Current Opportunities

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Curriculum and Training Resource Developer (Diversity and Inclusion)

(6 to 8 week contract position at the National Office)

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

We’re looking for freelance writers and editors who can support our staff team as we work together to achieve our Vision "a better world, by girls"!

GGC is seeking submissions of interest from education and training resource developers to work on developing new and modifying existing guides, manuals and handbooks, toolkits, and other resources. As an organization undertaking becoming an organization where all girls can say “I belong”, GGC is committed to providing its staff, volunteers and members with the tools to make our programs, practices and cultures more inclusive and equitable. 

We’re looking to hire someone for approximately six to eight weeks to work closely with our in-house Diversity and Inclusion Department in Toronto.

The Curriculum and Training Resource Developer will work toward building the capacity of GGC staff and members by:

  • Designing, refining, building and implementing training and education tools
    • Work with the staff of the Diversity and Inclusion department to develop education and training resources and tools.
      • Develop a facilitator handbook, based on existing content, to aid in the delivery of 4 diversity and inclusion modules
      • Refine guide and create additional tools for program writing team on inclusive program development
      • Develop and curate resources for pilot unit Guiders
      • Develop tools and resources on inclusive human resources
      • Develop a diversity and inclusion resource database
      • Audit and modify existing tools and guides for adult members and staff on transgender inclusion, accessibility, etc.

You should apply if: 

  • You have demonstrated passion for and expert knowledge of the principles of diversity and inclusion
  • You have experience in designing and developing diversity and inclusion educational tools and resources
  • You understand the social, cultural, and economic contexts of marginalized communities through lived experience and/or professional experience
  • You can work quickly to deliver on deadlines with high quality
  • You have post-secondary education in a related field combined with 3-5 years’ experience in adult education, resource development, and/or diversity and inclusion work (or an equivalent combination of education and experience);

To submit an expression of interest, send the following to Leisa McKenzie, Manager, People & Culture at hr@girlguides.ca by 5pm on June 28, 2019:

  • A short email explaining who you are, what you’re looking for and able to provide.
  • A cover letter and resume (as one file) with pay rate expectations ($/day)
  • A link or sample of two or three pieces of education and training materials that you’ve designed and developed that you’re proud of (if available for public consumption).

GGC will review submissions and respond by July 3, 2019. We expect the Curriculum and Training Resource Developer to take on project work beginning in July 2019.

Manager, Member Risk

Have you heard about our big changes?  That’s right Girl Guides of Canada- Guides du Canada (GGC) has just launched a new vision, mission, look and feel as it continues to provide a safe space to empower a girl to be “Everything she wants to be”.   With our new vision of “A better world, by girls” and our mission “To be a catalyst for girls empowering girls”, we are excited to build on our 100+ year history to ensure that we are relevant to today’s girl.

We have new strategic priorities, a new product – Girls First, our updated Girl program delivered through a fully interactive digital platform, and a drive have our membership be reflective of the full diversity of Canadian girls and women.  Now we need to align our approach to member risk with our new approach to delivering exceptional experiences to our members. We’re looking for an experienced, proven, growth oriented, self-starter, to leverage all these great changes in a risk program as our Manager, Member Risk.  

We want every girl to be everything she wants to be which means that our approach to member risk should support this goal.  We need someone that understands the need to encourage thoughtful risk taking, while also striving to create safe environments and ensuring that the organization is aligned with national standards and best practices in the risk industry.

In the short term you will be working with an external consultant on improving our risk program including underpinning philosophy, processes, guidelines, technical support and training program. You will need to work with them to understand the needs of our members, test out new approaches and guidelines, develop change management initiatives, and manage the implementation and evaluation of the new approach.

Beyond that you’ll be the organizational lead on the day to day implementation of the current and future risk programs including assessing complex situations, providing support to volunteers and staff who implement activities, updating current guidelines and training content, and responding to issues that arise.

So does this sound like you?  If so, please read on for more details…

Risk approach:

You will work with external consultants leading an overhaul to GGC’s risk and safety approach and guidelines to implement a new model at the organization. You’ll need to think big picture and support the implementation of a program across the country but also understand the basic needs of a girl in her weekly unit meeting.

Expertise:

You’ll ensure GGC has clear guidelines and training programs that meet best practices around child and youth safety, outdoor activities, camping, international and local travel, boating, swimming and other aquatic activities. You’ll assess individual risk situations that arise and make recommendations to the organization and its members on how to handle these situations. You’ll also work with our insurance provider to report, manage and assess risk.

Infrastructure:

Member activity risk need a strong internal infrastructure to ensure that our 97,000 members are supported.  You will need to collaborate with other teams such as IT, Communications, Member Experience, Member Services, Learning and Development and HR to build the infrastructure necessary to support your risk program.

Program management:

You’ll oversee the implementation of the activity risk program including ensuring that evaluation and reporting is done regularly, training programs and guidelines are up to date and that the program meets the evolving needs of GGC’s members.

Leadership:

You will lead a team of volunteers with experience in activity risk at GGC with the possibility of staff in the future. You will coach and mentor this team to be a highly engaged and productive team.

If you think this role leverages all your skills and strengths, then make sure you have all the Basics before you apply...

The Basics

  • Related education (Recreation studies, Risk Management, Health & Safety, or other related discipline)
  • 5+ years’ experience in child and youth activity risk programs
  • Experience in youth development, special education, outdoor education, community development, and/or adventure education
  • Knowledgeable and experienced on all current safety regulations and standards related to camping, outdoor activities, boating, swimming and other aquatic activities
  • Knowledgeable and experience in leading and/or organizing international trips for youths
  • Strong relationship builder able to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • Experience working with volunteers in a non-profit environment
  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to motivate and engage direct reports and non-direct reports
  • Experience working with participants from diverse backgrounds and/or with special needs
  • Experience in leading/organizing international trips.
  • Experience in supervisory roles, specifically in the area of risk management
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and people skills

Final Details

  • Full time role, starting immediately
  • Located at 50 Merton Street, Toronto or the possibility of working remotely
  • Some travel and occasional weekend and evening work is required
  • Reporting to the Director, Member Relations
  • Competitive salary, benefits, and pension plan

If this sounds like a role tailor made for you, it is time to send us your story so that we can get to know you better.

Please submit your cover letter (this is your chance to tell us why you are our best choice for this job) and your resume (as one file) to Leisa McKenzie, Manager, People & Culture -  HR@girlguides.ca and use Manager, Member Risk as the subject line.  

Deadline to apply is Monday, July 8th, 2019.

We thank everyone in advance who takes the time to apply to this role, but unfortunately we will only be contacting those selected for an interview.