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  1. + Fundraising Intern

    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

     

    The Digital Fundraising intern will support the digital implementation of PeaceGeeks’ fundraising strategy, prospecting, negotiations, and outreach, reporting to and receiving dedicated support from the Fund Development Manager. The internship will focus especially on increasing PeaceGeeks’ digital communications and the exploration of digital tools for donor engagement, management, and retention. The intern will also support the management and organization of donor information and records within PeaceGeeks’ Salesforce CRM system. With regards to donor data management, the intern will liaise between the Fund Development Manager and the Salesforce Administrator to optimize data processes in order to meet fundraising needs.

    The Digital Fundraising intern will work closely with the Marketing, Communications, and Event teams to execute the fundraising strategy across digital platforms, for instance, through email and social media campaigns, digital analytics reporting and audience targeting, crowdfunding website management, and more. Strong support is provided for creation of marketing material, grant applications, et cetera.

    This role offers the intern the opportunity to engage with the Board of Directors, build corporate and community connections, develop skills in data management and digital communications, and have a key role in developing PeaceGeeks’ fundraising methodologies moving forward.

     

    The Things You Love Doing

     

    With the full support and mentorship of the Executive Director, Digital Projects Director, Communications Coordinator, Fund Development Manager, and the Board of Directors, the Digital Fundraising intern will assist the Fund Development Manager on the following initiatives:

    • Supporting the technical implementation of crowdfunding campaigns, including social media and email communications, website management, and donor data management  
    • Creating email outreach strategies for individual giving, stewardship and major gifts
    • Research and implement new tools for donor engagement
    • Conduct donor research and campaign reporting, using tools like email and web analytics
    • Create web-based communications materials for donor solicitation and thank yous
    • Preparation of proposals and grant applications
    • Report with the Fund Development Manager on fundraising to the Board of Directors to assist with development of standard reporting processes
    • Explore opportunities for cryptocurrency fundraising

    The Things You Bring To Us

     

    • Education in Marketing, Fundraising, Communications, or equivalent
    • Experience creating digital communications (email, social media, website)
    • Capable of representing and communicating the PeaceGeeks brand to sponsors
    • Comfortable with and enjoy being a jack-of-all-trades
    • Strong public-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
    • Confidence with Adobe suite, Google Drive, and/or relevant digital tools for creation of effective and aesthetically pleasing digital materials and communications
    • Experience using CRM platforms or data management is an asset
    • Experience with digital analytics is an asset
    • Graphic design experience an asset

     

    Benefits:

     

    • Collaborating on critical work that will impact the entire organization and its local and global partners
    • Collaborating and networking with our diverse and amazing team of volunteers, our Board of Directors, and partners
    • 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

    Compensation

     

    We offer a competitive compensation that will be determined based on relevant experience.

     

    Work Location

     

    The Fundraising intern will work from the PeaceGeeks offices at the HiVE co-working space in Vancouver in the vibrant neighborhood of Gastown.

     

     

    Application Deadline

    Please submit your application for consideration by Sunday March 3, 2019.

     
    Apply now
  2. + Event Coordinator - Arrival Advisor

    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. Check us out here: https://peacegeeks.org/

    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 information and services to strengthen their settlement experience and integration success. Arrival Advisor is developed in partnership and consultation with newcomers, settlement organization leadership and frontline settlement workers across Metro Vancouver. The app will be first piloted for use by newcomers and settlement workers in Vancouver, where newcomers account for 40% of the population. Arrival Advisor will initially serve municipalities across the Metro Vancouver area, with plans to scale to British Columbia and across Canada. Learn more about Arrival Advisor: https://peacegeeks.org/arrival-advisor

    The Role

    PeaceGeeks is now hiring for an Event Coordinator to plan for the Arrival Advisor Launch Party, scheduled to be held in mid-March 2019 (approximately 75 – 100 attendees). Tentative date options are March 12, 13, or 15. Time of event will be ~5 to 9 PM. Reporting to Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, the Event Coordinator plans and manages logistics and all aspects related to the successful execution of the Launch Party.


    Responsibilities

    • Plan, coordinate, and execute all event details related to the Arrival Advisor Launch Party
    • Secure appropriate venue, catering, AV, and other required vendors
    • Coordinate with vendors and stakeholders during event planning and on the day of
    • Work with Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator to recruit volunteers, finalize event agenda, communicate with RSVPs and invitees, and manage any media/press appearances
    • Monitor and manage RSVPs, adjust event requirements as necessary
    • Set up and manage event online pages (eg. Facebook, Eventbrite) and work with Communications Coordinator to execute the drafting of copy for promoting the event
    • Plan and coordinate event program, guests, speakers, any presentations and Arrival Advisor marketing materials (e.g. banners, brochures, rack cards, etc.) as required
    • Manage and oversee event on the day of, including problem-solving, directing set-up and take-down, communicating with staff and volunteers, and organizing vendors
    • Build and adhere to the event budget to avoid cost overruns
    • Ensure all invoices related to the event are received before March 25th and paid in a timely manner
    • Conduct event debrief and manage event planning documentation

