Category: Job Openings

05 Jul 2017

Homestarts is seeking a Co-op Housing Co-ordinator

Homestarts is currently hiring a  Bilingual Housing Coordinator with access to a vehicle to work at one or more housing co-operatives in the Ottawa Region. The position will be for 3 – 5 days per week, depending on preference, totaling 22.5 – 37.5 hours per week.

You can see more details at their job posting on Charity Village.

The application deadline is July 15th, 2017.

02 Jun 2017

Glenn Haddrell Co-op seeks Co-ordinator


POSITION TITLE:                      Housing Co-operative Co-ordinator

POSITION TYPE:                      Permanent, Full Time (30 hours per week)

HOURS OF WORK:                  Weekdays, one evening per week

DATE OF POSTING:                 June 2, 2017

CLOSING DATE:                       July 7, 2017

START DATE:                             No later than September 5, 2017

Glenn Haddrell Housing Co-operative is seeking to fill the full-time, permanent position of co-ordinator of an 85 unit housing co-op in the east end of the City of Ottawa. Glenn Haddrell Co-op is a beautifully maintained, inviting Co-op nestled in the east end of Ottawa, situated off Montreal Road (the intersection is Montreal and Bathgate).  The housing co-operative has stacked townhouse 85 units, a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes. Glenn Haddrell Co-op is located close to the Greenbelt with easy access to walking/biking trails. The Co-op is easily accessible by the number 12 , and many amenities are within walking distance.

Reporting to the co-op’s Board of Directors, the manager’s job will be to oversee and to be accountable for the management of the co-op’s operations. Duties will include:

  • managing the co-op’s finances,
  • developing and implementing an overall property maintenance and repair program,
  • ensuring that the co-op meets its legal obligations,
  • developing and implementing a strategy to maintain full occupancy of the co-op,
  • supporting good governance in the co-op by the board and membership, and
  • efficient administration of the co-op’s office and management of other co-op staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of related experience managing the operations of a not-for-profit housing corporation, including preparing annual budgets, and monthly financial reports, and completing the Annual Information Return (AIR)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft software, Lotus Notes, and Asset Planner software
  • In-depth working knowledge of rent geared to income program administration and experience working in the social housing community
  • Experience in working in a team environment and overseeing contractors
  • Extensive experience with bookkeeping accounting software (eg. Quickbooks, New Views, Simply Accounting)
  • Between two and five years of previous experience with accounting/bookkeeping
  • Knowledge of co-ops and/or non-profit housing, rent-geared-to-income (RGI) accounting, and knowledge of Housing Services Act (HSA) and the Co-operative Corporations Act

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • A highly motivated self-starter with an ability to work with limited direct supervision
  • Competencies in engaging with the general public in a friendly and professional manner
  • Strong organizational, time management, planning, and problem solving skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including cross-cultural communication
  • Experience with Board and committee support, including meeting facilitation

Asset Qualifications

  • Bilingualism (English and French) and/or ability to communicate in other languages would be considered a strength
  • College diploma/certificate in accounting
  • Knowledge and experience in asset and/or project management (eg. Capital planning)
  • Property management experience in the private sector will be an asset
  • Valid driver’s licence and access to vehicle

The co-op offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package. Please indicate salary expectations on your covering letter.

If interested, please apply in writing, by 5:00 p.m. on July 7, 2017 to:

The Hiring Committee

Glenn Haddrell Housing Co-operative

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

18 May 2017

CHF Canada seeks Program Manager, Asset Management Services

The Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada) is the values-based pan-Canadian co-operative that unites and represents 900 housing co-operatives outside Quebec. Since 2014, CHF Canada has offered a range of asset management services to help member housing co-operatives understand and address the present and future capital requirements of their buildings. Organized as social enterprises, this work promotes long-term sustainability, and is intended to preserve the quality and affordability of co-operative housing in Canada.
Because of a growing workload, we are recruiting to fill a new one-year contract position of Program Manager, Asset Management Services, based in Ottawa, Toronto or Halifax.
Reporting to the Manager, Asset Management and Co-operative Services, the Program Manager will play a key role in the delivery of specific asset management services including the preparation of longterm asset management plans (including building condition analyses, financial analyses and financing/refinancing scenarios), and the procurement of technical documents and technical services on behalf of client housing cooperatives. You will also provide education and information workshops to member co-ops, and liaise with the partner organizations participating in CHF Canada’s work.
The successful candidate will have a certified engineering technologist (CET) or equivalent education and/or project management certificate or equivalent experience. In addition, you will know various computer applications, including spreadsheet analysis tools and formulae and have experience in writing technical reports. You will possess a thorough understanding of financial statements and financing related to multi-unit residential properties; demonstrated knowledge of basic building construction elements and techniques, including procurement processes, bidding requirements and related contract law; and excellent oral and written communication skills.
Availability to travel throughout Canada, and frequent evening and weekend work is required. Salary will be commensurate with experience. CHF Canada offers a values-driven workplace, excellent benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.
If interested, please apply in writing by 5:00 pm EDT, May 30, 2017 to:
Christine Seguin
Director, Finance and Administration
CHF Canada

