Location: Regions 1-4 – Northwest Ontario (Timmins, Sault Ste Marie, Thunder Bay, Fort Frances or surrounding areas)
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
May 23, 2023
Starting Salary: $66,850 – $71,520, per year based on experience.

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 Role

The prime objective of the Environmental Programs Supervisor 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 Environmental Programs Supervisor will assist in the development of environmental funding opportunities and projects as well as supervising program staff working on existing projects.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure environmental program deliverables are met by effective delegation of tasks between team members.
  • Help to develop long term planning to ensure the success of environmental programs.
  • Help to foster employee success by providing feed back, advice and support where needed.
  • Ensure relevant legislative provisions are followed in the workplace (i.e. Ontario Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workers’ Safety and Insurance Board, Ontario Human Rights Code, Canadian Human Rights Act).
  • Provide technical support to the MNO Branches and the MNO’s Regional Consultation Committees (RCCs) in relation to the identification of and application for environment and climate change related funding. Duties include, but are not limited to, research, liaising, submitting funding applications and reporting on the above mentioned items and assistance in the development of projects and initiatives.
  • Maintain a database of relevant environment and climate related funding opportunities for MNO Branches and RCCs.
  • Support the MNO in its environmental and climate stewardship goals.
  • Plan and execute engagement activities with the RCCs and the MNO community, such as engagement 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.
  • Visit sites of ecological/conservation interest to the MNO including areas that are poorly accessible. This could include walking on uneven ground, being exposed to inclement weather and using equipment such as a handheld GPS and water quality multi-meter.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with proponents, government departments, and other entities, on projects, relevant issues and initiatives affecting and impacting communities in the MNO.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Other tasks as assigned by their people leader or LRC Branch Director.

Mandatory Qualifications

  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • Completion of post-secondary education in fields of environmental studies, ecology, environmental sciences, sustainability, climate change, earth sciences, environmental engineering, resource development, or a related area, or equivalent experience. A graduate degree is an asset.
  • 2-4 years’ experience in the development and rollout of environmental programming. Experience with water monitoring programs is an asset.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • An understanding of environmental issues, indigenous issues and climate change.

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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