Job Posting 64341

Director, Orange Hall
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 3 days (Thu, 24 Sep)
full time

Director, Orange Hall

Vancouver, BC

BC Housing is a provincial Crown agency with an annual budget of $1.45 billion (2019/20) and a portfolio of housing services and programs that assist 110,400+ households in over 300 communities provincewide. As such, we continually seek sustainable housing solutions that are supported by excellence in service delivery and research, and take into account social, financial and environmental impacts. Our mission is making a difference in people's lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing.

Our Operations Branch, whose job it is to develop and deliver social housing programs across the province, oversees comprehensive property management services for 7,800 public housing units, and provides financial and management consulting to non-profit and co-op housing providers responsible for another 33,400 units. This includes the administration of Provincial Rental Housing Corporation group homes on behalf of sponsoring ministries. The Branch works with non-profit societies and co-operatives, government, community agencies, tenants and advocacy groups to ensure BC Housing delivers high-quality services and programs that are responsive to client needs.

Leveraging your extensive experience in residential property management for vulnerable populations, you’ll play a key and meaningful leadership role as Director of Orange Hall, which provides newly renovated and self-contained residential units for those at risk of homelessness and those with disabilities who struggle to make ends meet due to limited access to resources. Along with safe, secure and affordable accommodation, Orange Hall provides support services aimed at enhancing access to other community-based support and services, and helping tenants manage their home, build self-reliance and foster resilience against homelessness.

Reporting to the Vice President, Operations, and calling upon your financial acumen and negotiation skills, you’ll oversee the ongoing monitoring of Operating Agreements with BC Housing’s Non-Profit Service Providers, including the budget, subsidy and financial review processes. This is an exciting opportunity to exercise your expertise in budgeting, financial reporting and property management as well as in housing program issues related to the population served by Non-Profits throughout the Vancouver Downtown East Side.

QUALIFICATIONS

With a university degree in commerce, business administration, public administration, finance or accounting, and a track record of experience in the following areas, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Employer, you have a solid foundation for success as Director, Orange Hall:

  • Extensive experience in residential property management for vulnerable populations, and the development and delivery of programs and services related to the housing of vulnerable populations with a history of trauma, mental illness and addictions, including property management services.
  • Considerable experience in developing, facilitating and managing relationships with a variety of external stakeholders, preferably involving the provision of supportive housing programs.
  • Ten (10) years’ experience in managing operating budgets and financial statements for not-for-profit societies, preferably in the supported housing sector or other public sectors funded through operating agreements with Federal, Provincial or other public agencies.

In this professionally challenging and personally rewarding role, you’ll also demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of property management, including procurement policies and procedures that ensure transparency and demonstrated value for money.
  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of BC Housing’s mandate, programs, operating requirements, and strategic objectives, and the socio-political environment in which it operates.
  • Considerable knowledge of financial, accounting and reporting systems, processes and controls.
  • Ability to analyze complex financial matters, assess financial performance, and develop and present courses of action to improve results.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, tact, diplomacy and good judgement.
  • Ability to establish and maintain constructive working relationships with housing providers, service providers, sector organizations, community groups, government agencies and other stakeholders, and resolve sensitive issues.
  • Ability to lead, coach and motivate staff in a team environment.
  • Excellent planning, organizational and leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication, writing, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Strategic thinking and negotiation skills.

To view the Job Description and to apply for the role of Director, Orange Hall, visit https://www.bchousing.org/careers/current-opportunities. When applying, please submit a cover letter and your application as a single Word or pdf file. Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at www.bchousing.org/careers will be accepted.

BC Housing—one of BC's Top Employers for 2020 and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2020—is the provincial Crown agency that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province. Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.

BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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