Temporary Housing Site Coordinator

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Temporary Housing Site Co-ordinator

Job ID:  3583


Location:  Penticton, BC


To be considered for this role, applications MUST be submitted online, by clicking on 'Apply' below.

  • Join one of BC’s Top Employers!
  • Be part of an exceptional company culture with great employee benefits and a healthy work/life balance!

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.  Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.

 Our mission is making a difference in people's lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing.

BC Housing is committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets.  We encourage and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, individuals with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.

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 **




The Temporary Housing Site Co-ordinator is responsible for providing operational support to temporary housing and community spaces operated by BC Housing and/or Non-Profit Societies. The position acts as a communication and resource liaison and aids with building strong collaborative relationships with site owners, site operators, the surrounding community, as well as other stakeholders connected to the housing projects providing guidance and support. The role assists with triaging potential issues, developing and implementing solutions, and coordinating the completion of regular operational duties at the various sites. The position also works with other internal teams to collaborate on more permanent housing solutions for individuals housed in the transition housing sites.


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Diploma in public administration, social services, or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in the delivery of social services and community-based programs. Previous experience working in a non-profit environment supporting populations who are experiencing homelessness and/or live with mental health and substance issues and providing operational guidance or support to non-profit services providers.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the employer.


  • Sound knowledge and understanding of BC Housing’s mandate, programs and policies in delivering social housing and social services to the vulnerable
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the risks associated with housing vulnerable tenants and ability to work closely with service providers in mitigating risk and resolving issues
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the philosophies, principles, practices and standards associated with the delivery of government social and regulatory programs by non-profit societies and contracted community service providers
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel)
  • Effective consultative, facilitation, consensus building and conflict resolution skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Effective analytical, strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent organization, prioritization, coordination and multi-tasking skills in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to analyze challenging and sensitive issues, balance diverse interests and facilitate the implementation of solutions
  • Ability to build successful and constructive relationships and partnerships, both externally and internally, and work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and on-call as required
  • Valid BC Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle.


How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as one document in your profile when applying for this position. Please add your cover letter to your resume and submit both documents as your resume.


Please review the Job Description prior to applying

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As part of the application process, you will be prompted to fill out a questionnaire which must be completed in order for your application to be considered. Please allot up to 5 minutes to fill it out after submitting your resume and cover letter as one single document.

Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at www.bchousing.org/careers will be accepted

If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your expertise to engage in a meaningful and challenging work, please apply to join our team today at www.bchousing.org/careers

At BC Housing, we're committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, individuals with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.  If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact hr_admin@bchousing.org.

We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.

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