Learning and Development Specialist

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Job Title: 
Learning and Development Specialist
Job Number:  J1112-0697
Job Code:  NU288
Job Category: 
Human Resources & Organization Development
Department: 
Human Resources & Organization Development
Bargaining Unit:  Non-Union
Job Type:  Full Time
Number of Positions:  1
Salary:  $60,023.60 - $82,045.60/Year
Date Posted:  November 21, 2012
Closing Date:  December 10, 2012

Opening Statement

History and innovation thrive in Kingston, located at the head of the St. Lawrence River and the junction of the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Kingston is a dynamic city with a sound and diversified economic base - consisting of prestigious public institutions, government bodies, leading healthcare and education facilities, significant tourism and entertainment activity, and a large private sector. Kingston offers quality of life of a smaller community with the amenities of a major centre.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Manager, Organization Development and HRMS, the Learning and Development Specialist will work with management, business units and employees to assist in the design, implementation and documentation of learning and development programs, processes, and services;

Ensure standardized training methodology and instructional design plans and ensure that learning material supports the intended learning objectives;

Design, deliver and document blended learning opportunities (e.g. classroom, e-learning, etc.) that effectively support individual, team and corporate objectives;

Ensure effective administration of programs and track and maintain core learning and development statistics in the HRMS;

Develop appropriate learning assessment strategies and tools to measure the effectiveness of learning programs;

Build effective working relationships with business units to ensure learning opportunities are designed to give their staff the skills and competencies needed to be effective in their jobs;

Assist in administration and maintenance of the Corporation’s Learning Management System (LMS) by developing, posting and updating learning materials;

Develop and continuously improve systems to build, track and retrieve individual, team and corporate knowledge.

Qualifications, Competencies

Undergraduate degree/diploma in Organizational Development, Adult Education, Human Resources, or a related discipline;

5 years related experience in designing, administering and evaluating learning and development programs;

Experience as a group facilitator, conducting small and large group sessions, developing course curriculum, materials, and evaluation processes;

Experience in developing and implementing e-learning solutions and Learning Management Systems (LMS’s);

Experience using HRMS systems; PeopleSoft experience considered an asset;

Experience authoring and aligning documentation to related learning and development initiatives;

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Excellent communication skills with the ability to communication across various levels of organization;

Sound knowledge of adult learning principals and practices as well as related organization development theories and principals;

Excellent presentation and facilitation skills, proven effectiveness as a group facilitator;

Working knnowledge of industry standard e-learning development tools (e.g. Lectora, Articulate, etc.) as well as documentation-related best practices (e.g. change control and audience considerations);

Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning;

Ability to build relationships and credibility across various levels of the organization and with various stakeholders internally and externally;

A satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Police Check) will be required and maintained by the successful candidate at their own expense.

Closing Statement

Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Personal information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), including (but not limited to) the applicant’s name, contact information, resume and other documents submitted, etc., is collected and will be used in accordance with MFIPPA and all other relevant privacy legislation. The personal information submitted by applicants is collected through a website hosted by Njoyn on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Kingston (the “City”) and will be used by City staff to maintain a inventory of potential candidates and for use in considering applicants for an identified employment opportunity. Questions regarding the collection, used, disclosure, and disposal of the personal information collected shall be directed to: candidate.njoynhelp@cgi.com

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