Location: Toronto, Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
February 6, 2024
Starting Salary: $53,260 – $60,710, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $69,260 [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 Métis Education & Partnership Advisor provides operational oversight of program deliverables and works directly with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. They liaise, coordinate and build collaborative relationships with MNO Community Councils and a variety of MNO Program staff, District School Boards, Post Secondary Institutions, volunteers and other external education partners. The candidate must have knowledge of standardized policies and polices within education systems. While there may be an administrative component to the role, it is limited to and focused on the support needed to facilitate relationships and/or the completion of specialized work.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilize specialized knowledge to meet program, Branch and organizational needs
  • Serve as the key contact for assigned Community Councils in matters pertaining to education. This could include, but is not limited to, providing resources and referrals to MNO programs and services and supporting IECs
  • Foster and maintain relationships with assigned Education partners including with Indigenous Student Centres, Indigenous Education Leads, Indigenous Education Councils and with any Infinite Reach Facilitators present on assigned campuses
  • Train, orient and support Infinite Reach Facilitators
  • Deliver presentations and communiques to stakeholders as deemed necessary based on data and feedback
  • Act within the guidelines of associated professional designations/standards
  • Conduct program and project evaluation, using a variety of research and evaluation tools
  • Research practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies, practices or positions
  • Research and prepare detailed and accurate reports, briefing notes and presentations
  • Develop communication tools to enhance understanding of issues
  • Promote, track, and measure compliance with program funding requirements by creating and implementing appropriate data collection, reporting, and/or recordkeeping processes
  • Deal with confidential and sensitive issues in a timely manner, with tact and discretion
  • Other reasonable duties as may be assigned


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • Demonstrated interest in Métis culture, history and way of life
  • Completion of post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Membership in an accredited association related to the profession (varies by position)
  • A high degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment
  • Advanced communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Strong project coordination, including the design and implementation of project work-plans
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing demands and assess changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to assess situations and problem-solve independently
  • Demonstrated experience in a related field


  • Completion of a Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Knowledge of Métis-specific and broader indigenous policy and research, key challenges, and programs
  • Previous 2 years or more experience in a similar/comparable role
  • Demonstrated ability to write high-quality evidence and data-based reports and professional presentations
  • Demonstrated ability in policy and program development and evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire and expand knowledge and to be flexible in a demanding and dynamic environment
  • Previous experience dealing with confidential information

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 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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