Job Posting 99660

Director, Supportive Housing Programs
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Burnaby, BC
closes in 9 days (Sat, 9 Mar)
full time  •  TBD


($111,160 - $130,776 Annually) 


Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Supportive Housing & Homelessness Operations, the Director, Supportive Housing Programs leads, the development, implementation, and management of social housing programs for the vulnerable from a provincial perspective. He/She/They oversee various programs including, Provincial Homelessness Initiative, Supported Rent Supplement Programs Homeless Outreach Programs, Seniors’ Supportive Housing, Independent Living BC, and Homes BC.
The incumbent develops strategic partnerships with various stakeholders to ensure access to a range of housing and program options to those in need of affordable housing. The position partners closely with regional staff in the planning and development of program delivery strategies and provides consultation and advice to meet performance outcomes.


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, Public Administration, Social or Urban planning or a related field.
  • Considerable experience in the planning, development, and implementation of programs, with specific experience in the delivery of social housing programs and services for vulnerable populations.
  • Considerable experience in developing, facilitating, and managing relationships with a variety of external stakeholders, preferably involving the provision of supportive housing programs.
  • Considerable experience in contract negotiation, program evaluation and quality assurance within social housing spectrum.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the Employer.


  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of the philosophies, practices and standards relating to social housing program design, development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Considerable knowledge and expertise on the housing and support needs of vulnerable populations.
  • Considerable knowledge and expertise on non-profit society governance, management, and operation.
  • Effective leadership, verbal and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective consultative, facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution, problem solving and consensus building skills.
  • Effective planning, organizational and leadership skills.
  • Ability to learn and understand BC Housing’s mandate, programs, and policies in delivering social housing to the vulnerable throughout the province.
  • Ability to assess program requirements, develop policies, procedures, and delivery strategies to meet operating mandates and expected outcomes, evaluate program effectiveness from a provincial perspective, and provide recommendations to improve program implementation and management.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with Operations managers and staff, other Branches and various external stakeholders including housing associations, health authorities and provincial and federal governments to address issues relating to the delivery of social housing programs across the province.
  • Ability to exercise emotional intelligence, empathy, discretion, tact, diplomacy, and good judgement.
  • Ability to lead, coach and motivate staff in a team setting.
  • Please Note: Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record search and are required to maintain Security Clearance throughout their employment.

Indigenous candidates are welcome to connect with an Indigenous team member in our organization to discuss the recruitment process and our workplace, please contact  to arrange a call.

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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