The Housing Trust of Nova Scotia is a non-profit housing organization formed in 2009 to tackle the growing problem of housing affordability in Nova Scotia. In particular, the organization is concerned about the ability of modest income workers to afford good quality rental housing at a reasonable cost.
They are now seeking to hire a Project Manager—their first full-time position—to manage the financing, construction management, and property management of planned mixed income development projects in Halifax’s North End.
What qualities are required as Project Manager?
Ideally, you have an undergraduate or graduate degree in architecture, engineering, real estate development, finance, planning, or construction management coupled with some experience in housing development.
Financially literacy and an aptitude for numbers are very important in this job as you will use Excel and other sophisticated financial models daily to analyze and solve problems.
Your interpersonal and communications skills must be well-developed as you build and nurture constructive relationships with a wide and diverse group of stakeholders. That group includes various funding partners (CMHC, Housing Nova Scotia) Halifax Regional Municipality, other non-profit housing groups, government agencies, and others.
You will also be responsible for finding development opportunities, negotiating purchase agreements, obtaining financing, and managing the development process—all of which will draw upon your entrepreneurial and business skills.
And last, but certainly not least, you have high ethical standards, deep personal integrity, and a demonstrated belief in the social mission of the organization.
A full position description is available here. Salary range is $75,000 - $80,000.
If this opportunity appeals to you, please forward your resume and a letter explaining clearly how your background and experience will meet the needs of The Housing Trust of Nova Scotia. Applications can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at email@example.com, quoting project number 1864 in the subject line.
We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity.