Job Posting 60965

Portfolio Manager - Women's Transition Housing & Supports Program
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Burnaby
closed 5 days ago (Thu, 2 Apr)
full time  • 


Job ID:  3280


Location:  BURNABY, BC






The Portfolio Manager is responsible for administrating funding and working in a collaborative partnership with service providers across the province that provide Women’s Transition Housing and Supports Programs. The position performs a varied role by providing consultation and support to the Boards of Directors and Executive staff of Non-Profit Societies regarding the effective management and delivery of core services and financial oversight including budget approvals and monitoring. The position is the key relationship manager for the assigned portfolio of service providers and serves as the single point of contact in managing a variety of issues relating to the delivery of these programs.



The successful candidate will have the following:



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in business administration, social services, public administration or other relevant discipline, including courses in non-profit society management and/or social service delivery.
  • Minimum six years well-rounded experience in senior level positions within non-profit society management or delivery of social services and community-based programs. Prior experience developing partner and stakeholder relationships and providing advice and consultation to Not-for-Profit Boards and Executive regarding program management.
  • Direct experience with programs and services for women and children who have experienced violence or are at risk of violence and previous supervisory experience in a unionized environment is an asset.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer.


  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of the philosophies, principles and practices associated with the delivery of government social and regulatory programs by non-profit societies and contracted community service providers.
  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of non-profit society governance, management and operation.
  • Sound knowledge of violence against women and children and the intersection of trauma, mental health and substance use issues.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the risks associated with working with vulnerable women and children and ability to work closely with service providers in mitigating risk.
  • Sound knowledge of issues relating to the anti-violence sector.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of BC Housing’s mandate, programs and policies in delivering social housing and social services to vulnerable populations.
  • Some knowledge of building structures and systems and an ability to recognize deficiencies.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Strong negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills and ability to negotiate contracts, mediate disputes and resolve conflict situations.
  • Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal, facilitation, presentation, consultative and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to provide organizational development and general management expertise and educate Boards and Executive in the successful operation of programs for vulnerable women and children.
  • Ability to build successful and constructive relationships and partnerships, both externally and internally, and work together to mutually attain the objective of providing stable, safe and affordable shelter, housing and support services. 
  • Ability to provide advice and assistance regarding financial budgeting and contract management practices, including the ability to assess budgets and financial statements.
  • Ability to summarize and explain complex program information and funding requirements.
  • Ability to build dialogue and consensus with multiple stakeholders, often with conflicting agendas.
  • Ability to work together based on mutual respect and understanding of each other, and work to the highest business practice standards.
  • Ability to display tact and diplomacy in dealing with a broad range of professions and community stakeholders; and be a socially sensitive administrator.
  • Ability to conduct reviews and audits and facilitate understanding and compliance with recommended improvements.
  • Ability to manage multiple issues and projects, coordinate with others, keep senior management apprised of major issues and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to strategize, apply creative thinking and build on existing and potential strengths in working towards solutions to support the long-term health and sustainability of the sector and partners.
  • Ability to travel on Commission business and work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle required.


How to Apply:


Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.


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