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Current Openings

  1. + Projects Director

    Responsibilities:

    The Project Director works from The Hive office and/or home flexibly.  This position reports to the Executive Director. The successful candidate will receive training on the PeaceGeeks current products, activities, and processes. This position is a committee position contributing 5-7 hours per week.

    • 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.

    Benefits:

    • Gain practical experience working on projects with multinational teams across the world  

    • Learning about relevant international issues that we work on

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

    • Collaborate and network with an amazing group of volunteers

    • Personal and professional development

     

    To be able to successfully perform this role, the Project Director should have:

    • Minimum 8 to 10 years of experience in project management, specifically in technology projects

    • Bachelor in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, EE or IT related

    • 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

    • Ability to handle confidential information and maintain a high degree of ethics

  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