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JOB POSTING: Co-ordinator, Co-operative Housing Development

Published May 24, 2024

The Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada is recruiting for a full time (35 hours per week), temporary position of Co-ordinator, Co-operative Housing Development for a period of 1 year starting as soon as possible. The position will preferably be located in the Greater Toronto Area on a hybrid or remote basis. Alternative locations may be considered, including BC, MN, SK, ON, NS, NB, or QC (on a hybrid or remote basis).

Under the direction of the Manager, Co-operative Housing Development, the Co-ordinator, Co-operative Housing Development assists in the identification and evaluation of prospective co-operative housing developments. The Co-ordinator supports initiatives that explore options and identify opportunities for the creation of new co-operative housing in specific markets, co-op expansions, intensification, redevelopment and new options for the growth of the co-operative housing sector in Canada.

The Co-ordinator supports the Manager to deliver a fee-based development support service to existing and new housing co-operatives and associated entities. The Co-ordinator, monitors, maintains and responds to requests for information through an intake process. In consultation with staff and consultants, the Co-ordinator maintains CHF Canada’s Salesforce database to document the opportunity pipeline and upload relevant real estate development information and project information. The Co-ordinator also acts as the main point of contact for record retention and organization of departmental files outside of the Salesforce system.

The Co-ordinator prepares communications to board and staff of co-ops to raise awareness of development and funding opportunities. The Co-ordinator assists the Program Manager, Education Services with resources and programming for co-op member education on the topic of member-led development projects, which may include the preparation of educational materials.

What we’re looking for:

  • A graduate degree or diploma, or professional experience, in a related field such as Planning, Engineering, Architecture, Real Estate or other. PMP certification is an asset.
  • Five years’ residential real estate development experience. Demonstrated experience with full development lifecycle, including end-to-end project delivery.
  • Knowledge of the Office 365 suite of applications, including excellent knowledge of MS Excel and financial modeling.
  • Working knowledge of graphic design tools, including: Canva and/or Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Working knowledge of other software applications and productivity tools an asset, including: Salesforce, Adobe, Slack, Asana, Trello.
  • Organized and able to manage the demands of multiple long-term projects simultaneously. Prioritization skills are essential.
  • Experience working with non-profit boards and familiarity with housing co-operatives and their supporting agencies is an asset.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including delivery of complex concepts to audiences with a wide diversity of knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • French language skills are an asset.

CHF Canada is committed to building and retaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working environment. In selecting candidates for this position, additional weight may be given to recognize diverse backgrounds and experiences, especially from underrepresented groups among CHF Canada’s current staff. CHF invites candidates to self-identify relevant experiences or background information that supports this organizational objective.

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter in PDF file format to talent@chfcanada.coop with the subject line: CHF Canada – Co-ordinator, Co-operative Housing Development.

Starting salary: $71,399/ year

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. EDT, June 11, 2024

Please note: Applicant screening and interviews may begin prior to the closing date.

Co-operative Housing Federation (CHF) of Canada thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. CHF is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. CHF Canada is an equal opportunity employer and committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.


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