Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible (In-Office and at-Home)
August 8, 2022
Starting Salary: $73,420 – $83,680, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $95,460 [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.
  • Preferred membership pricing at Goodlife gyms.

The Role

The Fiscal Governance Lead (Manager) in the Self-Government Branch of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) provides support on Fiscal and Governance initiatives and issues, and reports to the Director, Self-Government.

The Fiscal Governance Lead is responsible for reviewing and development of relevant policies and procedures. Provide advice and recommendations for draft documents and next steps. Briefing Notes and updates to the Negotiations Team in support of the self-government process. They will work collaboratively with other MNO Branches in order to monitor government policies, and to optimize planning and program development.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Establish work plans, key deliverables, timelines, quality measures, and action plans with clearly identified priorities to support the implementation of self-government
  • Conduct research to determine which trends may positively or negatively impact Monitor, identify and analyze legislative developments and government priorities that could affect the MNO or our work in light of government priorities, developments and trends
  • Prepare detailed and accurate reports, briefing notes and presentations
  • Build relationships and actively work with other MNO Branches and Regional Staff to promote the Self-Government, its priorities and its key fiscal / governance policy initiatives
  • Attend and participate effectively in meetings with senior management, funders, elected officials and government, representing the MNO or acting as a liaison as necessary
  • Provide subject matter expertise in response to complex issues and/or to support and advise others
  • Manage and mitigate risk with respect to program delivery, quality, people and budgets
  • Promote, track, and measure compliance with project timelines by creating and implementing appropriate data Management system, reporting, and/or record keeping processes
  • Ensure MNO staff, volunteers or officials who interact with government at an operational level are appropriately aware of emerging issues policies and procedures that may affect their interactions, and make them aware of MNO’s key structures
  • Work collaboratively to identify ways to improve project effectiveness and implement viable ideas
  • Review relevant documents as provided by the Technical Support in advance of meetings
  • Review briefing notes provided by the Technical Support and provide feedback, if important points have been missed, within one week of receiving the briefing note
  • Provide updates to the MNO Negotiating Team at MNO Negotiating Team meetings
  • Advise or provide recommendations to the MNO Negotiation Team about draft documents and next steps
  • Determine when draft documents should be brought back to the MNO Negotiating Team for feedback or approval
  • Deal with complex, confidential, and sensitive issues in a timely manner, with tact, discretion, maturity and judgement, and assist with resolving complex conflicts that arise
  • Travel to communities for meetings to give presentations or attend meetings (this may require overnight stays in the community and a varied work schedule), and
  • Use consensus building skills to assist with resolving complex conflicts that arise
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • A strong desire to act in the service of Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture (preference will be given to applicants who meet the requirements for MNO Citizenship as per the MNO Bylaws and who are in good standing)
  • Significant knowledge of Métis policy issues and principles or a demonstrated ability to quickly acquire knowledge of Métis specific matters
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced multi-issue environment, serving a wide range of varied internal and external interests
  • Demonstrated ability to identify key stakeholders and build a plan to establish and maintain effective relationships with same
  • Demonstrated understanding of governance policies, processes and protocols
  • High degree of appropriate interpersonal skills required when dealing with government partners and other internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills
  • Significant skill and experience speaking to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to communicate effectively via phone and videoconference as well as in person, in English, bilingualism (English/French) is an asset
  • Detail-oriented and results-focused, with strong problem-solving and analytical skills, as well as superior organization skills and time/priority-management
  • Ability to work alone/independently with minimal supervision as well as collaboratively as part of a team
  • Able to work extended hours or on weekends as required
  • Able to obtain and maintain a valid Ontario driver’s license
  • Willing and able to travel, at times, with overnight stays in other communities


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • A post-graduate degree in Public Administration or a related field is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in effective policy development
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and in partnership with indigenous governments and other stakeholders
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience working or interacting with fiscal governance framed Indigenous governments
  • 3-5 years progressive experience in accounting required, preferably managing a professional team
  • Post Secondary Education in Business with an emphasis on accounting required
  • Chartered Professional Accountant Designation an asset but not required
  • Masters of Business Administration an asset but not required
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of above
  • High degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment including Outlook, Word, Excel, Adobe and other software

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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