Internal/External
Full-time/Permanent
Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
Closes: 
August 9, 2023
Starting Salary: $59,670 – $68,010, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $77,580 [2023 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

As a subject matter expert, Métis Child Care Subsidy Agreement Specialist will work with the Manager of ELCC Programs and Services and the Supervisor of ELCC Family Supports to provide content expertise and knowledge regarding the MNO Child Care Subsidy program. The successful candidate will bring specialized knowledge of the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) agreements, provincial and regional child care subsidy distribution, and the MNO Child Care Subsidy Program within this role. The Métis Child Care Subsidy Agreement Specialist will work with various child care centers across the province on contracts, funding allocations, invoicing, and establish quality assurance measurements within the MNO Child Care Subsidy program.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

CWELCC:

  1. Monitor the CWELCC agreements between Canada and Ontario regarding rate reductions in child care.
  2. Ensure that provincial childcare rate reductions are applied to existing childcare agreements.
  3. Working with childcare providers, District Services Administration Boards, or municipalities to ensure that CWELCC rate reductions are applied correctly to existing childcare agreements.
  4. Work with the ELCC Family Supports team supervisor on CWELCC reduction projections to determine MNO Child Care subsidy waitlist times and space allocations for the next fiscal year every year.
  5. Edit, review, develop, and monitor quality assurance practices for the MNO Child Care Subsidy Program.
  6. Participate in provincial and/or municipal meetings regarding CWELCC implementation.

Child Care Contracts:

  1. Review, edit, and monitor existing childcare contracts.
  2. Develop child care funding contracts between MNO & Child care providers.
  3. Develop timelines and processes for childcare contract review and renewal.
  4. Collaborate with the MNO Finance branch on payment delivery.
  5. Edit, review, develop, and monitor the current MNO Child Care Subsidy program and develop additional quality assurance measurements.
  6. Monitor and track all MNO Child Care Subsidy agreements and develop an internal file review and audit process.

Team Leadership

  1. Collaborating with the Family Supports Team lead, develop internal training guides and processes for the MNO Child Care Subsidy Program.
  2. Provide training and guidance to the Family Supports team on new or updated Child Care Subsidy resources and documents.
  3. Provide MNO Child Care Subsidy program file audits and identify any training opportunities to the FSA Team Lead and Family Supports Supervisor.
  4. Establish a MNO Child Care Subsidy quality assurance working group.

Qualifications

  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • Post-Secondary education in business administration.
  • 3-5 years of previous experience within the industry.
  • Strong understanding of the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care rate reductions.
  • Strong knowledge of the childcare subsidy system within Ontario.
  • Previous experience working with a District Service Administration Board or Municipality regarding childcare subsidies.
  • Previous experience with handling childcare subsidy funding agreements and contracts.
  • Previous experience in creating and developing contracts.
  • Expert level knowledge of Excel and Word.
  • Demonstrated experience in a related field
  • At least 3 years of experience working in program administration, preferably in a government setting
  • Demonstrated experience dealing with personal and confidential information and issues in a mature, tactful, and diplomatic manner
  • Demonstrated experience in quickly acquiring and expanding knowledge and being flexible in a demanding and dynamic environment

Preferred

  • Knowledge of Métis history and culture.
  • A Strong understanding of Métis needs within the early years in Ontario.
  • Knowledge of MNO Early Learning and Child Care Programs and services
  • Experience working with childcare subsidy agreements.
  • Ability to work within work plan deliverables and timelines
  • Five or more years of experience working in a government or not-for-profit organization
  • Previous 1-2 years or more experience in a role motivating/leading other
  • Experience presenting and facilitating to a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to create quality assurance processes
  • Experience in invoicing, contracts, and reconciliation
  • Experience in conflict resolution

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 humanresources@metisnation.org 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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