Internal Posting 
Full-time/Term (September 29, 2023)
Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work:
Flexible (at-Home and in-Office)
Closes: August 15, 2022

Starting Salary: $46,610 – $53,130, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $56,370 [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

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Education and Training (E&T) branch is seeking a strong team player to serve as an Education Support Advocate within the MNO offices. The Education Support Advocate is there to support Ontario Métis youth and Métis community families by providing advocacy and navigation services for families seeking supports within the education system. The incumbent must be a strong empathetic advocate to facilitate planning and help coordinate resource support for children and youth so they may reach their full potential and overcome barriers.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Advocacy and Outreach:

  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • Assist Métis families with navigating the Kindergarten to Grade 12 school board system within the service area
  • Assist with the promotion, outreach, networking and marketing of newly established services within the service area
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with service providers as required
  • Engage with local tutors and other community resources to provide supports as needed
  • Travel to communities to deliver presentations or workshops, or attend meetings and events when directed.

Operational Duties:

  • Collaboratively work with MNO staff, MNO leadership, MNO Citizens, potential industry and government partners, School Boards and their education staff, community partners and MNO contractors on project initiatives
  • Coordinate with the MNO Healing and Wellness staff, including MNO’s “fee for service” child and youth clinical team to provide optimum services

Administrative Duties:

  • Active case management utilizing the MNO Health Access Tracking System (O.H.A.T.S.)
  • Assist in the coordination of the processing of financial administrative and operational procedures (i.e. prepare purchase orders, expense claims, bill back submissions and purchase card reconciliation)
  • Assist Manager with preparation of project reports and submissions to funders as required
  • Plan and coordinate logistics for meetings, training, and events (location, travel arrangements, etc.)
  • Prepare briefing notes to report on meetings and events attended
  • Maintain spreadsheets in order to provide statistics when needed
  • Maintain an effective, confidential and accountable filing system

Qualifications and Experience

  • Post-Secondary diploma and/or degree in social work, education, child and youth worker or child development or related field and/or a minimum of two years’ experience in related program delivery and reporting, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Knowledge of the Métis Nation of Ontario, programs and services
  • Knowledge and ability to network and liaise with other Indigenous programs and services
  • Relevant experience in an advocacy role
  • Passionate about child and youth advocacy in an education setting within an Indigenous lens
  • Demonstrated knowledge of program administration, budgeting/financial management, program planning, and coordinating
  • Strong case management skills and strong writing skills
  • Proficiency in keyboarding and computer programs (Outlook, Excel, Work and PowerPoint) and various databases
  • Available to work flexible hours or weekends to coordinate with program requirements
  • A valid driver’s license (Full class “G”), access to a reliable vehicle and $2,000,000 liability insurance coverage
  • Successful completion and maintenance of a Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Knowledge of community and youth-driven initiatives, ability to identify problems and situations and take appropriate action and work with a high level of tact and discretion
  • Cognizant of Employment Standards Act, School Board Policy and Procedures, Occupational Health and Safety Act, WSIB, and other legislative requirements
  • Strong interpersonal skills which will be essential to facilitate key meetings
  • Willingness and ability to travel which may require extended periods away from the employee’s place of residence.
  • Asset – Bilingualism in both English and French, both oral and written will be considered an asset

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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