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Policy Analyst

  • Temporary / Contract
  • Kenora
  • 2022-10-05

Website Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services

Anishinaabe Abinoojii

Family Services



Policy Analyst

Full Time Contract for one year with Possible Extension

Location – AAFS Administration Office, Wauzhushk Onigum Nation



The Policy Analyst is a full-time contract program support position. A policy analyst is responsible for examining the efficacy of existing policies and laying out the groundwork for new programs and legislation to meet objectives and goals. Duties of the position include reviewing and amending policy drafts and proposing suggestions to improve the effects of existing policies. Policy Analysts also work closely with stakeholders to determine the goals and objectives of policies. This position reports to the Director of Social, Strategic Planning and Policy.



·       Post-Secondary Education in fields such as Social Sciences, Communications, Economics, Business or Public administration with 3 years of experience;, however, a combination of related education, experience and skills may be considered;

·       Thorough knowledge of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act and Regulations (CYFSA), particularly in the application of Part IV, Section 80 relating to Customary Care;

·       Thorough knowledge of Customary Care and philosophy of service development and delivery, the First Nation communities, family structure, and local customs and traditions;

·       Thorough knowledge of the structure and operations of Grand Council Treaty #3 and the First Nations of Northern Treaty #3 including tribal and external services and services agencies;

·       Working knowledge of Licensing Requirements and Child Protection Standards in Ontario and ability to incorporate culturally appropriate practices;

·       Ability to provide research, analysis, and recommendations for development and/or refinement of policy and procedure, best practices options, protocols, guidelines and program development;

·       Ability to design, plan, and conduct qualitative and quantitative research projects and activities;

·       Ability to determine research scope and coordinate research activities with relevant internal and external parties;

·       Ability to compile, interpret, assess, and evaluate qualitative and quantitative research information and data to discern salient issues;

·       Ability to determine research scope and coordinate research activities with relevant internal and external parties;

·       Excellent planning, time management, analytical, assessment, interview, consultation, report writing, organization, and interpersonal skills;

·       Excellent computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs;

·       Strong commitment to helping Anishinaabe children and their families by providing services in ways that respect Anishinaabe cultural and spiritual practices;

·       Committed to ensure highest level of confidentiality at all times;

·       Ability to flex daily work hours as determined by the Director of Social, Strategic Planning and Policy;

·       Knowledge of the communities, family structure, as well as the First Nation customs and traditions;

·       Must possess a valid Ontario G Driver’s License, be willing to travel and provide a Driver’s Abstract; and

·       Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin is preferred and a definite asset.



This employment opportunity is available for remote work.

Normally performed in a typical interior office environment generally working at a set schedule of standard business hours, located in the offices of AAFS.  The position will require sitting for long periods of time at a desk, perhaps sharing a workspace with other colleagues.  The incumbent will be required to work in an atmosphere adhering to strict deadlines and at times consisting of repetitive duties that may involve a computer, website requirements.  Periodic travel is also required.


AAFS requires all employees, contractors, students, and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, absent of a valid medical exemption or other reasonable consideration pursuant to the Human Rights Code of Ontario.


Salary Range:  $78,276 – $96,000 per annum


Benefits: This contract position is eligible for 4 weeks paid vacation, Extended Health, Dental, AD&D and Group Life benefits and voluntary participation in the AAFS Pension program.


We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the First Nations communities that we serve. Preference will be given to Internal and/or Indigenous applicants. Please self-identify upon applying.


AAFS welcomes and encourages applications from peoples with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request.


Applicants resumes may be used to create a qualified candidates list for recruitment of other positions within our organization.




Manager of Human Resources by Email:

or c/o 20 Main Street South, Kenora, Ontario P9N 1S7  Fax: (807) 548-1345




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