Supervisor - Toronto and York Region Métis Council Support

Open to Internal/External Applicants
Note to Applicants:

Internal Applicants: This will be an Acting Role in accordance with Policy 4.060 Acting Positions for the length of the contract.

External Applicants: This role is a contract role without the ability to enroll in group benefits or paid vacation (4% in lieu of vacation is added to the incumbent’s pay)
Contract, Full-time position
Location: Toronto, Ontario and will require in office work 
Closes:   September 29, 2020 4:30 PM
Salary:  $60,960-$70,120 commensurate upon experience

Summary of Position:

The Supervisor - Toronto York Regional Métis Council Support Program reports to the Director of Intergovernmental Relations and is responsive and accountable to the Toronto and York Region Métis Council. The incumbent will support the Council to advance Council’s agenda with emphasis on the delivery of COVID-19 Relief programming. manages projects[SB1] ;

As the program matures, the incumbent may be responsible for supervising direct reports and will participate in hiring, onboarding, orientation, mentoring and coaching and performance management; and

The incumbent will collaborate with Council in establishing program deliverables, supporting policies, setting goals and direction, and ensuring alignment of resources and priorities to advance the Council’s long-term self-sufficiency.

The incumbent will have the following key duties and responsibilities in support of the Council:

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Support:

  1. Oversees communication processes for the Council, information management, website management, social media management, financial management, and developing strategic plans;
  2. Plans and delivers in-person and virtual events;
  3. Researches and writes grant proposals; and
  4. Solicits donations from municipal governments, foundations and private individuals.

Community Relations:

  1. Engages and builds relationships with Urban First[SB2]  Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and individuals, community partners, MNO Staff, Region 8 Councillor, and educational institutions in a respectful and professional manner 
  2. Participates in community outreach to find, welcome and provide assistance to Urban Métis who are in need with an emphasis on COVID-19 Relief Programs

Project Management:

  1. Support Council volunteers in keeping COVID-19-related projects on track and move them forward to completion
  2. Move other projects to completion:
  • Outreach Brochures targeting Toronto-based Indigenous and Mainstream agencies; and Métis individuals
  • Posters
  • Council AGM
  • Redesign of TYRMC crest
  • Hosting Métis Authors’ series
  • Documentation of the TYRMC history
  • Etc.

    3.Assessment of (via surveys, one-on-one interviews, etc.) and response to unmet needs of citizens served by Toronto and York Region Métis Council (e.g. referral to MNO supports; to TASSC partners; to other service providers as and where appropriate)
    4.Navigates services for Métis with connections to knowledge keepers, elders, seniors, MNO programs and services and other opportunities and services

Program Specific Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of the Council team. Self-starter. Proactive.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to deliver compassionate, respectful, non-judgemental and culturally competent service.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to problem-solve and apply sound judgment
  • Strong interest in advancing and upholding the rights, culture and governance of the Urban Métis.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Experience in an Urban Indigenous community context.
  • Previous 1-2 years or more experience in a Team Leader or similar role or comparable experience motivating/leading others
  • Demonstrated experience dealing with personal and confidential information and issues in a mature, tactful and diplomatic manner
  • Demonstrated experience in quickly acquiring and expanding knowledge and being flexible in a demanding and dynamic environment

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

Required

  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • A post-secondary degree or certification in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A high degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment
  • Advanced communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Superior organization skills and time/priority-management managing others including the design and implementation of project work plans
  • Elevated levels of problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, lead and work effectively with others in a supervisory capacity
  • Demonstrated understanding of policies, processes, practices and documentation used to deliver program services or the Branch mandate

Preferred

  • Knowledge of Métis-specific and broader indigenous key challenges and programs and services available to address them
  • A post-secondary degree, certification or courses in business, leadership or management
  • Completion of a leadership development program or course
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning

Assets

  • Bilingualism

Experience:

Required

  • Previous 1-2 years or more experience in a Team Leader or similar role or comparable experience motivating/leading others
  • Demonstrated experience dealing with personal and confidential information and issues in a mature, tactful and diplomatic manner
  • Demonstrated experience in quickly acquiring and expanding knowledge and being flexible in a demanding and dynamic environment

Preferred

  • Experience in recruitment, training, discipline, and termination
  • Experience in conflict resolution

Assets

  • Demonstrated ability to manage project budgets and project or work plan deliverables using project management software or other processes

 

All 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 within Ontario 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 humanresources@metisnation.org if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

 

Preference may be given to qualified Métis candidates.