Job Posting 64760

Director, Diversity and Inclusion
Scouts Canada
WORK FROM HOME (Telecommute), Ottawa area
Ottawa, ON
closes in 4 days (Fri, 25 Sep)
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 a Director, Diversity and Inclusion to join our team in our National Office in Ottawa. This newly created Director, Diversity and Inclusion role has clear accountability for driving the development and implementation of a holistic approach to inclusion and anti-racism throughout Scouts Canada.  The incumbent will work directly with the newly formed Inclusion & Diversity Committee of the Board to establish an inclusion strategy and to cultivate a culture of inclusion throughout the Scouting community.  The Director will be responsible for positioning Scouts Canada an inclusion leader by identifying initiatives and programs that demonstrate our values and commitment to reflecting the communities we serve.  A significant part of the role is to enhance our members’ awareness, engagement, and commitment to inclusion and anti-racism.


Do you think you have what it takes to become our Director, Diversity and Inclusion? If you answered yes, we want to hear from you!


Specifically, you will be responsible for:

  • Provides expert advice to the CEO, Board of Governors, and executive leadership on holistic approaches to inclusion and anti-racism
  • Leads a progressive diversity and anti-racism agenda, interacting with and influencing senior decision makers, offering relevant resources to build relationships and credibility both internally and externally
  • Identify external influencers, organizations, and subject matter specialists that we can partner with to drive our diversity and inclusion initiatives and position Scouts Canada as a leader in this area.
  • Serve as a change agent and influencer to foster and provide “thought leadership” on diversity and inclusion and actively engage our membership in this journey.
  • Research best practices and advise on diversity and inclusion issues and develop related programs.
  • Identify external trends and recognize best practice which will increase diversity among the membership

Education, Experience & Skills

  • A solid understanding and awareness of diversity and inclusion issues and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as an internal resource and consultant, working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders in a politically sensitive context often complicated by the presence of competing perspectives or interests.
  • Effective communication skills with experience in developing training, facilitation and writing policy.
  • An enhanced understanding of the governing legislation's regarding diversity and inclusion.
  • Proven track record in the advancement of diversity and inclusion within a complex organization at a strategic level.
  • Experience leading or significant participation in organizational change.
  • Bilingualism considered an asset.
  • Minimum Bachelors degree, Masters degree in related discipline preferred
  • 5 years directly related experience in with preference given to experience in a not for profit or association

 Working Conditions

  • Works in office environment
  • Occasional travel
  • Must remain discrete and maintain high levels of confidentiality
  • Long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers, which can cause muscle strain
  • Must role model values of Scouts Canada
  • PRC (Police Record Check) and VSS (Vulnerable Sector Check) required
  • Mandatory training requirement

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We offer a comprehensive benefit package; 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 if you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies.



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