     

    Successful candidates should have many of the following:

    • Minimum of two years’ experience in planning events in the non-profit sector preferred
    • A proactive self-starter with the ability to work independently
    • Extremely organized and detail oriented
    • Exceptional interpersonal and team skills
    • Strong ability to set priorities, solve problems, and be resourceful under pressure
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential
       

    Nice-to-Have(s)

    • Experience working with social media, Eventbrite or event hosting sites, and Salesforce or CRM software are desirable
    • Experience in the settlement sector
       

    Time Commitment & Start Date

    5-10 hours a week from Feb 18th to March 19th. The event is during the week of March 11-15th. You should be available to attend the event and on they days before the event to manage logistics.
     

    Location
    HiVE co-working space in Vancouver in the vibrant neighborhood of Gastown (128 West Hastings Street).
     

    Salary Range
    Salary range is $25-$30 per hour for a maximum of 45 hours and will be determined based on relevant experience.

    Apply now
  3. + RFP: UI/UX Design Contractor for PeaceGeeks’ Arrival Advisor Project Portfolio

    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. Check us out here: https://peacegeeks.org/

    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 information and services to strengthen their settlement experience and integration success. Arrival Advisor is developed in partnership and consultation with newcomers, settlement organization leadership and frontline settlement workers across Metro Vancouver. The app will be first piloted for use by newcomers and settlement workers in Vancouver, where newcomers account for 40% of the population. Arrival Advisor will initially serve municipalities across the Metro Vancouver area, with plans to scale to British Columbia and across Canada. Learn more about Arrival Advisor: https://peacegeeks.org/arrival-advisor

    Scope of Work

     

    PeaceGeeks is seeking requests for proposals for a UI/UX Design vendor to collaborate on the design and user experience aspects of the Arrival Advisor project portfolio, which includes the Arrival Advisor app described above, as well as four new, concurrent, inter-related projects that complement the Arrival Advisor app and are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada from 2018 - 2021.

    The Arrival Advisor project portfolio includes:

    1. The Arrival Advisor app (currently in development), which fast-tracks newcomers in Canada to successful resettlement, by connecting them to a personalized roadmap of their most relevant services. The app is piloting starting in August 2018 with plans to scale to more municipalities in the fall of 2018, leading up to the full launch in April 2019.
    2. The Mentor Match application (new), which aims to match newcomers with relevant career mentors.
    3. The Feedback module (new), which aims to incorporate feedback mechanisms into the Arrival Advisor app in order to collect feedback from newcomers on the app experience, app data, service experience and overall needs.
    4. The Information Management project (new), which will address anticipated gaps in BC211 towards the purpose of strengthening data quality and localization for Arrival Advisor.
    5. The Settlement 2.0 Research project (new), which will convene research and dialogue with the settlement sector in Vancouver on how best to leverage technology, innovation and open source/data/standards in order to develop shared/shareable solutions to common challenges and objectives.

    The UI/UX Design vendor will be responsible for the following:

    • Collaborating with the product team on the user research strategy, including facilitating interviews, usability testing plans and workshopping sessions with advisory committee members, as well as presenting findings and rationale behind design decisions
    • Gathering and evaluating user requirements, in collaboration with product managers and engineers, in order to ensure the best solutions for users
    • Designing end-to-end user experiences based on project objectives
    • Creating and presenting project deliverables, including sketches, wireframes, mocks, flows, information architecture, user discovery findings and prototypes, in order to communicate product ideas and rationale to all relevant stakeholders
    • Engaging in regular feedback collection and workshopping to iterate designs, being open to critique but also able to justify design decisions with research and reasoning
    • Supporting community engagement processes and meetings, including through the preparation of project presentations, and other committee coordination activities as needed
    • Assisting with the preparation and submission of all project-related marketing and communications materials
    • Supporting the planning and implementing of the Marketing & Outreach Plan for the Arrival Advisor launch, and leading the development of a new Marketing & Outreach Plan for Settlement 2.0 and Mentor Match activities.

    Requirements

     

    A successful contractor should have many of the following:

    • Minimum of 1 years of experience in UI/UX design, ideally on app development projects
    • Demonstrated experience in community engagement and/ or managing stakeholder relations
    • Have a strong understanding of user engagement and research methodologies
    • Fluent with latest UX/UI tools (such as Sketch and InVision), processes and best practices
    • Able to conceptualize and build solutions with low- to high-fidelity wireframes and prototypes
    • Able to lead a creative process within a collaborative and Agile environment
    • Able to develop research-backed user stories, personas, archetypes, experience maps
    • Strong understanding of branding and visual design techniques
    • Strong client-facing and internal communication skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Aptitude for technology and the ability to connect technical concepts with customer value
    • Strong organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
    • Experience supporting a product launch is an asset
    • Experience in the non-profit or immigration sector is an asset
    • Basic understanding of front-end technologies is an asset
    • Understanding of branding and visual design techniques is an asset

    Timeline

    Proposals will be accepted starting Feb 1st, 2019, and a decision will be made on the selected vendor in Feb 15th 2019. The successful vendor will be expected to start work in as soon as the final decision has been made.

