HR Business Partner (Volunteer)

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Recruiting Organization: WhoWhatWhy

HR Business Partner (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 interested in learning the ins and outs of a nonprofit organization in a challenging, rewarding environment? The nonprofit news organization WhoWhatWhy is seeking an HR Business Partner (volunteer) to help us lead our efforts and help us with some exciting HR projects.

Check out You’ll quickly see that, besides being a nonprofit news organization, we’re a credible solution to the raging debate over whether the news is "fake" or not, with agenda-free research and publishing through bracingly fresh analysis. Not left-wing, not right-wing, not consensus-seeking. We just want the truth -- whatever it is.

We are looking for 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.

Who We Are

WhoWhatWhy is a news organization and community providing the public with high-quality investigative and analytical forensic journalism on the great issues facing humankind. A nonprofit that accepts no advertising, we are 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 as we believe remote work is essential to cultivate a productive and happy culture. We also require a minimum commitment of 10-15 hours a week (Though doing more is not discouraged!). 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. All staff are required to respond to emails on a daily basis.


● Partner with department leaders and recruiters 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

● Work on a small team of HRBPs and Talent Recruiters dedicated to a specific department

● 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


● 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


● 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

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


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