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Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Policy Advisor



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Policy Advisor

Do you have extensive knowledge and experience in policy development and Indigenous culture, while also being an effective leader? If so, than you would be well-suited for this position as a Policy Advisor with the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation.

The successful candidate will be employed through the Ministry, but work will be performed within the Chiefs of Ontario organization.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• collaborate and lead team members as required in projects or undertakings such as meetings, workshops or conferences, and may be responsible for planning, organizing, delegating and supervising the execution of such initiatives
• coordinate and track key policy initiatives of mutual concern for the benefit of First Nations and the Government of Ontario
• liaise with technical policy staff at Chiefs of Ontario, Political Territorial Organizations, First Nation communities, and Ontario ministries in order to facilitate the flow of information and to track the status of priority initiatives
• coordinate information and provide analysis and recommendations on how to facilitate progress when required
• establish networks and build effective relationships with all levels of leadership/government and other experts as required
• create briefings and reports for both internal and external communications

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Policy development knowledge:

• in-depth understanding of policy development, intergovernmental processes, and Ontario and First Nation policy objectives
• extensive knowledge of current Federal and Provincial legislation, policy and programs that impacts First Nation citizens

Knowledge of Indigenous culture:

• extensive knowledge of Indigenous culture, history, values, and protocol

Leadership skills:

• ability to provide group leadership and collaboration to team members as required in projects, and delegation and supervisory skills to execute such initiatives

Interpersonal and communication skills:

• demonstrated communication skills to express ideas clearly and concisely; and the ability to facilitate, provide information, and influence discussion
• proven interpersonal skills and an ability to collaborate and liaise with staff at Chiefs of Ontario, Political Territorial Organizations, First Nation communities, and Ontario ministries

Analytical skills:

• proven experience and ability in conducting research, analysis and problem-solving
• ability to use good judgment, political acuity, and to make informed recommendations that take multiple, competing perspectives into account

Salary Range: $63,544 - $91,564 per year

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 24 months, 468 Queen Street East, Toronto, Toronto Region

Please apply online, only, by Wednesday, March 8, 2017, by visiting and entering Job ID 104276 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 accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at 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.

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Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
Posting Date: 23-Feb-2017Government Relations/Legislation Contract, Full-Time 24.00  Months Open 1 ASAP
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