Job Postings

BILINGUAL ANALYST, POLICY

Full‐time position, 13‐month contract
Current annual salary range: $62,634–$87,554, dependent upon experience and qualifications

The Analyst will work in several areas of education policy, including pan‐Canadian and international work, early childhood education and elementary and secondary education, as well as data analysis. This role will appeal to individuals with strong research, writing, and analytical skills (to produce complex written reports for a range of stakeholders that includes ministers of education and the public), and the intellectual curiosity and rigour to monitor and investigate emerging developments in education.

Key qualifications

  • Superior oral communication and writing skills in French and English (candidates will be asked to write a test in their second language and provide written samples)
  • At least two years of experience in a relevant position
  • Master’s degree in a field that emphasizes research, analysis, and writing, or equivalent experience (a specialization in education would be considered an asset)
  • Strong research and analytical skills (both qualitative and quantitative), combined with a keen interest in developing breadth and depth of knowledge in education
  • Knowledge of education policies and systems in Canada
  • Knowledge of Excel and the ability to produce statistical tables would be an asset
  • Exceptionally detail‐oriented, with strong organizational skills and the ability to meet critical deadlines (project‐management experience is desirable)
  • Highly collaborative, with strong interpersonal and networking skills to develop key contacts across Canada (needed to acquire and share information)

Please send an electronic version of your cover letter and résumé to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), to the attention of Human Resources at hr@cmec.ca, by 4:00 p.m. EDT, September 27, 2021.

BILINGUAL MANAGER, EDUCATION DATA AND RESEARCH

Full-time, permanent position
Annual salary range: $75,444 - $97,373

The Manager, Education Data and Research, oversees CMEC’s coordination and participation in a number of key data and research activities that provide indicators concerning education in Canada and respond to CMEC objectives and priorities. Many of the activities are initiated through the Canadian Education Statistics Council (CESC), to improve the quality and comparability of Canadian education data and to provide information that can inform policy development in education.

Key qualifications

  • Superior command of French and English, both written and spoken
  • Knowledge of education measurement, in particular with respect to pan-Canadian and international indicators
  • Strong research skills (both qualitative and quantitative), combined with a keen interest in developing breadth and depth of knowledge in education
  • Knowledge of Excel and the ability to produce statistical tables
  • Knowledge of government relations, structures, policy, and Canadian education systems
  • Experience managing projects at the pan-Canadian level or at equivalent scale
  • Experience with presenting data and research; organizing a research or indicators program is an asset
  • Budget management experience is an asset
  • Graduate degree in education, policy, or related field
  • Exceptionally detail-oriented, with strong project-management and organizational skills, and the ability to provide project deliverables on time and on budget
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively within pan-Canadian networks and with CMEC colleagues and stakeholders to achieve desired results

Please send an electronic version of your cover letter and résumé to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), to the attention of Human Resources, at hr@cmec.ca by 12:00 p.m. EDT, September 27, 2021.

LOGISTICS OFFICER

Full-time, permanent position
Current annual salary range: $57,680–$70,730
, depending on experience and qualifications

Position summary

The Logistics Officer oversees the logistics involved in the computer-based administration of international and pan-Canadian assessments, including preparing of laptops (updating, packing, shipping); scheduling and managing the shipping of laptops and materials for schools; performing device verification for school computers; providing IT support to schools during test administration and during coding sessions and meetings; overseeing the IT helpdesk during test administration and maintaining communication logs; maintaining and organizing laptop inventory; and assisting with the data capture and verification.

Key qualifications

  • Bilingual (French and English), with excellent spoken and written skills in both languages
  • Postsecondary diploma or degree in a related field
  • At least two years of experience (typically gained through work at related organizations or government institutions) with developing complex schedules for shipping and receiving
  • Highly collaborative, with strong interpersonal skills to work with a broad spectrum of school officials and other stakeholders
  • Ability to exercise discretion and tact in highly confidential and politically sensitive situations
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects with multiple stakeholders and competing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare schedules, monitor progress, and track timelines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Canada’s education systems
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team
  • Experience with large-scale datasets and large-scale data-collection activities, preferably in the field of education
  • Knowledge of data security and protection of privacy protocols and regulations
  • Knowledge of, and ability to use, Microsoft Access and online survey software such as Survey Monkey or Fluid Surveys is an asset

This position will require on-site presence, since it involves manual handling of the equipment.
Please send an electronic version of your cover letter and résumé to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), to the attention of Human Resources, at hr@cmec.ca, by 4:00 p.m. EDT, September 30, 2021.