Senior Policy Advisor - Funding

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
AdvantAge Ontario
  • Policy Development
  • Member Relations
Full Time
  • Ontario - York Region - Woodbridge
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Woodbridge
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-07-122019-07-26

Reporting to the Director of IT and Data Analytics, the Senior Policy Advisor – Funding, combines leadership, technical skills, financial and statistical knowledge with the ability to work effectively within a team environment and courteously respond to member questions and concerns.

The position provides strategic financial policy advice, and project leadership to Association members related to government funding, as well as their operating and capital budgets and expenditures. He/she liaises with government regarding financial policy, and also collects and disseminates key member statistical information within the Association membership.

Essential Functions:

The Senior Policy Advisor – Funding will work closely with membership and various internal and external teams, consultants and government staff to support the analytical and information needs related to funding.

Primary responsibilities are to coordinate and maintain up-to-date information on provincial seniors’ capital and operating healthcare funding with a focus on long term care, as well as community services and housing.


  • Support the preparation of the Association’s pre-budget submission and provide required financial analysis, facts and data to support the submission.
  • Review and analyze current funding models and work closely with members and other stakeholders to develop and propose a LTC funding model that meets their needs.
  • Participate in activities related to the provincial budget announcement, perform analysis, evaluate the impact on the sector and members, and communicate the findings and budget details to members.
  • Monitor, evaluate and analyze government announcements related to long-term care financial policy, funding and capital programs (new beds & redevelopment) and communicate with members as needed.
  • Support members in development and redevelopment inquiries, and capital and operating financial challenges.
  • Develop and maintain tools and resources to support members with capital development, operations and finances.
  • Chair Funding Advisory and Capital Committee and work closely with various advisory group members to develop formal submissions, briefing notes, papers, presentations and other documents as needed.
  • Participate in various Ministry committees and represent the Association & members at different levels; document and provide regular updates to members on policies and issues of importance to them.
  • Work closely with Education team, members and knowledge experts in developing multiple workshops, webinars and education sessions on funding, finance and capital programs throughout the year.
  • Develop and articulate AdvantAge Ontario financial policy preferences and positions with respect to governments’ seniors care funding policies and the funding model.
  • Participate in benchmarking and data warehouse development.
  • Develop dashboards, balanced scorecards and key performance indicator reports.
  • Attend functions and events as required including regional meetings across the province.
  • Manage and lead all financial policy related surveys.



Additional Responsibilities:

  • Build and strengthen positive relationships with members, government and broader stakeholders.
  • Prepare written communications—letters, briefs, meeting minutes, reports, presentations—reflecting research results and AdvantAge Ontario positions.
  • Ensure all phases of project delivery are performed within standards, timeframes, scope and budget requirements and that project risk is managed.
  • Work in collaboration with other colleagues to develop internal and external communication to AdvantAge Ontario’s members, stakeholders and the media including online and social media channels.

 Other Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
  • Some travel in Ontario will be required.
  • Carry out other such duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of IT & Data Analytics.


  • A University degree in a related field plus a minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in health and social policy with an emphasis on financing/funding policy.
  • Knowledge of the long-term care homes system and not-for-profit service delivery is a definite asset.
  • Proven experience in policy research, advocacy, program design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Understanding of legislation, policies and procedures of Government of Ontario related to senior’s care

Qualifications and skills:

  • Excellent computer literacy including internet, Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Strong organization skills with an ability to balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, while upholding strong attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to write reports, briefs and prepare highly complex material presented to the Board members, general members, the general public as well as government and other interest groups.
  • Strong professional acumen, proven analytical skills and ability to communicate to non finance stakeholders.
  • Dedicated team player, who demonstrates initiative and independence.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving skills and ability to identify and respond quickly to emerging issues.
  • Works independently and as a team member.  

Please send your resume along with a cover letter stating salary expectations by no later than Friday, July 26, 2019.

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