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Director, Strategy

Never has there been a more exciting time to join Girl Guides of Canada! Under the direction of a passionate and inspirational CEO the organization has embarked on a dramatic revitalization. As Director, Strategy and member of a new leadership team, this is your opportunity to partner with her to chart the course going forward. Your role is to provide expertise and counsel to assist in the achievement of key strategic priorities – Relevance, Empowerment, Diversity and Inclusivity, Agility.

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.

In this multi-faceted role, the Director, Strategy will provide overall direction to a number of business functions that will inform and support the strategic direction of the organization - Strategic Planning, Advocacy & Communications, Marketing & Merchandising, Project Management Office, Research & Analytics and Fund/Partnership Development.

We are looking for leadership in strategic planning and execution, and in the monitoring of organizational performance through metrics and research. You understand the impact of integrated marketing and communications to drive brand and build partnerships. You have demonstrated success coaching and leading teams with diverse levels of expertise to build trust and deliver on a shared vision across complex multi-level organizations.  Innovative and agile, you know how to collaborate with leaders, volunteers, and partners, and possess the ability to think globally while operating at ground level to identify and resolve problems and effect tangible change.

You are invited to forward your resume to ducharmegroup@sympatico.ca or to inquire on a confidential basis, please call Lynda Ducharme 416-481-7221. Application deadline is December 10, 2017 but we encourage early submissions as our evaluation process is ongoing. All qualified candidates will be contacted directly.

Upon request, Girl Guides of CanadaGuides du Canada will make available reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities during the recruitment process.

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.

Research and Analytics Specialist

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.

Girl Guides of Canada is looking for an analytical, detail oriented, experienced and forward thinking Research and Analytics Specialist to provide support and insight to GGC in the areas of member insight, external marketing research, ad hoc subject matter, and monitoring and evaluation.  We are a national not-for-profit about to embark on a major strategic shift across the organization, both internally and externally, and this position will have a direct impact on the company's future success. Reporting to the Director, Strategy, this position will encompass the development of processes using qualitative and quantitative analytical research methods with a clear focus on establishing and maintaining clear and sound methodological steps for the creation of data, which may be utilized to guide and support decision making.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop data in a consistent manner with clear documentation.
  • Ensure research reports and analysis are accurate and timely and that the data is effectively interpreted, utilized and integrated by the leadership team to drive quality decision-making. 
  • Conduct analysis as needed for strategic planning, through leadership analysis, and providing data for decision-making processes as well as ad hoc requests.
  • Participate in developing and implementing strategic planning for GGC while:
    • Supporting internal client requests in addressing various ad hoc and ongoing data questions
    • Ensuring data quality assurance
    • Developing methodological frameworks and documentation 
    • Assisting with reporting requirements for advocacy, thought leadership and communications
    • Providing frameworks and quantitative scenario analysis to aid decision-making.
  • Lead and develop longer term strategies and research projects as required, to assess and/or highlight broader programmatic and organizational performance. 
  • Manage external research vendor relationships to ensure quality and consistency.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Post-secondary degree in business, general arts or a related field preferred.
  • Minimum 3-5 years' experience in external research and analytics required.
  • Strong ability to manipulate data with spreadsheet, databases, and other analytical software.
  • A deep understanding of strategy and trends.
  • Excellent data analysis, problem solving capability and excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent skills in communication and presenting materials through verbal, written, or graphical techniques.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a cross functional team including staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to work independently, develop concepts and see them through to execution.
  • Demonstrated diplomacy.

ASSETS

  • Experience working with a diverse population of volunteers within the non-profit or charitable sector.
  • Passionate about social issues.
  • French language skills/fluency (and any other language spoken in Canada). 

Submit resume and salary requirements by November 24, 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.