Full-time /Permanent
Location: Anywhere in Ontario
Remote Work: Flexible (both in-office and remote-work required)
November 24, 2023
Starting Salary: $53,260 – $60,710, per year based on experience. Salary Range Max $69,260 [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

The Virtual Post-secondary Education Navigator will be responsible for expanding the reach of the Infinite Reach program, and providing pathways to existing MNO programs and services for students, into a virtual environment through the development and implementation of app technology. They will liaise, coordinate and build collaborative relationships utilizing a virtual platform and look for innovative ways to expand access for Metis Post-secondary students to cultural opportunities, available mentorships, and MNO programs and services.  The role requires a significant degree of independent decision-making and judgement when applying standardized policies and processes. While there may be an administrative component to the role, it is limited to and focused on the support needed to facilitate relationships and/or the completion of specialized work.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  1. Oversee the daily operations of a subject specific virtual application designed to increase access to a wide variety of pertinent resources, events and information for Post-secondary students
  2. Develop innovate pathways to expand access to existing programs and services utilizing digital platforms
  3. Act within the guidelines of associated professional designations/standards while moderating use of a virtual platform
  4. Conduct program and project evaluation, using a variety of research and evaluation tools to identify areas for improvement and expansion
  5. Respond to needs of internal and external clients as required
  6. Research practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies, practices or positions
  7. Research and prepare detailed and accurate reports, briefing notes and presentations
  8. Develop communication tools to enhance understanding of issues and increase usership of application. (This may also include utilization and management of social media channels)
  9. Promote, track, and measure compliance with program funding requirements by creating and implementing appropriate data collection, reporting, and/or recordkeeping processes
  10. Interact with confidential and sensitive issues in a timely manner, with tact and discretion
  11. 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
  • Demonstrated interest in Métis culture, history and way of life
  • Completion of post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A high degree of technology literacy including the administrative functions of daily operations of app technology
  • Advanced communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Strong project coordination, including the design and implementation of project work-plans
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • 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 experience in a related field


  • Completion of a Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Knowledge of Métis-specific and broader indigenous policy and research, key challenges, and programs
  • Previous 2 years or more experience in a similar/comparable 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
  • Previous experience interacting with confidential information

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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