Apply By: Friday, June 22, 2018 11:59 pm EDT

SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR

Organization:
Ministry of Education
Division:
Indigenous Education and Well Being
City:
Toronto
Job Term:
2 Permanent, 5 Temporary contract/assignment up to 18 months
Job Code:
6A007 - Policy06
Salary:
$70,538.00 - $103,944.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
122968
Are you looking for a challenging opportunity to employ your policy and program development expertise for Indigenous Education and Well-Being? If so, then bring your strategic leadership in the development and implementation of policies and programs related to Indigenous Education and Well-Being in Ontario.

The Indigenous Education and Well-Being Division develops, promotes and implements policies and programs that support Indigenous education, inclusive education, safe and healthy schools, well-being and parent/community engagement ensuring:
• Strong partnerships with parents/guardians, communities and First Nation, Métis and Inuit partners are fostered to help identify and address barriers to academic success and well-being.
• Equitable access to high quality and culturally relevant instruction, curriculum, supports and other educational resources, by differentiating resources for every student.
• Development of ongoing platforms that give all students and staff the opportunity to share information about their own identities and lived experiences to learn about and understand the experiences of others.
• Schools are perceived as safe, healthy and inclusive spaces for students to learn and develop skills to be caring, productive and responsible citizens.
• Development and implementation of well-being as one of four interconnected goals for our publicly funded education system as identified in legislation.


Please Note: the office location of these positions will be temporarily moving from 900 Bay Street to 315 Front Street West by April 2019 as a result of the Queen's Park Reconstruction Project.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

• lead the development of policy and program framework designs
• evaluate the effectiveness of new/changed policies and programs
• develop options and recommendations for senior management's consideration
• undertake qualitative and quantitative research studies
• build and maintain partnerships with stakeholders

How do I qualify?

Policy and program knowledge:

You have:
• knowledge of policy and program development principles and techniques and government legislative and decision making processes to undertake issue analysis, lead in the development of strategies, policies, and program frameworks and to provide sound information and advice to stakeholders
• knowledge of program analysis and evaluation techniques to assess policies and programs and to provide recommendations

Specialized knowledge:

You have:
• knowledge of socio-economic equity issues as they relate to education and student achievement
• knowledge of First Nation, Metis and Inuit political and cultural protocols and political processes

Research, analytical and project management skills:

You have:
• research and project management skills to plan and conduct qualitative and quantitative research studies, analysis of trends, system modeling, and evaluation of best practices, options, costs, and impacts

Communication skills:

You have:
• written communication skills to prepare reports, Cabinet submissions, briefing materials and correspondence
• oral communication skills to respond to issues, provide recommendations, represent the ministry and to promote policy initiatives to internal and external stakeholders
• ability to support and facilitate engagement with diverse partners using anti-bias and equity inclusion practices and approaches

Mandatory

• You are proficient in English and oral and written French at the superior level (for bilingual position only).

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 1 Permanent, 900 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 5 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 900 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 1 Bilingual Permanent, 900 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Schedule:
6
Category:
Policy and Analysis
Posted on:
Friday, June 1, 2018
Note:

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, June 22, 2018 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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