Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Remote (no regular in-office work required)
Closes: January 9, 2024
Starting Salary: $59,670 – $68,010, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $77,580 [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 Policy Analyst for Climate Change will be responsible for supporting RRP’s Lead for Environment and Climate Change, and engaging in initiatives directly supporting MNO’s, environment and climate change policy activities. This will include supporting and leading research initiatives, conducting policy analysis, engaging in government-to-government dialogue, and assembling, analyzing, and synthesizing information related to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The policy analyst is expected to exercise a significant degree of independent decision making and judgement when applying standardized policies and processes.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Utilize specialized knowledge related to climate change issues (i.e. electrification and energy transition; food and water security; just economic transition; climate risk assessment; emergency preparation, management & recovery; community planning; climate & health) to support RRP Branch’s climate change mitigation and adaptation project portfolio.
- Lead technical analysis of internal and external strategies, policies and legislation relevant to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
- Respond to needs of internal and external partners as required, including consultations.
- Research and analyze practices, procedures, programs and other systems, and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies, practices or positions.
- Research and prepare detailed and accurate reports, briefing notes and presentations
- Plan and conduct policy engagement activities (i.e. workshops, surveys) to obtain feedback from MNO citizens and governing bodies on a range of climate change issues.
- Develop communication tools to enhance MNO citizen understanding of complex policy issues.
- Oversee environmental advisory group including workplan development, meeting coordination, and the preparation of relevant presentations, briefing materials and meeting notes.
- 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.
- Travel to communities for meetings to give presentations or attend meetings (this may require overnight stays in the community and a varied work schedule).
- 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
- Completion of a Master’s degree in a relevant field (i.e. environmental policy, environmental studies, legal studies, Indigenous studies) and/or equivalent combination of post-secondary education and experience.
- Knowledge of current and emerging issues in climate change mitigation and adaptation (i.e. electrification and energy transition, just economic transition, food security, emergency preparation and management, etc.)
- 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 organization skills
- Highly detail-oriented
- Demonstrated ability to manage competing demands and assess changing priorities
- Demonstrated ability to assess situations and problem-solve independently
- Demonstrated ability to work alone/independently with minimal supervision
- 3-5 years of experience in a policy analyst (or comparable) position
- Demonstrated ability to write high quality evidence and data-based reports and professional presentations
- Experience developing position papers, briefing notes and technical comments for policy engagements
- Knowledge of Métis-specific and/or broader Indigenous policy and research, key challenges, and programs
- Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire and expand knowledge and to be flexible in a demanding and dynamic environment
- Previous experience dealing with confidential information
- 5-7 years or more experience in a similar/comparable role
- Experience working with Indigenous governments
- Experience conducting engagement activities with Indigenous communities
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.
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.