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Join the CHF Canada team: position opens for Program Manager, Policy and Government Relations

Published January 06, 2019

A new job posting has been listed for Program Manager, Policy and Government Relations with CHF Canada.

Join our team in the Ottawa office, helping to advocate for the growth and sustainability of housing co-ops across Canada. Deadline to apply is January 23, 2019.


The Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada) – where you belong.

CHF Canada exists to inspire, represent and serve our members in a united Canadian co-operative housing movement. With over 900 members in every province and territory, CHF Canada is a leading edge membership association committed to the sustainable development of co-operative housing in Canada. Together, housing co-ops are home to over a quarter of a million Canadians, representing a $6 billion real estate portfolio.

We invite you to bring your government relations experience to the full-time position of Program Manager, Policy and Government Relations in our Ottawa office. Reporting to the Manager, Government Relations, you will be responsible for developing and implementing our government relations program in support of the growth and successful operation of the non-profit co-operative housing sector in Canada. You will also play a key role in policy research and analysis, enabling CHF Canada to act legitimately and authoritatively as a voice for affordable and co-operative housing solutions and housing policy innovations.

We’re looking for someone

  •  with a proven and extensive track record in government relations and experience, particularly at the federal political level
  • with excellent oral and written communication skills in English (bilingualism French/English is preferred) as well as superior organizational skills
  • who will exercise sound political judgement and excellent political organizing skills
  • with a university degree in a related field or equivalent experience. Knowledge of social housing in Canada, including co-operative housing programs, is essential.

The preferred start date for the position is March 1, 2019. The position is located in Ottawa, with some travel expected. The ability to work some evenings and weekends is required. Salary will be commensurate with experience. CHF Canada offers an excellent benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

If interested, please apply in writing by 4:00 pm EST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019:
Christine Seguin
Director, Finance and Administration
Email: cseguin@chfcanada.coop

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