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SCAN Governance and Membership Researcher

Job Type: 
Part Time
Application Deadline: 
Friday 15 March 2019

Job Title: SCAN Governance and Membership Researcher

Contract part-time position (21 hours per week)

Contract Start date: February 25th, 2019

Reports to: Civics Projects and SCAN Coordinator

DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 15th, 2019



ACSA is a nonprofit, multi service agency at the heart of Agincourt addressing needs and empowering children, youth, newcomers, homeless, and otherwise underserved communities.  Our core programs include housing and outreach programs, food security programs, newcomer services, youth outreach and therapy programs, child and family programs, early years’ programs, computer access programs, and community engagement.

The Scarborough Civic Action Network or SCAN is trusteed by ACSA and is a non-partisan, community-driven network focused on mobilizing a civic voice for Scarborough, one that is inclusive of marginalized and underrepresented  communities and reflective of the diversity of community members who live in Scarborough.

Summary of Job Functions

SCAN is seeking a GOVERNANCE & MEMBERSHIP RESEARCHER to research best practices for governance and membership models for SCAN.

Duties include:

  • Conduct research and report on best practices for governance and membership models for SCAN
  • Conduct ongoing consultations with SCAN members
  • Draft governance guidelines and membership models based on consultations
  • Develop an evaluation process
  • Write any necessary reports and documentation for the funder
  • Present outcomes at annual SCAN Community Summit
  • Must be available for some evening and weekend work, as required
  • Other duties as identified by ACSA and the SCAN steering committee
  • Protects own health and health of others by adopting safe work practices, reporting unsafe conditions immediately. Follows all guidelines for employees and employers as legislated under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act



  • Demonstrated experience conducting research and analysis and reporting on outcomes
  • Working knowledge of non-profit sector and community civic engagement
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • An understanding of working collaboratively and building partnerships with community
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work with diverse populations
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written), strong facilitation skills


Please apply via email (cover letter & resume in one attachment) to:

Attention: Anna Kim


(Please quote SCAN Governance and Membership Researcher in the subject line of email)


No phone calls please.


ACSA is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and/or persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

We thank all applicants for their interest in the position. However, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. 

If you are contacted by ACSA regarding a job opportunity and need accommodation throughout a hiring process, please contact Yelena Galochkina, HR Generalist at This address is for accommodation inquiries ONLY. Job applications sent to it will not be considered.


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