(Ending March 31, 2023, option to extend pending funding).
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible
August 26, 2022
Starting Salary: $73,420 – $83,680, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $95,460 [2022 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

Manages the full life cycle for their program and/or employees, from hiring to orientation, to coaching and performance management, and termination. The Manager supports Supervisors with problem solving for complex OH&S and employee relations issues. The Manager establishes program deliverables, and supporting policies and procedures, sets goals and direction, and ensures alignment of resources and priorities.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate services provided by employees as part of funding agreements as well as services provided to organization, such as contracted or consulting services, personnel and payroll services, and technology and security services
  2. Develop work plans, key deliverables, timelines, quality measures, and action plans with clearly identified priorities
  3. Provide direct supervision to Thunder Bay Youth Outreach Team
  4. Provide expertise in response to complex client or program needs and/or to support and advise reports
  5. Manage the employment lifecycle for direct reports, including supporting supervisors in recruitment, discipline, termination, and other people issues
  6. Direct the development and implementation of quality assessment strategies
  7. Develop client service policies and procedures for the phase two of the Youth Transitional Housing
  8. Plan, administer and control budgets for client projects, contracts, equipment and supplies
  9. Manage and mitigate risk with respect to program delivery, quality, people and budgets
  10. Research and prepare detailed and accurate reports, briefing notes and presentations
  11. Attend meetings with senior management, funders, elected officials and government and present where required
  12. Develop communication tools to enhance understanding of issues
  13. Promote, track, and measure compliance with program funding requirements by creating and implementing appropriate data collection, reporting, and/or recordkeeping processes
  14. Assist with development, implementation and growth of new programs as needed
  15. Collaborate with direct reports to identify ways to improve program effectiveness and implement viable ideas
  16. Deal with complex, confidential, and sensitive issues in a timely manner, with tact, discretion, maturity and judgement
  17. Resolve complex conflicts that arise among direct reports and/or other employees
  18. Other reasonable duties as may be assigned


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis 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 post-secondary degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A high degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment
  • Advanced communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Elevated levels of problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Exceptional project coordination, time management and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a high degree of self awareness
  • Demonstrated ability to balance completion of own work with that of the team, superior organization skills and time/priority-management
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate a team to accomplish objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to solve conflicts and to manage challenging situations
  • Basic understanding of applicable employment law legislation Demonstrated ability in program development and evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire and expand knowledge and to be flexible in a demanding and dynamic environment.
  • 3-5 years experience in a similar/comparable role or 3-5 years experience in the Branch with demonstrated growth and potential to fulfill the role
  • Experience in employee life cycle activities: recruitment, training, coaching for performance, discipline, and termination
  • Experience in conflict management
  • Experience designing and implementing project work plans
  • Previous experience in Youth Services, Homelessness or Transitional Housing


  • Demonstrated ability to effectively maintain financial records, manage project budgets
  • Knowledge of Métis-specific and broader indigenous key challenges, and programs and services
  • Completion of a supervisory or leadership course or certificate.
  • Accreditation in a professional area

Positions at the MNO may require the following:

  1. Current CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain
  2. Completion and maintenance of Vulnerable Sector Verification
  3. A reliable vehicle, driver’s licence, $1,000,000 liability insurance, and a clean driving record
  4. Flexibility to work extended hours as necessary
  5. Ability to occasionally travel within Ontario for limited periods of time

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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