Careers with CHBA

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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. They are: Economic Research Analyst; Director, Professional Development and Association Services; Program Director, Renovation Services; and, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Net Zero Energy Housing.

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Current Openings:

Job Posting


Economic 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

CHBA’s national office is seeking a dynamic research analyst, with experience in economic research, to anticipate and explore issues that directly impact policy for the housing industry and CHBA’s members. A key member of the CHBA national policy team led by Alana Lavoie and overseen by CEO, Kevin Lee, CHBA's research analyst will conduct results-oriented research projects, monitor and assess major housing data releases, and provide 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 economic and policy research by undertaking the following:

Policy Development and Communication

  • As part of the CHBA Policy Team, anticipate and monitor emerging issues that directly impact the housing industry, consumers, and CHBA’s members.
  • Contribute to research and analysis to develop/evolve/update key policy positions for the Association.
  • Produce evidence-based, accessible analysis and reports based on economic data and industry assessments for key audiences including senior management, members, the general public, governments, and key stakeholders.
  • Establish strategic partnerships internally and externally for the purpose of tracking current and emerging economic conditions that impact the housing sector.
  • In conjunction with the Director, Urban Affairs, develop relationships with key government officials in Statistics Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and the Department of Finance.
  • Developing and delivering down-to-earth analytical presentations to members and key stakeholders.
  • Lead on a selection of CHBA policy files.

Analytical or Research Projects

  • In consultation with the CHBA Policy Team, contribute to the development and delivery of a data and research plan for CHBA.
  • Working with collaborators and utilizing data from a variety of sources, contribute to the development of CHBA’s national residential construction sector model, and related tools
  • Developing and refining CHBA’s national home construction and renovation costing tool
  • Conducting empirical or theoretical research and analysis for projects, and assessing the implications for the housing industry
  • Manage research contracts to support the delivery of analytical, data driven research and tools to improve the understanding of the residential construction sector in Canada.
  • Produce and/or manage research and policy analysis to be disseminated internally and externally, particularly related to economic and financial analysis.
  • Respond to requests for information, data or analysis from a variety of stakeholders.

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

  • Provide economic and data analysis to support government advocacy and policy development.
  • Provide research briefings on data and trends stemming from federal political, policy, regulatory and other activities related to housing and residential construction.As part of the CHBA Policy Team, developing and executing the economic and financial analysis and research agenda for the CHBA


ABOUT YOU, THE CANDIDATE

Essential Requirements

Education:

Graduate Degree in economics, political science, urban planning, or political economy, ideally with exposure to land/real-estate economics and/or development economics and courses in statistical analysis.


Experience:

  • 3-7 years’ recent practical research experience in a data-driven environment
  • Experience in evidence-based policy assessment and development
  • Experience in liaising with government officials, private sector, academia and other stakeholders
  • Experience in working with economic data, the application of data science techniques, and/or quantitative research

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
  • Strong Asset: Extensive experience and/or certification in Microsoft Excel
  • Asset: Experience creating databases
  • Asset: Knowledge of research contracting and project management best practices

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to translate data into accessible information through written and visual communications
  • 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 and willingness to work in a highly collaborative team with shared accountabilities
  • Ability to multi-task, advancing multiple projects and activities simultaneously
  • Ability to understand economic models for planning or monitoring purposes
  • Ability to apply appropriate methods, tools, processes and software to execute research activities
  • 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


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


Program Director, Renovation 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 a dynamic leader Program Director, Renovation Services, to spearhead its renovation programming for industry members across the country.  This affable collaborator will be the staff lead for our Canadian Renovators Council and our national RenoMarkTM program.  This strong program manager will also collaborate extensively with CHBA’s Technical Director, Renovation Services (on CHBA’s new Renovators Manual, our new Canadian Certified Aging in Place Specialist (C-CAPS) Program, and our Home Modification Council) and CHBA’s Director, Net Zero Housing (on the development of the renovation components of our Net Zero Home Labelling Program), CHBA’s staff leading professional development and government relations (as it pertains to renovation).  Key activities will involve all aspects of program management, including collaborating with provincial and local HBA offices from coast to coast in the delivery of these initiatives.  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 Program Director, Renovation Services is responsible for:

Acting as the staff lead for CHBA’s Canadian Renovators Council (CRC): 

  • In collaboration with CHBA staff, and under the advisement of the Committee, and in communication with HBA’s from coast to coast, advance work of CHBA to:

    1) promote the continued professionalism of home builders and renovators; 
    2) conceive and advance services provided by CHBA in support of its renovator members.

