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  1. + Marketing Campaign Strategy Contractor

    What We Are Looking For

    You will be working on the Google.org Impact Challenge (GIC) funded project called Arrival Advisor. Arrival Advisor is a web application for newcomers (immigrants and refugees) to Metro Vancouver that assists them with their settlement and integration in Canada. Many newcomers struggle to adapt to a new way of life and feel overwhelmed with everything they must accomplish to get their lives in order. Canada provides resources to assist newcomers with their settlement, but they often go unused due to lack of awareness. Arrival Advisor is being designed to help newcomers by acting as a settlement guidebook so that users know what to do and where to go.

    The Marketing Advisor will create a Marketing Strategy and direct the Marketing Coordinator to execute the plan for the Arrival Advisor app. This app is set to go live in March 2019.

    Responsibilities

    • Create a marketing and public relations strategy for the Arrival Advisor app launch
    • Work with the project team to manage the marketing budget.
    • Work with project team to set marketing goals and analyze metrics, in line with project goals
    • Conduct research (including primary, eg. focus groups or interviews with partner organizations and users) to identify and plan opportunities to reach the target audience, including (but not limited to) via email, social media, print, radio, etc.
    • Develop media plans and creative briefs to ensure team members have the information they need to deliver work that meets strategic guidelines and that is on deadline
    • Work with designer or Digital Projects Manager to refine visual identity to achieve marketing goals and provide input and direction towards the development of the website and other visual assets
    • Join the existing Strategic Advisory Committee, which meets quarterly and provides strategic advice to the PeaceGeeks team on their implementation of the project. The Strategic Advisory Committee is made up of heads of government agencies and organizations that provides settlement services to newcomers in Metro Vancouver.
    • Identify and oversee strategic partnerships with traditional and non-traditional media outlets
    • Address advertising needs
    • Develop digital campaigns

    Qualifications

    • Education in Marketing, Business, Communications, Public Relations or an equivalent professional qualification
    • 3-5 years of industry experience
    • Experience developing and implementing marketing strategies, concepts and practices
    • Experience managing a product launch
    • Experience working with designers, developers and project managers in executing a marketing strategy
    • Strong project management and performance measurement skills
    • A demonstrated interest and awareness in world issues
    • Aptitude for technology and the ability to connect technical concepts with customer value
    • Experience in the non-profit or immigration sector is an asset
    • Familiar with SEO/SEM and Google Analytics
    • Familiar with content marketing and social media marketing tools
    • Familiar with Salesforce/CRM software
    • Preferred professional designations from institutions such as Canadian Marketing Association and/or Certified Marketing Professionals of Canada

    What We Bring to You

    • Collaborating and networking with our stakeholders 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

    Time Commitment and Location

    Approximately 2-5 hours per week (estimate of 60-80 hours overall) for a minimum 4 months starting immediately and ending in March 2019.

    Attend one weekly meeting in the office for project updates. A majority of the work can be done remotely. PeaceGeeks has an office space in Vancouver that can be used for face-to-face meetings.

    Strategic Advisory committee meetings are held once every 3 months during normal working hours. You can attend in-person or remotely.

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  2. + Fundraising Strategy and Implementation Lead

    The Organization

    Based in Vancouver and Amman, PeaceGeeks is a nonprofit organization that builds digital tools to empower communities in the pursuit of peace. We operate on the principle of inspiring local action to solve local problems, with a vision to make peace a lived reality for everyone.

    PeaceGeeks has several projects in motion, including an app funded by the Google.org Impact Challenge that fast-tracks refugees and immigrants in Canada on a pathway to successful resettlement with a personalized directory of settlement services, as well as a capacity building program funded by Global Affairs Canada that supports artists, activists and youth in Jordan to respond to hate and violence in online spaces.

    Learn about us at: peacegeeks.org

    Position Overview

     

    PeaceGeeks is now hiring for a Fundraising Strategy and Implementation Lead to lead PeaceGeek’s Fundraising strategy, prospecting, negotiations, implementation, and outreach. The Fundraising Lead works closely with the Marketing, Communications, and Event teams to execute the fundraising strategy. This role engages the board of directors, builds sponsor connections, and manages the grants team.

    The Things You Love Doing

     

    Reporting to the Digital Projects and Fundraising Manager, the Fundraising Lead is responsible for the following:

     

    • Manage fundraising calendar (schedule of communications and events related to stewardship and solicitation) for individual, corporate and major giving
    • Manage Individual Giving stewardship and solicitation strategy
    • Create Corporate Giving strategy & pipeline
    • Create Corporate Sponsorship strategy & pipeline
    • Plan out corporate sponsorship opportunities for the year and outreach strategy
    • Donor research
    • Identify prospects and manage volunteer support (eg. volunteer introductions)
    • Meet with potential (and existing) sponsors
    • Prepare proposals, manage creation of communications material
    • Execute and track sponsorships (creating the marketing assets as promised, tracking them, and report on them)
    • Stewardship and thank yous
    • Create Foundations & Major Gifts strategy & pipeline
    • Plan outreach strategy
    • Donor research
    • Identify major gifts prospects and manage volunteer support (eg. volunteer introductions)
    • Manage creation of communications material
    • Meet with potential (and existing) major gifts donors
    • Stewardship and thank yous
    • Roll out and support board prospecting of companies and major gifts donors
    • Create key messaging and assets to engage the board
    • Provide opportunities to the board and support their efforts
    • Grants
    • Vet grants and write grant proposals
    • Manage grant team
    • Plans events as required for the Fundraising strategy
    • Report on Fundraising to the board and develop standard reporting process
    • Fundraising admin and pipeline creation within Salesforce (experience an asset)
    • Manage digital analytics and tracking conversion goals
    • Optimize for conversions
    • Make risk analyses and balancing time-cost ratios to focus effort on the fundraising activities that are most appropriate and will have the highest chance of success
     

