Are you looking for a leadership position to address the affordable housing needs in a dynamic and vibrant community? Do you have education and expertise in fields like urban planning, affordable housing, real estate development or capital project management? If so, you will make a great addition to the City of Edmonton’s Housing team.
The range of responsibilities in the City’s Housing Section include: strategic planning to address shortfalls along the housing spectrum; managing a number of housing programs; oversight of specific housing development projects; development of housing policy; and considerable partnership building within the City, and with housing providers, the development industry and other levels of government.
In this leadership role, you will lead a team of housing and planning professionals. Specific responsibilities for this position include the following:
Develop and implement housing programs including overseeing capital project proposals, applications, or agreements
Coordinate implementation activities for short, medium, and long term inclusionary Affordable Housing programs
Provide advice and recommendations to City senior management, executive, Committees and Council on matters relating to specific projects that meet housing and homeless needs and defend and rationalize plans for property transactions
Negotiate business terms and conditions for housing agreements with private developers and housing providers
Lead the acquisition of land for current and future City housing needs
Lead innovative solutions to develop new affordable housing through partnerships with all levels of government, non-profit housing agencies, and the private development industry
Hire and oversee the work of consultants involved in real estate development planning, design and construction
Provide leadership, mentorship, and professional development to direct reports
Provide property development and planning advice to other departments and branches as needed
Lead real estate transactions with other Corporate parties, interest groups, and internal stakeholders by establishing all business terms and conditions on acquisition agreements for vacant or improved properties
Coordinate medium and long term housing land needs through business case analysis and proactive budget forecasting
Lead the Housing sections role in community engagement strategies specific to new housing developments
Participate in the overall development of the City’s Housing and Homelessness Capital Plan
Participate in the negotiation of property management agreements entered into with the non-profit and private sector and both Federal and Provincial governments
Post Secondary education in Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Project Management or related discipline. Master’s degree preferred
Member or eligible for membership in a related professional organization such as: Canadian Institute of Planners; Accreditation in Appraisal or Real Estate; Project Management Professional
Minimum 7 years progressively responsible experience in real estate development, land use planning development and regulation. Experience in affordable housing and residential development preferred
Extensive experience as leader, relationship builder and full cycle supervision of professional staff such as performance management and development, delegation and oversight of work and providing mentorship and coaching
Working knowledge of the regulatory environment governing housing and local government operations, such as the Municipal Government Act, zoning and other municipal regulations and policies, and Federal/Provincial/Municipal housing programs and legislation
Demonstrated ability to coordinate stakeholder input and contributions from internal staff and external consultants in multi-disciplinary and cross-departmental settings
Excellent communication skills - verbal, written, and presentation
Strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills with a collaborative approach
Excellence in all facets in project management (scope, schedule and budget) and management of consultant contracts
Valid Alberta Class 5 driver's licence (or provincial equivalent). Obtaining and maintaining a City Driver's permit is a requirement of this position
Applicants may be tested
We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.
Hours of Work:36.9 hours per week, Monday - Friday
Edmonton is a city of endless excitement and opportunity. Here, we value people, define diversity and encourage change. We take pride in our achievements, feel passionate about the work we do and are inspired to live in one of Canada’s finest cities. This is your city, your chance, your opportunity. You have the skills, talent and ambition we’re looking for and it’s your time to visualize yourself on our team! Build your future with us. Join the City of Edmonton.