Careers with CHBA

We're building our team!

After long-tenured and rewarding careers at CHBA, key members of our policy team are preparing to retire. If you are an experienced professional who is passionate about making a difference in the housing industry, we invite you to consider the following opportunities at our national office in Ottawa. They are: Economist; Manager or Director (commensurate with experience), Government Relations and Housing Policy; Director, Professional Development and Association Services; and Technical Advisor, Codes and Standards, who will support our technical team. 

Click the arrows below to see the job descriptions. Resumé and cover letter should be emailed to careers@chba.ca.


Current Openings:

Job Posting


Economist

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 Economist to anticipate and explore key or broad emerging issues that directly impact policy for the housing industry and CHBA’s members. A key member of the CHBA management team and national policy team led by CEO, Kevin Lee, CHBA's Economist will conduct results-oriented research projects, develop and/or economic and costing models, and provide expert advice to internal and external stakeholders. 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

Performs Policy, Economic Research and Modelling Activities by undertaking the following:

Policy Development and Communication

  • As part of the CHBA Policy Team, anticipating and exploring key or broad emerging issues that directly impact the housing industry, consumers, and CHBA’s members to develop/evolve/update key policy positions for the Association
  • Producing clear and effective evidence-based written documents that appeal to and influence intended audience (e.g. politicians, government officials, the general public, financial institutions, etc.)
  • Establishing strategic partnerships internally and externally for the purpose of keeping abreast of current and emerging economic conditions, and sharing intelligence, including with other industry associations, and with key government officials in Statistics Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and the Department of Finance.
  • Making down-to-earth housing economics presentations to members and key stakeholders

Analytical or Research Projects

  • As part of the CHBA Policy Team, developing and executing the economic and financial analysis and research agenda for the CHBA
  • Working with collaborators and utilizing data from a variety of sources, developing and/or refining CHBA’s national residential construction sector model, and related tools (e.g., CHBA’s transit-oriented development analysis tool)
  • Developing and refining CHBA’s national home construction and renovation costing tool
  • Proposing, leading and conducting empirical or theoretical research, modelling and analysis for projects, and assessing the implications for the housing industry (at both the micro and macro level)
  • Producing and/or managing research and policy analysis to be disseminated internally and externally
  • Applying appropriate methods, tools, processes and software to execute research activities
  • Providing authoritative policy advice, recommendations and interpretations to colleagues, management and external contacts
  • Being internally and externally recognized for broad and deep specialized expertise as it relates to the residential construction industry
  • Responding to requests for information, data or analysis from a variety of stakeholders

Contributes to the Overall Success of CHBA’s National Policy Team

  • Providing economic analysis and support for government advocacy overall and for liaising with MP and Ministerial offices
  • Providing research and policy briefings on Federal political, policy, regulatory and other activities related to housing and residential construction
  • Preforming the function of Lead on a selection of those CHBA policy files


ABOUT YOU, THE CANDIDATE

Essential Requirements

Education:

Graduate Degree in Economics, ideally with exposure to land/real-estate economics and/or development economics, and to applied economics

Experience:

  • A minimum of five (5) years’ recent practical work experience in a related field
  • Experience in policy assessment and development
  • Experience in liaison with political offices, industry associations, the research community, and stakeholders
  • Experience in economic modelling

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of emerging economic trends and policy related to the residential construction industry
  • Knowledge of Canada’s fiscal, monetary and macroprudential policies, particularly as they relate to housing and residential construction
  • Knowledge of key government policies that affect the economics and financial aspects of housing and residential construction
  • Knowledge of key sources of data for economic modelling and analysis related to the residential construction industry
  • Knowledge of the key federal departments and agencies and their role in policy affecting housing and the residential construction sector
  • Asset: Knowledge of government relations and advocacy
  • Asset: Knowledge of association/not-for-profit management and governance best practices

