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001 - Specialist, Education and Government Initiatives

61 Birch Street East, 261 Third Avenue, Unit 1, Cochrane, Ontario, Canada ● Atikokan, 105 Main Street West, Atikokan, Ontario, Canada ● Bancroft, 91 Chemaushgon Road, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada ● Barrie, Unit 1401 – 64 Cedar Pointe Drive, Barrie, Ontario, Canada ● Blind River, 10C Hanes Ave, Blind River, Ontario, Canada ● Brampton, Suite 305, Plaza 2 - 350 Rutherford Road South, Brampton, Ontario, Canada ● Chapleau, Box 1059 - 61 Birch Street East, Chapleau, Ontario, Canada ● Dryden, 34B King St, Dryden, Ontario, Canada ● Fort Frances, 426 Victoria Avenue, Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada ● Geraldton, Unit E – 404 Main Street, Geraldton, Ontario, Canada ● Gravenhurst, Unit A – 385 Bethune Drive North, Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada ● Haileybury, 439 Ferguson Ave, Haileybury, Ontario, Canada ● Kenora, Unit 4 – 621 Lakeview Drive, Kenora, Ontario, Canada ● Kingston, Unit 2 – 629 Division Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada ● Kitchener, Suite 203 – 493 Lancaster Street, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada ● London, Unit 19 - 1100 Dearness Drive, London, Ontario, Canada ● Mattawa, Unit 2 – 380 Main Street, Mattawa, Ontario, Canada ● Midland, Unit 10 & 11 – 845 King Street, Midland, Ontario, Canada ● Napanee, Unit 4A – 113 Richmond Boulevard, Napanee, Ontario, Canada ● North Bay, 156 McIntyre Street West, North Bay, Ontario, Canada ● Oshawa, Unit 101 – 74 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada ● Ottawa (Head Office), 66 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ● Ottawa (Outreach Office), Suite 400 – 214 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ● Owen Sound, 1198 – 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada ● Peterborough, Suite 102 – 1054 Monaghan Road, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada ● Renfrew, Unit 102 – 236 Stewart Street, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada ● Sault Ste. Marie, 134 John Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada ● Sudbury, Unit 12 – 875 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada ● Thorold, Unit 1A & Unit 3 – 3250 Schmon Parkway, Thorold, Ontario, Canada ● Thunder Bay, 226 May Street South, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada ● Timmins, 347 Spruce Street South, Timmins, Ontario, Canada ● Toronto, Unit 311 – 75 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ● Windsor, Unit 145 – 600 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor, Ontario, Canada Req #84
Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Closing Date: July 10, 2024

Contract Position, End Date: March 31, 2026

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 Métis 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.

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What We Can Offer You
  • 4% Vacation pay
  • Pension plan
  • 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 Métis Peoples across the Province
  • Other perks
    • Employee Assistance Plan
    • Telemedicine plan
    • Goodlife corporate membership discount
    • Bell Mobility's exclusive partner program
    • Staple's corporate discount
    • Dell member purchase program
    • Mark's corporate discount 

About the Role

As a subject matter expert, the Education and Government Initiatives Specialist will be responsible for: contributions to proposal writing, informing and developing program design and guiding principles within established systems, working with Program Managers, external stakeholders, and Métis governing bodies on education-related activities, and making recommendations that guide how programs and services are structured, delivered, and measured within a Branch.

What you will be doing

  • Develop programs, policies, and proposals based on demographic, social, and economic research, and analysis.
  • Assisting Program Managers with development and project evaluation, using a variety of research and evaluation tools.
  • Evaluate pilot projects and assess impact to secure longer-term funding or other supports and provide strategic considerations.
  • Utilize specialized knowledge to meet program, branch, and organizational needs.
  • Analyze processes, procedures, programs, and other systems, and collect data valuable to identify opportunities for additional impact or improvement.
  • Promote, track, and measure compliance with program funding requirements.
  • Updating Indigenous Advisory Education Committee policies and procedures from kindergarten to post-secondary.
  • Establish working groups to review and advise on educational activities and deliverables.
  • Provide oversight on written submissions to funders.
  • Provide strategic support and guidance in funding and accord negotiations.
  • Other reasonable duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture.
  • Experience within the educational system in Ontario (early years – post-secondary), preferably with previous leadership roles.
  • Strong knowledge of curriculum, course development, and educational policies.
  • Completion of post-secondary education 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.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Strong project coordination, including the design and implementation of project work plans.
  • Superior organization skills.
  • Strong technical writing ability and experience in briefings, proposal writing, and annual reports.
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with educational stakeholders and the capacity to navigate established systems and hierarchies.
  • Demonstrated experience in a related field

Preferred:

  • Completion of a Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Public Policy (MPP), or Master of Public Affairs, Master of Education or similar.
  • Knowledge of Métis-specific and broader indigenous policy and research, key challenges, and programs.
  • Familiarity with funding and partner agreements.
  • Strong knowledge of Métis governance bodies, federal and provincial agreements, and accords.
  • 2 years or more experience in a similar/comparable role
  • Experience dealing with confidential information
  • 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
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 human resources if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.
 
Special Services Organization

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

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $60,860.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $69,370.00
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Location on Google Maps
  • 61 Birch Street East, 261 Third Avenue, Unit 1, Cochrane, Ontario, Canada
  • Atikokan, 105 Main Street West, Atikokan, Ontario, Canada
  • Bancroft, 91 Chemaushgon Road, Bancroft, Ontario, Canada
  • Barrie, Unit 1401 – 64 Cedar Pointe Drive, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
  • Blind River, 10C Hanes Ave, Blind River, Ontario, Canada
  • Brampton, Suite 305, Plaza 2 - 350 Rutherford Road South, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • Chapleau, Box 1059 - 61 Birch Street East, Chapleau, Ontario, Canada
  • Dryden, 34B King St, Dryden, Ontario, Canada
  • Fort Frances, 426 Victoria Avenue, Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada
  • Geraldton, Unit E – 404 Main Street, Geraldton, Ontario, Canada
  • Gravenhurst, Unit A – 385 Bethune Drive North, Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada
  • Haileybury, 439 Ferguson Ave, Haileybury, Ontario, Canada
  • Kenora, Unit 4 – 621 Lakeview Drive, Kenora, Ontario, Canada
  • Kingston, Unit 2 – 629 Division Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Kitchener, Suite 203 – 493 Lancaster Street, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • London, Unit 19 - 1100 Dearness Drive, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Mattawa, Unit 2 – 380 Main Street, Mattawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Midland, Unit 10 & 11 – 845 King Street, Midland, Ontario, Canada
  • Napanee, Unit 4A – 113 Richmond Boulevard, Napanee, Ontario, Canada
  • North Bay, 156 McIntyre Street West, North Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • Oshawa, Unit 101 – 74 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Ottawa (Head Office), 66 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Ottawa (Outreach Office), Suite 400 – 214 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Owen Sound, 1198 – 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
  • Peterborough, Suite 102 – 1054 Monaghan Road, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
  • Renfrew, Unit 102 – 236 Stewart Street, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
  • Sault Ste. Marie, 134 John Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
  • Sudbury, Unit 12 – 875 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • Thorold, Unit 1A & Unit 3 – 3250 Schmon Parkway, Thorold, Ontario, Canada
  • Thunder Bay, 226 May Street South, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
  • Timmins, 347 Spruce Street South, Timmins, Ontario, Canada
  • Toronto, Unit 311 – 75 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Windsor, Unit 145 – 600 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor, Ontario, Canada