Current Opportunities

Brand Manager (National Office)

What would you do if you led the charge for driving brand awareness and engagement for Canada’s leading not-for-profit focused on girls?

Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) empowers girls to be everything she wants to be. Guiding is where a girl can shine as she takes the lead, explores new challenges and meet the most important person in her life, herself – all with the support of girls and women who will be by her side every step of the way. The result? Girls who are ready to navigate the world as leaders and goal-getters. Her next adventure starts with Guiding, does yours?

If you have a passion for developing brand strategies with powerful visual identities that are consistently used across an organization and thrive on building engaging multi-channel marketing campaigns with ambitious goals, while working with a team of highly driven and committed colleagues who are putting the girl at the center of everything they do, this is the opportunity for you.

GGC is actively searching for a Brand Manager.

This highly collaborative role reports to the Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications and has responsibilities for line management.

Target start date for this position will be February 2019.

The Brand Manager will:

  • Develop GGC’s brand strategy and ensure it is understood and lived consistently through brand guidelines, visual identity, tone of voice, and messaging used by the various departments and levels of our organization in a variety of mediums and initiatives
  • Lead the development and refinement of the brand’s messages and creative designs to attract and retain members
  • Lead the development of marketing strategies and oversee the building and execution of aligned multi-channel marketing plans that drive member acquisition and retention, increases brand equity and drives engagement
  • Work closely with other department heads to support GGC’s initiatives and projects – providing strategic counsel and recommendations and ensuring the work is aligned with brand/marketing efforts
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of all brand activity to ensure delivery on budget, provide regular marketing performance reporting and full campaign analysis, and make on-going recommendations
  • Leverage data to support decisions including segmentation, reporting, testing and optimization
  • Inspire internal and external partners to develop impactful advertising creative for deployment on various media channels to improve brand recall and link
  • Lead work to build a comprehensive asset library and develop the creative look and feel of our brand into the next phase of our strategic plan
  • Oversee social media strategy and content development to support various business units, including program delivery, member services, cookies, advocacy, fund development and merchandising
  • Develop and support local marketing plans and experiential activations that address member acquisition, business priorities and drive engagement
  • Provide direction and counsel to provincial marketing teams on a variety of local initiatives

You should apply if:

  • You are a creative thinking, highly motivated, enthusiastic person who has a passion for marketing across all mediums with 5+ years of experience working with dynamic brands
  • You have 3+ years in a Marketing role leading strategy, planning, execution and performance measurement
  • You are a strong leader who can manage teams to drive alignment and build exceptional relationships across all levels of an organization
  • You have post-secondary education in marketing or equivalent
  • You can work well and collaboratively across a range of teams, including the ability to work with colleagues in remote offices
  • You embody the attributes of our core DNA – welcoming, imaginative, courageous and enthusiastic
  • You are creative, curious and passionate about GGC’s future
  • You are excited by the prospect of rolling up your sleeves and working to leverage the potential of over 20,000 volunteers to deliver on GGC’s mission “to be a catalyst for girls empowering girls”

Additional assets

  • French language skills

Submit a cover letter and resume (as one file) with salary expectations by January 23, 2019 to:

Leisa McKenzie – Manager, People & Culture
Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada
50 Merton Street, Toronto, Ontario M4S 1A3           
E-mail HR@girlguides.ca

Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada (GGC) recognizes and values the richness of human diversity in its many forms, and therefore strives to ensure environments where individuals from all walks of life, identities, and lived experiences feel a sense of belonging and can participate fully. This commitment to inclusion means our culture, programming, and practices encourage self-awareness and awareness of others; room for difference; and environments where individuals feel safe, respected, supported, and inspired to reach their potential.

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Upon request, Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada will make available reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities during the recruitment process. Accommodations requests should be made in advance.

IT Services Coordinator (National Office)

Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) empowers every girl to be everything she wants to be.

This is an excellent time to join one of Canada’s most trusted youth serving charities. Come join our amazing team as we work together to achieve our vision “a better world, by girls”!

GGC is actively searching or an IT Services Coordinator to provide support and training for GGC’s association management system and to support the IT team, ensuring issues and requests and addressed timely and efficiently while guaranteeing a high standard of service and satisfaction to our members, volunteers and staff.

