People Development Specialist - Smart Savvy


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People Development Specialist

You are a dynamic and organized Organization Development pro who believes that supporting employee learning and growth is an essential component to achieving overall business success, and that including OD programs in larger business strategy is a differentiator for employee recruitment and retention. You’re an engaging speaker, comfortable with technology, and you are excited at the thought of working directly with company executives. Above all, you’re a team player who enjoys collaboration, learning, and building relationships, to allow everyone to work better, faster, and smarter.

Smart, Savvy + Associates has partnered with our client, Motion Canada, in their search for a People Development Specialist. This new role with the Human Resources team will support the organization’s learning and development initiatives, which are in alignment with the larger strategic goals. If you are an experienced OD professional with experience in planning, coordinating, and facilitating learning and development programs, consider applying for this role today!

About the role:
  • Support content and methods; recommend improvements
  • Identify and develop core curriculum paths
  • Develop and assess training manuals, facilitation guides, teaching aids, assessments, training activities, role play scenarios, self-paced study
  • Create and facilitate workshops on a variety of topics
  • Organize, track and maintain learning and development resources (BSA, PTDA)
  • Develop and track learning and development metrics
  • Manage projects and initiatives from start to finish
  • Coordinate class enrollment, assemble program materials, prep classroom, shop for supplies, and organize catering
  • Grow your skills and career through business and personal development courses and activities
  • Share your big ideas, learn from your mistakes, ask for help and lend a hand when needed
About you:
  • 3+ years’ experience in Organization Development
  • Post-secondary education in organization development, human resources, or related area
  • Thinks creatively and constantly seeks out opportunities to learn
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, with ease in facilitating meetings and training workshops
  • Strong ability to build and maintain professional relationships with team members, leadership, and external partners.
  • Excellent computer skills and technically savvy with social media engagement e.g. Yammer, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter
About Smart, Savvy + Associates

Smart, Savvy + Associates are expert providers of recruitment of high-calibre marketing, communications, creative, and sales professionals. Our specialty is strong relationships: we get to know our candidates and we take the time to explore the job requirements, cultural context and business objectives surrounding each hire.
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Job Match

We are a client-facing business so we’re actively seeking people that fit our client’s requests. If you’re a fit for a role, we’ll reach out via email or phone to chat further about the opportunity with you. If the opportunity aligns with your career trajectory, we’ll continue the discussion from there. If you’re not a fit for a role, we’ll do our best to let you know that so we can keep your job hunt respected and honest.

Online Screening

If we've contacted you with an opportunity that you're interested in pursuing, we'll put you through a screening process called the Online Career Profile. It's an online questionnaire that allows us to get to know you more in-depth: what you've achieved, where you want to go, your views on corporate culture. It takes about an hour to complete, but we promise the investment will be worth the return so we can find you a perfect match.


We then meet face-to-face with you to flush out your OCP further and get to know you on a personal level. If following this both parties see a great fit for the role in mind, we then introduce you to our client to go through their interview and hiring process.

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