Language Training at the Workplace Coordinator

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Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 11:45pm
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COSTI is a multicultural organization providing settlement, employment, and E.S.L. services to newcomers. For more information about COSTI, please visit our Website at

This program is designed to deliver custom made English as a Second Language training to employees at the workplace to meet their communication needs at work as identified by their employers within York Region. Variable working hours may be required to accommodate employer needs and/or for participating industry/public events for outreach.


  • Ensures the program objectives, targets and deadlines are met
  • Develops and implements the outreach plan
  • Recruits employers and registers participants into the program
  • Liaises with other COSTI services for identification and referral of employers in York Region
  • Communicates with local boards of trades, professional associations and the business community for employer referrals
  • Meets with employers to identify the language training needs of their employees
  • Assists in the development of language training plans specific to employer needs
  • Coordinates the language assessment of participants with the LTW assessor and provides language assessment as required
  • Coordinates curriculum development with the LTW instructor and provides input
  • Researches, compiles and updates relevant program resources and materials for online training and/or classroom delivery
  • Facilitates on-going communication between the participating employers and the LTW team to ensure effective program delivery and address issues
  • Conducts orientation sessions for participants
  • Prepares program information and/or course packages for employers and participants
  • Supports instructor and participants’ use of the online learning management system
  • Conducts follow up evaluation with employers and/or employees
  • Plans for and handles purchase orders required for the program. Monitors expenses according to approved budget
  • Prepares and submits statistical and services reports
  • Prepares and delivers presentations at conferences, workshops and other public events
  • Researches and makes recommendations on other language and skills training programs for the workplace
  • Conducts intake meeting with new Welcome Centre clients to identify their needs and make service referrals accordingly and input client data on Welcome Centre Database
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Post-secondary education in Business Administration or related fields
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in program administration or project coordination
  • Experience in doing outreach to and working with the business sector
  • Knowledge of adult education and language training programs in York Region
  • TESL Certification will be a definite asset
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong co-ordination, organizational and administrative skills
  • Proficiency in using Word, Excel, Power Point, E-mail, and Internet
  • Knowledge of online training
  • Experience in research and evaluation
  • Access to a car is required

This is a Union position scheduled to work 21 hours per week
Start date: September 18, 2017
Starting salary range: $28,237 to $30,392 per annum + benefits
Location: 8400 Woodbine Ave, Markham (Markham North Welcome Centre)

How to Apply:

If you are interested, please quote Reference #114-17 and send your resume with a cover letter to:

Mr. Michael Politi
Manager, Staffing and Orientation
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, M6E 3P2


Fax: 416-658-8537

COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.

Thank you to all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.