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Job Posting


Director, Housing Policy & Urban Affairs

Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA)
“The Voice of Canada’s Residential Construction Industry Since 1943”



Position Type: Full-Time
Salary: Commensurate with Education & Experience
Job Location: National Office - 141 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa

  
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) national office is seeking a dynamic housing/land development and housing policy professional to lead its key activities related to urban development, municipal affairs and other high-profile housing policy files. A key leader in CHBA’s Policy Team, this director, working with Kevin Lee, CEO, and other CHBA experts,  will formulate national policy, engage with key federal agencies and other stakeholders, collaborate extensively with local and provincial associations, and be the staff lead for CHBA’s Urban Council. Come join our dynamic team in this exciting position to support our industry in meeting the housing aspirations of Canadians!

ABOUT THE JOB

Key Responsibilities

Lead CHBA’s Urban Affairs Activities by:

  • Performing the role of CHBA Staff Lead for CHBA’s Urban Council
    • Engaging and meeting regularly with leaders from CHBA’s largest local constituent associations across the country to advance issues related to urban affairs
    • Advancing projects related to the Urban Council agenda, including CHBA’s Municipal Benchmarking work, in consultation with CHBA’s economist
    • Leading activities related to meetings of the Urban Council
  • Liaising with key organizations related to urban affairs (e.g. CMHC, Infrastructure Canada, HRSDC, FCM, etc.)
    • Leading and overseeing policy and research related to:
      • Land-use development, regulation and planning
      • Market-rate housing supply
      • Transit-oriented development policy
      • Development fees, charges, and taxes
      • Homeownership, rental, and the rest of the housing continuum

Lead Key Housing Policy Files by:

  • Working as part of CHBA’s policy team, to develop/evolve/update key housing policy positions for the Association
  • Collaborating with staff leads of CHBA’s committees and councils to formulate policies related thereto and to conduct strategic research to support policy positions and recommendations
  • Leading a selection of CHBA policy files
  • Liaising with key organizations related to policy files
  • Working closely with CHBA’s Economist on all of the above, plus CHBA’s economic modelling activities
  • Liaising with Provincial and Local Home Builders’ Association Staff on key policy files

  • Lead on a selection of those CHBA policy files

ABOUT YOU, THE CANDIDATE

Education:

Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in a related field
Asset: Post-Graduate degree in a related field

Experience:

  • A minimum of ten (10) years’ recent practical work experience in a related field
  • Experience in policy assessment and development
  • Experience in land and housing development
  • Asset: experience in municipal affairs
  • Asset: experience in government relations

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of government agencies and other key national players related to urban affairs
  • Knowledge of land development practices and issues in Canada
  • Knowledge of policy development, housing economics and real estate
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint)

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to assess and develop policy, organizational priorities and other externalities to formulate strong policy positions
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships that encourage cooperation
  • Ability to multi-task, advancing multiple projects and activities simultaneously
  • Strong writing, research and content development skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Asset: chair experience for committees
  • Asset: Ability to communicate in both English and French

Team Fit:

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and competing deadlines
  • Enthusiastic desire to contribute to the overall success of the CHBA and its members
  • Self-starter who thrives in an environment where he/she can be equally successful working independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment
  • Emotional intelligence: effective understanding of oneself and others and ability to relate well to other people 


ABOUT CHBA

How we deliver our services

CHBA is the national level of one association working at three levels – nationally, provincially and locally. Our members join a Local Home Builders’ Association (HBA), and in so doing also become members of the provincial and national levels of the Association. There are over 60 constituents (local and provincial) HBAs in the Association.

Our membership is made up of over 9,000 leading companies from coast to coast – including home builders, renovators, land developers, trade contractors, product and material manufacturers, building product suppliers, lending institutions, insurance providers, and service professionals. Our industry currently represents over $150B of economic activity and over 1.2 million on- and off-site jobs.

The members engaged with the National Association are leaders in the industry and within the local and provincial levels of the Association – they are successful business people who volunteer their time for years to give back to the industry and support its overall success.

Each level of the Association works to support the members and works with the government at its level (federal, provincial or municipal) to advance the interests of the industry and Canadians with respect to housing. The three levels of the Association collaborate to ensure a consistent approach towards real solutions that will benefit members and consumers alike.

