Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services
Sault Ste. Marie
Closing: Posting will remain open until position is filled
Term: Up to 1- year contract (35 hours/week). Possible extension based on funding
Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) provides safe and affordable housing for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people living in urban and rural areas of Ontario. Our Vision is “to lead the design, development and delivery of sustainable and culturally appropriate housing that promotes excellence in the Indigenous community and organizational infrastructures”.
Housing Services are provided throughout the province by over 75 Team Members as well as a wide range of Partners including Indigenous Organizations, Community Organizations,
Governments (Municipal, Provincial, Federal), and Private Sector. Our Main Office and Service Centre is located in Sault Ste. Marie and we have Satellite Service Centres in Dryden, Peterborough, and Hamilton. Services provided include:
Property management of over 2300 subsidized and unsubsidized housing units;
Provision of an assisted homeownership program providing down payment and home purchase assistance;
Provision of an assisted homeowner repair program;
Supportive housing services for community members;
Planning and development of new housing; and
Program management, program development and title services to local community organizations.
Founded in 1994, OAHS provides housing services to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. OAHS is governed by representatives from three Indigenous organizations in Ontario – the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres, Ontario Native Women’s Association, and the Métis Nation of Ontario. Learn more at www.OntarioAboriginalHousing.ca
We are currently seeking a Receptionist for our office located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Reporting to the Executive Assistant and Office Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for receptionist duties and administrative support as needed.
Duties and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:
Support OAHS’s mission and vision and make significant contributions to the achievement of the corporate strategic plan;
Utilizing various communication mediums to communicate with staff located in OAHS offices;
Responding to telephone and in-person inquiries from clients, business partners, and other parties;
Referring all inquiries to the appropriate individuals, divisions, or departments across the organization;
Completing meeting, travel and other event logistics as required;
Accepting and recording telephone, e-mail, or written messages for staff;
Utilizing Microsoft Office products to produce correspondence, spreadsheets and presentations;
Maintaining client data;
Opening, logging and distributing incoming mail;
Preparing routine responses through hard copy or email processes;
Presenting a positive and professional image of the organization to all visitors, suppliers, through inquiries and other interactions;
Other duties as required
Conditions of employment:
Ability to travel as required (limited requirement);
Ability to work varying hours/days if required;
Valid CPIC clearance (Criminal Records check) and/or Vulnerable Sector Check;
Current, valid Ontario Driver’s License (preferred) and safe driving record
In return for your ongoing excellent performance, strong work ethic, and commitment to our vision, mission, values, strategic plan, and the people we serve, Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services offers a comprehensive compensation package. This comprehensive compensation package includes:
Challenging and fulfilling work; an inclusive and supportive team; and a work environment steeped in and guided by Indigenous culture;
Additional paid holidays (in addition to statutory holidays) include Louis Riel Day, National Aboriginal Day, Remembrance Day, and Family Day;
Opportunity for cultural, educational and other approved leaves;
Supported training opportunities for personal and professional development while reciprocally enhancing organizational capacity; and
A competitive salary in pay band B2 with a range of $32,500.00 to $45,600.00.
Working Conditions and Physical Capabilities:
Ability to sit at a desk for extended periods of time during the work day;
Ability to communicate verbally, in person and by telephone with colleagues and clients;
Ability to use office equipment and use of filling cabinets;
Ability to lift up to 20lbs.
Please note that you are encouraged to apply early as interviews will be scheduled as applications are received.
In meeting the objectives and vision of the organization, preference will be given to qualified individuals of First Nation, Métis, or Inuit* ancestry, and are asked to self-identify on their cover letter*.
This competition is open to internal and external candidates with the possibility of Secondment for internal candidates. The continuation of this position is subject to funding renewal.
Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services also welcomes and supports diversity including people who identify as LGBTQ2S+.
We thank all candidates who choose to apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Self-identify as First Nations, Metis, or Inuit;
Strong oral/written communication skills;
College diploma and/or a combination of education and work experience;
Office/administrative experience preferred;
Ability to work independently or within a team environment;
Strong attention to detail and accuracy;
Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to use sound judgement;
Excellent customer service skills;
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills;
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.)
Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) provides safe and affordable housing for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people living in urban and rural areas of Ontario. Our Vision is “to lead the design, development and delivery of sustainable and culturally appropriate housing that promotes excellence in the Indigenous community and organizational infrastructures”. Housing Services are provided throughout the province by over 75 Team Members as well as a wide range of Partners including Indigenous Organizations, Community Organizations, Governments (Municipal, Provincial, Federal), and Private Sector. Our Main Office and Service Centre is located in Sault Ste. Marie and we have Satellite Service Centres in Dryden, Peterborough, and Hamilton.
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