Manager, Housing

Union Gospel Mission

About Union Gospel Mission

Demonstrating the love of Christ, Union Gospel Mission feeds hope and changes lives through a faith-based continuum of care. Our comprehensive range of life-changing programs and services include: outreach, meals, chaplaincy, drop-ins, emergency shelter, family services, alcohol and drug recovery, aftercare, employment and education services, and housing. The heart of UGM is to demonstrate God’s transforming love, ease the burden of the most vulnerable, rebuild the lives of the broken, and offer dignity to those who feel cast aside. With locations throughout Metro Vancouver and the city of Mission, Union Gospel Mission is ideally positioned to help those who need it most.

This position is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a dynamic team, and be a part of a transformational organization in one of Canada’s poorest neighbourhoods. We are seeking out those who can thrive in a collaborative and compassionate environment. If you are yearning for an opportunity to grow with an organization that makes a difference by helping hundreds of people each and every day, UGM has a career that fits you. UGM is a proud member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities.

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Job Summary

The housing affordability crisis is having a devastating effect on the Lower Mainland’s most vulnerable. The Manager, Housing, leads UGM’s response to this crisis. You will provide both operational and strategic direction of UGM’s 371 housing beds across three housing properties, and lead the expansion of UGM’s abstinence-based housing stock. A champion of safe, abstinence-based (i.e.: drug and alcohol free) housing and community, you will play a key role in UGM’s continuum of care. You will lead a small team that provides both transitional and long-term housing in Vancouver and Surrey, working closely with UGM’s Alcohol and Drug Recovery, Outreach, and Women & Families teams. You will operate with a high level of autonomy, providing direction to two tenant relations staff and developing and operating appropriate programming for our housing facilities.

This is a permanent, full-time position. For a copy of the full job description, please visit our website.

Skill Set

If you have considerable experience in a housing-related field, a good understanding of a landlord’s rights and responsibilities under the Residential Tenancy Act, and some general building management and security experience, you may be just the person we are looking for. To do well in this position, you will require a strategic orientation and strong interpersonal, administrative and supervisory skills. Experience managing recovery-based and abstinence-based housing is an asset, as is related education.
This position may have unsupervised access to vulnerable adults or children. Therefore, the successful candidate must provide a current criminal record check that includes a vulnerable sector search as a condition of employment.

The successful applicant may be required to drive a UGM vehicle and will be required to submit a current driver’s abstract.
If you are considering this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada, able to demonstrate compatibility with our Core Values, and agree with our Statement of Faith. We are a diverse community, and we welcome applications from all qualified individuals. We are especially, but not only, interested in applications from Aboriginal individuals.

How to Apply

Come join a great organization! We provide competitive salary and benefits, including an RRSP matching program, flexible work arrangements, and support for professional development. We welcome your cover letter and résumé at by May 31, 2018. We will contact you with the status of your application within three weeks of the closing date. If you have questions about this posting, please contact Derek Weiss, Director, Community Engagement, Social Enterprise and Housing, at 604 362-0629, Local 485.

Closing Date: May 31, 2018

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