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Position: Learning Management Systems (LMS) Specialist
Organization: Sustainability Leadership
Location: Virtual: Applicants must be Canada residents.
Eligibility: 31 or younger (see below)

Date Reposted: June 9, 2021
Closing Date: 5pm EST on June 21, 2021, or until the position is filled
Start Date: August 3, 2021
End Date: September 17, 2021 (7-week contract)

Position Details

Do you enjoy finding creative ways to engage and educate people? Are you enthusiastic about sustainability? Do you believe in working for an organisation with purpose?

We are looking to provide our members with access to a content platform to educate them and inspire them to take sustainable action.

Job Purpose

The Learning Management Systems (LMS) Specialist will report to the Executive Director and take responsibility for setting up a Learning Management System for exclusive use by our members. They will also assist the Executive Director and other staff with the development of our online program and supporting resources to contribute to the overall success of the SLP in driving impact in the Halton, Hamilton and Niagara Region communities served.

Duties and Responsibilities

The candidate will source a system to allow our members to access our educational content while allowing the Sustainability Leadership team to monitor their progress. The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Finding and setting up a platform to house our educational content;
  • Ensure security measures are in place to restrict access to members only;
  • Work with the UX/UI Developer to integrate access through our Member Dashboard;
  • Implement tracking measures and a dashboard to monitor the progress of members through the content;
  • Work with the Program Support Coordinator to create KPIs to determine the member uptake and progress through the content;
  • Work with the Program Support Coordinator to establish measures to ensure the content is being interpreted correctly;
  • Train the Program Support Coordinator on the management of the platform;
  • Support the upkeep of our digital resources and help administer the technical resources for new member onboarding;
  • Create records of methodologies for reference by staff after the end of the work term;
  • Identify and define process improvement opportunities.


The ideal candidate will have a post-secondary degree or diploma in Education, Computer Science, Information Management, or related program. A strong interest or passion for sustainability and contributing to a healthy community would be preferred.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, traits and abilities:

  • Familiarity with an LMS such as Google Classroom or other proprietary software
  • WordPress content population/development, working with WordPress plugins, etc., experience
  • Familiarity with G Suite and similar products
  • Some coding experience would be an asset
  • Positive, optimistic outlook and passionate about sustainability
  • Self-motivated, works well independently but thrives on teamwork
  • Analytical, scientific in approach to problem-solving
  • Proactive, forward-thinking
  • Outgoing, service-oriented, assertive
  • Excellent communications skills – verbally as well as written
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

Additional requirements of our funders stipulate that the successful candidate must be:

  • Under the age of (not yet turned) 31
  • Unemployed, underemployed, or a student/recent graduate
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident or holding refugee status

Expected Outcomes

This position will provide the candidate with the following technical and soft skill development opportunities:

Technical Skills:

  • LMS Management
  • Content development
  • Web design (UX/user-friendliness optimisation)
  • Project Management

Soft Skills:

  • Leadership and team collaboration skills
  • Effective time-management
  • Communication (visual, writing and speaking)
  • Strategic problem-solving
  • Organisation


This position is being funded by a federal grant for 7 weeks, spanning August 3 to September 17, 2021, ideally. Remuneration is $20 per hour for a 37.5-hour work week.

Location of Work

The majority of this work will be conducted from home or other location as determined by the successful candidate. Occasional work and in-person meetings may be conducted if possible adhering to COVID safety precautions at the Sustainability Leadership Hamilton office or other location. 


Sustainability Leadership, presented by Sustainable Hamilton Burlington, is a non-profit social enterprise, launched in 2011, dedicated to advancing adoption of sustainable business practices in our business organizations for a healthier environment and thriving, prosperous communities. We aim to make sustainability the new business norm and contribute to a sustainable, low carbon economy. We believe that by assisting our organizations (including businesses, institutions and nonprofit organizations) to achieve their potential through sustainability, and to adopt climate mitigation and adaptation measures, we will help create sustainable prosperity for our communities while contributing to greenhouse gas emissions reduction and other climate change goals.

The Sustainability Leadership Program (SLP) is our core, membership-based program that helps businesses to adopt sustainable business practices through education, driving measurable action and celebrating results. Business members follow an online, guided process where they work toward the attainment of a series of milestones. They set targets and action plans to reduce their environmental impacts, including carbon emissions/energy consumption, water consumption, waste to landfill and more.

Ultimately, they embed sustainability throughout their organizations and expand their impact through their value chains and in their communities. Through the SLP members also gain a better understanding of their climate impacts and risks, incorporating climate action into their strategy. Support provided throughout the SLP process includes technical advice, a comprehensive toolkit and other best practice resources, and access to a series of online webinars, workshops and one-on-one support sessions. SLP is a member of Green Economy Canada, a network of community social enterprises convening businesses setting sustainability targets.

Roles & Responsibilities of Sustainability Leadership

Sustainability Leadership is a purpose-driven organisation, dedicated to providing a rewarding and mutually beneficial experience for our Staff and Volunteers. We will strive to gain an understanding of each person’s career and personal aspirations as they relate to their work with Sustainability Leadership and do whatever we can to support these goals. Overall, we endeavor to provide a diverse, inclusive culture that promotes positive professional and social interactions with other like-minded individuals that leads to camaraderie and enhanced learning.

Training to enhance the foundation of the candidate’s knowledge in software and content development will occur via online training programs and guidance from other staff, whilst SLP knowledge and insight will be provided by the Executive Director.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send Covering Letter and Resume to:

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 9 2021    ID: 59785