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Job Number:  37809
Director, Training
Job Posted: Friday, 1 September 2017
Closing Date: Sunday, 1 October 2017
(48 days ago)
Women Building Futures
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: (not entered)

To lead the development and delivery of high calibre recruitment, assessment and programming. Champion the continual evolution of training solutions to meet the needs of industry and women.  This Director, Training leads the engagement and involvement of industry training leaders and nurtures these key relationships to negotiate and deliver cost-effective and diversified solutions. This Director plays a key role on the Senior Leadership Team in shaping, communicating and implementing WBF’s vision, values and strategy.


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Direct and Manage comprehensive recruiting, assessment and training strategies; ensure seamless integration and collaboration between Stakeholder Relations, Training and Digital Ecosystems to deliver inclusive and effective programs and services addressing myriad learning styles and modes; entrench Indigenous inclusion into the training arena
  • Lead the positioning of WBF as a thought leader within training and post-secondary institutions; conduct ongoing environmental scans to understand emerging trends and strategize to ensure that WBF can nimbly delivery solutions
  • Help to change the Industry mindset by positioning women as a key workforce solution through key messaging with all training partners; ensure a gender lens is incorporated in all Industry data capture and studies and work with Strategic Communications to advocate WBF’s participation in all key studies and pertinent training and learning conversations
  • Develop a strategic approach to internal and external relationships in collaboration with Stakeholder Relations and Finance & Operations; identify alliance opportunities and develop strategies accordingly
  • Research, understand and integrate recruitment, assessment and training trends knowledge through collaboration with Director, Stakeholder Relations to ensure that the emerging trends are communicated and embraced cross-functionally
  • In Collaboration with Stakeholder Relations, identify priority relationships: build high level, strategic relationships and connections with training partners, associations and employers e.g. NAIT, unions and other training partners (while the Managers nurture the relationships at an operational level and then deliver)
  • Oversee budget and strategic planning deliverables by linking workforce development, training partnerships, recruitment and programming functions
  • Collaborate with the Project Managers and teams to drive development and application of the online training platforms
  • Report on deliverables to support Annual Report and other necessary reporting.

 Leadership & Governance

  • Be an initiator of change and new thinking within WBF
  • Risk management – identify, inform and collaborate to mitigate and manage risks e.g. OH&S risks or relationships with Canadian Women in Construction – pro/con/risk of association/recommendation
  • Effectively and efficiently use capital, space and operating resources in accordance with WBF policies and procedures
  • Monitor and report regularly on Recruitment and Training progress and address emerging issues
  • Effectively communicate with Board members (as required)
  • Establish accountability measures for team members based on over-arching team and business metrics
  • Foster collaboration between teams and departments; spearhead and participate in periodic workflow analysis to encourage continual evolution
  • Recruit, on-board and effectively orient team members to best address WBF business targets; ensure position descriptions are kept current, adequate cross-training is provided and key role succession plans; coach and mentor
  • Ensure key areas of responsibility are operating ethically and in accordance with all provincial and Canadian laws, contractual arrangements, corporate requirements, and professional standards

Knowledge & Skills

  • Curriculum development/mapping and delivery including knowledge of blended learning methodology – ideally in a post-secondary environment
  • Development and Implementation of Student Recruitment strategies and initiatives
  • Familiarity with instructor led and online adult learning and training approaches and methodologies
  • Familiarity with Essential Skills and Canadian Language Benchmarks, and behavioral assessments
  • Knowledge of Leaner Management Systems
  • Solid business development and negotiation abilities
  • Ability to recognize emerging opportunities and creatively develop solutions
  • Strategic communication skills – oral, presentation, written; ability to synthesis input and repackage/translate from industry to WBF and back to industry
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office – PPT, Excel, Word + databases and online collaboration platforms
  • Strategic and operational planning and budgeting; strategic thinking with executional strength
  • Culturally aware with knowledge of women’s barriers to non-traditional employment
  • Knowledge of industry training, relevant stakeholders and political influences
  • Familiarity with industry trades and related training opportunities is ideal – ability to recognize opportunities
  • Knowledge of Board processes and reporting in the not-for-profit sector

Education & Experience

  • 10+ years management experience with history of leading accountable and growth oriented teams
  • Experience with adult education and training systems and/or post-secondary institutions (ideally, hands-on blended curriculum development, custom programing/training perspective)
  • Proven track record of developing and delivering on strategy and budgets
  • Exposure to business development and strategic alliances preferred
  • Exposure to Social Purpose and small enterprise, high growth organizations
  • Strong understanding of the Canadian apprenticeship system and the key stakeholders within industry
  • Relevant undergraduate and graduate degrees, with a preference for adult education/training and or business
  • Evidence of ongoing learning – educational trends, online collaboration etc.
How to Apply:
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Please send cover letter and resume to
Contact Details:
Human Resources Manager
Women Building Futures
10315-109 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5J 1N3

Tel: 780-452-1200
www:   www.womenbuildingfutures.com

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