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Job Posting


Economic Policy Research Analyst 

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

Are you passionate about having a job that makes a difference? Do you like working with the big economic picture and then breaking it down to inform national policy? Are you interested in being part of a team that strives to effect change on a national scale regarding key housing issues and helping Canadians attain their housing dreams? CHBA’s mission is to support our members and their ability to meet the aspirations of Canadians for housing affordability, quality, and choice. To do that, we keep our pulse on economic and demographic issues that directly impact housing in Canada, with the goal making a better country for everyone. Whether it’s ensuring we have a strong building code that keeps housing affordability a priority, developing smart climate change policies, moving to Net Zero levels of energy performance on a voluntary basis, or addressing housing supply challenges so there are more homes that people can afford, our association is part of positive progress for Canadians, and economic insights from our association help guide national policy to achieve these important goals.    

If the above sounds appealing to you, come join a dynamic team at CHBA’s national office. We are currently seeking an economic policy research analyst to help advance policy, advocacy and research related to the residential construction sector. As a key member of the policy team, CHBA’s economic policy research analyst will deliver results-oriented analysis and products, monitor and assess key data releases and provide advice to inform CHBA policy, advocacy and members’ businesses. 

ABOUT THE JOB

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor and track relevant economic, industry, and demographic data and trends from a variety of sources 
  • Review data sets to track impacts on and trends in residential construction, and small business, home builders, developers, homeowners, home buyers and renters 
  • Lead the economic analysis for CHBA’s Housing Market Index 
  • Lead economic analysis for CHBA’s annual report on the economic performance of Canada’s residential construction industry  
  • In consultation with the Policy and Government Relations team, create reports, presentations, charts, tables, other data visualizations  
  • Co-develop and maintain key in-house databases 
  • Manage data subscriptions and research contracts as needed 
  • Respond to requests for information, data, or analysis from a variety of internal and external stakeholders 
  • Liaise with officials at Statistics Canada, CMHC, and other federal departments and agencies in matters related to data and research


ABOUT YOU, THE CANDIDATE


Essential Requirements

Education:

Minimum four (4) year undergraduate degree in Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Data Science, Business Intelligence, Business Administration, Political Science or a related field 
Asset: Master’s Degree in a related field 

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field of data, analytics or data-driven policy 
  • Experience in working with economic data, the application of data science techniques, and/or quantitative research  
  • Experience in writing research reports and developing analyses for both an internal and external audience 
  • Experience with statistics software tools (e.g., Stata) Microsoft Excel, and/or data visualization tools
     

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of key sources of data for economic modelling and analysis, ideally related to the housing industry 
  • Extensive experience and/or certification in Microsoft Excel 
  • Experience contributing to the development of databases 
  • Knowledge of research contracting and project management best practices  
  • Asset: Knowledge of emerging economic trends and policy related to the housing industry 
  • Asset: Knowledge of key government policies that affect the economics and financial aspects of housing and residential construction


Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to systematically track data and manage data 
  • Ability to undertake database management  
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office software (Word, PowerPoint and Outlook) 
  • Ability to prepare and deliver reports, products and presentations that are effective, accessible, and likely to influence the intended audience 
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships that encourage cooperation 
  • Ability and willingness to work in a highly collaborative team with shared accountabilities 
  • Ability to multi-task, advancing multiple projects and activities simultaneously 
  • Diplomacy: ability to conduct respectful and persuasive dialogue with others 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 and analysis 
  • 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: highly skilled with data visualization tools such as Power BI


Team Fit:

  • Self-starter who thrives in an environment where he/she can be equally successful working independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment. 
  • 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 
  • Emotional intelligence: effective understanding of oneself and others and ability to relate well to other people 

 

Hours of work:  CHBA’s operational hours are typically from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, though some flexibility is available. CHBA works in a hybrid model and we follow a schedule for days in the office and days where staff may work from home.  This schedule is applied in conjunction with CHBA’s Work from Home Policy, which may be modified from time to time to align with operational requirements. There is a requirement to travel within Canada to attend meetings. The incumbent may be required to work overtime from time to time given the nature of the work.


