Volunteer as a Project Manager

NetSquared Vancouver: Marketing Plan

Organisation: NetSquared

Location: Vancouver

Closing Date: April 7, 2018

Organization Mission

NetSquared Vancouver (Net2van) hosts free technology and digital marketing workshops for nonprofits.

Run entirely by volunteers, we bring together community leaders interested in the use of technology to bring about positive social change. Net2van is the largest convener of its kind in Vancouver, with 3,000 members representing nonprofit organizations and foundations, government agencies and service providers, designers and developers, innovators and social entrepreneurs.

Net2van’s signature event is The Digital Nonprofit, a conference designed to help nonprofit leaders learn about the models and tools needed for digital transformation. We will also feature case studies from nonprofits who will share the online tactics they’re using to truly engage with their members.


We need the help of a Project Manager to give our marketing work some structure, clear deliverables, and deadlines. We’ve sold out our first three events, so we’re moving to the Roundhouse to let more people attend. But it also means we’ll need to sell tickets. This is possible: we’ve got 3,000 meetup members and a great reputation in the community.

Project Objectives

  • Develop a specific marketing plan to support the 2018 June event.
  • Define a general marketing plan that can be applied to future events.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years of project management experience
  • Experience in marketing
  • Experience in the non-profit sector
  • Excellent planning and communication skills, written and verbal
  • Leadership skills

Estimated Time Commitment:  25-40 hours         (estimate)

Expected Start Date:                      April 2018                            Expected End Date:        June 2018

Scope of Work

The volunteer project manager will:

  • Work with staff to understand the programs offered at NetSquared Vancouver, its business plan and strategic directions.
  • Work with staff to identify the stakeholders within NetSquared Vancouver.
  • Be responsible for all project deliverables.
  • Generate progress reports as agreed.
  • Recognize, address and resolve issues.


  • A Marketing Plan to successfully execute the requirements of the June 2018 event.
  • A Marketing Plan template that will be used as part of a broader project management plan for future events.


The volunteer PM will have end-to-end accountability for all the deliverables and be responsible to Elijah van der Giessen, Organizer.


NetSquared Vancouver will provide a letter of recommendation at the successful conclusion of the project, and serve as a reference if appropriate. NetSquared Vancouver will acknowledge the PM’s work on its social media.


Elijah van der Giessen, CompuMentor, Organizer – Email: eli@vandergiessen.ca,  Phone: 604-719-1079

NOTE: Please copy Cyprian Libera of PMV on your application (Cyprian.Libera@PMV.org)

How to Apply

Please apply with a cover letter indicating why you are interested in supporting NetSquared Vancouver and why you feel your skill set and experience would make you a good match for this project, along with a detailed resume to Elijah van der Giessen.   


It might be possible to staff this volunteer PM position with two people: A more senior PM, supported by a junior PM. This will depend on the suitability of the applicants, the interest and agreement by the more senior PM to such an arrangement and the decision of the client.