Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible
February 25, 2022
Starting Salary: $46,610 – $53,130, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $56,370 [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.
  • Preferred membership pricing at Goodlife gyms.

The Role

The prime objectives of the Student Support Officer-Post Secondary Education are:

In accordance with the goals and objectives of MNO and MNO Education and Training programs, assess and case manage Métis client activity and funding needs related to post-secondary education. Work closely with labour market staff on the implementation of client plans as required. Build partnerships with stakeholders and other local delivery partners.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure that post-secondary education funding programs are delivered in accordance with the goals and objectives of MNO and MNO Education and Training programs
  • Identify client funding needs and goals by: conducting needs assessments during the intake process and developing action plans with clients, as required
  • Case manage client files effectively, which involves ongoing monitoring of client progress and outcomes
  • Provide program referrals to meet client needs as required
  • Follow-up with clients after they have completed their programs, and offer additional supports, if required, to ensure long-term client success
  • Liaise with labour market staff and maintain knowledge of current and expected labour market needs as required.
  • Assist with the planning, promotion and participate in community outreach activities to promote programs and services.
  • Assist in the development of partnerships with indigenous organizations, education and training institutions and other stakeholders
  • Update client information system in a timely manner
  • Monitor and report on skills training budgets
  • Provide monthly, quarterly and yearly tracking and performance reports
  • Upon successful completion of training the Student Support Officer-Post Secondary Education will coordinate with the labour market staff to assist clients with job searches and accessing other employment support services and opportunities available through MNO
  • Research information provided during the student application process
  • Keep up to date and provide information on financial supports, bursaries and scholarships for post- secondary students
  • Support the administration of The Métis Nation of Ontario Bursary Program
  • Participate in professional development, training, workshops, etc. as determined by the Manager-Post-Secondary Education and Director of Education & Training.
  • Assist and support development of Métis education framework, and Métis specific programming
  • This position requires some travel, requiring flexible hours and “out of town stays” at times
  • Fulfill all other responsibilities as determined by the Program Manager-Post-Secondary Education and Director of Education & Training


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture.
  • Post-Secondary education in social service or education-related field and/or 2 years of related experience
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment
  • Well developed administrative, organizational and communication skills, organized and detail oriented
  • Solid experience in writing, public speaking, developing presentations, facilitation, networking, partnership building
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, ability travel and an insured vehicle
  • Successful completion and maintenance of a Police Security Check.

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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