LOCATION: Union of Ontario Indians Head Office

Nipissing First Nation, North Bay, ON

Under the direction of the Education Director, the Education Policy Analyst will provide a variety of educational consultative services and is responsible for providing analysis on a wide range of education policy and priorities for the UOI and for monitoring issues of concern to the UOI and offer technical support and advocacy as required.  Key component include outreach and liaison with UOI Regional Chiefs to identify and coordinate information, tracking of priority issues and outcomes, attending identified committee/membership meetings and reporting to and supporting the Director.

This is a contract-based position concluding March 31, 2018.

RESPONSIBILITIES: (include, but are not limited to):

  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings representing the UOI in a professional manner and working within the parameters of the UOI policies and processes;
  • Coordinate the collection and review of data and formulate analytical reports with recommendations for technical and political action;
  • Consolidate information and formulate briefing papers outlining clear and concise options for action and political implications;
  • Collaborate and share information as a part of the Education Secretariat staff, keeping the Education Director updated on key developments and priorities;
  • Analyze provincial and federal education policy and implications to UOI First Nations, and promotes the need to advocate for UOI education issues.
  • Develop and implement work plans associated with K – 12, Special Education and Postsecondary policy in the province;
  • Manage and oversee small projects, task teams within allocated budgets and timeframes;
  • Plan, organize and execute meetings and gatherings;
  • In collaboration with the Education Director, liaise and strengthen relationships between UOI First Nations, Tribal Councils, Provincial Territorial Organizations (PTOs), federal and provincial education systems;
  • Extensive travel is involved and may require irregular hours;
  • Other related duties as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a post secondary degree in Public Administration, Indigenous Studies or Education.
  • A minimum of four (4) years related working experience and a demonstrated knowledge of current federal and provincial education systems and First Nations education legislation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of key education issues facing First Nations.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft computer software programs.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills,
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong writing skills with developing briefing notes and proposals.
  • Ability to work independently, handle peak workloads and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated and working knowledge of UOI First Nations.
  • Must possess valid Ontario Drivers license and be insurable.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience and education

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 4:30 p.m.  (Applications received after this date and time will not be considered.)

Please forward your resume with a cover letter and three employment letters of reference to:

Glenda St. Amour

Director of Corporate Services

Union of Ontario Indians

1 Migizii Miikan, North Bay, ON  P1B 8J8

Phone:  (705) 497-9127 / 1-877-702-5200        Fax: (705) 497-9135

E-mail: glenda.st-amour@anishinabek.ca

For inquiries regarding this position, please contact Murray Waboose, Education Director at (705) 497-9127 / 1-877-702-5200, ext. 2322 or by email at murray.waboose@anishinabek.ca

Individuals of First Nation ancestry are encouraged to apply.  Preference will be given to UOI member First Nation applicants.

 Miigwetch to all who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.