Careers

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The Catalyst team has a wealth of experience in real estate development, community based projects, social enterprises and socially progressive businesses. If you are interested in working with a dynamic team of professionals who are helping to build affordable rental housing in communities throughout BC, we want to hear from you.

job opportunities

Development Manager

We are currently seeking a Development Manager to join our team.  This role fits within Catalyst’s Project Delivery group that is responsible for taking projects through design, municipal approvals and construction.  Reporting directly to the VP Development, the Development Manager is responsible for multiple projects in various stages of development.

Qualifications

  • Degree/Diploma in management/business, real estate, planning, architecture, engineering, or similar.
  • Work experience that demonstrates an ability to thrive in this position.
  • A keen interest in affordable housing and thoughtful community development.
  • Hard working, energetic and an ability to thrive in a busy atmosphere.
  • Enjoys learning and developing new skills.  
  • Smart, strong analytical skills, curious, and an ability to learn quickly.
  • Ability to persevere through challenges and maintain a positive outlook.
  • Enjoys being part of a team and recognizes the importance of each team member and their roles.

 

Responsibilities

  • Hiring and managing consultants, contractors and other service providers through design, regulatory approvals and construction.
  • Working with municipal staff on subdivisions, OCP amendments, rezonings, development and building permit applications and approvals.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with project partners, funders and stakeholders.
  • Reporting to partners and funders.
  • Community engagement and marketing.
  • Project management tasks such as invoice review and approval, budget projections, cash flow updates, schedule maintenance and quality assurance.
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Development Analyst

We are currently seeking a Development Analyst to join our team.  This role would ideally suit someone with strong analytical and financial modelling skills coupled with a passion for building community through affordable rental housing projects. The successful candidate will be a talented, multi-tasking individual with strong attention to detail, great problem-solving, time-management, and computer skills, an intrinsic sense of curiosity, a keen sense of humor, and the ability to embrace a diverse workload with a positive and results-oriented focus.

Qualities

  • Responsive, thoughtful, and analytical by nature, with a strong aptitude for finance/numbers.
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, and able to manage your time without a lot of supervision.
  • Enjoys the details, getting things right, staying organized, developing systems, being methodical.
  • An excellent collaborator with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Enjoys being part of a team and recognizes the importance of each member of the team and their roles.
  • Able to apply strong quantitative skills without losing sight of the bigger picture.
  • Passionate about building community and affordable rental housing.
  • Possesses strong written and oral presentation skills.

Qualifications/Experience

Work experience that demonstrates the above qualities and skills, with a minimum of three years’ directly relevant work experience is required.  

  • Degree/Diploma in management/business, real estate, planning, urban land economics, etc.
  • Advanced Excel skills, with advanced modeling skills.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the VP Project Planning and Partnerships and offering key support to the President and CFO, your job tasks would include:

  • Creating and analyzing pro forma budgets and cash flows for real estate development projects and income producing assets.
  • Modelling debt and equity structures to help mitigate risk and meet or exceed project affordability targets.
  • Maintaining of pro formas throughout the project life-cycle.
  • Developing, reviewing, and striving to continuously improve financial and other reports.
  • Preparing financial packages related to project financing.
  • Conducting research and financial/real estate market analysis.
  • Attending stakeholder meetings as required.
  • Supporting the VP of Project Planning and Partnerships and other staff in preparation of community and project presentations.
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Controller

We are currently seeking a Controller to join our team. The successful candidate will be a natural collaborator who takes satisfaction in creating and maintaining strong financial controls, has an unflappable demeanor, excellent strength of character, and a dedication to “getting it right”.  The Controller will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all finance and accounting-related activities with the support of an Accountant.  Initially reporting to the VP Operations & Strategic Initiatives, your job tasks would include:

Qualities

  • Responsive and analytical by nature, with a strong aptitude for finance/numbers.
  • Extremely curious, with a solutions-oriented approach to problems and the ability to focus on the details while keeping an eye on the bigger picture.
  • Thrives in an autonomous work environment and has the foresight to bring others in as needed.
  • Enjoys staying organized, developing and maintaining systems, being methodical.
  • An excellent collaborator with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to build and maintain strong relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and a strong commitment to accuracy.
  • Flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Work experience that demonstrates the above qualities and skills, with a minimum of four years’ directly relevant work experience in the real estate development/construction fields. Controller or equivalent experience would be highly desirable.
  • Not for profit accounting experience and an auditing background would be ideal.
  • Intermediate to Advanced Excel and Quickbooks (Desktop Pro version) skills.
  • CPA designation. 

Responsibilities

  • All aspects of corporate accounting and financial management including invoicing, bank, Visa, and expense reconciliations, loan schedules, forecasting and budgeting, monthly reports for several Joint Ventures and other accounts, monthly project cost controls, GST filings. Please note that we are currently implementing Beanworks for our AP processing.
  • Prepare monthly reporting package, including comparative reports of GAAP operating results and financial position and variance explanations, and cash flows for multiple entities.
  • Assist external Accountants with preparation of year-end Notice to Reader financial statements. Ensure systems and methods are in consideration of a move towards audited statements.
  • Correspond with CRA, our financial institutions, and external resources as needed.
  • Assist the CFO with quarterly reports to the Finance Committee.
  • Review and approve draw requests.
  • Special projects as required.
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