Organizational Development Consultant

HRHSE Organizational Develop

Competition No.  -    A114948136
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

In accordance with the Administrative and Professional Officer Agreement, this full-time continuing position offers a comprehensive benefits package found on our Benefits Overview page.


Work will primarily take place at Enterprise Square.

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.


Research over many years indicates that organizational development is one of the most impactful drivers of employee engagement and retention.  Reporting to the Director, Organizational Development, the Organizational Development Consultants establish credibility and trust with clients (employees, leaders, faculties/ departments, HR Service Partners) with a service excellence mindset. 

If you are a team player who drives extraordinary results, and are passionate about making an impact to the employees and organization by facilitating and developing adult learning, change management and team effectiveness processes and toolkits, this would be a perfect role for you.


The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop and facilitate learning and development programs that build the capacity of leaders and team members in becoming a high performing, high trust, resilient and engaged team.
  • Develop and lead change management processes to facilitate behavioral change and team effectiveness.
  • Identify and analyze learning and development needs through needs assessments, skill gap analysis, consultations, and focus groups. 
  • Collaborate with HR Service Partners in conducting needs assessments to identify, recommend or create appropriate training programs and/or plans for individuals, teams and faculties/departments.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive evaluation and feedback processes for learning and development programs/courses, curriculum and facilitators to assess outcomes and impacts. 
  • Provide well-researched guidance and recommendations to clients and stakeholders, (e.g. HR Service Partners, leaders, influencers, faculty/department/unit committees, and union committees) in regard to faculty/staff leadership and professional development. 
  • Initiate and participate in discussions on communication strategies and actions to promote employee learning and professional development directed to all levels of leaders and employees within the UofA.
  • Participate on project team collaborations with other human resource Centres of Expertise to ensure integration, alignment and enhancement of services and outcomes. 

    The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and competencies: 

    • Demonstrated effectiveness as a public speaker and instructor, presenting information effectively in front of a variety of audiences. 
    • Demonstrated experience and skill in project planning and implementation as related to designing and developing workplace learning initiatives, curriculum and overseeing all aspects of program delivery
    • Demonstrated ability to gain the trust of leaders, clients, other stakeholders and team members.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide information and advice in a transparent and professional manner, using compelling and well-researched information and trends to provide appropriate recommendations, solutions, and new ideas. 
    • Effectively triage client requests to fully understand needs, the root cause of issues/problems and weighs alternatives to provide appropriate recommendations or solutions. 
    • Understands the context and culture in which the University operates and demonstrates the ability to adapt theoretical models and methodology and effective solutions from other organizations to create a made-for-purpose programs for the University. 
    • Ability to adapt and pivot to changes in University strategic direction and rapidly changing demands, realigning their work priorities. 
    • Demonstrates resilience when responding to changing priorities or situations that present uncertainty/ ambiguity. 
    • Develops internal and external networks and contacts to effectively stay abreast of trends and new ideas in order to enhance programs and services and implement innovative approaches and systems.

      Minimum Qualifications

      • Bachelor’s Degree in adult education or a related field required
      • Min. 8 years experience in the field of curriculum design, facilitation, change management and team effectiveness.
      • Min. 3 years’ experience in project management.

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Certifications in MBTI, EQi, coaching, conflict resolution, and DACUM are assets 
      • A CHRP, CTDP (Certified Training and Development Professional) or other equivalent designations are an asset.

          How to Apply

          Apply Online

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

          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.