Job Posting 63228

Associate Director, Safe Scouting
Scouts Canada
Ottawa area, Ottawa
closes in 17 days (Mon, 31 Aug)
full time

Do you want to be a part of the change you want to see in the world? At Scouts Canada our Vision is “Canadian youth making a meaningful contribution to creating a better world.” For more than 100 years, Scouts Canada has brought a world of adventure, outdoor experience, friendship and fun to 17 million Canadian youth and we need passionate people who share our Mission to develop well-rounded youth better prepared for success in the world.


Scouts Canada is seeking an Associate Director of Safe Scouting to join our Safe Scouting team in Ottawa, ON.


Do you think you have what it takes to become our next Associate Director of Safe Scouting? If you answered yes, we want to hear from you!


Reporting directly to the Director of Safe Scouting and you will act as a trusted advisor to volunteers and staff on all matters relating to incident management, safety practices, and overall safety leadership.  


Specifically, you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the development and implementation of Scouts Canada’s safety framework in place to achieve its safety leadership aims.
  • Ensuring sufficient processes are in place to assure compliance to Scouts Canada’s safety and risk management policies.
  • Administering Scouts Canada’s incident management process; ensures incidents are appropriately investigated and that root causes are employed to support learning and improvement of organizational practices.
  • Assessing all safeguarding allegations made against those involved in Scouting’s work
  • Supporting risk assessment/procedures for ending period of suspension/ensuring suitability
  • Providing support to Groups, Areas, and Councils to ensure effective responses to safety complaints and incidents.
  • Maintaining and updating the Policies and Procedures of Scouts Canada.
  • Ensures that an effective case assignment and management practice is in place such that all incidents are handled professionally and in keeping with Scouts Canada’s policies and practices
  • Supervises safe-guarding case work and provides guidance and coaching to Safe Scouting staff, as appropriate, to ensure standards of quality and care are met.

Education, Experience & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in case management, social work, occupational health and safety, conflict or incident management, preferably in a nonprofit or association environment. 
  • An understanding of the legal framework pertaining to child and youth safety
  • Experience delivering or supporting Scouts Canada programs is an asset
  • Understanding and acceptance of fundamental values of Scouting
  • Relevant work experience in providing professional support to volunteers or varied stakeholders


Key Competencies

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work with all levels of management, staff, volunteers and outside partners.
  • A fact-based approach to problem solving.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to follow procedures and rules while maintaining accurate and detailed notes.
  • Be able to deal with sensitive situations in a calm, measured manner.


Working Conditions

  • Works in office environment
  • Some work is extremely deadline driven
  • Occasional travel
  • Must remain discrete and maintain high levels of confidentiality
  • Must role model values of Scouts Canada be including the Child and Youth Safety program.
  • PRC (Police Record Check) and VSS (Vulnerable Sector Check) required
  • Mandatory training requirement


We’ve got you covered:

(For permanent positions only) We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes a fabulous merchandise discount; an employer-matched retirement plan after one year; extended health, prescription, vision and dental coverage and more.


If this role excites you, we want to hear from you! Please take the time to tell us about yourself in a cover letter — we want to hear your story — your background, your accomplishments, and why this role is a good fit with your future career aspirations. We want to learn about you! Please submit your application (Cover Letter and Resume) to .


Scouts Canada thanks you for taking the time to consider this position.  Please understand that only individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted.


Scouts Canada encourages applications from all qualified candidates and has a great record of accommodating persons with disabilities. Contact Human Resources at 613-224-5134 ex 252 if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies.

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