Program Coordinator (17 month contract) - Girl Guides of Canada, National Office

Apr 30, 2021
Old Toronto, Ontario

Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada (GGC-GduC), a national membership-based organization, empowers every girl in Guiding to discover herself and be everything she wants to be. Our mission is to be a catalyst for girls empowering girls. Together, we’re building our vision of A better world, by girls.

GGC is actively searching for an Program Coordinator.

*Remote work arrangement temporarily due to COVID-19

About this Opportunity

Are you passionate about girls empowering girls to create a better world? Are you passionate about curating and coordinating programming that is inclusive, relevant and FUN?!  Are you able to collaborate authentically with girls, members and partners? Do you have strong digital literacy skills to support program coordination online? Are you interested in amplifying the fun and impact of GGCs national programming content? Then this is the opportunity for you! 

Girl Guides of Canada is seeking a Program Coordinator who will improve GGC’s current program with a focus on curating and editing existing program content and providing online support to meet member needs. 

Reporting to the National Program Manager, you will coordinate, adapt and upload engaging, fun activities to the nationwide activity platform and website. You will be our go-to for interfacing with volunteers online on all things program-related, as well as finding opportunities to fill gaps by editing and writing activities through community engagement and personal experience.  You are an excellent writer and editor who loves the challenge of balancing an organized approach to non-formal education that is ultimately delivered by volunteers, with a passion for creative thinking. 

The successful candidate will engage with members and partners to ensure that their work captures contemporary and fun Girl Guide experiences. This person is organized, detail-focused and possesses a keen interest in being a catalyst for girls empowering girls! 

You are an ideal candidate if you have:  

  • Completion of a post-secondary education in Education, Social Work, Social Justice, or a related field, or a combination of relevant education, training and experience. 
  • Proven experience with non-formal education, including the development of program activities for young people, preference given to intersectional gender-based programming. 
  • Experience working with digital asset management tools, demonstrating a willingness to learn. 
  • Experience in a capacity where you supported program or event coordination with at least 3 years working in a professional setting. 
  • Experience working with external partner organizations and/or communities. 
  • Excellent communication skills combined with strong listening and interpersonal skills, resourcefulness, critical thinking and attention to detail.  
  • Self-driven with ability to work both independently and as part of a national team.  
  • Experience working with girls and young women with diverse lived experiences. 
  • Adaptable, flexible and diplomatic with a high degree of comfort with change.  
  • A deep understanding of issues relating to anti-racism and diversity, equity and inclusion, and an openness to supporting people and communities towards meaningful, positive change. 
  • Applying organizational policies regarding diversity, equity and inclusivity to processes, communications and customer service.   

Assets include: 

  • Knowledge of/experience with Guiding.   
  • Experience working with a diverse population of volunteers within the non-profit sector. 
  • Fluency or familiarity with a second language spoken in Canada such as French, Arabic, Swahili, Spanish, Hindi or any of the 70+ languages spoken by First Nations, Metis or Inuit communities.

If this sounds like a job tailor-made for you, apply today!  

Send your cover letter and resume (as one file) to: Leeanne Federico – Employee Experience Specialist, E-mail HR@girlguides.ca

This position will remain open until filled. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Kindly reference the position title in the subject line of your email message.

Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.

GGC-GduC is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.  We value a recruitment and selection process that is inclusive and barrier-free, and we encourage applications from people who are racialized, Indigenous, people from the 2SLGBTQI+ community, people with disabilities and other equity seeking groups.

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 People & Culture at HR@girlguides.ca

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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