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Council Properties Chair - Volunteer Job Position WPC

Council Properties Chair
Accountable To: Operations Manager, Properties – Ontario & Quebec

 
Term: Appointed annually by the Operations Manager.
Council Key 3s will be consulted regarding local candidates
Time required: 12 – 16 hours per month.



Scope: Working cooperatively with the Operations Managers and Property Support
Manager, the Council Properties Chair will provide key service and support to the
Scouts Canada owned, leased or otherwise operated properties within their
Council jurisdiction. This includes those which are managed on a day to day basis
by Group, Areas and the Council.
 
Key Responsibilities:
Organizational Strength
 
Teamwork/Collaboration
 Is a member of the Field Operations Team for Ontario & Quebec
 Support the implementation of the Scouts Canada Property Standards
 Chair the Council Properties Team meetings (at least three times annually)
o Work with Operations Manager and Property Support Manager to identify, develop and
implement best practices
o As part of the Field Operations Team, identify opportunities to ensure at least three points of
contact (phone calls, support visits, site visits, etc.) are made with each property annually.
 
Volunteer Support/Recruitment
 Play a key role in the recruitment, selection and orientation process for new volunteer Camp
Chair/Manager roles as required
 Work with volunteer Camp Chair/Manager to ensure that camp committee members and resources
persons are screened appropriately to their level of involvement.
 Ensure that succession planning is discussed and considered on an ongoing basis with key property
stakeholders.
 Serve as a liaison with local Council to ensure property volunteers are being recognized through Scouts
Canada’s outstanding service awards, milestone recognition program and years of service.
 
Effective Communication
 Assist Operations Manager and Property Support Manager in ensuring current contact lists for all
properties and advise of updates as required.
 Receive and review minutes of meetings for camps and properties.
 Assist in the facilitation of capital improvement requests, where required
o Support the development of transaction applications for the National Property Committee
where required
 
Financial Health/Sustainability
 Support the Operations Managers in regard to property management and financial planning, including
budgets and finances.
o Participate in regular reviews of property financial statements and communicate with local
stakeholders when required.
o Support the development and approval of annual property budgets
 Support Camp Committees in the development of business plans which identify short‐term, mid‐range
and long‐term goals. (including operational and capital requirements)
o Support the investigation and viability of revenue development opportunities to support
approved business plans
 Support property teams with advertising/promotions of property usage
 Support properties in the development of new and innovative ideas for their property to support the
delivery of Scouts Canada program elements.

 
Safety Leadership
 Foster the strengthening of a culture of safety amongst the members of the local property teams
 Work with local camp committees to ensure safety requirements are met and remain compliant at all
camp and non‐camp properties.
 Ensure all Scouts Canada policies, procedures and guidelines for property use as adhered to by local
properties
 Support completion of annual National Property Standards Scorecard and other related
documentation.
o Support the development and implementation of corrective action plans as required.

 
Qualifications:
 Demonstrated commitment to the Mission, Principles and Practices of Scouts Canada.
 Individuals sought with professional skills or equivalent experience with regard to one or more
of the following:
o Management of a business/team
o Strategic/Operational Planning
o Property Management
 Demonstrated leadership, organization, communication, planning, problem solving and
decision making skills.
 Positive attitude
 Willing and able to work as a member of a team.
 Effective communication.
 Strong interpersonal skills.
 Knowledge of Scouting programs, Scouts Canada property/camp management an asset
 Experience coaching/mentoring others; ability to provide guidance
 Willing to grow as a volunteer of Scouts Canada.
 
Apply to: 
Jason Coveney, Council Commissioner
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