CHBA is a federal not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership, supported by our professional staff.

At the national level, our system of Committees and Councils brings together industry experts from across the country to share information and ideas, collaborate on common issues, and to formulate recommendations to governments to improve the quality, affordability and choice of homes for Canadians.

Our Team

The national office staff is a high-performance team of cross-disciplinary professionals working in a dynamic and welcoming work environment. There is a great deal of comradery in our day-to-day dealings with each other, our constituent associations, our Board leadership and its Executive Committee, and our members. We juggle a variety of work activities that allow us to take on new challenges and develop new skills and make use of the multi-disciplinary team we have on staff. We value a positive and collaborative work environment above all, striving for continuous improvement, and at all times treat each other with respect.

  • We are naturally entrepreneurial and innovative and enjoy collaborating on new ways of approaching a task or challenge.
  • We work both autonomously and together in teams, knowing that we each bring our own expert contribution to the organization.
  • We are not shy about asking for help and we celebrate each other’s strengths.

We are constantly and solely focused on delivering the best services and support to our membership, in the most efficient and effective manner possible, always bearing in mind that per our strategic plan: “CHBA exists to serve the interests of our industry and to help our members succeed and prosper as they strive to fulfill the housing aspirations of Canadians.”

Our Location

Located on Laurier Avenue just beside the Lord Elgin Hotel on Elgin Street, CHBA’s offices are a stone’s throw from Parliament Hill and key government agencies, where CHBA staff have meetings on a regular basis. The newly completed space offers our staff a wonderful work environment, with new office furniture, high-tech boardrooms, a spacious kitchen, casual meeting and group workspaces, a dedicated video room and more. Connected to the Marriott and Metcalfe hotels next door, there is easy access to various amenities, including CHBA discounted rates for membership at the hotels’ fitness centre, pool, sauna and whirlpool facilities (which all CHBA staff make use of). Parking for vehicles and dedicated secure storage for bikes is available, and the location offers easy access to public transit and outdoor activity areas along the canal. Close to many restaurants and stores, the location provides quick access to Sparks Street, Elgin Street, the Rideau Centre and the Byward Market.


Hours of work

The hours of work are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, though some flexibility is available. There may be a requirement to travel within Canada to attend meetings. The incumbent may be asked to work overtime from time to time.  

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. CHBA is looking to fill this position ASAP and will assess applications as they are received. Accordingly, there is no closing date for this posting. The application process for this posting will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applicants.  


Accommodations will be provided at all stages of the hiring process. We ask applicants to make their needs known in advance.  

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Job Posting


Project Manager, Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP)

Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA)
“The Voice of Canada’s Residential Construction Industry Since 1943”



Position Type: Full-Time
Salary: Commensurate with Education & Experience
Job Location: National Office - 141 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa

  
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

CHBA’s national office is seeking a dynamic Project Manager to join its Net Zero Energy Housing team. Reporting to the Senior Director, Net Zero Energy Housing, this Project Manager will take a lead role for the Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP) efforts at the CHBA, including engaging industry experts, builders/renovators and constituent associations to advance innovation in the sector; leading the LEEP session planning,  rollout and curation of lessons learned;, marketing & communications, and  project reporting.

About LEEP: CHBA has been a long-time supporter of LEEP, helping to promote it and run LEEP sessions through its constituent local and provincial associations.  CHBA is now taking a more active role in rolling out many more LEEP sessions to help support industry and accelerate successful technology innovation and commercialization for the industry. LEEP is an initiative of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) that accelerates energy efficient construction by enabling builders to reduce their time and risk finding and trying innovations that can help them build higher performance homes better, faster and more affordably. LEEP is delivered on a regional basis with the intent to establish an ongoing critical mass of builders that are capable of pulling through the best innovations suited to their region which can, in turn, pull through a responsive supply chain. The results include energy savings for home owners, competitive advantage for participating builders and manufacturers, and builder driven enhancement to local building practice

