Policy Specialist

  • Ontario College of Pharmacists
  • Jan 28, 2019
Temporary Policy Advisor Policy Analyst

Job Description

Position Summary

Responsible for providing support within the Strategic Policy, Planning and Analytics Department, this 12-month contract position will include supporting and implementing AIMS (Assurance and Improvement in Medication Safety) Program and supporting renewed governance.

What you’ll do at OCP                       

  • Retrieve and synthesize qualitative and quantitative data to drive evidence-informed operational and strategic decisions in a timely manner.
  • Support the development of key performance indicators of the AIMS program and corresponding monitoring plan.
  • Review emerging issues and trends that impact the AIMS program and provide policy advice on tight timelines.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to advance and support standardized medication safety practices.
  • Support the policy team to establish College-specific actions related to governance reform, including:
    • Review and recommend changes to existing orientation and training programs for council and committee chairs.  
    • Establish effective evaluation and remediation programs for council and committee members to support improved committee competence and decision making
  • Liaison with external counsel on governance and board competence issues.
  • Recommend changes to the Council Governance manual, Rules of order & relevant by-laws
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager, Strategic Policy, Planning & Analytics

What we’re looking for

  • Ability to conduct policy analysis and research, including jurisdictional scans and development of briefing notes.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to compile and prepare reports, briefing notes, and recommendations for internal and external use.
  • Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail and problem solving.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, executing multiple tasks simultaneously and efficiently while working with conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Team player with solid interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to provide excellent service to current and potential stakeholders
  • Continuous learner
  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications at an intermediate level is required

What experience we prefer

  • Post-secondary degree in policy related field
  • Minimum 2+ years of experience in a policy role
  • Experience in a regulatory environment is an asset
  • Knowledge of contemporary governance best practices in professional regulation is an asset

Why work for us?

We are the registering and regulating body for the profession of pharmacy practice in Ontario with a mandate to service and protect the public interest. In addition to ascertaining all registrant meet professional standards, the College sets and ensures ongoing adherence to professional and operational standards as it leads the advancement of pharmacy. 

If you are interested in joining the College, please forward your cover letter and resume in confidence, by February 7 stating salary expectations to hr@ocpinfo.com. 

OCP is committed to supporting accessibility and diversity.

Requests for accommodations can be made at any stage of the recruitment process.

Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.


Job Category

Policy Advisor


Toronto, ON