Deputy Council Commissioners
The Chinook Council is currently seeking three volunteers to assume important council leadership roles. Each Deputy Council Commissioner leads a specific council service.
Linda Maki completes her term on August 31, 2013 so we are looking for someone who wants to lead our volunteer training team. The priority is ensuring that every volunteer has Wood Badge Part 1 for their primary role and that every Section has at least one Wood Badge 2 holder. The training team also organizes specialty training for volunteers who want enhanced knowledge about specific aspects of the program they work with.
Public Relations & Marketing
We regret to announce that Stephanie McGuire has resigned, for personal reasons, so we are searching for a volunteer who can lead our public relations and marketing initiatives. Working closely with the Council Service Centre and the National Communications Department, our DCC and their team support spring & fall registration, National Good Turn Week, Bring A Friend, Scout Popcorn, Scoutrees and other public relations activities. The team is also involved in social media, our web site and helping groups with local promotional activities.
Linda King’s term has been extended one year to August 31, 2014. We want to provide her successor with sufficient time to learn about Scouting’s exciting new volunteer recognition system. Our next DCC in this portfolio will continue to lead a team of dedicated volunteers whose goal is to make sure 20% of our volunteers are recognized for outstanding service every year. The team’s focus is moving from adjudication of applications to promotion, coaching and support to help volunteers use the “Thanks” feature on www.scouts.ca to thank their peers for a job well done. The team will continue to initiate applications for meritorious conduct and gallantry awards while helping Groups and Areas organize meaningful events to recognize the service of youth and adults.
The focus of these jobs is making connections with people, motivating and inspiring them to achieve results. Poise and an engaging, empathetic communication style based on natural warmth and enthusiasm is the key to achieving the goals of these jobs.
The work involves driving toward results by enrolling the commitment and buy-in of others. While the job requires strong initiative and self-direction, results are only achieved with and through people. A sincere appreciation for people and how they are each uniquely motivated is essential. The job requires a high degree of "selling", ideas and policies.
All 3 roles have variety of tasks and are dynamic and changing. Because our goals and desired results can quickly change, DCC’s need to be comfortable with regular meetings and pro-actively establishing relationships with new people all of the time. The ability to understand, quickly react and motivate others to adapt to the changing organization environment is a critical key to success.
In general, the core of these positions requires a motivated and motivating team builder and organization developer.
If one of these challenges appeals to you, please email your resume to email@example.com with the Subject VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY. The nominating committee will meet on April 30, 2013.
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Job Description (Volunteer) for Café Manager - Prairies Café - MOOT Canada 2013
To be held between August 8 and 18, 2013, MOOT Canada 2013 will bring together 5000 people from over 100 countries. The MOOT will be held at Camp Awacamenj Mino, in Low, Québec, and in the urban areas of Montréal, Québec, Toronto and Ottawa-Gatineau.
Night life and social time is an important part of the Scout moot. This regional themed café will be designed to demonstrate local culture and Scouting in the Prairies Provinces with atmosphere, foods and activities. The Café manager will be able to take the educational objectives of the moot and apply them to building a social atmosphere with a Prairies theme with a capacity for up to 100 guests.
Interested candidates are invited to send a summary of their related experience and training to:
Wayne Gosche, Director of Cafés. firstname.lastname@example.org 403-467-3866
More details here.
Se déroulant du 8 au 18 août 2013, le MOOT Canada 2013 rassemblera 5000 personnes en provenance de plus de 100 pays. Le MOOT se déroulera entre la base de plein air Awacamenj Mino, à Low, Québec et les milieux urbains de Montréal, Québec, Toronto et Ottawa-Gatineau.
Les personnes intéressées par ce poste peuvent soumettre leur candidature en envoyant par courriel un résumé de leur expérience et formation en lien avec le poste à:
Wayne Gosche, Directeur des Cafés. email@example.com - 403-467-3866
Pour plus de détails, cliquez ici.
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Chinook Community Council
It is important for Scouts Canada to continue to be accountable to its members and the communities we serve. The Community Council provides strategic direction and oversight for the local Council in accordance with Scouts Canada Council Operating Procedures.
Reporting to the Annual General Meeting, the Community Council is made up of 17 members plus the Council Commissioner, Council Youth Commissioner and Council Executive Director. The Community Council members are elected annually and may serve a maximum of three one-year terms.
The members of the Community Council are stewards of the local organization.
Their responsibilities include:
- Providing strategic direction and advice to the Council Management Committee
- Promoting an increase in the number of youth and adults in Scouting each year.
- Promoting succession planning ensuring that council adult volunteers reflect the communities we serve.
- Monitoring the operation of the council ensuring that policies, procedures and regulations are adhered to and that the operation of the council is consistent with community principles and standards.
- Overseeing strategic council financial matters.
