USGE requires a Senior Policy Analyst

January 27, 2016

Invitation to apply in this competitive process is being made to:

1. employees of U.S.G.E. (Unifor Local 2025)
2. employees of the P.S.A.C. and its Components
3. U.S.G.E. members in good standing
4. The general public

CLOSING DATE: Friday February 5, 2016 (by 6:00 pm)

THE PERIOD: This position is being advertised to fill a six month term position, with the possibility of extension.

THE LOCATION: National Headquarters, U.S.G.E., Ottawa, Ontario

THE POSITION:

This position reports to, and advises, the Director of Policy, Projects and Media Relations. The Policy Analyst conducts research and will generate relevant policy briefs on issues of strategic importance to USGE and its membership.
Major responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):

• Regularly surveying and assessing the academic literature for developments germane to USGE
• Liaising with appropriate experts – including policy experts, relevant community organizations and other stakeholders in the criminal justice system.
• Establishing a rigorous methodological framework for any USGE led research
• Proactively identifying emerging issues and opportunities on a regular basis, and ensuring the policy implications are fully understood;
• Conducting research, formulating policy advice, developing options and recommendations;
• Generating concise and well researched briefs and reports on issues of strategic importance to USGE as well as eliciting appropriate feedback from key actors within and outside the organization
• Supporting relationships with labour partners, social justice organizations and other key stakeholders. Recognizing political (internal and external) implications of these partnerships;
• Assisting the communications team in promoting USGE’s policy priorities within and outside the organization

SALARY

$75,995 - $85,532 salary pro-rated, dependent upon qualifications. Conditions and benefits, excluding pay rates, as negotiated between the Union of Solicitor General Employees and UNIFOR Local 2025 will apply.

There may be a requirement for some travel.

THE CANDIDATE

The successful candidate will have at a minimum a university graduate degree, in Political Administration, Arts, Economics, Labour Studies or an equivalent combination of education and experience, as well as:

• At least ten (10) years of substantial experience in identifying and generating policy positions;
• Extremely strong research skills within and outside of academia
• Experience in conducting surveys and/or in depth research
• Advanced knowledge of social media, digital strategies and tools and an understanding of how to leverage different channels for maximum reach;
• A demonstrated career progression with increasing roles of responsibility including the management of staff;
• Exceptionally organized with ability to multi - task and meet multiple deadlines / demands with short notice;
• Excellent interpersonal skills with strong written and verbal communication skills;
• Understanding and demonstrated commitment to trade union and equity principles as well as social justice objectives;
• Ability to work independently and in a high-performing team;
• Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse staff including remote colleagues, coalitions and elected union members;
• Ability to work across the political spectrum;
• Value differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, language, ability, and socio-economic circumstance;
• Bilingualism required: Fluency in French and English (written and oral) at an advanced level.

APPLICATIONS

Applications with curriculum vitae, should be submitted by 6:00 pm on Friday February 5, 2016 and addressed to: Chantal Prud’Homme, Executive Assistant to the National President, Union of Solicitor General Employees, Suite 603, 233 Gilmour Street Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0P2, Email: prudhoc@psac-afpc.com

*Please note that any relocation costs will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.