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop economic models for planning or monitoring purposes
  • Ability to develop costing tools for residential construction
  • Ability to apply appropriate methods, tools, processes and software to execute research activities
  • Ability to assess policy environment, 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
  • Writing skills: ability to produce effective written documents in a style and form likely to appeal to and influence the intended audience
  • Oral communication and presentation skills: the ability to make effective, well-structured presentations adapted to the intended audience, and the ability to communicate effectively with others by demonstrating active listening skills and conveying information clearly
  • Diplomacy: ability to conduct respectful and persuasive dialogue with stakeholders that may hold opposing views, while also considering their viewpoints
  • Innovation: the ability to create new insights, devise new approaches and make innovative decisions through research
  • Analytical and technical skills: strong problem-solving skills, including the ability to analyze complex economic and financial information using empirical and/or modelling skills
  • Asset: ability to communicate in both English and French

Team Fit:

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Time management skills
  • The 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 8,500 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 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 new 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 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 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 careers@chba.ca. 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


Manager or Director, Government Relations and Housing Policy

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 government relations and policy professional to lead its federal government relations activities and key housing policy files. A key member of CHBA’s Policy Team led by CEO, Kevin Lee, this manager or director (experience & qualifications dependent) will lead key policy files on federal/national issues, liaise with MP, Ministerial offices, and selected departmental and agency officials throughout the year, prepare submissions (in collaboration with other CHBA experts) to federal consultations and parliamentary committees, manage CHBA’s annual Day on Parliament Hill, work with CHBA’s communications team on media releases/social media, liaise with our provincial and local associations on government relations, and more. 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 Government Relations Activities by:

  • Liaising with MP, Ministerial offices, and key public servants and Crown corporation managers
  • Maintaining a watching brief on Federal political, policy, regulatory and other activities related to housing and residential construction
  • Preparing public consultation submissions, pre-Budget submissions, and parliamentary committee submissions (in collaboration with the rest of CHBA’s staff)
  • Acting as staff lead (working with other CHBA staff and GR consultants) on CHBA’s Day on Parliament Hill
  • Liaising with Provincial and Local Home Builders’ Association Staff on key GR files
  • Liaising with CHBA’s government relations consulting firm

Lead Key Policy Files by:

  • Working as part of CHBA’s policy team, to develop/evolve/update key policy positions for the Association
  • Collaborate with staff leads of CHBA’s committees and councils to formulate policies related thereto and to conduct strategic research to justify policy change
  • Lead on a selection of those CHBA policy files

ABOUT YOU, THE CANDIDATE

Essential Requirements

Education:

Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in a related field

Experience:

  • A minimum of three (3) years’ [manager level] or ten (10) years’ [director level] recent practical work experience in a related field
  • Experience in policy assessment and development
  • Experience in liaison with political offices

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of government relations and advocacy
  • Knowledge of policy development
  • In-depth knowledge of Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Asset: Knowledge of policy related to the residential construction industry
  • Asset: Knowledge of economics, particularly as it is related to housing

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to assess policy environment, 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: 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 8,500 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 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 new 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 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 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 careers@chba.ca. 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


Director, Professional Development and Association Services

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 an association professional who is a dynamic leader to spearhead its professional development programming for industry members and HBA staff across the country.  This affable collaborator will be the staff lead for our national Professional Development Committee and national Executive Officers’ Council, advancing training, education and knowledge sharing within the Associations’ membership and provincial and local HBA offices from coast to coast.  Leading the advancement of CHBA’s new learning management system, suite of courseware, and wiki knowledge centres, plus policy development related to promoting careers in residential construction, this well-rounded professional will be part of CHBA’s senior management team and a key liaison for HBA’s across Canada.  Come join our dynamic team in this exciting position to support our industry in meeting the housing aspirations of Canadians!

Key Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director, Professional Development and Association Services is responsible for:

Developing and implementing innovative learning tools and programs for CHBA, its members and local/provincial HBA staff by:

  • Working with IT experts to advance and manage CHBA’s new TopClass  Learning Management System (LMS) to deliver online learning across Canada (in collaboration with local and provincial HBAs)
  • Via CHBA’s Professional Development Committee, other CHBA committees, and local/provincial HBAs, identify priority training courses to be developed and lead the development of those courses
  • Track professional development activities throughout all levels of the Association and identify opportunities related thereto to benefit members and local/provincial HBAs
  • Support potential new CHBA credentialing
  • Advance CHBA’s new wiki Knowledge Centres for internal staff, local/provincial HBA staff, and member leadership


