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

Office Manager

We are currently seeking an Office Manager to join our team. The primary responsibility for this role is the provision of administrative support to staff, the Board, and the Board Committees in the areas of office management, human resources, and governance. The role requires a good deal of experience dealing with competing requests, a solutions-oriented approach, and a strong commitment to getting the job done well.  The successful candidate will be a mature, competent, and discerning generalist who loves structure and order but isn’t thrown off by the unexpected.  The Office Manager reports to the Director, Accounting and Administration. 

Responsibilities

  • Document management – adhering to and enforcing protocols, suggesting and implementing improvements as needed, completing society and other regulatory filings.
  • Scheduling meetings and preparing agenda packages for staff, board, and committee meetings; minute-taking for meetings as requested; organizing public and private events.
  • Accounting – bank deposits, preparing manual cheques, tracking loan covenants. Oversees management of the employee benefits plan, insurance renewals/updates, corporate credit cards.
  • Marketing – social media posts, website updates.
  • IT – purchasing, tracking, and monitoring hardware/software purchases and repairs; providing direction and support to external IT consultants.
  • Recruitment – developing and posting openings for vacant or newly created positions, pre-screening resumes, and scheduling interviews. Conducting on- and off-boarding activities as requested.
  • Monitoring, reviewing, and refining job descriptions, policy manuals, and staff handbooks.

Ad-hoc activities/tasks as required for all of the above areas (HR, governance, administration, and IT).

Qualities:

  • Curious and kind, with a solutions-oriented approach to problems and the ability to focus on the details while keeping an eye on the bigger picture. Identifies and seeks out increased efficiencies.
  • Highly accountable and transparent for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Enjoys being part of a team and recognizes the importance of each team member and their role.
  • A lifelong learner, who loves to understand and master new skills; methodical and perceptive with the ability to develop and maintain routines.

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Work experience that demonstrates the above qualities and skills, with a minimum of 12+ years of relevant work experience preferred.
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Suite (PowerPoint, Excel and Word). An aptitude for software and technology would be beneficial as would familiarity and comfort with G-Suite, Squarespace, and Sharepoint.
  • Familiarity working in a cross-platform office would be preferred.

This job description may evolve and/or change over a period of time, and the successful candidate will be flexible and open to this.

Please send your resume in pdf format to careers@catalystcommdev.org with “Catalyst – Office Manager + Your Name” in the subject line.  This posting will remain open until filled.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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Development Analyst

We are currently seeking a Development Analyst to join our Project Generation team, supporting initial feasibility analysis and acquisition due diligence.  The Project Generation team is responsible for assessing, initiating, and managing new affordable development projects from inception through to the Rezoning stage. This role would ideally suit someone with strong analytical skills coupled with a passion for building community through affordable rental housing projects and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of project stakeholders. The successful candidate will be someone with strong attention to detail; great problem-solving, time-management, and computer skills; a keen sense of curiosity; and, the ability to embrace a diverse workload with a positive and results-oriented focus. This position reports to the VP Project Generation. 

Responsibilities

  • Reviewing inquiries from prospective clients/partners and completing an initial high-level contextual site analysis including a review of zoning and applicable policies
  • Creating, and maintaining, financial analysis tools and templates and leading conceptual due diligence studies for prospective real estate development projects
  • Creating proforma budgets and cashflow forecasting for income producing assets; modelling debt and equity structures to help mitigate risk that meet or exceed project affordability targets
  • Ongoing review of land and development acquisition opportunities
  • Researching and responding to RFPs for development feasibility consulting and management work performed by Catalyst
  • Ongoing market research and review of development activities in our region, particularly market rental and non-market rental projects
  • Ongoing review of government activity and policy as it pertains to Catalyst’s current or future development work, including funding announcements at all levels of government, zoning and policy changes per municipality, reading and summarizing of any applicable municipal council meetings and public hearings
  • Leading funding and grant applications
  • Working closely with Catalyst’s Finance team on financial market trends, modelling assumptions, and Catalyst’s financing strategy

Qualities

  • Responsive, thoughtful, and analytical by nature, with a strong aptitude for finance/numbers
  • Enjoys the details, getting things right, staying organized, developing systems
  • Self-starter, highly motivated, and able to manage your time without a lot of supervision
  • Enjoys being part of a team and recognizes the importance of each member of the team and their roles
  • Highly skilled at developing and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • An excellent collaborator with strong communication and interpersonal skills

Qualifications/Experience

  • Degree/Diploma in management/business, real estate, planning, urban land economics, or similar
  • A minimum of two years directly relevant work experience
  • Advanced Excel skills, with exceptional modelling skills.
  • Experience working with other non-profits and in the affordable housing sector considered an asset

Please send your resume in pdf format to careers@catalystcommdev.org with “Catalyst – Development Analyst + Your Name” in the subject line.  This posting will remain open until filled.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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