Scouts Events Ambassador –Quebec Council

Scouts Events Ambassador –Quebec Council

Are you looking for a way to share your love of scouting with large groups? Do you want to be a leader in Scouts Canada but don’t have the time to be a Scouter? Well here is your chance to contribute!

We are looking for a small team of 3-4 enthusiastic volunteers that will serve as ambassadors to share and inform the public about the amazing programming Scouts Canada has to offer at local events and expos. Training will be provided!

These events will take place throughout the year and can run from 1-4 days, mostly on weekends.

What you bring to the table:

-Love of Scouting

-Comfort when speaking one-on-one, answering questions, and potentially to crowds

-Strong knowledge of the Canadian Path and Scouts Programming

-Occasional availability on weekends

-Reliability and punctuality

-An energetic, outgoing and friendly personality

-Excellent communication skills with guests from diverse backgrounds, being courteous, professional, patient and respectful at all times

-Ability to travel around province of Quebec

Below are assets but not required:

-Bilingualism

-Comfortable using MyScouts for registration

-Experience working a booth/stand at an expo or demonstration

 

What will you do?

-Educate event attendees and answer general questions regarding Scouts Canada and local groups

-Present information in a professional manner

-Set up, maintain and pack up the displays

-Promote Scouts mission

-Aid in recruitment of members

Scouts Canada promises youth, parents and the community at large that “It Starts with Scouts”.  Scouts aims to provide youth with opportunities to experience new things and develop into capable and well-rounded individuals. You will join an energetic and fun team that is committed to growing Scouting and making a difference in the lives of youth!

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 and your passions! We thank you for taking the time to consider this position.

Please submit your application to Brittiny.catalano@scouts.ca. Please understand that only individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. Deadline for application is February 8th, 2019.

Seeking a New Council Commissioner


Would you like to make a difference in the growth and development of youth in Quebec 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 — Quebec.

The Council Commissioner is the leading volunteer for Scouting in Quebec with a membership of over 1760 Youth supported by more than 490 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 Quebec, 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, Quebec 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 February 18th, 2019. This position is being advertised internally within Scouting and externally