Internal/External Job Posting
Location: Ontario
1-year Contract Position
Closes: May 18, 2021
Starting salary: $43,350 to $49,870 per year based on experience
Number of positions available: 1

The role:
The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Education and Training (E&T) branch is seeking a strong team player to serve as an Post-Secondary Education Support Program Coordinator. The successful candidate will be the primary point of contact for students in need of emergency housing and travel supports, and will assess support requests according to established parameters. As part of their work under this program, the PSE Coordinator will provide more generalized navigational support for Métis PSE students by providing referrals and information on other existing MNO programs and services, on-campus supports, provincial and federal government programs and services, as well as provide connections to the MNO’s Métis student peer support network as appropriate and promotion of informational workshops and events.
Key responsibilities of this role include:
• Fully understand the significance and fundamental importance of MNO’s Statement of Prime Purpose (SPP) to all MNO’s work, and to the requirements of the position specifically
• Adhere to MNO Policies and Procedures and MNO’s Financial Policies and Procedures at all times
• Uphold MNO’s Standards of Professional Conduct at all times
• Adhere to Privacy Laws and respect confidential information at all times
• The employee must be cognizant of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workers’ Safety and Insurance Board, Ontario Human Rights Code, Canadian Human Rights Act, and other legislative provisions governing the employment relationship between MNO and the employee
• Ensure that all activities are conducted in accordance with established Métis Nation of Ontario Policies and Procedures and Contribution Agreements (CA)
• Work in collaboration within the Branch, other MNO branches, MNO leadership, MNO citizens, MNO contractors and consultants on related projects
• Attend the Annual General Assembly (MNO Policy 2.120)

Advocacy and Outreach:
• Assist Métis PSE students with identifying and accessing housing and other needed supports through various channels
• Assist with the promotion, outreach, networking and marketing of newly established services within the service area
• Build and maintain strong relationships with service providers and PSE institutions as required
• Engage with Post-Secondary Education Institutions and other community resources to provide supports as needed
• Travel to communities to deliver presentations or workshops, or attend meetings and events when directed.

Operational Duties:
• Collaboratively work with MNO staff, in particular the Student Support Officers, MNO leadership, MNO Citizens, potential industry and government partners, Post-Secondary Education Institutes and their education staff, community partners and MNO contractors on project initiatives
• Coordinate with the MNO Healing and Wellness, Housing and Stabilization, and Labour Market staff to provide optimum services
• Coordinate and ensure services are delivered

Administrative Duties:
• Active participant in the construction and administration of virtual program applications related to Post-Secondary Education.
• Active case management utilizing various software platforms
• Assist in the coordination of the processing of financial administrative and operational procedures (i.e. prepare purchase orders, expense claims, bill back submissions and purchase card reconciliation)
• Assist Manager with preparation of project reports and submissions to funders as required
• Plan and coordinate logistics for meetings, training, and events (location, travel arrangements, etc.)
• Prepare briefing notes to report on meetings and events attended
• Maintain spreadsheets in order to provide statistics when needed
• Use office software and hardware to communicate and collaborate with Métis Citizens, MNO staff, and other services as needed
• Maintain an effective, confidential and accountable filing system
• Fulfill all other responsibilities as determined by the Manger, PSE Programs or Designated Approving Authority

Education, Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:
• Post-Secondary diploma and/or degree in social work, education, child and youth worker or child development or related field and/or a minimum of two years’ experience in related program delivery and reporting, preferably in a non-profit setting
• Knowledge of the Métis Nation of Ontario, programs and services
• Knowledge and ability to network and liaise with other Indigenous programs and services
• Relevant experience with Post-Secondary Education institutions including available student supports and resources
• Passionate about supporting PSE students with holistic supports within an Indigenous lens
• Demonstrated knowledge of program administration, budgeting/financial management, program and event planning, and coordinating
• Strong case management skills and strong writing skills
• Proficiency in keyboarding and computer programs (Outlook, Excel, Work and PowerPoint) and various databases
• Experience with standard office equipment
• Available to work flexible hours or weekends to coordinate with program requirements
• A valid driver’s license (Full class “G”), access to a reliable vehicle and $2,000,000 liability insurance coverage
• Successful completion and maintenance of a Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check
• Demonstrated results-oriented skills and practices
• Demonstrated ability to work with a high level of tact and discretion
• Demonstrated ability to identify problems and situations and take appropriate action
• Cognizant of Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, WSIB, and other legislative requirements
• Work effectively both independently as well as in a team environment
• Well-developed administrative, analytical and organizational skills
• Strong interpersonal skills which will be essential to facilitate key meetings
• Willingness and ability to travel which may require extended periods away from the employee’s place of residence.

Bilingualism in both English and French, both oral and written will be considered an asset

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