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York CD Project Coordinator

Job Type: 
Full Time
Application Deadline: 
Friday 8 February 2019

Job Title: York CD Project Coordinator

Contract full time position (35 hours per week)

Contract Start date: March 4th, 2019; Contract End date: March 3rd, 2021

Reports to: Manager, Community Development

DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 8th, 2019



ACSA is a nonprofit, multi service agency 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 development and engagement.


ACSA is working with a collaborative of partners to work with the Milliken Neigbourhood in Markham to develop effective strategies to address key issues facing the neighbourhood.


Summary of Job Functions

We are seeking a dynamic coordinator who can support the collaborative in achieving its goals, which are to ensure neighbourhoods: 1. Have the skills necessary to be able to work collaboratively with each other to make positive change in their communities; 2. Be able to come together at appropriate tables (networks) where they can identify and address pressing community issues; and 3. Be able to identify local needs as well as existing local services and spaces (assets) that will help contribute to a thriving community.

Duties include:

  1. Resident Engagement and Outreach
  • Support and conduct resident engagement in Milliken in order to engage the diversity of the community
  • Identify, implement and evaluate engagement initiatives that reach out into the community
  • Onboard and supervise community animators who will support the engagement of the community and deliverables of the project




  1. Partnership Development
  • Liaise and build relationships between residents,  community service providers, stakeholders, elected officials and any party conducive to advancing  the work in the community
  • Conduct quarterly meet and greets for agency and resident partners to come together
  • Support the development of a network that can bring agency and resident partners together to reach neighbourhood goals


  1. Community Planning and Evaluation
  • Work with collaborative to hire a consultant who will conduct an asset mapping and needs assessment exercise
  • Work with collaborative and consultant to design community planning session(s) which will include community visioning and action planning exercises
  • Plan, implement and evaluate project with agency and resident partners


  1. Capacity Building and Workshops
  • Design, implement and evaluate capacity building workshops series for resident and agency partners


  1. Administrative Functions
  • Develop communication materials for project, ongoing as needed
  • Support convening of steering committee, with support of manager. This includes taking meeting minutes and providing any back end supports as needed
  • Responsible for report writing for funder, as well as budget tracking


  1. General Functions
  • Must be available for some evening and weekend work, as required
  • Other duties as identified by ACSA and the project 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






  • Experience and/or education in community development or related field
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience working at a grassroots level in a community and conducting on the ground engagement. Experience in York Region, the Milliken area in particular, is an asset.
  • Experience in a community planning process that has brought residents and agencies together
  • Experience in social media campaigning and using social media as an community organizing tool
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to exercise good judgment
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities
  • Ability to mentor and motivate others
  • 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 week nights 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
  • Speaking a second language (i.e. Mandarin, Cantonese, Tamil) is an asset
  • Use of a car an asset


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

Attention: Pramila Javaheri, ANC Project Manager


(Please quote York CD Project Coordinator 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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