    The Things You Bring To Us

     

    • Education in Marketing, Fundraising, Communications, or an equivalent qualification
    • A minimum of 2 years Fundraising Strategy and Outreach experience
    • Capable of representing and communicating the PeaceGeeks brand to sponsors
    • Demonstrated experience in community engagement and/ or managing stakeholder relations
    • Comfortable with and enjoy being a jack-of-all-trades
    • Strong client-facing and internal communication skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
    • A demonstrated interest and awareness of global issues
    • A love for Research, Data, and Analytics
    • Graphic design experience is an asset
    • Experience recruiting and managing volunteers is an asset
    • Experience in the technology, non-profit or immigration sector is an asset

     

    Benefits:

     

    • Leading a purposeful project 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 full-time fixed term role (approx 6 months) that is expected to start as soon as possible and end in May 31, 2019, with the possibility of extension. You must be willing and available to work as needed in evenings in order to facilitate stakeholder meetings and engagements outside of normal business hours.

    Work Location

     

    The Fundraising Lead will work from the PeaceGeeks offices at the HiVE co-working space in Vancouver in the vibrant neighborhood of Gastown (128 West Hastings Street).

    Salary Range

     

    Salary range is $50,000 - $60,000, and will be determined based on relevant experience.

     

     

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  3. + Full Stack Engineer

    In March 2017, PeaceGeeks won the Google.org Impact Challenge in Canada, allowing us to launch the Arrival Advisor project, to build an app that will help newcomers in Canada to access and create personalized roadmaps of the services they need most, in order to strengthen their settlement experience and integration success. Learn more about Arrival Advisor: https://peacegeeks.org/Arrival Advisor.

    As part of the Arrival Advisory portfolio, PeaceGeeks is developing an app called MentorMatch which will help newcomers connect with career mentors. This project has been funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada from 2018 - 2021.

     

    PeaceGeeks is now hiring for a Full Stack Engineer to work on the technical aspects of MentorMatch. You will be involved with the project right from the design phase to development and launch.

     

    Responsibilities

    The Full Stack Engineer works closely with the Lead Developer and the Project Manager and will be responsible for the following:

     

    • Working with the Arrival Advisor team in order to understand the architecture of the Arrival Advisor platform in order to plan for the integration of technical aspects of Mentor Match.
    • Working with the Lead Developer on the technical planning and execution of the Settlement 2.0 and Mentor Match projects
    • Coordinating with local and international technical partners and strategic partners on roadmap and product development matters as needed
    • Deriving / documenting requirements from all stakeholders
    • Researching existing platforms that are relevant to this project
    • Working with / developing an open source community for the portfolio projects
    • Working on pilot deployment/ prototypes with all stakeholders
    • Collaborating with other development resources (contractors, interns) that may be brought onto the project
    • Assisting with other PeaceGeeks technical needs as required

    Qualifications

    • Successful candidates should have many of the following:
    • Bachelor in Computer Science or equivalent experience
    • Minimum 2-5 years of experience as a software developer in a team environment
    • Minimum 1 year of experience in the development of a mobile application
    • Familiarity with front-end tools and frameworks
    • Experience working on agile teams
    • Strong communications experience working with developer teams
    • Ability to articulate clearly and think strategically
    • Ability to handle confidential information and maintain a high degree of ethics
    • Understanding of contemporary debates on user privacy and security

    Nice-to-Have(s)

    • Experience with Javascript, TypeScript, React (Native), CSS, Django, Python, cloud based development tools
    • Product development experience
    • Experience with service design
    • Experience with software design
    • Experience working in open source projects
    • Familiarity with front-end design

    Benefits

    • Gaining practical experience working on projects with multinational teams
    • Learning about relevant contemporary international peace and security issues, especially as they related to technology
    • Making an impactful contribution to peacebuilding work in developing, non-democratic and conflict-affected places and to social cohesion at home in Canada
    • Collaborating and networking with an amazing group of volunteers and community leaders
    • Building and interacting with a growing open source developer community
    • Working with open source tools and open data for social good projects
    • Working with other non-profit organizations and international institutions on projects that have similar or complementary objectives
    • Receiving mentorship through the PeaceGeeks Technical Advisory Committee and broader volunteer network

    Time Commitment & Start Date

    This is a full time fixed term employment position with a minimum of 40 hours per week  that is expected to start in December 2018 and end in March 2021. You must be willing and available to work as needed in evenings in order to facilitate stakeholder meetings and engagements outside of normal business hours.

    Location

    The Full Stack Engineer will work from the PeaceGeeks offices at the HiVE co-working space in Vancouver in the vibrant neighborhood of Gastown (128 West Hastings Street).

    Salary Range

    Salary range is $70,000 - $75,000, and will be determined based on relevant experience.

     
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