The Housing Director is the most senior position within the organization. This person is responsible for the overall management of the K’asho Housing Society.
Notably, the Housing Director will be responsible for the K'asho Gotine Housing Society's current priority projects – the planning and implementation of a domestic violence shelter and an overnight emergency shelter.
The Director reports to the K’asho Got’ine Housing Society Board of Directors and will live and work in Fort Good Hope, NWT.
- Ensure that all corporate operations are conducted within relevant legislation, policies, and procedures.
- Ensure the terms of K’asho Got’ine’s funding agreements are met, including those with federal, territorial, regional, and local agencies.
- Coordinate development and implementation of housing programs, housing policies, and operational procedures.
- Oversee equipment and facility use and maintenance.
- Ensure the protection and safeguarding of all K’asho Housing Society financial assets and non-financial assets including tools equipment, files, records, and reports.
- Assist with the preparation and be familiar with K’asho Got'ine Housing Society policies and procedures
- Coordinate the preparation of the annual budget for the Society and ensure the Society’s activities are conducted within annual budgets, providing quarterly updates to the Board and updates to funders as specified in contracts and agreements.
- Oversee all financial operations and ensure monthly financial statements, reports, remittances and other obligations are completed in a timely manner. Ensure internal financial controls are in place.
- Recruit, hire and evaluate the performance of Society staff and take corrective action where necessary. Support employees in developing and implementing continued professional development plans, ensuring the continued development of organizational capacity.
- Coordinate Board of Director appointments or elections where necessary.
- Attend all regular Society meetings and Annual General Meetings of the members and prepare agenda, information, and resources for Directors and beneficiaries. Maintain and circulate minutes of Director Meetings and act as a liaison between the K’asho Got’ine Housing Society, Yamoga Land Corporation, and Ne’rahten Developments.
- Work with the Board of Directors to develop and implement a long-term strategic plan and annual work plans.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Knowledge of senior management responsibilities, including human resources, financial management and budgeting, government program delivery, relevant legislation, and the northern cultural and political environment.
Education and Experience
The required knowledge and skills would most commonly be attained through a university degree or diploma in business management, administrative planning or a related field. A graduate degree would be an asset but not required. A combination of education and experience will be considered demonstrating at least seven years of relevant experience with increasing management responsibilities.
- Demonstrated strong leadership skills
- A minimum of three years of management and supervisory skills. Experience managing a shelter is preferred.
- Demonstrated financial management skills with experience developing and managing large budgets.
- Strategic planning skills including strong facilitation skills and program assessment. Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Effective verbal and written communication skills (written samples or exercises may be required for short-listed candidates)
- Strong computer skills including word processing and excel. A demonstrated understanding of Sage Accounting Software will be considered an asset.
- Ease with public speaking
- Strong time management with experience juggling multiple demands and a high-paced, demanding work environment.
- Maintains standards of conduct
- Demonstrated dedication to the position and the community
- Demonstrate sound work ethics
- Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Experience working in small and/or isolated communities will be an asset.
The Society is implementing several programs over the next five years - new home construction for singles and young families, and an integrated home repair and apprenticeship program. In the shorter term, it is focused on developing two local shelters — a safe house for women and children, and an emergency overnight shelter. When completed, these facilities will be the first and only shelters in NWT's Sahtú Region.