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  1. + Projects Committee Member

     

    The Organization:

    PeaceGeeks is a global non-profit, volunteer organization that uses technology to build the technological, communications and management capacities of grassroots organizations who work to promote peace, accountability and human rights. We develop partnerships with these organizations to provide meaningful support designed to increase their skills, effectiveness and impact. We see a world where everyone can leverage technology to make peace and human rights a lived reality.

    Position Overview:

    The Projects Committee Chair will join  PeaceGeeks’ to develop project strategies to help advance future priorities in the organization. The Projects Committee Chair will be working with Project Managers and Technical teams throughout this process. This position is bested suited for a mature individual that is able to think strategically and resolve problems in an efficient manner.

    Responsibilities:

    The Project Committee Chair performs some or all of the following:

    ·         Working with the Projects and Technical Teams to develop project strategies for advancing the strategic priorities of the organizations.

    ·         Refining projects structures and policies for the effective management of current and future projects.

    ·         Corresponding with Project Managers to identify and resolve key strategic and operational matters that are impacting on project success

    ·         Providing support to Project Manager towards advancing project and program objectives.

     

     

     

    ·         10 years of experience in project management, specifically in technology projects

    ·         Bachelor in Computer Science, EE or IT related, Masters degree preferred

    ·         Knowledge of CRA regulations, BC Society act

    ·         Knowledge of leadership and management as they relate to non-profit / volunteer organizations

    ·         Articulate, able to think strategically

    ·         Proficient use of skype, Google+ and other telecommuting tools

    Benefits:

    ·         An opportunity to learn about relevant international issues that PeaceGeeks work on

    ·         Partner with multinational teams across the world

    ·         Strengthen personal and professional development

    ·         Collaborate and network with an amazing group of volunteers and board members
     

    Time Commitment:

    5-7 hours per week.

    Location:

    The Project’s Committee Member can work flexibly at home or use the Hive office.

  2. + Deputy Chair of Community Committee

    PeaceGeeks is seeking a volunteer to fill the role of Deputy Chair, reporting to the Chair of the Community Committee.  The Deputy Chair will work closely to support and coordinate all activities of the Committee Chair relating to the design, development and implementation of an internal engagement program with an initial focus on volunteers and staff.

    The Community Committee mandate is to create a dynamic, vibrant and inclusive culture and experience for volunteers, staff and stakeholders that reflect the ideals and aspirations of the organization. The Community Committee also works closely with other internal committees such as marketing and fundraising to coordinate activities and to ensure alignment with organizational objectives.

    The Deputy Chair will assist the Chair and work closely with the Recruitment Team Lead and will provide guidance and input to update and refine onboarding materials, standardize HR processes, volunteer tracking and to implement new programs.

    This role is suited to an individual that is able to commit to the organization for an extended period of time. The ideal candidate will have a passion working with diverse groups of people and shares the objectives of helping to create an inclusive, dynamic and welcoming environment for volunteers and staff.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Work alongside the Chair to implement a robust and inclusive internal engagement strategy including event planning, creation and review of supporting materials, volunteer metrics and recruitment and retention strategies
    • Assist in the development of committee updates and data management
    • Experience using Salesforce or similar CRM is considered an asset
    • Assist in the planning and execution of volunteer events and programs
    • Assist and support the development of messaging and information to volunteers and tracking of current pool of volunteers
    • Work with other key committee volunteers to ensure programs are coordinated and relevant to other PeaceGeeks activities.
    • Ensure the Community Committee achieves its goals and assist in the collection and quantification of data and metrics
    • Must be available to attend face-to-face meetings at PeaceGeeks office from time to time
    • Background in business administration, communications, human resources, stakeholder engagement or related fields is a strong asset, with at least 3 years’ experience working in a corporate or non-profit environment
    • Proven ability to manage multiple project deliverables and work within a fluid work environment is a must
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to produce email and written communications are essential
    • Must be comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment and can work easily with little direction
    • Strong Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ability to learn other systems
  3. + Corporate Secretary

    The Organization:

    PeaceGeeks is a global non-profit, volunteer organization that uses technology to build the technological, communications and management capacities of grassroots organizations who work to promote peace, accountability and human rights. We develop partnerships with these organizations to provide meaningful support designed to increase their skills, effectiveness and impact. We see a world where everyone can leverage technology to make peace and human rights a lived reality.

    Position Overview:

    The Corporate Secretary provides administrative support and resources to the PeaceGeeks’ Board of Directors to ensure the smooth operations of all Board meetings, while verifying that all activities are in accordance with the law. The successful candidate is meticulous and maintains the highest standard of professionalism and impartiality in all aspects of decision-making. The position would be best suited to an individual who possesses a progressive interest in peace and human rights complemented with technology. The Corporate Secretary will report to the Board of Directors’ Chairperson.    

    Responsibilities:

    Coordinate and attend Board meetings that takes place 4-6 times per year

    Management of Board meeting logistics, includes creating and distributing predefined agendas, booking meeting room, taking meeting minutes, and facilitate board communications  

    Send out reminders about committee meetings

    Accountable for corporate compliance with certain laws and policies

    Assist in monitoring and ensuring the governance structure is properly represented for PeaceGeeks

    Upkeep of corporate documents and classified records 

    Liaise with different departments to distribute information with respect to future needs and demands with that respective department

    Qualifications:

    Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Law, International Development, Political Science or in a related field

    2+ years of experience in providing administrative support to senior-level team, compliance and policy regulations

    Non-profit management experience is preferred

    Knowledge of legal or paralegal affairs is an asset

    A quick learner with a strong sense of intuition

    Innate ability to communicate with a multitude of different stakeholders

    Maintain an impartial and appropriate perspective at all times

    Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office, Skype, Google Drive

    Advanced presentation, documentation, written and verbal communication skills

    Knowledgeable of current issues and events locally and globally 

    High standards of confidentiality and ethics 

    Benefits:

    Make an impactful contribution to peace-building work in developing, non-democratic and conflict-affected places  

    Collaborate and networking with an executive-level group of dedicated volunteers and board members

    Increase knowledge about relevant international issues and projects that PeaceGeeks work on

    Partner with multinational teams across the world

    Strengthen personal and professional development

    Time Commitment:

    5 to 10 hours per month

     

  4. + Finance Team Lead

    Position Overview:

    The Finance Team Lead will work with the Accountant and report to the Treasurer to ensure financial statements are prepared in a timely manner in accordance with GAAP. The Finance Team Lead will also work with Accounting Assistant to maintain the smooth operations of the organization’s finances.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Compiling information needed to prepare financial statements
    • Assessing quarterly financial statements using deferral method under Canadian GAAP
    • Reviewing and preparing charity tax return and not-for-profit tax return (annually)
    • Advising on various accounting and tax matters
    • Review information, supporting documentation for the preparation of financial statements.
    • To coordinate and maintain the smooth operations of the organization’s finances.
    • To assist in preparation of budget and upload budgets into Quickbooks
    • Prepare quarterly cash flow projection
    • Commit to 15-20 hours per fiscal quarter

     

    • Canadian accounting designation, or a Bachelor’s degree or diploma in accounting or finance
    • 3+ years of related work experience
    • Familiarity with Not-for-Profit accounting standards
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct accounting or tax research as necessary
    • Sound knowledge of CRA requirements to maintain charitable status
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Quickbooks
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Experience in not-for-profit management is a strong asset
    • Ability to work effectively on a team and leading a team
    • Ability to handle confidential information and maintain a high degree of ethics

    Benefits:

    • Gaining practical experience working on projects with multinational teams across the world  
    • Learning about relevant international issues that we work on
    • Making an impactful contribution to peace building work in developing, non-democratic and conflict-affected places  
    • Collaborating and networking with an amazing group of volunteers
    • Personal and professional development

     

  5. + General Governance Committee Board Members

    Position Overview:

    The Governance Committee Board Member will join our team as a board member who would lead the governance of the board. A successful candidate would contribute to the board’s effectiveness and continuing development with ongoing reviews and recommendations to enhance the quality and future viability of the board of directors. The position would be best suited to an individual who possesses a progressive interest in boards, while keeping up-to-date with global issues and current events, preferably pertinent to peacebuilding. The Governance Committee Board Member will report to the Executive Board of Directors.

    Responsibilities:

    ·         Attends board meetings that take place approximately 5 to 6 times a year

    ·         Leads in assessing current and anticipated needs related to board composition

    ·         Identifies potential board members and candidates through personal connections and other board members’ networks

    ·         Periodic assessment of the board’s performance and proposes changes as appropriate

    ·         Regularly reviews board members participation and continuing interest

    ·         Oversees the board to assist current and future board members

    Qualifications:

    ·         Minimum 3 to 4 years of experience on boards, including but not limited to non-profit organizations

    ·         Experience in governance policy review, succession planning, orientation and development, or board member evaluation and performance assessment

    ·         Seasoned, disciplined, and proven credibility

    ·         Highly organized with a professional demeanour

    ·         Maintains an impartial and appropriate perspective at all times

    ·         Demonstrated standards of confidentiality and ethics

    ·         Natural ability to listen to and understand a multitude of board members and stakeholders

    ·         Effective communication skills, both verbally and written

    ·         Proficient skills in Microsoft Office,  Skype, and Google Drive

    ·         Knowledgeable of current issues and events locally and globally

     

    Benefits:

    ·         Increase knowledge about relevant international issues and projects that PeaceGeeks work on

    ·         Making an impactful contribution to peace building work in developing, non-democratic and conflict-affected places  

    ·         Collaborate and network with an executive-level group of dedicated volunteers and board members

    ·         Partner with multinational teams across the world

    ·         Strengthen personal and professional development

     

    Position Start Date

    Upon selection of a qualified candidate

    Time Commitment

    Approximately 6 to 10 hours per Board Meeting

    Work Location
    • Volunteer may work from home or online
    • Peace Geeks office at the HiVE is available for use. #210-128 W Hastings St, Vancouver, V5L 4J8

    How to Apply:      

    Please submit your resume and cover letter to http://peacegeeks.org/volunteer.