Glenn Haddrell Co-op seeks Co-ordinator

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.