Governance Committee Board Member (Volunteer)

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


#210-128 W Hastings StVancouver, CA


PeaceGeeks Organization:

PeaceGeeks is a global non-profit, volunteer organization that uses 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.

Position Overview:

The Governance Committee Board Member will join our team as a board member who would lead the governance of the board. A successful candidate would contribute to the board’s effectiveness and continuing development with ongoing reviews and recommendations to enhance the quality and future viability of the board of directors. The position would be best suited to an individual who possesses a progressive interest in boards, while keeping up-to-date with global issues and current events, preferably pertinent to peacebuilding. The Governance Committee Board Member will report to the Executive Board of Directors.


  • Attends board meetings that take place approximately 5 to 6 times a year
  • Leads in assessing current and anticipated needs related to board composition
  • Identifies potential board members and candidates through personal connections and other board members’ networks
  • Periodic assessment of the board’s performance and proposes changes as appropriate
  • Regularly reviews board members participation and continuing interest
  • Oversees the board to assist current and future board members


  • Minimum 3 to 4 years of experience on boards, including but not limited to non-profit organizations
  • Seasoned, disciplined, and proven credibility
  • Highly organized with a professional demeanour
  • Maintains an impartial and appropriate perspective at all times
  • Demonstrated standards of confidentiality and ethics
  • Natural ability to listen to and understand a multitude of board members and stakeholders
  • Effective communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office, Skype, and Google Drive
  • Knowledgeable of current issues and events locally and globally


  • 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
  • Partner with multinational teams across the world
  • Strengthen personal and professional development

Position Start Date

Upon selection of a qualified candidate

Time Commitment

Approximately 6 to 10 hours per Board Meeting

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:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Should you have any questions, please direct them to

PeaceGeeks Recruitment


  • Resource Development / Management
  • Networking
  • Executive Admin
  • Business Development
  • Professional Development
  • Market Research / Analysis

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • 6 to 10 hours per Board Meeting (5 to 6 per year)
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