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BC Housing

Portfolio Manager, Women's Transition Housing & Supports Program

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
6 days ago
Position Summary

Provides consultation & support to Boards of Directors and NFP Executive staff.

Job ID: 3806


Location: BURNABY, BC

To be considered for this role, applications MUST be submitted online, by clicking on 'Apply' below.
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BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.


BC Housing is a provincial Crown Corporation that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province to address critical gaps across the housing continuum ranging from emergency shelter through to rent assistance in the private market and affordable home ownership. Our mission is making a difference in people's lives and communities through safe, affordable, and quality housing.

The Portfolio Manager is responsible for administrating funding and working in a collaborative partnership with service providers across the province that provide Women's Transition Housing and Supports Programs. He/she/they perform a varied role by providing consultation and support to Non-Profit Societies regarding the effective management and delivery of core services and financial oversight including budget approvals.

The position is the key relationship manager for the assigned portfolio of service providers and serves as the single point of contact in managing a variety of issues relating to the delivery of these programs.


The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in business administration, social services, public administration or other relevant discipline, including courses in non-profit society management and/ or social service delivery.
  • Up to six years of well-rounded experience in positions within non-profit society management; or delivery of social services and community-based programs.
  • Extensive experience providing advice and consultation to Not-for-Profit Boards and Executive regarding program management and developing strong partner and stakeholder relationships.
  • Direct experience with programs and services for women and children who have experienced violence or are at risk of violence.
  • Previous supervisory experience in a unionized environment is an asset.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer.


Senior Level Consultation Focused on Effective Management and Financial Oversight
  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of the philosophies, principles and practices associated with the delivery of government social and regulatory programs by non-profit societies and contracted community service providers.
  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of non-profit society governance, management, and operation.
  • Ability to provide advice and assistance regarding financial budgeting and contract management practices, including the ability to assess budgets and financial statements.
  • Ability to provide organizational development and general management expertise and educate Boards and Executive in the successful operation of programs for vulnerable women and children.
  • Ability to summarize and explain complex program information and funding requirements.
  • Some knowledge of building structures and systems and an ability to recognize deficiencies.

Experience with Programs / Services for Women & Children Experiencing Violence
  • Sound knowledge of violence against women and children and the intersection of trauma, mental health, and substance use issues.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the risks associated with working with vulnerable women and children and ability to work closely with service providers in mitigating risk.
  • Sound knowledge of issues relating to the anti-violence sector.

Key Relationship Management
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of BC Housing's mandate, programs, and policies in delivering social housing and social services to vulnerable populations.
  • Strong negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills and ability to negotiate contracts, mediate disputes and resolve conflict situations.
  • Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal, facilitation, presentation, consultative and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to build successful and constructive relationships and partnerships, both externally and internally, and work together to mutually attain the objective of providing stable, safe, and affordable shelter, housing, and support services.
  • Ability to build dialogue and consensus with multiple stakeholders, often with conflicting agendas.
  • Ability to conduct reviews and audits and facilitate understanding and compliance with recommended improvements.

  • Ability to work together based on mutual respect and understanding of each other, and work to the highest business practice standards.
  • Ability to display tact and diplomacy in dealing with a broad range of professions and community stakeholders; and be a socially sensitive administrator.
  • Ability to manage multiple issues and projects, coordinate with others, keep senior management apprised of major issues and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to strategize, apply creative thinking and build on existing and potential strengths in working towards solutions to support the long-term health and sustainability of the sector and partners.

Additional Requirements
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Ability to travel on Commission business and work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Please Note: Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record search and are required to maintain Security Clearance throughout their employment.
  • Due to the nature of this role, a valid class 5 driver's license and satisfactory driving record is required.
  • Due to the nature of this role, access to a reliable vehicle will be required

BC Housing offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. But a job is more than a pay cheque. We also offer our staff the opportunity to work together to make a difference. When employees go home at the end of the day, they experience the satisfaction of knowing they've helped provide safe, affordable housing for British Columbians. And while they're here, employees can take advantage of many opportunities:

• In-house training, and training at other institutions, for courses related to employees' current positions or to prepare them for advancement within BC Housing.
• Wellness programs including physical fitness, programs to help employees quit smoking, free flu shots, mental health resources, and lunch-and-learn lectures and seminars.
• Recognition programs including long-term service awards, idea recognition and outstanding performance awards.
• Livegreen incentives include an employee transit pass program, and other initiatives that encourage alternative, sustainable transportation (even a bike purchase program!).
• An active Social Club that organizes special events like seasonal parties and arranges group discounts to other events.
• Participation in community and charitable events.

** Please note: Eligibility for benefits offered is based on employment status **