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Town of Collingwood

Job Id #: 2022-10

Job Title: Housing Development Specialist (Full-Time)

Work Hours:

Thirty-five (35) per week, usually Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; flexibility in scheduling is necessary as there may be the occasional requirement to attend to functions outside of normal work hours and/or work overtime as needed.
Wage: $39.85 to $48.42 per hour ($72,527.00 to $88,124.40 per year)
Anticipated Start Date: July 2022
Location: Collingwood, ON
 Job Description Reporting to the Director of Planning, Building & Economic Development, the Housing Development Specialist is responsible for the preparation and implementation of the Town’s Affordable Housing Master Plan, and other projects or programs designed to increase the supply of affordable housing.  Responsibilities include leading, developing, analyzing, coordinating, and overseeing activities to enable the Town to focus its policies, programs, regulatory tools and financial assets to deliver affordable housing products and maximize the value of public investment to achieve on-the-ground results. The role is highly consultative, working with developers, citizens, elected or appointed officials, advocacy groups, agencies, government staff, and non-profit entities on partnerships that will facilitate the initiation of projects to develop affordable rental and ownership housing.  Internally, the Specialist will coordinate across departments and will work directly with the Planning Division to review or navigate development proposals through an affordable housing lens.  The position will also research and monitor funding opportunities and coordinate the completion of grant applications, including reporting and monitoring, where they may contribute to affordable housing initiatives.  The main duties and responsibilities of the position are in the areas of:  leading the Town’s Affordable Housing Master Plan; developing, coordinating and implementing the Affordable Housing Program, including any service(s) and projects; stakeholder engagement; development review or navigation through an Affordable Housing lens; funding research and coordination; and, other related functions.


1. Degree in Urban Planning, Land Economics, Community Development, Geography, Social Services or other related discipline.

2. Full or provisional membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute is an asset.

3. Five (5) years of progressive experience dealing with a wide range of affordable housing projects and programs, preferably in a municipal environment.

4. Detailed knowledge of all applicable Federal, Provincial and municipal legislation, regulations, policies and procedures as well as trends and issues related to affordable housing.  Knowledge of housing issues within the Town of Collingwood and/or smaller municipal geographies within Ontario or similar economic regions.

5. Effective analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to obtain, understand, interpret and manipulate data and information to support and promote program/project planning and accountability.

6. Demonstrated experience in program and services development and project management, specifically the implementation of new initiatives with through planning, budgeting, setting key performance indicators, monitoring and evaluation processes, including strong research, data analysis, and organizational skills.

7. Thorough understanding of local, County, Provincial, and Federal funding sources or the willingness to learn through research, and the ability to locate potential sources for funding.

8. Excellent analytical, report writing, communication, relationship-building, and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to use tact and discretion and to deal courteously and effectively with all stakeholders.

9. Demonstrated customer service skills at a level to develop and maintain cooperative/collaborative working relationships both within and outside the organization.

10. Demonstrated time-management skills with the ability to prioritize workloads, work on multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.

11. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows applications.  Working knowledge of GIS applications, AutoCad, Adobe software or applications, and web publishing tools is an asset.

12. Valid Class “G” driver’s license and reliable vehicle to use on corporate business.  Ability and willingness to travel within the community as required.

13. Possess a current Criminal Record & Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) with results satisfactory to the employer, and a valid standard first aid & CPR/AED Level C certification (or willing to obtain)

Vaccination Policy: No vaccination policy
Employer: Town of Collingwood
How to Apply:
Date Posted: June 6th 2022 Posting expires: June 20, 2022 – 4:00PM



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