Internal Posting
Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
February 15, 2023
Starting Salary: $58,500 – $66,680, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $76,060 [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 Role

Indigenous Education Councils (IECs) provide Métis representation at the community level through MNO’s Community councils, empowering Métis citizens living within their geographic territories—or regions—to become involved in enhancing and empowering Métis inclusion in K-12 and Post-Secondary education systems.

The IEC Specialist will work across teams in the Education & Training branch, and with MNO Community Councils to organize MNO wide priorities for education sector involvement at institutional governance tables; work to coordinate and support, in collaboration with existing staff resources, recruitment, orientation, and ongoing training of Community Councils IEC representatives, promote best practices between IEC representatives, develop policy processes and resources, and serve as subject areas experts.

 Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilize specialized knowledge, education and experience to meet program, Branch and organizational needs directly related to MNO involvement with Indigenous Education Councils within the K-12 and Post-Secondary Education systems in Ontario
  • Act within the guidelines of associated professional designations/standards
  • Oversee and coordinate the development of programs, policies, and proposals based on demographic, social and economic research and analysis specific to working with Indigenous Education Councils within the K-12 and Post-Secondary Education systems in Ontario.
  • Conduct complex or inter-Branch program and project evaluation, using a variety of research and evaluation tools
  • Manage projects that have a strategic impact and/or long-term timeline related to MNO involvement with Indigenous Education Councils within the K-12 and Post-Secondary Education systems in Ontario
  • Respond to the needs of internal and external stakeholders as required
  • Research practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies, practices or positions
  • Research and prepare detailed and accurate reports, briefing notes and presentations
  • Present to senior management, PCMNO, funders and government
  • Develop communication tools to enhance understanding of issues specific to Ontario Post-Secondary Education and K-12 Education systems specifically as they relate to Indigenous Education Councils.
  • Promote, track, and measure compliance with program funding requirements by creating and implementing appropriate data collection, reporting, and/or recordkeeping processes
  • Deal with complex political, confidential, and sensitive issues in a timely manner, with tact, discretion, maturity and judgement
  • Other reasonable duties as may be assigned


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • Completion of post-secondary education 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
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Strong project coordination, including the design and implementation of project work plans for projects that are strategic and/or long-term
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing demands and assess changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to assess situations and problem-solve independently
  • Demonstrated ability to work alone/independently with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to a senior management audience and with elected officials.
  • Previous 2-4 years or more experience in a specialized knowledge role
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality evidence and data-based reports and professional presentations
  • Demonstrated ability in policy and program development and evaluation
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire and expand knowledge and to be flexible in a demanding and dynamic environment.

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 (or ability to rent), 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 Ontario for limited periods of time


  • Knowledge of Métis-specific and broader indigenous key challenges, and programs
  • Masters degree and/or graduate certificate, etc. in a related field.
  • Previous 5-7 years or more experience in a similar/comparable role.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and project deliverables using project management software or other processes

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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