History and innovation thrive in Kingston, located at the head of the St. Lawrence River and the junction of the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Kingston is a dynamic city with a sound and diversified economic base - consisting of prestigious public institutions, government bodies, leading healthcare and education facilities, significant tourism and entertainment activity, and a large private sector. Kingston offers quality of life of a smaller community with the amenities of a major centre.
Administer under the direct supervision of the Director, Housing Department, a diverse range of social housing programs, affordable housing programs under the Canada/Ontario program, and homelessness initiatives within the Housing Department;
Develop and integrate social housing administrative practices for all programs and to ensure housing providers are in compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements and local policy approved by Council;
Undertake projects and policy development related to implementation of the Municipal Housing Strategy;
Manage the operation of the centralized waiting list unit in accordance with legislated requirements.
University Degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Urban Studies or related discipline from a recognized university and/or recognized property management designation such as Certified Property Manager (CPM) or accreditation such as the Institute of Housing Management (AIHM);
Minimum of 3 years progressive experience in the Social Housing field; applicants with work experience interpreting and implementing provincial and federal government policy and programming; understanding municipal policy and processes; or implementing social services programming will be considered;
Direct property management experience including budget preparation, project management, program planning, change management strategies, human resource management, preventative maintenance and capital forecasting is desirable;
Years of experience in the Social Housing field may be reduced if other qualities are shown which would further a specific mandate or responsibility of the Department;
Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.
Skills, Abilities, Work Demands
Experience in conducting operational reviews is an asset;
Strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent conceptual ability, critical thinking, organization and time management skills;
Experience and ability to analyze existing policies/programs and to develop new policies/programs;
Ability to work in and enhance a positive work environment;
Verbal French language skills an asset;
Provide and maintain a valid class ‘G’ Drivers License;
Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Record Check) at candidates own expense.
Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.