Learning & Development Manager

About Us:

Education is a right, not a privilege. Our mission at ApplyBoard is to make quality education accessible to students around the world. Through our platform, students from across the globe have access to the best institutions in Canada and the USA; allowing them to easily pursue their educational dreams. Our experts help streamline the application process from submission to enrolment and take care of all the details in between.

ApplyBoard now has the largest user-base in the study abroad industry in the world. We are backed by some of the most prestigious global venture capitalists in Silicon Valley and Toronto and are one of the fastest-growing tech companies in Canada.

Our Team:

We are a scale-up built on innovation, social impact, and diversity. Our team comprises of 50-50 gender parity, 27 nationalities and over 30 languages spoken! Over the last 4 years, we have grown to over 200 employees internationally, with team members in Canada, Vietnam, China, India, and Nepal, with no signs of slowing down!

The Role:

This is an exciting new role within ApplyBoard, so if you are driven by creating, building and driving impactful change, then read on. Reporting directly to the Associate Director of Human Resources, the L&D Manager will be championing all onboarding and training. Serving as a liaison between HR and the rest of the company, the L&D Manager will work with all business units to strategize, develop, and execute onboarding and training processes to fill learning gaps and align talent management with ApplyBoard’s business goals. 

The Day-to-Day:

As a key resource, you will work with stakeholders to understand and document the diverse learning and training needs for their independent business units. From there you would evaluate training needs, identify gaps, objectives and then develop learning strategies and training plans. We are a data-driven company and reporting and analysis will be an important component of your overall role. 

What Success Look Like:

What success will look like will be determined through collaborative discussions with the Associate Director of Human Resources as well as your key stakeholders. Success will be determined by fulfilling your internal customers' needs.  What we do know is that one of the critical litmus tests will be how quickly new hires are embedded into their functional areas, how well-equipped they are to fully understand the resources and tools available to them, and how well employees understand the individual business units and the interdependencies to achieve success. 

What you Bring to the Table:

You’re a true professional and come with 4-6 years of experience supporting an organization from senior tech executives to individual contributors. You take accountability for your work, you care about those around you, and best-in-class customer service is always top of mind. Just as importantly, you can laugh at yourself and you bring a fun and energetic attitude to the team.  You work extremely well under pressure, move a million miles a minute, and understand how startups and their executives work. When it comes to work ethic, you get things done on an individual level from start to finish and easily collaborate across offices and departments when needed.

You also bring:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree
  • Deep understanding of Adult Learning Principles
  • Proven experience with LMS selection, implementation and management
  • Experience in Learning & Development in a corporate or business environment
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Documented experience building a learning curriculum from the ground up
  • Strong understanding of the concept of Emotional Intelligence and the impact it has on individuals growth and success
  • Ability to work periodically outside of regular office hours in order to accommodate global time zones

What We Offer:

  • The opportunity to have an impact on a product that is positively affecting change to thousands of students lives every day
  • Working alongside a brilliant and globally diverse team that is the fastest growing in the Waterloo region
  • Great compensation and benefits package to keep you healthy and happy!

Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard, however, only those applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted. 

At ApplyBoard, we understand the value of having a diverse team. That’s why we believe in providing equal opportunity regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction. Please let us know if you require accommodation during the recruitment process.