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The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians is inviting applications for a Policy Advisor for our Education Sector. Under the supervision of the AIAI Education Manager and working with the Education Team, the Policy Analyst Advisor is responsible for supporting the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians and its member Nation Communities in the ongoing development and implementation of federal and provincial education initiatives.

The Policy Advisor will work with an interdisciplinary team, external partners, such as: Member Nations, federal and provincial education files and shall be responsible for the following:

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
· Coordinate the collection and analysis of data and information as required.
· Attend relevant meetings and gatherings to further AIAI member Nation community priorities.
· Manage and oversee small projects, task teams within allocated budgets.
· Plan, organize and execute meetings and gatherings.
· Research and consolidate information and develop appropriate written communications, briefing notes, correspondence, etc.
· In collaboration with the AIAI Education Team, liaise and strengthen relationships between member Nations, Provincial Territorial Organizations (PTOs), federal and provincial education systems.
· Collaborate and share information with AIAI member Nation Communities on key developments, priorities, and initiatives.
· To serve as AIAI representative on working groups in the development and implementation of the work plan priorities as identified in the provincial Bilateral Lifelong Learning and other federal initiatives.

REQUIREMENTS

· A Post-Secondary diploma/degree in the area of public administration and/or education or a related area of study.
· Three (3) years related work experience.
· Extensive knowledge of federal, provincial education and Indigenous education systems; programming and policies.
· Must possess excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with strong research and writing abilities.
· Working knowledge of Microsoft suite of programs.
· Must possess strong project management skills.
· Must be able to meet tight deadlines and execute flawlessly on projects in a fast-paced, often pressured environment and see a project through to completion.
· Must have the ability to work effectively in a team.
· The ability to develop and maintain strong professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders and work effectively with all sectors of AIAI is critical.
· Knowledge of Indigenous traditions, cultures, and values; understand the history and relationship between Indigenous Nations and the Crown.
· Indigenous ancestry is preferred.
· Possess a valid Ontario Drivers License.

WORK CONDITIONS

  • Extensive travel will be required
  • Ability to attend and conduct presentations
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
  • Overtime as required
  • Lifting or moving up to 10lbs may be required

SALARY: $53 550 – $65 890 (based on qualifications and experience)

Application Deadline – posted until position filled

  • Resume must include a cover letter and 3 references (two employment related)
  • Please submit via email:

Geoff Stonefish, Director of Operations Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians 387 Princess Ave. London, Ont. N6B 2A7 Phone (519) 434-2761 Fax (519) 675-1053 Email – gstonefish@aiai.on.ca

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