Press one of the expand buttons to see the full text of an article. Later press collapse to revert to the original form. The buttons below expand or collapse all articles.
High-Priced Analyst Needed
August 21, 2011 permalink
The Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies needs a senior policy analyst at a salary of $74,342 to $92,986. This is a lobbying organization, and the analyst will be developing strategies to present to funding sources, primarily the Ontario legislature. The person hired will have to find a way to put a good face on current CAS practices including:
If you feel you have the required skills, apply in the manner in the enclosed ad below.
Senior Policy Analyst
Ontario Association of Children's Aid Socieities - Toronto, Canada Area
Full-time Contract or Secondment Opportunity
1-year with possibility of extension
The Senior Policy Analyst provides professional policy and project management services to the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) and its member agencies in the area of policy research, analysis and development.
The role requires collaborating with the membership to develop policy and position papers and research proposals related to child welfare practice, researching and analyzing emerging public policy trends, monitoring public policy activities and changes, and working closely with the provincial government in representing the interests and positions of the child welfare sector. The Senior Policy Analyst provides staff support to a variety of OACAS committees, CAS network groups and special projects.
Desired Skills & Experience
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Reporting to the Director of Policy, this position:
- Contributes to the development of papers and submissions on a broad range of issues relevant to child welfare. Submissions are both proactive, reflecting established policy positions, and reactive, to address unanticipated issues.
- In developing policy positions and responses, researches issues across a broad range of resources, including but not limited to experts within the child welfare field, respected experts and stakeholders, academic research and other sources. When the Ontario Legislature is in session, daily monitoring of the activity of the Ontario Legislative Assembly, including the introduction and progress of Bills through the Legislature, as well as compiling Hansard on matters relevant to the child welfare sector for dissemination to the field. The Senior Policy Analyst is also responsible for staying apprised of the activities of groups such as other provincial children’s organizations, Federal government, other provinces, news clippings, and other key advocacy groups. Alerts OACAS Directors of issues of interest and, identifies policy issues which may impact the child welfare sector.
- Participates in and supports OACAS Board committees, Provincial Interagency Groups and Networks in the areas of policy development and advocacy
- Takes initiative and lead responsibility for providing policy development support to selected OACAS Board and interagency committees, consulting with and providing ongoing informational updates to the Director of Policy and the Executive Director. This may include developing research proposals to support work on priority issues (e.g. adoption, youth, educational outcomes, Aboriginal services)
- Identifies areas of further advocacy and direction for the work of the OACAS in collaboration with the Directors and Executive Director
- Represents the OACAS at various meetings as appropriate
- Attends leadership team meetings and contributes to the development of organizational objectives and policies governing the operation of the OACAS
- Undergraduate or graduate degree with additional specialized training or experience in policy development
- Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in child welfare or social services
- Excellent project management skills
- Broad general knowledge of all OACAS programs and services
- Excellent oral, written, planning, and organizational skills
- Excellent facilitation and consensus building skills
- Excellent research skills, with the capacity to utilize resources such as library databases
- Political acuity, understanding of legislative processes, roles of elected officials and public servants
- Proficiency in full suite of office software products to develop presentation quality presentations and reports, and conduct data analysis
- Bilingual French/English would be an asset
Salary Range: $74,342 to $92,986
Interested applicants should send their resume to Anna Mikhael, Human Resources Coordinator by end of day September 9, 2011.
- Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies 75 Front Street, East Toronto, Ontario M5E 1V9
The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) is a membership organization representing Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario. The Association has served its members, the community, the public and the government in a variety of ways since 1912. These services have included the promotion of child welfare issues, government relations, advocacy, policy development, communications, research and special projects, member support, quality assurance in child welfare practice, and training for all protection workers throughout the province.
- August 17, 2011
- Mid-Senior level
- Public Policy, Nonprofit Organization Management, Government Relations
- Job ID: