Internal/External Posting
Full-time/Permanent

Location: Kenora, Atikokan, Dryden or Fort Frances
Closes: July 22, 2021
Starting Salary: $52,220 to $55,870, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $63,160 [2021 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, comprehensive employer-paid health benefits, a 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, and 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave).

The Role

The prime objective of the Consultation Advisor in the Lands, Resources and Consultations (LRC) Branch of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is to provide support to the Managers in the LRC Branch and, where required, to the Director the Branch. Under the direction of the Managers in LRC Branch, the Consultation Advisor will assist the MNO in engaging with the Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO), supporting 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 Regional Consultation Committees (RCCs) in relation to the MNO’s consultations on a variety of projects, issues and initiatives, which may impact Métis community rights, interests and way of life.  Duties include, but are not limited to, research, liaising and reporting on the above mentioned items and development of NWMO initiatives.
  • Plan and execute engagement activities with the RCCs and the MNO community, such as consultation meetings, site tours and community information sessions etc.  Duties include, but are not limited to, scheduling, confirming budgets, booking venues/catering, preparation of expense forms, purchase orders, agendas, briefings, briefing notes and leading meetings with RCCs, proponents, government officials, and MNO communities.
  • Travel to communities to participate in, and present at, meetings.  This may require overnight stays in communities; long-distance driving, air travel and a varied work schedule include work during week-ends and evenings.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with proponents, government departments relevant to NWMO projects.
  • Maintain a thorough record of all activities and consultations associated with projects, relevant issues and initiatives.  Software such as MS SharePoint or other project management software may be implemented for project and other related coordination purposes.
  • Develop communications for MNO communities regarding NWMO Projects.  Communications tools may include, but are not limited to, letters, invitations, Métis Voyageur advertisements, brochures, research briefings and webpage postings etc.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff of the LRC Branch, including the MNO Community Relations Unit and the MNO Way of Life Unit and the MNO Education and Training Branch on assigned projects, initiatives and issues. Collaborative work to improve processes and standards within the LRC Branch is expected.
  • Provide regular updates to the external project team via summary reports and teleconference meetings.

Qualifications

  • 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.
  • 2-5 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.

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.

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