New Job Senior Policy Advisor In Saskatchewan
|Senior Policy Advisor|
Senior Policy Advisor
Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Saskatchewan
The Ministry of Education provides leadership and direction to Saskatchewan’s education, early years, library and literacy sectors. The ministry is committed to providing equitable and inclusive education, early years and library systems that benefit all learners. It foundationally places Indigenous knowledge systems, cultures and languages within structures, policies and curricula. The Ministry of Education is advancing reconciliation with early years, Prekindergarten to Grade 12, library, and First Nations, Métis and Inuit partners by acknowledging our shared history to build a brighter future together. The Strategic Policy Unit of the Strategic Policy and Planning Branch within the Ministry of Education is seeking a strategic thinker and result-oriented team player to fill the role of Policy Advisor.
Apply analytical and research skills to identify issues, assess policy approaches and develop options and recommendations:
- Write policy documents, position papers and decision items for senior officials, and Cabinet;
- Represent ministry and stakeholder interests in the negotiation of protocols and agreements;
- Provide expertise and recommend direction to senior management in the ministry with respect to strategic planning, francophone community issues and reporting;
- Align ministry and sector planning, deployment and reporting efforts with the work of other ministries;
- Facilitate ministry and inter-ministerial and interagency processes to engage stakeholders in policy initiatives; and,
- Develop project plans and strategic plans to achieve outcomes.
This position requires a strong bilingual communicator (both oral and written) who is able to present and exchange information with colleagues, the federal government, other jurisdictions, provincial learning sector partners, and other stakeholders. As well, you must be able to clearly articulate the implications of proposed policies, programs and legislative directions and/or changes. You will be able to demonstrate effective consulting skills with a variety of stakeholders and clients, developing positive working relationships. As a strong team player, the candidate will independently manage a number of diverse and complex tasks and projects under strict and changing deadlines. Our candidate of choice will bring knowledge of program and policy development and analysis, and government decision making processes as well as the ability to analyze trends and issues, identify and develop options and solutions and make policy recommendations. Bilingualism (French/English) is required.
Typically, the successful candidate will have gained the required knowledge and abilities through completion of a graduate degree in public administration, social sciences or education, supplemented with relevant work experience.
You will have knowledge of:
- program and policy development, analysis and government decision-making processes;
- the constitutional and legislative provisions that govern minority language education in Saskatchewan;
- key stakeholders, trends and issues related to francophone education in Saskatchewan.