The Researcher/Policy Analyst position is a unique opportunity for an experienced and ambitious policy professional with strong research skills to effect a real and lasting impact through the development of policy work to support an Indigeneous Framework for Innovation and Technology (IFIT) for British Columbia. This position reports directly to the CEO to provide the research foundation and policy analysis to shape this vital, complex, multi-faceted and multi-jurisdictional framework. The initial major deliverable is a policy paper on Technological Access and Advancement in British Columbia. This is a 6 week full-time contract with the possibility of extension dependent on outcomes for the organization.
This position requires an exceptional critical thinker with a strong research background and the ability to synthesize a large amount of knowledge and articulate complex technologicial information into strategic form, while being guided by Indigenous values, methodologies and worldviews. The position also requires the ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative research and perform data analysis to produce evidence-based recommendations. This also calls for strong communication and presentation skills, both written and oral, and the ability to be in conversation and ask pertinent focus questions.
This is an outstanding opportunity for an dynamic policy professional looking to make real changes in the digital landscape for the socio-economic well being of Indigneous people, to advance reconciliation, and to ensure that Indigenous people experience digital equity with connectivity becoming a basic human right.
About the First Nations Technology Council
The First Nations Technology Council is an Indigenous-led organization that serves all 203 First Nations communities across British Columbia, working to ensure that Indigenous peoples have full and equitable access to the tools, training and support to maximize the opportunities presented by technology and innovation. The Technology Council sees the strengthening of local Indigenous economies and the empowering of Indigenous innovators as contributing to Indigenous self-determination and nationhood.
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