Homeward Trust Edmonton Chief Operations Officer Full Time in Edmonton, AB

Homeward Trust Edmonton

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Chief Operations Officer
Edmonton, AB

About Homeward Trust Edmonton. Implement and adhere to financial and internal control policies, procedures, processes and systems to improve the overall…

About Homeward Trust Edmonton

Homeward Trust Edmonton (HTE) is a community-based, comprehensive housing organization that provides leadership and resources towards ending homelessness in Edmonton. We fulfill our mandate by leading initiatives and programs, engaging community stakeholders and partners, conducting research, creating awareness and funding housing and support projects. As the designated Community Based Organization for both the Province of Alberta and the Federal Government of Canada, and the Management Body responsible for implementing “A Place to Call Home”, the City of Edmonton’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, the organization is responsible for planning with the community and administering public funding for housing and homelessness accordingly.

A dynamic work environment with high-energy, dedicated and passionate people, Homeward Trust identifies the gaps and priorities of the community with respect to the continuum of housing, support services and other needs. Based upon those needs, HTE consolidates and leverages public, not for profit and private sector funding to support those initiatives. In the process HTE instills a high degree of accountability, promotes community awareness of housing and homelessness issues, and provides central administration to programs as necessary and appropriate. In addition, Homeward Trust funds formal research projects and liaises with leading thinkers and practitioners in housing and homelessness from across Canada.
Position Summary

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is the senior executive position responsible for Homeward Trust’s corporate and operational support functions. The COO provides strategic leadership and stewardship of Homeward Trust’s financial, capital and human resources engaged in the delivery of the plans to end homelessness in the Edmonton community.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Operating Officer is a member of the senior management team, and contributes to executive level decisions on operations and strategy. The COO oversees the operational and financial performance of Homeward Trust, identifying opportunities, challenges and recommending solutions to achieve our organizational goals, and meet our fiduciary responsibilities. The COO has four direct reports, the Director Finance, the Director HR & Administration, Director, Housing Development, and the Manager, Contracts & Agreements. Staffing composition and size may be subject to change.
Duties & Responsibilities

The Chief Operations Officer directs and leads multiple functions in finance, corporate and operational services to ensure the provision of sound foundational practices and processes in support of Homeward Trust’s organizational success. Responsibilities include:
Finance & Accounting

Provide strategic financial leadership, building the financial management capacity of Homeward Trust in to ensure confidence of public, private and non-profit funders, stakeholders.

Direct the fiscal functions of the company and oversee delivery of full accounting cycle functions. Implement and adhere to financial and internal control policies, procedures, processes and systems to improve the overall effectiveness of Homeward Trust

Lead annual budgeting process and the development of supplementary budgets required to meet contract requirements.

Project & Program Funding

Facilitate capital and program funding processes to ensure applications are reviewed appropriately, due diligence is completed, and evaluation/approval recommendations are documented for submission to the Project Review Committee, Aboriginal Advisory Council and Board of Directors.

Housing Development & Property Management

Under the direction of the CEO, seek and execute on housing development opportunities.

Oversees property management ensuring adherence to legislation, regulations, professional standards and health/safety requirements for owned and administered properties. This includes management of over 20 buildings (apartments, single family and multi-unit residential properties).

Contracts Administration

Oversee current and future funding agreements, as well as the process to develop, monitor, review and renew contracts.

Human Resources

Oversee the establishment and delivery of a full cycle platform of HR programs and services required to build and retain an exceptional team of diverse employees to achieve our plans and goals.

Provide strategic direction regarding recruitment, employment policies & procedures, compensation & benefit program management, training & development, and employee culture/engagement initiatives.

Office Administration & Information Technology Services

Oversee the provision of office infrastructure services for the organization and its subsidiaries (as required), including information technology, asset management, security, and records management.

Oversee management of subsidiary entities related to financial reporting and corporate filing, as well as support for a charitable entity.

Corporate Governance

Oversee management of subsidiary entities related to financial reporting and corporate filing, as well as support for a charitable entity.

Education & Experience

Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related field.

Minimum 10 years experience in an executive or senior management capacity with demonstrated strength in financial and operational leadership.

Experience managing complicated and/or complex operations with multiple vested stakeholder interests, preferably in or with the community-based sector is preferred.

Experience liaising with other orders of government, preferably in a funding and/or program development/implementation capacity is an asset.

Related experience in a leadership role with proven success formulating policies, managing complex issues, leading staff to achieve results, and applying an integrated approach to business services

Leadership Characteristics

A role model for the organization – exemplifies the values and principles of Homeward Trust Edmonton in a senior leadership capacity both internally and externally. Demonstrates maturity, professionalism, discretion and reliable judgment.

Focused on results – understands what is important to clients, partners, employees and stakeholders, and is committed to achieving goals. Tenacious approach to delivery, quality of output and success of assigned functions, and Homeward Trust as a whole.

Inspires confidence –establishes credibility, respect and builds strong working relationships with senior management, employees, and external stakeholders. Works in a collaborative and solutions focused manner to achieve outcomes that align best with the needs of our clients and our organizational objectives.

Demonstrates passion and integrity- approaches all tasks in an enthusiastic way. Committed to upholding professional standards. Sincere in own behavior and in dealings with others

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Human Resources by June 15, 2015*

  • The posting will be extended should no suitable applicant be selected.

Homeward Trust is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from people of Aboriginal heritage, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

For more information about Homeward Trust Edmonton, please visit www.homewardtrust.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2015-05-22
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