    Selection Criteria

    The following is a list of criteria that will be used to determine the winning vendor:

    1. Number of years of experience
    2. Ability to supply all of the services required
    3. Flexibility to allow for changes as they occur over the course of the project
    4. Prior experience providing services required, including a portfolio of existing products/projects
    5. Appropriate supply of internal experts that cover all aspects of a full stack developer
    6. Testimonials and references
    7. Sustainability and financial stability
    8. Price (Please provide hourly rate)
    9. Terms of business
    Apply now
  4. + RFP: Full Stack Software Development Vendor for PeaceGeeks’ Arrival Advisor Project Portfolio

    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. Check us out here: https://peacegeeks.org/

    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 information and services to strengthen their settlement experience and integration success. Arrival Advisor is developed in partnership and consultation with newcomers, settlement organization leadership and frontline settlement workers across Metro Vancouver. The app will be first piloted for use by newcomers and settlement workers in Vancouver, where newcomers account for 40% of the population. Arrival Advisor will initially serve municipalities across the Metro Vancouver area, with plans to scale to British Columbia and across Canada. Learn more about Arrival Advisor: https://peacegeeks.org/arrival-advisor

    Scope of Work

    PeaceGeeks is seeking requests for proposals for a UI/UX Design vendor to collaborate on the design and user experience aspects of the Arrival Advisor project portfolio, which includes the Arrival Advisor app described above, as well as four new, concurrent, inter-related projects that complement the Arrival Advisor app and are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada from 2018 - 2021.

     

    The Arrival Advisor project portfolio includes:

    1. The Arrival Advisor app (currently in development), which fast-tracks newcomers in Canada to successful resettlement, by connecting them to a personalized roadmap of their most relevant services. The app is piloting starting in August 2018 with plans to scale to more municipalities in the fall of 2018, leading up to the full launch in April 2019.
    2. The Mentor Match application (new), which aims to match newcomers with relevant career mentors.
    3. The Feedback module (new), which aims to incorporate feedback mechanisms into the Arrival Advisor app in order to collect feedback from newcomers on the app experience, app data, service experience and overall needs.
    4. The Information Management project (new), which will address anticipated gaps in BC211 towards the purpose of strengthening data quality and localization for Arrival Advisor.
    5. The Settlement 2.0 Research project (new), which will convene research and dialogue with the settlement sector in Vancouver on how best to leverage technology, innovation and open source/data/standards in order to develop shared/shareable solutions to common challenges and objectives.

    The Full Stack Software Development vendor will be responsible for the following:

    • Working with the product team in order to understand the architecture of the Arrival Advisor platform in order to plan for the integration of additional modules.
    • Collaborate on the technical planning aspects of the Settlement 2.0 and Mentor Match projects
    • Collaborate on the development work including database development and roadmap execution
    • Coordinating with local and international technical partners and strategic partners on roadmap and product development matters
    • Deriving / documenting requirements from all stakeholders
    • Researching existing platforms that are relevant to this project
    • Working with / developing an open source community for Arrival Advisor project
    • 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

    Requirements

     

    A successful vendor should have many of the following:

    • Educational experience in Computer Science or equivalent
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in software development
    • Minimum 1 year of experience leading 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

    The following items are not required, but beneficial:

    • Product management experience
    • Experience with service design
    • Experience with software design
    • Experience working in open source projects
    • Familiarity with front-end design

    Timeline

    Proposals will be accepted starting Feb 1st 2019. The successful vendor will be chosen by Feb 15th, 2019 and will expected to start work  as soon as the decision has been made.

    Selection Criteria

    The following is a list of criteria that will be used to determine the winning vendor:

    1. Number of years in business
    2. Ability to supply all of the services required
    3. Flexibility to allow for changes as they occur over the course of the project
    4. Prior experience providing similar services, including a portfolio of existing products
    5. Appropriate supply of internal experts that cover all aspects of a full stack developer
    6. Testimonials and references
    7. Sustainability and financial stability
    8. Price (Please provide hourly rate)
    9. Terms of business
    Apply now
  5. + Content Translation Contractors (Multiple Languages Available)

    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: Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French (Canadian), Korean, Punjabi, and Tagalog. To be considered, please specify which language(s) you are applying for in your cover letter.

     

    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 mid-January 2019 and continue ad-hoc until March 2019, 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
  6. + Multilingual QA and Data Migration Contractors (Multiple Languages Available)

    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 and Data Migration Contractors to develop the app in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French (Canadian), Korean, 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 and Data Migration 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 mid-January 2019 and continue ad-hoc until March 2019, 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 and Data Migration 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
  7. + 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 January 2019 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.

     
    Apply now