ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

Wigwamen Incorporated is Ontario’s oldest and largest urban Indigenous housing provider. We’re a charitable and non-profit organization in operation since 1972, and the winner of the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association’s Award for Excellence in 2016. Our non-profit housing portfolio currently includes 800 units in the City of Toronto, and a further 41 units in the City of Ottawa.

In addition to the units that Wigwamen currently owns and operates, a total of a further 114 units are currently under construction, working their way through planning approvals, or contemplated in the near future.

Wigwamen is also a partner referral agency with several other affordable housing projects, referring qualified Indigenous households to those non-profits, and acts as an administrator for a number of rent allowances for the Indigenous community living in private market rental housing.

To support our continuing growth, we’re seeking an experienced, skilled, and highly motivated Assistant General Manager to help with the day-to-day business affairs of the corporation, in accordance with the company’s mission and policies.

Responsibilities:

As delegated by the General Manager, the Assistant General Manager must be capable of progressively assuming responsibility for the following:

  • Government, community, and tenant relations
  • Human resources management, including policy development and implementation, hiring, and supervision of program and other staff
  • Preparation of funding proposals, and oversight of funding agreements and budgets
  • Report-writing for the General Manager, the Board of Directors, or funders, as required
  • Oversight of portfolio maintenance
  • Oversight of the financial management of the corporation
  • Taking a lead role with new developments and projects
  • Acting as a positive role model in the community


The preferred candidate will have:

  • A minimum five years’ experience with progressive responsibilities in a management or supervisory role, preferably in the non-profit housing sector
  • A comprehensive understanding of the non-profit housing sector, housing issues and related legislation
  • A university or college degree in a related field
  • Demonstrated financial management and personnel administration abilities
  • A record of building and maintaining relationships with community partners and funders
  • A demonstrated record of providing leadership and motivating others, organizing work schedules, providing effective supervision, and developing policies and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal communication, report writing and facilitation skills
  • An understanding of the importance of respecting client confidentiality
  • A record of sound executive judgement and decision making
  • Computer competency, including Word, Excel, e-mail, and other applications


This is a full-time, salaried position with a comprehensive benefits package.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Wigwamen Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise us in advance to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.