Training Development Specialist

  • Posted:May 15, 2019
  • Apply by:Jun 01, 2019
  • Job Type
  • Other
  • Job Level
  • Experienced (non manager)
  • Location
  • Toronto, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Nonprofit
  • Company Type
  • Nonprofit

About this position

The Career Foundation offers a wide range of career and job-related programs. Since its inception in 1988, The Career Foundation has steadily expanded its services.  Operating out of seven locations, we now help thousands of people each year successfully accomplish their employment goals. The Career Foundation receives funding from Employment Ontario, Service Canada, and private sector companies. For more information please visit our website at

The Career Foundation is committed to diversity and inclusion and aims to create a healthy and rewarding environment for all. We welcome applications from qualified individuals who represent the diversity of the people we proudly serve, including, but not limited to, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and individuals of all genders and sexual orientation. The Career Foundation, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), is also committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with candidates requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

We are a professional, result-driven organization that has been described by our employees as caring, compassionate, innovative and team-oriented.

We also offer:

  • Competitive compensation
  • A comprehensive health benefits plan that includes massage therapy, naturopath services, and travel coverage
  • An Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • An RRSP matching plan
  • A wellness program

Position Type: full time 12-month contract (good possibility of renewal)

Location: Toronto (Weston office)

Years of Experience: 2 +

Start date: Immediately


Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Visits employers to initiate and develop strong professional relationships
  • Develops new employer contacts each week to promote COJG (Canada-Ontario Job Grant)
  • Assists employers with identifying their employment and training needs to secure COJG applications with new hires and existing employees
  • Negotiates and administers COJG placement agreements and employer incentives (wage subsidy, on-the job training)
  • Meets individual monthly targets allocated for COJG budget
  • Conducts site monitors in accordance with training schedules and complete paperwork as needed required
  • Prepares and submits claims, ensuring all documentation is in place for processing to finance department
  • Serves as a resource for employers and advises them on human resources and other employment related issues
  • Maintains ongoing relationships with employers and engages them in ongoing activities of The Career Foundation
  • Prepares accurate documentation of contacted employers, applications, job leads and any other job development activity for information retrieval and submits weekly reports on activities/results
  • Enters Employer and Participant information, follow up notes and claims into The Career Foundation’s internal database system (CRM)
  • Enters any additional information regarding employers and participants into the application trackers as needed
  • Assists with maintaining and closing program files, including data and document verification, and filing
  • On a regular basis, promotes The Career Foundation’s fee for service and fundraising projects to employers

Qualifications/ Skills Required:

  • University Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related
  • Sales and business development experience considered a strong asset
  • Must have outstanding computer and administrative skills
  • Connections to business communities and networks
  • Knowledge of hiring and training development practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with a proven record of demonstrating tact and diplomacy when facing challenging situations
  • Flexible to work evenings and weekends if required
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is essential for local travel
  • Extremely detail oriented with ability to recognize, track and resolve errors


Candidates please submit your cover letter and resume, addressed to The Hiring Committee, to  Please remember to quote the Job Title of the position you are applying for in the Subject Line of your email.  No phone call please.  Thank you for your interest in working with The Career Foundation. 

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