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.
ADVenture 2014 - Program Manager
Program is responsible for all areas of program design and implementation (youth and adult).
Program’s principal function is to develop and execute youth programs for the event. Other activities may include Indaba and Youth Leadership Teams program.
If interested in applying for this position, please submit your Scouting resume and any information which would highlight your experience and forward to email@example.com.
Applications close on July 6, 2013.
Council Commissioner - Manitoba Council
Manitoba’s next Council Commissioner is out there. We need your help to find him or her.
Perhaps we’re describing you. Perhaps we’re describing someone you know.
You might have thought that this person would make a great Council Commissioner, or you might never have thought about it at all. But now that you think about it, perhaps you do know someone.
We need your help in identifying the next Council Commissioner for the Manitoba Council.
A little background
Scouting serves 1200 youth in Manitoba. Manitoba has a population of about 275,000 youth within the age groups that Scouting serves – boys and girls between 5 and 26 years old, so we serve about .5 per cent of Manitoba youth.
Lorne Erb, the current Council Commissioner for the Manitoba Council is completing his term. The search is underway for his successor.
About the role
The Council Commissioner is the leading volunteer for Scouting in Manitoba. Together with the team that you and the Council build, you are responsible for supporting and growing the Scouting movement in Manitoba. At the same time, you are a vital member of the National Service Team, setting the direction for Scouting in Canada.
About you – or About the Scouter you recommend
You share the vision of Scouts Canada: You know the difference that Scouting makes in the life of a young person. You care that the Scouting program is delivered safely and with quality. You delight in seeing young people get outdoors and get active. You are proud of the Scouts who serve in their communities. You see the impact that the Scouting challenge has on the growth of young people.
You are a leader: Results are only achieved with and through people. You sincerely appreciate people and how they are each uniquely motivated is essential. You have no hesitation in "selling" Scouting, whether it is ideas and policies within Scouting, or what Scouting has to offer Manitoba and the many communities it serves.
You are a communicator: As Commissioner your primary focus is to connect with volunteers. You possess an engaging and empathetic communication style based on natural warmth and enthusiasm. You motivate and inspire Scouters to achieve results.
The Commissioner role has variety of tasks and is dynamic and changing. Because goals and desired results can quickly change, the job requires regularly meeting and pro-actively establishing relationships with new groups. The ability to understand, quickly react and motivate others to adapt to the changing organization environment is a critical key to success.
The next step is yours
We’re thrilled that you’ve taken the time to read and to think about this. We now turn to you to take the next step:
This is the position for you! That's great! We next need you to send us a short letter. Describe yourself, and why you are a good fit for this role. Email is the best way. Please send this by June 16 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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You know who would be a perfect fit for this role. We would like to talk to good candidates, and personally encourage them to apply. Please send the name of the person you suggest by June 16 to email@example.com.
National In-Person Support Advisor
Scouts Canada and the Volunteer Services Team is looking to recruit a National In-Person Support Advisor. This individual will work with the Deputy National Commissioner – Volunteer Services, National Office Staff, and the National Service Team to promote a culture of support within Scouts Canada.
The National In-Person Support Advisor will be responsible for helping to achieve the objectives of the Volunteer Support Strategy which are related to in-person support. The ideal candidate for this role would have background as a Support Scouter. They must understand the benefits of person to person interaction as it related to program solving, knowledge transfer, volunteer support, and program quality.
Interested individuals are asked to submit their CV to Megan Drodge, Deputy National Commissioner – Volunteer Service, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 31, 2013.
Council Commissioner – Battlefields Council
Your upbeat, positive attitude will encourage a climate favourable for growth of Canada’s best youth movement. With a keen eye for great leaders you will participate in the Public Appointment Process to selectively recruit, orient and appoint Area Commissioners and Council Service Team.
Scouts Canada – Battlefields Council is seeking nominations for the position of Council Commissioner. This is a volunteer position that requires 50 to 60 hours per month. (i.e.: working from home, travel in the field, and various management meetings).
Battlefields Council is comprised of an energetic and diverse membership from both urban and rural communities that include Brantford, Cambridge, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne and Simcoe and all points between. It boasts a growing membership of 3,500 youth and 1000 adult volunteers.
The Council Commissioner works closely with a team of volunteers and staff in the planning and managing of the affairs of the Council. Your role includes ensuring the activities of the Council are consistent with Scouts Canada’s strategic directions, and providing the necessary service and support is in place so that Areas can supervise the delivery of the Scouting programs. The Council Commissioner is recognized as the principle point of contact for the Council regarding program management activities membership development, and ensuring a safe environment for youth to learn and develop.
As a member of the Chief Commissioner’s team, you’ll provide quarterly reports on the program status of the Council. You’ll ensure an effective flow of accurate and timely information regarding all Scouting matters, including procedure and policy changes.
Essential qualifications for this position include:
- Excellent Communication Skills
- Motivational leadership qualities
- Ability to delegate, facilitate, and manage
- Able to model support and service in the field
- Goal Focused
- Understanding of Volunteer Management
- Demonstrated ability to follow through
- Skillful with Time and Deadline Management
- Some financial and operational acumen
It is beneficial that the Council Commissioner has a flexible time schedule and the support of their family. The Council Commissioner will also be dedicated to self-development through taking the appropriate training courses for the role. Being “tech savvy” will be a definite asset for the successful candidate.
Interested applicants are invited to apply to the Chair of the Council Nominating Committee, no later than May 25, 2013. Please forward a cover letter and résumé, indicating the relevant qualifications for this position. Nomination Deadline is May 25, 2013 12:00 PM.
Mickey McPherson c/o Scouts Canada
531 Windermere Road,
London, Ontario, N5X 2T1
14th World Scout MOOT Canada 2013
To be held between August 8 and 18, 2013, the MOOT will bring together 5000 Rovers and Offers of Service from over 100 countries. The MOOT will be held at Camp Awacamenj Mino, in Low, Québec and in the urban centres of Montréal, Québec, Toronto and Ottawa-Gatineau.
The Moot 2013 organization will need the expertise and help of hundreds of volunteers. We are currently looking for volunteers to support the directors of the Planning Team of the (organizing committee). There are many positions, some of which can be done from anywhere in Canada or the world.
Please check the MOOT web site at http://www.mootcanada2013.ca/en/volunteers/ for the current positions. This is the only place where positions will be advertised, check back frequently as we will be constantly adding positions at the planning and, eventually, at the activity level.
Program Resource Developers
Scouts Canada and the National Program Committee would really like to learn more about what you're doing in Cub Scouts and Scouts so that we can incorporate your ideas into our new resource - the Prepared Programming Calendar. Check out these two ways to help:
Youth Volunteer Opportunities - Scouts Canada has a number of volunteer youth opportunities available across the country. See the complete list.