Learning Coordinator

Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
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Senior researcher / group leader

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. 


NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization.


We are looking for a Learning Coordinator to support our Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) Learning Team located on the Montreal Rd Campus in East Ottawa. The selected candidate would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.


This position would appeal to someone who has a high attention to detail and a passion for providing high quality customer service and solutions. You would demonstrate good judgment in the analysis of problems and enjoy managing a variety of tasks in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.


  As a Learning Coordinator, you will report to the Program Advisor. You are responsible for supporting IRAP learning activities by working closely with the Learning Team’s Program Advisor and Program Officer, and IRAP employees, to provide advice on learning delivery, system usage and tools, You would also be integral in the coordination and communication of learning events, and monitoring/reporting of learning-related initatives.


Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:


Post-secondary degree or diploma in a field related to the position (i.e. education, adult learning, psychology, human resources, business administration, etc.). 




  • Significant experience in the use and administration of Learning Management Systems (SuccessFactors an asset) for the delivery and management of learning events and elearning, as well as conducting end-user testing and generating reports.
  • Significant experience in communicating with various levels of an organization to coordinate learning events, seek input and share information.
  • Advanced-level experience using the Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Powerpoint, Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Experience in the drafting, reviewing, processing, proofreading, formatting and/or editing of learning materials, and other information would be considered an asset.
  • Experience in the use of learning authoring tools such as Adobe Captivate would be considered an asset.

Condition of Employment Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of IRAP programs, partners, objectives and operational environment
  • Solid to advanced (in-depth) knowledge of learning management systems and the administration of Learning Management Systems (SuccessFactors an asset), as well as SCORM compliance
  • Solid knowledge of adult learning principles and practices
  • Solid knowledge of the MS Office Suite
  • Ability to perform end-user testing, prioritize issues and report on issues
  • Ability to run reports and analyze data to determine preliminary findings
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate multiple activities and maintain appropriate records.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Management services - Communication (Level 2)
  • Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 2)
  • Management services - Initiative (Level 2)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 2)

Competency Profile(s)


Salary Range



  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


More Information

Posted on


Senior researcher / group leader


Ottawa , Canada