The IT Services Coordinator will:

  • Resolve first level helpdesk requests relating to our membership information system.
  • Monitor our internal and 3rd party IT helpdesk ticketing systems, ensuring all required information is provided by end users, tickets are kept up to date and accurate, tickets are resolved in a timely manner, and escalate tickets when required.
  • Coordinate with the wider IT team to ensure maintenance tasks are completed on schedule, coordinate small IT projects, assist with basic IT tasks, coordinate 3rd party IT user support resources, and produce regular monthly status
  • Communicate/liaise with the Membership Database Coordinator regarding membership information system issues provide support and resolution of progressively more complex help desk tickets.
  • Coordinate and conduct training\refresher webinars to ensure membership system usage is consistent and maximized across the organization.
  • Write and disseminate tips, bulletins and other membership information system-related communications.
  • Create and revise various manuals for users
  • Consult/advise users (staff, volunteers, etc.) on functional use of the core of our membership information system: iMIS and respond to inquiries and requests from volunteers/members relating to membership systems.
  • Assist in checking database reports as needed.
  • Participate in conference calls with iMIS Advisers

You are the model candidate if:

  • You have experience with iMIS or another membership or customer relationship management system.
  • You have a demonstrated aptitude for learning computer software applications.
  • You have excellent customer service skills.
  • You have experience training and helping end users to use software applications.
  • You have non-profit and volunteer sector experience is an asset.
  • You have related post-secondary education or equivalent relevant work experience.
  • You have outstanding organizational and coordination abilities.
  • You make informed decisions, complete tasks, and problem solve.
  • You are creative, curious and passionate about GGC’s future.
  • You are excited by the prospect of rolling up your sleeves and working to leverage the potential of over 76,000 girls and 20,000 volunteers to deliver on GGC’s mission “to be a catalyst for girls empowering girls”.
  • You embody the attributes of our core DNA – welcoming, imaginative, courageous and enthusiastic.

Does this sound like you? Then apply today.

Submit a cover letter and resume (as one file) with salary expectations by January 23, 2019 to:

Leisa McKenzie – Manager, People & Culture
Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada
50 Merton Street, Toronto, Ontario M4S 1A3           
E-mail HR@girlguides.ca

Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada (GGC) recognizes and values the richness of human diversity in its many forms, and therefore strives to ensure environments where girls and women from all walks of life, identities, and lived experiences feel a sense of belonging and can participate fully. 

Upon request, Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada will make available reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities during the recruitment process. Accommodation requests should be made in advance to People & Culture. 

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Freelance Translation Coordinator

Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) empowers every girl to be everything she wants to be.

GGC is seeking submissions of interest from freelance translation coordinators for a 6-9 month period. We are seeking a bilingual (English and French), creative and experienced individual to oversee the translation of a variety of documents and texts and help build our in-house French-language lexicon. You combine experience in skillfully moving documents through the translation process while working with external suppliers to meet the needs of internal clients, and possess a love for language and finding just the right bons mots for expressing information. 

Summary of Work to Be Performed

  • Identify and manage preferred external suppliers of translation services.
  • Coordinate the translation of a variety of documents (English to French) – assessing needs of internal clients and working with suppliers to ensure finished products are delivered on time and on budget and to the utmost quality.
  • Assess final translated documents to ensure they meet organizational brand and quality standards and the needs of the reader.
  • Prioritize translation requests of internal clients and track status of translation projects.
  • Build and manage in-house lexicon and terminology database, ensuring it reflects Girl Guides of Canada as a girl-driven organization.
  • On occasion provide translation support, translating documents from English to French.
  • Provide linguistic advice and conduct terminological research.
  • Proofread print-ready French collateral and documents.
  • On occasion adapt marketing texts and slogans for equivalents that will connect with Canada’s Francophone communities.

Please get in touch if:

  • You are excited by the prospect of rolling up your sleeves and working to help us achieve GGC’s Mission to be a catalyst for girls empowering girls.
  • You embody the attributes of our core DNA – welcoming, imaginative, courageous and enthusiastic.
  • You possess a B.A. in Translation (English to French) and five years of experience working in a similar role.
  • You have an excellent mastery of written French, including ability to craft elegant, culturally-sensitive texts that reflect the principles of plain language.
  • You possess excellent time management skills and can work independently.

Additional assets

  • Familiarity and experience working with SharePoint applications.
  • Familiarity with process improvement and with management databases and/or utilizing project management tools.
  • Certification from a professional association.

To submit an expression of interest, send the following to  hr@girlguides.ca by 5 p.m.  Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

  • A short email explaining who you are, what you’re looking for and able to provide.
  • Provide your fee schedule (preferably your hourly rate)
  • A copy or link to your resume/CV, LinkedIn profile or online portfolio – whichever will help us to understand why you might be able to provide what we need.
  • A link or sample of two or three pieces that you’ve produced that you’re proud of.

Coordinator, Project Management at the National Office (One-year contract)

Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) empowers every girl to be everything she wants to be.  

Come join our amazing team as we work together to achieve our vision “a better world, by girls!”

The Strategy team is actively seeking a dynamic individual for our next
Coordinator, Project Management position.

In this role, the Coordinator, Project Management leads Project Management on GGC’s Strategic Plan. Working closely with the Director, Strategy, they will ensure that people across GGC have what they need to deliver, manage and share information on key projects contributing to our Strategic Plan. The coordinator will project manage other important or strategic initiatives, on an ad hoc basis.

