Location: Kenora, Thunder Bay, Atikokan, Dryden, Fort Frances, Geraldton, Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
Closes: September 29, 2022
Starting Salary: $52,220 – $59,520, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $67,900 [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, permanent employees benefit from:
- Comprehensive employer-paid health benefits,
- 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,
- 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave),
- Employee Assistance Plan, and
- Telemedicine plan.
- Preferred membership pricing at Goodlife gyms.
The prime objective of the Mineral Development Advisor (MDA) in the Lands, Resources and Consultations (LRC) Branch of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is to provide support to the Managers in the LRC Branch and, where required, to the Director the Branch, with the primary focus of the MDA’s work being on the MNO’s engagement on mineral exploration and mining development projects, issues and initiatives. Under the direction of the Managers in LRC Branch, the MDA will assist in maintaining and increasing the MNO’s engagement on mineral exploration and mining development activities, initiatives and projects within the traditional territories of MNO Regions 1 and 2, in keeping with the MNO’s consultation framework and regional consultation protocols, and the related processes relating to the Crown’s Duty to Consult, comply, and Accommodate Indigenous peoples.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Provide technical support to the LRC Branch and the MNO’s Regional Consultation Committees (RCCs) in relation to the MNO’s consultations on mineral exploration and development projects, issues and initiatives, which may impact Métis community rights, interests and way of life. Duties include, but are not limited to, research, liaising and reporting on mineral exploration and development projects and initiatives in MNO Regions 1 and 2.
- Plan and execute engagement activities with the RCCs and the MNO community, such as consultation meetings, site tours and community information sessions etc. Duties include, but are not limited to, scheduling, confirming budgets, booking venues/catering, preparation of expense forms, purchase orders, agendas, briefings, briefing notes and leading meetings with RCCs, proponents, government officials, and MNO communities.
- Travel to communities to participate in, and present at, meetings. This may require overnight stays in communities, long-distance driving, air travel and a varied work schedule include work during week-ends and evenings.
- Develop and maintain contacts with proponents, government departments, and other mineral development/mining sector entities, on projects, relevant issues and initiatives affecting and impacting communities in MNO Regions 1 and 2.
- Maintain a thorough record of all activities and consultations associated with projects, relevant issues and initiatives. Software such as MS SharePoint or other project management software may be implemented for project and other related coordination purposes.
- Develop communications for MNO communities regarding mineral exploration and development topics, issues and initiatives, as well as for specific projects. Communications tools may include, but are not limited to, letters, invitations, Métis Voyageur advertisements, brochures, research briefings and webpage postings etc.
- Work collaboratively with other staff of the LRC Branch, including the MNO Community Relations Unit and the MNO Way of Life Unit and the MNO Education and Training Branch on assigned projects, initiatives and issues. Collaborative work to improve processes and standards within the LRC Branch is expected.
- Provide regular updates to the external project team via summary reports and teleconference meetings.
- Completion of post-secondary education in fields of environmental studies, environmental sciences, environmental policy, earth sciences, environmental engineering, civil engineering, mining or geological engineering, mining and geological technologist or technician, resource development, or a related area, or equivalent experience; a Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.
- 2-5 years’ experience in natural resources, mining, environmental sectors or Indigenous legal, policy and research especially in respect of the federal and/or provincial government; some government policy or program experience is preferred.
- Advanced knowledge of the mining sequence and Mining Act approvals and timelines, technical knowledge and expertise with regards to mineral exploration methods and terminology.
- An understanding of regulatory processes, environmental issues and Indigenous issues or a demonstrated ability and willingness to learn about these and other processes and issues quickly.
All positions at the MNO may require the following:
- Current CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain
- Completion and maintenance of Vulnerable Sector Verification
- A reliable vehicle (or ability to rent), driver’s licence, $1,000,000 liability insurance, and a clean driving record
- Flexibility to work extended hours as necessary
- 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.
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 email@example.com 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.