Current Opportunities

Graphic Designer (contract to December 2020)

Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada (GGC) empowers every girl in Guiding to discover herself and be everything she wants to be. In Guiding, girls from 5-17 meet with girls their own age in a safe, inclusive space to explore what matters to them. GGC is where girls take the lead, put their ideas into action and jump into awesome activities – all with the support of volunteer Guiders who are committed to positively impacting their lives. We strive to ensure that girls and women from all walks of life, identities and lived experiences feel a sense of belonging and can fully participate.

GGC is searching for our next Graphic Designer (contract to December 2020).

This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading girl-driven organization in a role that will support the Programming team to deliver innovative and creative graphic design for the iconic, Girl Guide badges and accompanying resources that align with the evolving organizational Brand strategy.
The Graphic Designer will develop concepts and facilitate production of GGCs badges and crests, digital and print-based materials,  graphic elements and resources; provide continuous design support for GGC’s online communities and projects/initiatives including the online program platform and the GGC Digital Transformation Strategy; organize and provide creative direction for photo/video components; support the GGC Brand Centre by ensuring graphic elements abide by brand guidelines. The position may require occasional video production and editing duties - experience in marketing, video production and editing is considered an asset.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 4-5 years of experience in graphic design (ideally in a youth-serving organization) and hold a relevant post-secondary credential.
  • The ability to artistically develop creative illustrations and concept designs for weaved badges.
  • A strong portfolio of illustrations, print and digital design targeted to children and youth audiences.
  • The skills to be highly creative, organized and resourceful and can manage print production deadlines and relationships with service providers.
  • Proficiency in industry leading software (e.g. InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, MS Office, SharePoint)
  • Experience in a team and independent environment and can work with multiple levels of internal and external stakeholders.

Does this sound like you? Then apply today.

Submit a cover letter and resume (as one file) by October 30, 2019 to:

Leisa McKenzie – Manager, People & Culture
Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada
50 Merton Street, Toronto, Ontario M4S 1A3           
E-mail HR@girlguides.ca

*Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.

Upon request, Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada will make available reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities during the recruitment process. Accommodation requests should be made in advance to People & Culture.

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contracts Specialist - one-year contract position

Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada (GGC) empowers every girl in Guiding to discover herself
and be everything she wants to be. In Guiding, girls from 5-17 meet with girls their own age in a safe, 
inclusive space to explore what matters to them. GGC is where girls take the lead, put their ideas into action and jump into awesome activities – all with the support of volunteer Guiders who are committed to positively impacting their lives. We strive to ensure that girls and women from all walks of life, identities and lived experiences feel a sense of belonging and can fully participate.

GGC is actively searching for an outstanding Contracts Specialist.
This is a full-time one-year contract position starting as soon as possible, with the possibility of an extension thereafter. Flexible (partial remote) work arrangements will be considered.

Reporting to GGC’s In-House Legal Counsel, the Contracts Specialist will be responsible for leading in the design and implementation of a centralized contract management system that streamlines disparate ways of work and minimizes risk to the organization. This role will also involve some substantive review, drafting, and negotiation of contracts and assisting with contract templates and acceptable standard clauses.
This role will include, but is not limited to:

  • Working with various internal and external stakeholders to learn the organization’s needs to lead the design and implementation of an end-to-end centralized contract management system (from initial contract creation to filing and maintaining the completed contracts).
  • Researching the build and/or adaptation of a technological solution to house the centralized management of GGC contracts.
  • Building processes, workflows, best practices, guidelines and templates to streamline the handling of contracts.
  • Reviewing and analyzing common GGC contracts and contract terms related to a variety of member, vendor, trade, commercial, financial, property and operational matters to integrate into the technological solution and drafting contracts and contract provisions, as needed.
  • Assisting Legal Counsel with contract templates, online booking system management, and handling the initial volume of contracts in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensuring that GGC's departments and stakeholders are properly informed of the contract management changes though consultation and communication.
  • Providing legal support with respect to complex transactions including contract negotiation, interpretation, attending and leading meetings, drafting and responding to key communications, issue resolution and dispute management.
  • Advising GGC on legal trends and developing areas of law.

You are the model candidate if you are licensed to practice law in at least one Canadian jurisdiction-member in good standing; have at least 3 years of experience as a lawyer in a law firm or in-house, with expertise in contract law and a strong understanding of contracts legal principles and experience with contractual agreements; you are tech savvy with experience in tech solutions for contract procurement and management; you have knowledge of the principles and methodology for a process-orientated, integrated approach to procuring, producing, and delivering contracts to a large organization; you possess the ability to work in an organized, efficient manner in a fast-paced environment and work well with minimal supervision and as part of a team; you have superior communication, customer service and problem solving skills and the ability to establish and maintain collaborative, credible and trusting relationships and partnership with individuals across the organization; you possess a high level of personal integrity, respect for confidentiality and the ability to exercise sound judgement; you are detail- oriented, capable of handling heavy, multi-layered organization, and be responsive to tight turn around schedules.

Previous working experience in a not-for-profit environment is an asset, but not required.

Does this sound like you? Then apply today.
*We will be reviewing applicants and interviewing on a rolling basis until this position is filled.

Submit a cover letter and resume (as one file) to:

Leisa McKenzie – Manager, People & Culture
Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada
50 Merton Street, Toronto, Ontario M4S 1A3     
E-mail HR@girlguides.ca

Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.

Upon request, Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada will make available reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities during the recruitment process. Accommodation requests should be made in advance to People & Culture.

