Learning and Development Specialist

Kitchener, Ontario
$62,433 - $78,043 per annum
June 7, 2019
June 23, 2019
Employment Type
Full time
Designations Required/Preferred

The City of Kitchener’s Human Resources division is undergoing an exciting transformation and we are seeking a Learning & Development Specialist to join our team. At the City of Kitchener, continuous learning & development are tied to our core values as we encourage employees to change and grow. Our People Plan articulates this commitment.


"Growing staff isn't just about ensuring that we have the skills that we need to do our jobs effectively. That's just one piece of the equation. We also grow staff because it is our job to position our city for the future. We have a civic responsibility to take personal and professional development, and creating opportunities for advancement, very seriously. It is imperative that we continue our commitment to learning so that we are always ready to adapt and shift gears in the face of a rapidly and constantly changing municipal environment".

- The City of Kitchener's People Plan


The Learning & Development Specialist reports to the Manager of Employee Relations and Recruitment and works closely with the Organizational Development Associate to develop, implement and evaluate corporate learning and development solutions, and is a strong contributor to other strategic City of Kitchener talent and learning programs.

Responsibilities include:

Corporate Learning & Development

  • Ensuring learning programs incorporate adult learning principles

  • Program/course development (e.g. professional development, legislated training and training related to other talent management strategic programs)

  • Event management including emcee responsibilities 

  • Integrating technologies into learning solutions (e.g. online learning, m-learning) 

  • Full-cycle vendor management

  • Consulting and guiding internal customers on matters relating to learning and development and talent management

  • Program evaluation/measurement