Internal Applicants Only 
Full-time/Term (TBD)
Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible
June 30, 2022
Starting Salary: $82,250 – $93,750, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $106,950 [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, contract employees benefit from:

  • Optional pension plan,
  • 4% vacation pay,
  • 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

Manages a suite of programs and services, handling the most complex and long-term focused work, directing the activities of a Branch through aligning the work of others, participating in setting strategic organization-wide direction. They have responsibility for delivering on goals and objectives that are longer term focused or more strategic in nature.

The position requires a strategic, innovative and inspirational team leader who will provide direction to the Branch management team. The Director oversees the growth and development of the Housing and Infrastructure Branch and oversees the strategic management of Métis community housing programs; capital developments; and, homelessness programs. The Director will advance the Metis Nation of Ontario social housing agenda, including social planning, research and policy development, while providing the financial and administrative oversight and controls as well as direct financial and administrative supports for all aspects of Metis Housing in Ontario.

The Director is accountable for achieving Branch planning and operational goals and objectives and for furthering MNO goals and objectives within policy guidelines. The Director is also responsible for the health and safety of their employees and the workplace, managing and coaching their employees to deliver at the highest level of performance, the mitigation of risk to the organization, and the integrity of the organization.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee branch programs, ensuring goals set by funders are met, and client and community needs are supported
  • Establish quantitative and qualitative metrics, guidelines, and standards by which the Branch’s efficiency and effectiveness can be evaluated
  • Review, analyze, and evaluate client service, and business processes, policies and procedures and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Implement processes, policies and procedures to improve day-to-day operations as well as the strategic impact or reach of programs and services
  • Ensure work environments are respectful, safe and welcoming, and aligned with the work culture and behaviours expected
  • Plan, direct, control, implement, evaluate, monitor, and forecast budgets and cost of work plans and people
  • Communicate and explain new directives, policies, or procedures to Managers; for major changes, meet with entire Branch to explain changes, answer questions, and maintain morale
  • Lead coordination and integration of Branch with others, to ensure collaboration and cooperation and effective client service and business processes
  • Act as a role model and project a positive image of the organization to employees, clients, funders, government, and the community
  • Manage relationships with funders and other stakeholders and/or representing the MNO
  • Participate in Director meetings to set strategic, organization-wide objectives and ensure implementation for these initiatives and ensure alignment of work culture
  • Implement and oversee a range of Metis housing programs to ensure that Metis Housing takes a holistic approach for Metis people throughout Ontario and provide wrap-around services.
  • Contributing to a culture of quality and service for Housing Branch services by prioritizing and allocating available resources and reviewing and evaluating program and service delivery.
  • Monitoring the day-to-day operations to ensure the Branch is meeting goals and objectives, following policies and procedures, and providing services effectively and efficiently.
  • Engage and integrate diverse perspectives and ideas, and effectively manages the expectations of multiple stakeholders, while being comfortable operating and managing in an environment with competing political and public interests.
  • 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
  • Significant knowledge of Métis and/or Indigenous policy issues and principles or a demonstrated ability to quickly acquire knowledge
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing strategic approaches within an organization through effective policy development, collaboration and working in partnership with government and other stakeholders
  • Knowledge and understanding of housing policy, programs and services, and appropriate legislation
  • A high degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound business decisions and evidence- based recommendations to funders and senior management
  • Demonstrated knowledge leadership models used to build and maintain a healthy, safe and welcoming work culture
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with funders, government, employees and others
  • Advanced communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Exceptional project coordination, time management and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a high degree of self awareness
  • Demonstrated ability to balance completion of own work with that of the team, superior organization skills and time/priority-management
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate a team to accomplish objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to solve conflicts and to manage challenging situations
  • Basic understanding of applicable employment law legislation Demonstrated ability in program development and evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire and expand knowledge and to be flexible in a demanding and dynamic environment


  • Minimum of 5-10 years’ relevant work experience
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in a supervisor or manager role or demonstrated growth and potential to fulfill the role
  • Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining budgets and writing proposals and business plans
  • Demonstrated experience in managing capital development projects, including new builds and rehabilitation
  • Demonstrated experience in conflict management.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing high quality evidence and data-based reports and professional presentations
  • Demonstrated experience in policy and program development and evaluation
  • Demonstrated experience to quickly acquire and expand knowledge and to be flexible in a demanding and dynamic environment

Positions at the MNO may require the following:

  1. Current CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain
  2. Completion and maintenance of Vulnerable Sector Verification
  3. A reliable vehicle (or ability to rent), driver’s licence, $1,000,000 liability insurance, and a clean driving record
  4. Flexibility to work extended hours as necessary
  5. Ability to occasionally travel within Ontario for limited periods of time

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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