Policy and Communications Analyst

Policy and Communications Analyst

Job Information
Author alnationtalk
Date May 18, 2022
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Chiefs of Ontario
Location Toronto, ON
Category Analyst
Client Chiefs of Ontario
Contact Information
[email protected]

Policy and Communications Analyst

The Chiefs of Ontario is inviting applications for the position of Policy and Communications 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. Additionally, the Analyst will take on a supporting role in managing internal and external communications for the Chiefs of Ontario. 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
  • Performing other duties as assigned
  • Travel will be required

Communications Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the management and monitoring of social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn)
  • Assist the Communications Department with general administrative support including but not limited to coordination of job postings, media releases, internal and external communications, etc.
  • Support and assist the Policy and Communications team in the planning and execution of meetings, gatherings, and special events
  • Assist in the maintenance of the Chiefs of Ontario websites (WordPress, Squarespace, and Wix)
  • Assist Communications team with administrative tasks and other duties as required

Relevant Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in political science, policy, communications, 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
  • Experience with audio and video equipment an asset
  • Successful candidate must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

DURATION: June 2022 to March 31, 2023 (with the potential for renewal based on available funding)


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

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