Housing Stability Programs Administrator (Region of Waterloo)

Date of Posting: August 8, 2019
Title: Housing Stability Programs Administrator
Position: R01716 Posting: 2019-1759
Length: Full-time
Department/Division: Community Services/Housing Services
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Union: C.U.P.E. Local 1883
Grade: 13
Salary: $66,066.00 - $75,056.80 per annum
Location: 20 Weber Street E., Kitchener
Closing Date: August 14, 2019

Description of Duties:

Assists in the administration, coordination, and implementation of programs and initiatives related to the Region’s Housing Stability Programs and administers local/provincial/federal funding including: coordination of legal agreements/templates, tracking/reconciling program invoices and expenditures, and preparing/submitting reporting requirements and program budgets. Supports the development of related funding requests/requirements and planning requirements for capital funding and service planning programs. Assists to administer the Community Advisory Board for the Homelessness Partnership Strategy (HPS) and the Community Housing Review System.

Current Assignment: Housing Programs

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge of program/contract administration, budgets, and bookkeeping/accounting skills, acquired through a 3-year degree in a related field (e.g., Public Administration, Business Administration, Accounting) plus 3 years of related experience -OR- a 4-year degree in a related field plus 2 years of related experience.
  • Knowledge of and ability to comply with policies, procedures, legislation, guidelines (e.g., Housing Services Act, , Co-op Corporations Act, Residential Tenancies Act, Planning Act, Human Rights Code, Building Code, privacy legislation, homelessness prevention funding/initiatives guidelines), and funding agreements.
  • Analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills to prepare funding requests and cheque requisitions; maintain and compile statistical information for monthly reports; develop process improvements to support data/metrics; meet deadlines; and prepare, compile, and track documentation used by self and others.
  • Ability to identify, investigate, and take steps to resolve discrepancies/recommend corrective action.
  • Communication, group facilitation, and human relations skills to assist and provide information regarding program administration to agencies; prepare and conduct program-related presentations and facilitate meetings for committees, funded agencies, and other Regional staff; motivate and support groups (using diplomacy and tact) to identify and maximize outcomes/objectives related to program delivery; build capacity among internal staff to further divisional/departmental objectives; discuss financial matters with divisional, Finance and Legal staff; deal with sensitive issues related to homelessness and priority groups; and participate as an effective team member.
  • Ability to read and understand agreements, budgets, financial information, documents, reports and policies and procedures. Ability to write meeting agendas, minutes, reports, correspondence, forms, dashboards, charts and graphs; and draft/create policies, procedures.
  • Computer skills with ability to use software such as MS Office, provincial and federal databases, Internet/Intranet, and financial systems.
  • Knowledge of report configurations.
  • Ability to travel to locations within Waterloo Region.
  • Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.
We invite internal applicants to APPLY ONLINE through the HR Portal by 11:59 p.m., by the closing date.
For more information about this job, please access the job description through the HR Portal. If you have questions regarding the application process, please refer to “Frequently Asked Questions - How to Apply for a Position” under Employment Opportunities on the HR Portal. Thank you for your interest in this job, but we will only be corresponding with you if you are selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

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