Program Coordinator- UPIP

Internal Posting Only 
Indeterminate, Full-time position

Location: TBD 
    June 23, 2020, 2020 4:30 PM 

Salary: $43,350 Annually

Reporting to the Manager of Labour Markets, the Program Coordiator- UPIP will overseee assinged project activities and support the Education and Training Branch as needed. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Provide customer service support to internal and external clients
  2. Delivery of associated program goals and objectives, as outlined in workplans or other documentation
  3. Utilize functional knowledge and experience to meet organizational demands in a timely and effective matter, within budget, or the parameters of the funding agreement(s)
  4. Deal with confidential and sensitive issues in a timely manner, with tact and discretion as required
  5. Perform administrative and support duties such as monitoring work queues, general e-mail boxes, web ‘contact us’ requests, preparing briefing notes, program reports, purchase orders, or expense submissions
  6. Develop communication tools to enhance understanding of the services, programs and supports offered
  7. Other reasonable duties as may be assigned

Branch Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Effectively oversee the day-to-day assigned project activities
  2.  Complete assigned project tasks, monitor project progress and ensure milestones and deadlines are adhered to
  3. Assist with new proposal and project development, implementation, coordination and evaluation
  4. Foster team work and co-operation
  5. Collaboratively work with MNO staff, potential industry and government partners, and MNO contractors on project initiatives
  6. Use office software and hardware to communicate and collaborate with Métis Citizens, MNO staff, and contractors
  7. Assist in the coordination of the processing of financial administrative and operational procedures (i.e. purchase orders, expense claims, bill back submissions and purchase card reconciliation)
  8. Assist with preparing project reports and submissions to funders as required
  9. Travel to communities to give presentations or attend meetings and events.  This may require overnight stays in the community and a varied work schedule
  10. Deliver presentations at conferences, workshops and in communities when directed
  11. Plan and coordinate logistics for meetings, training, and events (location, travel arrangements, etc.)
  12. Report back on meetings and events attended (briefing notes)
  13. Participate in presentations about the various projects and the MNO to key stakeholders as required
  14. Gather project statistics as directed, establish and maintain spreadsheets
  15. Provide input and oversight to the development of work plans and projects
  16. Outreach and build relationships with stakeholders as required
    1. Engage, develop and maintain strong relationships with partners     
    2. Promote Métis culture
    3. Assist with the development of outreach and marketing material for program delivery
    4. Maintain an effective, confidential and accountable filing system
    5. Some travel throughout the province and extended hours of work may be required

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • Completion of post-secondary education in a related field
  • Registration with a provincial governing body
  • Technology literacy (Experience in OHATS, Dayforce, DataBasics an asset)
  • Advanced communications skills
  • Superior organization skills and time/priority-management
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Ability to work alone/independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong problem-solving, and analytical skills


  • Proficiency in standard office equipment


  • Bilingualism
  • Knowledge of indigenous (preferably Métis) culture, issues, and current activities




  • Customer service experience
  • Demonstrative experience in a related field


  • One year or more experience in a similar/comparable role
  • Experience dealing with confidential information
  • Experience working in coordinating and delivering programs and/or services


  • N/A


Positions at the MNO may require the following:

  1. 1.    Current CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain
  2. 2.    Completion and maintenance of Vulnerable Sector Verification
  3. 3.    A reliable vehicle (or ability to rent), driver’s licence, $1,000,000 liability insurance, and a clean driving record
  4. 4.    Flexibility to work extended hours as necessary
  5. 5.    Ability to occasionally travel and stay at remote locations for limited periods of time

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.

You must be a current MNO employee with a valid employee number to apply for this role.