Location: Region Six
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
May 18, 2023
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,
  • 15 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

The Regional Manager links the voices of the Métis citizens to the actions undertaken by the MNO’s Region 6 and the MNO Secretariat as they relate to self-government. The Regional Manager is a key part of 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 development and implementation of self-government within Region 6 by utilizing management tools and administrative leadership to function at a high level of overall performance. The Regional Manager will be responsible for liaising with other management within the Self-Government Branch (“Branch”). The Regional Manager is accountable for achieving planning and operational goals and objectives for the Region within policy guidelines. The Regional Manager is also responsible for 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.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Helps manage the day-to-day implementation of the Region 6 Regional Implementation Agreement and advance the activities and work contemplated under the Regional Implementation Agreement Workplan. This position will have dual managerial supervision responsibilities to both the Region 6 Métis leadership and the MNO. This will include supporting the Region 6 Councilor.
  • Reports to the Regional Implementation Lead and is responsive and accountable to the Region 6 Métis Community Leadership.
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate services provided by employees as part of funding agreements as well as services provided to organizations, such as contracted or consulting services, personnel and payroll services, and technology and security services, in relation to self-government implementation.
  • Develop work plans, key deliverables, timelines, quality measures, and action plans with clearly identified priorities.
  • Provide expertise in response to complex needs.
  • 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 projects, contracts, equipment and supplies.
  • 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 and where required by the Region 6 Implementation Committee. This will include preparing agendas, taking notes and preparing minutes.
  • Prepare for meetings to include booking meeting rooms, hotel rooms and set up on-line meetings, as required.
  • Develop communication tools to enhance understanding of issues and support citizen outreach to include managing and updating social media tools.
  • Promote, track, and measure compliance with any funding requirements by creating and implementing appropriate data collection, reporting, and/or recordkeeping processes.
  • Assist with the 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 by Regional Implementation Lead or the Region 6 Métis Community Leadership.


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • Significant knowledge of MNO Self-Government historical and current documents.
  • Significant knowledge of Métis and/or Indigenous policy issues and principles or a demonstrated ability to quickly acquire knowledge.
  • Resident in Region 6.
  • 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. 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.

Positions at the MNO shall require the following:

  1. Completion and maintenance of Vulnerable Sector Verification
  2. A reliable vehicle, driver’s licence, $1,000,000 liability insurance, and a clean driving record
  3. Flexibility to work extended hours as necessary
  4. Ability to occasionally travel within Ontario for limited periods of time


  • Demonstrated ability to effectively maintain financial records and 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.
  • Current CPR/First Aid certification or ability to obtain.
  • Accreditation in a professional area.

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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