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Council Commissioner – White Pine Council

Have you always wanted to make a real difference in the growth and development of youth 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:


The Council Commissioner is the leading volunteer for Scouting in Central Ontario. There are approximately 8000 youth and adults participating in the Scouting Movement within the council. Working closely with a team of volunteers and employees, the Council Commissioner is responsible for supporting and growing the Scouting movement in Shining Waters Council 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 includes the Council Youth Commissioner, the Executive Director (an employee of Scouts Canada) and you. Together you will lead, plan and manage the affairs of the Council and be the principal contact for the Council regarding program management, membership growth and retention and ensuring a safe environment for youth to learn and develop. Your role includes ensuring the activities of the Council are consistent with Scouts Canada’s strategic plan, and providing the necessary service and support is in place so that Areas can supervise the delivery of the Scouting programs.  As a member of the National Service Team you will represent the Council’s interests and ensure an effective flow of accurate and timely information regarding all Scouting matters, including procedural and policy changes.

Your upbeat, positive attitude will encourage a climate favourable 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 Area Commissioners and other volunteers for the Council Leadership Team. The job has a variety of tasks and is dynamic and changing. 

With the completion of the term of the current Council Commissioner in January 2016 the Council is seeking an individual with lots of energy, excellent time management skills and strong relationship skills to assume the role by February 2016.

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 by January15, 2016:

By email:


By mail:    Craig Rendall, Nomination Chair,

Scouts Canad White Pine Council, 1345 Baseline Rd., Ottawa, ON K2C 0A7

Interviews will take place in January 2016.  This position is being advertised internally within Scouting and externally. 

Download Job description (PDF): Council Commissioner - White Pine Council

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