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  1. + Executive Director

    About PeaceGeeks

    PeaceGeeks is a non-profit organization that builds digital tools to empower communities in the pursuit of peace. We focus on inspiring local action to address local challenges in the myriad of communities in which we work. Winner of the 2017 Google.org Impact Challenge, PeaceGeeks has seven years of experience in the peace-tech space, working with both small community organizations and large partners like the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Government of Canada, to develop scalable platforms for building stronger communities in Canada and abroad. We are an agile organization with a strong culture.

    We have a number of projects in motion, funded by the Government of Canada and Google.org Canada. These projects include a community initiative in Jordan working to combat polarization online and the development of an app for newcomers to Canada called Arrival Advisor.

    We are based in Vancouver, Canada, and Amman, Jordan. Our Vancouver office is based at the HiVE coworking space (210-128 West Hastings St., Vancouver).

    PeaceGeeks is an equal opportunity employer; we are committed to diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from all qualified candidates.

    More info at peacegeeks.org.

    Position Description

    We are seeking a visionary leader for the role of Executive Director to continue PeaceGeeks’ success during this pivotal moment of exponential growth for our organization.

    Reporting to the Board of Directors, you will lead and grow our organization to deliver its primary outcomes in the not-for-profit peace-tech space.

    Your leadership and experience will sustainably develop our culture and our teams to deliver outstanding results in our projects.

    The role requires someone with domain expertise and passion for creating strategies, programming, policy, and research at the intersection of technology and peace.

    The existing Executive Director & Founder will step down shortly after the successful candidate is in place and equipped with the necessary training and resources.

    Tasks & Responsibilities

    • Overseeing the development of a long-term Strategic Plan for PeaceGeeks growth and development
    • Enhancing and expanding funding based on the Strategic Plan, including through core funding, grant writing, corporate outreach, individual giving, donor stewardship, capital planning and implement new sustainable funding models 
    • Continuously strengthening PeaceGeeks' core operational capacities including through staffing, financial management, internal evaluations and project Monitoring & Evaluation towards strengthening organizational and project impact 
    • Overseeing the revision of marketing and communications messaging and strategy towards strengthening brand identity and fundraising
    • Conducting personnel evaluations towards strengthen team development in line with career aspirations and organizational objectives
    • Creating and maintaining meaningful relationships with all key community stakeholders
    • Representing PeaceGeeks and issues related to technology and peace in key public appearances, including speeches

    Qualifications

    The incoming Executive Director will possess the following:

    • An advanced degree in Management, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Development or equivalent experience
    • 7+ years of senior leadership experience in a non-profit organization where you were successful at building and maintaining a strong team culture
    • In-depth understanding of the key issues at the intersection of technology and peace in Canada and internationally
    • Exceptional communications, outreach, and fundraising skills, including with potential granting organizations, individual donors and corporate funders
    • Experience leading remote teams
    • Experience managing project and organizational level budgets
    • Previous experience with Agile methodologies for Project Management an asset
    • Experience with peace tech, tech sector, or government relations an asset
    • Knowledge on Canadian immigration considered an asset

    Benefits

    • Competitive salary based on experience 
    • Extended health care, dental and vision benefits
    • 3 weeks of vacation and 8 paid sick or wellness days per annum
    • Continuous personal and professional development opportunites 
    • Leading an impactful contribution to peacebuilding in developing, non-democratic and conflict-affected regions, and socio-political cohesion here in Canada
    • Strengthening your knowledge about relevant contemporary international peace and security issues, especially as they related to technology
    • Collaborating and networking with an anazing group of volunteers and community leaders including from non-profit organizations and international institutions 
    • Tight-knitted culture powered by a fun, respectful and diverse workforce and with social events 

    Work Location

    The Executive Director will work from the PeaceGeeks offices at the HiVE co-working space in Vancouver in the vibrant neighborhood of Gastown (128 West Hastings Street). The Executive Director is permitted to work from home on occasion when necessary.

    Apply Now

    Please submit your resume and cover letter (indicate your ideal salary range expectations) by November 30, 2019 to https://peacegeeks.org/jobopenings

    If you have any questions, please reach out to Recruiting at recruiting@peacegeeks.org

    Apply now
  2. + Content Translation Contractors (Chinese Simplified)

    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 multiple Translation Contractors to develop the app in the following languages: Chinese Simplified.

     

    Translators will work on translating from English various app-related and marketing content including but not limited to: legal disclaimers, privacy policies, copy and content, and UI strings.

