Internal/External Job Posting

Four Full-time, Permanent Positions
Closes: Open until positions are filled

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

Applicants should clearly specify which of the roles they wish to be considered for. Applicants may list multiple roles.

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.

The roles:

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.

There are four separate positions available, and each role specializes in one of the four areas:

  1. Metis Government Laws & Constitution Lead
  2. Consultation Lead
  3. Communications Lead
  4. Regional Implementation.

Key responsibilities of the 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 Métis Government Laws & Constitution Lead will also be responsible for:

  • Establishing and overseeing a Working Group on Métis Government Laws and Constitution, working closely with the Fiscal & Governance Lead
  • Liaising with the Consultations portfolio staff to gather information to inform development of Métis Government Laws and Constitution
  • Determining when draft Métis Government Laws, Constitution, and ratification process are ready for presentation to PCMNO
  • Advising or providing recommendations to the PCMNO about draft Métis Government Laws, Constitution, and ratification process
  • Obtaining PCMNO approval of Métis Government Laws, Constitution and ratification process
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned

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

  • Hiring and directing a third party to develop an MNO Self-Government and Constitution Consultation Plan
  • Gathering feedback from Workplan Implementation Committees in each Region on the draft Consultation Plan
  • Managing the implementation of final MNO Self-Government and Constitution Consultation Plan
  • Negotiating and approving enhanced consultation plans that build on the final MNO Self-Government and Constitution Consultation Plan with MNO Regions who desire enhanced consultation options
  • Building a team within MNO to implement the final Consultation Plan, including hiring consultants or third parties as required
  • Advising or providing recommendations to the PCMNO with respect to self-government and Constitution consultations
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned

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

In addition, the Regional Implementation Lead will also be responsible for: 

  • Negotiating RIAs, RIA Workplans, RGAs, and Interim Fiscal Transfer Plans (to support RGAs) with MNO Regions based on PCMNO-approved templates
  • Taking all necessary steps to implement executed RIA Workplans, RGAs, and Interim Fiscal Transfer Plan (to support RGA) with MNO Regions
  • Appointing and directing the MNO Secretariat representatives on Workplan Implementation Committees
  • Approving initiatives related to core self-government in collaboration with MNO Regions
  • Hiring, directing, and managing one Regional resource in each of the MNO’s nine Regions (Regional Consultation Committees or others may be involved in the hiring process for their Region where they indicate a desire and willingness to do so)
  • Directing MNO legal counsel with respect to Regional Implementation Agreements and associated work
  • 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

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).

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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 humanresources@metisnation.org if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

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