Policy and Program Advisor
The Ministry of Training and Colleges requires an individual with expert knowledge of Indigenous issues in Ontario to conduct policy research and analysis projects/studies related to supporting access and success of Indigenous learners in postsecondary education in Ontario. This includes supporting the implementation of policy frameworks, the administration of program funding, the collection of data and measuring success. The individual will also help building capacity within colleges, universities and Indigenous Institutes that will benefit Indigenous learners. If you have studied and/or worked with Indigenous partners and have a deep understanding of the historical relationship between the government and Indigenous communities then this opportunity might be the right match for you.
What can I expect to do in this role?
– Prepare and document results/research findings and provides recommendations to senior management
– Draft policy/research papers, memoranda and briefing documents on a range of policy topics/issues
– Evaluate the effectiveness of new/changed policies and programs
– Develop and maintain contacts with key internal and external stakeholders
– Gather and compile information and resources on issues relating to Indigenous education in Ontario
How do I qualify?
Knowledge of Indigenous Communities and Issues in Ontario
- You have in-depth knowledge of Indigenous issues in Ontario and the government’s historic relationship with Indigenous communities, including the ability to respect the sensitivities and understand the perspective of First Nation, Métis and Inuit leaders when engaging with the government.
- You have knowledge of the partnerships involved in data collection and research of Indigenous people as outlined in the Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession (OCAP) document.
- You understand current/emerging trends/issues and pressure points related to Indigenous education.
Research, Analytical, and Policy and Program Development Knowledge
- You know how to apply program and policy development principles; government decision making processes and program analysis/evaluation techniques to analyze effectiveness and prepare policy/program options/recommendations.
- You can analyze multiple sources of information/data; consideration of qualitative/socio-economic and quantitative factors to assess and make recommendations on, e.g., options, costs, and performance criteria.
- You can apply research and analytical techniques to identify gaps in policy, conduct environmental scans, trends analyses, quantitative and qualitative research from multi-jurisdictional sources.
- You can identify options and evaluate best practices to apply to provincial programs.
- You can monitor the performance and progress of transfer payment recipients in their delivery of Ministry-funded programs.
Communication, Consultation and Conflict-Resolution Skills
- You have demonstrated oral and written communications and presentation skills and knowledge of public consultation/communication principles and methods to engage in consultations with Indigenous stakeholders and build trust/effective relationships, exchange information and draft policy papers, reports, analyses, correspondence, briefing notes, Cabinet submissions, etc.
- You have conflict resolution and facilitation skills to work with policy teams to identify and resolve issues.
Organizational and Computer Skills
- You have organizational skills and can work in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities and short delivery times.
- You have experience using computer applications (word processing, spreadsheet, project scheduling, internet).
- You have knowledge of transfer payment systems and practices.
Salary Range: $62,631 – $87,564 per year
- 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possibility of extension), 315 Front St W, Toronto, Toronto Region
Please apply online, only, by Monday, December 30, 2019, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 141352 in the Job ID search field. In the Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.
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The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.