Current Opportunities

Summer Position: Girls First Platform Loading – Member Experience

This is a full-time paid position at the National Office of GGC from May – August.

Our Member Experience team is seeking a (preferably bilingual) student with a great eye for grammar, overall look and feel of documents and excellent disposition for detail. She/he will love building up the content of a new website including written and gallery content; and collaborating with expert contributors.

The successful applicant would support the entry of new and creative girl-friendly activity content into an interactive digital platform for GGC’s new girl program. Entry will be made from Word templates into the backend of a Drupal platform. Drupal is very user friendly and you wouldn’t require previous experience with this platform. Training will be provided. There may also be an opportunity for some photography, video or other coordination, depending on candidate expertise.

Responsibilities:

  • Accurately copy/paste/upload girl-friendly content from a Word application to a digital Drupal-based platform
  • Enter volunteer content and some design collateral and ensure proper labeling on the site
  • Work directly with Sr. Manager Programming as well as program writers and editor to ensure content is entered correctly
  • Participate in select meetings with the Programming and Member Experience department

You should apply if:

  • You embody the attributes of our core DNA – welcoming, imaginative, courageous and enthusiastic.
  • You are creative, curious and passionate about GGC’s future
  • You are excited by the prospect of rolling up your sleeves and working to leverage the potential of over 20,000 volunteers to deliver on GGC’s mission “to be a catalyst for girls empowering girls”
  • You have a passion from programming and the ability to work in a fast paced team with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You have a background in communications, linguistics or English or French studies
  • You are a solution oriented individual with good critical thinking skills
  • You have the ability to work independently
  • You are fluent in computer skills: able to work effectively and efficiently in MS Word, toggling between different applications, reformatting and tweaking content as per content needs
  • You have an excellent grasp of the French language (as the program will be entered in both official languages)

Does this sound like you? Then apply today.

Submit a cover letter and resume (as one file) by April 29, 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.

Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) provides a safe space where every girl is empowered to be everything she wants to be.  We are currently seeking a dynamic individual to work with key stakeholders across the country to support the development and implementation of a comprehensive diversity and inclusion framework which emphasis working with Indigenous Peoples and communities. This is an exciting time to join GGC as we embark on an ambitious three-year strategic plan in pursuit of our vision for “a better world, by girls”!

The Diversity & Inclusion Specialist will drive GGC’s diversity and inclusion strategy with a particular emphasis on working with Indigenous People and communities by:

  • Identifying barriers to attracting and providing an inclusive environment for under-represented communities and populations
  • Developing critical cultural consciousness as an organization; developing and implementing bias awareness and intercultural responsiveness training to meet the requirements of all roles within the organization (Board, staff, volunteers, and Girls)
  • Implementing tailored strategies based on clearly defined under-represented communities and populations including Indigenous Peoples
  • Implementing locally focused strategies within provinces to support diversity and inclusion efforts
  • Reaching out to community groups and agencies to develop mutually beneficial partnerships in support of this strategy
  • Developing and leading Girl Guides of Canada’s reconciliation action plan with Indigenous communities
  • Collaborating with teams of volunteers and staff across the country to develop and facilitate communities of practice in order to share learnings and spread leading practices
  • Working collaboratively with the Manager to develop a training framework and coordinate training for roles across the organization and to develop an evaluation framework for pilots
  • Leading the organization, planning and overall coordination of local pilots including supporting local teams
  • Liaising with local communities, organizations and decision making bodies to develop inclusion best practices
  • Leading/participating on relevant committee, project teams and work groups and write funding reports and briefings as necessary

You should apply if: 

  • You embody the attributes of our core DNA – welcoming, imaginative, courageous and enthusiastic
  • You have demonstrated passion for and expert knowledge of the principles of diversity and inclusion
  • You have experience in designing and implementing diversity and inclusion programs
  • You have work or lived experience developing relationships with Indigenous communities
  • You  possess knowledge of the issues affecting Indigenous Peoples and experience in Indigenous communities
  • You understand the social, cultural, and economic contexts of Indigenous youth through both lived experience and/or professional experience
  • You are a relationship builder and have strong connections with Indigenous communities, partners and stakeholders
  • You are excited about the prospect of getting in on the ground floor to build capacity within an organization
  • You possess great diplomacy and conflict management skills and are not afraid to tackle complex problems and contentious issues
  • You are skilled in coordinating multiple projects
  • You have post-secondary education in a related field combined with 3-5 years’ experience in community work, social services, and/or diversity and inclusion work (or an equivalent combination of education and experience);

Logistics

  • Must be able to work occasional evening and weekends and willing to travel within Canada.

Submit a cover letter and resume (as one file) with salary expectations by April 29, 2018 to:

Leisa McKenzie – HR Specialist
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.