Director of Provincial Operations Application 2019


Seeking an inspiring Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada leader.

A better world, by girls

Now read it again. A better world…pause…by girls. We recently launched our new vision and that comma is important. That pause strategically elevates the importance of a girl to our world and our organization. The girl must be at the centre of everything we do.

Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada (GGC) is searching for one (1) Director of Provincial Operations who can support our Provincial Commissioners as they steward our adult members and girls to fulfill this vision and our mission to be a catalyst for girls empowering girls. Through passionate and focused leadership, we can ensure GGC is relevant and sustainable well into the future as a truly girl-driven organization. Every girl in Canada deserves a safe space where she can discover herself to be everything she wants to be.

This is an exciting time to join the leadership of our organization as we evolve our offering to ensure it is relevant and essential for girls in Canada today. Are you willing to join in the team leading this journey of ambitious transformational change?

What we need from you

We need someone with passion, provincial operations experience, agility and commitment to diverse communities.

Passion – We need believers and promoters of our vision, mission, brand DNA, value proposition and strategic priorities of Relevance, Empowering, Diversity & Inclusion and Agile. Our new direction has been set and it’s “go time” to steward and implement this plan for change.

Knowledge of GGC Provincial Operations– We need someone who has a significant understanding of provincial operations at GGC. She demonstrates knowledge of the day-to-day workings within the provincial offices and provincial councils. In doing so, she has strong, positive working ties within the organization with all levels of staff and volunteers.

Experience – We know that delivering on our strategic priorities will require added skills and strengths from the Director of Provincial Operations to support our Provincial Commissioners.

  • Coaching and People Management – You have experience working with diverse groups of people, understand that differences are our strength and know how to positively motivate people. You have no concerns providing guidance and assistance to others.
  • Diplomacy – You understand that in a large organization there are always competing priorities and demonstrate an ability to shepherd important messages to varying stakeholders, helping to address their concerns and focus the efforts of leaders for the greatest organizational impact.
  • Strategic – Though you have worked at the operational level, you truly excel in the strategic space, seeing the path needed to reach success.
  • Change Management – Change can bring both opportunities and challenges. Let us learn from your past successes in big change management endeavors

Commitment – You must be a member and supporter of GGC. We need you to commit the time to be an active and impactful Director of Provincial Operations. At GGC, this means approximately 2 hrs a day over a 3-year term from June 2019 - June 2022, with some days of the year involving more hours due to peak periods of activity. You must attend and Co-Chair 3 Operations Committee meetings annually and attend the National Annual General Meeting each year. You will need to participate in an orientation on May 29th and/or 30th, 2019 and be willing to travel to Ottawa for the 2019 National Annual General Meeting from May 29th to June 2nd, 2019.

What you get from us

Being Director of Provincial Operations is an essential leadership role in an organization at a pivotal point in its 100+ year history. You will have the chance to steward the transformation of Canada’s largest and oldest movement for girls and women as it undertakes a most profound change that will, have a significant impact on the lives of girls across Canada.

You already are a catalyst for girls empowering girls to help them meet the most important person in their lives – themselves. With the girls at the centre, this is an opportunity to ensure that GGC is a safe space where every girl in Canada can have the voice and choice to be everything she wants to be.

So…can you see it now…a better world, by girls

How to Apply

If you have the passion, experience and commitment please apply by Monday, May 6, 2019.

Review, complete and submit your short online application and to upload your cover letter and resume (hint - save cover letter and resume as one file). Please note your iMIS guiding record will only be used to confirm that you are a member in good standing. If you gained relevant skills or experiences while volunteering with GGC, please include these in your application, cover letter, and resume as applicable.

All applications will be reviewed by our Nominating Committee. Queries can be directed to Nimmy George at

Upon request, GGC will make available reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities during the recruitment process.

Thank you for your interest in GGC!