional freelancers —  and rely primarily on skilled volunteers to fill out our growing organizational infrastructure. 

 

Age does not matter. We have among us young students, vibrant retirees, and everything in between, from all walks of life.

 

Join us! 



 

Responsibilities 

  • Partner with Business Development department leaders and recruiters to develop the talent strategy needed to support our tremendous growth and build a collaborative work environment
  • Organize and run a leadership meeting with the leaders from the Business Development department 
  • Work cross-functionally with their department to understand current and future organizational needs 
  • Contribute to Talent Acquisition’s efforts in redefining the recruitment processes, employer branding, revamping job descriptions, and the candidate experience 
  • Monitor key recruitment metrics and interpret data for strategic recruiting 
  • Manage or guide a team focused on talent acquisition, data tracking, reporting, and interviewing 
  • Function as a consultant to key leaders, engage in strategic planning meetings to translate business needs into HR plans 
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention. 
  • Identify creative sourcing techniques and strategies to find, connect with, and recruit top talent 
  • Assist in skill assessment and development 
  • Implement creative employee relations programs to retain talent and maintain morale throughout their assignments 
  • Coordinate the development and execution of HR communication strategy 
  • Assist in planning, developing, writing, and maintaining procedural documents, instructions, and guides for new or modified HR processes 
  • Partner with the business to understand our current market position and work to 

continuously build on our presence and brand, with target demographics

 

Qualifications 

  • 3+ years of HR experience, including successfully managing various projects and interacting with department heads 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or related field. Master’s degree preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of recruitment processes, creative/strategic talent sourcing techniques, resume evaluation, candidate assessment, interview techniques, and matching positions to the best candidate 
  • Ability to quickly build relationships with hiring managers, colleagues, and candidates, to meet hiring objectives 
  • Strong understanding of HR-related metrics and reporting
  • Ability to grasp and project the WhoWhatWhy brand, its values, and its distinct vision in HR policies and processes 
  • Exceptional communication skills, time management, and attention to detail are key attributes in this role 

 

Perks

  • Work in an exciting, up-and-coming organization in a crucial and societally relevant field
  • Interact with people at all levels 
  • Learn the nuts and bolts of nonprofit operations 
  • Collaborate with smart, accomplished coworkers 
  • Have fun and make a difference

 

To Apply 

 

Please send us a resume and carefully reasoned, customized cover letter that outlines your experience, skillset and explains why you're a good fit for this position. Our mission must resonate deeply with you. If there is no option to attach a cover letter, please send a cover letter to hr@whowhatwhy.org.

 

* Please confirm your understanding that this is a volunteer position. We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions.


 

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