December 15, 2020

Jobs Jar! Executive Director, Small Housing B.C.

The nonprofit organization Small Housing BC is looking for an Executive Director. The position is full-time on a one year contract with the potential for an extension.

Small Housing BC (SHBC) is a non-profit society focused on the promotion and development of groundoriented
small housing forms such as coach houses, secondary suites and pocket neighbourhoods in
communities across British Columbia. SHBC advocacy, education, research and demonstration projects
champion the creation and inclusion of smaller housing forms in new and established neighbourhoods.
SHBC invites highly qualified candidates to assume the role of Executive Director and support the
organization through an exciting period of growth and opportunity. The Director will be expected to
minister an active volunteer board, engage consultants and in time hire staff to advance a number of
initiatives including but not limited to:
1. SHBC Permanently Affordable Homeownership model
2. The Small Housing Summit
3. Municipal Policy Partnerships
The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing administration, budgets and financial reporting,
programming and executing the SHBC strategic plan. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing,
and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.


1) Program Delivery: Lead the development and delivery of flagship projects to advance the mission
of SHBC.
• Identify and advance policy recommendations that will enable small housing developments in
British Columbia.

• Introduce the Permanently Affordable Homeownership (PAH) model – an innovative small
housing pilot program designed for single-family (detached housing) neighbourhoods mixing
market and non-market units on single lots.
• Work alongside select municipalities to improve or introduce bylaws and programs that advance
small housing development.
• Oversee the bi-annual Small Housing Summit as well as workshops for industry and municipal
• Enhance SHBC’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with
other professional, civic and private organizations.

2) Organization Operations and Strategy: Develop and implement appropriate tools to ensure that
the operations of the organization are effective and that SHBC’s mission is advanced.
• Develop strategic plans that align with the organization’s mission and enhance its impact within
the Province.
• Lead SHBC in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the
Board of Directors.
• Operationalize the SHBC Strategic Plan.
• Ensure SHBC complies with non-profit regulatory requirements in British Columbia.
• Hire and oversee the work of competent, qualified consultants and staff.
• Responsible for effective administration of organization’s operations.

3) Financial Performance and Viability:
Manage the financial plan, monthly and annual financial reports and forecasts, and secure resources
sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
• Fundraise (with board support) and develop other revenues necessary to support SHBCs mission
• Ensure fiscal integrity and develop annual budgets and financial statements that accurately
reflect the financial condition of the organization.
• Execute fiscal management that reconciles operating revenues and costs within the approved
budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a
positive financial position.

Professional Qualifications and Experience
• The successful candidate will have a post-secondary degree in urban planning, public affairs &
policy management, architecture or other relevant education.
• 5 or more years management experience preferably with a municipality or non-profit
• Expert knowledge of local government housing policy and regulation with a particular emphasis
on innovative infill options
• Demonstrated strategic planning experience within a management role.
• A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
• Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence
including funders, partner agencies and media.
• Solid project management abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and
task facilitation.
• Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and
• Strong written and oral communication skills.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to apply:
Candidates wishing to submit their application are asked to forward a cover letter and resume to:
Applications will be accepted until: Jan. 4, 2021.
Commencement date: Feb. 1, 2021 or to be determined.
Thank you for your interest. Only selected applicants will be contacted


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