New Jobs: NATO and City of Toronto

NATO Parliamentary Assembly Research Assistant Programme. Apply by November 9, 2014.

The NATO PA Research Assistant Programme is a unique opportunity to work directly with our committee directors on conducting research and writing reports that are presented at the Assembly’s sessions. Ideally, we are looking for applications from recently graduated MA students who majored in International Relations, Political Science, Economics and other related fields. However, we remain flexible and welcome candidates with other diverse backgrounds. Applicants may come from both NATO member countries and non-NATO member countries. Chosen candidates are given a monthly stipend of 750 € and accommodation in the centre of Brussels.

City of Toronto Youth Research Team. Apply by October 6, 2014.

The City of Toronto is currently recruiting members (aged 18-30) for a Youth Research Team, who will assist in the development of the Youth Engagement Strategy. The selected team will be a talented, diverse group that is passionate about city building and has the skill set to effectively research youth engagement issues with a broader youth audience across Toronto. Successful applicants will work from October 2014 to January 2015, and will receive training and support from the Project Team.


New Jobs: York Region

Policy Analyst, Community and Health Services, York Region. Apply by October 6, 2014.

Reporting to the Program Manager, Social Policy, and under the guidance and direction of senior staff, is responsible for researching and providing policy support and advice on emerging legislation, regulations and Regional policies and practices in accordance with the Community and Health Services Department and Branch initiatives; conducting research, program and policy development and data management activities; developing written and electronic communication materials; and monitoring developments, opportunities, trends in legislation, human services policies and procedures, community development and the broader political environment.

Policy & Business Process Specialist, Commissioner’s Office, York Region. Apply by September 30, 2014.

Reporting to the Manager, Policy and Business Processes, is responsible for participating in the development of the Department’s policy and strategic planning and performance measurement and providing support to the Commissioner’s Office; coordinating and managing special projects for the Commissioner that are strategic in nature; developing specified corporate policies and programs for the Commissioner, in consultation with Department Senior Management, Regional Departments and CAO’s Office; leading Department quality initiatives that drive continuous improvement throughout the Department and leads to efficiencies and effectiveness of current and proposed processes, policies, projects and programs; drafting reports; developing cross-functional linkages, to ensure that Department policies and programs align with corporate goals; representing the Department and leading or participating as a member of internal and external committees and project teams.

New Job: Liberal Party of Canada (Alberta)

Field Organizer, Liberal Party of Canada (Alberta). Apply by October 2, 2014 at 17:00 MT.

The position will be based out of the Edmonton metro area.The primary responsibility of a field organizer is to recruit, manage, and train volunteers to organize their communities and neighbourhoods into teams that identify, persuade, and turn out voters through phone calls, canvassing, and community events.

If you are interested in the role, please forward a cover letter and 1-page resume to no later than Thursday, October 2nd at 5:00 pm MT. Please include in the cover letter your available start date, and note the subject line “LPCA Field Organizer” in the subject of your email.

IPAC New Professionals Workshop 2014: November 10

New Professionals Workshop: Tackling Complex Problems Through Innovative Solutions
November 10th, 2014 – Ontario Room, Mowat Block, 900 Bay Street, Toronto

This one-day workshop is designed to merge professional development and networking, with contributions from innovative leaders in the public sector, academia, the non-profit and the private sector.

Among the topics that will be presented are gamification, the activities of the MaRS Solutions Lab, and tempered radicals and institutional entrepreneurs. The keynote speaker for the workshop – Ms. Zahra Ebrahim – encapsulates the innovative and creative message of our workshop. Zahra is the Principal and Founder of archiTEXT; she is an internationally recognized innovator who uses design thinking as a mechanism for creative problem solving.

New Jobs: Rogers, OPS, Information and Privacy Commissioner, City of Toronto, Alcohol and Gaming Commission

Director, Public Policy, Rogers. Apply ASAP.

Manager, Policy Advocacy, Rogers. Apply ASAP.

Senior Manager, Policy Implementation, Rogers. Apply ASAP.

Policy Advisor, Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives Branch, Ministry of Energy. Apply by September 26, 2014.

Policy Analyst, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Apply by September 29, 2014.

Business Analyst 311, City of Toronto. Apply by September 30, 2014.

Business Analyst, Solid Waste Management, City of Toronto. Apply by September 30, 2014.

Budget Analyst, Policy, Planning, Finance & Admin, City of Toronto. Apply by September 30, 2014.

Policy Advisor, Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. Apply by September 30, 2014.





Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference

The application deadline for the ninth Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference is in just two weeks – September 30 is the final day to apply.

The Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference was created to broaden the perspectives of future leaders in business, unions and public administration so that their decisions are based on a practical understanding of the influence of their organizations on the general welfare of the community.

Members of the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference come from different regions of Canada, different perspectives and different careers. All members share one thing in common: they are high potential individuals expected to achieve senior leadership positions in their organizations and communities.

The Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference is designed to pack the most intense experiences of life in Canadian industry and community into a unique 2-week event.

New Job: York Region

Senior Policy and Strategic Initiatives Advisor, Finance Department, York Region. Apply by September 22, 2014.

Reporting to the Head, Policy, Planning and Partnerships, is responsible for providing support and strategic advice to the Commissioner’s Office on economic, financial, public policy, and inter-governmental issues, Departmental corporate, strategic and business planning, and program and project development and implementation; providing quantitative analysis, research and advice to assist the Commissioner’s Office and Departmental management in developing strategic fiscal policies; drafting reports and other briefing products; leading or supporting the coordination, development and review of council reports and other major Department deliverables; developing and managing intra and inter-departmental and cross-functional linkages to support development and delivery of Departmental initiatives; and leading processes and project teams.