Policy Analyst – Social Services
The Chiefs of Ontario (COO) is inviting applications for the position of Policy Analyst for the Social Service Sector. The Policy Analyst is responsible for supporting the COO Social Services Sector in the policy analysis and research related to the Social Assistance Reform and other priority areas in social as directed by the supervisor. Our ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker, have strong research and writing skills, enjoy working as a team, and have the ability to lead complex projects.
Location: Hybrid – Remote and Chiefs of Ontario Secretariat Office, 468 Queen St East, Toronto Ontario
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work as a key member of the Social sector and/or Social Services coordinating unit.
- Conduct in-depth research, data collection, policy analysis, and environmental scanning of current and future legislation, policies and programs impacting First Nation peoples Social Assistance Program and Services in Ontario.
- Conduct in-depth research, data collection, policy analysis, and environmental scanning of current and future legislation, policies and programs impacting the delivery of First Nation Ontario Disability Services Program in Ontario.
- Coordinate with the Social Sector team in the coordination of the Reform of the 1965 Indian Welfare Agreement with the focus on Social Assistance component of the IWA.
- Develop and maintain partnerships with government ministries, First Nation communities and organizations to ensure effective communication flow and dialogue between all partners.
- Actively participate and collaborate in working groups and task teams and provide policy/program recommendations.
- Develop and implement accurate reporting mechanisms that measure the efficacy of previous and current programs, strategies and initiatives and inform ongoing improvements.
- Develop and implement work plans to address priority files associated with the social sector.
- Attend and take notes at relevant meetings and gatherings.
- Assist in planning and successful execution of meetings and gatherings.
- Consolidate information and develop appropriate written communications.
- Other duties as required.
- Relevant post secondary education.
- Experience in the field of work to be undertaken.
- Knowledge of First Nation traditions, cultures, and values; understand the history and relationship between First Nations and the Crown.
- Experience with the First Nation and provincial social programming and policies.
- Excellent communication skills, including written and verbal.
- Capacity to work effectively independently and as a member of a team to complete assigned tasks and projects.
- Experience with data collection and analysis.
Successful candidate must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
DURATION: February 2023 to March 31, 2024 (with the potential for renewal based on available funding)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled
Send letter of application, resume and include two references marked confidential to: [email protected]