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Program Manager (National Office)

Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada (GGC) empowers every girl in Guiding to discover herself
and be everything she wants to be. In Guiding, girls from 5-17 meet with girls their own age in a safe, 
inclusive space to explore what matters to them. GGC is where girls take the lead, put their ideas into action and jump into awesome activities – all with the support of volunteer Guiders who are committed to positively impacting their lives. We strive to ensure that girls and women from all walks of life, identities and lived experiences feel a sense of belonging and can fully participate.

GGC is actively searching for our next Program Manager.

This is an exciting mid-career opportunity to join a leading girl empowerment organization in a role that impacts the experience of tens of thousands of girls across Canada!

The Program Manager will oversee the development of a strategy that delivers relevant and empowering program experiences to GGC’s 75,000 girl members across Canada.  Leading a team of writers, designers and editors, and overseeing the development and translation of all programmatic resources, this individual will engage with leaders in well-known partner organizations, researchers, evaluators, and GGC’s girl and volunteer base to achieve their vision.  This role will also:

  • Contribute to GGCs operational planning for country wide excellence in programming
  • Be accountable for overall program quality assurance in non-formal education for girls and young women
  • Work collaboratively with GGC’s fund development team to support the articulation of the value and impact of girl programming
  • Lead the coordination and design of special program initiatives including GGC’s national service projects and WAGGGS international programming
  • Procure, inform and analyze research to help design creative future program priorities for girls
  • Chair the national Programming Committee

If you are an innovative and agile leader who is passionate about revolutionizing girl program across Canada with the content they care most about, this role is for you!

You are the model candidate if you have a talent for leading a multitalented staff team while working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders from girls and their parents, to our Board of Directors, in order to authentically lead a national programming strategy. You are skilled in leadership, strategic thinking, communication and non-formal education design to offer experiences that attract and retain tens of thousands of girls across Canada. You are a highly skilled leader and relationship builder with demonstrated management experience and communication skills, as well as have some know-how in sponsor engagement, budgetary planning, program evaluation, communications planning, and volunteer stewardship.  You have the capacity to build and strengthen national partnerships that support the overarching program delivered by Canada’s leader in girl empowerment. 

Click here to view the complete Position Description

Does this sound like you? Then apply today!

*We will be reviewing applicants and interviewing on a rolling basis until this position is filled.
Submit a cover letter and resume (as one file) with salary expectations to:

Leisa McKenzie – Manager, People & Culture
Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada
50 Merton Street, Toronto, Ontario M4S 1A3     
E-mail HR@girlguides.ca

Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada (GGC) recognizes and values the richness of human diversity in its many forms, and therefore strives to ensure environments where girls and women from all walks of life, identities, and lived experiences feel a sense of belonging and can participate fully. 
Upon request, Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada will make available reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities during the recruitment process. Accommodation requests should be made in advance to People & Culture.

HR Business Partner

Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada (GGC) empowers every girl in Guiding to discover herself
and be everything she wants to be. In Guiding, girls from 5-17 meet with girls their own age in a safe, 
inclusive space to explore what matters to them. GGC is where girls take the lead, put their ideas into action and jump into awesome activities – all with the support of volunteer Guiders who are committed to positively impacting their lives. We strive to ensure that girls and women from all walks of life, identities and lived experiences feel a sense of belonging and can fully participate.

Do you enjoy using your subject matter expertise to support people leaders and staff in areas of talent acquisition, on-boarding and orientation, employee relations, performance & talent management, succession planning, benefits and compensation and career transition? Are you motivated by the opportunity to contribute to a growing culture of trust and respect? If the answer is yes, then we are looking for you to join our People & Culture team.

GGC is actively searching for an outstanding HR Business Partner (internally called Employee Experience Business Partner).

The HR Business Partner is an employee champion and change agent who assesses and anticipates all people-related needs for assigned client portfolios to enable employees to achieve GGC’s mission and strategic priorities, while delivering the service commitment to Wow the girl, Make it easy and Ensure safe space.

This role will include, but is not limited to strategically supporting and leading people leaders through the employee experience by providing day to day leadership, support and coaching to people leader on HR matters, creating people plans (restructures, workforce planning, talent mapping and succession planning) for respective portfolios and functional areas, providing recommendations and implementing programs which cultivate a positive and engaged workforce, building trusting and respectful relationships with stakeholders and team members, and more.

The model candidate will have educational credential (post-secondary) and 5+ years’ of successful, results oriented experience as an HR Business Partner in an environment experiencing significant change, proven ability to apply relevant policies, guidelines and legislation with knowledge of employment related legislation (e.g., ESA, Human Rights, AODA, OHSA), superior communication, customer service and problem solving skills, the ability to establish and maintain collaborative, credible and trusting relationships and partnership with individuals across the organization, a high level of personal integrity, respect for confidentiality and the ability to exercise sound judgement, the commitment to continual improvement of self and processes, and the desire to contribute effectively to a growing team as well as work successfully independently, proficiency with MS Office (Office 365), and thrives in an environment of change.

Previous working experience in a not-for-profit environment is an asset, but not required.

Does this sound like you? Then apply today.

*We will be reviewing applicants and interviewing on a rolling basis until this position is filled.

Submit a cover letter and resume (as one file) to:

Leisa McKenzie – Manager, People & Culture
Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada
50 Merton Street, Toronto, Ontario M4S 1A3     
E-mail HR@girlguides.ca

Upon request, Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada will make available reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities during the recruitment process. Accommodation requests should be made in advance to People & Culture.
We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.