  • Coordinating the activities of the Canadian Renovators Council by providing staff leadership for the meetings (agenda, meeting summaries, project status updates) and working with the Committee Chair to run meetings.
  • Keeping abreast of all issues, technical and otherwise, affecting Canada’s residential renovation industry.
  • Providing regular updates (e.g. presentations, seminars, web content, bulletins and magazine articles) to members and HBAs on related activities, opportunities and issues.
  • Coordinating information sharing and collaboration among CHBA and its local/provincial HBAs, as well as other organizations, on all relevant aspects of CHBA’s renovation service activities.
  • Reporting on the status of all activities related to CHBA’s services for renovators  members.
    Liaising with CHBA staff and other CHBA committees and councils (e.g. CHBA’s Technical Research Committee; CHBA’s Home Modification Council, the Net Zero Housing Council) on issues regarding home renovation.
    With the CHBA communications team, drafting content for CHBA’s Renovator newsletters, magazine, eCommunications, and other communications vehicles to members, regarding activities of CRC and other CHBA activities related thereto.
  • Liaising with Federal Government officials (e.g. staff at the National Research Council, Natural Resources Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Canada Revenue Agency, etc.) to inform government policy and programming regarding the renovation sector of Canada’s residential construction industry.  
  • In collaboration with CHBA’s communications team, advancing CHBA’s Get It In Writing initiative.
  • As a member of CHBA’s management team, providing policy advice related to the residential renovation sector.
  • Collaborating extensively with:
    CHBA’s Technical Director, Renovation Services (on CHBA’s new Renovators Manual, our new Canadian Certified Aging in Place Specialist (C-CAPS) Program, and our Home Modification Council).
    CHBA’s Director, Net Zero Housing (on the development of the renovation components of our Net Zero Home Labelling Program).
    CHBA’s staff leading professional development and government relations (as it pertains to renovation).

     

Acting as the staff lead for CHBA’s national activities for the RenoMark program: 

CHBA has a long-term agreement with BILD-GTA, the founder of RenoMark, to lead the national deployment of this important program.  Renovators have also been identified as a key membership growth opportunity for the Association, with RenoMark a key vehicle for that. Working with CHBA staff, the CRC and its management committee, HBA’s from coast-to-coast, and BILD-GTA, advance RenoMark by:

  • Evolving RenoMark to bring still more value to consumers and differentiate RenoMark members from non-members.
  • Creating (in collaboration with others) education programming for members.
  • Growing (with CHBA’s marketing team) RenoMark’s  National Marketing Program.
  • In collaboration with local and provincial HBAs, improving the program’s value proposition and increasing membership.
  • Updating and streamlining the program’s administrative requirements, systems and data management.
     

ABOUT YOU, THE CANDIDATE

Essential Requirements

Education:

Post-Secondary Education in a field (ideally technical) related to Renovation.

Asset: credentials in program/project management.


Experience:

  • Recent practical work experience in the residential renovation industry.
  • Association/not-for-profit experience.
  • Experience in chairing committee/board-type meetings.
  • Experience managing projects.
  • Experience developing/delivering training for industry.
     

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the residential construction industry
  • Knowledge of residential construction, particularly renovation
  • 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 plan, chair and execute successful meetings.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify sources of, and provide information and guidance on, matters that may be of interest to clients.
  • Demonstrated strong writing and presentation skills for 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 residential construction 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 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


Marketing and Communications 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 Marketing and Communications Coordinator to join its Net Zero team. Reporting to the Director of Net Zero Energy Housing, this position will deliver the marketing and communications for CHBA’s Net Zero core program, as well as programming under development such as Net Zero MURBs (Multi-Unit Residential Buildings), renovations, and neighbourhoods. The Net Zero Marketing and Communications Coordinator will also work with CHBA’s communications team to ensure alignment and consistency with the association’s marketing and communications.

Key Responsibilities

  • Planning, organizing and delivering the communications for all Net Zero efforts and activities, including the Net Zero News e-publication.
  • Managing and growing the Net Zero social media and online presence including updating the Net Zero webpages.
  • Assisting in writing content for magazines, blogs and ads.
  • Designing and developing new marketing collateral including photos, videos, infographics and e-profiles of program participants and homes – as well as promoting existing materials available to NZC members and program participants. (i.e. logos, brochures, plaques)
  • Researching ways to strengthen the Net Zero Home Labelling Program brand identity and grow exposure to the industry, consumers and other key stakeholders such as government.
  • Maintaining and growing the various Net Zero key stakeholder distribution lists, including the “green” media list.
  • Soliciting applications for the Net Zero Home Award and promoting finalists and winners.
  • Managing the presence of a Net Zero booth at HBA consumer home shows as well as other key consumer events nationally.
  • In support of CHBA’s “Affordable, Replicable and Marketable Net Zero Ready MURBs” project with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), travel to 7 builder sites in BC, AB, SK and ON will be required to take photos/videos and conduct interviews.


ABOUT YOU, THE CANDIDATE

Education:

  • Post-Secondary Diploma or Degree in Marketing and/or Communications.
  • Post-Secondary credentials in photography/videography/graphic design or similar program.


Experience:

  • 2-5 years of recent practical work experience in the marketing and communication field.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.


Knowledge:

  • Possesses knowledge of effective marketing and communications strategies.
  • Asset: Knowledge of environmental “green” home labelling programs.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Competency with Microsoft software (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Adobe software (Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), and video editing software(s).
  • Demonstrated photography and videography skills (and post-processing).
  • Competency updating websites (basic knowledge of HTML an asset).
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Creative and analytical thinker.
  • Asset: Bilingual in English and French.


Team Fit:

  • Communicates clearly and effectively in a professional and friendly manner and exhibits excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter who thrives in an environment where he/she 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.
  • Enthusiastic desire to contribute to the overall success of CHBA.




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.


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.