Jr. Policy Analyst

  • CompanyOneida Nation of the Thames
  • Required Experience1-2 years of relevant experience
  • Education / CredentialsPost-Secondary Degree in a related field of study such as Political Science, Social Science or Indigenous Studies.
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline02/08/2024

Job Description

Position: Jr. Policy Analyst

Term: One-year contract, possibility of extension

Division: Political Office

Salary: $24.00 per hour

Hours: 35 hours per week

Monday–Friday, 8:30a.m.–4:30p.m.

Posting Date: January 26, 2024 Closing Date: February 8, 2024 at 4:30p.m.


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Junior Policy Analyst will be responsible for supporting advocacy priorities and policies of Oneida Nation of the Thames. The individual will be responsible for monitoring and analyzing policy initiatives at the provincial and national level that could have an impact on the rights and interests of Oneida.

The Junior Policy Analyst will provide technical advice, and articulate complex ideas and information concisely for supervisor and/or Chief and Council. The individual will research and prepare a variety of written documents including but not limited to briefing notes, speaking points and work plans as required.

Due to the funding source for this position, the successful candidate must be a registered member of Oneida Nation of the Thames and must be in good standing with the Employment and Training Department.


  1. Post-Secondary Degree in a related field of study such as Political Science, Social Science or Indigenous Studies.
  2. 1-2 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  3. Minimum of 1 year experience working with First Nations or an organization focused on advocacy or policy development.
  4. Experience in conducting research, analyzing information, and policy experience related to matters of priority to First Nations.
  5. Ability to distill large amounts of information in a concise manner that is easy to understand.
  6. Must have knowledge and understanding of First Nations culture and issues.
  7. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  8. Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  9. Must be a registered member of Oneida Nation of the Thames.
  10. Must be in good standing with Employment and Training.


  1. Cover Letter – must address the qualifications outlined.
  2. Resume.


  1. The successful candidate must submit a recent (completed within 6-months) CPIC, at own expense.
  2. The successful candidate must submit a copy of applicable educational qualifications (certificates, diplomas, degrees, etc.).

Submit all mandatory documentation to hr.recruitment@oneida.on.ca.

  • Late applications will not be accepted.
  • All applications will be screened according to the above qualifications, including a full and complete application as requested.
  • Only those selected for interview will be contacted.
  • A registered member of a First Nation as per Section 16(1) of the Human Rights Act, is preferred.
  • Oneida Nation is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you require accommodations, please contact Human Resources.

To request a full job profile, contact the Human Resources Department at 519-652-3244 ext. 827 or by email hr.recruitment@oneida.on.ca.