We are hiring: Development Manager – Ontario – Community Housing Transformation Centre – Centre de transformation du logement communautaire
5 Apr, 2024

We are hiring: Development Manager – Ontario

We are higing: Development Manager - Ontario
By Centre

At the cutting edge of innovation, the Community Housing Transformation Centre is a national non-profit leading the charge towards transformative change in the community housing sector. We’re a proactive organization, seizing opportunities to catalyze partnerships, ignite new ideas, and marshal resources to grow a thriving and sustainable sector across Canada. Guided by principles of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, equity, eco-responsibility, stakeholder recognition, partnerships, accountability and sustainability, we set our sights on unifying the sector to achieve a 20% housing market share by leveraging our collective strengths.

Location: Ontario, Canada
Position Type: Full-Time

About You:

  • High-energy and ambitious with a competitive edge.
  • Passionate about transformative change and social impact initiatives.
  • Possesses diplomatic finesse and exceptionally skilled in interpersonal communication.
  • Aligned with the organization’s core values of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, equity, eco-responsibility, partnerships, accountability, and sustainability.

Your Role as a Development Manager

Are you a high-energy, ambitious professional hungry for a challenge that matches your drive? We need an exceptional and passionate Development Manager with a competitive edge. You possess entrepreneurial acumen to identify and nurture new ideas, boldly pursue and seize business opportunities and contribute to the Centre’s financial sustainability. You will do so working collaboratively with our stakeholders and growing a network of key partners. This role is critical in advancing our mission to grow and transform Canada’s community housing sector through strategic partnerships and initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify, assess, and develop new business opportunities that align with our mission, driving financial growth and expansion for the Centre, engaging with funders, foundations, and corporate partners to secure financial support for major projects.
  • Stay abreast of the latest developments in the housing market, the community housing sector, and the political landscape at the local, provincial, and national levels. Continuously conduct research to provide valuable insights that inform our strategic direction, drive the development of innovative tools and resources, and foster collaborative efforts to advance our objectives.
  • Develop compelling business proposals and reports that effectively communicate organizational milestones and achievements to partners and funders.
  • Take charge of the development and implementation of groundbreaking projects, managing them from inception to successful completion, using project management practice standards.
  • Cultivate strong networks and strategic alliances with government entities, private sector, nonprofits, and community organizations to leverage resources and insights for innovative solutions.
  • Represent the Centre at key conferences and events, expanding our network, sharing expertise, and championing our transformative mission.
  • Play an active role in shaping the strategic vision and ensuring the sustainability of the organization, safeguarding financial stability, and driving operational excellence.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Political Science, Urban Planning, Non-profit Management, or a related field; a MBA or MPA is a plus.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in business development and strategic planning, project management, or a similar role, where you’ve demonstrated your exceptional ability to drive the successful implementation of project ideas to deliver high impact results.
  • Knowledge of the community housing sector and housing policies and programs at all levels of government.
  • Knowledge of the policy/legislative process, policy and research tools and development and evaluation techniques to provide project support in the development and evaluation of programs and frameworks.
  • Strong financial acumen and experience with writing grant applications or business proposals.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with a nuanced understanding of relationship-building and stakeholder engagement.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with strong strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and proficiency in creating business or grant proposals, reports and presentations.
  • Commitment to the Centre’s values, including reconciliation, equity, eco-responsibility, and sustainability.

Step into a role where your strategic mindset, enthusiasm, and capacity to make meaningful connections flourish. Join us in advancing the mission of the Community Housing Transformation Centre by catalyzing innovation and partnerships that support substantial and exciting sector change.

To apply, please send your resume and a narrative showcasing a successful instance where you harnessed group dynamism to achieve a significant goal. The stage is set for you to influence our strategic direction, support for sector transformation, and be part of our growth.

Dare to define the future of Canada’s community housing sector and make a difference – apply now!


Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


Compensation of $74,233.95 followed by a $5,000 salary increase upon completion of 6-month probation for an annual salary of $79,233.95.

Application Process:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter, and any supporting documentation that outlines how their experience and education align with the responsibilities and qualifications of this role. Please email us at info@centre.support

The Community Housing Transformation Centre is committed to inclusive hiring practices and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, particularly Black, Indigenous and People of Colour, and Individuals living with disabilities.

Closing Date: *extended to May 30, 2024

Contact information: info@centre.support

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