Apply your expertise in and policy research, analysis, and development to support exceptional program delivery!
The Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills helps British Columbians access post-secondary education to develop the knowledge and skills needed to reach their full potential and to ensure B.C. successfully competes in the global knowledge economy. The Ministry provides leadership to a dynamic, integrated, and responsive post-secondary system to maximize benefits for all British Columbians.
StudentAid BC (SABC) assists more than 200,000 eligible B.C. students and borrowers with the cost of post-secondary education and training through a variety of student financial assistance programs, including student loans, grants, and repayment assistance. The Branch is responsible for setting the strategic direction for student financial assistance in B.C., including: developing policy that supports post-secondary access, affordability and completion, and considers social, economic, and fiscal impacts; developing, implementing and delivering student financial assistance programs totaling more than $691M in combined provincial and federal funding annually; and representing the Province in federal-provincial/territorial policy negotiations to maximize federal assistance for the benefit of B.C. students and borrowers.
The Policy Analyst works both independently and collaboratively within the SABC program to manage and lead assigned policy development projects including the review and revision of existing ministry programs, and the development of new policies, procedures, standards, and program changes.
In collaboration with other ministry program areas, other ministries, external stakeholders and provincial and federal partners, the position coordinates and participates in the research, analysis, implementation and communication of strategic and operational policies and legislation for ministry programs. The position contributes to the development, establishment, delivery, communication, and oversight of a comprehensive policy framework to support the effective and efficient delivery of student financial assistance programs in B.C.
If you are an effective communicator with analytical and problem-solving skills, we encourage you to apply to this challenging and rewarding opportunity.
- Degree in Social Sciences, Public or Business Administration, Economics, Education, Law or other relevant area of study and one (1) year of *related experience; OR
- Diploma or certificate in Social Sciences, Public or Business Administration, Economics, Education, Law or other relevant area of study and minimum two (2) years of *related experience; OR
- An equivalent combination of education and *related experience may be considered.
- Related experience may include:
- 1-year experience planning, developing, analyzing and evaluating strategic and/or operational programs and policies.
- 1-year experience planning and coordinating complex projects/assignments.
- 1-year experience writing in a variety of formats and for a variety of audiences (e.g. briefing notes, reports, presentations, stakeholder communications, etc.).
- 1- year experience using statistical and qualitative assessment methods to analyze and compare data, trends and best practices from various sources; integrating and supplying statistical and analytical information in graphic and narrative formats; and ensuring the accuracy and currency of information.
- Experience providing advice and recommendations to senior officials.
Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
- Experience with social sector or education sector policy.
- Experience participating in stakeholder consultations.
For questions regarding this position, please contact [email protected]
About this Position:
Amendment (September 29th): Eligibility list updated to add temporary language.
Amendment (September 29th): Posting closing date extended to October 6th.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 5 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
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How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.
Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES - A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES - You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail [email protected], before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.
Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.