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Leadership Opportunities

Here you will find current leadership positions available within the Nova Scotia Council. These positions are not not limited to only adults but are also open to youth as well. Please check back frequently as it gets updated.

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Current Leadership/Volunteer Opportunities

  • Council Commissioner

    Would you like to make a difference in the growth and development of youth in Nova Scotia 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? 

    If you are interested you are invited to submit your application for the volunteer position of: Council Commissioner — Nova Scotia.

    The Council Commissioner is the leading volunteer for Scouting in Nova Scotia with a membership of over 2180 Youth supported by more than 735 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 Nova Scotia, 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 Council Relationship Manager (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, Nova Scotia 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: by June 29, 2020.

    This position is being advertised internally within Scouting and externally. 

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  • Council Webmaster
  • Now that this new website is fully built we are in need of someone to maintain and update the site moving forward. This is a great opportunity to get involved at a council level with a realatively minimal time commitment. While "Council Webmaster" may seem a bit daunting at first glance, it actually is very simple and streaight forward once you play around with the program a bit. Whoever takes on this role will also be extremely well supported both locally and nationally. 


    If you have any questions about whats involved with this role please feel free to reach out to myself at Please apply by June 19th, 2020 by simply emailing stating your interest in the Webmaster postition. 

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