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20 Sep 2019

Co-op Coordinator – Scarborough Bluffs Co-op – Deadline Sept 26th

Scarborough Bluffs Housing Co-operative, a 90-household apartment building located in the Kingston Road and Midland area of Scarborough, is seeking to fill the full time permanent position of Co-op Co-ordinator.

Reporting to the Board of Directors and working with member committees, the Co-op Co-ordinator is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day management of the co-op, including: financial and property management, community development and corporate record keeping.

The successful applicant will have the following skills and qualifications:

▪ Minimum five years experience, preferably in the non-profit housing sector
▪ Understanding of the Co-operative Corporations Act and other legislation and issues related to co-op housing
▪ Minimum five years experience financial management experience, including preparing capital and operating budgets and monitoring spending
▪ Proven experience working with volunteer boards and committees
▪ Demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse membership with sensitivity, integrity and impartiality
▪ Superior problem-solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
▪ Excellent oral and written communication skills

Responsibilities will include:

▪ Ensuring that the co-op fulfills its legal and corporate obligations
▪ Managing the co-op’s finances
▪ Implementing the co-op’s property maintenance and repair program
▪ Ensuring the co-op has a strategy in place to maintain full occupancy
▪ Supporting good governance by the Board and membership
▪ Efficient administration of the co-op office

35 hour work week. Some evening work required. Excellent benefits package; salary commensurate with experience.

Please send resume and cover letter by 4:30 pm on September 26, 2019:

The Hiring Committee
Scarborough Bluffs Housing Co-operative
c/o Co-op Housing Federation of Toronto
658 Danforth Avenue, Suite 306
Toronto ON M4J 5B9
Fax: 416-465-8337

No phone calls please

Three references must be provided at the interview.
We thank all applicants but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Co-op Coordinator – Scarborough Bluffs Co-op

20 Sep 2019

General Manager – Lawlor Court Co-op – Deadline Sept 30th

Lawlor Court Co-op is seeking an experienced and motivated part time General Manager for 25-30 hours per week which will include some evening work and the occasional week-end work. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all property management duties at the co-op. Including performing essential financial, asset management, maintenance oversight and community development duties. The General Manager reports to the Board of Directors comprised of 8 resident members.

Lawlor Court has been operating as a co-op since 1979. The co-op is comprised of 91 units (low rise apartment building and townhouses).


Property Maintenance & Management:
• Oversight of maintenance staff and projects
• Ensure effective property management of the co-op’s buildings and grounds.
• Ensure compliance with Fire & Life Safety, municipal, provincial and federal building-related codes, by-laws and legislation.
• Oversight of maintenance request records.
• Ensure that a regular inspection system is implemented.
• Monitor energy and utility costs of the co-op and, where appropriate, develop programs and procedures to reduce consumption/costs.
• Plan, schedule, monitor and report on approved capital projects
• In consultation with the Board of Directors, maintenance staff and engineering consultants ensure that long term plans are developed to address the co-op’s repair/replacement needs.
Financial Management:
• Ensure accurate and up to date financial records.
• Make purchases, monitor invoices, implement accounts payables procedures.
• Review of rent supplement calculations for 23 households.
• Collect, deposit and track housing charges, revenue and member arrears using sage.
• Prepare and manage operating and capital budgets with finance committee, treasurer and Board of Directors.
• Assist in the preparation of the annual audit/AIR.
• File audited statements/AIR with government agencies as required.
• Ensure adequate insurance coverage is maintained and recommend to Board when changes are appropriate.
• With assistance, prepare long term financial analysis of the co-op in order to ensure financial soundness
• Ensure that monthly financial statements are prepared for Board and finance committee and present same at Board and committee meetings.
• Ensure adequate internal controls are in place in order to protect the co-op from financial loss

• Maintain all office functions including filing systems (digital and hard copy), equipment, supplies, and office systems.
• Monitor overall operation of the co-op’s computers and network Ensure maintenance of the co-op’s office space.
Member and Community Support:
• Receive and respond to requests from Members and the public in a timely matter.
• Establish and facilitate open office hours where members can meet with staff.
• Provide information to members regarding the Co-op’s principles, operations, and policies.
• Fair application of bylaws and policy at the co-op.
• Provide updates from the office to all members via memos/newsletter.

Corporate Services:
• Assist in preparation of Board agendas.
• Ensure that minutes are taken of Board meetings.
• Preparation and presentation of the monthly Manager’s report for Board meetings and other committee reports as requested.
• Report monthly on business arising from previous meetings.
• Preparation and presentation of reports/packages for general membership.
• File required reports and notices with government agencies on time.
• Ensure corporate records are maintained.
• Advise Board when bylaw amendments or updating is required.
• Facilitation of meetings, coordination of other events, as required.
• Act as an agent of the Co-op with municipal, provincial and federal government agencies as required by the Board.

Marketing and Rent-up:
• Ensure that there is a reasonable sized waiting list for each unit type.
• Ensure that member move-in/move-outs are coordinated.
• Ensure that occupancy agreements are signed by incoming members.
• Ensure minimal vacancy loss.
• Maintain the internal transfer list.

• Support and guidance through special projects (e.g. advocacy work etc)
• Writing applications for grant funding
• Other tasks as assigned by the Board.

Please send resume and cover letter to, by September 30th, 2019 Please note: no phone calls will be accepted.

We thank all people that apply for this position however we will only contact the people who have been selected for an interview.

General Manager – Lawlor Court Co-op

13 Aug 2019

Co-operative Manager – OWN Housing Co-op – Deadline Sept 30th

Own Housing Co-operative Manager

OWN Housing Co-operative is seeking a Full-Time Housing Manger for a 142 Unit Housing Co-operative in downtown Toronto.

Reporting to the Co-operative Board of Directors, the Manager will be accountable for the Management of the Co-operative’s Operations and Supervision of Office Staff

The Successful Candidate will have the following Skills and Responsibilities:
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to work with a diverse population, mainly Seniors
• Five (5) or more years in a Residential Cooperative Setting
• Excellent Organizational Skills, Time Management and Problem-Solving Skills
• Able to work effectively as a Team Leader using a Cooperative Style of Management with Staff and the Board
• Ability to create a harmonious work environment and build Community Relations with members
• Manage the Co-operatives Finances
• Knowledge of Basic Accounting Principles. Ability to read and prepare financial statements
• Ensure the Co-operative meets its legal obligation in a timely manner
• Support the Board and Membership to deliver effective Governance
• Proficient with computer software programs including Word, Excel, NewViews2, HM Worx
• Experience with Rent-Geared-to-Income Program Administration
• Research, write, and obtain funding for a variety of Cooperative Programs
• Diplomacy, Patience and Flexibility in dealing with Members’ problems and situations
• Knowledge of The Residential Tenancies Act, Housing Services Act, Co-operative Corporations Act

The Candidate should enjoy taking a methodical approach to their work, co-ordinating and supervising the work of committed Staff and a Volunteer Board of Directors.

Security clearance will be required.

Some evening and weekend work is required. The co-op offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

If interested, please apply by email no later than Monday September 30th, 4:00 p.m.
We sincerely appreciate the interest of all applicants. However, we will only contact those who are selected for an interview.

Co-operative Manager – OWN Housing Co-op

06 Dec 2017

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Administration: Federal

No subsidy is available.