Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Closes: September 10, 2021
Starting Salary: $68,290-$78,550, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $88,800 [2021 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, 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 MNO’s Lands, Resources and Consultations (LRC) Branch is currently implementing a community-based water monitoring pilot program to assess the impacts of climate change and other environmental stressors on important waterbodies in the Métis Nation of Ontario’s (MNO’s) regional historic communities.
The program goal is to create a network of Métis Guardians across the MNO who will have a vital role in protecting their traditional territories. The MNO has engaged with its communities over the past year and developed a monitoring program framework and begun training community monitors.
Reporting to the Director of LRC, the Manager – Climate Change and Environmental Monitoring Programs will oversee and provide support to the following:
- Manage a land-based program where MNO citizens and youth can participate in monitoring important waterbodies to the Métis community
- Create n opportunities for Métis citizens to learn basic water quality monitoring techniques
- Create opportunities for citizens to connect and share knowledge while spending time on the land
- Support the development of other climate change initiatives and policy reviews, as requested.
- Work with other LRC branch staff on any cross-sectoral initiatives related to climate change (e.g., forestry).
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Project Management (25%)
- Implementing the community-based water quality and climate change monitoring program across six regional Métis communities
- Managing external consultant-led projects beginning and RFP/RFQ processes
- Setting strategic goals and vision for community-based monitoring program
- 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.
- Ensuring that all on-going LRC Projects are carried out in accordance with the assigned regulatory and internal timelines, budgets and other related requirements.
- Establishing and maintaining an effective Information and Project Management system for all branch operations.
People Management (25%)
- Providing management tools and strategic leadership to steer the Lands, Resources and Consultation Branch to function at a higher level of overall performance including the management of certain aspects of the day-to-day operations such as the management of staff, finances, contracts, consultation and accommodation processes and external environmental contractors or consultants.
- Manage the employment lifecycle for direct reports, including supporting in recruitment, discipline, termination, and other people issues
- Engage in performance management, coaching and probationary reviews for all employees
- Model a health and safety culture and hold responsibility for the health and safety of all direct reports and all MNO employees
Community Engagement (25%)
- Facilitating small and large group community meetings
- Building and maintain positive working relationships with program funders;
- Establishing and maintaining positive and productive working relationships with government agencies, industry proponents and other MNO branches.
- Establishing and maintaining productive relationships between the LRC Branch and the MNO’s elected representatives.
- Collaborating with the other LRC Branch managers to make effective decisions associated with LRC Branch projects, operations and deliverables.
- Working in partnership with the MNO Way of Life unit to develop a Métis Traditional Land Use initiative to collect Métis traditional knowledge, as needed, and to assist the MNO at the local, regional and provincial levels in making decisions related to climate change.
Performing other duties as assigned by the Director of the Lands, Resources and Consultations branch.
- Strong desire to act in the service of MNO Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
- Significant knowledge of Métis and/or Indigenous policy issues and principles or a demonstrated ability to quickly acquire knowledge
- A Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies or related field and equivalent industry experience (at least 5 years) relevant experience in a project management or similar role- a combination of experience and education may be considered in lieu of above
- PMP an asset
- Demonstrated ability and capacity to critically analyze documents and synthesize findings in a clear and concise fashion.
- 3-5 Years in a supervisory role with experience in conflict management, demonstrated ability to manage complex employee situations and demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a team
- 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.
- Strong financial literacy and basic accounting/ budgeting
- Dependability, strong work ethic, a willingness to learn and ability to take direction.
- Effective interpersonal and liaison skills to work collaboratively with team members
- Technical knowledge and expertise in water quality monitoring and/or the impacts of climate change on water quality and freshwater ecosystems is preferred
- Ability to drive a rented vehicle, driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract are required.
- Work experience in community-led program development and implementation is an asset
- Experience or working knowledge of environmental field work is an asset
- Experience working with government policy, programming and funding is an asset
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; 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.
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