Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
Starting Salary: $85,580– $97,540, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $111,270 [2024 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, 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

Manages the full life cycle for their program and/or employees, from hiring to orientation and coaching. A true People Manager who leads with empathy, the Manager supports with problem solving for complex employee relations and OH&S issues in a timely manner, with tact, discretion, maturity and judgement. 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:

  • Manage the development and implementation of communication plans and supporting processes to promote the Communications branch and excellence to key stakeholders including Métis citizens
  • Maintain a high level of emotional intelligence when interacting with the team, internal and external stakeholders, demonstrating empathy and understanding in all interactions
  • Proactively identify communications opportunities and needs for the Communications branch
  • Collaborates closely with the leadership and other stakeholders to create and implement targeted communication campaigns in support of the branch missions, leveraging a range of communication platforms and tools, such as web, newsletters, social media, various virtual or in-person events. Evaluate the success of these campaigns.
  • Oversees the Communications branch inbox and provides direction as needed to the team
  • Develop work plans, quality measures, key deliverables and timelines with clearly defined priorities
  • Manage the employment lifecycle for direct reports, including recruitment, performance management and people issues
  • Plan and administer budgets for client projects, contracts, equipment and supplies
  • Attend meetings with senior management, funders, elected officials and government and present where required
  • Collaborate with direct reports to identify ways to improve program effectiveness and implement viable ideas


  • 5+ years of demonstrated People Management experience in Communications related position is required
  • A minimum of bachelors degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Work experience in the following areas is required:
    • Creating compelling communication materials on a wide range of topics
    • Managing operations and action plans in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
    • Organizing large, high profile events with multiple stakeholders
    • Leading with empathy!
  • Demonstrated experience in solving conflicts and manage challenging situations with empathy
  • Independent and reliable work ethic, with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and high degree of self awareness
  • Strong desire to act in the service of 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


  • 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
  • Master’s Degree in related discipline

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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