YWCA Toronto, Director of Property Services and Asset Management

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Property Services and Asset Management, as a member of the senior management team, is responsible for the property services management of all YWCA Toronto owned, leased and operated sites and real estate development which includes current projects under development and new opportunities to expand the YWCA’s property portfolio.

YWCA Toronto is an association of diverse and caring women dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls through dynamic leadership, advocacy and a range of unique and essential services that promote personal growth and economic independence. 

Internal and External Job Posting

Director of Property Services and Asset Management 

YWCA Toronto is the largest women’s organization in Canada. The Association advances women’s equality and provides programs and services that help women and girls build skills, confidence, leadership and voice. We offer a continuum of women’s housing initiatives, employment and training services, programs to help women escape violence, and innovative girls’ and family programs. We also engage in systemic advocacy.  

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Property Services and Asset Management, as a member of the senior management team, is responsible for the property services management of all YWCA Toronto owned, leased and operated sites and real estate development which includes current projects under development and new opportunities to expand the YWCA’s property portfolio.

The candidate will have:

Advanced knowledge of the concepts and theories of property development normally acquired through the completion of a Masters’ Degree in Business, Building Sciences, Urban Planning, Engineering or equivalency in the area of property and real estate development or a related field; over ten years directly related experience in property management and budgeting in the not-for-profit sector including experience at a senior management level;  strong understanding of the legislation and regulations affecting property management; thorough understanding of the financial mechanisms available to develop non-profit housing including knowledge of government housing programs and related legislation;  general technical knowledge of building maintenance and life-safety systems, procedures and practices is essential;  demonstrated supervisory experience in a multicultural, unionized environment;  knowledge of another culture/ or a second language would be an asset;  advanced ability to research and analyze complex concepts and plan strategically;  exceptional knowledge of property development and management issues and working with a diverse client group and outstanding verbal and written communication and presentation skills are essential;  a commitment to the Mission of YWCA Toronto and a strong alignment with the feminist, trauma informed, and the anti-oppressive framework of the Association;  previous experience in a feminist social service environment would be an asset;  proficiency in current computer applications required (e.g. Windows XP Professional, Property Management software, E-mail and the Internet) required. 

Core Competencies:

Engage in a self-reflective and collaborative practice that is non-judgmental and compassionate and reflects the mission of YWCA Toronto; incorporate principles of anti-oppression and equity in responding to the service needs of women and children and work toward removing systemic barriers to independence and wellbeing; demonstrate respect, consideration and acceptance of the opinions of others while expressing her own expertise and effectively utilizing relevant resources and specialists; consistently collaborate with team members, sharing ideas and differences openly; be receptive to new ideas and adapt to change as necessary; value the contribution of others and take action to strengthen partnerships and support others to achieve effective outcomes; take action to avoid or solve problems and create opportunities for positive change; demonstrate commitment to ongoing personal and professional development.  

Please note: A police reference check is required by the successful candidate prior to hiring. YWCA Toronto is a unionized workplace.  Staff are represented by CUPE Local 2189. This position is not within the Bargaining Unit. For internal applicants, this position is not secondable. 

Submit your hard copy cover letter and résumé by Monday, February 19, 2018 to: Heather M. McGregor, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Toronto 87 Elm Street, Toronto, ON, M5G 0A8.   

YWCA Toronto promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations.  YWCA Toronto provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities.  If contacted, please advise if you require any accommodation.

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone enquiries please.

YWCA Toronto is a scent free environment

Posting Date:  February 5, 2018