Talent Acquisition Manager - News and Journalism
This is a volunteer, part time, remote opportunity.
WhoWhatWhy. 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.
The Talent Acquisition Manager is a key member of our team, responsible for identifying, recruiting, and nurturing a dedicated group of volunteers who share our passion for WhoWhatWhy. This role plays a crucial part in supporting our organization's goals and ensuring the effective implementation of our programs and initiatives.
- Audit, develop, and execute a comprehensive volunteer recruitment strategy.
- Identify potential sources of volunteers, such as local community groups, schools, online platforms, and partner organizations.
- Build and oversee the Talent Acquisition team.
- Collaborate with marketing and communications teams to create compelling recruitment materials and campaigns.
- Find and/or attend community events, job fairs, and networking opportunities to promote volunteer opportunities.
- Collaborate with Talent Management to match volunteers with roles that align with their skills, interests, and availability.
- Ensure that all volunteers complete required training and orientation.
- Create a positive and supportive volunteer culture within the organization.
- Develop recognition and appreciation programs to acknowledge volunteer contributions.
- Regularly communicate with volunteers to provide updates, gather feedback, and address concerns.
- Generate reports and analyze data to assess volunteer program effectiveness.
- Use data-driven insights to make improvements and adjustments to the recruitment strategy.
- Familiar with HR processes and best practices
- Knowledge of recruitment processes, creative/strategic talent sourcing techniques
- Ability to quickly build relationships with hiring managers, colleagues, and candidates, to meet hiring objectives
- Strong understanding of HR-related metrics and reporting
- Exceptional communication skills, time management, and attention to detail are key attributes in this role
- 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
You can work remotely and on your own schedule. We ask for a minimum commitment of 10-15 hours a week. Because our staff is spread throughout the world, we communicate mostly through Slack and email, and team members are requested to be highly responsive in a timely manner. We primarily work in the Eastern Time Zone but anyone, anywhere is welcome.