New Job Manager, Community Housing Programs In Nova Scotia

Manager, Community Housing Programs
Manager, Community Housing Programs

Manager, Community Housing Programs

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $6,288–$7,860 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Municipal Affairs and Housing

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG

Closing Date: 7/14/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing is the primary housing delivery agency in Nova Scotia. The Department is also responsible for ensuring the availability of safe, suitable, and affordable housing for all Nova Scotians. Our work involves making strategic investments, leveraging new funding, and building on critical partnerships to help further position ourselves to meet current and future housing challenges.

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About Our Opportunity

As the Manager of Community Housing Programs, you will be responsible for the planning, design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of programs aimed at stabilizing, strengthening and growing the community housing sector. You will foster productive relationships and partnerships with housing co-operatives, non-profit societies, and other community partners to help preserve and increase the supply of safe, sustainable, and affordable homes across the province.

You will coordinate and advance capacity-enhancing strategies and solutions to support sector renewal and modernization, with a focus on achieving provincial targets under the National Housing Strategy.

Primary Accountabilities

In this role, you will be responsible for the effective, economic, and efficient management of financial assistance programs available to housing co-operatives, non-profit housing societies, and other community housing partners.

You will ensure the effective management of human and financial resources by setting and evaluating staff performance targets, promoting diversity and a healthy workplace, demonstrating leadership competencies, and promoting teamwork and individual development.

You will be responsible for developing and delivering services within a prescribed budget for your business area. You will make recommendations to resolve issues and improve services.

You will develop and implement strategies, processes, procedures, systems and standards to ensure the delivery of high-quality solutions that meet the needs of our community partners.

You will plan, advance, and oversee the strategic long-term operational transformation and modernization of Nova Scotia’s community housing sector.

You will evaluate, implement, monitor, measure, and report on strategic program improvements and prepare and present reports and documentation needed to seek approval from senior management.

You will work collaboratively across the Department, government, and with partnering organizations to identify development, renewal, and transformation opportunities and you will represent the Department on select multi-stakeholder working groups and participate in regular community housing sector initiatives.

Qualifications and Experience

This may be the right opportunity for you if you have a bachelor’s degree in a related field with several years of related experience. You have experience in program and policy development and implementation skills. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

You have strong communication and interpersonal skills and a proven track record of leading effective teams and managing change and innovation and effectively solving problems. You think strategically and make decisions by connecting with stakeholders (both internally and externally) using strategic and tactical approaches.

Preferably, you have experience working with and understanding the needs of housing co-operatives and non-profit housing societies, as well as considerable knowledge of real estate portfolio management and business administration.

You can establish productive relationships with senior representatives of government and non-governmental organizations and a solid understanding of client service excellence. You also possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

Competencies for this role include: Analytical Thinking, Action Management, Team Leadership, Initiative, Effective Interactive Communication, Partnering & Relationship Building, Intercultural Diversity Proficiency.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Equivalent experience and training includes, but is not limited to:

  • A Masters Degree in a related field such as Public Administration.

Related experience should be progressive and demonstrate management of teams and multiple projects.


We offer you a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs.

Working Conditions

Most of your time is spent in a comfortable office setting. You will have daily contact with various internal and external stakeholders. The scope of this role requires strong abilities in multi-tasking, balancing multiple priorities, meeting frequent deadlines, and making time sensitive recommendations.

What We Offer

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • An engaged workplace where we foster respect and recognition.
  • Forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless Career Paths.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

Pay Grade: EC 11

Salary Range: $3,143.79 - $3,929.78 Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

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Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected].