Organizational Development & Learning Consultant

Niagara College Canada

Located in the heart of the Niagara Region – just minutes from one of the world’s most well-known tourism destinations – Niagara College offers more than 130 innovative programs between our campuses in Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Since opening its doors in 1967, Niagara College has grown to become a leader in education and training and one of the most enterprising colleges in Canada.

Applications are invited for the Organizational Development and Learning Consultant (ODLC) position in the Human Resources Department at Niagara College, located at the Welland Campus.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Centre for Professional and Organizational Development, the Organizational Development and Learning Consultant is responsible for instituting organizational development and learning initiatives that are aligned with the College’s strategic priorities and meet the needs of the College’s teams. The incumbent provides consultation and support for organizational change and effectiveness.

The ODLC will provide support for employee learning, succession planning, leadership development, and engagement initiatives. The incumbent will use best practices; manage projects; design curriculum; analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives; deliver training; and provide facilitation.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide organizational development consultation and program creation/management for the College in employee orientation, employee learning, leadership development, engagement, recognition, organizational culture, talent management and succession planning

In consultation with Deans, Directors and HR Consultants, provide strategies and recommendations regarding organizational development, change and transition management, team culture, and team effectiveness

Conduct organizational and team reviews using qualitative and quantitative approaches

Assess group and interpersonal dynamics to build team effectiveness

Act as a process consultant, facilitator, coach or trainer as appropriate in support of organizational and learning initiatives

Conduct learning needs assessments, translate assessed needs into learning objectives and source and/or design, implement and facilitate training and development programs including creation of materials

Ensure legislative, collective agreement, policy and best practice compliance within training programs, conduct evaluation of initiatives and programs and adjusts as necessary

A four (4) year degree in Human Resources, Business and/or Public Administration, Labour Relations, Psychology, Adult Education, or a related field

Designation required in at least one of the following: Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP), Certified HR Leader (CHRL), Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), Associate Certified Coach (ACC)

Formal training or certification in organizational development, change management, coaching and curriculum design and development

Certification in team and personal development assessments/inventories strongly preferred e.g. MBTI, SDI, DISC, CSI

A minimum of 5 years of related experience preferably in an educational or not-for-profit environment

Experience working in a large complex organization and experience in a unionized setting preferred

Well-developed knowledge and understanding of organizational development, change management, employee engagement, and organizational design

Demonstrated experience in researching, designing and developing and delivering learning and engagement programs and initiatives

Experience in establishing/maintaining effective relationships and presenting to all levels of staff including executives

Closing date: This posting will remain open until filled. First candidate review to begin June 10, 2022.

A Job Fact Sheet is available for review from Human Resources during the posting period. Please contact [email protected] to request a copy.

If selected for an interview, candidates must present proof of education (original transcripts/credentials). Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit: World Education Services

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Niagara College is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion within its community. We offer an inclusive work environment and welcome applications from all qualified individuals who feel they can further enhance campus diversity and equity efforts. If requested, accommodations will be made to support applicants with disabilities during the recruitment and selection process.

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