Internal/External Job Posting
Location: Ontario
Indeterminate/Permanent Position
Closes: October 13, 2021
Salary range : $54,410-$62,590 per year based on years of experience

The role:

Under the direction of the Director of Housing and Infrastructure, the Senior Policy Analyst provides policy support and advice on Housing and Homelessness initiatives for Metis communities in Ontario. The Senior Policy Analyst works both collaboratively and autonomously, in the data gathering process, preparing public policy position papers and reports and proposal. This assists with monitoring the Metis Nation of Ontario Housing and Homelessness Strategic Plan and reports on progress.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

Policy:
• Interpret federal and provincial legislations, regulations, and policies; and, monitor and assess impacts on MNO housing and homelessness initiatives
• Analyze pertinent documents and reports affecting housing and homelessness, including Provincial and Federal Government announcements
• Monitor community and public reaction to Housing issues, the mandate of the MNO, program and service delivery and related matters
• Coordinate housing and homelessness policy development and support program implementation related to funded projects
• Support the MNO representatives on the Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) board of directors and work collaborative on OAHS board-led initiatives
• Prepare decision papers, information items, option papers and funding proposals

Research:
• Conduct, analyze and research housing and homelessness issues in Metis communities, and report on recommendations to branch director
• Organize and conduct Metis community engagements on Housing and Homelessness support needs and prepare a report on findings
• Monitor the MNO Housing and Homelessness Strategic Plan outcomes and prepare progress reports to the branch director.

Community Relations:
• Develop and foster community networks to support branch goals
• Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the organization’s work and to identify community needs
• Support Metis Charter Communities to prepare proposals and arrange for feasibility studies and implement projects related to housing and homelessness as directed
• Attend the Annual General Assembly

Collaboration:
• Collaborate with the Housing Programs Branch director and management team to improve branch efficiencies through the development of program-related policy and operating guidelines
• Contribute to MNO provincial-level initiatives, training events and communications planning and implementation
• Other duties as assigned by the Director of Housing and Infrastructure

Education, Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

Required:

• Completion of post-secondary education in a related area
• 2-3 Years experience in a similar role
• Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
• Significant knowledge on Métis and/or Indigenous housing and homelessness policy issues and principles or a demonstrated ability to quickly acquire knowledge of Métis and/or indigenous specific matters.
• Exceptional project coordination, time management and organizational skills, including the design and implementation of project work-plans
• Demonstrated ability to write high quality, evidence based reports and professional presentations
• Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire and expand knowledge and to be flexible in a demanding and dynamic environment
• Demonstrated ability in policy and program development and evaluation
• A high level of proficiency with the Windows environment and Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel
• Ability to work proactively as a member of a highly dynamic team, including independently with minimal supervision

Preferred:

• Proficiency in standard office equipment
• Knowledge of Métis-specific and broader Indigenous key challenges, and programs

Experience

Required:

• Three to five years’ experience in a similar/comparable role.
• Or, three to five years’ experience in the Branch with demonstrated growth and potential to fulfill the role.
• Experience in social housing development, including programs and capital developments.
• Experience in undertaking research, both quantitative and qualitative.

Preferred – Progressive experience with the Indigenous housing and/homelessness sector

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 has built a province-wide governance structure which includes: an objectively verifiable, centralized registry of over 20,000 Métis citizens; approximately 31 Chartered Community Councils across the province which represent Métis citizens at the local level; a provincial governing body that is elected by ballot box every four years; an Annual General Assembly where regional and provincial Métis leaders are required to report back to Métis citizens yearly between elections; a charitable foundation which promotes and support Métis culture and heritage (Métis Nation of Ontario Cultural Commission); and an economic development arm (Métis Voyageur Development Fund).

In addition, the Métis Nation of Ontario has built an accountable, results-based provincial delivery structure to meet the socio-economic needs of its citizens and communities. Currently, 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+ service delivery access points across the province, administers over $50 million annually, and employs about 300 personnel across the province.

What we offer:

As an employer, the Métis Nation of Ontario offers a collaborative work environment with competitive salary, comprehensive employer-paid health benefits, a 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, and 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave).

The Métis Nation of Ontario is a diverse and inclusive employer, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Preference may be given to qualified Métis candidates.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Please email humanresources@metisnation.org if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

Please email recruitment@metisnation.org if you are having issues with your application with your resume and cover letter or have any questions about the role.

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

At this time, all MNO employees are required to disclose their COVID vaccination status, and, if not fully vaccinated, undergo regular testing at their cost.

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