La Fédération de l’habitation coopérative du Canada (FHCC) est la coopérative pancanadienne fondée sur des valeurs qui unit et représente 900 coopératives d’habitation à l’extérieur du Québec. Depuis 2014, la FHCC offre un éventail de services de gestion des actifs pour aider les coopératives d’habitation membres à connaître les besoins en capitaux actuels et futurs pour leurs bâtiments et à y répondre. Chapeauté par des entreprises sociales, ce travail vise à favoriser la viabilité à long terme et à préserver la qualité et l’abordabilité des coopératives d’habitation au Canada.
En raison d’une charge de travail croissante, nous cherchons à combler le nouveau poste contractuel d’un an de gestionnaire de programme, Services de gestion des actifs, basé à Ottawa, Toronto ou Halifax.
Relevant du gestionnaire, Gestion des actifs et services aux coopératives, le ou la gestionnaire de programme jouera un rôle clé dans la prestation de services précis en matière de gestion des actifs, dont la préparation de plans de gestion des actifs à long terme (y compris des analyses de l’état des bâtiments, des analyses financières et des scénarios de financement ou de refinancement), ainsi que la fourniture de documents techniques et de services techniques au nom des coopératives d’habitation clientes. Vous présenterez également des ateliers d’éducation et d’information aux coopératives membres et assurerez la liaison avec les organismes partenaires qui participent au travail de la FHCC.
Le candidat ou la candidate choisi(e) doit être un(e) technicien(ne)spécialiste agréé(e) en ingénierie (TSAI) ou avoir fait des études équivalentes ou détenir un certificat en gestion de projet ou posséder une expérience équivalente. Vous devrez également connaître diverses applications informatiques, y compris des outils d’analyse de chiffriers et des formules et avoir une expérience dans la rédaction de rapports techniques. Vous devrez posséder une connaissance approfondie des états financiers et du financement lié aux immeubles à logements multiples, une connaissance démontrée des éléments et des techniques de construction de base, y compris les processus d’approvisionnement, les exigences relatives aux soumissions et le droit contractuel connexe, ainsi que d’excellentes aptitudes pour les communications orales et écrites.
La disponibilité pour voyager à l’échelle du Canada et effectuer du travail fréquent en soirée et les fins de semaine est requise. Le salaire est déterminé en fonction de l’expérience. La FHCC offre un milieu de travail axé sur les valeurs et d’excellents avantages sociaux, et elle est un employeur qui souscrit à l’égalité d’accès à l’emploi.
Les personnes intéressées sont invitées à postuler par écrit avant 17 h HAE, le 30 mai 2017 à :
Christine Seguin
Directrice, Finances et administration
Courriel :

16 May 2017

The Agency for Co-operative Housing seeks Relationship Manager

With its head office in Ottawa, the Agency for Co-operative Housing administers the operating agreements between Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and more than 500 housing co-operatives. We have regional offices in Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto. This position is located in Ottawa.
Relationship Manager
Full Time – 37.5 hours per week (1 year contract)
Reporting to the Manager, Operations, Ontario/PEI the Relationship Manager monitors the compliance of co-op housing clients with their operating agreements, while developing a productive working relationship with each one. The Relationship Manager reviews the risk rating assigned to co-ops in order to help them to improve their results. When requested, the Relationship Manager implements approved intervention protocols and monitors compliance with workout conditions. The Relationship Manager is a self-starter who works well both individually and with a team.
The successful candidate has
• significant experience in managing housing co-ops, non-profit housing organizations or property management
• excellent analytical and financial skills
• bilingual is an asset (English and French)
• knowledge of accounting principles relating to property management
• experience in applying regulations, policies and/or legislation
• excellent oral and written communication skills, including plain-language writing
• a university degree or equivalent experience.
The successful candidate must demonstrated excellent client service skills, as well as interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills. We are looking for a candidate with excellent time-management skills and able to juggle many priorities in an efficient manner.
The Agency for Co-operative Housing is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Recruitment related accommodations will be provided upon request.
If interested, please send your resume to Natalie Hartley at no later than June 2, 2017. We will contact only those candidates whom we wish to interview.


