We are looking for candidates with their own unique talents. If you don’t meet 100% of the preferred skills outlined in this job posting, tell us why you’d be a great fit for Urban Systems in your cover letter! 

About the Opportunity

We are looking to add an Instructional Designer or Learning Experience Designer to our People Stewardship team.  Are you energized by creating learning content and building training materials? Are you inspired to help people grow and develop?

We do things a little differently around here; you won’t find an ‘HR department’ but you will find a passionate and collaborative team dedicated to the stewardship of our people, their growth, and development across Urban. As a professional services consulting firm, the development of people is central to our organization. We like the language of stewardship because it embodies an ethic of care and trust which is something we can get behind.

You will get to contribute to developing our internal learning content and experiences. More specifically you will:

  • Consult with subject matter experts and key stakeholders to identify learning and training needs
  • Develop and define learning outcomes
  • Design and build learning and training content and materials (slides, guides, videos, e-learning)
  • Facilitate train the trainer learning (virtual, in person, hybrid)
  • Support coordination and delivery of learning pathways and experiences
  • Promote learning through various channels and platforms (intranet, learning experience platform, MS Teams, social media)
  • Build, update, and maintain learning pathways in our learning experience platform (Linked In Learning Hub)
  • Design visual content for the People Stewardship team


About You

You are an Instructional Designer or Learning Experience Designer with relevant post secondary education and a minimum of 2 years of experience. If this doesn’t describe you exactly, we are open to considering candidates from other backgrounds. The following skills, traits, and interests will help you thrive in your contribution:

  • Work experience as an Instructional Designer/Learning Experience Designer (or equivalent) in an adult learning capacity
  • Experience working with the ADDIE instructional design model (or similar)
  • Skilled in a variety of content authoring technologies (MS Office, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Captivate, Canva)
  • Your growth mindset keeps you learning through the ongoing achievement of personal and professional goals
  • Organizational and self-management skills, including the ability to prioritize and attend to detail
  • Ability to work interdependently and collaboratively
  • Experience facilitating learning (in person, virtual, hybrid) an asset


About Us

At Urban Systems, vibrant communities are everything—including our own work community. Since 1975, we have grown to more than 600 people with 18 offices across Canada. Every day, our purpose-driven team works closely with our clients and their communities to deliver impactful work. We are proud to work with diverse clients, including Indigenous communities, all levels of government, commercial and residential land developers, and the natural resource sector.


Our Commitment to You

At Urban Systems, we make significant investments in our people, which is why we take great care to hire those who we believe will thrive in Urban Systems. We’ve become recognized as a workplace of choice by nurturing a unique corporate culture that sets us apart:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Health, dental & vision package
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation + statutory holidays
  • Ongoing support for your professional growth & development
  • Opportunities to create impact as part of an inter-disciplinary team
  • Flexible work hours & environment
  • A tight-knit culture exemplified by respect and inclusion for all
  • Fun and engaging team events
  • Beautiful office space to do your best work


How to Apply

If this describes your background, skills and attributes please visit our website for more information and submit your resume, writing sample and cover letter. If it doesn’t describe you exactly but you feel you are well suited to this opportunity, we encourage you to apply.


Deadline for applications:  Friday, March 24, 2023, at 9:00 am PDT.

If you have individual needs or requirements and request assistance throughout the application process, please get in touch with our recruitment team by email at recruiting@urbansystems.ca so we can better support you.

Urban Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create an inclusive culture for all employees. Our clients come from all walks of life and so do you. We believe that diversity and unity amongst our teams leads to building vibrant communities

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