The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) is an independent society led by a strong and diverse board of over 100 First Nations community representatives. FNESC is committed to improving education for all First Nations students in BC. FNESC works in partnership with the First Nations School Association (FNSA), and the Indigenous Adult Higher Learning Association (IAHLA), as well as other partner organizations.
Since its establishment in 1992, FNESC has worked to communicate the priorities of BC First Nations to the federal and provincial governments and to support First Nations communities in working together to advance education issues. Communications, research, partnership-building and advocacy are all central to FNESC’s activities.
We are currently recruiting for an Early Childhood Education/K–12 Policy Analyst to join our team and play a key role in our commitment to improve education for all First Nations students in BC.
The Early Childhood Education/K-12 Policy Analyst provides essential support to the Manager, K-12 Policy on diverse initiatives and projects, including working directly with First Nations communities, Boards and Committees. The Policy Analyst’s responsibilities will include undertaking research and analysis on First Nations early childhood and K-12 issues, preparing reports and briefing notes, and assisting First Nations communities with early childhood education issues.
The Policy Analyst must become an expert on First Nations early childhood policies and programs in order to assist communities in successfully implementing their programs. The Analyst will also liaise with other stakeholders such as Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, and other First Nations organizations.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Managing the development and implementation of Early Childhood and K-12 development and education initiatives;
- Collaborating with others to coordinate and participate in the development of Early Childhood and K-12 education initiatives;
- Building strong partnerships to enhance Early Childhood and K-12 education initiatives;
- Developing, circulating and implementing reports on BC First Nations Early Childhood Development Framework, action plans, and other projects and advocacy initiatives;
- Providing input into provincial and national advocacy and policy consultations;
- Collecting records and summarizing feedback from First Nations and other stakeholders;
- Developing and distributing information packages, publications, briefing notes, newsletters, correspondence, proposals, etc.;
- Supporting the research and development of critically needed curriculum to support Early Childhood development and K-12 education for First Nations students.
- A university degree in relevant program area (e.g. First Nations studies, political science, policy or public administration, business administration or a similar social science degree);
- One (1) to three (3) years of progressive work experience in mid-level research or policy analyst positions, preferably working within the educational field;
- Experience working with First Nations communities or organizations preferable;
- Experience working in Early Childhood Education is preferred;
- Experience undertaking research and preparing a variety of professional documents;
- Experience planning and facilitating workshops, conferences, or other similar events;
- An ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships;
- Ability to work independently and take initiative, as well as working as part of a team;
- Proven analytical, organizational, and research skills;
- Demonstrated excellence in both written and verbal communication;
- Exceptional Microsoft computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);
- Satisfactory criminal records check.
This is a full-time position based out of the FNESC office in West Vancouver.
FNESC offers a competitive salary, above average vacation leave, excellent benefits and pension, and a professional and respectful work environment.
Please forward your cover letter and resume via this ad, no later than Friday, December 23, 2016. We are sorry, but we are unable to respond to telephone or email enquiries and only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
We thank everyone who applies for their interest in FNESC.