LINC Manager Ref#14-19
Costi Immigrant Services
Toronto, ON


COSTI is a multicultural organization providing social services, settlement, employment, and language training services. For more information about COSTI, please visit our website at

This 10-month LINC program follows the school calendar year and closes each summer for approximately 2 months. The LINC manager position is closed for 6 weeks each summer. The North York LINC program has nine (9) classes - levels Literacy to 6 and provides childminding services to participants of the LINC program in a Unionized environment.

This is a fulltime non-union position scheduled to work 35 hours per week.


  • Supervises staff, administers the operations of the Centre and provides leadership in the development and delivery of programs.
  • Manages Language and Skills Development programs (e.g. LINC, ESL, Computer Training, etc.).
  • Responsible for hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining staff, students and volunteers.
  • Reviews, monitors, evaluates and researches established programs to ensure that quality service is provided and meets funder and partner's obligations.
  • Develops, liaises and maintains a productive working relationship with other professionals, funders, partners and other service providers.
  • Provides leadership to ESL instructors in the delivery of the LINC program, including PBLA and CLB framework. As well as CNC staff in the compliance of CNC requirements.
  • Ensures that all organizational time lines are met (for grant applications, monthly, quarterly and annual reports, and performance appraisals).
  • Provides input into the development of Centre’s budget. Monitors, controls and approves budgetary expenses within allowable limits.
  • Researches, develops, prepares, recommends and implements new programs and services.
  • Develops and writes funding proposals.
  • Advocates and promotes the programs and services within and outside the organization to both private and public sector.
  • Participates in organization meetings and other community meetings.


  • Post-secondary degree in a related field.
  • Must be TESL Ontario certified.
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in staff supervision and administration. Preference will be given if this experience was obtained in a language instructions setting.
  • Three (3) years ESL teaching experience with working knowledge of the LINC program and Canadian Language Benchmarks.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Portfolio Based Language Training.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management, analytical and decision-making skills, with a budget of 800,000 or more.
  • Well-developed organizational, analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate in other languages is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with community organizations and government.
  • Sensitive to and aware of the social problems facing immigrants.
  • Proficiency in using Internet, e-mail, and windows environment.

LOCATION: Sheridan Mall, 1700 Wilson Ave. Suite 206

START DATE: March 1, 2019

STARTING SALARY RANGE: $56,794 to 61,754 per annum (12 months) + benefits

POSTING DATE: February 7, 2019

CLOSING DATE: February 22, 2019

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters, quoting reference #14-19, to:

Saniyah Farid

Manager, Staffing and Orientation

COSTI Immigrant Services

1710 Dufferin Street

Toronto, Ontario

M6E 3P2

Job Type: Full-time