Regional Municipality of Peel

  • Director, Affordable Housing Office

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/7/2018 3:11 PM)
    System ID
    # Positions
    Position Type and Status
    Regular Full-time
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Social Services
    Career Level
    Post End Date
    11/21/2018 11:59 PM
    CAD $122,894.00/Yr.
    CAD $153,617.00/Yr.
  • About Us

    The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 163,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.  Committed to service excellence, transparency in decision-making and responsible tax management, the Region delivers a wide range of municipal services that are customer-focused and cost-effective.


    The Region of Peel has recently completed a Strategic Planning process that engaged our residents and stakeholders to answer one question: “What can you imagine for the future of Peel?” All the feedback received formed the path forward and the strategic direction for the Region over the next 20 years.



    To learn more about the Region of Peel please visit our website or watch the Faces of Peel video to see how our employees impact the residents of Peel.


    Job Description

    Director, Affordable Housing Office

    Human Services Department, Affordable Housing Office


    The Region of Peel is the second-largest Ontario municipality and has undergone a major transformation during the past few decades as a dynamic, urban community with a vibrant economic base. Planning for and supporting the changing and aging demographic of our community to thrive over the next 25 years will be an immense task and opportunity. Our goal is to build a community for life that ensures our “future Peel” is a healthy, safe and connected community, based on the cornerstones of collaboration, innovation and environmental sustainability. 


    The Community for Life Annual Report will start you on your journey to learn about Peel and who we are and how we are working together to support and grow a Peel that is a Community for Life!


    Our Human Services Department is looking for a Director, Affordable Housing Office to lead the development and construction of affordable housing across the Region of Peel. 


    The Office of Affordable Housing will be responsible for the delivery of new affordable housing supply to the Region of Peel ensuring we achieve our goal of helping people get and keep housing. 


    Are you an executive construction/property development program leader who promotes a culture of inclusion, high performance and collaboration that values agility and is committed to leading the development, design and implementation of Peel’s Affordable Housing Office and the Region’s 10- year Housing Master Plan?


    Are you an impactful communicator who is committed to building strategic relationships and partnerships to deliver a client focused and efficient program to meet the needs of our communities and aligned to the outcomes of the Region of Peel’s Strategic Plan?


    Are you a seasoned professional who is passionate about what they do and looking to make an impact?


    Are you a change leader who is creative, innovative and customer focused with the ability to respond and adapt to the changing needs of a community?


    This may be an opportunity for you…


    The role…


    Reporting to the Commissioner of Human Services, the Director Affordable Housing Office will be a member of the Human Services departmental leadership team (DLT) and responsible for working in partnership with the Housing Service System Manager, the Peel Housing Corporation and other internal and external partners to implement  Peel’s  10-Year Housing Master Plan.  This includes building new affordable multi-residential housing, regenerating Peel Housing Corporation lands and building supportive, transitional and emergency shelters to meet the community needs identified in Peel’s Housing and Homelessness Plan.  The Director, AHO will oversee the entire housing development process, working collaboratively with partners to acquire building sites, implement pre-development processes, procure, select and negotiate with development partners/contractors, oversee construction, transition existing residential clients on redevelopment sites, rent-up and transition to operations for new builds. 



    You will be accountable for…


    • Leading the implementation of the 10-Year Housing Master Plan‘s Development Action Plan, working through the established governance structure for the Peel Housing and Homelessness Plan (PHHP).
    • Providing leadership and direction to a team of professionals to manage the end to end development of affordable housing through direct, delegated and matrix reporting relationships.
    • Working collaboratively with internal and external partners such as the Housing Service System Manager, Peel Housing Corporation, Development Services, Legal Services, Finance, Peel Housing, Procurement, local municipal Planning Departments, not-for-profit and private developers.
    • Leading complex housing development contract negotiations on behalf of the Region.
    • Ensuring effective community relations protocols and process are in place and executed for impacted communities.
    • Developing, recommending and administering the division’s annual budget (capital and operational) and ensures that the divisions expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved limitations.
    • Identifying resource requirements to meet long-term operational commitments and to ensure financial soundness and viability of projects and services.



    • Relevant post graduate education combined with a minimum of 8 years progressively responsible management experience in planning, real estate and residential construction combined with expertise in the public sector and affordable housing.
    • A minimum 8 years progressive change and people leadership experience with a proven ability to mentor, coach, engage, motivate and influence diverse teams who operate in a project
    • Demonstrated expert level communication skills, including the ability to act as the chief spokesperson for the division on various matters, at public meetings etc.
    • Demonstrated presentation skills including the ability to present to various audiences within and outside of the Region of Peel, must be able to delegate / deliver presentations to Regional and Local Municipal Councils, foster intergovernmental relationship and stakeholder partnerships.
    • Exceptional interpersonal, collaboration, relationship building, consulting, negotiation, conflict resolution skills and political and business acumen to identify and respond appropriately to varying situations.
    • Expertise in organizational change management and change leadership with large corporate initiatives is required.
    • Expert knowledge and understanding of construction rules and regulations.
    • Expert knowledge and proven experience in real estate finance and deal structuring to inform and manage complex negotiations.
    • Knowledge and understanding of housing and municipal land use planning legislation and requirements.
    • Proven record in leading the delivery of complex development projects with multiple internal and external stakeholders on time, on budget and within scope.
    • Proven record in leading the resolution of disputes and impediments to ensure the successful delivery of approved programs and projects.
    • Short and long-term planning skills and ability to assess risk, make critical decisions and execute plans.
    • Proven ability to create, implement and monitor divisional budgets, program and service delivery models, and affordable housing performance measures and benchmarks.
    • A solid understanding of performance measurement and an ability to evaluate trends in order to provide recommended process improvement changes to enhance operational efficiencies.


    Hours of work: – 35 hours/week

    Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton Ontario


     If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply on-line by end of day November 21, 2018.

    Additional Information

    At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


    Please be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.


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