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Grant Writing Mentor

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Position description: 

PeaceGeeks Organization:

PeaceGeeks is an award-winning, Vancouver-based non-profit organization that operates around the globe through the use of 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. On March 2017, we won the renowned Google Impact Challenge, allowing us to have the necessary funding to launch an app that will make it easier for newcomers to access immigrant and refugee services in Vancouver, where they account for 40% of the population.

Position Overview:

The Grant Writing Mentor will provide mentorship and support to the team of grant writers. Leveraging their extensive knowledge and experience in grant proposals, the mentor will offer insight to the team. The Grant Writing Mentor will report to the Executive Director.

Deliverables/Duties: 

Responsibilities:

  • Provides counsel and advice to the grant writing team
  • Acts as a subject matter expert, resource and inspiration to the grant writers
  • Creates learning guidelines for grant writers, as well as prospective writers
  • Offers guidance and expertise to the team
  • Connects and checks in with grant writers, in person and/or virtually
  • Reviews grant proposals and provides feedback and recommendations
  • Teaches or trains writers as needed
Qualifications: 

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in grant writing and proposal writing
  • Post-secondary education in communications, writing, or relevant discipline is an asset
  • Ability to advise and support a team
  • Persuasive writer and detailed editor; able to write in a professional tone
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Motived self-starter able to find solutions to challenges
Role is suitable for: 
Adult
Additional Information: 

Benefits:

  • Develop a team of volunteers and staff while honing leadership skills
  • Opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise with others
  • Increase knowledge about relevant international issues and projects that PeaceGeeks work on
  • Making an impactful contribution to peace building work in developing, non-democratic and conflict-affected places
  • Collaborate and network with an executive-level group of dedicated volunteers and board members
  • Strengthen personal and professional development

Time Commitment

Approximately 2 to 5 hours per week

Work Location

• Volunteer may work from home or online

• Peace Geeks office at the HiVE is available for use. #210-128 W Hastings St, Vancouver, V5L 4J8

How to apply: 
https://peacegeeks.org/currentopenings
Contact person: 
Andy
Volunteer Centre: 
Mission:
Position type:
Skilled Role:
Yes
Position start/end date:
10 Sep 2017
Time Committment:
5 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Virtual
Work location:
The HiVE
128 W Hastings St
210
Vancouver, BC V5L 4J8