Current Opportunities

Manager, Diversity & Inclusion

Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) provides a safe space where every girl is empowered to be everything she wants to be. As a girl-driven organization, girls are given choice, voice and the scope to take action, all within a fun and friendship-based environment. We strive to ensure that girls and women from all walks of life, identities and lived experiences feel a sense of belonging and can fully participate. GGC is an organization with over 100 years of history and a strong and growing future.

Diversity and Inclusion is critical to our long-term success and to achieve this we will require a "fit for GGC" strategy. We're seeking an experienced and resourceful Manager to work with key stakeholders across the country – staff, volunteers, girls, and community partners - to design and implement a national diversity and inclusion framework that will help us better reflect the diversity of the Canadian mosaic within our membership.  Not only will you help to realize the goals put forward in our existing strategy, but we will also look to you to provide thought leadership and infuse new ideas.

You should apply if:

  • You have a demonstrated passion for diversity and inclusion and leading-edge knowledge of principles, practices and emerging issues and trends.
  • You are a leader with strong influence skills and are able to work with a variety of people to produce results within a highly collaborative environment.
  • You are excited about the prospect of getting in on the ground floor to build capacity within an organization.
  • You enjoy engaging and building relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • You are strategic with a bias towards action.
  • You aren't afraid to tackle complex problems or contentious issues.
  • You have a proven ability to manage complex projects.
  • You are politically intelligent and able to navigate sensitive situations.
  • You are highly analytical and can effectively translate research, trends, and metrics into strategy.
  • You have experience leading organizational development, change management, stakeholder engagement, and partnership development efforts.
  • You have formal post-secondary education and work experience relevant to this role.
  • You are willing to travel to various Canadian locations on occasion.

Additional assets:

  • Experience in sectors relating to youth services, member services, or volunteer management
  • Experience working with volunteer leaders and in larger, more complex organizations
  • Experience working in non-profit sector

Submit resume and salary requirements by October 30, 2017 to:

Leisa McKenzie – Assistant, Human Resources
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.  This commitment to inclusion means our culture, programming, and practices encourage self-awareness and awareness of others; room for difference; and environments where girls and women 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. Accommodation requests should be made in advance to Human Resources at HR@girlguides.ca


Editor, Programming

at National Office
(Contract position to December 2018)  

Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada (GGC) is a leading organization for girls facilitating personal development and leadership. Through challenging and stimulating opportunities, we fulfill our Mission to enable girls to be confident, resourceful and courageous, and to make a difference in the world.

GGC is seeking an EDITOR to work with the Member Experience department to provide overall editorial and writing support during the development of Girls First, our new and dynamic non-formal programming for girls.  Our programs support Girls in five branches: Sparks age 5-6, Brownies age 7-9, Guides age 9 -11, Pathfinders age 12-14, Rangers age 15-17. Programming is delivered by women, ages 18+.  If you are a creative and critical thinker, and passionate about providing empowering programming to Girls, then we look forward to hearing from you!  This is a contract position until December 2018.

Your responsibilities will be:

  • Provide editorial and writing support for Girls First, as we develop non-formal programming for Girls and young women across all branches of GGC
  • Lead the development of the Girls First voice and tone, developing an approach that is Girl focused and that will engage Girls
  • Provide support to program development teams to maintain voice, language, as well as  consistency of communications with respect to messaging and materials
  • Develop and maintain a Girls First/programming style guide that supports the overall GGC style guide and ensure compliance across all Member Experience materials
  • Audit, proofread and edit all programming copy, including non-formal programming materials, training materials, online materials, resource guides, scrips for audio/video etc., adhering to established Girls First style guide
  • Rewrite content, as needed, for clarity and consistency
  • Develop concepts, research and write Girls First communications materials, including web content, e-blasts, newsletters, etc. in conjunction with the GGC Communications team as required
  • Ensure consistency of style and accuracy of all content, fact checking as needed
  • Consult with team regarding all editorial-related questions
  • Work with Coordinator, Graphic Design to ensure integrity of content throughout layout/design process
  • Contribute to program reviews and revisions and apply best practices with respect to language and style for Girl engagement, Girl-centered involvement and revitalized global focus
  • Work as an integrated member of the Programming team, serving organizational needs as required
  • Work as part of inter-departmental teams, with GGC volunteers, and with external partners
  • Seek consultation and collaboration from the GGC members
  • Prepare progress updates on assigned initiatives for inclusion in regular Programming reports for Board of Directors, Provincial Committees and others as required

Qualifications Required

  • Degree in English, Communications, Journalism or equivalent education
  • A minimum of three years' experience editing, copyediting and writing
  • Experience editing in a children's/youth market, particularly with non-fiction, instructional and reference content
  • Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
  • Knowledge of CP style guide
  • Highly detail oriented with a thorough command of grammar, punctuation, spelling and sentence structure
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to accommodate schedules and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and quickly on a number of projects simultaneously and to prioritize work
  • Ability to work as part of a team – sharing ideas and information
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Highly self-motivated, energetic, and outcome-oriented
  • Strong computer skills – MSOffice, Adobe, and other online publishing software

Assets

  • Experience working with girls and young women
  • Experience with project management
  • Experience working with a diverse population of volunteers within the non-profit or charitable sector
  • French language skills/fluency
  • Knowledge of/experience with Guiding

PLEASE NOTE: This is a full-time contract based in our Toronto office

Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements by October 18, 2017:

Leisa McKenzie – Assistant, Human Resources
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.  This commitment to inclusion means GGC's culture, programming, and practices encourage self-awareness and awareness of others; room for difference; and environments where girls and women 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.