Now Hiring a Policy Analyst – Apply by October 16, 2023

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About Us

Strategies North was founded in 2015 with a purpose to build Indigenous capacity and support thriving Indigenous communities. That purpose still unites and drives our highly-skilled team. As a result, we focus on projects that matter to the communities we work with and build partnerships through respect and trust.

About You

You are looking for more than just a job. You are looking to live your values and share your purpose. You know your “why” and want to work with others who know theirs. You are highly organized with demonstrated experience in conducting research and analysis and the ability to draft compelling stories. You find it easy to work independently and take the initiative where needed. You take pleasure in working with others and helping them achieve success in a dynamic team environment. You are excellent at prioritizing and managing multiple tasks and deliverables, you’re comfortable and composed while managing time sensitive deadlines, and you know how to ask for help when needed. You have a personal sense of purpose that aligns with the purpose, values and goals of SN. 

Job Description

The Policy Analyst is a full-time, permanent position, working remotely from anywhere in Canada and reporting to an SN Advisor. SN offers competitive compensation and benefits based on qualifications and experience. 

Terms: Permanent, full-time, remote position.

Accountability: The Policy Analyst applies a high level of professional maturity and respect while engaging with clients and partners, using proper verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail to ensure client and policy objectives are met.


The Policy Analyst contributes to the success of our clients by researching, developing, and evaluating policy for First Nations, development corporations and non-profit organizations across Canada and providing additional support on an as-needed basis. Tasks include:

  • Researching and analyzing best practices relating to a variety of internal or external organizational policies.
  • Review and assessment of existing policy frameworks within a variety of organizations.
  • Drafting policy briefs, including decision-style notes and informative briefs.
  • Collaborating with clients and coworkers, to innovate new policies and approaches that ensure the efficacy of First Nations, development corporations, and non-profit organizations.
  • Traveling for client visits, and supporting policy engagements in-person and virtually.
  • Preparing presentations for both internal and external audiences.
  • Organizing and supporting internal and external meetings, and taking extensive notes during calls with clients, partners, and funders.
  • Comprehending and ensuring policy alignment with the multitude of laws and regulations that govern specific policy areas, when relevant to client initiatives.
  • Reading and comprehending the criteria of various funding streams at a federal, provincial and private level.
  • Assessing funding criteria against client projects to identify fit and readiness.
  • Performing research and finding relevant client information that will allow the analyst to draft compelling narratives. 
  • Supporting and leading the execution of other non-policy specific advisory projects and initiatives, as needed.
  • Proposal writing, editing and budget development. Working with internal expertise to support proposal development, as needed.

The Policy Analyst takes responsibility for contributing to the effective, efficient administration and workflow of SN. Routine tasks include:

  • Accurately and efficiently time tracking using SN time tracking software
  • Maintaining accurate digital filing of SN related documents 
  • Utilization of SN’s project management tools especially as it relates to the execution of projects & funding proposals/applications
  • Adherence to all other company systems, standards and procedures;

And general assistance and performing additional duties as directed.


  • Undergraduate level studies or equivalent experience required. A background in Indigenous Studies, Public Policy, Political Science, Law, Journalism, or International Affairs, is considered an asset, but will not significantly impact applicant rankings. We encourage applicants of all disciplines to apply.
  • An appreciation/understanding of the experience of Indigenous people in Canada and a desire to learn more.
  • Comfort with organizational and governmental policies or laws, and a desire to learn more.
  • Strong critical thinking skills, with an ability to generate novel ideas and approaches.
  • Capable at executing independently at times, with an aptitude for working with imperfect or limited information. 
  • Friendly, personable and able to build collaborative working relationships with clients, co-workers and the general public in remote and online environments.
  • Organized, process oriented, detail oriented and able to prioritize tasks.
  • Excellent written and spoken English required.
  • Practical experience with Google Business applications preferred; experience with project management software (ClickUp/Asana), or with design/presentation (Canva, Indesign), would be a bonus.

To Apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to with the title of the role in the subject line. The deadline to apply is October 16, 2023 at 5pm PST. Only those shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.