Permanent Full Time

Job Summary:

Administer programs related to member housing, assist in developing and evaluating housing policies, programs and initiatives, and assist in other public works operational issues as required.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist TWN members in:
    • accessing safe and affordable housing opportunities; and
    • learning to address operational issues, repairs and routine maintenance related to their homes.
  • Administer the TWN housing program, including:
    • monitoring and collecting housing rents and arrears;
    • developing and maintaining accurate and well-organized records;
    • enforcing housing policies and laws;
    • developing, implementing and evaluating new policies, programs and initiatives; and
    • providing timely information and records in support of TWN housing activities.
  • Manage housing renovations and repairs processes, including;
    • planning and implementing preventative, scheduled and emergency maintenance and repairs on housing stock, and TWN facilities when requested;
    • negotiating and monitoring service contracts and maintenance agreements;
    • maintaining housing funding agreements and inventory of assets;
    • seeking and applying for government and other funding opportunities;
    • managing contractor’s tradesperson, including supervision, evaluation and problem-solving; and
    • assisting in planning and administering new housing construction projects.
  • Authorize and monitor expenditures, within approved budgets and procedures.
  • Manage effective and accessible communications, including:
    • Regular reporting to the community;
    • Addressing questions and complaints in a sensitive, timely and effective manner;
    • Facilitating community meetings or consultation processes, where required; and
    • Developing and maintaining sound working relationships on housing-related matters with other governments, funders and organizations.
  • Liaise with contractors and utility purveyors installing and repairing civil infrastructure on reserve.
  • Assists Director in development of civil infrastructure repair and maintenance budgets.
  • Perform other related duties, as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Manages housing contractors.          

Qualifications:

  • Formal or informal training in housing administration or asset management.
  • Two years’ experience in managing housing assets (preferably First Nations housing).
  • Proven experience in managing small construction or renovation projects.
  • Familiarity with INAC and CMHC housing programs.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to:
    • Speak and write effectively and accessibly;
    • Present information and respond to questions in a respectful and accessible manner;
    • Manage emotional clients or difficult situations; and
    • Seek ‘win-win’ solutions.
  • Ability to use MS Office programs.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License.
  • Knowledge of Tsleil-Waututh Nation culture and traditional territory is an asset.
  • Previous experience working within a First Nation community or organization is preferred.
  • Must be willing to participate in and successfully complete job-related workshops, training, seminars and conferences to upgrade skills and training, as required.
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to:
    • Speak and write effectively and accessibly;
    • Present information and respond to questions in a respectful and accessible manner;
    • Manage emotional clients or difficult situations; and
    • Seek ‘win-win’ solutions.
  • Ability to use MS Office programs.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License.
  • Knowledge of Tsleil-Waututh Nation culture and traditional territory is an asset.
  • Previous experience working within a First Nation community or organization is preferred.
  • Must be willing to participate in and successfully complete job-related workshops, training, seminars and conferences to upgrade skills and training, as required.
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check.

Workplace Requirements:

  1. Physical Demands:
    •             Significant desk work with long periods of manual dexterity activities (keyboard operations, filing).
    •             Occasional field work in variable weather that may include bending or crawling in small spaces.
  1. Mental Focus:
    •             Synthesize complex and diverse information.
    •             Remain calm, professional, objective and constructive, even when faced with hostility.
    •             Attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
    •             Adherence to established timelines, systems and processes.
    •             Ability to work under pressure and focus on client service.
    •             Rapidly changing priorities with innovation and resourcefulness.
    •             Respond quickly to reassignment of priorities.
  1. Working Conditions:
    •             Work independently in a business office environment and occasionally in the field.
    •             Dynamic environment with frequent interruptions.
    •             Highly sensitive legal, confidential and political issues and environment.
    •             Engagement with other departments, levels of government and First Nations.
    •             Occasional meetings outside normal office hours.

 

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Housing & Facilities Coordinator

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