Job posting: Policy Analyst, Community and Government Relations (contract position)

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The Policy Analyst is part of a dynamic team of staff who work collaboratively to deliver the services required to meet OCUFA’s mandate.

Main Duties

  • Providing analysis of and advice related to legislation, regulations, programs, and policy directions that impact OCUFA and its member associations
  • Researching and writing policy papers and submissions to the provincial government
  • Implementing, and assisting in the development of, advocacy initiatives and campaigns
  • Coordinating with other sector stakeholders, including student groups and trade unions, on advocacy and communications
  • Preparing regular advocacy-related content for OCUFA communications, including website, social media and newsletters
  • Developing and maintaining contacts in the Ontario government, opposition parties, and relevant government agencies, including arranging, preparing for and attending meetings
  • Preparing speaking notes, correspondence, reports, and briefing notes for OCUFA’s President, Executive Director, Executive members, Board of Directors, and relevant committees
  • Providing staff support to OCUFA’s Board and Executive, as well as other committees, workshops, and conferences as assigned
  • Representing OCUFA at meetings, where appropriate
  • Other duties may be assigned from time to time as the needs of OCUFA, or its circumstances, change. Such duties shall be discussed prior to assignment to ensure compatibility with workload and area of expertise

Skills and experience

  • Excellent communication, writing, and analytical skills
  • Experience in research and critical policy analysis
  • Ability to synthesize and filter a large amount of information in a succinct and accessible manner
  • Experience in strategic advocacy and campaigns
  • Experience in communications, including writing for a variety of formats and channels would be an asset
  • Knowledge of the postsecondary sector would be an asset
  • Strong coordination and organizing skills
  • High level of computer literacy, graphic design and layout skills would be an asset
  • A minimum of a graduate degree, and 5 years experience with advocacy organizations, labour unions, provincial government, public sector agencies, or professional associations (or the equivalent combination of education and work experience)
  • Bilingualism would be an asset
  • Ability to work on projects individually and in collaboration with other staff members independent of supervision 

Staffing Structure

  • All staff act under the direction and authority of the Executive Director

This is a 21 month contract position at the Policy Officer 2 level. The salary range for this position is $82,500 – $86,400 plus a benefits plan fully paid for by OCUFA and a generous pension plan.

OCUFA is committed to the principle of employment equity, is a unionized and equal opportunity employer, and welcomes diversity in the workplace.

Please submit your application with resume and the names of three references by Thursday, October 18, 2018 to:

Mark Rosenfeld, Ph.D
Executive Director
OCUFA
17 Isabella Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1M7

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