ABOUT THE JOB

Key Responsibilities

  • Overall project management and leadership for all of CHBA’s LEEP activities
  • Engage manufacturers/suppliers in the LEEP sessions to help meet energy efficient housing needs, and trigger volume purchasing opportunities for builders and renovators.
  • Engage local experts in the LEEP sessions to expand their knowledge and share best practices.
  • Collecting and documenting results for NRCan reporting as well as for recommendations to the CHBA to support LEEP and further technology innovation.
  • Submitting timely reports to NRCan per the LEEP Agreement with NRCan.
  • Acting as the main point of contact for the LEEP efforts at the CHBA, leading all workshop/forum planning, coordination and industry engagement activities (e.g. timelines, timesheets, quarterly reports, contractor coordination), and providing a full spectrum of support for the participants.
  • Leading the on-line and in-person workshop/forum planning and logistics, working with various CHBA staff, local HBA Executive Officers, CHBA Qualified Net Zero Service Organizations, Consultants (Trainers/Facilitators), NRCan staff, and the LEEP participants to ensure deliverables are met.
  • Aligning the LEEP activities with the CHBA Net Zero Training courses to optimize industry competency and capacity building.
  • Aligning the LEEP activities with the Net Zero Home Labelling Program qualification criteria to support the qualification of builders/renovators and the labelling of homes as participants move through the LEEP process.
  • Working with CHBA’s Technical, Renovation and Net Zero teams to advance issues and solutions (including innovation and applied RD&D opportunities) identified through LEEP.
  • Liaise with CHBA’s Technical, Renovation and Net Zero Teams and Economist to leverage LEEP activities to support the development of a housing construction and renovation costing database.
  • Working with the CHBA Marketing & Communications team to promote the LEEP activities, as well as communicate the status and results of these efforts to key stakeholders, primarily members, HBA staff nationally, and NRCan.

ABOUT YOU, THE CANDIDATE

Education:

  • Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in a related field
  • Asset: Credentials in Project Management


Experience:

  • 5 years of recent practical work experience in coordination in a related field, engaging multiple various internal and external key stakeholders for the delivery of a variety of on-line and in-person workshops/forums.
  • 5 years of recent practical work experience writing reports.
  • Asset: Experience in residential construction, energy efficiency, technology innovation

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of best practices in project management.
  • Asset: Knowledge of energy efficient housing construction and renovation.
  • Asset: Knowledge of technology innovation cycle

Skills and Abilities:

  • Cross-disciplinary aptitude in both technical and non-technical activities.
  • Competency with MS Teams, Outlook, Planner, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • A high level of organizational skills to keep track of the various events, participants and elements required to ensure deliverables are met.
  • Demonstrated skills in juggling multiple work priorities for a multidisciplinary group of people.
  • High competence in collecting and documenting results, report writing, and the ability to present results.
  • Strong drive and ability to complete tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Asset: Bilingual in English and French.

Team Fit:

  • Confident in communicating ideas in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Team player, keen to be part of a high-performing department.
  • Enthusiastic desire to contribute to the overall success of CHBA.
  • Self-starter who thrives in an environment where they can be equally successful working independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills, and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and competing deadlines.
  • Passionate about helping the industry work towards affordable Net Zero Energy Homes.


ABOUT CHBA

How we deliver our services

CHBA is the national level of one association working at three levels – nationally, provincially and locally. Our members join a Local Home Builders’ Association (HBA), and in so doing also become members of the provincial and national levels of the Association. There are over 60 constituents (local and provincial) HBAs in the Association.

Our membership is made up of over 9,000 leading companies from coast to coast – including home builders, renovators, land developers, trade contractors, product and material manufacturers, building product suppliers, lending institutions, insurance providers, and service professionals. Our industry currently represents over $150B of economic activity and over 1.2 million on- and off-site jobs.

The members engaged with the National Association are leaders in the industry and within the local and provincial levels of the Association – they are successful business people who volunteer their time for years to give back to the industry and support its overall success.

Each level of the Association works to support the members and works with the government at its level (federal, provincial or municipal) to advance the interests of the industry and Canadians with respect to housing. The three levels of the Association collaborate to ensure a consistent approach towards real solutions that will benefit members and consumers alike.

CHBA is a federal not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership, supported by our professional staff.

At the national level, our system of Committees and Councils brings together industry experts from across the country to share information and ideas, collaborate on common issues, and to formulate recommendations to governments to improve the quality, affordability and choice of homes for Canadians.