The Community Council meets at least four times per year.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEMBERS
Experience shows that Community Council members need to:
- Be prepared for, participate in meetings and take action for the council;
- Understand the needs of youth in their community;
- Understand the challenges facing youth-serving and other non-profit organizations in their community;
- Be able to network and build strategic partnerships with major sponsor organizations, kindred organizations and community leaders;
- Be able to separate strategic and tactical activities;
Here are some of the kinds of people that we need on our Community Council:
- parents of current and former members,
- sponsor/partner representatives,
- former youth members,
- former Scouters (leaders, group committee members, Service Scouters)
- teachers, social workers, or representatives of other youth organizations (volunteers or staff),
- or anyone else who, the and wants to help ensure that Scouting continues to meet the needs of youth and communities in central and southern Alberta.
If you know someone who would be willing to serve in one of these roles, please contact Doug MacDonald, the Council Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (403) 283-4993 or toll free 1 888 726-8876.
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Chinook Council is looking for Area Commissioners (AC) for the following areas
- Chief Chief Mountain Deseret (Area 3)
- Nosehill West (Area 12)
Do you want to help our volunteers help youth have fun adventures discovering new things and experiences they wouldn't have anywhere else? Then you are the person we need to become our next Area Commissioner
As the AC, you will lead a team of volunteers dedicated to helping our volunteers help young people develop into capable, confident and well rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world. You will increase membership, coordinate communication between the Area's Groups and assist in the proper recruitment, development, and recognition of the Area's volunteers.
If you enjoy making connections with people, and motivating and inspiring them to achieve results, you will thrive in this role.
We are looking for people with strong initiative and self-direction, and who know that results are only achieved with and through people. The job gets done when you take the time to explain ideas and policies to get the buy-in of busy, dedicated volunteers.
While experience with both Groups and Areas is an asset, the most important skills you have relate to managing people and activities.
A self-confident, extroverted style is essential. These jobs have a variety of tasks and are dynamic and changing. Because our goals and the people leading local fund-raising change every year, these jobs require regularly meeting and pro-actively establishing relationships with new groups of people. The ability to understand, quickly react and motivate others to adapt to the changing organizational environment is a critical key to success.
If you think this job is for you, please contact Chinook Council`s Executive Director, Doug MacDonald, at email@example.com.
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Area Youth Comissioners
The Chinook Council is currently seeking 8 Area Youth Commissioners for:
- Chief Mountain Deseret Area 3
- Southern Trails Area 5
- Area 6
- Sunrise Area 7
- Heritage Trails Area 8
- Nose Hill East Area 9
- Nose Hill West Area 12
- Heartland Area 13
The Area Youth Commissioner (AYC) is the recognized point of contact on issues of program satisfaction and evaluation between the youth and the Area Service Team. The AYC shall be a catalyst for promoting meaningful youth involvement within the area and seeing that youth initiatives are actively supported and recognized in conjunction with Council Youth Commissioner (CYC).
The complete job description can be found on-line, http://www2.scouts.ca/dnn/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=pRxOGOOl76g%3d&tabid=232&mid=599 - page 18.
We are looking for youth and youth and young adults, 14-26 years of age, who enjoy making connections with people, motivating and inspiring them to achieve results. The successful candidates will be people with engaging, empathetic communication style based on natural warmth and enthusiasm. A self-confident, extroverted style that can enliven, engage and positively impact individuals and groups is essential.
In the coming year, the Council Youth Network is focused on engaging more youth in FLEX, FAST and FOCUS training and helping more packs, troops and companies build strong youth leadership teams.
If you have questions about the role, please contact Council Youth Commissioner Kristen Maki, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in any of these Area Youth Commissioner positions, please submit your resume by email to email@example.com SUBJECT: AYC Application.
Or mail to:
AYC Search Committee,
2140 Brownsea Drive NW,
Calgary, AB T2N 3G9
Assistant Council Commissioners
Assistant Council Commissioner, Business Development Manager (BDM)
A passionate and experienced Scouter will be responsible for supporting current fund raising initiatives, and researching potential new fund raising initiatives.
Assistant Council Commissioner, Beavers
A passionate and experienced Beaver leader responsible for providing program advice to Area Commissioners and Area Support Managers, participation in the National Program Network, and supporting Council activities for Beavers such as the Beaveree.
Assistant Council Commissioner, Cubs
A passionate and experienced Cub Scout leader responsible for providing program advice to Area Commissioners and Area Support Managers, participation in the National Program Network, and supporting Council activities for Cub Scouts such as the Cuboree.
Assistant Council Commissioner, Scouts
A passionate and experienced Scout leader responsible for providing program advice to Area Commissioners and Area Support Managers, participation in the National Program Network, and supporting Council and National activities for Scouts such as CJ'13.
Assistant Council Commissioner, Venturer and Rover Scouts
A passionate and experienced Venturer and Rover Scout advisor responsible for providing program advice to Area Commissioners and Area Support Managers, participation in the National Program Network, and supporting Council and National activities for Venturers and Rover Scouts such as jamborees and moots.
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My Scouts Data Entry
Chinook Council Service Centre is looking for some volunteer help with data entry into myscouts.ca. If you are interested and able to spend a couple of hours at the office, please contact Nagille Walsh-Besso or Susan Lee at 403-283-4993.
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