Director of Housing


Lac Seul First Nation is seeking a Director of Housing at the Ke-nawind Housing Development Authority office to serve Lac Seul First Nation. The Director of Housing will report directly and work closely with the Executive Director and will be an integral part of the management team and will be responsible for providing management to Ke-nawind Housing in accordance with goals and objectives of the LSFN Chief and Council as well as coordinate various programs associated to the housing department within Lac Seul First Nation.  The Director of Housing is responsible for implementing the Council’s community strategic plans and ensuring that programs and services are effectively delivered, program planning, provide leadership to the Ke-nawind Housing Department, reporting is completed in a timely manner and provide Human Resources Management within the Ke-nawind Housing Department.

Primary duties and responsibilities

  • Ensure the preparation and monitoring of the annual operating budget and financial statements in accordance with the General Accepted Accounting Principles and in accordance to Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation
  • Manage Ke-nawind Housing Development Authority staff
  • Ensure rental agreements are signed and up-to-date
  • Manage the maintenance and upkeep of all first nation rental units
  • Implement and administer housing related policies and procedures
  • Meet the reasonable needs of tenants, ensuring that tenants comply with first nation housing policies and procedures, annual housing inspections
  • Ensure the collection of rent and arrears
  • Counsel and advocate for tenants
  • Coordinate the housing and maintenance related training for staff tenants and leadership
  • Communicate with stakeholders, governments, financial agencies, other first nations and organizations relating to housing issues and concerns
  • Act as a housing advisor to the leadership and governance bodies


  • A minimum of two years of experience in a similar role
  • Extensive knowledge of the Landlord and Tenant Act
  • Post-Secondary education preferred and/or a combination of education and experience that ensures similar skill level
  • Extensive knowledge of federal and provincial funding agencies
  • Familiar with Technical Knowledge, planning, Financial, Organization, preparations of applications for various housing programs, proposals, bids
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as Interpersonal
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s license
  • Occupational Health & Safety skills certification, WHIMIS and First Aid Training
  • Fluency in Ojibway is a definite asset


Lac Seul, Ontario


August 2018


The salary range for this position is $54, 236.00 – $74,620.00 to per year based on experience and education.

Please submit a letter of application along with a resume and written permission for LSFN Human Resources to contact three employment references.  LSFN requires Criminal Reference Checks from those offered positions.   Please mail, fax or email application to:

Lac Seul First Nation
P.O. Box 100, Lac Seul Ontario P0V 1X0
Attention:  Human Resources Department
Fax:  (807) 582-3585
Email:  c/o

Deadline for applications is Friday, June 22, 2018 by 4:00 p.m. 

We thank all applicants in advance, only those being offered an interview will be contacted