Our Team

The national office staff is a high-performance team of cross-disciplinary professionals working in a dynamic and welcoming work environment. There is a great deal of comradery in our day-to-day dealings with each other, our constituent associations, our Board leadership and its Executive Committee, and our members. We juggle a variety of work activities that allow us to take on new challenges and develop new skills and make use of the multi-disciplinary team we have on staff. We value a positive and collaborative work environment above all, striving for continuous improvement, and at all times treat each other with respect.

  • We are naturally entrepreneurial and innovative and enjoy collaborating on new ways of approaching a task or challenge.
  • We work both autonomously and together in teams, knowing that we each bring our own expert contribution to the organization.
  • We are not shy about asking for help and we celebrate each other’s strengths.

We are constantly and solely focused on delivering the best services and support to our membership, in the most efficient and effective manner possible, always bearing in mind that per our strategic plan: “CHBA exists to serve the interests of our industry and to help our members succeed and prosper as they strive to fulfill the housing aspirations of Canadians.”

Our Location

Located on Laurier Avenue just beside the Lord Elgin Hotel on Elgin Street, CHBA’s offices are a stone’s throw from Parliament Hill and key government agencies, where CHBA staff have meetings on a regular basis. The newly completed space offers our staff a wonderful work environment, with new office furniture, high-tech boardrooms, a spacious kitchen, casual meeting and group workspaces, a dedicated video room and more. Connected to the Marriott and Metcalfe hotels next door, there is easy access to various amenities, including CHBA discounted rates for membership at the hotels’ fitness centre, pool, sauna and whirlpool facilities (which all CHBA staff make use of). Parking for vehicles and dedicated secure storage for bikes is available, and the location offers easy access to public transit and outdoor activity areas along the canal. Close to many restaurants and stores, the location provides quick access to Sparks Street, Elgin Street, the Rideau Centre and the Byward Market.

Pandemic Considerations: CHBA National staff have been working from home since March 2020, with plans to return to a hybrid model of working from the office and from home when it is safe to do so.


Hours of work

The hours of work are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, though some flexibility is available. There may be a requirement to travel within Canada to attend meetings. The incumbent may be asked to work overtime from time to time.  

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. CHBA is looking to fill this position ASAP and will assess applications as they are received. Accordingly, there is no closing date for this posting. The application process for this posting will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applicants.  


Accommodations will be provided at all stages of the hiring process. We ask applicants to make their needs known in advance.  

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Job Posting


Administration Officer, Net Zero Energy Housing

Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA)
“The Voice of Canada’s Residential Construction Industry Since 1943”



Position Type: Full-Time
Salary: Commensurate with Education & Experience
Job Location: National Office - 141 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa

  
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
CHBA’s national office is seeking a dynamic Administration Officer to join its Net Zero Energy Housing team. Reporting to the Senior Director, Net Zero Energy Housing, this Administrator will play a key role in supporting a variety of administrative needs for the Net Zero Energy Housing team and CHBA’s Net Zero Energy Home Labelling Program.

ABOUT THE JOB

Key Responsibilities

General Administration

  • Net Zero Team Calendar Management: Tracking Net Zero events/project dates, industry events, CHBA and constituent HBA meetings/events.
  • Net Zero Council Spring/Fall Meeting invitations, registrations, attendance, tent cards.
  • Administration of the annual Net Zero Council membership renewals and call for applications.
  • Summit and webinar support: zoom administration, gathering speaker/presenter information, slide deck preparation, coordination of event communications.
  • Net Zero Home Award support and communications.


For the Net Zero Home Labelling Program

  • Program Administration Support: Acting as the main point of contact for Program Administration, scheduling quarterly Service Organization meetings, and taking meeting notes.
  • Invoicing: Issue annual participation fee invoices to program participants, annual home registration fee invoices to Service Organizations, conduct follow up/Accounts Receivable, and provide regular updates on the status of payments/revenue.
  • Participant Registrations: Onboard newly qualified program participants and ensure participant registrations (attestations & agreements) are submitted annually.
  • Training Records: Post training dates on website, collect training records from Service Organizations as training courses are completed, and update/maintain in database.
  • Marketing: Coordinate ongoing participant and program milestone promotion between the Net Zero Energy Housing team and Marketing/Communications team.
  • Website Updates: Basic upkeep of ongoing web edits including new program participants, new training dates, updating number of homes labelled to date, etc.
  • Database maintenance: Updating non-technical data such as participant contact info.
  • Plaque Orders: Maintain plaque orders, corresponding with manufacturer, ensuring payments are received and plaques are shipped and received.

