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Internal/External Job Posting

Indeterminate (Permanent), Full-time position

Location: Ottawa, Toronto

Closes: December 09, 2020

  • 4:30 pm

Starting salary range: $48,570- $55,870 per year based on experience


Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Graphic Designer Coordinator will provide graphic design work as needed and support other MNO branches with graphic design work as needed.


  • Provide graphic design elements and first drafts of designated projects that are consistent with the MNO branding, identity guide and professional standards of graphic design
  • Layout and design MNO print publications, advertising, web and social media graphics and other media as designated and consistent with the MNO branding and identity guide
  • Co-ordinate, schedule and process requests for communications work submitted by MNO branches and programs, liaising with external stakeholders. This includes conducting project evaluation and recommending changes or modifications to existing practices
  • Co-ordinate the MNO merchandising distribution system (SWAG store). This includes liaising with promotional item companies, preparing artwork for the SWAG store site, evaluating and leading issue resolution, identifying items suitable for inclusion in the SWAG store, and proposing methods to promote SWAG store products and use
  • Prepare Communications Branch Purchase Order requests in relation to compliance with program funding requirements and related tasks
  • Respond to requests for information through the Contact Us page on the MNO website
  • Manage MNO media catalogue by maintaining MNO photography, video and graphic design resources including pictures, video clips and finished products. This includes accurate reporting MNO digital assets
  • Assist with photography, videography and other communications functions when needed
  • Assist with social media posting and website updates and maintenance as needed



  • Strong desire to act in the service of the Métis Citizens, to advance and uphold rights and culture
  • Completion of post-secondary education in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • High degree of technology literacy and proficiency in standard office equipment
  • Advanced communications skills
  • Highly detail oriented, superior organization skills and time/priority-management
  • Ability to work alone/independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Knowledge and experience with graphic design platforms
  • Strong project coordination, including the design and implementation of project work-plans
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing demands and assess changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to assess situations and problem-solve independently
  • Strong portfolio of web design or print design projects
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms (ie. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)


  • Completion of a College Diploma or Bachelor of Arts degree in a relevant field
  • Knowledge of Métis-specific and broader indigenous policy and research, key challenges, and programs


  • Bilingualism
  • Experience as an in-house graphic designer would be an asset



  • Two-three years or more experience in a similar/comparable role
  • Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Cloud, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign


  • Experience working in communications with a not for profit
  • Experience working with Indigenous organizations


  • N/A


  • 1. A reliable vehicle (or ability to rent), driver's licence, $1,000,000 liability insurance, and a clean driving record
  • 2. Flexibility to work extended hours as necessary
  • 3. Ability to occasionally travel and stay at remote locations for limited periods of time

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 via Isarta if you require an accommodation during the hiring process.

Preference may be given to qualified Métis candidates