Website Metis Nation of Ontario

105 Main Street West, Atikokan, Ontario

Date Posted: Monday, July 8, 2024
Closing Date: July 26, 2024

Hybrid position

MNO’s culture is at our core

The MNO workplace culture is full of potential ready to be unlocked. As our Self-Governance agreement materializes, we are building a  workplace culture of action, responsibility, and most importantly a desire to serve the Metis community. When defining what MNO culture is, it’s difficult, because of our diverse leadership styles, and the different programs and services offered. What that really means is there is a place for almost everyone under the MNO employer umbrella. We recognize people are different, and that is our source of strength. We bring opinions together, welcome healthy conflict, and look to always find answers, not problems.

Click here to learn about the Metis Nation of Ontario, and help you decide if we are the right fit for you

What We Can Offer You

  • Comprehensive employer-paid health benefits and pension plan
  • Generous vacation allotment starting at 15 day’s for regular employees and 20 day’s for management
  • Annual paid two-week holiday closure in December
  • 16 paid public and employer holidays
  • 15 paid health & wellness days
  • Challenging, multi-disciplinary work environment that fosters learning and professional development
  • Substantial educational incentive to promote personal and professional growth
  • An opportunity to make a direct or indirect impact on the lives of the Metis Peoples across the Province
  • Other perks
    • Employee Assistance Plan
    • Telemedicine plan
    • Health care spending account
    •  Goodlife corporate membership discount
    • Bell Mobility’s exclusive partner program
    • Staple’s corporate discount
    • Dell member purchase program
    • Mark’s corporate discount

What you will be doing

  • Fully understand the significance and fundamental importance of MNO’s Statement of Prime Purpose (SPP) to all MONO’s work, and to the requirements of the position specifically
  • Act as a liaison on behalf of the MNO and the work of the MNO Education & Training Branch: early Learning and Child Care.
  • Plan and host sharing circles, promote MNO and ELCC program information, act as a liaison for ELCC, present culturally appropriate workshops.
  • Comply with and model MNO’s Standards of Professional Conduct.
  • Manage relationships with key internal and external ELCC stakeholders to proactively and effectively share MNO information regarding Metis children and families, identify and solve issues, concerns and problems on a timely basis.
  • Complete administrative work that is limited to and focused on the supports needed to facilitate relationships and/or the completion of specialized work.
  • Deal with confidential and sensitive issues, with tact and discretion as required, elevating when necessary, and with awareness of the political landscape.
  • Prepare information and training materials for presentations and professional development.
  • Research practices and recommend changes or modifications to existing policies and processes.
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned.

The incumbent is responsible for the following duties, as well as other duties as may be assigned by the Manager of ELCC:

  • complete assigned project tasks, monitor project progress and ensure deadlines are met
  • gather project statistics as directed, establish and maintain spreadsheets
  • provide input and oversight to the development of work plans and projects
  • professional and effective outreach and building of relationships with education stakeholders/partners
  • develop and deliver presentations and professional development at conferences, workshops and in communities to promote awareness of the Metis culture and education
  • plan and coordinate meetings and/or sharing circles with local MNO community councils, child care agencies and other ELCC stakeholders
  • help, assist and co-ordinate larger ELCC specific events, e.g. annual professional development conference
  • review early learning and child care initiatives and respond as needed to information requirements
  • prepare briefing notes, communications, presentations, and products to support managers
  • provide community MNO councils with ELCC specific guidance and support (i.e. Council Camp Funding and annual advisor  meeting)
  • maintain an effective, confidential and accountable filing system
  • some travel throughout the province at times requiring stays at locations other than place of residence, and extended hours of work may be required


  • Previous 2 years or more experience in a similar/comparable role
  • Bilingual: French/English Language Skills Required
  • Knowledge of Metis Nation of Ontario governance structure, culture, history and way of life.
  • Knowledge of the Child Care and Early Years sector and current issues
  • A post-secondary education in Early Childhood Education or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field.
  • A high degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment
  • Advanced communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to effectively liaise with the ELCC team, MNO leadership, management, government and external child care organizations and agencies.
  • Strong project coordination, including the design and implementation of project work-plans
  • Superior organization skills and time/priority management
  • 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
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; knowledge of MS SharePoint
  • Must be fully vaccinated (COVID-19) as per MNO vaccination policy and procedure


  • Previous experience in a leadership role
  • Previous experience dealing with confidential information
  • Demonstrated experience in building and managing relationships with a variety of internal/external stakeholders
  • Experience in writing high-quality reports, briefing notes and developing presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire and expand knowledge and to be flexible when advising others in a demanding and dynamic environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced multi-issue environment, serving a wide range of varied internal and external interests. Ability to deliver presentations on technical information in plain language to large and small groups with ease.
  • Registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators or accredited association in related field
  • Knowledge of Metis-specific policy and research, key challenges, and programs


  • Ability to foster stronger relationships with local service providers and community councils across the province.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage project budgets and project deliverables using project management software or other processes
  • Previous work experience with Indigenous communities is an asset.

All 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 license, $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
  • Must meet vaccination requirements as set out in the MNO Vaccination Policy & Procedure

AODA Statement

The Metis 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 Metis 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 human resources if you required an accommodation during the hiring process.

Special Services Organization

The Metis Nation of Ontario is a special services organization. All applicants are encouraged to apply. Preference may be given to qualified applicants who meet the requirements for MNO Citizenship as per the MNO Bylaws and who are in good standing.

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.

The Metis Nation of Ontario uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help in the screening and assessing of applicants within our Applicant Tacking System (ATS).

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