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HR Manager

*Note: Note: the following is a volunteer, unpaid, part time position requiring consistent hours and a long term commitment. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid work.*

Do you succeed in managing people, processes and structures to help organizations run smoothly? The nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy is looking for a volunteer HR Manager.

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.  


You will work remotely and on your own schedule, though we require a minimum commitment of 5-8 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.

To Apply

Please send us a resume and carefully reasoned, customized cover letter that outlines your experience and skillset, and shows that you have studied what we do at WhoWhatWhy. Our mission must resonate deeply with you. We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. You must confirm your understanding and acceptance that this is a volunteer position.


  • Ensure HR department is administered inside and outside the organization
  • Collaborate with various project managers, department heads and senior management to implement HR initiatives.
  • Lead the in-house development of the HR department.


  • 2+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Experience in overseeing HR functions for a company or non-profit.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast- paced environment
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally
  • Ability to work in fully remote environment
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