L’Agence des coopératives d’habitation, dont le siège social est situé à Ottawa, est chargée d’administrer les accords d’exploitation conclus entre la Société canadienne d’hypothèques et de logement (SCHL) et plus de 500 coopératives d’habitation. Elle a également des bureaux à Calgary, à Vancouver et à Ottawa.
Gestionnaire des relations
Centre de service régional de l’Ontario, Ottawa
37,5 heures par semaine (contrat de 1 an)
Relevant au Gestionnaire, Opérations, Ontario/ Î.-P.-É., le ou la gestionnaire des relations surveille à la conformité des coopératives d’habitation clientes avec leurs accords d’exploitation et établit une relation de travail productive avec chacune d’entre elles. Il ou elle examine la cote de risque attribuée aux coopératives et aide ces dernières à améliorer leur rendement à cet égard. Sur demande, il ou elle met en oeuvre les protocoles d’intervention approuvés et assure la conformité aux conditions des plans de redressement. Le ou la gestionnaire des relations est un individu entreprenant et travaille aussi bien seul(e) qu’au sein d’une équipe.
Le candidat ou la candidate choisi(e) doit avoir :
• d’excellentes aptitudes analytiques et financières;
• une bonne connaissance des principes comptables relatifs à la gestion immobilière;
• de l’expérience en ce qui a trait à l’application des réglementations, des politiques ou des lois;
• une grande expérience dans le domaine de la gestion immobilière, des coopératives d’habitation ou des organismes de logement sans but lucratif;
• d’excellentes aptitudes pour les communications orales et écrites, y compris la rédaction en langage clair;
• un diplôme universitaire ou une expérience équivalente.
Le candidat a fait preuve d’excellentes aptitudes en ce qui concerne le service à la clientèle, relativement aux relations interpersonnelles et la résolution de conflits. Le candidat possède de belles aptitudes applicables à la gestion du temps et doit pouvoir jongler avec beaucoup de priorités, et ce, de manière efficace.
Le candidat communique bien en anglais. La capacité de lire et de parler le français constitue un atout, de même qu’une connaissance pratique approfondie des programmes fédéraux et des lois régissant les coopératives d’habitation.
L’Agence s’est engagée à se doter d’un effectif compétent qui reflète la diversité de la population canadienne. Par conséquent, elle favorise l’équité en matière d’emploi et vous encourage donc à indiquer volontairement et clairement dans le champ objet de votre demande si vous êtes une femme, une personne autochtone, une personne handicapée ou un membre d’une minorité visible.
Si ce poste vous intéresse, veuillez envoyer votre curriculum vitae en toute confiance à Natalie Hartley à au plus tard le 2 juin 2017. Nous communiquerons uniquement avec les candidats et candidates qui seront retenu(e)s pour une entrevue.

13 Apr 2017

Cornucopia Property Management seeks Co-op Housing Co-ordinator

Part-time Coordinator Position
Cornucopia Property Management Corporation is seeking a part time coordinator for non-profit housing co-operative clients in Ottawa.
The coordinator will work in the co-op offices and provide day-to-day services to the co-operative members and completing tasks on behalf of the management company.
The successful applicant should have:

  • Office Experience preferably in a non-profit setting and have a general knowledge of co-op housing
  • Experience in office management and dealing with contractors or equivalent
  • Experience with deposit preparation and understanding financial statements
  • Experience with MS Word, database applications, email and Internet
  • Have effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to use the utmost discretion in the handling of member files and other personal information
  • Able to work independently and prioritize work using strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize tasks with little supervision
  • The ability to use tact, diplomacy, sound judgment, courtesy and patience at all times
  • Experience working in a multicultural community with people from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • The ability to work in French as well as English is an advantage.

This is a part-time position (30 hours/week). Some evening work will be required.
Please e-mail your résumé to Deana Sherif