Job Title:

Manager - Special Projects - MOtiVAtE Project


CultureLink Settlement and Community Services


Toronto , ON

Hours:                         35 hours per week  

Start/end date:             ASAP to April 2026
Posting Date:              May 24, 2024
Reference Number:     CLNU-2024-14
Deadline to apply:       Open until filled


CultureLink is a Not-for-Profit Charity settlement and community organization with 35 years of experience in developing and delivering services in various locations to meet the needs of diverse communities. Passionate about providing innovative services, we adapt to changes and create new programs that best respond to and address our clients’ specific needs.

Our team of more than 70 staff members, speaking more than 30 languages, is dedicated, knowledgeable, and multicultural. We serve around 10,000 participants on average each year.

Our services connect cultures to build welcoming and thriving communities through settlement and integration facilitation. These include but not limited to navigating the school system, general settlement, labour market and other priority initiatives identified by various levels of Government/ funders/ internal research to newcomers including refugees as well as the larger newcomer community.


Job Summary:                        

The Manager will primarily spearhead and lead the MOtiVAtE (Mothers On Initiating the Vote and Equality) project and its successful implementation by achieving time-based outcomes through effective planning, mentoring, guiding and supporting the team of workers. The role encompasses a range of responsibilities aimed at supporting the effective operation and delivery of services to clients through an effective performance management system that will be developed and continually improvised by the incumbent. The MotiVAtE Project seeks to achieve the following: 1) remove systemic barriers that hinder immigrant women to influence decision making and policies at one of the school boards; 2) increase democratic activities and/or influence change by immigrant women. This is a community building project that works towards system change through a non-partisan public campaign.

On-site presence in office, off site visits, occasional evening and weekend availability will be required. 



The Manager will lead and deliver all aspects of “MOtiVAtE Project” and other CultureLink special projects as assigned:


Programs Leadership

  • Implement MotiVAtE project including hiring and training, development and implementation of project work plans, evaluation of implementation framework, reporting and financial management.
  • Undertake community engagement activities, build working relationships with immigrant women groups especially parenting associations/ organizations, and expand partnerships
  • Create and sustain knowledge base relating to current developments in laws and policies regarding education, immigration, settlement and resettlement, diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Design, collect, and analyze data to assess community needs, to support program development efforts
  • Identify opportunities for revenue generation and lead the development of funding proposals with support from Senior Management.

Programs Operations

  • Set up and support an advisory circle including elected representatives, community leaders, and other stakeholders.
  • Oversee the collection of feedback from immigrant women of different wards regarding their priorities in educational and school board issues
  • Ensure the smooth operation of projects during off site events with other stakeholders, lead project team, collaborate with stakeholders to achieve project deliverables
  • Identify the systemic barriers using the Gender Based Analysis lens
  • Foster a work environment which upholds CultureLink’s values of respect for all, providing high quality community programs, and continuous learning
  • Lead and facilitate in the recruitment process and onboarding of new employees, researchers and consultants
  • Set performance parameters, monitor individual achievements, support and mentor team members and conduct performance evaluations
  • Mentor, support and develop the team members through coaching and direction on training & development opportunities
  • Liaise with external consultants and subject matter experts to build service agreements based on project deliverables and continuous monitoring to ensure deliverables are met as agreed upon
  • Develop needs assessment tools based on Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus)
  • Identify and coordinate agency wide professional development and training activities
  • Manage physical resources and maintain accountability
  • Ensure appropriate tracking of program activity, implement a quality assurance framework and maintain data integrity
  • Prepare and compile program reports as required

Relationships Management

  • Represent CultureLink to program stakeholders, in collaboration with Senior Leadership
  • Maintain excellent relationships with community groups, funders and other stakeholders
  • Implement strategic ideas and initiatives for ongoing enhancement and expansion of services
  • Outreach to stakeholders who can provide insight for program development

Financial Management

  • Work closely with Senior Management for budget development and funding approvals
  • Effectively administer and monitor program budget and maintain best practices in expense management

Other Duties

  • Any other duties as assigned by Senior Management

Required Competencies 

  • Physical demands: sitting at a desk and using a computer for 80% of the workday
  • Travel within the GTA
  • Non-physical demands: Conduct in-person and online presentations, meet deadlines.
  • Social/Emotional demands: teamwork; relationship/network-building engage with diverse groups in a culture appropriate manner; flexibility of work hours within the normal workweek.
  • Cognitive/mental demands: attention to detail; multitasking; organizational ability/time management, adaptability, sound judgement 
  • Organizational Capacity



  • Bachelors’ degree, preferably in Community Development, Social Work, Psychology, Education, Marketing, Management or related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in public campaign, community engagement and cohesion activities preferably in similar work settings with at least 2 years in a leadership role.
  • Demonstrated skills working with multiple operations with tight timelines
  • Familiarity and understanding of the constitution and by-laws needed in decision making processes in non profit charities such as School Boards
  • Proven ability to practice diversity, inclusion and equity.
  • Experience working with projects involving social change, campaigning, community development in multicultural settings using different leadership practices is an asset
  • Experience in performing gender-based analysis and implementation of anti-racism and anti-oppression models is an asset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and utilizing social media
  • Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening within the past six months
  • Fluency in languages other than English is an asset
  • Must be authorized to work in Canada
  • Experience in a unionized environment is an asset


Please submit your cover letter and resume to the Executive Assistant at, quoting the reference number (CLNU-2024-14).

CultureLink works within an anti-oppression framework and is committed to equity. We value diversity and inclusion, and strongly encourage applications from racialized people, people with disabilities, and people from gender and sexually diverse communities. Upon request, CultureLink will provide accommodations for people with disabilities throughout the selection process.

This position will be posted until it is filled. We will be reviewing applications as they are submitted.

We thank all candidates for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Posted 2024-05-28

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