Public Affairs Analyst (Hybrid)

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Published
November 24, 2022
Location
Toronto
Job Type
Competition #
22-124
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Public Affairs
Salary Range:
See posting for details
Address:
1645 Warden Ave, Toronto, ON, M1R 5B3
Posting Expires:
December 2, 2022
Applications Accepted By:
Please submit your resume to thq.careers@salvationarmy.ca and include "Competition 22-124" in the subject line of your email.

Description

About The Salvation Army

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Vision Statement

We are an innovative partner, mobilized to share hope wherever there is hardship, building communities that are just and know the love of Jesus.

Core Values

The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:

Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

To learn more about the work of The Salvation Army (TSA), check us out at: The Salvation Army - About Us.

About the Position

Reporting to the Divisional Manager for Public Affairs, the Public Affairs Analyst will conduct policy research, issues monitoring, the preparation of materials including briefings, presentations, proposals, submissions, and other policy documents as needed. Key files will include Poverty Reduction, Housing and Homelessness, Indigenous Affairs, Community Social Services, Correctional and Justice Services, and Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. Note that assigned files may change over time and priorities will be determined in collaboration with the Divisional Manager of Public Affairs

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reporting to the Divisional Manager for Public Affairs, the Public Affairs Analyst will conduct policy research, issues monitoring, the preparation of materials including briefings, presentations, proposals, submissions, and other policy documents as needed. Key files will include Poverty Reduction, Housing and Homelessness, Indigenous Affairs, Community Social Services, Correctional and Justice Services, and Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. Note that assigned files may change over time and priorities will be determined in collaboration with the Divisional Manager of Public Affairs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor issues, developments, trends, and opportunities in key policy areas.
  • Conduct policy research and analysis on priority issues within assigned files and others as needed.
  • Prepare documentation, briefing notes, reports, and regular updates on specific topics for internal and external use.
  • Provide support to program development and organizational strategy.
  • Provide support to the Marketing and Communications teams, including producing outlines for op-eds, articles, speaking notes for senior executives, etc.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with external policy analysts and organizations working on similar files, act as primary liaison at the working level.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities for building the external profile of The Salvation Army in Ontario and its thought leadership (i.e., panel presentations, conference speaking roles, op­ eds, partnering with other organizations for research projects, etc.)
  • Support development of increased policy awareness and capacity within The Salvation Army in Ontario through initiation and participation in information sharing and other internal mechanisms.
  • Represent the Public Affairs team on internal and external working groups where appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • University degree in political science, public policy, Canadian studies plus professional designation in a specialized area
  • Must provide an original copy of a Background Check screening that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required. The screening is secured either through the national Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment.
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in a related role.
  • Previous experience with government or collaborating with government would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt, maintain focus, and with a high degree of accuracy while working with complex data under considerable deadline pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to think analytically and creatively, utilizing strategic skills.
  • Bilingual in English and French would be an asset.
  • Strong computer skills with MS office; utilizing computer technology for communication, data gathering and reporting activities.
  • Develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities.

PREFERRED SKILLS/CAPABILITIES:

  • Attention to detail, strong follow through, creative problem solving, critical and analytical thinking.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment and meeting deadlines; able to turn projects/submissions around within tight timelines
  • Successful in setting priorities and facilitating strategic and operational decisions.
  • High standards of integrity, judgment and confidentiality and an ability to model the values and standards of The Salvation Army.
  • Represent the organization in a professional and engaging manner.
  • High level of initiative, tact and diplomacy and discretion.
  • Working independently, as well as with teams.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation) - communicates effectively and professionally.
  • Strong research, writing skills, planning, organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people at all levels, both internally and externally.

Compensation

The target hiring range for this position is $40,822.00 to $51,028 with the ability to progress to a maximum of $61,233. Placement in the salary range will be based on factors such as market conditions, internal equity, and candidate experience, skills, and qualifications relevant to the role.

Other Details

The Salvation Army will provide reasonable accommodation upon request. Please let us know if you have a need for any accommodation.

We thank all applicants and will contact candidates selected for next steps. Internal Applicants, please speak with your manager about your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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