Director Professional Development

  • Location: Edmonton
  • Posting Date: January 23, 2023
  • Job Order ID: 902952
  • Consultant: Michael van Olm
  • Industry: Human Resources
Director Professional Development

Our client is a one of the largest construction companies that offers unique solutions to its clients. With a mobile network of experts and professionals across Canada, the United States, Australia, and the Caribbean, and is a reliable and trusted partner in the Buildings, Civil, Industrial, and Special Projects markets. The company is known for its focus on delivering value and its culture of ownership, which drives its commitment to collaboration and innovation. The company has expertise in advanced digital construction technologies and sustainable construction practices, which it uses to help its clients build lasting legacies.

Responsibilities:
  • Setting the strategic direction of formalized learning by understanding organizational needs, business and market trends, interdepartmental functions, and principles of adult education.
  • Providing direct and indirect supervision to a team of learning and development professionals
  • Directing change management processes to ensure successful adoption of new programs in alignment with the business strategy and priorities to position the company as an employer of choice.
  • Contributing to corporate leadership development through participation on the Leadership Advisory Board and facilitation of senior-level leadership development programs.
  • Applying expert knowledge to determine the appropriate delivery method for a situation based on the strategic learning objectives and learner needs.
  • Leading research and development initiatives to evolve learning and development through innovation and technology.
  • Ensuring standards of learning and documentation are maintained in alignment with the company’s professional development business guide and are appropriate for the audience.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of corporate learning and development programming and initiatives across the company.
Qualifications:
  • Postsecondary degree specializing in adult education, organizational development, education, or business administration preferred
  • Minimum of 12 years of progressive learning and development experience in a corporate environment preferred, including 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Superior relationship management skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders and decision makers.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to delegate and coordinate activities effectively and lead and motivate senior level learning and development professionals/managers.
  • Proven ability to lead teams through significant change management initiatives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated organization, planning, and time management skills, with the ability to multitask, prioritize, and delegate.
  • Advanced experience in training, facilitation, and in managing complex sessions including conflict resolution.
  • Advanced business acumen with an understanding of industry practices and new developments.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence and present ideas and content that contribute to the sector or organization’s strategic priorities.
A competitive salary is offered including performance incentive and great benefits. Career growth opportunity with an excellent company and great culture. If this sounds like the right role for you and you are confident at what you bring to the table, please contact Michael van Olm at MacDonald Search Group michael@macdonaldsearchgroup.com or 403-444-6487.