Senior Human Resources Business Partner - People Operations/HR
Note: The following is an opportunity for volunteer, part-time, remote opportunity.
Are you a Human Resources Business Partner 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 Editorial 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.
- Lead planning, developing, writing, and maintaining procedural documents, instructions, and guides for new or modified HR processes
- Partner with Human Resources department leaders to develop the talent strategy needed to support our tremendous growth and build a collaborative work environment
- Work cross-functionally with their department to understand current and future organizational needs
- Monitor key talent acquisition metrics and interpret data for strategic talent acquisition
- 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, development, and career trajectories within the organization
- 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.