Housing Co-operative Co-ordinator


Glenn Haddrell Housing Co-operative (GHHC) 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. GHHC Inc. is a beautifully maintained, inviting Coop nestled in the east end of Ottawa; situated off Montreal Road (the intersection is Montreal and Bathgate).  GHHC has 85 units, stacked town homes that are comprised of one, two, three, four-bedroom; as well as accessible units. Glenn Haddrell is located close to the green belt with easy access to walking/biking trails and paths. The Coop is easily accessible by bus with the number 12 running adjacent to the Coop’s location, many amenities are within walking distance.

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

  • Managing the co-op’s finances in conjunction with the 3rd party accounting firm.
  • 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
  • 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 the preparation of annual budgets, preparing monthly financial reports, and completion of 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 both official 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

Some evening work is required. The expected start date is May 1, 2021. 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 March 31, 2021 to:

The Hiring Committee

c/o hayleymillington@yahoo.ca

Board of Directors

Glenn Haddrell Housing Co-operative

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

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Co-operative Association of Eastern Ontario


311-225 Metcalfe St., Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 1P9


Jovette Fournier - Executive Director


Email: jfournier@chaseo.coop