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


Director, Stakeholder Relations

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 dynamic national office is seeking an energetic and affable association/not-for-profit professional to provide services to key stakeholders, including the staff of its provincial and local home builders’ associations (HBAs), as well as corporate sponsors and affinity program partners. Reporting directly to the national CEO, Kevin Lee, this client-service-oriented director will be the staff lead for the national Executive Officers Council, liasing between CHBA’s multi-disciplinary staff and HBA staff across the country, helping to support association operations, management and governance in our HBAs from coast to coast. The director will also lead engagement with members of CHBA’s Alliance Network and National Advantages initiatives, who provide key value offerings to CHBA’s members and corporate sponsorship to the national association.

ABOUT THE JOB

Key Responsibilities

Deliver solutions and support services for the CHBA, local and provincial associations and members as follows.

National Office staff lead for CHBA’s National Executive Officer’s Council (EOC) and the EOC Management Committee:

Note: CHBA’s Executive Officers (EOs) are the chief staff officers for the Association’s local and provincial associations across the country, each run as separate not-for-profit associations

  • Lead and coordinate the activities of the Council and its management committee by working with the CEO and the Council Chair to advance key agenda items and the strategic plan
  • Lead meetings and support the Council Chair (scheduling and preparing agenda, meeting summaries, and status updates)
  • Track and report on progress made on the EOC’s strategic plan
  • Coordinate information sharing among EOs and act as main point of contact for HBA staff questions, supporting requests, information requests and concerns
  • Lead national orientation for new EOs
  • Plan, develop/create and deliver content, working with CHBA’s communications team:
    • webinars and information sessions
    • bi-monthly newsletter
  • Provide information and advice (including information/content development) to EOs on the activities surrounding association best practices related to operations, management and governance
  • Lead the planning, coordination and execution of an annual 3-day Professional Development Forum for EOs

National Office staff lead for CHBA’s Alliance Network and National Advantages Program:

Note: The Alliance Network is CHBA’s group of corporate sponsors that support the year-round activities of the association and its national conference, while providing value to CHBA members. In turn, CHBA promotes these companies and their offerings throughout the year through a variety of means and channels.
The National Advantages Program is CHBA’s affinity initiative with companies that provide discounts and benefits to members on services and products.

  • Acquire new corporate participants for both initiatives
  • Act as main point of contact and lead participant retention efforts
  • Liaise and coordinate with Director, Finance on all financials related to both initiatives
  • In collaboration with CHBA’s communications team
  • Coordinate activations for both initiatives
  • Continually innovate to maintain and increase value for both particpants and members
  • For Alliance Network partners:
    • Produce annual sponsorship package
    • Produce individualized annual return-on-investment (ROI) reports for partners
    • Act as staff lead in coordinating webinars

     

ABOUT YOU, THE CANDIDATE

Essential Requirements

Education:

Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in a related field


Experience:

  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ recent practical work experience in association/not-for-profit management/governance/sponsorship support
  • Experience in client-services
  • Experience in content development
  • Experience in events management

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of association/not-for-profit management and governance best practices
  • Knowledge of sponsorship management
  • In-depth knowledge of Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Asset: training and/or certification from the Canadian Society of Association Executives or similar credentials
  • Asset: experience in sponsorship ROI reporting


Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong working relationships that encourage cooperation
  • Demonstrated strong project management competencies
  • 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 and events
  • Demonstrated ability to secure and retain sponsors
  • Strong writing and content development skills

Team Fit:

