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National Training Advisor - Continuous Learning

We are looking for a dedicated volunteer who has experience in adult education, distance learning, and a passion for supporting Scouters. The National Training Advisor – Continuous Learning will be a member of the Volunteer Services and National Service Teams. The Advisor’s key focus will be on designing and implementing a continuous learning approach for all Scouts Canada volunteers.
Key responsibilities of the position will be to spearhead the design and development of learning resources to support and enrich our Support Scouters. In accordance with our 2014-2015 business plan, we are aiming to provide 5 new e-learning modules and develop the learning outcomes for 10 additional learning areas.

Deputy National Commissioner - Program

Scouts Canada is currently accepting applications for the position of, Deputy National Commissioner – Program (DNC). Reporting to the National Commissioner, this pivotal role is a key member of the National Leadership Team and works in partnership with staff and volunteers. The DNC - Program is accountable for the research, development and implementation of Scouts Canada’s youth programs with a strong focus on The Canadian Path program.
The DNC-Program ensures youth experience great, safe Scouting adventures by overseeing all aspects of program, including National events and activities, STEM, and outdoor programming. 
The ideal candidate will be a volunteer with ability to produce results, work collaboratively with volunteers and staff, and understands The Canadian Path vision.

Continuous Learning - Course Development (multiple positions)

Do you have experience or credentials in adult or distance learning? Are you a successful support Scouter? Are you a subject matter expert in any of the topics listed below?
If so we are looking for you! Volunteer Services is looking for project leads and team members to design and develop new learning tools for Support Scouters to be delivered in person, via distance and e-learning. Topic areas include: 
  • Relationship Building
  • Volunteer Management
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Mediation and Negotiation
  • Effective Feedback
  • Courageous Conversations
  • Financial Management for Groups, Events or Areas
  • Risk and Safety for Commissioners
Time commitment will be variable but the duration the projects are less than six months.
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter to and must indicate the job title in the subject line. Deadline for applicants is November 30, 2014.

The Canadian Path - Learning Resources and Wood Badge Development (multiple positions)

Scouts Canada is looking for interested and skilled Scouters to transform ideas and resources into learning materials. The material produced will be used to support current Scouters as they explore and engage with The Canadian Path; they will also form the basis of new WBI and WBII section specific material. Under the leadership of the National Training Advisor-The Canadian Path, team members will develop material for in-person, distance facilitated and e-learning courses.


  • Experience with youth, preferably with more than one section of Scouting, or other youth organizations.
  • Thorough understanding of the principles of Scouting, including non-formal educational learning
  • Experience in supporting adults as learners.
  • Knowledge of developing online learning that is engaging, hands-on.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn about a learner-focused approach.
  • Experience in developing learning materials, based on specified objectives and with a built in review process with the learner and trainer (Plan-Do-Review for the trainer!)
  • Competent technology skills
  • Time to commit to the role; 2-3 weekend meetings per year, week night conference calls, and will require flexibility to accommodate multiple time zones.
  • Enthusiastic team player
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter to and must indicate the job title in the subject line. Deadline for applicants is November 30, 2014.

Job Descriptions (multiple positions)

Do you have experience writing job descriptions? Volunteer Services is looking for Scouters (or community members with scouting knowledge) to form a small team to modernize, standardize and update volunteer job descriptions. If you have experience and are willing to contribute as an effective team member, please send your expression of interest along with your background and experience.
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter to and must indicate the job title in the subject line. Deadline for applicants is November 30, 2014.

Call for Volunteers: Scouts Canada Parent Engagement Working Group

Scouts Canada is currently seeking members to join the National Parent Engagement Working Group. This new volunteer group works with the Deputy National Commissioner – Communications, national office marketing and communications staff to provide Scouters support to promote active parent participation and engagement through training, communications, recruitment, and recognition.
Youth Volunteer Opportunities - Scouts Canada has a number of volunteer youth opportunities available across the country. See the complete list.

Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, offers challenging programs for boys, girls and youth age 5-26 in thousands of individual groups in most cities and towns across Canada.

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