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Coordinator, Girls First Program Development

(Contract to December 2018)

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.

We require a Coordinator, Girls First Program Development who will research, develop and implement dynamic programming for girls that is engaging and reflective of their current needs and interests. Our programs are set out into 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 adults, ages 18+.  This is a contract position until December 2018.

Your responsibilities will be:

  • To develop non-formal programming for girls and young women across all branches of Girls Guides of Canada that supports the Girls First vision.
  • Contribute to program reviews and revisions to ensure best practices for girl engagement, girl-centered involvement and revitalized global focus.
  • Adapt successful program challenges and other programming into the core Girls First program.
  • Recommend and create outcomes-based skills-building opportunities for girls.
  • Co-facilitate the production, distribution and evaluation of programming and resources and publications as necessary; assist in updating and reviewing program related content, including web content.
  • Research and stay abreast of current trends in theory and theories in education – themes, delivery, practices, etc. (especially non-formal education).
  • Work as an integrated member of the Programming team, serving organizational needs as required.
  • Work as part of inter-departmental teams, Girl Guide volunteers, and work with external partners.
  • Seek consultation and collaboration from the GGC members.
  • Prepare progress updates on assigned initiatives for inclusion in regular Programming reports for National Board of Directors, Provincial Committee and others as required.

Qualifications Required

  • Degree in education, program development, or related field, with at least 3 years' experience in education program development and/or delivery (preferably non-formal), for a youth audience.
  • Experience developing outcomes based education programs.
  • Demonstrated leadership in program development and implementation.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in all aspects of needs assessment, planning, designing, implementing and evaluating programs for youth, and the ability to conceptualize long-term strategic planning.
  • Excellent program content and instructional writing skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team – sharing ideas and information.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills combined with strong interpersonal skills, critical thinking and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work on a number of projects simultaneously and to prioritize work.
  • Highly self-motivated, energetic, and outcome-oriented.

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.

Submit resume and salary requirements by January 21, 2018 to:

Leisa McKenzie, 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.

Unit Banking Specialist

 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.

GGC is seeking a Unit Banking Consultant to lead the replication of unit banking and financial reporting to a second regional processing centre.

*This position could be located either in Atlantic Canada or in Toronto.
*This is a limited term contract between 6-12 months depending on the final scope of deliverables. This position could be structured as an independent contract.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Determine business requirements for a new banking and financial management processing centre of approximately 45,000 unit banking transactions per year for 1,000 Guiding units by assessing current assets and determining gaps.
  • Analyze financial reporting requirements for three provinces and determine best accounting solution to meet the project requirements.
  • Oversee modification of Web Form and technical support to apply to new processing centre.
  • Oversee issuance of a banking services RFP and coordinate selection of an appropriate banking services provider
  • Oversee selection of a purchase card vendor.
  • Review processing requirements and tools for unit cheques, EFT remittances, reconciliations, GST/HST remittances, inter-fund transfers, etc.
  • Set up requirements for depositing services for master and non-standard banking services, for credit limits and use of credit cards and protocols for suspension of use.
  • Establish tools and protocols for batch processing, quality monitoring, resolving deficit issues, responding to overdrafts and preparing statistical analysis.
  • Identify reporting requirements and reporting schedule for Provincial/Area/District Commissioners and Treasurers as well as Unit reporting.
  • Identify standards for compliance reporting, fundraising cash flow, collections, repayment plans as well as record retention.
  • Determine job descriptions for unit banking personnel taking into account training and coaching, coordination of workload, cross training for coverage due to vacations and absences and time and leave tracking.
  • Review and modify training manuals, webinars and other communications tools for dissemination to volunteers including potential online supports.

Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years' progressive experience in consulting within the voluntary sector.
  • 5-10 year's progressive experience in facilitating collaborative decision making.
  • Aptitude for grasping accounting/finance requirements through prior experience with either systems selection and implementation or 3 to 5 years accounting experience.
  • Ability to analyze information requirements and tailor consultations with regards to project context.
  • Ability to translate customer needs and design systems that meet user requirements.
  • Familiarity with tendering banking services or similar vendor relations is an asset.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage project timelines and resources.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Advanced level MS Office (Excel, Access, Word, Outlook).
  • Working knowledge of Sage Accpac would be an asset

Submit resume and salary requirements by January 30, 2018 to:

Leisa McKenzie – Coordinator, HR Services
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