Internal/External
Full-time/Permanent

Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
Closes: March 24, 2023
Starting Salary: $52,220 – $59,520, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $67,900 [2023 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.
  • Preferred membership pricing at Goodlife gyms.

The Role

The Federal Advisor will review, assess, monitor and analyze all federal government environmental and resource-development-related consultation issues, activities and related matters and provide strategic policy and related technical advice as well as research with respect to Métis consultation including, but not limited to, matters arising from federal/provincial relations and all agreements as well as Memoranda of Understanding between the Métis Nation of Ontario and the Government of Canada.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in arranging and participating as a subject matter expert in community meetings and community information sessions.
  • Provide community feedback and responses in respect of relevant Project documents and the consultation process.
  • Prepare presentations on federal government resource-development-related issues and policies to be used in community and other related information sessions.
  • Draft briefing notes, policy papers, research papers, proposals and business cases.
  • Conduct research as required by project directives and prepare briefing notes, papers, memoranda and other documents.
  • Review and analyze federal government-related lands, resources and consultations-related policies and legislation, regulations and all related matters (e.g., climate change, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Environment Canada, Parks Canada, IAAC, CNSC, NEB, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Natural Resources Canada etc.).
  • Assist in the formulation of responses to the government and proponents.
  • Assist with Project Environmental Impact Assessment (EIS) Guidelines and Federal Environmental Assessments under the Impact Assessment Act and Terms of Reference.
  • Assist with, and provide expertise for, MNO Valued Components Workshops to discuss results of baseline data and effects assessment methodology, including the incorporation of a Traditional Knowledge and Land Use Studies.
  • Develop communication plans for the project, 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 the project
  • 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
  • Provide regular updates to the external project team via summary reports and teleconference meetings.
  • Please note, successful candidates will be given latitude and even encouraged to consider assisting with other MNO projects that may be outside the scope of this position.
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • Completion of post-secondary education in environmental sciences or resource development or a related area, or equivalent experience; a Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.
  • 2-5 years’ experience in natural resources or environmental sectors or Indigenous legal, policy and research especially in respect of the federal 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.
  • 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
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Ability to problem-solve independently
  • Ability to work alone/independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong project coordination, including the design and implementation of project work-plans
  • Previous 2 years or more experience in a similar/comparable role
  • Previous experience dealing with confidential information
  • Demonstrated ability in managing relationships with a variety of internal / external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality reports, briefing notes and presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire and expand knowledge and to be flexible when advising others in a demanding and dynamic environment

Preferred:

  • Completion of an advanced training or certification in a relevant area
  • Knowledge of Métis-specific and broader Indigenous key challenges, and programs.
  • Previous 2 years or more experience in a similar/comparable role
  • Previous experience dealing with confidential information
  • Demonstrated ability in managing relationships with a variety of internal / external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality reports, briefing notes and presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire and expand knowledge and to be flexible when advising others in a demanding and dynamic environment

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; Community Wellbeing; 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.

AODA Statement

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.

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.

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