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Would you like to make a difference in the growth and development of youth in Pacific Coast Council and across Canada? Are you energetic, organized… a natural leader who can work at the top level to support and lead hundreds of volunteers? Do you enjoy being part of a dynamic team? Are you interested in development opportunities and building capacity?

You are invited to submit your application for the volunteer position of Council Commissioner — Pacific Coast Council.

The Council Commissioner is the leading volunteer for Scouting in Pacific Coast Council with a membership of over 3400 Youth supported by more than 820 volunteers. Working closely with a team of volunteers, and the Council Leadership Team, the Council Commissioner is responsible for supporting and growing the Scouting movement in Pacific Coast Council, as well as being a vital member of the National Service Team and setting the direction for Scouting in Canada.

Appointed by and accountable to the National Commissioner of Scouts Canada, this position requires a time commitment of 40 – 50 hours per month. The appointment is for a one year term, renewable for a maximum of three years. Travel throughout the Council to attend meetings and events will be required.

The Council is managed by a “Key 3” which is a partnership of the Council Youth Commissioner, the Executive Director (an employee of Scouts Canada) and the Commissioner. Together you will lead, plan and manage the affairs of the Council. You will be the principal contact for the Council regarding program management, membership growth and retention and providing a safe environment for youth to learn and develop. You ensure that activities of the Council are consistent with Scouts Canada’s strategic plan while providing the necessary service and support so that the Scout Groups can supervise the delivery of the Scouting program. As a member of the National Service Team you represent the Council’s interests and ensure an effective flow of accurate and timely information regarding all Scouting matters, including procedure and policy changes. With these duties come rewards: supporting youth in their development, making lasting friends, and an opportunity to make a difference.

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 with the Council Nominating Committee in the Public Appointment Process to selectively recruit, appoint and orient Group Commissioners and other volunteers for the Council Leadership/Management Team. The job has a variety of tasks and is dynamic and changing. The ability to understand, quickly react and motivate others to adapt to the changing organizational environment is a critical key to success.

With the completion of the term of the current Council Commissioner, Pacific Coast Council is seeking an individual with lots of energy, excellent time management skills and strong relationship skills to assume the role.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated leadership, management, problem solving, delegation and decision making skills;
  • Proven ability to inspire confidence, team effort and leadership in others
  • Effective interpersonal and excellent communication skills;
  • A strong Scouting background or equivalent volunteer experience;
  • Registered or ability to become an active member of Scouts Canada.

If you believe you have the skills, qualifications and knowledge necessary to do this job, please forward your resume (including work experience and any Scouting experience) with a covering letter to: publicappts@scouts.ca by March 12, 2018.

This position is being advertised internally within Scouting and externally.