Department: Housing
Supervisor: Executive Director
Term: Full-time, Permanent, 8:00am-3:30pm (Monday – Friday)
Location: Neskonlith Indian Band, Chase, BC
Salary: $35.00-$40.00, negotiable based on experience

Job Summary: The Director of Housing/O&M oversees the management of Neskonlith’s Housing programs under CMHC, maintains band buildings and community infrastructure, maintains Social Housing files, and applies for housing and O&M related funding sources. This position requires strong leadership to supervise staff and maintain department operations efficiently.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership and oversight to the housing and operations maintenance programs, ensuring all initiatives align with the community’s long-term goals.
  • Develop high-level strategies for housing development and community infrastructure maintenance, setting objectives that support both immediate and future community needs.
  • Facilitate coordination among the housing, maintenance, and finance departments to optimize project planning and resource allocation.
  • Oversee maintenance management, ensuring it is conducted efficiently without direct intervention in day-to-day operations.
  • Guide and support the Maintenance Manager in developing and implementing comprehensive maintenance plans and activities.
  • Approve maintenance strategies and project plans, ensuring they are in line with budgetary constraints and community standards.
  • Ensure collaborative project management approaches are adhered to, promoting effective communication across departments.
  • Maintain a high-level view of project progress and maintenance activities, intervening strategically when necessary to direct resources or adjust plans.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety regulations and promote a culture of safety within housing and maintenance operations.
  • Stay informed on industry trends, regulatory changes, and technological advancements to ensure the community benefits from innovative practices and efficient technologies.
  • Lead the application process for housing and O&M related funding sources, collaborating with internal and external resources to secure grants and financial support necessary for project and operational funding.
  • Provide periodic reviews and reports to the Executive Director and other stakeholders, highlighting achievements, challenges, and strategic needs.

 

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Urban Planning, or Business Administration. Advanced degrees or certifications in housing management or Indigenous studies may be preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum five (5) years of experience in Residential Home Building and Maintenance. Extensive experience in housing management, including direct experience with CMHC programs and Indigenous housing policies. Proven track record in managing large-scale housing projects and writing successful grant applications.
  • Skills: Strong leadership and communication skills, proficient in financial management, strategic planning, and project management. Knowledge of provincial and federal building codes, Indigenous cultures, and the specific housing needs of Indigenous communities.
  • Certifications: Certifications related to project management (e.g., PMP) or housing management specific to Indigenous communities (e.g., First Nations Housing Manager Certificate) could be advantageous.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Current criminal record check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cultural Competence: Deep understanding of the cultural, social, and economic contexts of the Indigenous communities served.
  • Flexibility and Adaptability: Ability to adapt strategies and plans in response to changing community needs or unexpected challenges.
  • Innovative Thinking: Capacity to innovate and apply creative solutions to housing challenges within Indigenous contexts.
  • Residential Home Inspection Certification

 

About You:

  • You have a profound respect of Indigenous traditions, values, and communities. Your approach integrates this seamlessly into your professional practices and interpersonal interactions.
  • You possess a positive outlook and use effective communication to foster understanding and facilitate meaningful exchanges.
  • A true team player, you believe in collaborative work and use your skills to support and enhance community initiatives within Neskonlith.
  • Your forward-thinking mindset helps you identify long-term impacts and opportunities, always considering future needs and developments.
  • You communicate with integrity and kindness, prioritizing transparency and empathy in all your interactions.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, you ensure all aspects of the housing program are managed meticulously, leaving no detail overlooked.
  • You are innovative, always seeking new methods to improve efficiency and effectiveness in housing management.
  • Committed to ethical practices, you have a strong dedication to maintaining professionalism and confidentiality in all aspects of your work.
  • You are self-aware and committed to personal growth, constantly seeking to improve your skills and knowledge.
  • Comfortable with multitasking, you manage multiple projects effectively, ensuring all timelines and budget constraints are met.
  • You embrace challenges and learning opportunities, particularly those that allow you to incorporate traditional community values and practices into your work.

 

Work Conditions & Requirements:

  • On-site
  • Working Hours: 8:00am-3:30pm (Monday – Friday)
  • Criminal record check and vulnerable sector check required.

 

We Offer:

  • Great culture, high growth, collaborative environment.
  • Compensation for this role includes a competitive base salary based on experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including extended medical, dental, etc.

 

Preferential Hiring Policy: In accordance with Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, it is NIB Policy to practice preferential hiring for Aboriginal peoples. Candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify.

 

Company Address: Neskonlith Indian Band 743 Chief Neskonlith Drive Chase, BC

 

Work Eligibility: Applicants must be legally authorized to work in Canada.

 

Background Check: A background check will be required for the selected candidate prior to the job offer.

 

Accommodation Statement: Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require accommodations, please email hr@neskonlith.net detailing your needs.

 

Equal Opportunity Statement: Neskonlith is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences.

 

Posting Closing Date: Until Filled

How to Apply: Candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter detailing their experience, as we operate in a fast-paced environment that demands high productivity.

Please email your application to hr@neskonlith.net

To apply for this job email your details to hr@neskonlith.net