Manager, Curriculum Development & Training

Job city: 
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 11:45pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract

Program Overview

Homeward Bound

Piloted in Toronto by WoodGreen in 2004, Homeward Bound is a highly successful program that helps single, mother-led families, living in shelters, homeless or inadequately housed - often with a history of domestic violence or other trauma - gain important life skills; earn fully funded college diplomas; find employment; transition from poverty to lasting, economic self-sufficiency and well-being; and build new futures. The remarkable success of the program and the desperate situation of so many families led by single mothers, not only in Toronto but across the country, has inspired our vision to expand Homeward Bound to the provincial and national levels.


  • Develop a strong understanding of WoodGreen’s Homeward Bound program, the history and evolution of Homeward Bound affiliates across Ontario, and the Homeward Bound growth plan
  • Lead the development, implementation and evaluation of a high-quality curriculum and training program for learning and accreditation of existing and prospective Homeward Bound practitioners
  • Work closely with staff from WoodGreen’s Homeward Bound, Homeward Bound affiliates throughout Ontario, and subject-matter experts to develop a robust knowledge base to support development of the Homeward Bound training curriculum and educational modules
  • Create a range of multimedia materials (e.g., user guides, workbooks, videos, etc.) to support educational goals and learner outcomes
  • Utilize leading-edge theories of adult education and creative learning experiences to build an exciting and engaging classroom experience for adult learners
  • Conduct regular analysis and evaluation of user experience and outcomes to inform continuous improvement of educational products and programs
  • Ensure regular communication and meaningful engagement of partners and key stakeholders throughout project


  • Minimum University Degree in the field of Education, Social Work, Psychology, or a related discipline
  • Minimum five (5) years of curriculum development experience in relevant roles (e.g., curriculum development position in a university, adult learning institute, or social service delivery organization)

What Will Set You Apart

  • Demonstrated experience in designing, developing, and implementing competency-based curriculum and associated materials, including instructor-led materials, job aids, online tutorials, and/or multimedia products
  • Ability to apply principles of adult education, train-the-trainer, and blended learning towards curriculum design and development that suits the diverse needs of adults with a variety of learning styles
  • Demonstrated experience with user engagement and stakeholder research related to development and implementation of educational programming
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including skills in collaborating with stakeholders and subject-matter experts to help write, design, and develop technical content
  • Exceptional organizational skills and high attention to detail – able to plan the necessary time, resources, and materials to support accomplishment of goals and balancing of a complex workload with tight timeframes
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills, aimed at both internal and external audiences
  • Accountability and adaptability – able to keep projects on track, while adjusting course in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Proficiency with computer software including Microsoft Office programs and online learning software (e.g., Adobe Captivate, Articulate 360, or other LMS)
  • Sound understanding of trauma-informed principles and practices
  • Commitment to achieving social justice for vulnerable and marginalized populations
  • Demonstrated experience in front-line client engagement is an asset

Employment Type: Contract (1-year), Non-Bargaining Unit
Work Hours: 35 hours/week

How to apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume, quoting competition #2019-048-HB in the subject line to:


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