The Chiefs of Ontario is inviting applications for the position of Policy Analyst: Economic Development. The Analyst will be a key member of the Economic Strategic Division, which is in the process of being established. Our ideal candidate will have strong research and writing skills, enjoy working as a team, and have the ability to lead complex projects.

LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario


  • Develop and implement work plans related to First Nation economic development priorities.
  • Conduct in-depth research, data collection, and analysis of policies and programs relating to economic development, finance, banking, and infrastructure.
  • Coordinate and actively participate in relevant collaborative working groups and committees, including the Chiefs Committee on Economic Development and the Economic Development and Prosperity Table
  • Support program development by assisting in planning, research and co- ordination of projects and activities.
  • Assist the Economic Strategic Division with the interpretation of legislation, policies, and government programs related to economic development, finance, banking, and infrastructure.
  • Prepare position and research papers, briefing notes, presentations and policy documents on required
  • Participate in various meetings and functions with representatives of First Nations, provincial, and federal governments and other
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with government ministries, First Nation communities and organizations to ensure effective dialogue and collaboration between
  • Travel will be required (once pandemic restrictions are lifted).


  • Relevant post-secondary education equivalent to an undergraduate or post-graduate degree, preferably in economics, finance, or other related fields.
  • Knowledge of First Nations culture, history, values and
  • Knowledge of relevant provincial and federal legislation, policies, and programs
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills
  • Excellent research, writing, and presentation
  • Experience leading discussion groups and providing presentations to large
  • Excellent organizational & information management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft software
  • Self-directed, motivated and able to work
  • Adaptable and flexible to meet needs as they are determined.

DURATION: August  2021 – March 31, 2022, with the possibility of extension based on funding availability.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

Send letter of application, resume and include two references marked confidential to:

Ashley Nardella, Human Resources