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South Markham Community Action Table Community Engagement Facilitator

Job Type: 
Part Time
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday 3 November 2021

Job Title: South Markham Community Action Table Community Engagement Facilitator

Contract Part Time position (21 hours per week)

Contract Start date: November 8th, 2021; Contract End date: March 31st, 2022

Reports to: CAT Coordinator and leads

DEADLINE TO APPLY: November 3rd, 2021

 

 

Summary of Job Functions

 

We are seeking a dynamic individual who can support South Markham’s local neighbourhoods and residents by building their collective capacity to facilitate community change and catalyze new actions in parallel with the work and priorities of the South Markham Community Action Table (CAT).  The South Markham CAT is comprised of a range of stakeholders which includes residents, service providers, government, school boards, funders and York Regional Police – all contributing diverse perspectives to address York Region’s Safety & Well-Being Plan, specific to Mental Health & Mental Well-being and Housing Stability. This project is co-led by Agincourt Community Services Association (ACSA) and Social Services Network, both of which are part of South Markham Connects.

 

Duties include:

 

  • Coordinate, support and provide oversight to Quick Action Funding process
  • Outreach and train neighbourhood leaders to engage in the CAT work and local Quick Action Grant initiatives
  • Identify and develop opportunities to engage residents in the South Markham CAT and other community initiatives
  • Facilitate on-going conversations with resident leaders and other residents to uncover and connect more grassroots initiatives
  • Provide additional support and check-ins with resident CAT members, such as coaching/mentorship to ensure their active participation in the table, as well as to other residents who show an interest in moving work in their community forward
  • Support table administration, community engagement, and relationship building with diverse stakeholders in the local community with a focus on equity and inclusion and addressing priority issues/actions
  • Work collaboratively with CAT Coordinator to identify, develop and deliver relevant workshops and skills building as identified by the CAT convening table
  • Support the CAT Coordinator in the development and implementation of communications and social media strategies, particularly as it relates to this component of the project
  • Responsible for any necessary data collections and reporting needed for this funded portion of the CAT work
  • Must be available for some evening and weekend work, as required
  • Other duties as identified by ACSA, Social Services Network and the CAT that support moving the work forward
  • 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

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience and/or education in community development or related field
  • Experience working at a grassroots level in a community and conducting on the ground engagement
  • Experience working with agencies and residents in York Region, the South Markham area in particular, is an asset
  • Experience in facilitating collaborative work
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to exercise good judgment
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities
  • Ability to mentor and motivate others
  • Is able to work using online platforms for remote engagement with key stakeholders of the project
  • 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
  • Available to work occasional weeknights and weekends
  • Must be comfortable in a mobile position that will work from multiple locations and in the community
  • Must provide a vulnerable sector check
  • Must have reliable internet connection for frequent online work
  • Speaking a second language (i.e. Mandarin, Cantonese, Tamil) is an asset
  • Use of a car an asset

 

Agincourt Community Services Association is working towards a fully vaccinated workplace. All applicants will be required to show proof of vaccination or an acceptable exemption.

 

 

 

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

Attention: Laura Harper

 

Email: hlaura@agincourtcommunityservices.com

(Please quote South Markham CAT in the subject line of email)

No phone calls please.

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

 

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.

 

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

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