Indigenous Relations Policy Analyst

City of Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Indigenous Relations Policy Analyst

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 5 days ago(12/15/2023 12:01 AM)
Competition Number
City Manager's Office
Posting Category
Strategic Initiatives & Engagement
Job Type
Temporary Full-Time
Number of Positions
CA-ON-Thunder Bay
CAD $77,088.10/Yr.
CAD $90,691.92/Yr.
Pay Band
Closing Date
January 10, 2024

The City of Thunder Bay provides exceptional quality of life to those who live, work, and play in Thunder Bay – a culturally vibrant, economically diverse community with a metro population of over 120,000. Located on the north shore of Lake Superior, under the protective watch of the Sleeping Giant, Thunder Bay is rich in people and resources, and connects Northwestern Ontario to the world. We value our high quality of life and promote a clean, green, beautiful, and healthy community that provides economic opportunity, respects diversity, and provides affordable and safe neighbourhoods that are accessible to all.


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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:  Under the general supervision of the Manager – Indigenous Relations, supports the City of Thunder Bay’s Indigenous Relations vision and implementation of the Indigenous Relations Strategy by conducting research and providing analytical and administrative support to the section.



  1. Participates as a member of the Section team to carry out the goals and objectives of the Section and Division in a collaborative and professional manner.
  2. Conducts evidence-based policy research, analysis and synthesis to formulate recommendations, strategies and policy options for management, while furthering goals consistent with the section.
  3. Prepares reports and analyses, and presents findings for decision-making purposes and inclusive policy development.
  4. Analyzes and develops work plans to operationalize City-signed agreements and commitments with Indigenous partners.
  5. Supports implementation of the Thunder Bay Anti-Racism and Inclusion Accord by actively participating and collaborating in working groups and task teams and provide policy/program advice and recommendations.
  6. Provides advice to, and maintains ongoing collaborative relationships with other Divisional and City staff to support inclusive program design and effective engagement approaches relating to Indigenous peoples.
  7. Supports the development and implementation of sound performance measurement mechanisms to measure activities against strategic objectives, and to inform ongoing improvements.
  8. Remains current on relevant research and policy developments to support the section’s objectives and provide effective advice to the Corporation.
  9. Updates and maintains the Section’s web page, and social media sites (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram).
  10. Provides support to the Municipal Indigenous Employees Network; shares information to promote involvement in the Network.
  11. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.




  • Degree in a political, social science or humanities field,  with related coursework along with two years’ experience working with government and/or community organizations in roles that support communications, collaborations, partnerships and organizational change; or
  • Diploma in a political, social science, humanities field, with related coursework along with four years’ experience working with government and/or community organizations in roles that support communications, collaborations, partnerships and organizational change; or
  • Post-secondary diploma along with six years directly related experience; or
  • Secondary school diploma with eight years directly related experience
  • Knowledge of Indigenous governance, issues, protocols, and culture
  • Knowledge of historical impacts, current/emerging trends, issues and data related to Indigenous peoples in Thunder Bay


  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing, in a cross-cultural environment
  • Must be at an advanced skill level in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software and proficient in the use of the Internet, e-mail, and social media
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective professional and working relationships with a variety of people including staff, community partners and the public
  • Must have the demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and to work under time constraints and changing deadlines
  • Strong project/time management, organizational, critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Proven ability to function and contribute as an effective team member and to work independently
  • Superior ability to display sensitivity and commitment to human rights and equity issues
  • Political acumen and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations
  • Independent judgement when dealing with confidential or sensitive Corporate, public and departmental issues


  • Ability to speak Ojibwe, OjiCree or Cree
  • Knowledge of the functions of City departments and services
  • Knowledge of local Indigenous service organization and service delivery systems


  • Must be able to work overtime as workload demands
  • Must take an Oath of Secrecy

General Information:


As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups, women and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.


ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE:  It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression.  Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics.  Do not include: 

  • Photos
  • Any certificates that have photo identification
  • Driver’s licences
  • Police records checks


ACCOMMODATION:  Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.


PRIVACY: Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 302, as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. Questions about this collection of personal information should be directed to the Human Resources & Corporate Safety Division, 125 Syndicate Ave Suite 42, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 6H8, Telephone: 625-3866