Learning & Talent Development Specialist


Kitchener City, Ontario, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: HR
  • Post Date: 06/06/2021
  • Website: applyboard.com
  • Company Address:

About ApplyBoard

At ApplyBoard, we believe that education is a right, not a privilege. We empower people around the world to access the best education available. Through our platform and team of experts, we streamline the application process, from submission to enrolment, assisting thousands of students to pursue their dreams of studying abroad.

Job Description

We’re building a movement - an education revolution.
We’re building a world where anyone, anywhere can have access to the best education regardless of where they were born. At our core, we believe education is a right, not a privilege. To that end, we’re building a company and a suite of products to lead the charge in transforming access to education. 
ApplyBoard is an online platform that empowers students around the world to access the best education by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions. We simplify the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process. Not only do we help students with their study abroad journey, but we also help academic institutions to find the best students globally. Our goal is to help enable better, more diverse, schools that are enriched with cultures from all over the world.
The Opportunity
As our ApplyBoard team continues to grow at a rapid pace globally, we are adding to our Global Learning & Talent Development team based between Canada and India. This role involves designing, creating, and facilitating learning (training) solutions, providing a world class learning experience to our employees & taking up initiatives to improve performance & foster continuous learning across levels. The individual will report into the global head of L&D in our Canada head office, and work closely withL&TD Partners/Program Managers, the local Knowledge Experts, HRBPs, Instructional Designers/Content Writers and leaders to identify, design, develop, facilitate and assess the impact of learning solutions across ApplyBoard.

What you'll be doing every day:

    • Support full cycle learning design and development needs across multiple learning programs (leadership/management development, professional development, technical CX learning etc), using a variety of instructional design and delivery techniques (e.g. eLearning, microlearning, instructor led)
    • Constantly monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of learning programs and experience as part of a learning loop framework of continuous improvement 
    • Assess training effectiveness and adapt/refine learning solutions to ensure learning programs deliver against needed performance and learning outcomes
    • Support a learning framework for ApplyBoard employees across all functional areas of the business, in alignment and partnership with Global L&D team and HR & plan activities in collaboration with the global team.
    • Facilitate on-site and virtual Company onboarding and training workshops, sessions and programs for employees
    • Support and enable all employees with a focus on a positive employee learning experience and helping talent become aligned, engaged and productive as soon as possible
    • Work with Knowledge Experts and/or Process Management, and Program Managers to identify the learning needs for training, and develop content in coordination with L&D Global & calendarize training programs in collaboration with leaders
    • Contribute to a Knowledge Management plan to enable knowledge sharing and collaboration
    • Drive employee engagement activities in partnership with senior leaders, line managers and People & Culture Team
    • Support and track learning activities, supporting the new HRMS (Workday Learning LMS) implementation and embed ongoing management, tracking, delivery and reporting of learning and training activity and reporting.

What you bring to the table:

    • Demonstrates Company values including A+ Customer Experience, Acts With Integrity, Makes Positive Change, Student Success, I Care, Have Fun
    • Program management skills, ideally within a high-growth technology sector
    • A Graduate in any field. 
    • 3-5 years of demonstrated experience working in Learning & Development or corporate training environments and possessing a combination of skills including instructional design, training delivery and evaluation, blended learning planning and video creation & editing. 
    • Effective team player who works well within and across teams and stakeholders
    • Min 2 years learning facilitation and training delivery experience (virtual & classroom)
    • You possess excellent interpersonal, relationship building & communication skills
    • You are energetic, have a bias for action & are adept at engaging diverse learning audiences
    • You are comfortable working in a fast paced global environment with little supervision
    • You have experience with learning technologies and tracking training in LMS; prior experience with Workday Learning an asset.
    • Prior experience developing eLearning an asset (ie. Camtasia, Articulate etc).
At ApplyBoard, we understand the value of having a diverse team. That’s why we believe in providing equal opportunity regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction. If you require accommodation to submit an application and/or during the interview process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team at [email protected] Requests will be addressed confidentially.
Life at ApplyBoard:
By joining our team, you have the opportunity to join the fastest-growing technology company in Canada, with many opportunities for growth and advancement. Work alongside a globally diverse team of over 800 team members based in 18 countries, who represent over 30 nationalities and speak more than 40 languages.
Make a difference in the lives of thousands of students as they explore educational opportunities. Want to learn more about Life at ApplyBoard, be sure to follow us on our Life at ApplyBoard Instagram. 
About ApplyBoard
ApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions on one platform. To date, ApplyBoard has become the world’s largest online platform for international student recruitment, assisting more than 100,000 students with their educational journey.
 In 2019, ApplyBoard was named the fastest-growing technology company in Canada by Deloitte, ranking #1 on the Technology Fast 50™ list. In 2020, ApplyBoard announced a C$170M Series C funding on a C$2B valuation, reaching a ‘Unicorn’ status. This funding will allow us to further invest in our technology, grow our team, and serve more students on our mission to educate the world. 
Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard. Please note that only qualified applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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