Canada Learning Code Careers

Learning Experience Designer, Adult Programs
Anywhere, Anywhere, Canada

Description

Introduction

Hi! I’m Nancy Konopinsky, COO at Canada Learning Code. I have been with CLC for almost 3 years, though my relationship with the org started in 2012 when my daughter attended the first-ever Girls Learning Code camp!

We are looking for a mission-driven, experienced, and inclusive leader to join our team as the Learning Experience Designer, Adult Programs.
This is a regular, full-time, salaried role. 

As the Learning Experience Designer (LXD) for Adult Programs, you will be responsible for developing the Canada Learning Code (CLC) Learning Experiences, working with internal and external subject matter experts to determine what CLC offers, ensuring our learning experiences are aligned with public education, and equipping our facilitators and affiliates with the resources to teach.

You will report to our Director of Design & Training.

About Canada Learning Code

Canada Learning Code (CLC) is Canada's leading national charity championing computer science education. Canada Learning Code is proud to work from coast-to-coast-to-coast to make sure that everyone in Canada has access to the knowledge they need to prosper in our digital world.

Originally founded as Ladies Learning Code in 2011, the organization has evolved to run programming for adults, youth and educators through our Ladies, Girls, Kids, Teens and Teachers Learning Code programs. Today, Canada Learning Code operates in over 250 communities across the country, driving impact through program design and delivery, strategic industry and public partnerships, research and advocacy. To date, the organization has had over 775,000 learners attend an in-person or live online experience.

What Success Looks Like

  • CLC has relevant, accessible, innovative, interactive and engaging content and learning experiences that support our mission and vision.
  • CLC’s learning experiences are aligned to current needs and can meet future trends, positioning us as leaders in the computer science education space.
  • CLC’s content is founded on pedagogy, andragogy and heutagogy and is designed in consistency with our program goals, standards and experience flows 

What Your Key Responsibilities Are

  • Design and develop content (needs analysis and evaluation being inputs from other teams), using common methodologies like ADDIE and/or SAM, that can be delivered synchronously and asynchronously, either in-person, online or a combination thereof,.
  • Ensure that our content and learning experiences are relevant to skills required by a tech-enabled workforce, meet the needs of our learners, reflect current applications of technology, and reflects the diversity of Canada
  • Equip our internal and external facilitators with the appropriate resources to deliver our content and learning experiences

What Your Day-to-Day Looks Like

While no two days look the same, the following is what you can expect to work on in this role.

Maintain knowledge of the field and industry CLC works in

  • Research and implement innovative computer programming tools and computational thinking best practices globally 
  • Research best practices on andragogy
  • Keep abreast of trends in digital literacy, skills of the future
  • Incorporate new approaches, tools, and teaching methodology to reach the learners we strive to serve
  • Stay attuned to and share in-demand computer science skills required for current and future workplaces

Create and update learning content

  • Design and develop creative, learner-centered training programs, modules, and materials in multiple modalities including synchronous remote learning methodologies, blended classroom learning, interactive e-learning modules, videos, job aides, facilitator guides, and practice, review, and resource materials.
  • Stay attuned to trends & requirements for job-market readiness and skills upgrading
  • Gather feedback, consult with CS&P and Program Managers on how learning experiences are delivered, how content is received
  • Create new and innovative content that meets learner needs as identified by Program Managers
  • Build and engage content advisory councils that include subject matter experts, learners, learning designers, educators, and facilitators
  • Arrange for the testing of new content and major updates in collaboration with CS&P
  • Ensure that our content is up-to-date and current

Set up CLC team and external resources for success

  • Collaborate with various stakeholders, including subject matter experts (internal & external), to design, develop and maintain content, ensuring its quality, accuracy, and alignment with audience’s learning needs
  • Set clear expectations with external learning experience designers and subject matter experts
  • Manage independent contractor budgets with prudence
  • Maintain content development frameworks, templates, and other independent contractor resources
  • Pilot learning solutions, analyze results, and determine and implement revisions to ensure that content meets learner needs

Record and maintain all documentation pertaining to content and learning experiences

  • Document how learning experience/content intent and outcomes aligns to needs assessments & analysis
  • Regularly update and audit LMS asynchronous content and lesson plans
  • Track changes to our learning experiences and content, rationales for changes (e.g. what didn’t work and why)
  • Utilize evaluation results in decisions made on content and learning experiences

About You 

You have previous work experience in learning experience design, touching on designing and developing human-centred learning experiences, skills development for adults, writing learning objectives, learner persona requirements, and/or working with technical subject matter experts.

You have some form of education in computer science (coding or design). This can be through a post-secondary institution, a bootcamp, or some other equivalent experience and you are familiar with some popular coding tools and languages such as HTML & CSS, Python, Javascript, SQL, etc.

You can demonstrate your knowledge of:
  • Adult learning principles (pedagogy), workplace learning, professional development, and/or learning technologies;
  • Experiential learning and constructivist learning theories;
  • Methodologies used to evaluate the effectiveness of a learning experience;
  • Learning design methodologies like ADDIE and SAM;
  • Accessibility standards and how to create inclusive content for a variety of needs and abilities

You are skilled at project management (Agile methodology in particular) and using collaboration tools (Zoom, Google Meet) and digital conferencing platforms. 

You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and can build strong relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders.

You are inquisitive and creative in your approach to problem-solving. 

You must be able to clear a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check

Please also let us know if you have:
  • Official bilingualism (English and French)
  • Experience working with a learning management system (preferably Brightspace) and Salesforce

Location

We are a remote-first organization with Team Members located across Canada. Our physical office is in Toronto (near Queen and University). Team members located in or visiting the Toronto area have the option to access or work from the office in accordance with our COVID-19 policies. You may be required to work on evenings and weekends from time to time to support specific events and Team Members in various time zones.

Compensation 

$65,000 to $70,000 annually & the following benefits:

  • Being a  part of a growing team that is changing the computer science education industry in a big way
  • 15 days of vacation annually plus shut down during December (usually one week) for some rest and recharge time
  • Up to 10 Personal days per calendar year that can be used sick or emergency days or as floater holidays for religious and traditional practices that don't match the standard holiday schedule
  • Group benefits including medical, dental, EAP, and Inkblot for mental health
  • Pregnancy & Parental Leave Top Up Program  
  • Professional development and the opportunity to participate in part-time courses and workshops for free

Why Join Our Team?

We’re doing something big and we have huge goals. Canada Learning Code is a place where you will be surrounded and supported by some amazing people who are light on ego, high on curiosity, and flat out want to make a difference. We are always looking for talented individuals who bring strong skill sets that complement and add to our existing teams along with innovative thinking, team attitude and an ability to show results. 

Process

Step 1: Video Call with a member of our P&C Team 
Step 2: Meeting with Hiring Manager 
Step 3: Technical interview with cross functional team members 
Step 4: Reference Check & Criminal Background Check
Step 5: Offer

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Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Canada Learning Code is committed to building a transparent environment where everyone feels heard, welcomed and included. We believe Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging are fundamental in our vision to harness the power of technology to create a better and more inclusive future. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, Black people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.

Our Commitment to Accessibility 

Canada Learning Code is committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. Should you require any accommodation, please inform us and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any accessibility-related assistance, requests for information in accessible alternative formats or to report any accessibility problems, please contact us at people(@)canadalearningcode(dot)ca

Compensation

$65,000.00 - $70,000.00

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