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POLICY ADVISOR

Organization:
Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure/Ministry of Research and Innovation
Division:
Open For Business / Social Enterprise
City:
Toronto
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
4A007 - Policy04
Salary:
$58,831.00 - $82,250.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open
Job ID:
83323
Do you want to co-lead and lead the development of policies, programs, and partnership opportunities in Ontario's fast-growing social enterprise sector? Do you want to help develop a strong and sustainable social enterprise ecosystem and deploy innovative social finance tools? If so, join the Social Enterprise Branch, part of the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure/Ministry of Research and Innovation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
• Co-lead/lead the development of policy approaches for new initiatives
• Draft papers, correspondence and briefing documents on a range of policy issues
• Conduct/lead research projects related to policy and program initiatives that support social enterprise in Ontario
• Co-lead/develop and implement project plans, objectives, timelines, deliverables and schedules
• Prepare briefing materials, presentations and reports
• Act as the focal point of contact, liaison and resource between the Director's office and internal and external parties.

How do I qualify?

Business Knowledge:

• You have knowledge relating to social enterprise, including regulatory issues, enabling infrastructure, partnerships, financing, and commercialization processes
• You are familiar with the decision-making and accountability framework of the provincial government, and the legislative approvals and allocations processes
• You have knowledge of policy development principles and processes

Project Management and Research Skills:

• You have knowledge of project management techniques, principles and tools
• You can plan and manage work to timelines
• You have knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research principles and techniques
• You have knowledge of risk assessment and risk management principles and practices

Communication Skills:

• You can prepare briefing notes, Cabinet submissions, option papers, reports, and background analyses for senior management, the Deputy, the Minister and the Premier
• You have excellent presentation and facilitation skills to explain program policy positions and promote policy and strategic initiatives to ministry senior management and to stakeholders
• You have excellent advisory skills to provide policy advice and expertise on a range of strategic research and innovation issues

Consultation and Relationship Management Skills:

• You have effective consultation, consensus building, and negotiation skills to resolve competing policy and program related issues with partners and stakeholders
• You can develop effective linkages and consultation frameworks with stakeholders in the provincial and federal governments, and in the private and academic sectors

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 1 Permanent, 250 Yonge St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Schedule:
6
Category:
Policy and Analysis
Posted on:
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Note:
  • T-EC-83323/15
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, December 31, 2015 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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