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Join the Agreement Management team, within CMHC’s Client Operations Sector, where we make delivering housing affordability solutions easy. The Senior Specialist, Financial Solutions will play a key leadership role in the team responsible for the delivery of the Federal Community Housing Initiative, Phase 2 (FCHI-2) program, which is a rental assistance program available to federally-administered housing co-operatives and non-profit housing providers. The incumbent provides direction, technical advice and leadership on the review, prioritization and approval of FCHI-2 applications, and drives relationships with key business partners (internal and external) to optimize operations, resolve complex program issues, and ensure optimal client experience. The incumbent is also accountable for implementing and monitoring effective risk-based processes and procedures, as well as performance targets and services standards to achieve program objectives and meet client needs.
This is a temporary position of a duration of 24 months.
- Identifies and manages risk by ensuring due diligence while reviewing and approving complex applications, monitoring the quality of results and reviewing key performance indicators.
- Ensures, during the application review stage, that housing providers’ requests, internal risks and social outcomes are appropriately considered, and negotiates directly with stakeholders on complex applications.
- Provides expert functional advice and guidance to the regional network of client-facing teams.
- Provides business intelligence and knowledge of the financial health and quality of housing managed by housing providers to Housing Needs Policy and Client Solutions teams.
- Detects potential problems and acts promptly to resolve conflict.
- Reviews and approves reports on activities funded or completed through the initiatives, and approves inputs to functional reports, corporate reports, the Annual Report, reports on project-level information to the Minister's Office and any other reports requiring input for investments or sale of assets.
- Supports the delivery of the federal initiative and works closely and collaboratively with peers to achieve business objectives.
- Leads the coordination of processes to ensure approved projects are given visibility, shares and disseminates best practices, and ensures and promotes federal visibility.
- Leads the development of the communications and marketing plan by providing design details and expected results to Public Affairs staff to ensure information is clear and concise and achieves established milestones.
- Provides expert advice for responses to dockets and develops briefing material as required on a range of operational matters relating to the Innovation Fund.
- Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, business administration, economics, commerce or a related field.
- Minimum of seven years of relevant experience.
- Demonstrated experience in program delivery and administration.
- Sound knowledge of federally funded affordable housing programs and their context.
- Sound analytical skills with demonstrated ability to capture and synthesize information to develop strategic business plans.
- Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of settings and styles to communicate messages that have the desired effect.
- Bilingualism (French and English)
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- Sound knowledge and understanding of community housing sector.
- Organizational know-how on a variety of National Housing Strategy programs and products, in particular, the Federal Community Housing Initiative, Phase 2 (FCHI-2) program.
- Applied knowledge of risk management.
- Strong problem-solving skills.
Note, the competition may remain active until filled
CMHC values diverse backgrounds and experience and welcomes non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada to apply!
We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.
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