Manager, Land Portfolio (Economic Development & Housing)

Manager, Land Portfolio (Economic Development & Housing)
Region of Waterloo
Post Date: July 16, 2021
Apply Before: August 5, 2021

Job Description

Manager, Land Portfolio (Economic Development & Housing)

If you’re a business leader whose knowledge base ranges from economic development and affordable housing to urban design best practices, this full-time position with the Region of Waterloo would be an exciting and rewarding career opportunity.

As Manager, Land Portfolio (Economic Development & Housing), you’ll lead a cross-divisional team, in collaboration with the Community Services Division and Housing Division, to develop and implement Council’s affordable housing investment strategy. Managing a portfolio of Region-owned lands, you’ll use funding to invest in, and ready sites to maximize returns as well as further strategic goals.


To assume the role of Manager, Land Portfolio (Economic Development & Housing), you will have the following profile:

  • Knowledge of economic development considerations, detailed planning processes, development standards and practices, and strategic land development, normally acquired through a degree in a related field (e.g., business administration, economic development, planning), plus progressively responsible related experience.
  • Knowledge of, and skills in, urban design criteria and best practices.
  • Knowledge of, and ability to comply with, policies, procedures, and legislation associated with planning, municipal land disposition processes, appraisal and land transfer processes.
  • Knowledge of financial modelling approaches to support the development of proformas and business plans.
  • Ability to conduct cost/benefit and return-on-investment analyses.
  • Research, analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and continuous improvement skills to classify and organize work; select and coordinate staff to achieve goals; analyze and assess program compliance with policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and legislation; develop program plans, procedures, policies, and frameworks; analyze data and make property recommendations; and take a broad view of issues, events, and activities, and their long-term impacts/implications.
  • Leadership, human relations, communication, negotiation, and political acuity to manage, develop, motivate, and support staff; develop agreements with area municipalities and other stakeholders; conduct presentations and promote concepts and programs to government committees and the media; provide advice and recommendations on controversial and complex initiatives/projects; build and maintain partnerships with stakeholders; respond to media inquiries; and participate as an effective team member.
  • Ability to read and interpret legislation, reports, publications, journals, and research papers; write, compile, and summarize data and research; and prepare technical/administrative reports, articles, policies, procedures, correspondence, specifications and standards.
  • Computer skills, with the ability to use software such as Microsoft Office and program-related databases.
  • Ability to travel within and outside Waterloo Region.
  • Ability to adjust schedule to attend evening/weekend meetings and respond to issues.
  • Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.

NOTE: Must provide an acceptable Police Information Check (Level 2) for bondability.

Serving, engaging and inspiring current and future generations

Committed to fostering opportunities for current and future generations, the Region of Waterloo is an inclusive, thriving and sustainable region of connected rural and urban communities with global reach. Our mission is to serve, engage and inspire, by delivering quality services to a diverse population of 560,000+, while creating a healthy, collaborative environment of learning, respect and innovation. This is a place where employees are valued and recognized for their talents and contributions to our success.

In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we have a strong focus on health and wellness, including fitness facilities and family-focused benefits.

Please visit our website, at, for a detailed description of this position as Manager, Land Portfolio (Economic Development & Housing) (competition #2021-1867), and to apply online before 11:59 p.m., Thursday, August 5, 2021.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview. We will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

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