  • Outstanding interpersonal and listening skills with a strong desire to help—a strong client-service orientation with matching personality is key.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Confident in communicating ideas in a professional and friendly manner
  • 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 [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 Coordinator, 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 Project Coordinator to join its Net Zero Energy Housing team. Reporting to the Director, Initiatives, Net Zero Energy Housing, this Project Coordinator will provide project support and coordination for various initiatives including “Towards Cost-Effective Net Zero Energy Ready Residential Renovations,” “Affordable, Replicable and Marketable Net Zero Ready MURBs” (multi-unit residential buildings), and “Costing Data for Residential New Construction,” which are funded in part by Natural Resources Canada. Working closely with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, the Project Coordinator’s role will focus on information management and documentation/reporting. This role is a key position in delivering multiple, leading-edge projects nationwide that seek to provide the research and demonstration of industry best practices in the field of advanced residential construction. Stakeholder groups include Builders, Renovators, Energy Advisors/Building Science Consultants, Municipalities as well as Utilities. If you are an affable, detail-oriented and organized individual looking to join a dynamic team, do consider this exciting position to support our industry in addressing the climate change challenges and meeting the housing aspirations of Canadians!

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist Director through all phases of a project lifecycle, from proposal writing to post-project wrap-up and continued information transfer.
  • Maintain cloud-based team and project management platforms, website resources, and project documentation on the SharePoint network drive in accordance with set conventions.
  • Manage project records including taking and issuing meeting minutes.
  • Assist with the preparation of project marketing and communications materials.
  • Prepare draft contracts/agreements for project contractors/stakeholders.
  • Create processes for project information and data monitoring/collection, for project documentation and reporting purposes, including CHBA staff and project stakeholder timesheets.
  • Process project contractor/stakeholder invoices, handle enquiries/discrepancies, and coordinate with financial staff to ensure payment.
  • Draft technical project reports that present methodology, results and recommendations including project lessons learned, consulting with CHBA staff and project stakeholders to answer technical questions.
  • Work with the Program & Event Coordinator, Net Zero Energy Housing to ensure project meetings/events are scheduled, planned and delivered as needed.
 

 

ABOUT YOU, THE CANDIDATE


Essential Requirements

Education:

  • Post-Secondary Education in a related field.
  • Asset: Credentials in Project Administration.


Experience:

  • 3-5 years of recent practical work experience in project administration
    • Asset: project management in a related field, such as energy efficient residential construction.
  • 1-3 years of recent practical work experience writing reports.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of best practices in project management.
  • Asset: Knowledge of construction procurement models, contracts, and delivery.
  • Asset: Knowledge of government programs for energy efficient housing/renovations.
  • Asset: Familiarity with Building Science.
  • Asset: Knowledge of the CHBA structure and key internal and external stakeholders.
     

Skills and Abilities:

  • Competency with MS Teams, Outlook, Planner, Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Ability to work in cloud-based project management platforms such as Monday.com considered an asset.
  • Strong ability to complete tasks to meet project schedules and budgets, and drive projects to completion.
  • Demonstrated organizational and follow through skills to keep track of the various project events, participants and elements required to ensure deliverables are met.
  • High competence in collecting data/information, documenting results, and report writing based on key performance indicators, as well as the ability to synthesize and present results in understandable ways to diverse audiences.
  • Contract management skills to hold consultants to project timelines and scopes of work/deliverables.
  • Proven ability to check work of others for accuracy and completeness.
  • Demonstrated skills in juggling multiple work priorities for a multidisciplinary group of people.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with both internal and external stakeholders to support the significant amount of stakeholder engagement.
  • Asset: Energy, water, and GHG monitoring and benchmarking experience for residential buildings.
  • 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.
     

Hours of work:  CHBA’s operational hours are typically from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, though some flexibility is available. CHBA works in a hybrid model and we follow a schedule for days in the office and days where staff may work from home.  This schedule is applied in conjunction with CHBA’s Work from Home Policy, which may be modified from time to time to align with operational requirements. There is a requirement to travel within Canada to attend meetings. The incumbent may be required to work overtime from time to time given the nature of the work.


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.