Learning & Development Specialist (Etobicoke, ON)

Manion Wilkins & Associates - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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We are currently looking for a Learning & Development Specialist (Trainer) to join our team in Etobicoke, ON. The Specialist is responsible for designing, developing and delivering remarkable learning experiences, with an initial focus on role specific training, to grow, excel and inspire our people.

This individual will implement successful end to end learning solutions that are classroom, blended and online learning experiences to drive organizational performance and support business results. This role asks that you adapt and evolve to the needs of our business, analyze and respond to learners needs. The right person for this role will have a passion for learning and leading training and a desire to work with leaders to build a modern learning environment that supports the growth of our company and our employees and will have the persistence to implement Learning and Development best practices.

In this role, you will:
Ensure successful analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of classroom, blended and online learning experiences
Work with stakeholders to conduct training needs analysis and identify root cause issues
Partner with subject matter experts and end users to design and develop course content for training
Design course learning objectives and develop job specific training curriculums
Create experiential and social learning activities
Design and develop assessments, evaluations and sustainment plans for learning programs
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of best practices with current and most effective learning development approaches and strategies
Ensure highest level of quality of training is delivered
Facilitate the on-boarding and training of new hires
Facilitate the ongoing role development of existing employees
Develop and deliver training solutions that align with HR, learning and business strategies
Support tracking and reporting on course participation & progress through the Learning Management System (LMS)
Coordinates and schedules training sessions as required
Additional duties as required

Qualifications

Education

Post-secondary Degree in Adult Learning;
Certified Training and Development Professional or equivalent
Experience

Minimum 3 years’ experience developing learning & development courses and programs.
Demonstrates and applies a deep understanding and proficiency of educational models and theories, including instructional design and adult learning theory
Minimum 2 years of demonstrated proficiency in one or more of the following software tools: Articulate Storyline, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and related SCORM compliant production tools
Experience with curriculum design
Experience with creating storyboards
Extensive hands on instructional design methodology experience
Extensive experience with blended learning solutions (e-learning tools, on-line learning, web-based learning)
Excellent experience in the design and delivery of Instructor Led Training and Cognitive-Based Training
Experience working with an LMS
Experience facilitating design workshops and focus group sessions
Demonstrated effective collaboration with SMEs and business partners
Experience designing training content for a wide-ranging group across all areas of a business
Demonstrated ability to build trusted relationships across diverse range of stakeholders
Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and manage priorities
Outstanding experience working in a fast-paced environment
Excellent project management skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, including written, listening and verbal communication skills

The Right Fit

We want to find the right fit for our team. We want someone who exhibits passion and excitement for their work and goes above and beyond to do whatever it takes to get the job done. You’ll be a perfect fit if you have:

Job Knowledge & Professional Development. Have a complete understanding of the role and is performing the role to its entirety. Act without being told what to do. Continuous focus on expanding knowledge of the role and of the Company as a whole.
Team Mindset. Reach out to peers and cooperate with supervisors to establish an overall positive and collaborative working relationship. Lend a helping hand whenever it is needed.
Organization & Planning. Plan, organize, and schedule in an efficient, productive manner. Focus on key priorities. Able to stay on track and meet deadlines. Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project.
Curiosity & Innovation. Generate new and innovative approaches to problems. Ask questions and respectfully challenge current processes. Bring new ideas to the Company and strive for continual improvement of your daily operations and/or work activities.
Ability to Deliver the WOW! Factor. You expect personal performance to be nothing short of the best. You exhibit passion and excitement for your work and have a positive can-do attitude. You take ownership of the role and go above and beyond whatever it takes to get the job done!
A Positive Attitude. Our team is a positive, supportive group. When work is challenging, you’ll face it with optimism.

Working @ Manion

This is a full-time, permanent position. In addition to becoming part of a creative, challenging and stimulating work environment, we also offer competitive benefits, pension and group RRSP plans, and access to Goodlife Fitness at the discounted corporate rate. Our office is surrounded by amenities and you’ll have free parking in our underground parking lot.

We don’t have a lot of turnover at Manion, and there are good reasons for that. We take care of our people, offering competitive salary and benefits, and our work is meaningful, connecting people to healthier lives. The biggest reason we love coming to work is that we love working together. That’s why finding the right fit is so important to us.

This is a fun, vibrant community to work in every day. We know each other by name, our social committee helps us celebrate achievements and mark life events and our wellness committee facilitates fitness activities.

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know.

Want to be part of a rapidly growing company that is transforming the way Canadian’s experience benefits? Apply now!

We thank everyone who applies to the Learning and Development Specialist (Trainer) role; however, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact candidates who have been selected for an interview.

Learning and Development; Full-Time; full-time; Facilitation; Facilitator; Training; E-Learning; Content Development; LMS; Learning Management

Experience
Preferred
2 year(s): Experience working with an LMS
3 year(s): Experience with curriculum design, facilitating design workshops and focus groups, designing training content for a wide-ranging group across all areas of a business, and creating storyboards
3 year(s): Extensive experience with blended learning solutions (e-learning tools, on-line learning, web-based learning)
2 year(s): Understanding and proficiency in applying educational models and theories, including instructional design and adult learning theory
2 year(s): Minimum 2 years of demonstrated proficiency in one or more of the following software tools: Articulate Storyline, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and related SCORM compliant production tools
3 year(s): Minimum 3 years' experience developing learning & development courses & programs including Instructor Led Training and Cognitive Based Training
Education
Required
Bachelor's degree or better in Adult Education or related field