Internal/External Job Posting

Full time/ permanent 

 Open until positions are filled

Starting salary: $68,290 to $78,500, with a maximum salary of $88,800 (Level 8, 2021 rates)

All applicants are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to 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: 

Subject Specialist Leads (Managers) in the Self-Government Branch of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) provide support on distinct self-government related programs, initiatives and issues, and report to the Director, Self-Government.

Key responsibilities of the Communications Subject Specialist Lead include:

  • Establish work plans, key deliverables, timelines, quality measures, and action plans with clearly identified priorities to support the implementation of self-government
  • Research and prepare detailed and accurate reports, briefing notes and presentations
  • Attend and participate effectively in meetings with senior management, funders, elected officials and government
  • Provide subject matter expertise in response to complex issues and/or to support and advise others
  • Manage and mitigate risk with respect to program delivery, quality, people and budgets
  • Manage the employment lifecycle for direct reports, including recruitment, discipline, termination, and other people issues
  • Promote, track, and measure compliance with project timelines by creating and implementing appropriate data collection, reporting, and/or record keeping processes
  • Develop communication tools to enhance understanding of issues
  • Work collaboratively to identify ways to improve project effectiveness and implement viable ideas
  • Deal with complex, confidential, and sensitive issues in a timely manner, with tact, discretion, maturity and judgement, and assist with resolving complex conflicts that arise
  • Travel to communities for meetings to give presentations or attend meetings (this may require overnight stays in the community and a varied work schedule)

In addition, the Communications Lead will also be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive MNO-wide communications strategy related to the Self-Government Agreement, its implementation, and the advancement of Métis self-government, including approving the communications materials, graphics, podcasts, videos, etc. to MNO citizens through any communications stream
  • Ensuring the development and launch of an MNO self-government website
  • Work with third parties with relevant expertise as necessary to implement the communications strategy
  • Liaising with the Consultations portfolio staff to disseminate information to MNO citizens related to Consultations  
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Completion of post-secondary education in a relevant and related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a related field
  • A strong desire to act in the service of Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture (preference will be given to applicants who meet the requirements for MNO Citizenship as per the MNO Bylaws and who are in good standing)
  • Significant knowledge of Métis policy issues and principles or a demonstrated ability to quickly acquire knowledge

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • A high degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment
  • Advanced communications skills in English, both written and spoken
  • High degree of detail-orientation
  • 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 solve conflicts and to manage challenging situations
  • 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
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate a team to accomplish objectives
  • Basic understanding of applicable employment law legislation

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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