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BC Housing

Senior Agreement Specialist

Canada-British Columbia-Burnaby


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BC Housing is the provincial crown agency that develops, manages, and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options. We partner with private and non-profit partners, other levels of government, health authorities, and community groups to increase affordable housing options for British Columbians in need. More than 97,000 households benefit from government-subsidized housing.

The Homeowner Protection Office, a branch of BC Housing, is responsible for licensing residential builders and building envelope renovators, administering owner builder authorizations, and carrying out research and education which benefits the residential construction industry and consumers. These responsibilities help bring about improvements in the quality of residential construction in B.C. and helps strengthen consumer protection for buyers of new homes.

Job Description

Senior Agreement Specialist

Job ID: 2491

Burnaby (Metro Vancouver), BC


The Senior Agreement Specialist is responsible for the development of a variety of operating agreements for a wide range of housing programs delivered and managed by BC Housing’s non-profit and private sector partners, and for preparing and issuing more complex agreements with housing providers which involves understanding the requirements of internal staff, understanding BC Housing program frameworks and drafting and interpreting legal terms and conditions. The Senior Agreement Specialist also facilitates the negotiation process with housing providers, and designs new agreements and templates in accordance with new and revised housing program frameworks.



Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline such as public policy, social studies or business administration, preferably supplemented by legal studies, such as a paralegal diploma or equivalent, from a recognized educational institution.

Minimum four years combined experience in:

  • drafting and interpreting agreements preferably in a public sector environment;
  • drafting legal terms, negotiating with third parties, and executing contracts;
  • working in the public or non-profit sector, ideally in a role related to agreement management.

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable to the employer may be considered.



  • Demonstrated attention to detail and initiative to seek out required information and clarification.
  • Diligent in becoming familiar and understanding BC Housing’s existing housing programs and agreements and applying this knowledge.
  • Knowledge of legal requirements related to agreement management, real estate, financing, and risk management.
  • Some knowledge and understanding of Social Housing Agreement and related operational social housing programs at the federal/provincial and provincial levels an asset.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles, practices and techniques of contract development, negotiation and administration.
  • Knowledge of real estate and contract law.
  • Ability to analyse contractual requirements, and negotiate and write complex contracts.
  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of the legislation, organization and policies of, and affecting, BC Housing.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, research, communication and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to establish, foster and maintain positive and effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and address problems in a diplomatic and tactful manner in order to successfully accomplish objectives.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge and skills in, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and document management related tools.
  • Proven ability to perform in a demanding atmosphere under pressure of deadlines; strong time management skills.


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BC Housing—one of BC's Top Employers for 2017—is the provincial Crown agency that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province. Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.

To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process.

When applying, please submit a cover letter and your application in **one** single document as a word or pdf file only. 

BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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BC Housing
Posting Date: 19-Jun-2017Other Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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