Internal Secondment /External Job Posting

Contract, Full-Time until June 1 2022 with possibility of extension

Closes: May 12, 2021

Salary Range: $68,290 – $88,800 per year dependent upon experience

What we offer:

As an employer, the Métis Nation of Ontario offers a collaborative work environment with competitive salary, 4 % paid in lieu of vacation annual paid two-week holiday closure in December-January, 15 paid public and employer holidays, early closures on long weekends, and 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave)

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.

The Role:

Supporting the Director of Lands, Resources and Consultations, the Manager LRC will collaboratively work with a leadership team on branch goals around Duty to Consult around various portfolios including mining, environmental assessments, and other topics of interest in the duty to consult process. The manager will manage a small team of professionals on regional consultation meetings and other project goals.

The Manager- LRC will have the following key duties and responsibilities:

1) Provision of management tools and strategic leadership to steer the Land and Resources Consultation Branch to function at a higher level of overall performance including the management of certain aspects of the day-to-day operations of the MNO’s Lands, Resources and Consultations branch such as the management of staff, finances, contracts, consultation and accommodation processes and external environmental contractors or consultants.
2) Initiating and implementing a project management approach and system to the completion of several concurrent projects that include, among other things, internal staffing and external consultant support systems.
3) Ensuring that all on-going LRC Projects are carried out in accordance with the assigned regulatory and internal timelines, budgets and other related requirements.
4) Establishing and maintaining an effective Information and Project Management system for all branch operations.
5) Collaborating with the other LRC Branch managers to make effective decisions associated with LRC Branch projects, operations and deliverables.
6) Establishing and maintaining positive and productive working relationships with government agencies, industry proponents and other MNO branches.
7) Maintaining a thorough and complete record of consultations with respect to all consultation related activities undertaken by the LRC Branch on behalf of the MNO.
8) Ensuring the Duty to Consult is adequately executed on LRC Projects.
9) Establish and maintain productive relationships between the LRC Branch and the MNO’s elected representatives.
10) Working in partnership with the MNO Way of Life unit to develop a Métis Traditional Land Use initiative to collect Métis traditional knowledge and to assist the MNO at the local, regional and provincial levels in making effective harvesting, land use and consultation related decisions.
11) Traveling when necessary to communities to give presentations or attend meetings. This may require overnight stays in the community and a varied work schedule, including work on some weekends.
12) Performing other duties as assigned by the Director of the Lands, Resources and Consultations branch.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

• A Master’s degree in Environmental Studies, Indigenous Studies or related field OR equivalent industry experience (at least 5 years) relevant experience in a project management or similar role.
• 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in a project management role ( a relevant combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of above)

• Effective management and organizational skills, including team building and the ability to work in a fast-paced multi-issue environment, serving a wide range of varied internal and external interests.
• Demonstrated ability and capacity to critically analyze documents and synthesize findings in a clear and concise fashion.
• Demonstrated ability to write reports and communicate effectively both in writing and orally in order to establish and maintain a credible presence with internal and external stakeholders.
• Strong interpersonal skills in order to liaise with MNO leadership and management, government partners and other external stakeholders.
• Willingness and ability to work flexible hours, including some weekends, and travel throughout Ontario.
• Dependability, strong work ethic, a willingness to learn and ability to take direction.
• Effective interpersonal and liaison skills to work collaboratively with team members
• Knowledge of Métis and/or Aboriginal policy and related Duty to Consult (and Accommodate) issues and principles or a demonstrated ability to quickly acquire knowledge of Indigenous and/or Métis specific matters including knowledge of the Métis Nation of Ontario’s mandate, structure, Métis history and culture will be a definite asset.
• Knowledge of how consultation with Indigenous communities is included in environmental impact assessments and other government approval processes.
• Experience working with government policy, programming and funding is preferred.
• Financial &/or Accounting literacy is an asset.
• PMP designation will be an asset.
• Ability to drive a rented vehicle, driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract are required.
• Knowledge of MS Suite software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

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.

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