Location: Kenora, Atikokan, Fort Frances, Dryden, Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
Closes: February 1, 2023
Starting Salary: $52,220 – $55,870, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $67,900 [2022 Rates]
All applicants are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to qualified applicants who meet the requirements for MNO Citizenship as per the MNO Bylaws and who are in good standing.
What We Offer
As an employer, the Métis Nation of Ontario offers a collaborative work environment with competitive salary.
Further, permanent employees benefit from:
- Comprehensive employer-paid health benefits,
- Pension plan,
- 10 days’ vacation to start,
- Annual paid two-week holiday closure in December-January,
- 16 paid public and employer holidays,
- Early closures on long weekends,
- 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave),
- Employee Assistance Plan, and
- Telemedicine plan.
The prime objective of the Energy Advisor in the Lands, Resources and Consultations (LRC) Branch of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is to provide support to the LRC Branch and the Regional Consultation Committee (RCC) in relation to the MNO’s consultations on a major energy projects in Northwestern Ontario which may impact Métis community rights, interests and way of life, such as the Waasigan Transmission Line and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization’s deep geological repository. The Energy Advisor will support the MNO’s consultation framework and regional consultation protocols, and the related processes relating to the Crown’s Duty to Consult, comply, and Accommodate Indigenous peoples.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide technical support to the LRC Branch and the MNO’s Region 1 Consultation Committee (RCC) in relation to the MNO’s consultation on energy projects.
- Plan and execute engagement activities / logistics with the RCC and the MNO community, including organizing and facilitating consultation meetings, site tours and community information sessions etc., preparing agendas, briefings, briefing notes, reports and presentations, and leading meetings with RCCs, proponents, government officials, and MNO communities.
- Develop communication plans, including the development of content, and plain speak communication tools, such as mail outs, website ads, and other communications for the Métis Community related to projects
- Oversee and engage in research; review and respond to internal questions on the project regulatory information, including but not limited to the Terms of Reference, baseline studies and the Environmental Assessment.
- Collaborate with proponents including the Nuclear Waste Management Organization or Hydro One, government contacts, project consultants, and others, including internal to MNO, such as Education and Training, for matters related to community engagement, employment, training, business and economic development opportunities, and capacity building related to the project. Assess community resources/needs assessment; take an inventory of potential opportunities, identifying gaps and a plan to capture opportunities.
- Track and maintain detailed records related to activities and deliverables, such as:
- Meetings attended with communities, dates and locations;
- Meetings attended with other organizations, dates and locations;
- Issues discussed;
- List and description of initiatives that have been undertaken/addressed;
- Training undertaken by the Advisor; and
- General outcomes, Act as point of contact in office for community engagement
- Provide regular updates to the external project team via summary reports and teleconference meetings.
- Travel to communities for meetings with proponents and/or community members as directed.
Completion of post-secondary education in fields of environmental studies, environmental sciences, earth sciences, environmental engineering, resource development, nuclear safety or a related area, or equivalent experience.
1-3 years’ experience in natural resources, environmental sectors or Indigenous legal, policy and research especially in respect of the federal and/or provincial government; some government policy or program experience is preferred.
An understanding of regulatory processes, environmental issues and Indigenous issues or a demonstrated ability and willingness to learn about these and other processes and issues quickly.
Who We Are
In 1993, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) was established through the will of Métis people and Métis communities coming together throughout Ontario to create a Métis-specific governance structure and vision, encapsulated in the Statement of Prime Purpose. Today, the Métis Nation of Ontario represents over 25,000 Métis citizens.
The MNO delivers programs and services to its citizens through these branches: Healing and Wellness; Education and Training; Housing; Lands, Resources and Consultation; Intergovernmental and Community Relations; Self-Government and Registry. Through these various branches, the MNO maintains 30+ offices and community spaces across the province, administers over $50 million annually, and employs about 350 staff across the province.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.
Please note, all employees, regardless of role or location, are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless the employee has a valid medical exemption. This condition of employment is effective for all employees, full or part-time, permanent or contract, whether working remotely or not, as of November 1, 2021.