Senior Manager of Housing and Homelessness

  • Full Time
  • Surrey, B.C.
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Expires: 2020-07-17

Métis Nation B.C.


We are seeking a highly motivated, team-orientated individual to join our Surrey Headquarters’ team as Senior Manager of Housing and Homelessness.

The primary purpose of this position is the delivery of programs and services for those facing a lack of affordable housing, and homelessness in our community. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer and supports the MNBC Minister of Housing and Homelessness in dealing with political issues.

• Lead the development and execution of a comprehensive multi-year housing and homelessness strategy for Métis Nation BC.
• Manage various programs and services resulting from the MNBC Housing and Homelessness Strategy.
• Develop annual budgets for the effective investment of funds to increase affordable housing and reduce homelessness for Métis people in BC.
• Consult and regularly obtain feedback from Métis citizens regarding their housing needs which reflect rural, remote and urban environments.
• Actively work with provincial and federal agencies to assist in securing funds to execute our multi-year housing strategy. This includes lead and/or participating in the development of standard and complex funding proposals and grants for new and revised programs and services.
• Develop and report on key metrics demonstrating the successful delivery of our housing programs and services. This includes maintaining an efficient, effective and integrated approach to service delivery data collection, evidence-based best practices, and monitoring.
• Develop and undertake a community-based annual housing needs and homelessness survey
• Actively work to ensure all programs and services integrate online tools to increase access for those citizens living in remote and rural areas of BC as part of the MNBC Digitization Strategy.
• Develop annual program goals in consultation with CEO and others and set and maintain quality levels through audits and evaluations, ensuring all contract objectives are met and reported effectively and in a timely manner.
• Monitor program risk controls, accountability systems, and utilization to the level in Contribution Agreements, other contracts/business plans, ensuring program objectives are met.
• Actively participate as a critical member of the MNBC Senior Management Team to create solutions that advance the successful, efficient and effective delivery of MNBC programs and services.
• Contribute relevant content to the creation of communication materials, such as media releases, and responses to funders.

Community Relations
• Maintain effective relationships with government, stakeholders, service partners, volunteer community groups, organizations, and committees to coordinate the provision of services, influence where appropriate, foster partnerships, collaborate, and exchange information.
• Maintain current knowledge of local, provincial and federal services, resource persons, and significant initiatives of importance to MNBC and the community. Openly share and distribute this information with staff, other service providers, clients and the community as appropriate.
• Strengthen mutually respectful relationships with representatives from BC Housing, Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Regional Health Authorities and other identified community agencies in the areas of urban planning, diversity and non-profit housing criteria.

Administration and Finance
• Manage the financial integrity and accountability of programs, monitor expenditures within existing budgets and guidelines, report out, and make budget recommendations.
• Apply the policies and standards of MNBC program manuals, Health and Safety guidelines, completion of critical incident and safety reports, and WorkSafeBC safety standards.
• Oversee facilities upkeep by working with contractors and suppliers for service and maintenance. Liaise between user groups and MNBC programs for use of facility space.
• Regularly keep the CEO apprised of all pertinent issues, information for effective decision-making, and provide input for the preparation of annual short and long-range program plans and briefing materials.
• Provide supervision to program employees as well as contracted parties who perform services for MNBC.

The ideal candidate will have:
• Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.
• Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred.
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a program/project management role.
• Demonstrated ability in writing complex funding proposals; community development approaches and service delivery; cross cultural experience; and solid knowledge of select program areas.
• Demonstrated experience working successfully with populations impacted by homelessness, addictions, mental health issues and/or other barriers to stable housing.
• Experience working with housing boards and housing societies.
• Knowledge and/or awareness of Métis people in BC.
• Demonstrated knowledge of financial management and the contracting process.
• Proven ability as a critical thinker who is able to assess situations rationally, problem solve and resolve conflicts with a win-win approach.
• Proven ability to utilize, adapt and embrace new technologies. This includes Word, Excel and other database/software required by role.
• Basic level First Aid, an asset.

• Other duties may be assigned as needed to help ensure the efficient operation of MNBC
• There will be a need to attend meetings, work and travel outside of the normal operating hours
• Ability to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check
• Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s license and personal vehicle for work purposes

The above requirements are what MNBC is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change based on needs.

Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nation, Métis or Inuit). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: July 17, 2020

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