Location: Kingston, Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
August 2, 2023
Starting Salary: $47,540 – $54,190, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $61,810 [2023 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 Role

Front-line roles have responsibility for direct program support and direct service delivery. These roles directly deliver the services of various Branch programs to communities across Ontario. They are responsible for maintaining standards of service delivery that align with established processes and guidelines, and are responsible for maintaining organized information on assigned projects and programs. They are required make independent decisions that reflect good judgement, maturity and ethical behaviour while maintaining appropriate boundaries.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Design and deliver culturally relevant curriculum and culturally-oriented programming and content
  2. Day-to-day administration of the River Program classroom and provide student support
  3. Liaison with the District School Board and the DSB teacher related to the Kingston River Program
  4. Coordination of expenditures in line with budget requirements
  5. Reporting and report completion as required. This includes maintaining statistics
  6. Community Liaison and outreach related to the Kingston River Program
  7. Incorporate Indigenous culture, teachings and language into the Ontario curriculum
  8. Assist the design of integrated 4-credit package each semester
  9. Administer the off-site school location, including keeping organized budget records, and retaining all receipts and invoices for reimbursement in a timely fashion; this includes credit card reconciliation
  10. Provide guidance and support for Indigenous students in the program to try to overcome the barriers of gaining their Ontario Secondary School Diploma issues including mental health issues, high risk behaviours and Special Education needs, poverty, and addictions
  11. Manage behavioural issues and crisis intervention
  12. Work as a team member with the Limestone District School Board, and with the support of the direct supervisor, to consult, intake, review and make decisions regarding students and how best to meet their needs
  13. Contribute to the development of the MOU in partnership with the Limestone District School Board
  14. Establish network of Indigenous Elders and community members to regularly assist in providing Indigenous teachings and experiences for students
  15. Establish working relationship with many organizations in Kingston and the surrounding area to best meet the needs of each Indigenous student.
  16. Represent the River Program in the Kingston community as appropriate and be involved in community activities to further the awareness of and represent the River Program
  17. Some travel may be required
  18. Other reasonable duties as may be assigned


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold Métis rights and culture
  • Completion of post-secondary education in a related field, such as a Teaching Certificate, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A high degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment
  • Advanced communications skills
  • Organization skills and time/priority-management
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve, demonstrate good judgement, and make decisions independently within set processes and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to work alone/independently with minimal supervision
  • Program coordination or Administrative experience


  • Knowledge of indigenous (preferably Métis) culture, issues, and current activities
  • Registration with a provincial governing body (depending on position)
  • One year or more experience in a similar/comparable role
  • Experience dealing with confidential information
  • Experience working in coordinating and delivering community-based programs or projects

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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