Acting as the staff lead for CHBA’s Professional Development Committee:

  • In collaboration with CHBA staff and the Committee, including its chair, advance work of the committee to:
         1) promote the continued professionalism of home builders and renovators; and
         2) encourage continuous advancements in the residential construction labour force development and industry productivity.
  • Coordinating the activities of the Professional Development Committee by providing staff leadership for the meetings (agenda, meeting summaries, project status updates) and working with the Committee Chair to run meetings
  • Providing regular updates (e.g. presentations, seminars, web content, bulletins and magazine articles) on related activities, opportunities and issues
  • Coordinating information sharing among CHBA and other organizations, including program updates for education/training courses
  • Reporting on the status of all programs designed to promote skilled trades and increase the professional development of our members
         - Liaising with CHBA staff and other CHBA committees and councils (e.g. the Canadian Renovators’ Council; CHBA’s Home Modification Council, the Net Zero Housing Council) on issues regarding professional development

         - With the CHBA communications team, drafting content for professional development newsletters to members regarding activities of PDC and other CHBA activities related thereto
  • Liaising with Federal Government officials (e.g. the Employers Commissioner for Employment Insurance; key officials at Employment and Social Development Canada, etc.) to inform government policy regarding professional development and the labour market in the residential construction sector. 
  • Working closely with BuildForce on the annual updating of the sector’s labour market information, supported by CHBA staff including CHBA’s Economist. 
  • As a member of CHBA’s management team, providing policy advice related to the workforce of the residential construction sector
  • Working with CHBA’s marketing & communications team, the Director will lead activities to promote careers in residential construction.

Acting as the staff lead for CHBA’s Executive Officers’ Council (EOC):

Delivering innovative solutions for the CHBA, local and provincial HBA staff by:

  • Leading the development orientation and onboarding programming for new Executive Officers (EOs)
  • Providing expert information and advice (including information/content development) on the activities surrounding association best practices related to operations, management and governance
  • Acting as main point of contact for HBA staff questions, supporting requests, information requests and concerns
  • Conducting HBA Executive Officer surveys and providing recommendations on follow-up actions
  • Leading and coordinating the activities of the Executive Officer’s Council and the Council’s Management Committee by working with CHBA’s CEO and the Council Chair to advance key agenda items and the strategic plan; providing logistical support for meetings (agenda, meeting summaries and status updates);
  • Providing regular communications updates (including authoring the monthly e-newsletter) on related activities, opportunities and issues;
  • Coordinating information sharing among the members;
  • Coordinating EOC webinars (working with CHBA’s communications team and using CHBA’s video/webinar facility)
  • Tracking and reporting on progress made on the EOC’s strategic plan.
  • Working with CHBA’s events team, lead the planning, coordination and execution of the annual 3-day Professional Development Forum that brings together EOs from across the country for professional development, sharing best practices, networking and more


ABOUT YOU, THE CANDIDATE

Essential Requirements

Education:

Post-Secondary Education

Asset: Education in Adult Education; Instructional Design; Applied Arts or English; Electronic Communications, Multi-Disciplinary Curriculum, Technical/Business Writing diploma Post-Secondary education or a related field
-    and  -
•    Post-Secondary education and/or experience in a field directly related to residential construction
Asset: training and/or certification from the Canadian Society of Association Executives or similar credentials

Experience:

  • Recent practical work experience in developing and delivering curricula and learning content, ideally including experience in a field directly related to residential construction
  • Association/not-for-profit experience
  • Experience in chairing committee/board-type meetings
  • Experience managing projects
  • Experience with Learning Management Systems development and implementation
  • Experience developing successful e-learning, instructor-led and self-guided training materials.
  • Experience using e-learning authoring tools (e.g. Lectora; Captivate; Articulate Storyline 2) to design and develop interactive e-learning courseware and/or recommend optimal design approach
  • Asset: Experience in promoting careers in skilled trades

