Toronto Metropolitan University

Educational Developer, Experiential Learning

The Opportunity

The Educational Developer works in a collaborative team environment to plan and implement experiential learning best practices and pedagogy in teaching, program delivery and resource development for staff and faculty across all areas of TMU. Following a reflective and evidence-based practice, the Educational Developer acts as an internal consultant for individuals, groups, and university administration, offering specific expertise in experiential learning that enhances pedagogical practices in classrooms and communities. The Educational Developer takes a leadership role in advocating for and creating an institutional environment supportive of teaching and learning excellence.


  • Successful completion of a Masters’ degree is required along with the following experience requirements:
    • 3-5 years experience in developing and implementing teaching resources and programs in a post-secondary setting, with a focus on experiential learning, community based engagement, innovative partnerships and/or equity centered approaches.
    • Experience teaching in higher education is an asset
  • Relevant course development skills developed through work experience in the university sector as an educator, and ideally, as an academic consultant or educational developer
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in mediation and consulting with university academic leadership and faculty members to evaluate needs, advise actions, recommend activities and build consensus
  • Extensive knowledge of theory and best practices in learning and teaching in higher education 
  • Expertise in the planning and implementation of educational development programming at a diverse institution.
  • Course design, implementation, and assessment skills for face-to-face, online and blended learning
  • Demonstrated ability to consult with stakeholders to assess program needs, conduct workshops, and be able to prepare comprehensive reports, proposals and presentation materials for specific target audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, conflict management and facilitation skills to be able to work with colleagues at different levels in the organization.
  • Familiar with current frameworks for blended, hybrid and online learning design in higher education settings

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