Program Manager, Affordable Housing
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Community & Social Services Department, Housing Services, Affordable Housing Branch
1 Full-time Continuous Position- 35.hours/week
$100,423.96 to $127,008.70 annually (2019 rates of pay)
100 Constellation, Nepean
Community and Social Services
The Program Manager is responsible for planning and managing the day-to-day delivery and operations of
affordable housing policy, programs, and services.
Programs, services, projects and activities include:
- Action Ottawa: Supports the creation of needed affordable housing by making available significant
municipal resources and facilitating access to programs provided by the City and other levels of
- Ontario Priorities Housing Initiative: Provides federal and provincial funding for the creation of
affordable housing and affordable housing programs in Ontario. These programs include (1) Capital
funding for new affordable housing; (2) Ontario Renovates Program; (3) Homeownership Down
payment assistance; (4) Rent Supplement and (5) Housing Allowance Program.
- Affordable Housing policy development: as they relate to other City areas such as the City of
Ottawa Official Plan, Zoning By-laws, Development Charge By-laws and Real Property processes and
- Conducting Calls for Request for Proposals: for major capital projects that involve multiple funding
sources and partners.
- Other activities and projects as may be required that support policy and/or capital projects in the
Housing Services and CSSD.
The Program Manager is also responsible for managing the unit's human (including contracted services) and
financial resources, and stakeholder and partner relationships.
Education & Experience
4 year university degree in urban planning, architecture, engineering, business administration, public
administration or other related field.
Minimum of 8 years related experience in city planning and development and/or project management,
including a minimum of 3 years in the management of human and financial resources.
- Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for
stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
English oral, reading, writing required.
- The City of Ottawa's organizational, governance and administrative structures
- Legislation, regulations, policies, standards and guidelines relevant to the work
- Housing Services programs/services
- Real Estate and Development Finance and Economic Principles
- Knowledge of Planning and development processes as they relate to residential development
- Knowledge of multi-residential design and construction principles and processes
- Knowledge of Planning Act, Municipal Act, Housing Services Act, City of Ottawa Official Plan, Zoning
By-law and Building Code
- Industry trends and developments
- Business administration concepts, theories, principles and methodologies
- Corporate policies, guidelines and practices
- The various Collective Agreements in place at the City
- Understanding of the programs/services and operations of other City areas, and the inter-relationships
between them and own work area
- MS Office
- Must be familiar with applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or actual
danger to health or safety in the work place, and have knowledge of appropriate actions to be taken in
order to ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with applicable legislation and City policies
Competencies & Skills
- Strategic Leadership - Sets/implements the strategic direction, understands internal and external
trends, the political sensitivities of the organization and applies this knowledge to support the long-term
vision and success of the City
- Demonstrates Business Sense - Understands the impact of decisions on the business and the ability
to strive to improve business performance; requires an awareness of business issues, processes and
outcomes as they impact the community, the City's reputation and strategic direction
- Builds Collaborative Relationships - Proactively communicates, builds and utilizes professional
relationships and partnerships with all internal and external stakeholders
- Fosters Innovation and Change - Develops an environment that embraces innovation and efficiently
integrates change into the organization
- Engages Employees - Leads, coaches and develops an engaged, diverse workforce of individuals
and teams, where work is a safe, respectful place and successes are recognized and celebrated
- Delivers Results - Creates effective plans and performance measures, holds themselves and others
accountable for measurable, high quality, timely and cost-effective results
- Client-centric Focus - Serves the client interest through focusing individual, team and organization
effort on identifying and meeting key and diverse client needs (the term "client" includes both internal
and external clients)
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reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.
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HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.