Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
BC Housing Management Commission
Founded in 1967, British Columbia Housing Management Commission (“BC Housing”) is a provincial Crown corporation that serves as a trusted leader and partner in sustainable housing solutions for British Columbians. Their mission is to make a positive difference in people’s lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing. Under the Ministry of Housing, BC Housing develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options across the province. They also license residential builders, administer owner builder authorizations and carry out research and education that benefits the residential construction industry, consumers and the affordable housing sector. Together, they work with about 800 housing providers and help more than 117,000 households in communities across British Columbia.
BC Housing works in partnership with the private and non-profit sectors, provincial health authorities, Indigenous communities and organizations, ministries, and other levels of government as well as diverse community groups to develop a range of housing options. In 2021/22, BC Housing assisted over 117,000 households in more than 290 communities across the province through a range of programs, initiatives, and partnerships.
The organization, named a Top Employer in BC for over 10 years running, employs approximately 1100 staff throughout the province. Committed to exceptional people practices and employee programming, BC Housing has levels of employee engagement consistently above 75%. Their strong culture of teamwork and innovation attracts high-level employees committed to making a measurable and meaningful difference in their communities.
BC Housing’s Board of Commissioners has formed a search committee to select a new CEO, who will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to directly influence one of the most critical issues facing our province. The CEO provides strategic direction and leadership in managing the operations of the Commission in accordance with the strategies, plans and policies approved by the Board and ensures the effective implementation of corporate strategies, plans and programs that support the provincial housing policy framework, mandate of the organization, direction of the Board, expectations of the Shareholder and needs of partners and clients.
The ideal candidate has led change in a large and complex organization and ecosystem, where they have built capacity and introduced innovative approaches to solution-finding. This leader will have introduced appropriate clarity, accountability and structure to a rapidly evolving organization with significant budgetary oversight. This individual will be comfortable navigating in a complex stakeholder environment and acting as the public face of one of the province’s most critical organizations. Acting as a fiduciary of significant public funds, an understanding of public sector finance will be advantageous. The next CEO will be an exceptional communicator who moves easily between a longer-term vision for the organization and more immediate execution. An authentic interest in, and commitment to, building enduring trust with Indigenous governments, communities and organizations, and to advancing the organization’s Reconciliation Strategy will be critical. While the ideal next CEO brings experience and knowledge related to housing (dynamics related to social housing, real estate/ development or related economic policy), BC Housing is above all seeking a talented, seasoned and empathetic leader who believes deeply in the mission and who inspires confidence in not-for-profit, private and government partners, all of whom are critical to success.
With a hugely committed government partner and other sector partners deeply invested in the task at hand, this is a once-in-a-career opportunity for a leader who thrives in a dynamic environment, who inspires continuous improvement and who is ready to work courageously on one of the biggest issues of our time to the benefit of this generation, and those to come.
BC Housing gratefully acknowledges that they live and work on the unceded traditional and ancestral homelands of hundreds of Indigenous Peoples and Nations throughout British Columbia, each with their own unique traditions, history and culture. They are committed to strong Indigenous partnerships and relationships based on principles of Reconciliation.
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