PERMANENT FULL-TIME POSITION (37.5 hours per week)
LOCATION: Provincial Office - Station Tower - 13401 – 108th Avenue, Surrey
CLOSES: Posting will remain open until filled and will close without notice
ABOUT MÉTIS NATION BRITISH COLUMBIA
Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) develops and enhances opportunities for our Métis communities by implementing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services. Through teamwork, respect, dedication, accountability, integrity, and professionalism, MNBC strives to build a proud, self-governing, sustainable Nation in recognition of inherent rights for our Métis citizens, assisting in the delivery of services based on policy, process, and specified regulations.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
We are seeking a highly motivated, team-orientated individual to join our Ministry of Post-Secondary Education team as a Post-Secondary Education Policy Analyst.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Post-Secondary Education, the primary objective of the role is to lead and coordinate the research, analysis, development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic policies and legislation to support MNBC’s Ministry of Post-Secondary Education.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Monitoring, identifying and analyzing legislative developments and government priorities that could affect MNBC’s organizational and Ministry objectives
- Conducting research to determine which trends may positively or negatively impact MNBC or our objectives resulting from government priorities, developments and trends
- Prepares briefing and material packages, including advice and recommendations regarding the work of the Ministry, and its Provincial and Federal counterparts
- Compile research, data, statistics, investigation of facts, and other information to support the strategy and goals of the Ministry
- Working collaboratively with colleagues to coordinate their participation in government meetings and briefings as appropriate
- Writing, reviewing, evaluating and approving documents, briefs and reports
- Assist in writing draft policies and procedures by assembling and organizing information
- Provide administrative support, including responding to email and phone inquiries and coordinating the flow of information to appropriate fellow MNBC Ministries
- Preparing meeting materials and minutes and follow up on action items arising out of meetings, to ensure timely and accurate completion
- Prepare a variety of progress reports of the various Ministry initiatives
- Liaise with internal and external stakeholders, and meet with special-interest groups and individuals, as needed, including educating relevant stakeholders about MNBC’s key messages/strategies per 2021-2024 Strategic Plan
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
- Degree or diploma in political science, public administration, business administration, or related field
- Minimum of three (3) years of experience in development of policy, regulation, and/or legislation in the post-secondary or social policy sector
- Combination of relevant experience, education, and training will be considered
- Knowledge and/or awareness of the historical and contemporary contributions made by Métis people in B.C.
- Knowledge of relevant legislation and provincial and federal political systems and processes.
- Experience in planning, coordinating, and completing complex projects/assignments
- Experience in concisely and persuasively writing a variety of documents and content
- Experience leading components of major projects/initiatives
- Experience navigating challenging stakeholder interactions
- Experience leading work groups/committees and providing administrative support
- Proven ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
- Ability to lead, problem solve, and utilize team-building skills
- Proven ability to utilize strong interpersonal skills to deal with others effectively
- Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision
- Proven ability to utilize, adapt and embrace new technologies, including Office 365 and other database/software required by the role
- Other duties may be assigned as needed to help ensure the efficient operation of MNBC
- There will be a need to attend meetings and events which may require work and travel outside of the normal business hours
- Ability to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check
- Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s license and access to reliable personal vehicle for work purposes
The above requirements are what MNBC is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change based on needs.
Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nation, Métis or Inuit). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.