Internal/External Posting
Full-time/Permanent

Location: Midland, Owen Sound, Gravenhurst or Barrie
Closes: May 19, 2022
Starting Salary: $52,220 to $59,520, 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 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 Georgian Bay Traditional Territory Consultation Committee of MNO Region 7. Under the direction of the Managers in LRC Branch, the Consultation Advisor will work directly to implement 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 Georgian Bay Traditional Territory Consultation Committee 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, maintaining communication and relationships with proponents, organizations and governments in region.
  • Plan and execute engagement activities with the Consultation Committee and MNO Citizens, 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.
  • This position is specifically responsible to maintain contacts with proponents, government departments relevant to the OPG Western Waste Management Facility and the Bruce Power nuclear site.
  • Maintain a thorough record of all activities and consultations associated with projects, relevant issues and initiatives.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • Completion of post-secondary education in a relevant field such as resource management or social sciences
  • 1-3 years’ experience in community or indigenous relations, project management, or 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.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

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.

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.