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Duke of Edinburgh Award Coordinator

Purpose

The purpose of a Duke of Edinburgh Award Coordinator is to ensure the Duke of Edinburgh Online Record Book is maintained in line with the licensing agreement held between Scouts Canada and Duke of Edinburgh International Award. 

Duke of Edinburgh Award Coordinator
Accountable to: Scouts Canada Award Officer 
Term:  Appointed annually by the Scouts Canada Award Officer, in consultation with the membership within the area to be served.
Time Required:  Minimum 1–2 hours per week 

 

Outcome

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Coordinator will:

  • Maintain the Council Duke of Edinburgh Online Record Books.
  • Set up training accounts for all Award Leaders.
  • Administer the Level 1 Training.
  • Facilitate Level 2 training where appropriate.
  • Maintain Training Records for the Region.
  • Update all Award Leader’s Training Records when needed.
  • Assign participants to an appropriate Award Leader.
  • Develop and maintain Council Duke of Edinburgh Venturer Companies and Rover Crews.
  • Act as an Award Leader to any youth that does not have an Award Leader.
  • Assess and approve Silver Level Awards.
  • Work to create a climate that encourages stability and program quality, specific to youth needs and concerns.
  • Promote and educate youth, Scouters, and parents on the importance of Scouts Canada’s award process.
  • Be committed to Scouts Canada’s program—the Canadian Path—including the Four Key Elements: Adventure, Plan-Do-Review, SPICES and Youth-led

 

Focus

The primary focus for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Coordinator will be on developing and supporting the Award Leaders to ensure all Award Centres are providing quality programming to the youth. 

 

Objective

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Coordinator is committed to partnering with the other Regional Coordinators, Award Officer and Award Leaders to achieve Scouts Canada’s Strategic Goals—Membership Growth, Safety, Program Quality and Volunteer Support.  Together this creates division dedicated to overseeing and ensuring youth can engage in fun, safe, youth-led Scouting adventures. 

 

Activities

In order to be successful, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Coordinator will be deeply committed to our model of shared leadership, including partnering with the community and Scouters to make all key decisions for the Duke of Edinburgh Award in the Region. 

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Coordinator will:

  • Be a mentor and coach for Award Leaders and unassigned participants.
  • Promote the value of council-based events within Scouts Canada.
  • Ensure all Regional Duke of Edinburgh participants receive the support to complete their award.
  • Develop positive working relationships with the participants Award Leaders, parents, and community partners within the Region.
  • Routinely meet with unassigned participants to provide in-person support
  • Provide feedback to Award Leaders identifying opportunities for professional growth
  • Promote in the recruitment, appointment, and ongoing training of Award Leaders within the Region.
  • Actively recruit youth to Participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
  • Ensure compliance with all Scouts Canada’s Bylaws, Policies and Procedures
  • Promote effective communications throughout the Region.
  • Represent the Region as a member of the Scouts Canada Division at meetings, conferences and calls, as scheduled
  • Promote the successes of the Regional membership and encourage linking and/or bridging opportunities for members to interact with groups from other Councils and WOSM.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will:

  • Demonstrate leadership, management, problem solving, delegation and decision-making skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Be a team player with a coachable personality
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal and excellent communication skills
  • Model positive behaviours appropriate to Scouting
  • Willing to become a registered and active member of Scouting and must maintain most current Scouts Canada and Duke of Edinburgh International Award level of training.
  • Possess a strong Scouting background or other equivalent volunteer experience

 


Ready to Apply?

Submit Cover Letter and Scouting/Volunteer Resume to Kelly Logan at kelly.logan@scouts.ca.