Location: Ottawa preferred, Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible
Closes: April 05, 2023
Starting Salary: $73,420 – $83,680 per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $95,460 [2023 Rates]

Remote (no regular in-office work required)

Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)

Fixed (fully in-office role, no regular remote-work available)

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,
  • 15 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 Manager of Communications will develop, implement and facilitate wide-ranging communications strategies and help develop accompanying policies and procedures to enhance the Métis Nation of Ontario’s (MNO) image and reputation, drive citizen and stakeholder engagement, and promote the MNO’s mission and values as laid out in its Statement of Prime Purpose. The Manager supports with problem solving and employee relations issues and ensures appropriate alignment of resources and priorities. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in developing and implementing strategic communications plans, excellent writing and editing skills, and experience working in a fast-paced, culturally-rich and dynamic environment.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the development and implementation of communication plans, campaigns, content, timelines, quality measures and supporting processes to meet the Communications branch priorities and provide excellence to key stakeholders
  • Collaborates with the internal and external staff, leadership and other stakeholders to create and implement communication plans, campaigns and content, leveraging a range of communication platforms and tools, such as web, social media, print, newsletters, and virtual or in-person events. Evaluate the success of these campaigns.
  • In collaboration with other branch leadership, identify communications opportunities and needs for the Communications branch.
  • Collaborate with direct reports to identify ways to improve communications effectiveness and implement viable ideas.
  • Write and edit a wide range of communications materials, including press releases, speeches, talking points, op-eds, and other materials as needed.
  • Deal with complex, confidential, and sensitive issues in a timely manner, with tact, discretion, maturity and judgement.
  • Other reasonable duties as may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Proven track record of successfully developing and implementing communications plans in a non-profit, government or Indigenous government setting.
  • Strong desire to act in the service of Métis citizens (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.
  • Comfort with ambiguity in both the strategic and operational aspects of the role.
  • Experience using data and analytics to track the effectiveness of communications efforts and make data-driven decisions to improve future strategies.
  • Advanced communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Highly detail-oriented and elevated levels of problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a high degree of self-awareness.
  • Resolve complex conflicts that arise among direct reports and/or other employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire and expand knowledge and to be flexible in a demanding and dynamic environment.
  • Preference given to citizens of the Métis Nation of Ontario


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • 5+ years experience in a similar/comparable communications or marketing role.
  • A post-secondary degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience managing a team of communications professionals.
  • Knowledge of Métis-specific and broader indigenous key challenges is a major 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; 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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