For the Other Net Zero Initiatives

  • Meeting/Event Support: Stakeholder scheduling (via doodle polls), registration follow-up and confirmations, event venue bookings/logistics, group travel & accommodation bookings, and project stakeholder expense reimbursements. This includes for CHBA’s other Net Zero related initiatives for Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs), Renovations, and Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP)



ABOUT YOU, THE CANDIDATE

Education:

  • Post-Secondary Diploma in a related field


Experience:

  • 1-3 years of recent practical work experience in an administrative role with meeting/event coordination, engaging multiple and various internal and external key stakeholders.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of best practices in meeting/event administrative support.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Competency with MS Teams, Outlook, Planner, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • High competence in meeting/event administrative support.
  • Demonstrated skills in juggling multiple work priorities for a multidisciplinary group of people.
  • Solid organizational and follow through skills to keep track of and complete tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Asset: Bilingual in English and French.

Team Fit:

  • Confident in communicating ideas in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Team player, keen to be part of a high-performing department.
  • Enthusiastic desire to contribute to the overall success of CHBA.
  • Self-starter who thrives in an environment where they can be equally successful working independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills, and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and competing deadlines.
  • Passionate about helping the industry work towards affordable Net Zero Energy Homes.


ABOUT CHBA

How we deliver our services

CHBA is the national level of one association working at three levels – nationally, provincially and locally. Our members join a Local Home Builders’ Association (HBA), and in so doing also become members of the provincial and national levels of the Association. There are over 60 constituents (local and provincial) HBAs in the Association.

Our membership is made up of over 9,000 leading companies from coast to coast – including home builders, renovators, land developers, trade contractors, product and material manufacturers, building product suppliers, lending institutions, insurance providers, and service professionals. Our industry currently represents over $150B of economic activity and over 1.2 million on- and off-site jobs.

The members engaged with the National Association are leaders in the industry and within the local and provincial levels of the Association – they are successful business people who volunteer their time for years to give back to the industry and support its overall success.

Each level of the Association works to support the members and works with the government at its level (federal, provincial or municipal) to advance the interests of the industry and Canadians with respect to housing. The three levels of the Association collaborate to ensure a consistent approach towards real solutions that will benefit members and consumers alike.

CHBA is a federal not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership, supported by our professional staff.

At the national level, our system of Committees and Councils brings together industry experts from across the country to share information and ideas, collaborate on common issues, and to formulate recommendations to governments to improve the quality, affordability and choice of homes for Canadians.

Our Team

The national office staff is a high-performance team of cross-disciplinary professionals working in a dynamic and welcoming work environment. There is a great deal of comradery in our day-to-day dealings with each other, our constituent associations, our Board leadership and its Executive Committee, and our members. We juggle a variety of work activities that allow us to take on new challenges and develop new skills and make use of the multi-disciplinary team we have on staff. We value a positive and collaborative work environment above all, striving for continuous improvement, and at all times treat each other with respect.

  • We are naturally entrepreneurial and innovative and enjoy collaborating on new ways of approaching a task or challenge.
  • We work both autonomously and together in teams, knowing that we each bring our own expert contribution to the organization.
  • We are not shy about asking for help and we celebrate each other’s strengths.

We are constantly and solely focused on delivering the best services and support to our membership, in the most efficient and effective manner possible, always bearing in mind that per our strategic plan: “CHBA exists to serve the interests of our industry and to help our members succeed and prosper as they strive to fulfill the housing aspirations of Canadians.”

