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Chief Technology Officer

*Note: the following is an opportunity for volunteer, part time, flexible work. Please DO NOT APPLY if you're only looking for paid employment.*

Are you at a point in your life where doing something challenging, meaningful and fun is more of an urgent concern for you than compensation? Are you ready to work with smart and talented individuals committed to producing great content in the public interest? Do you have extensive experience running organizations and working with technology? Join our grand experiment in creating high-quality, insightful news. 

The Position

WhoWhatWhy is looking for a volunteer Chief Technology Officer to oversee and organize our use of technology across departments and operations. You will work closely with senior managers to create technology procedures, efficient tracking systems and a coherent, holistic plan for long-term growth. If you feel you’re qualified but could use more experience, we are also looking for technology managers to assist the COO.

If you can commit a minimum of 10 or more hours a week, working remotely on your own schedule with our far-flung, diverse team, we’d like to hear from you.

Who We Are

We are a remarkable news organization and community that is making a difference, setting a new standard, and innovating on every front. A nonprofit that accepts no advertising, WhoWhatWhy is staffed largely with skilled volunteers dedicated to elevating public awareness and fostering a more vigorous democracy.  

Expectations

You will work remotely and on your own schedule, though we require a minimum commitment of 10 hours a week.  Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly through email.  All staff are required to respond to emails on a daily basis.  If you possess a high level of self-motivation, work well independently, strive for excellence, and can commit quality time per week on a regular basis to help achieve team goals, we’d like to hear from you.

To Apply

Please send us a resume and carefully reasoned, customized cover letter that shows that you have studied and thought about what we do at WhoWhatWhy. Our mission must resonate deeply with you. We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. 

Again, this is a volunteer position with the possibility of compensation as we grow. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are not willing to volunteer with us for this role.

Requirements

  • Experience working with technology to help manage and organize organizations 
  • A solid grasp of — and commitment to — our mission
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • The ability to delegate tasks and manage and motivate others
  • The patience to monitor multiple individuals, projects and processes

Responsibilities

  • Formulate and track technology objectives
  • Build and grow an technology team
  • Coordinate with department managers to create and improve internal processes
  • Brainstorm and implement effective systems and growth strategies

Benefits

  • Learn the nuts and bolts of nonprofit technology operations
  • Collaborate with smart, accomplished co-workers
  • Be part of an exciting, up-and-coming enterprise
  • Work from home on a schedule that suits you
  • Have fun
  • Make a difference
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