Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
Closes: September 14, 2022
Starting Salary: $73,420 – $83,680, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $95,460 [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 Regional Manager plays a critical role linking the voices of the Métis Community to the actions undertaken by 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. 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.
The Huron-Superior Regional Metis Community (MNO Region 4) has long been a leader in advancing and protecting Metis rights. Rooted in our own understanding of our unique identity as an Indigenous people of the land and of our long history of resistance. From the War of 1812, resisting removal attempts by the Indian Department, the Mica Bay Incident, advocating for our rights in the 1850 Treaty negotiations and holding our community together after the loss of our River-Lots and the burning of the Agawa Bay Village – we have always had to resist and stand up for ourselves to protect our unique identity. From the early advocacy work of the community in the 1960s, to the Metis rights advancement work of the 1980s and the pursuit of justice in the landmark R. v Powley Decision, this is a community that has always had the determination to defend itself. When the Metis Nation of Ontario was formed as a modern advocacy body for Metis in Ontario, the Huron-Superior Regional Community quickly joined the movement and continues to express our political identity collectively through the Metis Nation of Ontario and the Metis National Council.
The Huron-Superior Regional Metis Community is comprised of the descendants of the Historic Sault Ste. Marie and environs Metis Community recognized by the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v Powley and includes Metis citizens from other Metis communities in Ontario and across the Historic Metis Homeland who have moved into our community. The Region currently is home to two Metis Community Councils which represent citizens at the local level (Historic Sault Ste. Marie Metis Council and North Channel Metis Council) The desire of the Huron-Superior Regional Metis Community is to build a strong, responsible, responsive and progressive Regional Metis Government that meets the needs of the Community at the local and regional level and participates in the overall governance of the Metis Nation via the Metis Nation of Ontario and the Metis National Council.
The successful applicant will have strong desire to see this history appreciated and protected and the rights of the community advanced.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- 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
- Develop work plans, key deliverables, timelines, quality measures, and action plans with clearly identified priorities
- Provide expertise in response to complex client or program needs and/or to support and advise Supervisors
- Manage the employment lifecycle for direct reports, including supporting supervisors in recruitment, discipline, termination, and other people issues
- Direct the development and implementation of quality assessment strategies
- Plan, administer and control budgets for client projects, contracts, equipment and supplies
- Prepare grant applications, manage contributions agreements and all reporting requirements for outside funding received by the Region and support the Community Councils with same
- Manage and mitigate risk with respect to program delivery, quality, people and budgets
- Research and prepare detailed and accurate reports, briefing notes and presentations
- Attend meetings with senior management, funders, elected officials and government and present where required
- Develop communication tools to enhance understanding of issues
- Promote, track, and measure compliance with program funding requirements by creating and implementing appropriate data collection, reporting, and/or recordkeeping processes
- Assist with development, implementation and growth of new programs as needed
- Collaborate with direct reports to identify ways to improve program effectiveness and implement viable ideas
- Deal with complex, confidential, and sensitive issues in a timely manner, with tact, discretion, maturity and judgement
- Resolve complex conflicts that arise among direct reports and/or other employees
- Other reasonable duties as may be assigned
- Reports to the Regional Implementation Lead / Huron-Superior Regional Métis Community –via the Region 4 Councillor and is responsive and accountable to the Region\Community Councils.
- Strong desire to act in the service of the 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
- 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 including basic graphic design and communications technology such as Canva, Zoom, social media platforms and Automated call and email systems
- Advanced communications skills, both written and verbal including the ability to liaise with media outlets via press releases and other communications materials
- 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
- Residency in Region 4
- 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 given to Métis applicants.
- 3-5 years experience in a similar/comparable role or 3-5 years experience in the Branch with demonstrated growth and 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
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, 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 Canada 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.