Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible
May 29, 2022
Starting Salary: $73,420 – $88,800, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $95,460 [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

The Subject Specialist Leads (Managers) in the Rights, Research and Policy Branch of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) provide support on rights, research and policy related programs, initiatives and issues. The Subject Specialist Lead – Health and Wellness role will be engaged in initiatives directly supporting MNO’s health and wellness activities. This will include health-related research, policy analysis, government-to-government dialogue on matters relating to health, self-government dimensions related to health, interactions with other governments and health policy, health legislation, and health system implementation.

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.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting MNO and RRP Branch initiatives in the areas of rights, research and policy as they relate to health and wellness.
  • Contributing to the advancement of key priorities of the MNO’s rights, research and policy agendas
  • Contributing to the advancement of a coordinated approach to research, policy and planning
  • Responding to funding opportunities, writing proposals and responding to RFP’s to secure ongoing and new funding to deliver programs and services and expand the reach of the MNO’s support to Citizens;
  • Representing the MNO at external tables and with external stakeholders
  • Conducting work on policy development and/or analysis
  • Contributing to the development of operations policy underpinning the delivery of MNO programs and services
  • Contributing to the effective communication about policy, research and Métis rights related activities
  • Establish work plans, key deliverables, timelines, quality measures, and action plans with clearly identified priorities to support the implementation to MNO rights, research and policy initiatives and objectives
  • 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)
  • Managing and supporting RRP Branch planning, establishment and implementation initiatives, working closely with the other Leads
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned


  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • Strong desire to act in the service of Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture 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 and/or Indigenous policy issues and principles or a demonstrated ability to quickly acquire knowledge
  • A post-secondary degree 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
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • 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 balance completion of own work with that of the team, superior organization skills and time/priority-management
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate a team to accomplish objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to solve conflicts and to manage challenging situations
  • Basic understanding of applicable employment law legislation 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
  • 3-5 years experience in a similar/comparable role or 3-5 years experience in the Branch with demonstrated growth and potential to fulfill the role
  • Experience in employee life cycle activities: recruitment, training, coaching for performance, discipline, and termination
  • Experience in conflict management
  • Experience designing and implementing project work plans


  • Meet the requirements for MNO Citizenship as per the MNO Bylaws and be in good standing
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively maintain financial records, manage project budgets
  • Knowledge of Métis-specific and broader indigenous key challenges, and programs and services
  • Completion of a supervisory or leadership course or certificate
  • Experience in indigenous health, community-based research, health policy and/or legislation development, Aboriginal law and/or indigenous self-government.

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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