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Program Support Manager

Do you want to be a part of the change you want to see in the world? At Scouts Canada our Vision is “Canadian youth making a meaningful contribution to creating a better world.” We need passionate individuals who share our Mission to develop well-rounded youth better prepared for success in the world.

Interested in joining a fun, flexible and fast-paced opportunity in the non-profit sector? This could be the right opportunity for you if you can develop positive, effective working relationships with staff, volunteers and members. If you have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to convey safety information in a positive and engaging manner both virtually and in-person. Also possess strong project management skills and the ability to see program projects through from development, execution and evaluation and are a team player with the ability to positively influence a collaborative environment. You might be the right person to take on a remote role of Program Support Manager.

Scouts Canada’s program is delivered by thousands of community-based volunteers across Canada. The Program Support team exists to support and enable these volunteers to deliver high quality programming though development opportunities, join-in events, third party courses, and dedicated coaching.

Program Support Managers, in collaboration with local volunteer leadership, are jointly accountable for managing the local networks of volunteers to deliver support to Scout Groups and Sections. Key success measures will include volunteer and youth retention, engagement, and program quality.

This role will be remote from your home office and can be located anywhere in Canada. 

 

Specifically, you will be responsible for the following:

Council Key 3 (CK3) Engagement and Consultation

Council team are key partners in enabling and supporting quality Scouting programs. Program Support Managers are the single point of contact between local Program Support teams and CK3s. These responsibilities include:

  • Providing CK3s with regular status updates regarding Program Support team activities.
  • Consulting with CK3s to understand program and volunteer support requirements.
  • Coordinating with local Scouting Relationship Managers and Group Support Scouters to provide focused Section Support where required.
  • Providing prompt responses to CK3 and Council support team inquiries.

Program Support

In collaboration with local volunteer leadership, ensure that Section Scouters have access to learning opportunities which with support and enhance their ability to deliver Scouting programs. These responsibilities are identified but not limited to:

  • Recruitment, development and management of networks of volunteer teams to manage local workshops, online tutorials, in-person support, events and other support mechanisms.
  • Implementing and coordinating experiential learning workshops for Scouts Canada volunteers.
  • Implementing and coordinating Outdoor Adventure Skills aligned third party certifications (e.g. First Aid, Paddling, etc).
  • Implementing and coordinating on-line learning opportunities for volunteers.

 Other Duties

  • As a non-profit with a relatively small staff team there will be occasions where other responsibilities or projects will be assigned.

 

Job Specific Competencies

  • The ability to develop positive, effective working relationships with staff, volunteers and members
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to convey safety information in a positive and engaging manner both virtually and in-person
  • Strong project management skills to see program projects through from development, execution and evaluation
  • Team player and the ability to positively influence a collaborative environment
  • Energetic, motivated self-starter with a strong drive for results

 

Education, Experience, & Skills

  • A passion for Scouts Canada’s Mission and in-depth knowledge of Scouts Canada’s policies, procedures, standards and programs are essential.
  • Related post-secondary education or combination of education and work experience.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a volunteer management-related role. Knowledge of Policies, Standards and Procedures, Scouting program, and Scouts Canada structure.
  • In-depth knowledge in the following areas:
    • Adult learning and development
    • Outdoor recreation and education
    • Event management
  • Must hold a valid Canadian driver’s license

 

Working Conditions

  • Works in a home-office environment
  • Travels up to 5,000 kilometres per year, some overnight (10 to 20)
  • Travel conditions - Reasonable to occasionally difficult
  • Non-traditional working hours including evenings and weekends
  • Mandatory Vaccination Requirement, subject to the employer’s duty to accommodate under applicable human rights legislation
  • PRC (Police Record Check) and VSS (Vulnerable Sector Check) required
  • Mandatory training requirement

 

We’ve got you covered:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes a fabulous merchandise discount; an employer-matched retirement plan after one year; extended health, prescription, vision, and dental coverage and more.

If this role excites you, we want to hear from you! Please take the time to tell us about yourself in a cover letter — we want to hear your story — your background, your accomplishments, and why this role is a good fit with your future career aspirations. We want to learn about you!

Please submit your application (Cover Letter and Resume) by clicking here.

Scouts Canada thanks you for taking the time to consider this position.  Please understand that only individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Scouts Canada encourages applications from all qualified candidates and has a great record of accommodating persons with disabilities. Contact Human Resources at 613-224-5134 ex 252 if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies.


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If this role excites you, we want to hear from you! Please take the time to tell us about yourself in a cover letter — we want to hear your story — your background, your accomplishments, and why this role is a good fit with your future career aspirations. We want to learn about you!!

Please submit your application here.

 

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