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Job Number:  42361
Community Developer
Job Posted: Friday, 2 March 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 16 March 2018
North York Community House
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Toronto Salary: $45,500

Position Title: Community Developer
Start Date: March 2018
Reports To: Manager, Community Connections

Hours: Full-time (35 hours/week)
Location: Lawrence Ave/Allen Rd, Bathurst/Finch
Annual Salary: $45,500


North York Community House (NYCH) is a dynamic neighbourhood centre that has been working with residents of
northwest Toronto for over 25 years. We are committed to building strong, vibrant communities, and supporting
local residents, new Canadians, parents and children, youth and seniors, meet and achieve their goals. NYCH
believes that all the community members we serve have the strength and ability to succeed – our role is to help
them get there.


The Community Developer position involves working directly with people from diverse backgrounds in ways that
are equitable and inclusive, requiring skills and approaches that reflect a strong social inclusion perspective.
Through peer outreach, group activities and supporting the development of community leaders, this position will
reduce isolation and increase awareness of and access to local resources and activities among marginalized


Position Summary


The Community Developer is a new position within the Community Connections Program, and is responsible for
the development and implementation of the Community Connections Strategic Work Plan. This position will work
with local residents from various communities in the northwest Toronto area to encourage connections between
community members, increase the sense of belonging among newcomers and promote healthy and inclusive
This position will create forums (e.g. community advisory groups) that will enable residents to participate in codesigning
and evaluating the Neighbourhood Connections Project’s goals and outcomes. This position will work
with community members to design a range of strategies and group activities to meet the needs of community
members of all ages and abilities. The position will identify ways to increase both individual and community
understanding of key issues, build a sense of community involvement and increase confidence in the ability to
make a difference in the community. This position will report to the Manager of Community Connections, and
will work closely with the Training Coordinator and other Community Connections program staff to bring
together residents to strengthen their communities.



Main responsibilities:



  • Utilize a range of strategies to identify community needs including reviewing demographic and census data,
    community surveying, organizing focus groups with local residents, consultation with faith and social groups
    and consultation with participants in other NYCH programs.
  • Identify and implement activities, strategies and initiates that will enable community members to take a
    more active role in shaping their communities
  • Participate in the selection and development of new projects as part of the Community Connections team.


  • Plan and carry out a range of outreach strategies with to residents, community and faith leaders, service
    providers, and institutional stakeholders to identify community strengths, opportunities and needs including
    reaching out to neighborhoods where NYCH has had a limited presence in the past.
  • Develop innovative outreach strategies to communicate and engage effectively with communities
    traditionally excluded from decision making (i.e. low income, racial and ethno-cultural minorities, LGBTQ,
    people with disabilities, seniors, youth, etc.)



  • Participate in the development and implementation of groups that reflect the needs of the community, in
    which participants will develop meaningful connections and get engaged
  • Facilitate various initiatives, activities, forums that can support community members in identifying both
    strengths and gaps in their community
  • Work with community members to offer opportunities to develop knowledge and skills to build resilience,
    problem-solving, conflict resolution through via leadership development, mentorship, and peer support.
  • Identify and facilitate ways to bring existing NYCH programming out to the community with a focus on
    leadership development


  • Provide information internally and externally to assist and enable organizational operations and effective
    service to connecting groups;
  • Support projects through budget and work plan monitoring and coordinating the involvement of colleagues
    and other stakeholders.


  • Conduct ongoing evaluation and monitoring activities to measure achievements, challenges and learnings.
  • Provide written and oral reports to stakeholders and colleagues’ as per work plan
  • Prepare reports and budgets, and support development of funding proposals (e.g. providing
    research/evaluation data, writing about program specifics) as required
  • Record and submit program attendance, registration and other reports, as required
  • Ensure all program records, receipts and files are maintained securely and submitted regularly
  • Participate in team and organization meetings, trainings and events



Required Qualifications:

  • The minimum level of education is a bachelor’s degree in social work, social sciences, or diploma/certificate
    in community development or adult education.


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in leading the development and implementation of community-based
  • Solid understanding of needs and issues of newcomers to Canada
  • Excellent outreach skills and ability to work with diverse communities to identify solutions
  • Experience working with adult and seniors populations with a strong understanding of issues faced by
    marginalized groups
  • Demonstrated experience as an effective team/project leader and ability to implement community based
  • Strong ability to work well with partners and other key stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively juggle multiple priorities, including project planning, partnership building, training and
    day-to-day oversight and trouble shooting
  • Excellent strategic thinking, planning, and problem solving skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal, and written and verbal com

Other Requirements:

  • Typically works regular hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with requirement to maintain flexibility to work
    occasional evenings and weekends.
  • A successful clearance of criminal record verification will be required for the position.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit cover letterand resume by March 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to:
Community Developer–Hiring Committee, North York Community House
700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 226
North York, ON M6A 3B4;

NYCH welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
No phone calls please - only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted
Contact Details:
North York Community House
700 Lawrence Avenue West
Suite 226
Toronto, ON, M6A 3B4

Tel: (416) 784-0920
Fax: (416) 784-2042
www:   www.nych.ca

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