(MVSH01) Director of Operations Full Time

Website Mountain View Seniors’ Housing

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Director of Operations

Mountain View Seniors’ Housing (MVSH) Administration Office in Olds, AB


THE OPPORTUNITY – MVSH has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Operations (MVSH 01 – Director) to oversee and support the day-to-day operations of all MVSH programs, contributing to the organization’s strategic and operational objectives. The Director of Operations is a hands-on role, accountable for the operations of all aspects of program delivery including (but not limited to) resident/ tenant relations, employee and labour relations, operating budgets, and overall legislative and policy compliance. A member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Director of Operations reports to the Chief Administrative Officer.


LOCATION – MVSH is a non-profit organization and registered charity with its administration office located in the progressive town of Olds, AB. Located between Calgary, AB and Red Deer, AB, Olds offers the amenities of a city while maintaining its small-town charm. Olds is a gateway to Alberta’s tourism hotspots with convenient access to the foothills, Rockies, rivers and parks.



·    Provides leadership to direct reports and supporting roles.

·    Works with the executive team to collaborate and support discussions and to formulate ideas to build the long-term strategic plan.

·    Responsible for the development and execution of operational plans in alignment with MVSH strategy, mission, vision, and values. This includes development and implementation of successful strategies regarding staffing/volunteer levels (recruitment/ retention), vacancy management and responses to resident/ tenant needs, and expense control to ensure quality services.

·    Uses critical thinking and problem-solving skills to make operational decisions taking into account best interests for the organization, staff and residents/ tenants. Identifies and evaluates associated risks and discusses strategies to mitigate/ manage the risk, with the CAO when appropriate.

·    Makes decisions on behalf of and represents MVSH related to grievances, settlements, severance arrangements, and other legal issues.

·    Develops, in collaboration with the CAO and Controller, operational budgets within a cost per resident day model (lodges/ life lease) and ensures all programs operate within approved budget.

·    Develops process standards within the programs to ensure a financially responsible expense model, including site-based supply ordering.

·    Monitors operations to established standards, policies and procedures. Identifies opportunities for improvement and resolves any discrepancies.

·    Develops, implements and revises MVSH operating policies and procedures for CAO approval to maintain legal and audit standards compliance. Oversees any audit plans/ accountabilities as identified.

·    Provides support/ coverage to programs/ sites in absence of the manager.




·    A post-secondary education in Business or a related field such as human services or not-for-profit management and a minimum of 5 years in a leadership role with related industry background (supportive living and housing), preferably in a unionized environment and experience leading/ coaching employees in a non-profit setting. Equivalencies may be considered.

·    Working knowledge of all federal and provincial legislation applicable to the industry within which MVSH operates including accommodation standards and employment-related legislation.

·    Excellent critical thinking skills with demonstrated ability to solve complex problems, decision-making, leadership development, active listening and feedback skills with a focus on mentoring and motivating employees, and an ability to manage multiple priorities.

·    Understanding of business functions such as but not limited to finance, marketing, information technology, human resources, and a strong business acumen with experience setting/ meeting targets as related to job functions.

·    Strong knowledge of and an ability to understand operational detail.

·    Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint), Internet Explorer, Adobe and people management software.

·    Must have a clear and current criminal record check.

·    All MVSH employees are required to be fully immunized against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.


SALARY & BENEFITS – A competitive compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Further details will be discussed in a personal interview.

TO APPLY – This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Please submit your resume for posting MVSH 01