Temporary FT Assistant Manager, the Budzey

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Manager
PROGRAM: the Budzey
UNION: Excluded
SALARY: $32.12 hourly/$66,809.60 annually
TYPE: Full-time, 1.0 FTE, 80 Bi-weekly Hours
TERM: Temporary until March 27, 2023, with the possibility of extension
SCHEDULE: General hours are Wednesday-Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm (Wednesday-Friday off front line duties, Saturday and Sunday working front line duties); Schedule must be flexible, there will be times when the Assistant Manager is required to adjust their schedule to meet with staff on evenings and overnights. Assistant manger will participate in supporting both the families and studio programs. Must participate in Budzey oncall/afterhours rotation. As per Employment Standards, managers are excluded from the sections of the Act dealing with overtime entitlement.
START DATE: As soon as possible

Gender is a bona fide occupational requirement: women (trans, cis), gender diverse, and Two-Spirit staff only please

To apply please include your resume, with a cover letter describing your suitability for this position, in an email with the subject line of “job2022.147” to: Amelia Ridgway, Associate Director at aridgway@raincityhousing.org


RainCity Housing is an organization that makes a difference in people’s lives. With a goal of providing a home for everyone, RainCity’s programs sustain relationships, strengthen communities and make change for people experiencing homelessness and mental health, trauma and substance use issues. We invite you to be a part of the change.


RainCity Housing serves a diverse group of people and we need a staff group that reflects the diversity. People of diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.


The Assistant Manager helps the Program Managers to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate the program policies, procedures and practices. The Assistant Manager directs the daily operations of the program, and performs hiring, dismissal, discipline and performance evaluation of the staff team. The successful candidate ensures that program mandate, principles, policies, and procedures are followed.

The Assistant Manager promotes the interests of the participants and the program in the community and ensures that the program is maximally integrated and coordinated with other systems of care. The Assistant Manager replaces the Program Manager for absences such as vacation, illness, and leaves.  The Assistant Manager is part of the leadership team and works closely with other managers, the RainCity operations team, and administrative staff. A key component of this employment opportunity is the proven ability to collaborate and work alongside people of various socio-economic backgrounds.


The Budzey provides supported housing to women and women-led families. (women – trans and cis, two spirit and gender diverse). There are 147 units in total: 106 studio apartments for singles, and 41 one, two and three bedroom apartments for families.  There are around 250 people living in the building.  The Budzey is a complex building with complex tenant population.  The program has a clinical partnership and has around 19.5 FTE’s that staff the program on a 24 hour basis.


  1. A B.A. in a relevant health discipline or equivalent experience
  2. Training in supervisory and/or managerial functions.
  3. Four years of recent related experience with people living with a mental health issues, substance use and /or are at risk of being homeless.
  4. One year in a supervisory, preferably managerial, capacity.
  5. Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  6. Current First Aid and CPR certification
  7. Class 5 driver’s license.


  1. Plan and direct a supportive housing program for women lead families and singles women ( trans and cis, two spirit and gender diverse inclusive)
  2. Understand, interpret, explain and apply municipal, provincial, and federal policy, law, regulation and court decisions governing RainCity Housing’s community housing program;
  3. Present proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively;
  4. Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, emails, reports, studies and other written materials;
  5. Consult effectively with the senior leadership team to develop solutions to complex organizational and people management issues;
  6. Exercise sound, expert independent judgment within policy guidelines;
  7. Exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive, complex and confidential personnel issues and employee situations;
  8. Influence work group processes to build commitment to program principles and goals and ensure a cohesive and collaborative staff team
  9. Translate theory and principles into workplace systems that ensure daily practice is aligned with theory/principles.
  10. Knowledge of the strengths-based recovery model for people with a mental illness.
  11. Knowledge of the bio-psychosocial addictions model, including the transtheoretical model of change, harm reduction, motivational interviewing and relapse prevention and intervention strategies.
  12. Detailed knowledge mental health diagnoses, medications, treatment and support resources
  13. An understanding of best practices associated with operating a supportive housing program and harm reduction practices.
  14. Knowledge of Indigenous community and health resources.
  15. Basic sound knowledge of relevant physical health issues (e.g. HIV and Hepatitis C), including diagnoses, treatment and support resources.
  16. Create and construct effective relationships with the neighbourhood to ensure the project is maximally integrated into the community.
  17. Knowledge of the housing continuum, including market, subsidized and supported housing systems, including different program models.
  18. Demonstrates understanding of oppression and marginalization, specifically as related to women (trans and cis), sex workers, and Indigenous people and people living with a mental health and/or substance use issues.