Policy Analyst
Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre
6d ago

JOB TITLE : Policy Analyst





The Policy Analyst reports directly to the Associate Executive Director.


  • The Planning Analyst is responsible for assisting with the provision of support services to the Associate Executive Director in the areas of organizational, program and project planning;
  • developing, analyzing, reviewing, evaluating, implementing or revising programs, organizational related initiatives and policies;
  • as well as, networking with First Nations and / or external organizations when required. This is a position that requires the ability to assist in the research and write a variety of documents for a broad spectrum of stakeholders and funders.

    A demonstrated respect for First Nations knowledge, languages and cultures; and fluency in a First Nations Language is desirable for this position.

    Specific Responsibilities

  • Researches and analyzes public policy, guidelines, quantitative and qualitative data and identifies existing, emerging and anticipated issues;
  • Collects data to support proposal preparation, advocacy and / or developmental activities that will affect First Nations education and the organization(s);
  • Compiles and maintains files on various sources of information, documents and data as required by the Associate Executive Director and writes, edits and / or researches a wide variety of documents;
  • Assists the Associate Executive Director with discussions and explanations of complex policy concepts and developmental processes, risks and opportunities with the administration team, the Board of Directors, Chiefs and Councils, stakeholders and external officials in order to build consensus when required;
  • Assists the Associate Executive Director in maintaining a communication network with First Nations schools, Education Authorities and Education Directors, and external organizations / partners;
  • Prepares briefing notes and reports on a variety of issues to various stakeholders as required;
  • Prepares presentation packages and conducts presentations as required;
  • Sets priorities and organizes workload effectively and efficiently;
  • Attends meetings as required;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications

  • Master of Education with a minimum of ten years related work experience in education management and administration at the First Nation, regional and national levels of education;
  • or a combination of relevant training and experience;
  • Demonstrated educational leadership skills in the areas of management, administration, program and service delivery development;
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the issues and history of First Nations education at local, regional and national levels;
  • Demonstrated respect for the importance of First Nations knowledge, languages and cultures;
  • Demonstrated experience in decision-making, problem solving, establishment of priorities, dealing with various governance bodies, organizations and communities;
  • Must have a strong understanding of First Nations and governance structures enhanced with practical and experiential knowledge;
  • Awareness of Manitoba First Nations education development and reforms as well as other bodies of knowledge gleaned from living and working in First Nations communities;
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills to work in a First Nations environment;
  • Demonstrated organizational, oral and written communication, interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to condense numerous pieces of information into a concise, relevant and usable document;
  • Demonstrated proficiency and willingness to work evenings and weekends if required to meet deadlines;
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial government education programs / policies;
  • Computer proficiency required;
  • General experience with financial management systems;
  • Demonstrated logic and analytical skills;
  • Ability to deal with highly confidential and sensitive matters;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
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