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Policy Analyst

Job Information
DateApril 13, 2017
TypeFull Time
CompanyUnion of Ontario Indians
LocationFort William, ON
ClientUnion of Ontario Indians
Contact Information




Position: Policy Analyst
Reporting To: Director of Policy and Communications
Department/Unit: Policy and Communications
Status (i.e. Full-time): Full-time to March 31, 2019
Location: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) Satellite Office, Fort William First Nation

“To give a voice to the vision of the Anishinabek Nation and to preserve
Anishinabe Bimaadziwin while advancing our goal of Nationhood.”

The Union of Ontario Indians head office secretariat is located in North Bay and represents 40 member communities of the Anishinabek Nation. Employees are all members of a dynamic team collectively working towards achieving the vision and mission of the organization.

This position will be located in the UOI Fort William satellite office.

The successful applicant for this position will be responsible for:

The Policy Analyst is responsible for providing analysis on a wide range of policy and priorities for the UOI and for monitoring issues of concern to the UOI and offer technical support and advocacy as required.  Outreach and liaison with UOI Regional Chiefs to identify and coordinate information and tracking of priority issues and outcomes reporting to the Director is a key component of this position.

The Policy Analyst will lead the development and implementation of an information tracking system for reporting and accountability to management and First Nation leadership.

The Policy Analyst is also responsible for developing and maintaining good working relationships with all governments, agencies, First Nations, associations and associates of the Union of Ontario Indians and working within policy parameters and administrative guidelines.


  • General knowledge of the organization and services, activities and membership of the Anishinabek Nation, of First Nation political aspirations and current events related to First Nations affairs
  • Must have excellent relationship management and communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Minimum education required:
    • University degree in the area of Political Science, Indigenous Studies, or related, relevant field.
  • Minimum Experience Required:
    • 5 years experience in project planning and coordination, policy analysis, gained through previous employment, experience in budgeting and report writing.
  • Minimum proficiency in computer software applications:
    • Must be adept in use of MS Office 2000 or later, particularly Outlook, Excel and Word, and ideally Access or similar database to basic level, Internet and e-mail
  • Other skills:
    • Team building
    • Able to communicate effectively via written media and verbalization.
    • Excellent knowledge of federal and provincial government processes
    • Advanced information management and reporting experience
  • Travel out of town required:
    • Able to spend four or five nights away per month
    • Valid Ontario drivers licence and be insurable
  • Working irregular hours required:
    • Able to work extended hours on occasions when required

Salary: Commensurate with experience and education

Closing Date: Friday, April 28, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
(Applications received after this date and time will not be considered.)

Please send your resume with a cover letter and three employment references to:

Glenda St. Amour
Director of Corporate Services
Union of Ontario Indians
P.O. Box 711
North Bay, ON   P1B 8J8
Phone:  1-877-702-5200 / (705) 497-9127     Fax:  (705) 497-9135

For inquiries regarding this position, please contact Allan Dokis, Director of Policy and Communications at (705) 497-9127 / 1-877-702-5200, ext.2280 or by email at

Individuals of First Nation ancestry are encouraged to apply.  Preference will be given to applicants who are citizens of Anishinabek Nation member First Nations.

Miigwetch to all who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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