Housing Specialist (Coordinator)

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* Maternity Leave Contract
With exceptional listening and compassion skills, and the ability to translate Vancity's Good Money™ brand promise to our members, the succesful candidate for this role will also possess two to three years related experience in community development and a strong knowledge of the community of Surrey.
The Housing Specialist (Coordinator) reports to the Community Projects Manager.

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Key areas of accountability for this role are:

  • Coordinate and/or execute Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society (SHHS) work-plan administration and activites enabling the achievement of program objectives.
  • Coordinate the development of internal and external communication plans as they relate to the SHHS program enabling an increased awareness of campaigns.
  • Provide ongoing technical advice to applicants on the SHHS Fund granting process from application to funding/denial stage consistent with granting standards.
  • Maintain stakeholder relationships as they relate to the SHHS Program enabling a seamless donor experience and the achievement of campaign objectives.
Here at Vancity, we have a consistent set of expectations for all employees:
  • Work effectively and with full commitment on the tasks assigned by your manager.
  • Give your manager your best advice.
  • Stay within policy.


  • Basic business acumen in the context of the financial industry.
  • Basic communication and interpersonal skills to respond to queries, explain policies and procedures and exchange information to assist the designated functional unit or program/project.
  • Solid planning and coordination skills to assist in the program/project planning activities, coordinate schedules and timelines, and coordinate events.
  • Basic knowledge of the concepts, practices and techniques of the related field.
  • Solid knowledge of the relevant Vancity policies, procedures, systems and software.
Two to three years related experience.
26 Mar 2014
Vancouver  British Columbia