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Tri-Shores Council has focused on Scouts Canada’s 5 Priorities; we’ve seen adoption and positive growth in all 5 areas; safety, program quality, membership growth, group capacity, and volunteer support. Being Council Commissioner is about supporting everyone in the council.  You need a willingness to help; be able to reply to questions quickly; provide direction if you don’t have the answer, and share information on changes that are occurring.  I have found having my left hand ready to extend in a welcoming handshake, realizing every concern is brought forward with passion, and being able to smile in difficult situations, has been vital during my time as TSC commissioner. At the end of my role I will take away memories that will last a lifetime; camps, personal relationships, and the satisfaction that I did my best to assist in bring the youth and Scouters of the council together along the Canadian Path.  Maybe you’re the person to lead us on the next part of the trail? Sandi Burns Tri-Shores Council Commissioner

If you are interested you are invited to submit your application for the volunteer position of Council Commissioner — Tri-Shores Council.

The Council Commissioner is the leading volunteer for Scouting in Tri-Shores with a membership of over 3,100 Youth supported by more than 1,200 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 Tri-Shores, 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.

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 in February 2019, Tri-Shores 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 the job, please forward your resume (including work experience and any Scouting experience) with a covering letter to: publicappts@scouts.ca by July 15, 2018.

This position is being advertised internally within Scouting and externally.