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Deputy Council Youth Commissioner - Volunteer Support

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Deadline for applications is April 20, 2018.

The Greater Toronto Council Youth Network is seeking applications for Deputy Council Youth Commissioner (DCYC) of Volunteer Support


We are committed to providing meaningful support to our thousands of outstanding Volunteers. Our goal is to establish meaningful relationships with our Scouters, ensuring we understand their needs and that we are providing the support necessary to improve volunteer engagement. We will regularly obtain volunteer input on engagement and are aiming for an increase in the willingness of our volunteer Scouters to recommend Scouts Canada to others as a great place to volunteer.


Promote Council, Area, and Group program delivery that is; relevant, high quality, age appropriate, outdoors oriented, creative, fun, safe and consistent with program standards.


  • Actively participate as a member of the Council Leadership Team
  • Manage Council Volunteer Support Team, in conjunction with DCC Volunteer Support
  • Organize the annual Council Youth Recognition Ceremony
  • Appoint Council Learning & Development Lead, in conjunction with DCC Volunteer Support:
    • Develop an appropriate resourcing strategy (human & financial) to ensure that training opportunities in the Council meet volunteer training needs
    • Manage the development and provision of high quality training opportunities for all volunteers
    • Ensure that training opportunities adhere to Scouts Canada’s Volunteer Development principles and follow defined training standards
    • Ensure that member training records are accurate and maintained.
    • Ensure that Training Team volunteers are appropriately recognized for their contributions
    • Actively promote all volunteer training offered by Scouts Canada
    • Communicate on a regular and timely basis with the Council Commissioner and other Council stakeholders; report all progress and difficulties encountered
    • Actively participate as a member of the National Training Network:
    • Share best practices and challenges related to training implementation
    • Identify and prioritize opportunities for change
    • Champion and implement Scouts Canada training programs and processes at the Council level
  • Appoint Council Recognition Lead, in conjunction with DCC Volunteer Support
    • Actively participate as a member of the National Recognition Network:
    • Share best practices and challenges related to recognition programs.
    • Identify and prioritize opportunities for change.
    • Arrange for the distribution, and presentation of approved awards
    • develops distribution and recognition processes
    • Improves awareness and understanding of recognition programs for all stakeholders
    • Provides direct support to Groups and Areas to achieve volunteer recognition objectives
    • Maintains accurate volunteer recognition records within MyScouts
    • Arrange workshops/training opportunities as appropriate
    • Identify Group partners deserving recognition and provide support for recognition to occur
    • Share Recognition procedures, for gallantry, meritorious conduct and outstanding service to Scouting, to the Council Leadership team
    • Communicate on a regular and timely basis with the DCC/DCYC Volunteer Support; report all progress and difficulties encountered
    • Identify Pending or Inactive people receiving commendations to Council Commissioner and DCC/DCYC - Safety
    • Prepare articles for Council webpages and newsletters, recognizing award recipients – submit to DCC/DCYC Marketing and Communication for publishing
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality Scouting concepts through personal development and sound management practices
  • Work well in team settings and demonstrate ability to inspire confidence, team effort and leadership in others


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have two or more years of experience in Scouting
  • Have completed Wood Badge training for one or more program Sections
  • Be actively registered as a member of Scouts Canada
  • Be knowledgeable and understand Scouts Canada’s Volunteer Support Strategy and recognition programs
  • Possess a working Knowledge of MyScouts, including the ability to run reports
  • Possess a working Knowledge of Excel spreadsheets
  • Have demonstrated leadership, management, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Have excellent communication skills: ability to communicate clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing

Applicants must submit:

  • CV detailing your current Scouting role and Group (if applicable), Scouting background (and other community involvement), awards and recognition and leadership roles in and out of Scouting
  • Cover letter that identifies the Council for which you are applying and details regarding why you are interested in the position, your vision for Scouting and what you can contribute to the role
  • Name, telephone number and email address

Review the position description and submit your application to the Council Youth Network:, by March 15, 2018

Successful applicants will serve for a 1-year term, renewable up to 3 years.

Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, offers challenging programs for boys, girls and youth age 5-26 in thousands of individual groups in most cities and towns across Canada.

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