Education Policy Program Officers

Job description

These individuals conduct research, draft reports, and coordinate policies and educational programs. They are self-employed or work for:

  • The public service
  • School service centres
  • Research institutions
  • Professional associations
  • Educational institutions

Environment

  • Controlled ambient temperature

Main tasks

  • Conduct research and draft reports.
  • Develop educational policies and programs.
  • Perform statistical analyses to determine their costs and effectiveness.
  • Evaluate study programs and recommend improvements.
  • Determine the structure, content, and objectives of new programs.
  • Provide professional development, training, and consultation services to teachers and other professionals.
  • Develop teaching materials and resources.
  • Make presentations at conferences, workshops, and symposiums.
  • Conduct specialized tests and evaluations, as required.

Advancement and mobility

  • Experience leads to management positions.

Hourly wage

The hourly wage is calculated by averaging wages from 2020 to 2022.
Minimum
$29.67
Median
$40.00
Maximum
$50.55

Job prospects for 2023-2027

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Job prospects

All of Québec

Very good

All of Québec

Non available

Total jobs for 2022

All of Québec

7,000

All of Québec

na

Gender distribution

All of Québec

Not available.
73.8% Female
26.2% Male

Not available.
  • 73.8% Female
  • 26.2% Male

Job types

All of Québec

Not available.
Full time
Part time

Not available.
  • Full time
  • Part time

Yearly wage on 2020

All of Québec

$82,000

All of Québec

Other characteristics

All of Québec

  • Non traditional for men
  • None

All of Québec

  • Non traditional for men
  • None

Sectors of activity

All of Québec

Not available.
  1. NAICS 61
    75% of jobs
  2. NAICS 624
    8% of jobs
  3. NAICS 91
    8% of jobs
  4. NAICS 81
    3% of jobs
  5. NAICS 5416, 5417
    2% of jobs
  6. Others
    4% of jobs

All of Québec

Not available.
  1. NAICS 61
    75% of jobs
  2. NAICS 624
    8% of jobs
  3. NAICS 91
    8% of jobs
  4. NAICS 81
    3% of jobs
  5. NAICS 5416, 5417
    2% of jobs
  6. Others
    4% of jobs

Training and requirements

Formation

Most training programs are offered in French only.

University

Adult education
Bachelor’s degree

Placement rate: 66.7%

16.7% of graduates pursue further studies

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Master’s degree

Placement rate: 85.7%

14.3% of graduates pursue further studies

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This discipline is taught in the following institutions:
Didactics (teaching art or educational technology)
Bachelor’s degree

Placement rate: 77.3%

9.1% of graduates pursue further studies

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Master’s degree

Placement rate: 80.4%

13% of graduates pursue further studies

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Guidance counselling or educational and vocational information
Bachelor’s degree

Placement rate: 65.5%

30.5% of graduates pursue further studies

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Master’s degree

Placement rate: 95.2%

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School administration
Master’s degree

Placement rate: 94.4%

3.7% of graduates pursue further studies

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This discipline is taught in the following institutions:
Teaching at the college level
Master’s degree

Placement rate: 97.4%

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This discipline is taught in the following institutions:
Teaching at the preschool level
Bachelor’s degree

Placement rate: 70.5%

18% of graduates pursue further studies

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Master’s degree

Placement rate: 70%

20% of graduates pursue further studies

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This discipline is taught in the following institutions:

Sometimes required

  • A Master’s degree in Education is sometimes required.
  • Specialized training or certification may be required.
  • Several years of teaching experience are usually required.
  • A teacher’s certificate is usually required to work in the Department of Education and Higher Education.

Main skills and characteristics

Skills

  • Data collection
  • Learning strategies
  • Teaching
  • Written expression
  • Oral expression
  • Reading comprehension
  • Active listening
  • Result evaluation
  • Active learning
  • Coordination
  • Critical thought
  • Social perception
  • Solving complex problems
  • Information processing
  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Time management
  • Service oriented
  • System analysis
  • Systems evaluation
  • Persuasion
  • Human resource management
  • Negotiation

Abilities

  • Written comprehension
  • Written expression
  • Verbal skills
  • Speech clarity
  • Oral comprehension
  • Speech recognition
  • Awareness of issues
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Near vision
  • Classification
  • Information organization
  • Originality
  • Inductive reasoning
  • Idea generation
  • Memorization
  • Distance vision
  • Selective attention
  • Basic numeracy
  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Processing flexibility
  • Visualization

Knowledge and attributes

  • Capacity to establish and maintain interpersonal relations
  • Critical thinking
  • Autonomy
  • Spoken and written bilingualism (French and English)
  • Capacity to work in a team
  • Rigour
  • Respect standards and regulations
  • Pedagogical knowledge
  • Knowledge of laws and policies
  • Knowledge of office work

Interests

  • Draft, communicate, and inform
  • Work with numbers
  • Work in an office
  • Create, design
  • Carry out research

Personality profiles (RIASEC)

Investigative
People with this profile prefer relying on theoretical knowledge before acting. They like observation, analysis and problem solving.
Conventional
People with this profile prefer specific, well-defined tasks. They like to respect the order of things and follow established rules.
Enterprising
People with this profile prefer having responsibilities, influencing others and responding to challenges.

Official name of the NOC 41405

Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers

Job titles

  • Education policy officer
  • Education program officer
  • Education research officer
  • Education policy consultant
  • Education researcher
  • Official languages education officer
  • Adult education program officer
  • Distance education project officer
  • Education policy advisor
  • Education consultant
  • Adult education consultant
  • Aboriginal education consultant
  • Special education consultant
  • Subject consultant - education
  • Heritage languages education consultant
  • School subjects consultant
  • Curriculum consultant
  • Course coordinator - college
  • Course coordinator - university
  • Course coordinator - secondary school
  • Online course coordinator - college
  • Online course coordinator - university
  • Online course coordinator - secondary school
  • Special education coordinator
  • Physical education coordinator - education
  • Music coordinator - education
  • Art coordinator - education
  • Languages coordinator - education
  • Mathematics coordinator - education
  • Science coordinator - education
  • Program coordinator - education
  • Education program coordinator
  • Distance education program coordinator
  • Education outreach program coordinator
  • Language assessor
  • Literacy coach
  • Inspector - education
  • School inspector
  • Board of education inspector
  • Education program planner
  • Curriculum planner
  • Curriculum developer
  • School adjustment specialist
  • Andragogy specialist
  • Program development specialist - college
  • Educational and vocational information specialist
  • Education science specialist
  • Education policy supervisor

Skill type

Education, law and social, community and government services

Last update: February 14, 2024

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