The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Competition Number: 2022-498B

Learning Experience Designer (CL3)


Central Office/ IT Campus

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Organizational Development

Term, Full-time Position: Commencing approximately February 20, 2023 and ending approximately January 22, 2025
Application deadline is 11:59PM, January 26, 2023

Competition No. 2022-498 B

Salary range: $66,940.77 to $78,753.85 annually

This position may be eligible for hybrid or remote work after demonstrating successful progression in proficiency in the position. You can review our FlexWork Policy on

What you'll do


What you will be doing…

Organizational Development strives to build the collective capacity of our most valuable resource - our employees - to position us for success in achieving our mission and stewarding College interests now and in the future. We provide Human Resources, Labour Relations, Pay and Benefits and Organizational Learning services and programs to all employees across NSCC. The Learning Experience Designer works as part of the Organizational Learning team to provide professional development experiences for employees. If you strive to enhance the learner experience, seek to understand learner expectations to provide effective instructional methods, and create innovative learning experiences that are interactive, engaging and personalized, this might be the opportunity for you.

The Learning Experience Designer will design innovative learning solutions for employees that incorporate the assessment, design, evaluation, and sustainment. This may include learning experience design (LXD) and instructional design principles, content creation, graphic design, and multimedia development. You will conduct research on the latest instructional design trends, technologies, and theories to identify new approaches that could be applied to current projects. You will develop interactives, games, and other activities that will engage participants and encourage them to learn new skills. You will use a variety of modalities and technologies including eLearning, virtual instructor-led, and performance support resources (e.g., job aids, process guides, self-directed learning paths). You will work independently as well as collaboratively with cross-functional teams of subject matter experts to develop, implement, and evaluate online and blended learning experiences for employees.

What you'll need


What we are looking for…

You are a collaborative, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in your role and you strive for excellence every day. You understand our position as role models to our students and as such, you demonstrate the utmost professionalism, integrity and respect for all persons in everything you do. You are committed to life-long learning, occupational currency and a belief in NSCC's mission. You bring a learning-centered perspective to everything you do. You think broadly, celebrate diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. You flourish in a dynamic, changing and sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within your role and the College. Is this you?

Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is an undergraduate degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology or Education or equivalent, and related professional certification and/or experience. Degree in instructional design, instructional technology or education is preferred with at least 2 years' experience working in the instructional technology field.
  • Master's degree in a field related to education would be considered an asset.
  • You have a minimum of 5 years of recent and related occupational experience that includes experience in the following areas:
    • 2 years working in online/blended learning.
    • 3 years working in (program-level) curriculum and (course-level) instructional design.
  • You have experience and competence in leading multiple projects, balancing competing priorities and tight deadlines, and managing multiple stakeholders.
  • You have experience and/or education on the topic of competency-based education and assessment.
  • Experience teaching and/or facilitating learning would be considered an asset.
  • You have the following technology skills:
    • Advanced knowledge of Learning Management systems.
    • Intermediate to advanced skills in the use of the Brightspace learning platform to design and develop online courses and workshops.
    • Intermediate to advanced skills in using web and media-based technologies for education including but not limited to: Genially, Padlet, Canva, Streams, YouTube, Camtasia, Articulate 360, Adobe c\Creative Suite, and HTML5.
    • Intermediate to advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, MS Teams, and Macintosh applications.
    • You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology; and you are committed to using technology to create an exceptional learner experience.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge

  • You use LXD and instructional design methodologies and techniques to design and develop learning solutions to meet diverse employee learning needs (utilizing various media including instructor-led training, e-learning workshops/courses, and blended learning solutions). Primary tools for eLearning development are Brightspace and Articulate 360.
  • You design, develop, and maintain learning content and materials.
  • You work with subject matter experts (SME) to ensure content is accurate and reflects current processes.
  • You demonstrate knowledge of adult learning principles and a variety of design and development principles and methodologies, including experience with online and face-to-face facilitation.
  • You ensure all digital learning deliverables meet College technology standards and accessibility requirements.
  • You demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion and have knowledge and an appreciation of universal design for learning and other accessibility principles.
  • You have practical and theoretical knowledge in designing and developing eLearning and digital learning solutions using industry-standard authoring tools (Storyline and Camtasia preferred)
  • You demonstrate a thorough knowledge of developing storyboards for creation of eLearning programs, courses and workshops.
  • You demonstrate:
    • Strong verbal communication skills, capable of writing and editing course-related materials on various platforms
    • Ability to act independently within defined objectives and direction
    • Flexibility to adapt to a variety of tasks and functions and changing priorities
    • Excellent analytical, planning, prioritization, time management, project management and organizational skills
    • Ability to work energetically and creatively in a team environment

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A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Community College

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation, transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time. NSCC offers more than 140 career-oriented programs throughout the province at our 14 campuses, including our online eCampus. Programs are offered through five academic schools – Access, Education and Language; Business and Creative Industries; Health and Human Services, Technology and Environment; Trades and Transportation – and reflect the labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. An annual survey of College graduates shows that 82% are employed one year after graduation, most in their field of study, with 94% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia. NSCC makes things happen. We're growing the economy of Nova Scotia, we're producing highly skilled workers, and we're building communities. How are we doing it? By providing the most career-oriented education available in Nova Scotia today; by maintaining close links to industry; and by inviting exceptionally talented people to join NSCC's team of 2,000. Consider being a part of excellence in learning and having the chance to help build Nova Scotia's future while building your own. All NSCC positions are advertised every Tuesday and Thursday. To learn more about our hiring process, please follow this link.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

You will change lives. You will join committed individuals as we work to build Nova Scotia's economy and improve quality of life through education and innovation. As an NSCC employee, you will be part of that change.
You will find a place to grow personally and professionally with opportunities for professional development and collaborative projects.
You will do meaningful and challenging work in a publicly accountable and respectful working and learning environment that is diverse, safe and inclusive. You will have the freedom to enable innovation, improvement and excellence.
You will celebrate the uniqueness of individuals. NSCC campuses are located on the traditional territory of the Mi'kmaq People. Nova Scotia Community College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application.

NSCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package. As a learning-centred organization, we provide opportunities for every NSCC employee to be a life-long learner. Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Nikki Berrigan, HR Generalist at [email protected] Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.