New Job Waste Learning Specialist In Alberta

Waste Learning Specialist
Waste Learning Specialist

Waste Learning Specialist

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $36.81–$46.27 an hour
Location : Alberta

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Waste Learning Specialist
Job Number : 46147

Are you passionate about waste and the environment? Do you enjoy developing and presenting engaging educational and interpretive programs to a variety of audiences? Are you an organizational and supervisory expert? Become a part of the Waste System Education team as a Waste System Learning Specialist!

Reporting to the Program Lead Waste System Education, this position specializes in program development for in-person and virtual learning. They will take the lead on the research, planning, development and administration of complex environmental education and training programs. The Waste System Learning Specialist will also be responsible for determining the required systems and technology needed to administer training and programming to the public and to staff, and will directly supervise staff responsible for delivering and administering programs. This role is also the owner of knowledge management, documentation and training surrounding our new learning management system and its processes, including oversight of procedures, training materials, and system release notes and other resources that will be created and/or made available to system users.

With a focus on the City of Edmonton’s Cultural Commitments to Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, you will:

  • Conduct needs assessments on staff and public training needs as they relate to the Waste System
  • Develop in-person/virtual educational training plans, programs, resources, tools, and assessments, and deliver these programs as required
  • Apply best practices to create effective and engaging programs that translate complex processes and concepts into simple language for staff and different audiences, including children, adults, newcomers to Canada, etc.
  • Collaborate with internal partners to produce effective educational resources for staff and the public Directly supervises, schedules, mentors and coaches Waste Educators that perform in-person or virtual delivery of programs and other administrative duties
  • Lead the hiring of Waste Educator staff and coordinate training of Waste Educators, provide feedback on performance, and complete regular performance assessments
  • Manage the Learning Management System, including creating policies, procedures and content, and training staff in its use, and conducts surveys and other assessments of the Learning Management System to ensure it’s meeting users’ needs
  • Generate statistical reports on programs for program leads and other Branch staff
  • Conduct regular upkeep of the LMS, including updating and/or posting schedules and staff availability; maintain user databases; update or upload online resources and programs; and administrate program bookings
  • Order supplies and other materials required for Waste System Education programming, and maintains documentation on yearly expenditures by the Waste System Education team
  • Suggests processes to improve team efficiencies to Program Lead, and implements and trains other Waste System Education staff on these processes
  • Degree in Education, Adult Education, or other related discipline
  • Minimum 2 years experience in educational program development, including experience teaching or presenting in a community context to different audiences, including children, adults, and diverse audiences
  • Minimum 1 year experience in program administration, or related area where customer service was the main focus
  • Minimum 1 year experience in supervising and directing the work staff or volunteers
  • Knowledge of educational and learning principles, techniques and practices of K-12 and adult education, including:
  • Strong curriculum and program development skills including knowledge of Understanding by Design
    • Knowledge of best practices in Adult Education
    • Knowledge of different learning styles
    • Best practice approaches to environmental education
    • Knowledge of computer software and/or hardware used for educational/training purposes, including experience with tools such as video capture, presentation software, and e-learning development and learning management systems
  • Ability to independently solve problems and escalate when necessary
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a focus on balancing competing requirements within the various units and ensuring service is delivered accordingly
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills, including the ability to set priorities and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace (Sheets, Docs, Slides, Forms, Drive) and the ability to learn and adapt to evolving technology
  • Experience using or managing learning management systems is an asset
  • Experience using Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) is an asset
  • Experience using eLearning development software (ex. Articulate Storyline) is an asset
  • Demonstrate alignment with the Cultural Commitments of Safe, Helpful, Accountable, Integrated and Excellent, fostering an environment for others to do the same. For more Information on the City's Cultural Commitments, please visit
  • Demonstrate the foundational competencies, key behaviours and attributes of the City’s six leadership competencies: Courage, Inclusivity, Values-Based Influencer, Collaborative Networker, Systems Thinker and Creative Innovator. For more information on the City’s leadership competencies, please visit

The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. We value applicants with a diverse range of skills, experiences and competencies, and encourage you to apply. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework here:

The City of Edmonton strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact [email protected]

COVID-19 Notice: The City of Edmonton has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Employees who cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected legal ground (e.g. medical, religious) may request an exemption. Please note that this policy applies to all employees, including new hires, and volunteers. If your application is successful, you will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or request an exemption.

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Up to 1 permanent full-time position

Hours of Work: 33.75 hours per week

Salary: $36.808 - $46.267 (Hourly); $64,846.490 - $81,510.890 (Annually)

Talent Acquisition Consultant: KT/MZ

Classification Title : Training Specialist I
Posting Date : Mar 8, 2023
Closing Date : Mar 22, 2023 11:59:00 PM (MDT)
Number of Openings (up to) : 1 - Permanent Full-time
Union : CSU 52
Department : Waste Services
Work Location(s) : EWMC (Edmonton Waste Management Centre), Site 100, 250 Aurum Rd NE T6S 1G9