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Operations Manager – Internal Communications & Change Management (Volunteer)

WhoWhatWhy

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted June 17, 2021.

  • Note: Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid employment. The following is an opportunity for flexible, part-time, volunteer work.* This is a remote-from-home position.

Who We Are

Before you decide to apply, make sure the WhoWhatWhy mission resonates with you. You?ll quickly see that we?re a credible response to the raging debate over whether the news is ?fake? or not, publishing agenda-free research and bracingly fresh analysis. At WhoWhatWhy, we approach each story with an open mind, boundless curiosity, and a willingness to dig deep and ask hard questions. We believe that this is the essence of true journalism.

Because we?re straight to the point, we make clear that, as a nonprofit with a very limited budget that accepts no advertising, we are staffed principally by volunteers ? skilled volunteers.

Responsibilities

  • Create and implement communication plans for internal projects
  • Develop and distribute organization-wide communication and announcements
  • Point of contact to review all internal communications to ensure consistency of messaging and alignment with defined institutional objectives (i.e. notifications, changes to processes, events and candidate communications from HR
  • Partner with Slack administrator for effective communication of information
  • Partner with IT to understand any new technologies or technology topics that require communication
  • Align with the Intranet team to ensure new information is accessible and communicated to the WhoWhatWhy organization as appropriate
  • Partner with Human Resources for communication of policy and procedural information
  • Partner with external communications to ensure consistency in messaging
  • Standardize forms to be used by the wider WhoWhatWhy organization
  • Lead organization-wide change management activities for new technology, processes, culture and organization design changes
  • Suggest new processes and policies for sustainability of the organization
  • Identify communication channels to promote best practices within the organization
  • Evaluate the risk of change and provide actionable guidelines to reduce the impact on team members
  • Manage and oversee operations of technical writers involved in process & procedure documentation
  • Review technical manuals and material for completeness and accuracy as well as end-user understanding
  • Identify and communicate latest technology and techniques used in internal communication
  • Create training plans and materials
  • Deliver training in a remote environment
  • Partner with Public Relations and Marketing to identify ways to promote ?Positive Commentary? on WhoWhatWhy internally

Qualifications

  • Superior oral and written communication skills with an innate attention to detail
  • 5+ years experience building robust communications programs and communicating organization-wide changes
  • Ability to articulate a clear point of view on complicated issues in clear, concise communications to both senior management and team members
  • Ability to be flexible and versatile in a breaking news environment and meet project deadlines
  • Experience with managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • 3+ years experience creating training material and leading training sessions
  • Have a solid grasp of ? and commitment to ? our mission and vision
  • Experience in the media industry/startup/nonprofits industry preferred

Perks

  • Channel your passion in a stimulating environment
  • Learn the nuts and bolts of nonprofit operations in an up-and-coming organization
  • Develop new skills and gain valuable experience that can enhance your professional trajectory
  • Do amazing work on a flexible, part-time basis
  • Have fun while you make a difference

Expectations

You will work remotely and on your own schedule, and we ask for 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.

If you possess a high level of self-motivation, work well independently but also have strong collaboration skills and enjoy the opportunity to partner with like-minded individuals, 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

We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. To apply, send your resume and a customized cover letter explaining why you’re a good fit for this position. If there is no option to attach a cover letter, please send a cover letter to hr@whowhatwhy.org. You should confirm your understanding that this is, initially, a volunteer position. Thanks!

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