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We are looking for people who share a commitment to building a sustainable community, who share our values of integrity, trust, loyalty, accountability and social responsibility for the well being of our residents.  Consider joining our organization if you want to be part of:

  • A safe and healthy workplace
  • An organization committed to teaching, developing and enhancing employee skills
  • A high performing team

The Town is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive and barrier-free workplace.  If your application requires accommodation please contact Human Resources.

Come work where quality of life matters.
Friendly people with passion will thrive in our organization.

Current Career Opportunities

Duration:
24 Months

Department:
Council

Please direct inquiries regarding this position to:
Human Resources
519-599-3131 (265)

Posting Date:
Tuesday, October 15 2019

Closing Date:
Friday, November 1 2019

Position Description:

The Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation resides in a growing and progressive, four-season community with stunning natural features, including the Niagara Escarpment, Beaver Valley and the Georgian Bay shoreline, and the various recreational activities and experiences they afford. We are seeking to fill the 24-month contract position of Executive Director.

Established in 2014, the Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation (“BMAHC”) is a not-for-profit corporation with a mandate to facilitate the supply of healthy, attainable and sustainable rental and ownership housing units and to create more housing opportunities for those living in the vibrant, diverse community of The Blue Mountains (“TBM”).

BMAHC is governed by a strong multi-disciplinary volunteer Board of Directors, including 2 representatives from TBM City Council. The roles and responsibilities of the Board include setting the strategic vision for BMAHC, strategic and administrative oversight of operations and management, and exercising accountability to the Town and its residents.

 Advantages of The Blue Mountains include excellent quality of life, endless opportunities, the amenities of a complete community and proximity to the Greater Toronto Area, come join us!

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Contract Position of Executive Director of BMAHC is responsible for operationalizing the programs and policies of the Corporation and acts as the day-to-day representative of the Corporation to stakeholders. The Executive Director is instrumental in the successful execution of the Corporation’s mandate, financial objectives, strategies, and adopted business model to advance the Corporation’s mission to develop the supply of attainable housing in TBM that meets the needs of local residents and results in a more inclusive community.

Relationship with the Board of Directors, as a Contract engagement:

  • Serve as chief staff support and advisor to BMAHC’s Board of Directors, including advising on the FRFP/RFP, related funding options, and the daily operations of BMAHC.

Resource Development

  • Responsible for identifying, procuring and managing opportunities to secure capital investment from all public and private sources including existing and new intergovernmental affordable housing initiatives, including but not limited to those offered by the Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC).

Partnerships and Advocacy

  • Identify new development opportunities to expand BMAHC’s projected housing portfolio.

Operations & Administration

  • Administer BMAHC’s existing housing programs and policies, including rigorous quality control, program performance evaluation, and identify any gaps in service delivery or effectiveness.

Tenant Engagement & Community Partnerships

  • Promote tenant engagement practices and tenant participation in planning and problem solving.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

 This opportunity will appeal to an entrepreneurial individual, with a strong background in project finance, management and execution.  This position will require a self starter with experience in growing an organisation from the ground up.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a volunteer Board of Directors, including elected officials.
  • Thorough and extensive knowledge of the principles and practices related to the overall operations and administration of a non-profit corporation or public agency, which includes budgeting; financing; marketing; reporting; and policy development and implementation.
  • An understanding of the affordable/attainable and non-profit housing sectors in both lower and upper tier municipalities in Ontario.
  • Knowledge of real estate development and housing procurement, including financing, design, construction, and property management.
  • Corporate and public sector financial experience.
  • Proven experience fostering effective partnerships with the public, private, and non-profit sectors, including community engagement and public consultation skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain contacts within all levels of government, and with a variety of community groups and individual stakeholders, to elicit information and funding to effectively design, implement and maintain existing and potential housing programs.

Experience

  • 5+ years of business or related experience, including several years of experience at the Senior/Executive Leadership level in a supervisory capacity.
  • Experience identifying and coordinating opportunities for capital investment (debt and equity) from public or private sources for public private partnership projects or for private sector ventures. 
  • Experience working directly with affordable/attainable housing programs, including housing supply and procurement, in a leadership capacity with direct budgetary responsibility would be considered a significant asset.

Education

Required:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate, Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Public Administration, Public Policy, or the equivalent from a recognized Canadian University (or its equivalent).

Experience in identifying, procuring and managing the securing of capital investment (debt and equity) from public or private sources for public private partnership projects or for private sector ventures.

Preferred:

A Master’s Degree or MBA in Real Estate, Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Public Administration, Public Policy, or the equivalent from a recognized Canadian University . 

 Certified Housing Professional or Chartered Housing Professional designation.

Experience and formal training, combined with demonstrated performance and verified ability, may substitute for the educational requirements.

Information for Interested Candidates:

A detailed job description and instructions on how to apply are available on the Town of The Blue Mountain’s website, www.thebluemountains.ca under Town Hall - Employment Opportunities. More information about the Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation can be found at: http://thebluemountainshousing.ca/

The submission deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on Friday November 1, 2019.

Salary Range: The Executive Director will earn a competitive base fee with bonus opportunities commensurate, with experience, qualifications and performance.

Contract: January 6, 2020 – January 7, 2022 / Full Time Contract Position (Dates are estimated)

35 Hours Per Week

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Personal information provided by the applicants is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Duration:
On-Call

Department:
Fire & Enforcement Services

Please direct inquiries regarding this position to:
Human Resources
519-599-3131 (265)

Posting Date:
Tuesday, October 15 2019

Closing Date:
Tuesday, October 29 2019

Position Description:

The Town of The Blue Mountains is a growing and progressive, four-season community with stunning natural features, including the Niagara Escarpment, Beaver Valley and the Georgian Bay shoreline, and the various recreational activities and experiences they afford. We are seeking to fill Volunteer Fire Fighter positions in the Fire Services Department.

 Advantages of The Blue Mountains include excellent quality of life, endless opportunities, the amenities of a complete community and proximity to the Greater Toronto Area, come join us!

Position Overview:

Working as part of a team, under the direction of the Fire Services division, providing first response, fire suppression, rescue and specialized operations as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Good physical condition
  • Holder of a valid Class D licence complete with Z endorsement (must obtain within 3 months after probation period)
  • Possess good mechanical aptitude
  • Possess good reading, writing and record keeping skills
  • Possess qualities necessary to perform team tasks
  • Ability to perform tasks in confined spaces
  • Grade 12 education
  • Ensures personal compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Legislation and Section 21 guidelines

 

Hours of Work:        Available to respond as a volunteer firefighter to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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  •                 Weekly training sessions Monday evenings 1900 – 2100 hours
  •                 On call weekends and holidays approximately 1in 5

 

Information for Interested Candidates:

A detailed job description and instructions on how to apply are available on the Town’s website, www.thebluemountains.ca under Town Hall - Employment Opportunities.

The submission deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Personal information provided by the applicants is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Apply Now

We thank you for your interest in employment with The Blue Mountains, however, please note that we only accept applications for active postings and do not accept unsolicited applications.

To apply for a posting please use our online application form or email your resume and covering letter to Human Resources.


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