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GTC Area Commissioner - East Toronto

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Deadline for applications is October 31, 2018

The Greater Toronto Council is seeking applications for Area Commissioner - East Toronto


The principle point of contact for the Area


Responsibilities include Communication and ensuring that the Group Commissioners receive the service and support necessary for them to perform their roles. Working with the Area Commissioners and Area Youth Commissioners for both Scarborough and Agincourt, typical roles and/or responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

    • Encourage an attitude favorable for growth and identify, create and provide opportunities for growth within the Area
    • Regularly meet with Group Commissioners to review their plan and progress for achieving growth
    • Effectively manage the Volunteer Support Strategy Framework (Five Pillars) in the Area
    • Actively support the promotion of all seven programs currently offered
    • Selectively recruit, orient and appoint:
      • Group Commissioners
      • Other adults to assist in the management of the Area as necessary (i.e. Adult Development, Service and Support, Communications, etc.).
    • Represent the Area as a member of the Council Commissioner’s team and provide monthly reports on the program status of the Area
    • Manage the flow of accurate and timely information on all Scouting matters, including procedure and policy changes
    • Develop positive working relationships with Group, Area and Council Commissioners, Scouters and the community at large within their area
    • Encourage Section Scouters and Group management team members to attend Area Scouters’ Clubs.
    • Provide assistance and leadership to the Group Commissioners
    • Be a catalyst for youth input at the Area level
    • Regularly meet with Group Commissioners to monitor progress in achieving Scouts Canada’s Program Standards and provide assistance where possible
    • Ensure due emphasis is placed on risk management with a focus on member safety
    • Identify/engage external resources as required so that Area initiatives and goals can be achieved
    • Provide support in the preparation of Area camps or special events.
    • Ensure compliance with Scouts Canada’s Policies, Procedures and Program Standards
    • Prepare and conduct Group Audits
    • Ensure compliance with all Screening Procedures as set by Scouts Canada.
    • Conduct evaluations of Commissioners, identify development needs and provide opportunities for further leadership development where required
    • Advise the Council Executive Director immediately if, as a result of a complaint or observed behavior, a Member should be suspended. Identify the developmental needs of Volunteer members within the Area and ensure opportunities for appropriate leadership development are provided
    • Be a catalyst for service and achievement recognition for members within the Area
    • Recommend approval of adult members where no Group Commissioner is available.


  • Two or more years’ experience as a Scouter
  • Completed the Wood Badge Part I Canadian Path
  • Committed to undertake further personal development related to their role as Area Commissioner within one year
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills
  • Modeled positive behaviors appropriate to Scouting
  • Registered as a member of Scouts Canada
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Volunteer Support Strategy Framework (Five Pillars)


  • CV detailing your current Scouting role and Group (if applicable), Scouting background (and other community involvement), awards and recognition and leadership roles in and out of Scouting
  • Cover letter that identifies the Council for which you are applying and details regarding why you are interested in the position, your vision for Scouting and what you can contribute to the role
  • Name, telephone number and email address

Review the position description and submit your application to the Council:, by October 31, 2018.

Successful applicants will serve for a 1-year term, renewable up to 3 years.

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