Manager, Lands, Resources & Consultations

Internal/External Job Posting
Location: To be determined 
Indeterminate full-time position
Closing:  June 24, 2020 4:30 PM 
Posting: MLRC-TBD-062420

Salary range: 68,290 – 73,420

The prime objective of the Manager, Lands, Resources and Consultations is to provide support to the Director, Lands, Resources and Consultations.

In carrying out the following duties, it is expected that the Manager of Lands, Resources and Consultations will:

  • Fully understand the significance and fundamental importance of MNO’s Statement of Prime Purpose (SPP) to all MNO’s work, and      specifically to the requirements of the position
  • Adhere, at all times, to MNO Policies and Procedures and MNO’s Financial Policies and Procedures
  • Uphold MNO’s Standards of Professional Conduct at all times
  • Adhere to Privacy Laws and respect confidential information at all times
  • The employee must be cognizant of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workers' Safety and Insurance Board, and other legislative requirements.  
  • Ensure that all activities are conducted in accordance with      established Métis Nation of Ontario Policies and Procedures and      Contribution Agreements (CA)
  • Collaboratively work within the Lands, Resources and Consultation Branch to support the MNO’s Duty to Consult processes
  • Work in collaboration within the LRC Branch, other MNO      branches, MNO leadership, MNO citizens and MNO contractors on related projects
  • Attend the Annual General Assembly and mandatory training as      required

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of the Lands, Resources and Consultation (LRC) branch, the main responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  1. Provision of management tools and strategic leadership to steer the Land and Resources Consultation Branch to function at a higher level of overall performance including the management of certain aspects of the day-to-day operations of the MNO’s Lands, Resources and Consultations branch such as the management of staff, finances, contracts, consultation and accommodation processes and external environmental contractors or consultants.
  2. Initiating and implementing a project management approach and system to the completion of several concurrent projects that include, among other things, internal staffing and external consultant support systems.
  3. Ensuring that all on-going LRC Projects are carried out in accordance with the assigned regulatory and internal timelines, budgets and other related requirements.

  4. Executing an effective Information and Project Management system for all branch operations.

  5. Collaborating with the other LRC Branch managers to make effective decisions associated with LRC Branch projects, operations and deliverables.

  6. Establishing and maintaining positive and productive working relationships with government agencies, industry proponents and other MNO branches.

  7. Maintaining a thorough and complete record of consultations with respect to all consultation related activities undertaken by the LRC Branch on behalf of the MNO.

  8. Ensuring the Duty to Consult is adequately executed on LRC Projects.

  9. Working with proponents to initiate Métis related Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Programs.

  10. Working in partnership with the MNO Way of Life unit to document Métis Traditional Land Use and Métis traditional knowledge to assist the MNO at the local, regional and provincial levels in making effective harvesting, land use and consultation related decisions.

  11. Traveling when necessary to communities to give presentations or attend meetings.  This may require overnight stays in the community, varied work schedule and work on weekends.

  12. Performing other duties as assigned by the Director of the Lands, Resources and Consultations branch.

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • A Masters in Environmental Studies, Indigenous Studies or the equivalent (at least 3 to 5 years) relevant experience in a project management or similar role.
  • Effective management and organizational skills, including, team building and the ability to work in a fast-paced multi-issue environment, serving a wide range of varied internal and external interests.
  • Demonstrated ability and capacity to critically analyze documents and synthesize findings in a clear and concise fashion.
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports and communicate effectively both in writing and orally.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to liaise with MNO leadership and management, government partners and other external stakeholders.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including some weekends, and travel throughout Ontario.
  • Excellent communication skills to establish and maintain a credible presence with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Dependability, strong work ethic, a willingness to learn and ability to take direction.
  • Effective interpersonal and liaison skills to work collaboratively with team members


  • Knowledge of Métis and/or Aboriginal policy and related Duty to Consult (and Accommodate) issues and principles or a demonstrated ability to quickly acquire knowledge of Indigenous and/or Métis specific matters including knowledge of the Métis Nation of Ontario’s mandate, structure, Métis history and culture will be a definite asset.
  • Experience working with government policy, programming and funding is preferred.
  • Financial &/or Accounting literacy is an asset.
  • PMP designation will be an asset.
  • Ability to drive a rented vehicle, driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract are required.

Knowledge of MS Suite software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.


The Métis Nation of Ontario commits to providing accommodation as required by the Ontario Human Rights Act, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. Accommodations will be provided in accordance with the principles of dignity, individualization, and inclusion. The Métis Nation of Ontario will work cooperatively and in the spirit of respect with all partners in the accommodation process. These accommodations will extend to all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment and selection. Please email if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

Preference may be given to qualified Métis candidates.


Application Instructions

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