Our Location

Located on Laurier Avenue just beside the Lord Elgin Hotel on Elgin Street, CHBA’s offices are a stone’s throw from Parliament Hill and key government agencies, where CHBA staff have meetings on a regular basis. The newly completed space offers our staff a wonderful work environment, with new office furniture, high-tech boardrooms, a spacious kitchen, casual meeting and group workspaces, a dedicated video room and more. Connected to the Marriott and Metcalfe hotels next door, there is easy access to various amenities, including CHBA discounted rates for membership at the hotels’ fitness centre, pool, sauna and whirlpool facilities (which all CHBA staff make use of). Parking for vehicles and dedicated secure storage for bikes is available, and the location offers easy access to public transit and outdoor activity areas along the canal. Close to many restaurants and stores, the location provides quick access to Sparks Street, Elgin Street, the Rideau Centre and the Byward Market.

Pandemic Considerations: CHBA National staff have been working from home since March 2020, with plans to return to a hybrid model of working from the office and from home when it is safe to do so.


Hours of work

The hours of work are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, though some flexibility is available. There may be a requirement to travel within Canada to attend meetings. The incumbent may be asked to work overtime from time to time.  

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. CHBA is looking to fill this position ASAP and will assess applications as they are received. Accordingly, there is no closing date for this posting. The application process for this posting will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applicants.  


Accommodations will be provided at all stages of the hiring process. We ask applicants to make their needs known in advance.  

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Job Posting


Administration Officer

Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA)
“The Voice of Canada’s Residential Construction Industry Since 1943”



Position Type: Full-Time
Salary: Commensurate with Education & Experience
Job Location: National Office - 141 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa

  
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
Reporting to CHBA’s Director of Marketing and Communications, this affable, energetic and very well-organized individual will provide key support to the staff of CHBA national office, that of its constituent local/provincial associations (esp. through support of CHBA’s national Executive Officers’ Council), and the Executive Committee of the CHBA Board of Directors, particularly the national president. This officer will also provide support to CHBA’s communications team, including its National Awards for Housing Excellence program. Self-motivated and self-directed, the ideal candidate will be a dynamic person who is naturally very helpful and enjoys being part of and supporting a high-performance team. A strong client service disposition is key, given the importance of timely, friendly and effective support and communication with HBA staff and leader members of the Association. Association/not-for-profit experience is a definite asset. Sound exciting to you? Then come join our dynamic team in this exciting position (with lots of growth opportunity) to support our industry in meeting the housing aspirations of Canadians!

ABOUT THE JOB

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Association Services Officer is responsible for:

Supporting the effective and efficient operations of the Association through:

  •  Support to the CEO in operations of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors (drafting agendas, setting up online video calls, posting meeting documents, securing necessary documents from staff)
  • Support to the CEO in operations of the Board of Directors and Annual Meeting of Members (drafting agendas, setting up Boardroom, posting meeting documents, securing necessary documents from staff and provincial Executive Officers, ordering items (e.g. plaques))
  • Coordinating travel of the National President (and other Executive Committee members from time to time) as they travel to HBA events from coast to coast, including extensive collaboration and communication with their Executive Officers of HBAs
  • Support CHBA event planning and execution, in collaboration with CHBA staff leadership and the CHBA events planner, including but not limited to the following annual events:
    • CHBA’s national annual conference (e.g. attending and working the registration desk) – in Saint John, NB, for 2022
    • CHBA’s Ottawa Fall Committee/Council/Board meetings (including attending)
    • CHBA’s involvement with the U.S. International Builders’ Show
    • CHBA’s Day on Parliament Hill
    • CHBA’s Executive Officers’ Council Professional Development Forum (held in different locations across Canada)
    • CHBA’s bi-annual Executive Committee Strategic Planning Retreat (at the CHBA offices in Ottawa)
    • CHBA’s National Awards for Housing Excellence 
  • Support general office operations (e.g. Staff meetings, overseeing office maintenance and cleaning by building management)
  • Office Management duties:
    • Front desk reception, call/inquiry support, office supply management
    • Includes working with CEO to organize CHBA’s internal social events (staff birthday cakes, staff Christmas party)


Supporting the CEO and Executive Officers’ Council (EOC) staff lead in administering all activities related to the EOC (which is comprised of the Executive Officers from all of the HBAs across Canada, and their key staff)

  • Supporting the coordination of the activities of the Executive Officer’s Council and the Council’s Management Committee by working with the CEO, EOC staff lead, and the Council Chair to advance key agenda items and the strategic plan;
    • Supporting activities for the EOC Annual Meeting of Members (held at CHBA’s annual conference);
  • Working with CHBA’s events team, CEO, and EOC staff lead, supporting the planning, coordination and execution of the annual 3-day Professional Development Forum (held each year in a different city across Canada) that brings together EOs from across the country for professional development, sharing best practices, networking and collaborating on common challenges.

