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Manitoba Council serves youth in many communities as far north Churchill on the shores of Hudson Bay in the Arctic in the north and south close to the 49th Parallel.  Scouting Manitoba in encompasses activities in Prairie, Forrest, Lakes and Desert and urban environments with temperature extremes from -40 to +30 depending on the season. 

Our youth participate in regional and international camps and events as well as supporting our communities. 

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Scouting makes a difference in the lives of children, youth and young adults. With a versatile array of program areas to focus on, Scouting welcomes youth with diverse interests and goals.

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Scouts Canada is a coed youth development program that is run by volunteers who inspire adventures and experiences that create lasting memories.

Manitoba Council Youth Commissioner

Would you like to make a difference in the growth and development of youth in Manitoba and across Canada? Are you energetic, organized… a natural leader who can work at the top level to support and lead hundreds of volunteers? Do you enjoy being part of a dynamic team? 

If you are interested, you are invited to submit your application for the volunteer position of: Council Youth Commissioner — Manitoba.

The Council Youth Commissioner is a leading volunteer for Scouting in Manitoba with a membership of over 1,000 Youth supported by more than 600 volunteers. Working closely with a team of volunteers, and the Council Leadership Team, the Council Youth Commissioner is responsible for supporting and growing the Scouting movement in Manitoba, as well as being a vital member of the National Service Team and setting the direction for Scouting in Canada.  

Appointed by and accountable to the National Commissioner of Scouts Canada, this position requires a time commitment of 40 - 50 hours per month. The appointment is for a one-year term, renewable for a maximum of three years. Travel throughout the Council to attend meetings and events will be required. 

The Council is managed by a “Key 3” which is a partnership of the Council Youth Commissioner, the Council Relationship Manager (an employee of Scouts Canada) and the Commissioner. Together you will lead, plan and manage the affairs of the Council. You will be the principal contact for the Council regarding program management, membership growth and retention and providing a safe environment for youth to learn and develop. You ensure that activities of the Council are consistent with Scouts Canada’s strategic plan while providing the necessary service and support so that the Scout Groups can supervise the delivery of the Scouting program. As a member of the National Service Team, you represent the Council’s interests and ensure an effective flow of accurate and timely information regarding all Scouting matters, including procedure and policy changes. 

Your upbeat, positive attitude will encourage a climate favorable for growth of Canada’s best youth movement. With a keen eye for great leaders, you will participate with the Council Nominating Committee in the Public Appointment Process to selectively recruit, appoint and orient Group Commissioners and other volunteers for the Council Leadership/Management Team. The job has a variety of tasks and is dynamic and changing. The ability to understand, quickly react and motivate others to adapt to the changing organizational environment is a critical key to success.

Manitoba is seeking an individual with lots of energy, excellent time management skills and strong relationship skills to assume the role.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated leadership, management, problem solving, delegation and decision-making skills.
  • Proven ability to inspire confidence, team effort and leadership in others
  • Effective interpersonal and excellent communication skills.
  • A strong Scouting background or equivalent volunteer experience;
  • Registered or ability to become an active member of Scouts Canada.

If you believe you have the skills, qualifications, and knowledge necessary to do the job, please forward your resume (including work experience and any Scouting experience) with a covering letter to: by July 21, 2022.

This position is being advertised internally within Scouting and externally. 


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