homeEd - Director (up to 4 vacancies)

homeEd provides inclusive, diverse, affordable and accessible mixed housing solutions for the citizens of Edmonton. homeEd seeks specifically to serve individuals and families who: are earning less than median income; have been homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless; have special social or physical needs; and skilled workers in transition.  Over 800 affordable rental housing units are available within 19 apartment and townhouse complexes located in a variety of Edmonton communities. homeEd also manages a number of properties on behalf of the City of Edmonton. The Board of homeEd consists of three to ten citizen-at-large members appointed by the Shareholder, as represented by City Council.

For more information on homeEd, please visit their website at: http://www.myhomeed.ca

The Vision:

Property owners and renters alike, we all share in the responsibility for the quality of life in our neighbourhood. Good neighbours demonstrate a commitment to making their local community a safe, settled and peaceful place in which to live. With that end in view, as a provider of affordable housing, homeEd seeks to foster successful integration of its properties into the surrounding neighbourhood, and to support harmonious living environments for our tenants.

Scope and Accountabilities:

In 1977, City Council passed Bylaw 5107, A Bylaw to provide for the incorporation of a Non-Profit Housing Corporation. This Bylaw authorized City Administration to arrange for the incorporation of homeEd with the City of Edmonton as the sole Shareholder.

The current Board consists of six citizen-at-large members appointed by the Shareholder, as represented by City Council.  The Shareholder has approved a governance structure which provides the Board with the decision-making capacity necessary to independently execute the organization's mandate. With that end in view, the Board of Directors places a focus on:

  • Ensuring an unbroken chain of accountability from the shareholder to corporate performance;
  • Defining corporate expectations; and
  • Assuring organizational performance through its chief executive.

The Board of Directors visions the strategic directions for the organization and ensures that homeEd’s business reflects the City of Edmonton’s housing priorities.


The collective Board disciplines should, to the extent possible, possess the skills, knowledge, experience and other characteristics required of Directors to contribute to achieving the Corporation's business plans and strategic priorities. Preferred experience would include:

  • Property acquisition and development
  • Construction experience
  • Previous governance experience and/or training
  • Property management; industry trends
  • Community and tenant perspectives

Term of Office:

  • Directors are appointed for a year term and re-appointed at the Annual General Meeting
  • All members are required to sign an Oath of Office upon appointment

Time Commitment:

Members spend about eight hours per month on board business, which can vary depending on the circumstances. The board typically meets eight to ten times per year, along with two meetings with the shareholder per year.  The session(s) normally begin near the close of the business day at the homeEd office on 145th Street and 116th Avenue, or in the downtown core. If required, supplementary meetings are held. The standing committees include: Board of Directors Recruitment; and Property Acquisition.


The board positions are considered fully volunteer with no honorarium paid to board members.  Notwithstanding, Board members may be compensated for expenses reasonably incurred in the course of doing business on behalf of the board.

To Apply:

Applicants will be asked to do the following in complete confidence:

  • Apply directly:
  • Electronically - to the City of Edmonton website or submit their application via email to executive.recruitment@edmonton.ca
  • In person - at the Employment Desk, Main Floor, City Hall, with a hard copy application or to complete one onsite.  City Hall hours are: Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.
  • Submit a cover letter summarizing the value and contribution they will provide to the Board
  • Submit a current resume outlining their career, board and volunteer expertise
  • Submit three letters of reference that can verify their suitability for the Board


  • Applicants must be 18+ years of age and must be a resident of the City of Edmonton.
  • A successful police information check and financial records check will be requested of applicants shortlisted for interview.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Posting Expiry: February 17th, 2019 @ 11:59:00 pm MST.

For further information, please contact James Mitchell, Executive Recruitment at 780-496-7806 james.mitchell@edmonton.ca.
Classification Title: homeEd - Director
Posting Date: Jan 28, 2019
Closing Date: Feb 17, 2019 11:59:00 PM (MST)
Number of Openings (up to): 4 - Ongoing Part-time
Union : Out of Scope
Department: Agencies, Boards, Committees and Commissions