Supporting the Director of Communications and Marketing with major special projects and light communications administrative support.

  • Supporting the National Awards for Housing Excellence, including entry form preparation, entry platform set-up and testing, inbox monitoring, entry and eligibility verification, trophy orders, and more.
  • Supporting the Association Leadership Awards, including entry monitoring, coordinating judging, and more.
  • Supporting the CHBA Home Buyer Preference Survey, including coordinating with stakeholders and communicating with participants.
  • Pulling reports and light trouble-shooting duties with CHBA’s bulk emailing platform.


ABOUT YOU, THE CANDIDATE

Education and Experience:


Post-Secondary Diploma in office administration or a related field, and recent work experience in an administrative role;

- or -

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Asset: Association or not-for-profit experience


Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of office and event administration duties.
  • Asset: Knowledge of association/not-for-profit management and governance best practices.

Abilities:

  • Ability to organize a daily workload of priorities and be detail oriented.
  • Ability to work without supervision as a self-starter who is highly motivated to achieve success
  • Demonstrated skills in juggling multiple work priorities for a multidisciplinary group of people.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a very positive client-services attitude.
  • Confident in communicating information and ideas in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Confident to handle inquiries where the answer is not known, but you will find out and follow up.
  • A high level of organizational skills to keep track of the various moving parts of a very broad set of diversified activities.
  • In-depth competency in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to adhere to confidentiality guidelines and demonstrate discretion.
  • Ability to use a professional level of verbal and communication skills.
  • Comfortable using a variety of business technologies (e.g. projectors, web cameras, etc.)
  • Asset: ability to communicate effectively in French

Team Fit:

  • Confident in communicating ideas in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong desire to continually improve and grow
  • Enthusiastic desire to contribute to the overall success of CHBA.
  • Self-starter who thrives in an environment where he/she can be equally successful working independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.


ABOUT CHBA

How we deliver our services

CHBA is the national level of one association working at three levels – nationally, provincially and locally. Our members join a Local Home Builders’ Association (HBA), and in so doing also become members of the provincial and national levels of the Association. There are over 60 constituents (local and provincial) HBAs in the Association.

Our membership is made up of over 9,000 leading companies from coast to coast – including home builders, renovators, land developers, trade contractors, product and material manufacturers, building product suppliers, lending institutions, insurance providers, and service professionals. Our industry currently represents over $150B of economic activity and over 1.2 million on- and off-site jobs.

The members engaged with the National Association are leaders in the industry and within the local and provincial levels of the Association – they are successful business people who volunteer their time for years to give back to the industry and support its overall success.

Each level of the Association works to support the members and works with the government at its level (federal, provincial or municipal) to advance the interests of the industry and Canadians with respect to housing. The three levels of the Association collaborate to ensure a consistent approach towards real solutions that will benefit members and consumers alike.

CHBA is a federal not-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership, supported by our professional staff.

At the national level, our system of Committees and Councils brings together industry experts from across the country to share information and ideas, collaborate on common issues, and to formulate recommendations to governments to improve the quality, affordability and choice of homes for Canadians.

Our Team

The national office staff is a high-performance team of cross-disciplinary professionals working in a dynamic and welcoming work environment. There is a great deal of comradery in our day-to-day dealings with each other, our constituent associations, our Board leadership and its Executive Committee, and our members. We juggle a variety of work activities that allow us to take on new challenges and develop new skills and make use of the multi-disciplinary team we have on staff. We value a positive and collaborative work environment above all, striving for continuous improvement, and at all times treat each other with respect.

  • We are naturally entrepreneurial and innovative and enjoy collaborating on new ways of approaching a task or challenge.
  • We work both autonomously and together in teams, knowing that we each bring our own expert contribution to the organization.
  • We are not shy about asking for help and we celebrate each other’s strengths.

We are constantly and solely focused on delivering the best services and support to our membership, in the most efficient and effective manner possible, always bearing in mind that per our strategic plan: “CHBA exists to serve the interests of our industry and to help our members succeed and prosper as they strive to fulfill the housing aspirations of Canadians.”

