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Policy Analyst

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Job Title Policy Analyst
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Position Details
The University Secretariat (Governance Office) at the University of Lethbridge is currently seeking applications for a 1.0 FTE (Administrative Professional Officer) position to start as soon as possible. This is currently a two-year term position with the possibility of some remote work.
Reporting to the Director, University Secretariat, the Policy Analyst is part of the University Secretariat team which is responsible for assisting the Office of the President and activities and individuals involved in the Board of Governors, Senate, General Faculties Council, and Statutory Deans’ Council by ensuring the organizational processes and policies are efficient and effective.
As part of the team, the Policy Analyst will be primarily responsible for completing an overall assessment/audit of the University Policy Framework and all institutional policies. The Policy Analyst will be responsible for writing and working with appropriate Senior Administrators and impacted departments to review policies and work on ensuring that policies in strategic areas such as equity, diversity and inclusion, and accommodations and accessibility are appropriately addressed. The Policy Analyst will also work on developing and assisting in implementing a review and education/awareness process for future policy development.
Position Qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess a master’s or law degree with related policy work experience; an equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered.
To function effectively the successful candidate shall have:
  • Master’s level or legal education with policy experience.
  • Experience in: Interpretation of statutes, policies, and procedures (including but not limited to Occupational Health and Safety, Accessibility and Accommodations, Employment Equity, Human Rights, Post-Secondary Learning Act); Policy review and development; Policy writing.
  • Ability to recognize and advise on the potential impact of policies on governance bodies, administrators, students, and staff members.
  • Ability to think and act strategically and to design and execute initiatives related to University Policies.
  • Exemplary communication and writing skills.
  • Must be able to interact effectively with Senior members of the organization, and those at all levels and be able to exercise sound judgment and tact when providing advice or guidance.
  • A high capacity for work, including time management and strong organizational skills to ensure deliverables within a two-year time frame.
  • Excellent attention to detail with high level of accuracy and thoroughness in performing tasks.
  • Possess a strong personal code of ethics and a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships with a wide variety of people.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and work toward positive outcomes within the workplace.
Starting Salary Range (at 1.0 FTE) $60,505.52 - $76,116.32 annually
Full Salary Range (at 1.0 FTE) $60,505.52 - $91,727.11 annually (APO - Grade 3)
Employment Group APO
Position Category Other
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 09/06/2023
Close Date 10/13/2023
Open Until Filled
Desired Start Date 11/01/2023
Position End Date (if temporary) 10/31/2025
Special Instructions to Applicants
Employment Equity
The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References
  2. Additional Documents