The Chiefs of Ontario is inviting applications for the position of Policy Analyst/Coordinator: Ontario First Nation Employment Services Modeling Table. The Analyst will be a key member of the newly established Economic Strategic Division, specifically with Employment Services Modelling. Our ideal candidate will have strong research and writing skills, enjoy working as a team, is extremely organized, and has the ability to lead complex projects.

LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario (with the potential to work in a hybrid capacity)


  • Develop and implement work plans related to First Nation Employment Services Modelling priorities.
  • Conduct in-depth research, data collection, and analysis of policies and programs relating to employment services modeling including research on Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program, and economic development.
  • Coordinate and actively participate in the relevant collaborative working group on employment services modeling and committees, including the Chiefs Committee on Economic Development.
  • Support Employment services Modeling development by assisting in planning, research, and coordination of projects and activities.
  • Assist the Economic Strategic Division with the interpretation of legislation, policies, and government programs related to first nation employment, and economic development.
  • Prepare position and research papers, briefing notes, presentations, and policy documents on required
  • Participate in various meetings and events 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
  • Coordinates meetings, including booking rooms/flights, etc.
  • 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, legal, or other related fields.
  • Knowledge of First Nations culture, history, values, and expectations.
  • Knowledge of Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program
  • 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
  • Self-directed, motivated and able to work
  • Adaptable and flexible to meet needs as they are

DURATION: May 2022 – March 31, 2024, with the possibility of extension based on funding availability.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

Successful candidate must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

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

Ashley Nardella, Human Resources