Internal/External Job Posting

Full time/ permanent

Open until positions are filled

Location: Sudbury, North Bay or Mattawa

Starting salary: $68,290 to $78,500 based on experience, with a maximum salary of $88,800 (Level 8, 2021 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.

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 has built a province-wide governance structure which includes: an objectively verifiable, centralized registry of over 20,000 Métis citizens; approximately 31 Chartered Community Councils across the province which represent Métis citizens at the local level; a provincial governing body that is elected by ballot box every four years; an Annual General Assembly where regional and provincial Métis leaders are required to report back to Métis citizens yearly between elections; a charitable foundation which promotes and support Métis culture and heritage (Métis Nation of Ontario Cultural Commission); and an economic development arm (Métis Voyageur Development Fund).

In addition, the Métis Nation of Ontario has built an accountable, results-based provincial delivery structure to meet the socio-economic needs of its citizens and communities. Currently, the MNO delivers programs and services to its citizens through these branches: Healing and Wellness; Education and Training; Housing; Lands, Resources and Consultation; Intergovernmental and Community Relations; Self-Government and Registry. Through these various branches, the MNO maintains 30+ service delivery access points across the province, administers over $50 million annually, and employs about 300 personnel across the province.

What we offer:

As an employer, the Métis Nation of Ontario offers a collaborative work environment with competitive salary, comprehensive employer-paid health benefits, a pension plan, 15 days vacation to start, annual paid two-week holiday closure in December-January, 15 paid public and employer holidays, early closures on long weekends, and 15 paid health & wellness days (sick leave).

The role:

The Regional Manager plays a critical role linking the voices of the Métis Community to the actions undertaken by the Region and the MNO Secretariat as they relate to self-government. The Regional Manager also plays a key role on the leadership team of the MNO, working collaboratively with other Regional Managers to support the achievement of the broader strategic goals and objectives of the MNO as a whole.

The Regional Manager’s role is to support the MNO Self-Government Branch by utilizing management tools and strategic leadership to function at a high level of overall performance. The Regional Manager is accountable for achieving planning and operational goals and objectives for the Region. They are responsible for furthering MNO goals and objectives within policy guidelines. This includes the management of certain aspects of the day-to-day operations of the branch such as the managing of staff, finances, contracts, ensuring the mitigation of risk to the organization, and maintaining the integrity of the organization.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:
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 expertise in response to complex client or program needs and/or to support and advise Supervisors
4. Manage the employment lifecycle for direct reports, including supporting supervisors in recruitment, discipline, termination, and other people issues
5. Direct the development and implementation of quality assessment strategies
6. Plan, administer and control budgets for client projects, contracts, equipment and supplies
7. Manage and mitigate risk with respect to program delivery, quality, people and budgets
8. Research and prepare detailed and accurate reports, briefing notes and presentations
9. Attend meetings with senior management, funders, elected officials and government and present where required
10. Develop communication tools to enhance understanding of issues
11. Promote, track, and measure compliance with program funding requirements by creating and implementing appropriate data collection, reporting, and/or recordkeeping processes
12. Assist with development, implementation and growth of new programs as needed
13. Collaborate with direct reports to identify ways to improve program effectiveness and implement viable ideas
14. Deal with complex, confidential, and sensitive issues in a timely manner, with tact, discretion, maturity and judgement
15. Resolve complex conflicts that arise among direct reports and/or other employees
16. Reports to the Regional Implementation Lead, and is responsive and accountable to the Region\Community Councils.
17. Other reasonable duties as may be assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:
• 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
• Resident in the Region they are supporting.
• 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
Preferred • 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
• Preference may be given to Métis applicants (pursuant to S.14(1)) of the Ontario Human Rights Code
Assets • Bilingualism
• 3-5 years experience in a similar/comparable role or demonstrated 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

• Accreditation in a professional area

The Métis Nation of Ontario is a diverse and inclusive employer, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Preference may be given to qualified Métis candidates.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please email if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

Please email if you are having issues with your application with your resume and cover letter or have any questions about the role.

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