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Posting 19-45
Bilingual Manager, Tribunals
Tribunals, Investigation and Hearings Department

Regular, full-time position, Category 4A – Salary Range:  $90,454 - $162,010

Under the supervision of the Director of Investigations and Hearings, you will manage all aspects of the hearings processes for matters referred to the Discipline and Fitness to Practise Committees. This role provides leadership and oversight of staff and Independent Legal Counsel (ILC). You will provide support to the Committees (panels) that have an annual caseload of more than 100 decisions and may be called upon to provide-support in the decision writing processes, which include drafting legal decisions in English and French. The role also requires that you work effectively with others to build strong stakeholder relationships, continuously monitor and improve processes and establish innovative solutions in a respectful and collaborative environment.

Language proficiency testing will be administered as part of the recruitment process for this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage resources to achieve department operational deliverables and College strategic priorities
  • Provide leadership, determine priorities, assign and monitor the work of staff ensuring professionalism, accuracy, timely completion and an equitable distribution of work
  • Establish and maintain efficient and effective procedures, train and orient new staff, communicate performance standards and regularly evaluate performance of staff
  • Prepare regular management reports and data for the Director
  • Participate in Investigations and Hearings Department planning, program and priority setting
  • Interpret and communicate Council, administration and human resources policies and procedures to staff
  • Keep abreast of current issues and trends in professional conduct and fitness to practise policies and procedures, relevant legislation and legal jurisprudence, particularly in the area of administrative law.
  • Monitor, train and support staff involved in the scheduling of hearings, hearings arrangements, and enforcement of hearings decisions outcomes
  • Attend hearings in English and in French
  • Review all relevant hearing materials, including the Notice of Hearing, agreement documents, jurisprudence, and legislation
  • Work extensively and communicate regularly with Committee members to ensure that appropriate processes and timelines are respected
  • Identify and report to the Director matters including: staffing issues; Committee member concerns; quality and consistency of hearing materials received from counsel; efficiency of hearing-related processes; and any other matters related to the effective running of the unit
  • Communicate with the Director about any significant observations or information such as the progress and scheduling of completed investigations cases to hearings and hearings decision issues
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Investigations and Hearings

Qualifications

  • Lawyer and member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario
  • Fluency in French is an asset
  • Superior communication and legal-writing skills
  • 3-5 years of demonstrated leadership skills and knowledge achieved through a combination of relevant legal and management experience complemented by related educational qualifications
  • Knowledge of Administrative Law and Principles of Procedural Fairness
  • Knowledge of the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996, Ontario College of Teachers By-laws, the Rules of Procedure of the Discipline Committee and the Fitness to Practise Committee and the Statutory Powers Procedures Act
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Superior legal writing and editing skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven organizational skills to manage high volumes of work
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle competing priorities to meet deadlines in fast-paced work environment that holds 100+ hearings annually
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Outlook; and knowledge of databases for entering information

To apply, please forward your resume and covering letter no later than December 17, 2019.

Ontario College of Teachers is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


Posting 19-44
Bilingual Policy Analyst - Appeals, Policy and Research Unit 
Corporate and Council Services 

Regular Position, Category 5 – Salary Range:  $85,122 - $126,044

This position is responsible for the administrative management of appeals, corresponding with appellants, committee members, and other College staff, supporting the work of the Appeals committees and their respective panel work, managing assigned projects and activities in relation to College stakeholders.

This position requires a solid legal educational background and experience in policy analysis and research as well as legislative and stakeholder liaison matters. Excellent analysis, writing and presentation skills and a depth of understanding of and commitment to legislative, regulatory and education matters in Ontario are a must.

Language proficiency testing will be administered.

