Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible
February 18, 2022
Starting Salary: $54,410 – $66,680, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $70,750 [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.

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.

The Role

The Senior Policy Analyst in the Self-Government Branch of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) provides support for Negotiations Team leadership and Subject Specialist Lead and reports to the Director, Self-Government. The Senior Policy Analyst will be responsible for preparing meeting materials, post meeting Briefing Notes, Write Professional Letters, Assist in Writing Draft Policy and or Procedures, Administrative Support for Self-Government Leadership. They will work collaboratively with other MNO Staff in order to fulfil our greater Self-Government goals.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Understand the significance and fundamental importance of MNO’s Statement of Prime Purpose (SPP) to all MNO’s work, and to the requirements of the position specifically
  • Adhere to MNO Policies and Procedures and MNO’s Financial Policies and Procedures at all times
  • Work in collaboration within the Branch, other MNO branches, MNO leadership, MNO citizens, MNO contractors and consultants on related projects
  • Attend the Annual General Assembly (MNO Policy 2.120) and Attend PCMNO meetings as required.
  • Maintain professionalism of the office of the Senior Management and Executive offices
  • Deal with confidential and sensitive issues with tact and discretion as required
  • Log, document and distribute incoming regular and electronic mail and other material and co-ordinate the flow of information internally and with Senior Management and Executives
  • Review incoming and outgoing memoranda, submissions, reports, information and coordinate the flow of information
  • Prepare and submit Expense Claims, reconcile Purchase Cards
  • Set up and maintain manual and computerized information filing systems
  • May compile data, statistics and other information to support research activities
  • May supervise and train office staff in procedures and in use of current software
  • Oversee organization of conferences
  • Analyze incoming and outgoing memoranda, submissions and reports and prepare and co-ordinate the preparation and submission of summary briefs and reports when required
  • Liaise with internal branches on behalf of Executives and/or directors.
  • Prepare, log, key in, edit and/or proofread correspondence, invoices, presentations, brochures, publications, reports, communications and submissions
  • Oversee special events and activities
  • Discuss and meet with special interests groups and individuals or others as requested
  • This position will require working outside of the regular scheduled workday from time to time


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture.
  • Expert knowledge with Microsoft Office Programs such as MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Outstanding communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills are a must
  • Exceptional organizational, project management and time management skills
  • Demonstrated flexibility and the ability to work in a fast paced, challenging environment
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently with minimal direction
  • Discrete and accustomed to being exposed to highly confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to prioritize own tasks as well as prioritize meetings for the COO
  • Sound understanding of the federal government’s legislative and policy-making processes
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and travel throughout Ontario
  • Ability to drive a rented vehicle, have a valid driver’s license (Full class “G”), and a clean driving record
  • Willingness and availability to work flexible hours and travel throughout Ontario


  • Ability to anticipate needs of the Director/Executive.
  • Ability to multi task and have a high level of organization, attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Ability to think proactively and work in fast paced, constantly changing environment
  • Ability to learn new processes & hardware/products quickly
  • Bilingualism (English/French) would be an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills to establish and maintain credible presence with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent grasp of the machinery of government and federal government programs and policies in respect of Indigenous peoples and issues and, in particular, Métis peoples
  • Strong oral and written communication and facilitation as well as presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to liaise with MNO leadership and management, government partners and other external stakeholders.

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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