Director of Community Housing

Are you looking for an exciting and fulfilling career opportunity? Do you have a strong desire to work with seniors and make a meaningful difference in their life? If so, AVENS is the place for you. We currently have the following positions available: 

Director of Community Housing


AVENS is looking for a strong leader to assist us in the development on how senior’s living and affordable housing can be modeled in the NWT. This is a “start-up” position where you will have the exciting opportunity to lead all of AVENS housing properties (Subsidized, Affordable, Market) along with the newest building, AVENS Pavilion (currently under construction). This role will be the senior leader that will help transform and deliver the best affordable senior housing and care in Yellowknife


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Completion of post-secondary diploma with a major in hospitality or real estate is an asset
  • Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation is an asset
  • 5-7 years' experience in a management role, including 3 years' experience in a senior role is an asset
  • Proven track record of operating a portfolio at a high level, maximizing revenues, and reducing expenses
  • Proven sales and leasing skills as well as excellent tenant relations skills
  • Proven ability to manage a team, as well as work independently
  • Ability to negotiate with contractors and suppliers to achieve Service Level Agreement (SLAs) and the best pricing available
  • Strong knowledge of building systems
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)
  • Strong knowledge of property management software
  • A professional demeanor coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior organizational and time management skills, with an ability to remain calm and focused on high pressure situations with tight deadlines

Duties and Responsibilities

·        Operations and Leasing-oversee and manage assigned property management functions, responsible for maintaining occupancy levels, coordinate after hours emergencies, oversee collection of rents, and serve notices to vacate

·        Leadership and Management-assist in recruiting and retaining staff, including performance appraisals and coaching. Work harmoniously with professionally with co-workers, analyze and resolve work problems

·        Finance and Budgets- Monthly and annual operating and capital budgets, accountable for delivering financial results and KPI’s

·        Tenant Relationship-handle all resident interactions and requests in an accurate and professional manner, resolve resident complaints and concerns, work with the Director of Operations to ensure building standards are met.

·        Reports to the President and CEO

Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered. For more information on necessary qualifications, knowledge, skills, abilities, and essential job functions of this position, and a current Job Description, email



Pay and Benefits

·        Competitive Salary: $107,250 - $121,348

·        Paid Vacation

·        Health and Dental Benefits

·        Pension Plan

·        Relocation Available for out-of-town candidates.


OTHER BENEFITS: Subsidized meal plan, training opportunities, and the gratifying feeling of knowing you are making the difference in the daily lives of seniors.



Please bring your updated Resume and Covering Letter to Reception, or email No late applications will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 4:00 pm Friday, December 1, 2023.

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We’re so happy you decided to apply to Avens! We know a career search takes time and effort, and we want you to know we will take the time to review your application. We look forward to getting to know you as well, and we’ll get back to you if your skills and experiences are a good match for the role. Have a great day!
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