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Learning & OD Specialist

Grand River Hospital

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted October 1, 2022.

Position: Learning and Organizational Development Specialist

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Location: Kitchener, ON

Salary Range: $72,130.50 – $90,090.00

Who we are and what we do:

We are a large, vibrant, community hospital serving Waterloo Region, Wellington County and Southwestern Ontario. We are committed to becoming a world-class health system supporting healthier lives. Our hospital team members are our most valuable resource and they are the reason we will deliver world-class care to everyone in our region. In this role, you must have passion to care for the development of others because they are the ones who care for our community.

In this position, you will:

· Research, develop and implement learning experiences across the organization that support our staff. These learning experiences will help our staff to provide exceptional Careto our clients and community.

· Design, implement and assess engagement strategies that help us build an inclusive and dynamic culture at GRH.

· Leverage feedback from leaders and staff to build effective change management initiatives that foster the Courage to Start and the Heart to Finish strategic initiatives that strengthen the organization.

· Inspire others to challenge themselves, learn and grow, while establishing a safe environment for people to Trust and be Trustworthy.

· Foster a climate of inclusion where we Welcome One to Welcome All.

You will love this role if you are:

· Passionate for facilitating adult learning opportunities and using your instructional system design skills with subject matter experts.

· Collaborative and enjoy working with leaders and their front-line teams.

· Excited about using learning and development as a way of transforming healthcare culture.

· Reflective and adaptive when encountering change and challenges.

· Someone who thrives in a creative setting where new solutions are always just a discussion away.

What will your typical day look like? There may be no ‘typical days’ in this role, but there will never be dull moment as you:

· Facilitates full cycle training and education: conducts needs assessment, research, design, training implementation, facilitation and evaluation for established Learning & Organizational Development priority programs

· Provides subject matter expertise in the development and deployment of the GRH corporate e-learning strategy

· Facilitates organizational e-learning by coaching course authors (content experts) on adult learning principles and virtual learning best practices

· Liaises with external education providers and consultants

· Facilitates the delivery of in-person education and team building experiences

· Promotes available educational opportunities using a variety of communication tools

· Administers the corporate Learning Management System in collaboration with the L&OD coordinator and responds to educational inquiries

· Facilitates virtual corporate orientation sessions

· Co-ordinates the analysis of workplace culture survey results with leaders and their teams

· Completes assigned projects using effective project management techniques including: creating project plans, coordinating with internal and external stakeholders, facilitating project logistics, and providing resources to ensure project deliverables and timelines are on track

· Collaboratively manages the dedicated organizational development email inbox by acknowledging and responding to e-mails from GRH team members

· Actively participates in managing external relationships with vendors to support the coordination and success of deliverables

What you will bring to the role:

· Bachelors Degree in adult education, organizational development, leadership, or a related discipline in the behavioural sciences

· Strong applied knowledge of adult learning, organizational behaviour, and applied change management concepts, as well as demonstrated project management and program evaluation skills is required

· Strong applied knowledge of on-line learning development applications

· Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications

· Minimum of three years informal leadership experience utilizing learning and organizational development methodologies

· Demonstrated problem-solving and analytic skills

· Excellent interpersonal skills (both virtual and in-person) including presentation, group facilitation, and communication skills, to provide service to diverse populations of learners

· The ability to work independently but also enjoys the collaborative process, and eagerly partners with others at all levels of the organization to bring key initiatives to fruition

· Is an agile, resilient, adaptive problem-solver who sees challenges as opportunities

· Thinks systemically and understands how to leverage opportunities while also appreciating how organizational issues and challenges impact adoption of new concepts and practices

· Demonstrates humility, empathy and emotional agility

Upon individual request, the hospital will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate those candidates with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources or your Recruitment Specialist for assistance.

Grand River Hospital is committed to fair and equitable employment and in our recruitment and selection practices. We strongly believe in inclusion and diversity within our organization, and welcome all applicants including, but not limited to: racialized communities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, Indigenous people, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Hospital community. We are committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace for all employees, free from violence and harassment. Grand River Hospital is a proud member of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI).

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