The Coordinator, Project Management will:

  • Provide Project Management support to the implementation of the GGC Strategic Plan. This includes but is not limited to overall project management, resource and activity planning and tracking, resource and schedule maintenance, change control and risk/issue tracking.
  • Work with technical specialists to develop and implement monitoring and learning activities against the strategic plan.
  • Support the Director, Strategy and other actors to incorporate strong stakeholder management and communication practice across the strategic planning process.
  • Provide project management oversight for identified priority/strategic projects, as identified.
  • Manage project documentation, including ensuring that key stakeholders (staff and members) have information they need.
  • Provide subject matter leadership/expertise so that interested GGC staff can develop project management skills and capabilities and work with People & Culture (Talent) to identify and signpost development opportunities for others.

You should apply if:

  • You embody the attributes of our core DNA – welcoming, imaginative, courageous and enthusiastic.
  • You are excited about the prospect of working to leverage the potential of over 76,000 girls and 20,000 volunteers to deliver on GGC’s mission “to be a catalyst for girls empowering girls.”
  • You have experience managing complicated multi-stakeholder projects. (You may hold a Project Management certificate or equivalent work experience(s)
  • You have knowledge of or willingness to learn a range of tools, including software, in the Project Management toolkit – for example: MS Project, Smartsheet, Asana, etc.
  • You have exceptional written and verbal communication skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • You have to ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders across GGC.  Experience working in large non-profits or in volunteer-led organizations is a strong asset.
  • You have existing knowledge or strong interest in Strategy, strategic planning or similar functions in social purpose organizations. Experience and knowledge of the non-profit sector in Canada is an asset.
  • You are able to work effectively and collaboratively with team members at distance

If this sounds like you, then apply today! Submit a cover letter and resume (as one file) with salary expectations by January 18, 2019 to:

Leisa McKenzie – Manager, People and Culture
Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada
50 Merton Street, Toronto, Ontario M4S 1A3    E-mail HR@girlguides.ca
Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada (GGC) recognizes and values the richness of human diversity in its many forms, and therefore strives to ensure environments where girls and women from all walks of life, identities, and lived experiences feel a sense of belonging and can participate fully.

Upon request, Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada will make available reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities during the recruitment process. Accommodation requests should be made in advance to People & Culture.

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Member Growth Planner

Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) empowers every girl to be everything she wants to be.

GGC is actively searching for a Member Growth Planner.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading girl-driven organization in a role that is critical to unleashing organization potential to grow.

The Member Growth Planner will coordinate with provincial and national office staff to support growth in all geographical territories of pilot programs, unit space planning, and local community outreach plans. You will have the opportunity to develop training plans for new member growth initiatives to roll out nationally.

The Member Growth Planner will:

  • Lead logistics planning and scalability for units nationally for member growth.
  • Develop community outreach plans and partnerships in local areas.
  • Track, monitor, and report on new initiatives for recruitment across Canada.
  • Prepare community planning reports and analyze data to identify areas of growth potential, needs, and risk with the Member Growth Analyst.
  • Execute, plan and monitor pilot projects, unit readiness, wait lists, and renewal processes.
  • Identify barriers and recommendations to improve processes.
  • Support new fund development opportunities.
  • In collaboration with Marketing and Communications, develop recruitment marketing collateral to promote GGC in targeted markets.
  • Develop and execute action plans for succession planning.
  • Take on an active role in coordination of growth initiatives to increase recruitment and acquisitions provincially and nationally.
  • Collaborating with various stakeholders for growth initiatives.
  • Conduct adult member screening.

You are the model candidate if:

  • You have non-profit and volunteer sector experience is an asset.
  • You have worked on growth initiatives or sales/territory growth target equivalent.
  • You have related post-secondary education (Business Administration, Urban Planning, Project Management, Community Development) or equivalent relevant work experience.
  • You have outstanding organizational and coordination abilities.
  • You make informed decisions, complete tasks, and problem solve.
  • You have experience working in a Windows environment, utilizing on-line reporting tools and e-mail.
  • You have experience with a customer database (IMIS considered an asset).  
  • You have exceptional written and oral communication skills and strong attention to detail.
  • You are creative, curious and passionate about GGC’s future.
  • You are excited by the prospect of rolling up your sleeves and working to leverage the potential of over 76,000 girls and 20,000 volunteers to deliver on GGC’s mission “to be a catalyst for girls empowering girls”.
  • You embody the attributes of our core DNA – welcoming, imaginative, courageous and enthusiastic.

Logistics:

  • Able to work occasional evening and weekends and willing to travel within Canada.

Does this sound like you? Then apply today!
Submit a cover letter and resume (as one file) with salary expectations by January 23, 2019 to:

Leisa McKenzie – Manager, People & Culture
Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada
50 Merton Street, Toronto, Ontario M4S 1A3           
E-mail HR@girlguides.ca

Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada (GGC) recognizes and values the richness of human diversity in its many forms, and therefore strives to ensure environments where girls and women from all walks of life, identities, and lived experiences feel a sense of belonging and can participate fully. 

Upon request, Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada will make available reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities during the recruitment process. Accommodation requests should be made in advance to People & Culture. 

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.