Education Officer - Bilingual


    Internal/External job posting  
    Thorold, Sudbury, Toronto, Midland, Fort Frances, Gravenhurst Indeterminate, full-time position
    Closes September 26, 2017 – 4:30 p.m.
    Replies must reference posting #092617-EOB-please indicate location
    Applications must be submitted on-line at 
    The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is seeking an enthusiastic and qualified team player as the Education OfficerBilingual, to run and coordinate education projects, located in an MNO office in Thorold, Sudbury, Toronto, Midland, Fort Frances, or Gravenhurst.  The main objective of the Education Officer-Bilingual and is to run and coordinate various education activities with a primary focus on Post-Secondary Education. 
    The position is indeterminate, full time, with salary to be determined based on experience and qualifications.  The successful candidate will be enrolled in the Group Benefits and Registered Pension Plans after successfully completing 3 months of employment.   The Education Office-Bilingual reports to the MNO Manager of Education, Way of Life and Special Projects. 
    In carrying out the following duties, it is expected that the Education Officer-Bilingual will:

    • Fully understand the significance and fundamental importance of MNO’s Statement of Prime Purpose (SPP) to all MNO’s work, and to the requirements of the position specifically  
    • Adhere to MNO Policies and Procedures and MNO’s Financial Policies and Procedures at all times
    • Uphold MNO’s Standards of Professional Conduct at all times
    • Adhere to Privacy Laws and respect confidential information at all times
    • The employee must be cognizant of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workers' Safety and Insurance Board, Ontario Human Rights Code, Canadian Human Rights Act, and other legislative requirements
    • Work in collaboration within the branch and with other MNO branches
    • Attend the MNO Annual General Assembly  

    Reporting to the Director of Education and Training, the duties include, but are not limited to, the following: 

    1. effectively oversee the day-to-day assigned Education and Training project activities
    2. complete assigned project tasks, monitor project progress and ensure deadlines are met  
    3. gather project statistics as directed, establish and maintain spreadsheets
    4. provide input and oversight to the development of work plans and projects
    5. outreach and build relationships with education stakeholders/partners as required  
    6. deliver presentations at conferences, workshops and in communities when directed
    7. plan and coordinate meetings and education events with attendance when required
    8. effective outreach to, and engagement of, Métis learners
    9. Assist with research and preparation of position papers and communications
    10. review education issues to keep branch management apprized                      
    11. review education initiatives and respond as needed to information requirements  
    12. Promote Métis culture and education
    13. prepare briefing notes, communications, presentations, and products to support managers  
    14. process volunteer expense claims, professional fees, and stipends
    15. recruit, train and oversee volunteers as required
    16. maintain an effective, confidential and accountable filing system
    17. some travel throughout the province at times requiring stays at locations other than place of residence, and extended hours of work may be required 

    Mandatory Qualifications 

    • College or University completion, preference given to those with a Bachelor of Education degree  
    • Minimum 2 years of related experience
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and French 


    • Bilingual in English & French is mandatory
    • Knowledge of Métis Education issues
    • Well-developed administrative and organizational skills
    • Ability to present to management, public stakeholders and partners, via written reports or verbal presentations ? Effective communication skills, and detail oriented
    • Demonstrated research and analytical skills  
    • Experience with standard office operations and equipment (including excellent computer skills)
    • Adherence to Privacy Laws and respect of confidential information (imperative at all times)
    • Financial knowledge (budgeting, forecasting, monitoring, and reporting)
    • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team
    • Excellent communications skills
    • Knowledge of the history, culture and structure of the Métis Nation of Ontario
    • Experience working with Aboriginal communities is an asset
    • Experience working in a non-profit environment
    • Networking and above average personal relationship skills
    • Proven project coordination skills; experience with project funding cycles
    • Existing relationships with government and education sector
    • Knowledge of Education in Ontario
    • Results-oriented, with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, problem solve, and work to deadlines
    • Completion and maintenance of a Police Security Check if the successful candidate
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Availability to travel, at time with overnight stays at a location other than work location 

    The Métis Nation of Ontario welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

    We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference may be given to qualified Métis candidates (please identify).   

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