Education Officer (Bilingual – English/French)

Ontario Public Service

The Indigenous Education Office is looking for an educational professional with knowledge of, and/or lived experiences within, Indigenous communities and experience around upholding Indigenous community protocols to fill the role of Education Officer in the Ministry of Education’s Indigenous Education Office.

In this role you will be required to visit French language school boards across Ontario to provide expertise in the planning, development and implementation of strategies, policies, programs and resources to support access, inclusion and success of First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners in Ontario’s education system.

You will have the opportunity to build relationships with Indigenous education partners and key education sector stakeholders to develop and promote collaborative approaches and partnerships that promote and reflect First Nations, Metis and Inuit history, languages, cultures, contributions, and education needs. This role will give you the opportunity to make a lasting positive impact on the fastest growing youth population in Ontario.

Learn more aboutIndigenous education in Ontarioto understand how you can support First Nation, Métis and Inuit student achievement and well-being and all students’ understanding of First Nation, Métis and Inuit histories, cultures, perspectives and contributions.

Note:The successful candidate will have the option to work from Ministry of Education alternative work locations across the province.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the “How to apply” section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

  • Monitor and ensure compliance with policy and legislation for elementary and secondary school level education
  • Ensure ongoing accountability by school boards for standards of education
  • Monitor, assess and report on the effectiveness of the school system and the implementation of ministry policy and programs as related to Indigenous Education
  • Participate on regional/provincial committees and task forces
  • Promote and support ministry initiatives to First Nation, Métis and Inuit partners.

How do I qualify?


You are a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers.

You must possess oral and written French language skills at the superior level. Your proficiency level will be confirmed before hire.

Education Knowledge

  • You understand the principles, standards and practices at Ontario elementary and secondary school levels, current and emerging education issues, programs and curriculum to provide interpretation and guidance to school boards and schools.
  • You can acquire knowledge of the role and objectives of the Indigenous Education Office to monitor program implementation and effectiveness of the province’s school system.

Interpersonal, Stakeholder- and Issues Management Skills

  • You have well-developed interpersonal, stakeholder management and issues management skills to investigate and anticipate outcomes of new/revised policies and programs, identify issues surrounding various education communities (e.g., French-language education community, First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education partners) and to collaborate with senior board officials.

Communication and Leadership Skills

  • You possess effective oral and written communication skills to prepare and present reports, recommendations, and consult with various groups in education, including First Nation, Métis and Inuit partners and school board partners, to facilitate input into policies, guidelines and initiatives.
  • You demonstrated leadership skills and professionalism to demonstrate authority and credibility when representing the ministry to schools, school boards and the public.

Analytical and Research Skills

  • You have analytical and research skills to assess compliance and ensure accountability of school boards with established education standards and make evidence-based recommendations.
  • You can assess the effectiveness of policies and programs, identify shortfalls and make recommendations for improvement.

Additional Information:


  • 1 Bilingual English/French Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 159 Cedar St, Sudbury, North Region

Compensation Group:

Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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Posted on:

Thursday, April 25, 2024


  • This ad is also available in French.
  • Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
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  1. You must apply online.
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Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 9, 2024 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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