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Project Manager (Volunteer)

Dallas, Texas, US
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Conservation science
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  • Note: The following is an opportunity for flexible, part-time, volunteer work. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid employment. All positions are remote/ work-from-home.

Are you an experienced Project Manager who is passionate about 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 (a minimum of) 10 hours a week to our mission, working remotely on your own schedule with our far-flung, diverse team?

We are seeking a passionate, high energy individual who is excited about creating and implementing operational processes & structures that help the organization to run efficiently and effectively. As a startup, we are looking for people who would bring structure and scale to complex growth challenges of a non-profit organization and at the same time willing to roll up their sleeves to get stuff done!

This is an opportunity for you to be part of an organization where you can influence the thinking around our people processes and systems, which results in a direct impact on our employee experience and growth of 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.

Join us!

  • Manage large-scale projects from conception to completion
  • Develop and implement project management templates, processes, and best practices using project management methodologies
  • Analyze all aspects of projects, identify stakeholders, and delegate tasks to team members
  • Actively track and report on the status of all projects
  • Ensure all documentation of project processes is being prepared and filed accordingly by
  • the project team
  • Assist in the recruitment and selection of prospective team members
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to identify more efficient workflows

  • Have 4-5 years experience in setting up and running departments
  • Ability to take the lead, identify project tasks, set priorities, assign and monitor work
  • Self-starter with the ability to problem solve proactively
  • Experience with managing multiple projects simultaneously and to work autonomously
  • Experience in the media industry/ startup/ nonprofits preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in tracking and managing multiple projects
  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent
  • MBA or related advance degree (preferred)
  • PMP or project management certification required
  • Be highly organized, motivated, curious, and able to juggle - and prioritize - multiple projects simultaneously
  • Have a solid grasp of - and commitment to - our mission
  • Demonstrate a collaborative spirit and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

  • 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


You will be expected to attend your department's recurring meetings. Beyond this, you will work on your own schedule. We ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months for at least 10 hours a week. Because our team is spread throughout the world, we rely on a combination of Slack, email, and conference calls, and expect everyone to be responsive in a timely manner.

To Apply

We will not review applications that appear to be mass submissions. To apply, send your resume and a customized cover letter, making clear you are familiar with our mission and work. You should confirm your understanding that this is a volunteer position. If there is no option to attach a cover letter, please send a cover letter to

Please note that response emails from us sometimes end up in spam folders; don't forget to check them. Thank you!

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