Senior Policy Analyst
City : Oakville
Category : Full time - Permanent
Industry : Education
Employer : Sheridan College
Reporting on an interim basis to the Chief Risk Officer, the Senior Policy Analyst is responsible for managing Sheridan's entire policy program. The incumbent chairs the Administrative Policy Committee and is a resource for academic and Board policies. The incumbent develops yearly policy plans, maintains the policy register, and ensures policies are reviewed and updated in a timely manner. The incumbent works with internal stakeholders to consult on procedures and processes within the institution, as well as leads on policy/procedure development, research, and writing, ensuring consistency in policies and procedures and managing Sheridan's policy server. Staying current on government legislation and regulations to ensure Sheridan's policies remain compliant is also key to the role. The incumbent has a thorough understanding of Sheridan's business processes and culture to ensure that it is reflected within the policies.
What You’ll be Doing
- Working with Sheridan stakeholders, undertaking new policy/procedure development as well as reviewing and assessing current policies in all areas of the college. Consults with subject-matter experts and external resources to ensure Sheridan policies are harmonized, aligned with best practices, leading trends, and legislative requirements.
- Researching, organizing, and writing briefing materials, discussion papers, policy proposals, reports and correspondence on various issues.
- Providing strategic policy support, critical analysis, guidance and expert advice to Sheridan leaders. Reviews Sheridan processes, including academic and administrative processes, and makes recommendations that align with Sheridan values and operational needs. Works in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to disseminate the college’s position, build consensus, promote change, and call to action.
- Evaluating and advising on the impacts of new and existing government policies, programs, and initiatives.
- Chairing the Administrative Policy Committee. Developing an annual policy review plan. Managing the Policy Server.
- Maintaining current knowledge of government legislation and regulations to ensure Sheridan’s policies remain in compliance. Presents/prepares memos/briefings for the Sheridan’s executive team
- Completing other duties as needed.
You have a highly collaborative spirit and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with others to support establishing and achieving collective goals.
You are a self-directed natural leader and have a highly collaborative spirit which, combined with your keen interpersonal and communication skills, empowers you to build positive and collaborative relationships and create and maintain a positive organizational culture.
Your research and analysis skills will help to facilitate the measurement, interpretation and presentation of information in the most impactful way.
You enjoy balancing many different tasks, staying organized and planning and have the ability to integrate multiple streams of information, prioritize and track multiple projects to meet a demanding workload and keep things running smoothly.
The successful candidate will also possess the following qualifications:
- Must possess a 4-year Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Administration, Economics, Social Sciences, Law or a related field
- Must possess a minimum of 2-years of experience in a similar role; such as technical advisor, consultant or supervisor
- Must possess a minimum of 7-years experience leading and conducting strategic policy development and planning in complex, multi-stakeholder environments
- Must have excellent analytical skills, ability to think strategically and to provide timely and effective solutions in a fast-paced environment
- Must have ability to identify and analyze policy options and develop recommendations
- Must have experience in ensuring compliance with government regulations and legislation
- Must have ability to research, identify, gather, analyze, conceptualize, and interpret policies, processes and other multifaceted information from a variety of sources and develop recommendations
- Must have knowledge of provincial/federal policy and legislation framework
- Must have sound knowledge of Ontario’s broader public sector, and specific knowledge of the post-secondary education/College system.
- Must have extensive knowledge & experience with the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act, 2000
- Master’s in Public Policy, Administration, Economics, Social Sciences, Law or a related field is preferred
Who We Are:
Every member of the Sheridan community is passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives. Our strategic plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World (https://sheridan2024.sheridancollege.ca/), charts a path towards a new ground-breaking model of higher education that reshapes post-secondary education and better prepares students for the future. We are committed to demonstrably advancing equity, diversity and inclusivity. Diversity is our strength and fuels our commitment to excellence. Across our campuses, we’re making meaningful strides towards developing an equitable and inclusive community.
- For more information, visit: Why Work at Sheridan
Faculty/Department: Office of the President
Campus Location: Trafalgar (may be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus) This position is currently working a hybrid of on-campus and remote work.
Reference #: J0523-1568
Employee Group: Administrative
Salary Range: $98,558 - $123,197
Application Deadline: June 2, 2023
Sheridan is deeply committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Anishinaabe Nation, Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Sheridan is situated on these lands, and it is our collective responsibility to honour and respect those who have gone before us, those who are here, and those who have yet to come. We are grateful for the opportunity to be working on this land.
Sheridan values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. Sheridan regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. Sheridan seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.
Sheridan will provide job applicants with accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. To request accommodation, please contact Human Resources.
You may be asked to provide copies of your educational credentials at the time of interview. Upon hire, we require official confirmation of educational credentials and Canadian equivalency assessments, if applicable.