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Coordinator, Research Project Management at the National Office

(Contract to February 2020)

Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) empowers every girl to be everything she wants to be.  

Come join our amazing team as we work together to achieve our vision “a better world, by girls!”

The Strategy team is actively seeking a dynamic individual to be our

Coordinator, Research Project Management

Come work with us to help ensure that the voices and perspectives of girls are heard and actioned!  We’re looking for you to be part of the small team that leads GGC’s work on generating, sharing and using knowledge.

As Coordinator, Research Project Management, you are an important member of GGC’s national strategy team, helping to support delivery of major initiatives like our Girls’ Voice Survey and the back-end of our Strategic Plan.  Working closely with the Design, Evidence & Insight Lead you will play a critical role in the delivery of important, research or knowledge-focused, projects. You will work with people inside and outside of our organization – from volunteers in provinces and territories across Canada, to research partners and vendors who support our work.

As our Coordinator, Research Project Management you will:

  • Provide project management and coordination support to the GGC Strategic Plan. This includes helping us stay organized and on top of many activities, ensuring strong communications and stakeholder relations, and supporting others to understand and use systems for information management and result tracking.
  • Provide support to key and priority internal and external research projects, including both projects that gather and understand feedback from girls in GGC and externally-focused projects that amplify girls’ voices to make waves across Canada. 
  • Play a leadership role in managing information and documentation, ensuring that key stakeholders (staff and members) have information they need in formats that work well for them.

You should apply if:

  • You are excited about putting your skills and energy to work on our girl-driven research efforts, doing your part to deliver on GGC’s mission “to be a catalyst for girls empowering girls.”
  • You have experience managing complicated multi-stakeholder projects and are able to use technology to support strong information management, communications and general project management. 
  • You have exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • You can manage multiple complicated projects at once - bringing a disciplined and organized approach to work, with a strong attention to detail.
  • You have to ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders across GGC.  Experience working in large non-profits or in volunteer-led organizations is a strong asset.
  • Existing knowledge or experience in applied research, evaluation, strategic planning or similar functions in social purpose organizations is a strong asset.
  • You can work effectively and collaboratively with others – including staff and volunteers - at distance.

If this sounds like you, then apply today! Submit a cover letter and resume (as one file) with salary expectations by Monday, August 19, 2019 to:

Leisa McKenzie – Manager, People and Culture
Girl Guides of Canada – Guides du Canada
50 Merton Street, Toronto, Ontario M4S 1A3      

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.

Enterprise Learning Architect

(12-18 month contract)

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 Enterprise Learning Architect

This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading girl-driven organization and lead the development of an integrated learning framework for GGC that balances the need to reflect unique Guider, senior volunteer and staff learning requirements and integration across the organization.

This role reports to the Director, People and Culture, and will deliver on our value proposition, mission and vision, by defining and addressing the increasing demand for competencies and skills across our members and staff. While GGC has completed extensive work to support the learning and development of different roles, the Enterprise Learning Architect will address the need from a strategic perspective for consistency, efficiency and/or integration between the varied content, delivery modalities, quality, effectiveness and measurement for specific learners across GGC to ensure a cohesive organizational approach. 

The Enterprise Learning Architect will:

  • Design and define an organizational learning vision and objectives which include linking the learning vision and strategy to the organization’s needs and objectives and defining learning priorities;
  • In collaboration with the Learning and Development team and other key informants, define organizational learning governance structure and protocols balancing the learning requirements of members, staff and leaders;
  • Learning from current processes and staff, pursue a deep understanding of learner roles to ensure that learning solutions meet the needs of stakeholders and end users;
  • Leverage the ongoing work that has been completed for the frontline Guider role to inform the approach for other volunteer and staff roles
  • Using the work already completed for Guiders and volunteer Trainers, introduce a comprehensive, organization-wide learning/curriculum plan linked to core learner segments/positions and related career/development;
  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders to define organizational technology needs and supporting infrastructure – people, process, financial - to fulfill organizational learning strategy;
  • Design and establish an organizational learning measurement framework and associated processes in close collaboration with the research and evaluation team;
  • Identify resource requirements and monitor use of resources for this new integrated approach;
  • Program Manage the successful implementation of offerings including instructor enablement
  • Work with 3rd  party training providers to qualify their needs and develop new offerings
  • Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts to develop online learning activities that align with learning objectives, apply research-based learning principles, and inform learner progress and success in online and blended learning environments.
  • Collaborate with other internal learning and development expertise to develop the features and functions needed to deliver and track innovative learning activities.

You are the model candidate if you have:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a Learning and Development role with at least 3 years at a managerial level
  • A post-secondary degree (preferably within Organizational Development, Adult Education, Business or a related field) or equivalent experience required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Well-versed in learning best practices, strategies and methodologies as well as learning management systems
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Change management expertise
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including advanced presentation/facilitation skills.
  • Strong consulting and project management skills.
  • A collaborative work ethic with the ability to connect and facilitate
  • Comfort with ambiguity and working in a fluid environment
  • Strong facilitative leadership and negotiation skills
  • Creativity, curiosity and passion for GGC’s future
  • You embody the attributes of our core DNA – welcoming, imaginative, courageous and enthusiastic.

If this sound like you, then apply today. This position will remain open until filled.

Please send 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            

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.