Responsibilities:

  • Administration of appeals, which includes corresponding and direct contact with appellants in English and French, statistical tracking and reporting
  • Supporting the work of the Registration Appeals and Accreditation Appeal committees and their respective panels, including the development of meeting materials, training for committee and panel members, supporting the committee/panels in decision-writing, and liaison with staff as appropriate in the Accreditation and Evaluation Units of the College.
  • Development of policy documents for committee-specific issues/activities
  • Dealing with casework in both official languages such as preparing indexes and case documents
  • Providing legislative and regulatory support to committee/panel members related to their mandate
  • Prepare papers and recommendations on complex policy issues.
  • Prepare appropriate materials including presentations, position papers, briefing notes and statistical analysis for Council and Committee meetings, Legislative Committee hearings, policy conferences, working groups, task force meetings, and so forth.
  • Respond to senior management and Council correspondence as required.
  • Provide timely and comprehensive briefings to senior staff, Council Members and stakeholders on appeals issues and activities.
  • Provide issue management support to the Manager, Corporate and Council Services Director, Registrar and Chair of Council.
  • Anticipate possible issues by reviewing daily press clippings and other relevant stakeholder communications.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Team Lead and Manager, Policy and Research.

To apply, please forward your resume and covering letter no later than December 10, 2019.

Ontario College of Teachers is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


Posting 19-43
Bilingual Administrative Assistant, Policy and Research Unit 
Corporate and Council Services 

Regular Position, Category 13 - Salary Range $46,430 - $63,021

With your successful administrative experience in a fast-paced office environment, ability to multi-task and prioritize, and strong organization, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills, you will provide administrative assistance to the College’s Policy and Research Unit. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and experience in committee support and minute taking required. 

Language proficiency testing will be administered as part of the recruitment process for this position. 

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that work prepared in the unit for the College Council or senior staff is of high quality and is processed according to format in a timely manner.
  • Receive visitors, deal with enquiries and arrange appointments for staff as required.
  • Answer telephone calls for the unit, obtain information from callers where required and refer calls to the appropriate staff member.
  • Act as a resource person, follow up on queries from internal College staff on the status of various projects and accurately relay the required responses back to the appropriate individual.
  • Log, distribute and track incoming mail for the Policy and Research Unit.
  • Compose and type letters in reply to routine enquiries or direct mail merges as part of a coordinated mailing.
  • Transcribe and format letters, memoranda, articles, reports, speeches, briefing notes, ensuring accuracy and proper distribution.
  • Assist in the coordination, production, distribution and electronic posting of materials for Council and Executive Committee meetings.
  • Provide administrative support to staff supporting the following committees: Quality Assurance, Governance, and the Registration and Accreditation Appeal committees as required
  • Assist in the preparation of committee materials and logistical arrangements for the meeting, act as recorder, and prepare minutes.
  • Organize and maintain electronic and hard copy filing systems for the Unit.
  • Forward appropriate materials for archiving.
  • Assist in coordination, production, and distribution of materials for consultations and events.
  • Assist in a redaction process of decisions including logging, editing ensuring accuracy, arranging translation and distribution for sign off.
  • Oversee monthly attendance of Unit staff
  • Coordinate travel arrangements for Unit staff.
  • Assist in administrative processes related to Council elections.
  • Prepare agendas and arrange accommodation for unit and team meetings.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Manager of Policy and Research.

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter no later than December 10, 2019.

Ontario College of Teachers is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


Posting 19-42
Bilingual Client Services Assistant, Client Services Unit
Membership Services Department

Full-time limited term contract appointment – 1 year
Category 13 – Salary Range $46,430 – $63,021

Experience required in a modern client contact centre environment, with professional French- and English-language oral communication ability as well as strong writing skills to provide excellent service in responding to e-mail enquiries and letters. 

French language proficiency testing will be administered as part of the recruitment process for this position.

Primary Duties:

  • Answer enquiries and provide accurate and concise information by telephone, in writing and in person to members, applicants and the general public
  • Provide assistance and advice to internationally educated teachers seeking a teaching license in Ontario
  • Advise applicants as to the status of their application and provide information on how to obtain documents required for registration
  • Provide information on additional qualification courses, admission prerequisites and course providers
  • Receive and process fee payments and member update information on the membership database.
  • Receive and process requests for various print materials produced by the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Collaborate with colleagues in other units in the department to provide information to applicants and members
  • Engage in problem solving to resolve issues for applicants and members
  • Refer complex enquiries to Client Services Officers
  • Verify caller or visitor identity prior to the release of all personal information.
  • Cross-training for occasional assignment to Membership Records Assistant and/or Evaluation Assistant responsibilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager of Client Services.

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter no later than December 3, 2019.

Ontario College of Teachers is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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