Director, Housing Authorities
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Housing Nova Scotia (HNS) is the provincial government agency responsible for providing housing options that are affordable, accessible and suitable for low and modest income households. HNS relies on the expertise and professionalism of its Housing Authorities (HA) staff to operate its 11,359 public housing units and provide safe, affordable homes to more than 17,600 tenants. Their responsibilities include administering tenant applications and placements, collecting rent, resolving tenant issues, and maintaining and repairing properties
There is now an opportunity for a senior leader to take on the critical role of Cape Breton Island Housing Authority’s (CBIHA) Director and make a lasting impact on some of Nova Scotia’s most vulnerable citizens. Reporting to Housing Nova Scotia’s Executive Director, Public Housing, the CBIHA Director is responsible for creating and implementing strategic business plans to deliver quality residential housing services to clients, provide a healthy work and living environment, and manage building infrastructure - all in accordance with applicable legislation and corporate policies. In this strategic role, the Director is fully focused on achieving corporate objectives and is accountable for ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of services and management of resources. To accomplish these objectives the Director will make recommendations to change business processes and organizational structure. The Director is a natural leader who uses their leadership skills to direct, manage and lead a diverse workforce within the unionized environment. The Director excels in written and oral communication and can effectively express thoughts and analysis to a variety of audiences.
The Director will lead a senior management team that is accountable for: all financial and administrative services including a range of human resource activities, application processes, tenant services, maintenance and infrastructure management, project and contract management, business continuity management, and emergency preparedness. The ideal candidate is a leader who can enhance engagement with tenants through initiatives which promote inclusion and can act as a spokesperson to the media and public bodies. The Director is responsible for creating business cases that support funding requests to sustain the portfolio through the preparation and timely supply of comprehensive operating and capital budget information. She/he can think strategically to analyze and resolve problems in often ambiguous situation. The Director will safeguard the legal and financial interests of the organization.
The ideal candidate will have eight years of progressive management experience, preferably in a client service environment with post-secondary education in a related field. A proven track record of leading and inspiring people in a diverse workplace, successfully managing projects, demonstrating continuous improvement by creating performance measures and setting targets, and overseeing the implementation of human resources policies, procedures and practices. She/he can manage a challenging fiscal budget. She/he is a strategic, results-oriented leader with the ability to delegate priorities and follow up on assigned tasks. The ideal candidate is a strong communicator and mentor with excellent interpersonal and team building skills.
If you are interested in this great opportunity, please contact Erika Hildebrand via Erika@venor.ca.