Manager of Learning and Development, Human Resources, ADM7
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada's leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region's intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 19,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

A key member of the Human Resources leadership team, the Manager of Learning and Development provides high level consultation to university leaders in response to organizational development needs, and is responsible for leading overall professional development and learning opportunities for faculty and staff. Reporting to the Director, Talent Management, the Manager, Learning and Development oversees the design, development and implementation of leadership programming for academic and administrative leaders. Supporting faculties and units with performance and career development planning is a key activity contributing to employee growth and succession planning. With a priority to foster a collegial culture grounded in respect and inclusion, the Manager partners with university colleagues in the delivery of learning opportunities that support equity, diversity and inclusiveness across the university.

Key Responsibilities:
Monitor learning and development needs of a large and diverse population through accepted needs assessment methods.
Manage learning and development programming that aligns with university and Human Resources strategic priorities, employing a holistic view of learning that includes online, self-directed, and on-the-job learning, stretch assignments, secondments, etc.
Collaborate with colleagues in Human Rights and Equity Services, the Centre for Learning and Teaching, and others to develop and deliver programming related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Lead, support, and partner with senior academic and administrative leaders in designing and implementing a university-wide leadership development program.
Manage program implementation, including contracting with external consultants, administration of budget, development of marketing materials, and oversight of logistics and registration.
Develop, promote and support performance and career development tools and best practices for staff and faculty; Conduct on-going program evaluation to identify areas for continuous improvement.
Perform other operational management duties including: co-supervision of Administrative Assistant, budget management, and administration of the tuition reimbursement program.
Qualifications: Master degree in a relevant field and continuing studies in adult education is required. An equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered. Considerable related experience in a complex, diverse and decentralized organization, including experience in designing, implementing and managing learning and development programs. Programming experience in leadership development strongly preferred. Exceptional consultation, interpersonal, communication, problem-solving, analytical, and decision-making skills required. Must be adept at networking and fostering relationships at all levels within an organization. Experience in an HR role or good understanding of the HR function is preferred. Knowledge of performance and career development best practices an asset. Related Adult Education/HR designation/certifications considered a definite asset.

The successful candidates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie's core and leadership competencies, in particular:

Respect & Inclusion
Thinking and Acting Strategically
Relationship Building
Change & Innovation
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.

Apply online to competition DPMG-19019. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. This competition will remain open until the position is filled. We thank all applicants however only those considered for an interview will be notified.

Salary Range: $66,445 - $89,896 per annum (ADM-07).

This position is part of the Dalhousie Professional & Managerial Group (DPMG).

Applications from university employees and external candidates are given concurrent consideration. Among short-listed candidates, university employees will be given special consideration. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit