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Policy and Communications – Policy Analyst

Policy and Communications – Policy Analyst

The Chiefs of Ontario is inviting applications for the position of Policy Analyst. The Analyst will be responsible for leading a range of advocacy initiatives, including in the areas of First Nations housing, infrastructure, energy, and land claims. Our ideal candidate will have strong research and writing skills, enjoy working in a rapidly changing sector, be willing to learn, and have the ability to lead complex projects.

Location: Hybrid – Remote and Chiefs of Ontario Secretariat Office, 468 Queen St East, Toronto, Ontario

Policy Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-depth research, data collection, and analysis of policies and programs relating to First Nations in Ontario.
  • Coordinate and actively participate during working group and committee meetings, including the Chiefs Committee on Housing and Infrastructure.
  • Support program development by assisting in planning, research and co-ordination of projects and activities.
  • Assist the Policy and Communications Sector with the interpretation of legislation, policies, programs, and services relevant to Ontario First Nations.
  • Prepare position and research papers, briefing notes, presentations and policy documents.
  • Participate in meetings and functions with representatives of First Nations, provincial, and federal governments and other organizations.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with government ministries, First Nation communities, and other advocacy organizations to ensure effective dialogue and collaboration between partners.
  • Maintain awareness of funding opportunities that may benefit and enhance First Nations housing, infrastructure, energy, and land claims, and other programming.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
  • Travel will be required.

Relevant Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in political science, policy, or other relevant field.
  • Relevant work experience in combination with education will be considered.
  • Experience preparing briefing notes, reports, memorandums, and policies.
  • General knowledge of the organization and activities of the Chiefs of Ontario and current events related to First Nations in Ontario.
  • Knowledge of First Nation traditions, cultures and values; understand the history and relationship between First Nations and the Crown is an asset.
  • Professional integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality are essential.
  • Political acuity is a strong asset.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written and verbal.
  • Time management, organization and planning skills.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat).

DURATION: ASAP TO March 24, 2024, with the possibly of renewal based on available funding.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

Send letter of application, resume and include 2 references marked confidential to: [email protected]

Interviews will be held via Zoom. While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates short-listed for an interview will be contacted.

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