     

    The translations will be:
     

    • Fluent and natural
    • Grammatically and syntactically compliant with the official target language rules
    • Accurate in rendering the meaning, message and intent of the English source
    • Faithful to the tone and voice of the product
    • Engaging and attractive, especially for marketing content
    • Conforming to the defined KPIs

    Translators will be working on an app called Arrival Advisor, which PeaceGeeks is developing with funding from the Google.org Impact Challenge. 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 designed to help newcomers by acting as a settlement guidebook so that users can easily access information around what to do and where to go. The app is set to go live in March 2019.

     

    The Things You Love Doing

     

    Reporting to the Arrival Advisor Project Manager, the Translators are responsible for the following:

     

    • Translate provided app content from English into specified language
    • Editing and proofreading
    • Implementation of changes from clients
    • Usage of tools specifically designed for the product (including working with the beta app)
    • Work in partnership with other freelancers and Peacegeeks employees

    The Things You Bring To Us

     

    • Fluency in specified language including grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and stylistic nuances,
    • Strong proficiency in English
    • Comfortable with Microsoft Office Programs (Word and Excel)
    • Professional freelance translation experience
    • Experience working under deadlines
    • Strong independent working skills
    • Responsiveness and sense of ownership
    • Flexibility and capacity to work under time pressure
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Motivation and eagerness to learn
    • Desire to be part of a fast-paced not-for-profit organization working to effect local change and community development
    • Familiarity with not for profit, immigration sector, or community organisations an asset
    • A demonstrated interest and awareness in world issues an asset


     

    Benefits:

     

    • Impacting a purposeful project that will impact the entire organization and its local and global partners
    • 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

    Position Start Date + Time Commitment

     

    This is an hourly/word based contract that is expected to start and continue ad-hoc the language is launched, with the possibility of making small changes and adjustments after launch. Time commitment will be between 3-6 hours per week on an ad hoc basis.


     

    Work Location

     

    The Translators may work remotely or in any available space at the PeaceGeeks offices at the HiVE co-working space in Vancouver in the vibrant neighborhood of Gastown (128 West Hastings Street).


    Regular meetings will be scheduled with PeaceGeeks to follow up on progress and collaborate on next steps. Meetings can be conducted face-to-face or over teleconference.

    Salary Range

     

    Please provide your rate per word, and your rate per hour in your cover letter.
    Invoicing will be made out to PeaceGeeks.

     

     

     
    Apply now
  3. + Multilingual QA Contractors (Punjabi, Tagalog, and other Languages)

    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 multiple Quality Assurance Contractors to develop the app in the following languages: Punjabi and Tagalog. To be considered, please specify which language(s) you are applying for in your cover letter.

     

    You will be working on an app called Arrival Advisor, which PeaceGeeks is developing with funding from the Google.org Impact Challenge. 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 designed to help newcomers by acting as a settlement guidebook so that users can easily access information around what to do and where to go. The app is set to go live in March 2019.

    The Things You Love Doing

     

    Reporting to the Arrival Advisor Project Manager, the QA Contractors are responsible for the following:

     

    • Migrating translated text from one file format to another
    • QA of marketing and app-content including but not limited to: legal disclaimers, privacy policies, copy and content, and UI strings
    • Implementation of changes from clients
    • Usage of tools specifically designed for the product (including working with the beta app)
    • Responsiveness and sense of ownership
    • Flexibility and capacity to work under time pressure
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Motivation and eagerness to learn
    • Desire to be part of a fast-paced not-for-profit organization working to effect local change and community developmen
     

    The Things You Bring To Us

     

    • Fluency in specified language including grammar, sentence structure, spelling, and stylistic nuances
    • Strong proficiency in English
    • Comfortable with Microsoft Office Programs (Word and Excel)
    • Professional freelance translation or QA experience in one of the target languages.
    • Experience working under deadlines
    • Strong independent working skills
    • Ability to work in partnership with other freelancers and Peacegeeks employees
    • Familiarity with not for profit, immigration sector, or community organisations an asset
    • A demonstrated interest and awareness in world issues an asset

    Benefits:

     

    • Impacting a purposeful project that will impact the entire organization and its local and global partners
    • 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

    Position Start Date + Time Commitment

     

    This is an hourly based contract that is expected to start and continue ad-hoc until the language is launched, with the possibility of making small changes and adjustments after launch. Time commitment will be between 3-6 hours per week on an ad hoc basis.

     

    Work Location

     

    The QA Contractor may work remotely or in any available space at the PeaceGeeks offices at the HiVE co-working space in Vancouver in the vibrant neighborhood of Gastown (128 West Hastings Street).


    Regular meetings will be scheduled with PeaceGeeks to follow up on progress and collaborate on next steps. Meetings can be conducted face-to-face or over teleconference.

    Salary Range

     

    Please provide your rate per hour in your cover letter.
    Invoicing will be made out to PeaceGeeks.

     

     

     

    Apply now