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Training Co-ordinator, The Wellesley Institute

The Wellesley Institute is a progressive urban health institute involved in capacity building, policy and research initiatives. The capacity building program runs 50 workshops (Community Based Research [CBR] and Capacity Building [CAP]) per year, an executive leadership program and other initiatives designed to build the capacity of Toronto's non-profit organization.

The Wellesley Institute is seeking a highly energetic, skilled and socially conscious individual to become the Training Co-ordinator. This is a new position, so the successful applicant will need to be flexible to develop and then grow with the position.

Capacity Building: Training Co-ordinator Position

Objective of the position

  • To manage and oversee the development and delivery of all of the WI workshops including the recruiting and retaining of workshop trainers
  • To co-ordinate, market and provide support to the Executive Leadership Program
  • To strengthen the organizational capacity of agencies through the provision of capacity building activities including training, program development and coaching

Hours of work and length of contract: 3 -5 days a week on a 12 month contract with option for renewal.

Reports to: Director of Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange, and collaborates with the Program Co-ordinator.

Job Description

  1. Assist in the development and implementation of Capacity Building and CBR certificate workshops
  • Recruit and co-ordinate WI trainers
  • Work with community stakeholders to undertake capacity building research projects or training needs assessments to identify emerging needs
  • Research, prepare, develop and implement training workshops, in conjunction with contract trainers, to fulfill training requirements
  • Select, manage and evaluate the work of contract trainers
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the workshops and trainers and make recommendations for improvements
  • Develop a resource framework and maintain electronic and print resources to support the capacity building program
  • Co-ordinate and market the Executive Leadership program and Lunch and Learn programs
  • Support the geographic expansion of Wellesley's training programs by assisting the Director in developing a marketing and affinity program
  • Co-ordinate knowledge transfer by maintaining the capacity building resource centre
  • Develop and deliver special projects, events and seminars when required
  • Participate in internal WI projects and teams
  • Years of experience:

    3-5 years in the Adult Education or Training field.


    • Masters degree in applied adult education, social science, non-profit management, public health, or community development.

    Knowledge of

    • Adult learning principles and best practices
    • The principles of public administration and non-profit management and relevant experience in the human services sector
    • Microsoft Office and usage of the internet  
    • Principles and techniques of planning and directing training programs
    • Principles of employee training, such as motivation, decision making, goal setting and group leadership
    • Principles of conducting surveys, training needs analysis and organizational assessments
    • Training resources and equipment
    • Learning management systems and technologies

    Ability to

    • plan, organize, facilitate and evaluate training programs
    • relate and interact successfully with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds
    • work with urban health projects in community settings
    • utilize verbal and written communications skills
    • train and facilitate groups
    • participate and teach strategic planning, leadership, problem-solving and analytical skills
    • manage projects develop work plans and meet deadlines
    • work collaboratively in a team, facilitating group processes and fostering partnerships

    Remuneration: Compensation will be commensurate with experience and competitive with the marketplace. Health and dental benefits will be provided.

    How to apply for this opportunity

    Please direct covering letters and resumes by June 22 to Grace Piekielko at

    The Wellesley Institute is an equal opportunity employer striving to reflect the population of Toronto. We welcome applications from persons representing the diversity of our community. We appreciate all interest and will directly contact candidates under consideration.