Current Opportunities

Manager, Special Experiences

at National Office

Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada (GGC) is the leading member organization for girls encouraging 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 a Manager, Special Experiences who will be responsible for the delivery of innovative and Girl-driven events and experiences both domestically and internationally.  This position will involve the design and safe execution of nationally sponsored trips to international locations; nationally sponsored trips to Canadian locations; Girl-driven events and conferences; and the planning and execution of Canada's hosting of an international Guiding Camp for Girls from around the world.  If you are a strategic thinker with a methodical and organized approach to bringing outcomes-based programming to life through exceptional experiences, then we would love to hear from you!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop an annual strategy for the overall delivery of exceptional experiences to Girls across the country that support GGC program priorities
  • Oversee Guiding Mosaic, an international Guiding camp experience hosted by Canada every three years and attended by over 2000 Girls and Guiders from Canada and around the world
  • Strategize, design, plan and implement seamless, safe and life-changing international and domestic travel experiences for Girls across Canada
  • Oversee the development of content, itineraries and curricula to support international and local opportunities to engage and empower Girls
  • Work in partnership with senior volunteers, Managers and Directors to oversee, design and deliver Girl-driven conferences, regional events or other opportunities
  • Work in collaboration with the five World Centres of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) to deliver exceptional travel opportunities for Girls
  • Work closely with organization's Directors and Managers to deliver on strategic priorities
  • Manage a small team responsible for the coordination of special experiences

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Post-secondary degree in travel, event planning, outdoor education or equivalent experience
  • At least 8 years' experience in applicable management roles, especially Camp Directors or youth-facing event planners
  • Experience planning and/or delivering innovative youth experiences such as camps, conferences or special events with proven competence with both logistical and public-facing roles
  • Practical experience in the design and delivery of non-formal education with youth, preferably on social justice, environmental, or leadership development programming
  • Excellent creative thinking skills with a proven ability to plan world-class events and experiences that align with, and strengthen, organizational goals and objectives
  • Excellent change management skills including clear communication, project management, organizational and stakeholder consultation tactics
  • Skilled in various online tools to support project management, application processes and with an ability to bring applicable technology solutions to the forefront for greater efficiency
  • Strong ability to use data, as well as superior critical thinking skills to deliver recommendations
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with a proficiency in delivering and receiving feedback
  • A proven track record of being a positive and energetic team member and a key influencer
  • Genuinely enthusiastic to consult and collaborate with volunteers and staff members
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including  an ability to effectively interface with senior management, staff and GGC's Board of Directors
  • A passion for Girl empowerment

ASSETS:

  • Knowledge of issues related to social justice, girls/women, children/youth a strong asset
  • Experience working with senior volunteers and in larger, more complex organizations
  • Experience working in non-profit sector
  • Knowledge of/experience with Guiding
  • French language skills/fluency or multiple languages considered a strong asset

Submit resume and salary requirements by July 31st, 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 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.

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


Digital Marketing & PR Specialist

at National Office

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 everything they want to be.

Are you are a PR pro who gets excited about social media and cause-related marketing? Are you an avid visual storyteller with an understanding of how advocacy, marketing, advertising and communications intersect? Are you always the first to know about the next trends in social communications? Does data science and analytics turn your creative engine on? If you are this unicorn, then we want to meet you.

Girl Guides of Canada is seeking a Digital Marketing & PR Specialist to join the Marketing & Merchandising team. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Marketing, you will be responsible for building a strategic digital program including social media, content marketing and influencer relations in order to support business goals and objectives. You will be working collaboratively with internal stakeholders and provincial volunteers across the country to optimize our Brand in the digital world. Ideally, you will know how to produce social content (video included), develop web material, and manage analytics all while single-handedly nurturing influencer and media relationships.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop engaging digital campaigns that get noticed, to help enhance Brand reputation and garner earned impressions
  • Lead the ongoing development of the GGC social media marketing strategy, paid and organic, including the annual digital advertising campaign
  • Work with agencies, the Web Specialist and Communications team to build digital content as necessary
  • Generate analytics and dashboards to inform strategic decisions about digital content on owned channels in order to meet acquisition targets
  • Build an influencer program, identifying ongoing partnership opportunities for amplification of the GGC Brand
  • Work with internal stakeholders across the country, including volunteers, to continue improving social media and related policies within the volunteer program
  • Some moderation of social channels required

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Postsecondary degree in public relations, marketing or communications
  • At least five years' experience in a relevant role, agency; non-profit experience preferable
  • Experience developing comprehensive PR and marketing strategies across multiple channels
  • Proficient in Ads Manager and other social advertising tools
  • Proven ability in understanding and leveraging Google analytics and other digital tools in order to identify trends, set goals and report on performance
  • Familiarity with digital tools such as Hootsuite or Simply Measured
  • Ability to work independently, develop concepts and see them through to execution
  • Strong writing skills
  • Demonstrated diplomacy

ASSETS

  • Passion about social issues
  • A rolodex of social media influencers
  • Experience working with web content management systems.
  • French language skills/fluency (and any other language spoken in Canada) 
  • Experience working with a diverse population of volunteers within the non-profit or charitable sector
  • Knowledge of/experience with Guiding.

Submit resume and salary requirements by July 17, 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 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.