Our Location

Located on Laurier Avenue just beside the Lord Elgin Hotel on Elgin Street, CHBA’s offices are a stone’s throw from Parliament Hill and key government agencies, where CHBA staff have meetings on a regular basis. The newly completed space offers our staff a wonderful work environment, with new office furniture, high-tech boardrooms, a spacious kitchen, casual meeting and group workspaces, a dedicated video room and more. Connected to the Marriott and Metcalfe hotels next door, there is easy access to various amenities, including CHBA discounted rates for membership at the hotels’ fitness centre, pool, sauna and whirlpool facilities (which all CHBA staff make use of). Parking for vehicles and dedicated secure storage for bikes is available, and the location offers easy access to public transit and outdoor activity areas along the canal. Close to many restaurants and stores, the location provides quick access to Sparks Street, Elgin Street, the Rideau Centre and the Byward Market.

Pandemic Considerations: CHBA National staff have been working from home since March 2020, with plans to return to a hybrid model of working from the office and from home when it is safe to do so.


Hours of work

The hours of work are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, though some flexibility is available. There may be a requirement to travel within Canada to attend meetings. The incumbent may be asked to work overtime from time to time.  

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. CHBA is looking to fill this position ASAP and will assess applications as they are received. Accordingly, there is no closing date for this posting. The application process for this posting will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applicants.  


Accommodations will be provided at all stages of the hiring process. We ask applicants to make their needs known in advance.  

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


About the CHBA National Team

CHBA exists to serve the interests of the residential construction industry and the Canadians who depend on that industry for housing they can afford. We are focused on delivering the best services and support, in the most efficient and effective manner possible, to our membership. We deal with building codes, energy efficiency, development challenges, business knowledge, and continued professional learning. Our work brings us into contact with related industries, government, and media. We attend meetings in and out of the office, and travel occasionally – notably to our National Conference, which is held in a different Canadian city each year.

Who we are

  • We are high-performing individuals who each contribute our own expertise to the organization.
  • We juggle a variety of work activities that allow us to take on professional challenges and develop new skills.
  • We value a positive, respectful, and collaborative work environment above all, with each member striving for continuous improvement.
  • We are naturally entrepreneurial and innovative, and comfortable working autonomously when needed.
  • That said, we enjoy collaborating on new ways of approaching a task or challenge; we’re not shy about asking for help and maximizing each other’s strengths.
  • Oh, and we take corporate Christmas cards very seriously.

2018 Christmas Card

Foyer at 141 Laurier Ave West Ottawa

Our Office

Newly renovated, our office is a stone’s throw from Parliament Hill and key government agencies. The bright and modern space is a great work environment, featuring new office furniture, high-tech boardrooms, a spacious kitchen, casual meeting and group work spaces, a dedicated video room and more. Connected to the Marriott and Metcalfe hotels next door, there is easy access to various amenities, including CHBA discounted rates for membership at the hotel's fitness centre, pool, sauna and whirlpool facilities. At the corner of Laurier and Elgin, we are close to many restaurants, shopping, and outdoor activity areas along the canal. Parking for vehicles and dedicated secure storage for bikes is available, and the location offers easy access to public transit. 




About the Canadian Home Builders' Association


Since 1943, the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) has been "the voice of Canada's residential construction industry." Representing one of the largest industry sectors in Canada, our membership is made up of some 9,000 companies – including home builders, renovators, land developers, trade contractors, product and material manufacturers, building product suppliers, lending institutions, insurance providers, and service professionals.

Read more about CHBA and how our association works here.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status (including single status), gender identity, gender expression, record of offences, sex (including pregnancy and breastfeeding), or sexual orientation. While remaining alert and sensitive to the issues of fair and equitable treatment for all, the Company has a special concern with the participation and advancement of members of groups that have traditionally been disadvantaged in employment.  

CHBA takes action to eliminate the different and negative treatment of individuals or groups, protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code, 1962.  CHBA takes very seriously its responsibility to accommodate to the point of undue hardship.   


Accessibility Policy

CHBA also maintains an Accessibility Policy to ensure it provides accessible customer service to people with various kinds of disabilities.