University of Alberta

Learning Manager

Libraries, Learning Services

Competition No.  -    A101736419
Closing Date  -    Jul 31, 2018

Reporting to the Senior Human Resources Officer, Learning Services, the Learning Manager is responsible for developing  and implementing a comprehensive planning approach to staff training and development in support of strategic priorities and competencies. The Learning Manager will be instrumental in developing a vision for learning and development and will collaborate closely and work in consultation with supervisors and staff to identify educational priorities, assess learner needs, and identify and support existing formal and non-formal learning opportunities.  With department priorities and competency requirements in mind, this position will engage in educational design, development, delivery, and evaluation of learning programs. The Learning Manager will also reach out and liaise with key groups and educational leaders across campus to support staff development and training.

The Learning Manager will play an important role in the adoption, implementation, and maintenance of a learning management system to support the delivery of face-to-face, blended, and online programming.  This position will also be responsible for identifying and supporting the use of other appropriate technologies to engage in teaching and learning.

This position requires an educational leader who will develop a communications plan that actively engages and informs staff members of educational opportunities and resources, supports knowledge transfer, and fosters a culture of learning and sharing.  

Qualifications include:

  • Graduate degree or equivalent in instructional design, teaching and learning in higher education, educational technology, training and development, or a related field;
  • Five or more years of related experience designing, delivering, implementing, and evaluating staff development and training programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation, including the ability to communicate and build relationships across diverse groups of constituents and at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with the demonstrated ability to effectively manage large projects/initiatives and multiple priorities
  • Experience in an academic library setting with a focus on research, teaching, and learning is not required, but considered an asset
  • Knowledge and competency in applying instructional design and curriculum development processes
  • Demonstrated experience developing, delivering and evaluating online, face to face, and blended learning
  • Experience working with learning management systems and a working knowledge of tools within learning management systems, popular usage, and functionalities
  • Knowledge about and experience in using educational technologies, in particular, video conferencing, authoring and multimedia tools
  • Experience in facilitating and leading workshops face-to-face, online and in blended environments
  • Demonstrated experience developing instructional materials in various formats (written, video) in the context of professional development

In accordance with the Administrative and Professional Officer (APO) Agreement, this full-time continuing position offers a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits and annual salary range of $61,680 to $102,800.  

When applying please include your resume and the names of three references. 

For further information, please contact Olenka Li at:

How to Apply

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.