EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

POSITION: HOUSING MANAGER Department: HOUSING
Term: Full -Time SALARY: $50,000.00
Reports to: Director of Operations Close Date: Open Until Filled
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Position Summary:
The Housing Manager is responsible for the administration, management and delivery of the housing program,
services, and properties within the community of Swan Lake First Nation. Responsibilities include tenant
agreement administration, maintenance and upkeep of all housing properties including Carberry units, meeting
the needs of tenants while ensuring compliance within CMHC guidelines and local housing policies and
procedures.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Manage and administer the delivery of the Housing Program
• Ensure program services are in compliance within CHMC guidelines
• Administer the Agreement between CMHC and Swan Lake First Nation
• Complete yearly applications for RRAP funding
• Implement and administer housing policies and procedures
• Provide financial information to Swan Lake First Nation Administration on formula funding arrangements
• Preparation and monitoring of departmental program budget and reports
• Analyze financial reports and conduct financial analysis
• Manage and maintain internal financial controls for the Housing program
• Control rent arrears and recommend tenant transfer requests
• Access other funding opportunities and prepare proposals for funding
• Assist with completion of Audits and recommendation follow-ups
• Prepare and implement strategic and operational plans
• Develop a Housing community plan
• Represent Swan Lake First Nation at local, regional and national levels
• Network and liaise with other organizations
• Prepare for and attend Swan Lake First Nation Housing Committee meetings
• Make recommendations to the Housing Committee on tenant applications and selection
• Build positive relationships with the community
• Maintain a housing inventory
2. Manage the maintenance of housing units to ensure safety compliance within established codes and
standards
• Review and analyze maintenance reports and unit condition ratings
• Assess and prioritize maintenance needs and repair work required
• Ensure housing repairs and renovations meet appropriate standards
• Develop short and long term maintenance and capital replacement plans
• Request for bids/tender calls
• Manage and supervise contracts and contractors
• Develop a maintenance management program
• Perform annual housing inspections

3. Manage tenant relations
• Liaise with tenants regarding complaints, violations, applications for housing, transfer requests, etc.
• Liaise with tenants regarding issues and concerns; provide guidance and advice on complex tenancy
issues
• Implement and enforce Swan Lake First Nation Housing Policy and procedures, tenancy agreements;
formulates strategies and tactics to mitigate violations
• Ensure compliance with the Residential Tenancy Act and regulations
• Authorize notices to end tenancy
• Ensure the appropriate handling of tenant files and protection of personal information
4. Perform other duties as required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
• An understanding of relevant legislation, policies, and procedures of CHMC funding requirements
• Knowledge of the Residential Tenancy Act
• Knowledge of supportive housing programs and services
• Be familiar with all budget and funding requirements; financial management.
• Be familiar with all government financial legislation, policies, and procedures.
• Knowledge of building safety regulations and codes
• Ability to establish and maintain effective relations with contractors, tenants, and the general public and to
promote a positive team environment.
• Knowledge and experience in budget preparation and monitoring
• Strong supervisory and leadership skills; demonstrated ability to build productive teams.
• Excellent conflict resolution skills
• Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, multi-tasks conflicting demands, meet deadlines and work
independently.
• Demonstrated ability to deal with sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy.
• Demonstrated ability to prepare complex budget and statistical reports
• An understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Committees and Boards
• Knowledge and experience in using word processing, spreadsheets and property management software
• Decision making skills
• Contract and negotiation skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Team leadership and management skills
• Strategic Planning skills
• Analytical and problem solving skills
• Time management skills
• Stress management skills
QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree or post-secondary degree in social services or public administration, management and
or equivalent combination of or related field.
• Minimum of five (5) years of experience in the administration of housing services.
• Minimum of two (2) years of management experience in an area related to management in the public
sector.
• Two years’ experience working with federal and/ or provincial funding agreements and contract
management.
• Proficient use of various office-based software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Aboriginal Statistical
Program (ASAP) Software etc.

• Strong conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills.
• Flexibility to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed.
• A driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is an asset.
Conditions of Employment:
• Must hold and maintain a Valid Class Drivers 5 drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle as travel will
be required.
• Clear Criminal Record and Vulnerable Persons check and Child Abuse Registry check.
• Applicants must be bondable.
• Must be willing to submit to random drug testing.
Employment is Subject to a clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check and Child Abuse Registry
Check
Deadline for submission: Open Until Filled
Please submit resume, cover letter and references with position applying for in subject box to:
Paula Cameron – Human Resources Manager – Swan Lake First Nation
Email: careers@slfn293.ca
Tel: (204) 836-2101 Fax: (204) 836-2255

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