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Specialist, Indigenous and Northern Housing (Yukon)

Employer
Canada Mortgage Housin Corporation
Location
Yukon (Region) (CA)
Salary
Minimum Base Salary: 78 657.14 $
Closing date
Jun 24, 2022

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Join the Client Solution Team, where our partners view CMHC as the catalyst for solving housing affordability challenges . We’re constantly evolving to build an inclusive housing system through research, design, innovation and partnerships. Your expertise in affordable and Indigenous housing will position you as the primary relationship manager within the Yukon territory. You will be responsible for working with our partners to achieve their housing needs through facilitating partnerships and identifying resources and best practices. Be part of CMHC’s ambitious aspiration – By 2030 everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and that meets their needs. 

Responsibilities: 

  •  Develops transformational housing strategies (local and regional) with client stakeholders that leverages the breadth of products and services available to support long-term housing outcomes.
  • Works closely with clients/partners to conduct eligibility assessments to determine whether housing projects achieve required social outcomes and financial viability criteria
  • Provides regular guidance and interpretation to address policy and operational issues and program improvements. 
  • Works to resolve contentious and complex housing issues directly with stakeholder leadership, bringing in additional internal and external support as necessary.
  • Provides business intelligence, advice and guidance to clients and/or senior management to resolve complex and sensitive issues; including the provision of training and coaching to internal and/or external clients. 
  • Proactively identifies opportunities and initiatives aligned with client needs. 
  • Broadens effective business relationships with relevant industry associations and networks on a continuous basis. 
  • Negotiates and implements continuous improvements to products and tools based on the assessment of their impact. 
  • Discusses, negotiates and defends funding decisions with various levels of stakeholders and clients. 
  • Maintain positive and proactive communications, despite challenges, in order to instill the highest level of trust and confidence in CMHC as well as to demonstrate CMHC’s ability to be supportive of housing needs in the delivery of the National Housing Strategy. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field, such as business administration, finance or commerce. REIC certification is an asset
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience in project development and client relations related to social housing and property management. 
  • Solid understanding of Indigenous culture and specific experience working / living in the Yukon.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Indigenous housing and awareness of social, economic and political trends affecting the provision of housing. 
  • Solid knowledge of housing finance, planning, delivery, administration, portfolio management and project maintenance systems.
  • Ability to analyze, reason and work within complex frameworks, and  knowledge of CMHC housing programs and services available to develop affordable housing for Indigenous Canadians and in the North. 
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and foster key partnership relations that will facilitate the achievement of improved objectives. 
  • A valid driver’s license , as this position may involve frequent travel (road or plane) throughout the Yukon.
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