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LINC Program Coordinator

Organization: ASSIST Community Services Centre
Location: Edmonton - Southwest Office
Compensation: Commensurate with skills
Start Date: April 27, 2020
Closing Date: April 27, 2020

Position Title: LINC Program Coordinator

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday)

Location: Southwest Office (820 Saddleback Road)

Closing Date: Open until filled

Start Date: April 27, 2020

About ASSIST: ASSIST Community Services Centre has provided settlement support to newcomers since

1977. Our Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program is a federally funded program

providing immigrants and refugees with the English language and cultural skills necessary for life in Canada.

We strongly value a diverse and multilingual workforce. This position reports to the LINC Program Manager.

Position Summary: The LINC program at ASSIST is seeking an experienced PBLA-trained language instructor

to join our team as a Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator is responsible for ensuring high quality

programming and smooth daily operations of the daytime language program. They provide support and

supervision to teaching staff, office staff, and students, including the following general duties:

 Supervise LINC teachers and office staff, managing daily issues and requests

 Provide orientation to new staff and students, and perform intake duties when required

 Ensure staff meet all reporting requirements and deadlines; provide reports to Manager

 Monitor and encourage implementation of LINC and PBLA programming

 Assist in student placement & promotion decisions in unclear or disputed cases

 May be required to fill in for a teacher on short notice

 Arrange for substitute teachers, field trips, guest speakers or events as needed

 Coordinate communication with students, and maintain program schedule and calendar

 Collect and review staff timesheets and approve student and staff requests for leave


 Degree in ESL, Education or a related field

 Certificate or Diploma in Teaching English from an institution recognized by TESL Canada

 Minimum 2 years’ experience teaching ESL (Experience in a LINC program is strongly preferred)

 Demonstrated experience, knowledge, and familiarity with the LINC program required

 Completion of CLB Bootcamp and PBLA training

 Previous experience in a supervisory or leadership role mentoring instructors

 Highly proficient in spoken and written English and additional language strongly preferred

 Experience with multi-cultural clientele, especially those with limited English skills

 Service-oriented approach to helping clients and students

 Advanced computer skills and a willingness to tackle IT issues

 Exceptional time management, decision-making, organizational and prioritization skills

ASSIST offers flexibility and a supportive working environment. Police Information Check including

vulnerable sector search and Intervention Record Check are conditions of employment. Please submit

resume and cover letter as one document to when applying, and indicate Job #SWC10 in

the email. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates invited for an interview will

be contacted.

Job ID: Job #SWC10
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