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South Markham Quick Action Grant Facilitator

Job Type: 
Full Time
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday 4 January 2022

Job Title: South Markham Quick Action Grant Facilitator

Contract Part Time position (21 hours per week)

Contract Start date: January 17th, 2022; Contract End date: March 31st, 2023

Reports to: CAT Coordinator and leads

DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 4th, 2021

Summary of Job Functions

We are seeking a dynamic individual who can support South Markham’s local residents and organizations through United Way Quick Action Grants (QAG). Through this process, the facilitator will work closely with the South Markham Community Action Table (CAT) Coordinator and Co-Leads to develop, promote and coordinate tools, resources and events in order to build the collective capacity of South Markham’s residents and organizations. The activities from these grants will facilitate community change and catalyze new actions parallel with the South Markham CAT’s priorities of: Mental Health & Mental Well-Being and Housing Stability - contributing to York Region’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. The facilitator will manage the United Way QAG component, working closely with QAG Recipients to build and review timelines and budgets, ensuring deliverables are met, as well as will work with recipients to evaluate and report on their initiatives. The project is co-led by Agincourt Community Services Association (ACSA) and Social Services Network (SSN), both of which are part of South Markham Connects and the South Markham Community Action Table.

Duties include:

  • Coordinate, support and provide oversight to South Markham’s Quick Action Grants process
  • Plan, create and manage an adaptive schedule which includes MarComm Strategy, Project Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting for the entirety of the United Way QAG process
  • Build resources and tools needed for information sessions, evaluations and presentations (I.e. Slide Decks, Rubrics, Visuals, Infographics, Charts, Jamboards, etc.)
  • Conduct professional presentation of materials to community members and stakeholders during meetings, e-mails and in-person (when appropriate/necessary)
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings with residents and Quick Action Grant recipients to ensure priorities are on track
  • Support the creation of visual and written content for public dissemination (posters, social media, e-newsletters, surveys, etc.)
  • Create and manage a database of registered residents, Quick Action Grant recipients and other stakeholders
  • Engage and outreach to local residents, community leaders, grassroots groups to facilitate community networking and sharing of resources/knowledge, prioritizing the United Way QAGs and priorities set out by South Markham CAT
  • Facilitate on-going conversations with community members, leaders and stakeholders to uncover additional grassroots initiatives and local opportunities
  • Conduct ongoing observation and assessment of necessary capacity building opportunities needed for Resident Leaders and QAG Recipients to facilitate ongoing learning, capacity building and opportunities; and ensure active participation in the South Markham CAT
  • Mentor and work collaboratively with the QAG Recipients to manage individual project budgets, timelines, deliverables and reporting to feed into the overall work of SM CAT
  • Support projects in acquiring resources and materials particular to their initiatives/events
  • Budget and track individual project and overall expenses related to United Way QAG component
  • Work collaboratively with SM CAT Coordinator to identify, develop and deliver relevant workshops and skills building identified by South Markham CAT
  • Schedule, plan and coordinate local events with QAG Recipients, Community Leaders and Stakeholders (with the knowledge and ability to shift online, in-person, or hybrid with short notice if necessary)
  • Work collaboratively with the SM CAT Coordinator and Co-Leads to ensure that QAG timelines, messaging, priorities, and deliverables are aligned with the greater project
  • General support for South Markham CAT administration, community engagement and relationship building with diverse stakeholders in the local community with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion and addressing priority issues and actions
  • Complete necessary data collection, management and reporting for this portion of the SM CAT work
  • Support the learnings and opportunities of assigned students and/or interns
  • Protect own health and the health of others by adopting safe work practices, and reporting unsafe conditions immediately; follow all guidelines for employees and employers as legislated under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Must be available for some evening and weekend work, as required
  • Other duties as identified by ACSA, SSN and South Markham CAT that support the overarching project work to move forward



  • Experience and/or education in Community Development or related field
  • Knowledge of and experience related to South Markham, particularly volunteering or working with agencies and residents in York Region
  • Experience working at a grassroots level in a community, engaging with local groups (I.e. advocacy groups, hobbyist groups, parent committees, seniors forums, youth groups, etc.)
  • Exceptional computer and digital skills (I.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Suite, Adobe, Canva, Social Media)
  • Strong financial skills (I.e. budgeting, tracking, reporting)
  • Facilitation of presentations, workshops, capacity building sessions, and meetings
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and adapt quickly to the evolving needs of the community and project
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and prioritize
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, taking own initiative
  • Ability to work collaboratively in team environments and facilitating collaborative work
  • Ability to take direction from multiple leads and report of progress
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong facilitation skills with ability to mentor and motivate others
  • Works well with community members to address and reduce barriers in project and community
  • Competent using online platforms for remote communications and engagement (I.e. Zoom, Eventbrite, Google, WebEx, Teams)
  • Comfortable in a mobile position that will work from multiple locations and in the community
  • Must have reliable internet connection for online work
  • Available to work evenings and weekends
  • Second language is an asset (particularly Mandarin, Cantonese, Tamil)
  • Use of a car is an asset
  • Must provide an up-to-date vulnerable sector check

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: Laura Harper


(Please quote South Markham QAG Facilitator 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 This address is for accommodation inquiries ONLY. Job applications sent to it will not be considered.


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