Deadline Date: 2019/09/27
SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR
Organization: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Division: Postsecondary Education
Division - Indigenous Education
Branch City: Toronto
Job Term: 2 Temporary 12 months with possibility of extension
Job Code: 6A007 - Policy06
Salary: $71,243.00 - $104,983.00 Per Year
Understanding the job ad - definitions
Posting Status: Open
Targeted Job ID: 137982
Are you a strategic-minded professional who possesses in-depth knowledge of and experience in working with Indigenous partners? We would like to channel that experience to inform the development, analysis and evaluation of strategic policies and initiatives that help develop and meet the postsecondary educational and training objectives of the province and of Indigenous communities and identify, prioritize and address issues and opportunities for Indigenous learners.
What can I expect to do in this role? In this role, you will:
- work collaboratively with Indigenous partners on joint initiatives and priorities
- develop and promote cooperative approaches, partnerships and solutions that respond to and reflect First Nations, Metis and Inuit histories, traditions and cultures
- work collaboratively across the ministry and government to ensure considerations relating to Indigenous learners and communities are identified as part of policy and planning processes
- work collaboratively across the ministry to support constructive and impactful engagement with Indigenous partners
- conduct and coordinate qualitative and quantitative analysis
- provide strategic advice and input on policy development issues and evaluation
- provide advice on Cabinet items from other ministries that are linked to ministry policy and program
- Posting Date:
- 315 Front Street West
- Start Date:
- $71,243.00 - $104,983.00 Per Year
- Number of positions:
- Days of work:
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
- What can I expect to do in this role? In this role, you will:
- - work collaboratively with Indigenous partners on joint initiatives and priorities
- - develop and promote cooperative approaches, partnerships and solutions that respond to and reflect First Nations, Metis and Inuit histories, traditions and cultures
- - work collaboratively across the ministry and government to ensure considerations relating to Indigenous learners and communities are identified as part of policy and planning processes
- - work collaboratively across the ministry to support constructive and impactful engagement with Indigenous partners
- - conduct and coordinate qualitative and quantitative analysis
- - provide strategic advice and input on policy development issues and evaluation
- - provide advice on Cabinet items from other ministries that are linked to ministry policy and program
- How do I qualify?
- Policy and Program Development Knowledge
- - You have the ability to apply your knowledge of policy and program development principles and techniques to lead or participate in the development of strategies, policies and program frameworks and standards in support of Indigenous learners in postsecondary education and training settings.
- - You have knowledge of program analysis and evaluation techniques to assess the effectiveness of policies and programs and to provide recommendations that identify considerations relating to Indigenous learners and communities.
- - You can interpret and apply government decision-making processes and relevant legislation.
- Research, Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills
- - You demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and address impacts of proposed policy changes and modify/make changes to mitigate identified potential risks.
- - You have research and project management skills to plan/conduct qualitative/quantitative research studies and evaluate best practices, options, cost and impacts relating to Indigenous learners and communities.
- Consulting, Teamwork and Consensus-Building Skills
- - You possess relationship-management, consultation, negotiation and consensus-building skills to: develop key linkages with internal and external partners, including Indigenous partners; and, represent and gain support for ministry policy and program initiatives relating to Indigenous learners and communities.
- - You can work effectively as part of a team in a collaborative team environment.
- Communication, Facilitation and Presentation Skills
- - You have oral and written communication and presentation skills to respond to issues, provide recommendations, prepare reports, briefing materials and correspondence and conduct effective briefings.
- - You have facilitation skills and demonstrated diplomacy to communicate ministry policy/position on sensitive and political issues relating to Indigenous learners and communities.
- - You have experience using computer software such as common word-processing, database, spreadsheet and presentation software to conduct research, prepare documents and training presentations.
- Additional Information Address:
- 2 Temporary, duration up to 12 months,
- 315 Front St W,
- Toronto, Toronto Region
- Compensation Group: Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
- Understanding the job ad - definitions
- Schedule: 6 Category: Policy and Analysis
- Posted on: Friday September 13, 2019
- Note: T-TU-137982/19(2)
- Closing Date/Apply by:
- How To Apply:
- How to apply:
- 1. You must apply online by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers. You must enter the job id number in the Job ID search field to locate the job ad.
- 2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
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- Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday September 27, 2019 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.
- We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted. The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code .
Employer Contact Information
- Contact Name:
- Lauren Keogh
- Position Title:
- Talent Assistant
- Company Name:
- Minsitry of Government and Consumer Services
- 231 Dundas Street East
- Postal Code:
- N6H 4S1
- Web Address: