Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to take your well-developed research and analytical skills to the next level? If so, consider this opportunity with the Indigenous Education Branch, Ministry of Colleges and Universities, where you will use your research, analytical and problem-solving skills to support strategic policy and planning projects in support of Indigenous learners and communities.
What can I expect to do in this role?
- Provide research, analytical, and consultation/liaison services, and prepare a range of policy and program information in support of strategic policy and planning projects
- Assist with the development of policy frameworks (e.g. funding models, service delivery options, governance and accountability) to address a range of issues related to Indigenous education in Ontario
- Liaise with other branches/ministries to discuss research and exchange information, and respond to inquiries from other ministries, levels of government, Indigenous partners and education sector stakeholders
- Prepare draft correspondence in response to public inquiries regarding legislation, regulations, policies, and proposed policies and initiatives
How do I qualify?
- You have an understanding of Indigenous issues in Ontario and the government’s historic relationship with Indigenous communities.
- You have knowledge of policy development principles, and government decision-making processes, to participate in strategic policy and program development related to Indigenous learners and communities.
Analytical, research and problem-solving skills:
- You have expertise in research and analytical techniques to research social policies and programs in other jurisdictions and assess application to Ontario.
- You have the ability to identify and evaluate several sources of data for research purposes, prepare statistical analyses, and design, organize, and present research findings.
Communication and consultation skills:
- You have an understanding of, and respect for, the sensitivities and perspectives of Indigenous peoples.
- You have excellent oral and written communication skills to respond to information requests, write reports, prepare analyses, draft correspondence, briefing notes and policy documents for Cabinet submissions, and prepare a range of materials.
- You have presentation skills to effectively communicate information to a variety of contacts.
- You have proven consultation and collaboration skills in engaging with Indigenous partners to exchange information, discuss issues, gain support and liaise with other branches, ministries, and stakeholders on policy and program issues in order to seek information and feedback.
- You are proficient in the use of computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, project scheduling and internet to research and prepare materials.
Salary Range: $56,885 – $78,724 Per Year
- 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possibility of extension), 315 Front St W, Toronto, Toronto Region
- The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures, including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
Please apply online, only, by Wednesday, January 20, 2021, by visiting www.ontario.ca/careers and entering Job ID 158333 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.
If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.