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the residential construction industry
  • Knowledge of residential construction
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory, learning design, learning technologies, industry and marketplace best practices
  • Knowledge of association/not-for-profit management and governance best practices
  • In-depth knowledge of Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of stakeholders at various levels of government
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong working relationships that encourage cooperation.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, advancing multiple projects and activities simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to chair meetings
  • Demonstrated ability to identify sources of, and provide information and guidance on, matters that may be of interest to clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute meetings
  • Demonstrated writing and presentation skills to a variety of audiences
  •  Demonstrated abilities with standard office software including of Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint


Team Fit:

  • Passionate about finding creative solutions to enhance the professional development of the sector
  • Friendly and helpful with a positive client-service outlook
  • Outstanding interpersonal and listening skills with a demonstrated ability to develop strong working relationships that encourage cooperation.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills, and the 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. 



Please send resume and cover letter to recruiting@ihradvisoryservices.ca. 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


Technical Advisor, Codes and Standards

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 JOB

Overall Responsibility of Duties

Reporting to the Senior Director, Building Innovation; and in consultation with the Director, Technical Services; the Technical Advisor, Codes and Standards is responsible for providing technical advisory services related to the residential construction sector, including the modular method of construction.  The incumbent is also responsible for providing programmatic support to related committees and councils.



Key Responsibilities

Liaise with key government agencies and officials, and strategic partners, regarding technical issues and opportunities by:

  • Working with the CEO; the Senior Director, Building Innovation; the Director, Technical Services; and other members of CHBA’s government relations team to develop and communicate CHBA policies and advocacy positions pertaining to technical matters
  • Supporting and participating with the CEO and Senior Director on roundtables
  • Liaising with members, other associations, government, consultants and others to obtain and provide information and respond to technical inquiries as required
  • Liaising with national, provincial/territorial and municipal building officials to obtain and provide information as required

Provide technical advisory services to the Modular Construction Council by:

  • Monitoring proposed and adopted changes to codes and standards affecting the residential construction industry; communicating with governments and members regarding industry positions, issues and opportunities; and preparing requests for changes as required
  • Participating on codes and standards committees, task groups and working groups at the national level; and other national and regional groups as appropriate
  • Supporting technical aspects of CHBA’s Net Zero Energy Home Labelling Program, including its program requirements

Design and deliver programs to support innovation in the industry by:

  • Monitoring industry technical challenges and R&D activities of interest to members
  • Identifying sources and providing guidance and sources of information with respect to potential R&D solutions
  • Facilitating research to identify and prioritize technical problems and support codes and standards development
  • Supporting the development of technical information for education and training activities in coordination with the Director of Professional Development and the Chief Technology Officer

Provide programmatic and logistical support to relevant committees and councils by:

  • Performing duties to support the Modular Construction Council and Technical Research Committee
         o    Providing logistical support for meetings (agenda, meeting summaries and status updates) and working with the Senior Director, Building Innovation; Director of Technical Services and Committee Chair to run meetings
         o    Providing regular updates (e.g. presentations, seminars, web content, bulletins and magazine articles) on related activities, opportunities and issues
         o    Coordinating information sharing among CHBA and other organizations, including program updates for education/training courses
         o    Reporting on the status of technical activities, opportunities and issues

ABOUT YOU, THE CANDIDATE

Education:

Post-Secondary Diploma in Architectural Technology or a related field

Experience:

  • A minimum of three (3) years’ recent practical experience conducting research and communicating technical information to a broad audience

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Knowledge:

  • Current knowledge of industry technical challenges including proposed and adopted changes to codes and standards
  • In-depth knowledge of Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to identify sources of, and provide information and guidance on potential research and development solutions that may be of interest to members
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of stakeholders at all levels of government as well as demonstrated writing and presentation skills to a variety of audiences

Behavioral Indicators:

  • Passionate about finding creative solutions to technical problems
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and time management skills, and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and competing deadlines
  • 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

Assets:

Although not required, the following would be welcome additional qualifications:

  • Previous experience providing programmatic and/or logistical support to a committee or council
  • Experience using HOT2000
  • Bilingualism
  • Previous association or nonprofit experience


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 8,500 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 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 new 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 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 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 careers@chba.ca. 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.

2016 CHBA 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 over 8,500 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.