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Current Volunteer Openings

  1. + Treasurer – Board Director

    Who We Are Looking For

    PeaceGeeks is looking for a Treasurer to join the Board of Directors. The successful candidate will provide oversight of financial reporting activities, provide financial advisory to the entire organization, contribute to the board’s governance of PeaceGeeks as well as its own operational effectiveness and continuing development.

    This position is best suited to an individual who is willing to commit and contribute to PeaceGeeks, possesses a progressive interest in continuous improvement of non-profit governance, and is up to date with global issues and current events.

     

    What You Bring To Us

    • Governance skills and strategic thinking to a growing organization
    • Experience serving on Boards of Directors, either non-profit or corporate
    • Bachelor’s degree and/or a professional designation (CPA, CFA, etc.)
    • 5-10 years of significant experience in a Financial Reporting, Treasurer or Financial Advisory capacity
    • Analytical skills to draw insights and recommendations from financial dashboards and key performance indicators 
    • Comprehensive expertise in financial analysis and modelling
    • Ability to maintain an impartial and appropriate perspective at all times
    • Demonstrated standards of confidentiality and ethics
    • Knowledgeable about current issues and events locally and globally
    • Effective written and verbal communication capabilities

    What We Bring To You

    • The opportunity to govern a dynamic, ground-breaking organization
    • Experience establishing the emergent tech-for-peace sector in North America and the Middle East

    Time Commitment

    Attendance at quarterly board meetings, opportunity to participate and possibly chair ad-hoc committees; approximately 4-6 hours per board meeting that happens 4 times a year and an AGM.

     

     

    What’s Next

    Submit your resume and brief cover letter to https://peacegeeks.org/currentopenings

     

     

  2. + Data Management Specialist

    Who We Are

    PeaceGeeks is a nonprofit organization that builds digital tools to empower grassroot communities around the world in the pursuit of peace and human rights. We are based in Vancouver, Canada and Amman, Jordan.

    We have a number of cool and geeky technology projects in motion, funded by the Governments of Canada and British Columbia, and Google.org. These projects include the development of an app for newcomers to Canada, and a community initiative working to combat extremism online.

    Learn about us at: peacegeeks.org

    Position Overview

     

    The Data Management Specialist will be working with the Technology department to oversee PeaceGeeks G Suites and Google Apps usage, assist in email management, data entry, and perform other administrative tasks if needed. The position is best suited for an individual that is knowledgeable with G Suites and its various applications and platforms, has administrative experience, and has an interest in global issues and current events. The Data Management Specialist will report directly to the Executive Director, and work closely with the Tech Lead and Team.

    The Things You Love Doing

     

    Reporting to the Executive Director, the Data Management Specialist will be responsible for the following:

    • Manage all G Suites and Google Apps functions for PeaceGeeks to ensure efficiency

    • Create and manage PeaceGeek emails

    • Oversee and manage PeaceGeeks’ G Suites security

    • Prepare and modify documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, memos and emails  

    • Maximize the usage of apps for user friendliness

    • Establish a strong foundation for email management

    • Perform data entry on ad hoc projects

    • Organize documentations into respective categorized folders

    • Perform related administrative work as needed

    The Things You Bring To Us

     

    • Minimum 3 year of experience in data management / administration

    • Must have G Suites / Google Apps experience

    • Education in administration, technology, or related field

    • Able to maintain confidentiality at a very high level

    • A passion for technology and applications

    • An interest in peacekeeping and human rights

    • Meticulous and organized

    • Proficient communication and time management skills

    • Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced environment

    Please clearly outline your G Suites / Google Apps experience in your cover letter.

    Benefits:

     

    • Leading Google organization that will impact the entire organization and its local and global partners
    • Collaborating and networking with our diverse and amazing team of volunteers
    • Personal and professional development, with possibilities for mentorship and learning in other areas of the organization
    • Playing an instrumental role in a fast growing non-profit organization and shaping our storytelling approach
    • Gaining practical experience and insight on the impact of tech on peacebuilding

    Position Start Date + Time Commitment

     

    This is a volunteer position that is available immediately, upon selection of a qualified candidate. The Data Management Specialist is expected to commit approximately 2 hours/week, though additional hours may be needed to start organizing the system.

    Work Location

     

    The Data Management Specialist may work remotely or at the PeaceGeeks offices, if there is available room at the HiVE co-working space in Vancouver in the vibrant neighborhood of Gastown (128 West Hastings Street).

     

    From time to time, the Data Management Specialist may need to come into the office for meetings, which would be scheduled accordingly to fit everyone’s schedules.

  3. + Board Director

    Who We Are Looking For

    PeaceGeeks is looking for a Board Member. The successful candidate will contribute to the board’s governance of PeaceGeeks as well as its own operational effectiveness and continuing development.

    This position is best suited to an individual who is willing to commit and contribute to PeaceGeeks, possesses a progressive interest in continuous improvement of non-profit governance, and is up to date with global issues and current events.

    What You Bring To Us

    • Governance skills and strategic thinking to a growing organization
    • Experience serving on Boards of Directors, either non-profit or corporate
    • Experience in the sector, for example in an NGO
    • Ability to maintain an impartial and appropriate perspective at all times
    • Demonstrated standards of confidentiality and ethics
    • Knowledgeable about current issues and events locally and globally
    • Effective written and verbal communication capabilities
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    • What We Bring To You

      • The opportunity to govern a dynamic, ground-breaking organization
      • Impactful experience establishing the emergent tech-for-peace sector in North America and the Middle East
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      Time Commitment

      Attendance at quarterly board meetings, opportunity to participate and possibly chair ad-hoc committees; approximately 4-6 hours per board meeting that happens 4-5 times a year.