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Ministry of Colleges and Universities
Advanced Education Learner Supports Division / Digital Learning Policy Branch
Job Term:
2 Temporary - 18 months
Job Code:
5A007 - Policy05
$68,738.00 - $99,046.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to take your policy development skills to the next level? If so, consider this opportunity with the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, in the Digital Learning Policy Branch, where you will use your research, analytical and consultation skills to participate in research projects related to technology-enabled learning. You will provide advice and policy expertise to senior management and stakeholders on digital learning.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Policy Analyst, you will:
• Lead all aspects of policy and program development and evaluation
• Provide policy options and recommendations to senior management
• Keep up to date on emerging trends and issues impacting technology-enabled learning
• Consult with internal and external stakeholders
• Represent the branch on ministry, cross-ministry and inter-jurisdictional working groups and committees
• Prepare a range of analyses and communications as per senior management request
• Provide support and advice on contentious policy issues
• Work in a collaborative team environment

How do I qualify?

Policy Development Skills:

• You have knowledge of policy and program development principles and techniques, including evaluation methods.
• You have knowledge of government decision-making processes.
• You can lead policy development initiatives.

Research and Analysis Skills:

• You have knowledge and experience applying policy research methods and techniques.
• You have experience conducting environmental scans, qualitative and quantitative analysis, surveys, forecasting and statistical analysis.
• You have project management skills to organize and lead multiple research projects.

Communication, Interpersonal, Consultation Skills:

• You have communication skills to prepare and present reports, briefing notes, and policy and issue analyses to senior management.
• You have interpersonal and consultation skills to maintain partnerships with key stakeholders to gain support on policy and program initiatives.

Technical Knowledge:

• You have knowledge of socio-economic issues impacting post-secondary education in the province.
• You have knowledge of provincial and ministry strategic directions, policy priorities and governing legislation as it relates to policy development proposals.

Computer Skills:

• You are proficient in operating standard software programs and tools such as word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, and databases.

Additional Information:

  • 2 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 315 Front St W, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Policy and Analysis
Posted on:
Friday, June 11, 2021
  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • T-TU-164889/21(2)

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, June 25, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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