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Learning and Organizational Development Practitioner

July 5 2021
Categories HR, Training, Training - Development - Improvement, Organizational Development
Kelowna, BC

About the Opportunity

Do you embrace the principle of shared responsibility? Do you believe that everyone in an organization has a part to play in creating a great work experience? Are your go-to approaches collaborative and consultative? Do you take a seek to understand the approach? We do too!

We're looking to build our People Stewardship team by adding someone who practices in learning and organizational development to the mix. We don't look at things in a silo, when we think about stewardship it is about considering all the parts that make up a whole, their interconnectedness and interdependence, and how this contributes to longevity and health of our people, community, and business.

We're a networked organization that is connected informally, and work based on relationships, teams, and communities. You'll be joining our team of six (based in both Kamloops and Calgary) that provide a range of services to a growing and geographically dispersed staff of 500+ people. If you're someone who starts with curiosity, brings an empathetic approach, and craves autonomy and accountability in your role – let's connect.

As a member of our People Stewardship team, you'll focus on learning initiatives, leadership development programs, diversity and inclusion integration, employee feedback/listening strategy and community/culture building. More specifically you will:

  • Collaboratively create an inspired and inclusive employee experience that reflects our purpose.
  • Design customized people-centric approaches and solutions that align with organizational and business priorities.
  • Facilitate values driven learning experiences that strengthen community, while they build skills, knowledge, and confidence.
  • Engage, equip, and empower leaders at all levels of our organization to increase their effectiveness and influence.  
  • Convene conversations with company-wide networks that reinforce our philosophy and approach.
  • Shape strategies to inform learning priorities and implementation.
  • Serve as a thinking partner and sounding board on a wide range of people related topics, like team effectiveness, 360 feedback processes, and a positive work environment.
  • Champion, communicate and adapt our People Stewardship offering efforts in keeping with our diverse, evolving and geographically dispersed community.
  • Curate employee experiences to strengthen unity and interconnectedness across our organization.
  • Coach and mentor team members to their full potential.

About You

You are a learning and/or organizational development practitioner with relevant post secondary education and a minimum of 7 years progressive experience, ideally in a consulting type role. More specifically, you are:

  • A strong relationship builder who brings care and a service mindset to interactions with others.
  • Passionate about fostering a healthy, inspired, fun and inclusive work environment.
  • Curious—driven to understand what matters and what motivates.
  • Highly adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity.
  • A student of human behaviour.
  • Able to translate business needs into strategies and solutions that create positive impacts across multiple bottom lines. 
  • Experienced in leading program/initiative design, implementation, and adoption.
  • An excellent communicator with demonstrated skills in coaching conversations, employee engagement, group facilitation, and presentation.
  • Experience sourcing, utilizing, and implementing technology to support People programs and initiatives.

About Us

Recognized as one of Canada's top employers, Urban Systems is an employee-owned inter-disciplinary consulting firm based in Western Canada.  In business since 1975, we have over four decades of experience working with a variety of clients including all levels of government, Indigenous communities, commercial and residential land developers, and the natural resource sector. Our team of over 500 people, across multiple branch offices, is committed to helping build vibrant communities of all sizes.

Our Commitment to You

At Urban Systems, we make significant investments in our people, which is why we take great care to hire those who we believe will thrive in Urban Systems over the long term. We've become recognized as a workplace of choice by nurturing a unique corporate culture that sets us apart and provides:

  • Challenging and interesting project opportunities
  • A fun workplace, where hard work accomplishes great things.
  • The opportunity to work with industry leading professionals in a collaborative environment.
  • Ongoing career development and learning
  • Meaningful rewards and recognition

How to Apply

If this describes your background, your skills, and your natural talents, please visit our website for more information and submit your resume and cover letter.

Urban Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create an inclusive culture for all employees. Our clients come from all walks of life and so do you. We believe that diversity and unity amongst our teams leads to building vibrant communities.

Deadline for applications: Monday, July 5th, at 9:00 am PST network