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Job Number:  29853
Property Support Manager – Ontario/Quebec
Job Posted: Friday, 23 September 2016
Closing Date: Friday, 21 October 2016
(90 days ago)
Scouts Canada
Region: York / Durham area Type: Full time
Location: North York, Ontario Salary: (not entered)

Do you love the outdoors? Are you passionate about youth development? Are you aligned with our mission to help develop well rounded youth, better prepared for success in the world? Do you have experience supporting business operations and think you have what it takes to become our next Property Support Manager? If you answered yes we want to hear from you!


For more than 100 years, Scouts Canada has brought a world of adventure, outdoor experience, friendship and fun to 17 million Canada youth. We have reinvigorated our program to meet the changing demands of youth and are looking for someone who has supporting business operations to join our growing team!


Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, Properties and in support of the Principals and Practices of Scouting, you will support the business operations at Scouts Canada properties within the province of Ontario, including the implementation of Scouts Canada Property Standards and Accreditation Program


Specifically, you will be responsible for:

  • Support stakeholders in the delivery and execution of best practices with regard to property management; including the implementation of Scouts Canada Property Standards and Accreditation Program.
  • Ensure key process targets and timelines are met.
  • Communicate regularly with property personnel. (staff and volunteers)
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders at the staff and volunteer level.
  • Maintain working relationships with Operations and Field Teams supporting the Councils within the Province of Ontario and Quebec.
  • Work cooperatively with senior Council management.
  • Support Operations Manager in the development, communication and implementation of best practices for Scouts Canada Properties.
  • Support local stakeholders with regard to business planning; helping to identify short-term, mid-range and long term needs with regard to maintenance/operations and capital improvements including facilities and program infrastructure.
  • Mentor and guide key stakeholders in making required applications to the National Property Committee for relevant transactions.

Education, Experience & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or post-secondary education in a related field, or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience; including supervision of teams.
  • Experience working with volunteers and volunteer management approaches.
  • Has experience in implementing or maintaining organizational standards and accreditation programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in change management
  • Experience with content management systems and/or databases
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Working Conditions

  • Must be willing to travel as required across the Province of Ontario
  • You will be connected to an office environment (Central Ontario Service Centre – Toronto, ON) with flexible working hours
  • You will be prepared to work outside of traditional working hours (evenings/weekends)
  • You may be required to conduct onsite visits to camp properties (outdoor/wilderness environments)
  • Must possess a valid ‘G’ Driver’s License in the Province of Ontario and provide own vehicle.
  • Mileage allowance will be provided

Key Competencies


Organizational Core Competencies

  • Member Focus – Demonstrates commitment to increasing member satisfaction, assumes responsibility for solving problems, ensures commitments to members are met, solicits organizational and personal performance feedback from members.
  • Integrity/Ethics – Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, maintains confidentiality and supports company values
  • Dependability – Meets commitments, accepts accountability, stays focused under pressure and meets attendance/punctuality requirements
  • Teamwork – Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere
  • Job knowledge – Understands duties and responsibilities, has necessary job knowledge and technical skills, understands Scouts Canada’s mission/vision and keeps job knowledge current

Job Specific Competencies

  • Interpersonal Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work with all levels of management, staff, volunteers and outside partners.
  • Effective Communication: Openly communicates in a compelling, honest, persuasive and articulate manner, ensuring the message is clear, understood and consistent with Scouts Canada’s objectives.
  • Results Oriented: Committed to get the job done in the best way for Scouts Canada and members to deliver results, by setting priorities, planning and organizing work, overcoming challenges and where necessary utilizing different approaches.
  • Self-leadership/Management: Works with, relates to, influences, motivates and supports others within the team, other departments and externally to achieve the overall aims of Scouts Canada.
  • Self-motivated: The ability to thrive in an independent or remote working environment. Self-motivated to achieve results and the ability to work cooperatively with others to achieve shared goals.
  • Problem Solving: A fact-based approach to problem solving
  • Process Management: Detail oriented with the ability to follow procedures and policies while maintaining accuracy

Scouts Canada thanks you for taking the time to consider this position.  Please understand that only individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. For more information about Scouts Canada, please visit our web sites at www.scouts.ca.


Scouts Canada encourages applications from all qualified candidates and has a great record of accommodating persons with disabilities. Contact Lisa Donnelly in Human Resources at or 613-224-5131 if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies.

How to Apply:
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Please email your resume and cover letter to
Contact Details:
Lisa Donnelly
Scouts Canada
1345 Baseline Road
Ottawa, ON, K2C 0A7

Tel: 613-224-5134
www:   www.scouts.ca

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