Office Administrator Executive Director

Office Administrator Executive Director – Eastern Ontario Christian Senior Citizen Co-operative Housing Inc.

The Eastern Ontario Christian Senior Citizen Co-operative Housing Inc. (EOCSCCH), located at 220 – 224 Viewmount Drive, Ottawa, is seeking to fill the position of a full-time, permanent Office Administrator (OA) whose place of work is at our location.  The Co-op is a retirement community for Seniors 65+ with varying income levels. The purpose of this Co-op is to provide affordable housing to seniors, and this community embraces the values of Affordability, Christian environment, Dignity, Independence, Privacy and Respect for Diversities.

The Co-op consists of two buildings which comprise of 135 units, which include bachelor, one- and two-bedroom units as well as common areas.

The OA provides services, and maintains open lines of communication and a safe and secure environment for residents, visitors and other staff members, and is accountable for maintaining full occupancy by a combination of retaining residents and attracting new residents.


  1. have a keen interest in working with seniors;
  2. demonstrate excellent relational skills and display a caring and respectful attitude toward our residents, families, and team members;
  3. possess empathy for and understanding of the needs of the seniors and/or individuals with disabilities;
  4. possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  5. be capable of adapting to different situations and change;
  6. possess exceptional follow up skills with residents, staff and the Board;
  7. have the ability to interact with residents and their family members, and other professionals with a high degree of patience and tolerance;
  8. demonstrate initiative, good judgment and supervisory abilities;
  9. possess good computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 and other computer programs; and
  10. two years’ of related experience in a retirement or health care environment is considered an asset.

Preference may be given to applicants with a post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree, such as business, public administration, health care administration, etc.


  1. Resident Focus

The Office Administrator is the on-site “face” of the Co-op for residents, prospective residents and visitors, and:

  1. provides information to residents as requested;
  2. arranges for information sessions from external agencies;
  3. receives and reports problems to the appropriate person;
  4. produces a Weekly Newsletter with inputs from residents and the Board;
  5. maintains Bulletin Boards;
  6. manages Room reservations;
  7. attends Monthly evening Board Meetings and produce minutes and a Minute Summary for posting to residents;
  8. ensures maintenance of accurate records of residents, personnel and the operations in order to provide regular reports to the Board on the activities, needs and problems of the residence;
  9. manages/supports resident volunteers and resident committees as appropriate;
  10. manages the Guest Suites – reservations, payment and cleaning, while maintaining confidentiality of all financial, personnel and resident data;
  11. establishes or facilitates new services with the approval of the Board;
  12. carries out surveillance of residents’ general physical and emotional well-being – to be done discreetly so as to encourage a feeling of independence and privacy in the residents;
  13. responds to resident or family member inquiries/concerns and ensure appropriate action is taken within their decision-making authority and/or brings it to the attention of the Board;
  14. handles all queries concerning billings and payments from residents and/or their family members;
  15. effectively communicates and interacts with residents, family members, visitors and volunteers in a courteous and professional manner;
  16. organizes workflow through the administrative office, co-ordinates meetings, schedules and appointments as required;
  17. provides an initial warm welcoming reception and telephone contact with visitors. Provides direction to visitors and callers and/or notify appropriate people as required;
  18. maintains daily records such as a resident evacuation list, assignment of parking spaces, resident checklist, resident telephone list, employee contact list, guest suite reservations, etc.;
  19. presents a positive image of the residence to the public; and
  20. is the residents’ interface to the Manager, Building Superintendent, and the Board.
  1. Occupancy Focus

The OA is responsible for developing a strategy to maintain full occupancy of the Co-op and pursue other sources of revenue so as to maximize revenue. Specifically, the OA:

  1. markets co-op units, as necessary, to fill vacancies;
  2. responds to enquiries and receives applications from potential residents;
  3. conducts credit and landlord checks;
  4. makes sure new residents sign occupancy agreements and make necessary payments before move-in;
  5. makes sure new residents are promptly welcomed and oriented;
  6. makes sure residents scheduled for an internal move sign new occupancy agreement before they move;
  7. manages the Co-op’s internal and external wait lists;
  8. manages the Co-op’s agreement with support services agencies;
  9. co-ordinates move-outs, internal moves and move-ins to minimize vacancy loss;
  10. makes sure units are quickly restored to market-ready condition following move-outs to minimize vacancy loss;
  11. conducts fundraising and grant application activities; and
  12. provides monthly vacancy, marketing and revenue sourcing activity reports to the Board

Terms and Remuneration:

This position is Full-Time and performed fully on-site 37.5 hrs/week Mon-Fri 08:00-16:00 with 15 evening meetings per year.

Salary – $55-65K commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Benefits – a comprehensive benefits program is included.

Vaccination Status – We recognize the importance of immunization to protect our vulnerable residents, staff and others from COVID-19. As such, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, it will be a condition of employment that all new hires have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.

Applications consisting of a Cover Letter and Resume in Microsoft Word format must be received by no later than 12:00 pm on 24 March, 2023.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected to proceed in the selection process 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