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Deputy Council Youth Commissioner (Properties and Physical Program Support)

Accountable to:      Council Youth Commissioner

Term:                       One year renewable up to a maximum of three years by the Council Key 3.

Time required:        15 to 20 hours per month.

Major Responsibility:

  • Works with volunteers and staff to ensure that all properties operate in a fiscally responsible manner, adhere to all the risk management procedures of Scouts Canada, and play a supporting role in delivering the Scouting Program to youth.
  • Recruit and manage a team of property managers for infrastructure owned by Scouts Canada in Newfoundland and Labrador Council.
  •  Work with local, council and national level volunteers on all property and physical program support issues.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively participates as a member of the Council Service Team
  • Chairs the Council Property Committee
  • Ensures that properties are complaint with Scouts Canada regulations, regulations of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and any local authority.
  • Works with the Property Managers and Committees to further the development of the property within the national framework and directions of the Council.
  • Develops the equipment maintenance and replacement plans.
  • Develops a long range development plan for directly managed council properties
  • Develops and monitors property conservation plans
  • Oversees major development projects
  • Develops and monitors property budgets to ensure optimum usage and that targets and goals are met.
  • Communicates on a regular and timely basis with the Council Commissioner and other Council stakeholders; reports all progress and difficulties encountered


  • Demonstrated leadership, management, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Has proven ability to inspire confidence, team effort and leadership in others
  • Excellent communication skills: ability to communicate clearly and professionally both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates a commitment to Scouting Mission, Principles and Practices through personal development and sound management practices.

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