Reporting to the Manager, Leadership and Employee Development (LED), the Professional Development Specialist will be responsible for the design, delivery, and logistics of employee professional development initiatives that meet the needs of departments and faculties within the college. The Specialist will respond to professional development inquiries and training requests, assess the requirements and work with the Manager, LED to develop appropriate learning interventions. This can include the design and/or delivery of workshops, coordinating the development of eLearning, managing or assisting with the development of other types of learning events, and sourcing external facilitators to deliver content. All professional development delivery is based on adult learning principles.
The Specialist will be the main point of contact for the Learning Management System (LMS) with ITS and the LMS vendor. This individual will also produce LMS activity reports and ensure the system is working optimally. This individual will work with developers and providers to ensure learning content meets department, stake-holder and college standards, and any technical issues are resolved in a timely manner.
Responds to the needs of employees or departments in regards to gaps in skills; designs, delivers, and/or sources, then evaluates professional development solutions to address those gaps.
Conducts needs analysis to determine training objectives, instructional strategies, project scope, time frames, resources, requirements and potential constraints.
Coordinates the development and deployment of college-wide learning solutions that integrate with our Learning management system, Talent Management software and HRIS.
Creates and maintains learning paths within the LMS that may contain workshops, eLearning, external and internal content.
Collaborates with other eLearning advisors, Blackboard / My.Seneca specialists, internal contractors, external vendors, and/or suppliers in the creation of e-Learning deliverables.
Ensures the LMS is running optimally and coordinates issue resolution in a timely manner.
Designs course materials and other documents such as job aids, manuals and exercises.
Facilitates some workshops.
Evaluates the effectiveness of the training and learning objectives.
Keeps up to date with relevant training methodologies, systems, software and other technology.
Works with PD Coordinator to develop marketing strategies for training projects and events.
Works with the Manager, LED in the creation and management of budgets for projects and events.
Liaises with facilitators when needed for events; completes the facilitator’s agreements.
Responsible for completing the “loop” on planning: collecting evaluations from participants, materials from facilitators when required, and evaluation/comments from facilitators.
Supports the Manager, LED in coordinating internal events, staff meetings, ad hoc reporting and communications.
Minimum of a completed three (3) year diploma is required; educational background in Adult Learning, Education or Human Resources Management/Development is preferred. If in another field of study, state how the education is related.
Minimum of three (3) years related work experience in adult learning.
Experience in learning needs analysis, software training, and developing training materials.
Experience in conducting / facilitating PD sessions / workshops.
A CTDP (Certified Training and Development Professional) designation in good standing is considered an asset.
Well-developed interpersonal, customer service, and communication skills (verbal and written) to interact effectively with multi-cultural/racial/able staff, employers, and the public are required.
A valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle are required for travel between campuses.
NOTE: A skills assessment will be administered during the recruitment process.
Hours: 35 hours per week (averaging of hours; overtime as required) Monday to Friday; 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Schedule will vary weekly
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, members of sexual minority groups, visible minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Upon request by the applicant, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process.
TO APPLY: Please prepare a covering letter and resume (as one document) with Competition 17S-1069 in the file name, and addressed to Talent Acquisition. Applications should be submitted online at My.SenecaCollege.ca/Careers
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Seneca offers more than an education. With campuses throughout the Greater Toronto Area, Seneca’s size and diversity give students the advantage of partnerships with industry leaders, the latest in hands-on computer technology, a variety of class sizes, and full-time, part-time and continuing education options. Education should be flexible and accessible, so Seneca also employs various methods of ...teaching – from in-class lectures and online learning to co-op and field placements – in programs related to applied arts, business, financial services and technology.