Full-time/ Term (16-months)
Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
February 7, 2023
Starting Salary: $52,220 – $59,520, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $67,900 [2023 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 main objective of the Education Officer is to run and coordinate various education activities focusing on the K-12 education system and/or post-secondary education.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

In carrying out the following duties, it is expected that the Education Officer will:

  • Fully understand the significance and fundamental importance of MNO’s Statement of Prime Purpose (SPP) to all MNO’s work, and to the requirements of the position specifically
  • Adhere to MNO Policies and Procedures and MNO’s Financial Policies and Procedures and all other applicable policy
  • Comply with and model MNO’s Standards of Professional Conduct
  • Adhere to all applicable privacy law and respect confidential information at all times
  • Be cognizant of and compliant at all times with the MNO workplace policy and procedures, the Ontario Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, Ontario Human Rights Code and other legislative and policy provisions governing the MNO workplace.
  • Ensure that all activities are conducted in accordance with established Métis Nation of Ontario Policies and Procedures and transfer payment/contribution agreements.
  • Work in collaboration within the Education & Training branch, other MNO branches, MNO leadership, MNO citizens and MNO contractors and consultants on related projects
  • Act as an advocate on behalf of the MNO and the work of the MNO Education & Training Branch
  • Attend and participate in the MNO Annual General Assembly and Branch training as directed

The incumbent is responsible for the following duties, as well as other duties as may be assigned by the Manager:

  • effectively oversee the day-to-day assigned Education and Training project activities
  • complete assigned project tasks, monitor project progress and ensure deadlines are met
  • gather project statistics as directed, establish and maintain spreadsheets
  • provide input and oversight to the development of work plans and projects
  • outreach and build relationships with education stakeholders/partners as required
  • deliver presentations at conferences, workshops and in communities when directed
  • plan and coordinate meetings and education events with attendance when required
  • effective outreach to, and engagement of, Métis learners
  • assist with research and preparation of position papers and communications
  • review education issues to keep branch management apprized
  • review education initiatives and respond as needed to information requirements
  • promote Métis culture and education
  • prepare briefing notes, communications, presentations, and products to support managers
  • process volunteer expense claims, professional fees, and stipends
  • recruit, train and oversee volunteers as required
  • maintain an effective, confidential and accountable filing system
  • some travel throughout the province at times requiring stays at locations other than place of residence and extended hours of work may be required


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • College or University certification and or 2-3 years of policy and project management experience will be considered. A bachelor of Education degree is considered an asset
  • At least 2 years of education or related experience
  • Knowledge, skills & experience

Knowledge, skills & experience

  • Bilingualism in English and French is an asset.
  • Speaking or experience with the Michif Language would be an asset
  • Dependability and strong work ethic
  • Willingness to learn and ability to take direction
  • Commitment to organizational learning, training and education
  • Effective interpersonal and liaison skills to work collaboratively
  • Well-developed administrative and organizational skills
  • Ability to present to management, public stakeholders and partners, via written reports or verbal presentations
  • Innovative, creative and detail-oriented
  • Demonstrated research, analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Experience with standard office operations and equipment (including excellent computer skills in particular research using the Internet and various software programs, such as PowerPoint and Excel.)
  • Financial knowledge (budgeting, forecasting, monitoring, and reporting)
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the history, culture, structure and issues of the Métis Nation of Ontario is an asset
  • Experience working with Aboriginal communities is an asset
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment
  • Proven project coordination skills; experience with project funding cycles
  • Existing relationships with government and education sector
  • Knowledge of the K-12 education and /or post-secondary education systems in Ontario, policy issues, Métis education issues, etc.
  • Knowledge of current Aboriginal governance, trends, funding programs, legislation, and issues
  • Results-oriented, with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, problem solve and work to deadlines
  • Completion and maintenance of a Police Security Check if the successful candidate
  • Valid driver’s license and availability to travel

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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