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Bilingual Senior Administrator, Innovation Programs (Anywhere in Canada)

Job Requisition ID: 7931  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): CBC 

Starting Base Salary: 49528.17 

Position Status: Permanent Full Time 

Travel Requirement: Limited 

Office Location: Ottawa (ON); Calgary (AB); Halifax (NS); Montreal (QC); Toronto (ON); Vancouver (BC)


Help make a difference for Canadians. CMHC’s aspiration is that by 2030, everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and that meets their needs. All of our programs and activities support this singular goal.

Join our Strategy Team, where we accelerate housing affordability through evidence-based policy, research, and disruptive innovation.  The Innovation Program execution team is responsible for the operation and continuous improvement of the housing programs that fall under the Innovation and Partnerships division - the Housing Supply Challenge, Solutions Labs, and the Demonstrations Initiative. This suite of Programs is at the core of our division and have a lot of important impact in the housing space, removing barriers to housing supply, convening teams to collaboratively tackle important problems, and showcasing innovative solutions to normalize, promote, and potentially scale successful work. 


The role of the Sr. Administrator involves supporting program operations to ensure they are meeting the desired outcomes. It involves integrating with PTP processes, knowledge of CRM, managing transactional PR & PO processes, and assisting with the critical functional and financial operations of the programs. The Sr. Administrator will also interact with program applicants and liaise with business stakeholders.  
All the program files will need support in handling, intaking, and evaluating program applicants, supporting the successful teams, managing contracts and contribution agreements, and ensuring contractual obligations are met. There will also be opportunities to dive into challenge creation, engage with stakeholders across the housing ecosystem to ensure that the programs are making a significant difference, contribute to program redesign/ improvement, and get creative with how we solve problems. 



  • Support to the overall innovation program execution.
  • Lead, support and maintain transactional PR & PO processes.
  • Execute payment processes, account reconciliation, tracking and reporting.
  • Lead, support and execute transactional and reporting activities in CRM, PTP and financial systems.
  • Assist with SharePoint file management.
  • Support program evaluation processes (2023).
  • Communicate with program applicants and external evaluators, as required.
  • Liaise with business stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications: 
Post-secondary education in Business Administration, related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Minimum of one year of experience in innovation and policies.
Basic knowledge and understanding of housing programs, policies, and issues.
Understanding and experience with procurement procedures and policies.
Experience working in corporate financial systems, CRM, PTP or other similar systems.
Sound analytic, reporting and technical skills.
Ability to work independently.
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel).


Posting closing date: Note, the competition may remain active until filled



On June 14, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that as of June 20, 2022, it will suspend vaccination requirements for federal government employees.  This decision followed a review of the current public health situation, including the evolution of the virus and vaccination rates in Canada. As a result, and consistent with the Government of Canada decision, CMHC has suspended its Vaccination Policy, effective June 20, 2022.  


As a result, at this time, CMHC does not require employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.  CMHC will continue to monitor the public health situation and may at any time make adjustments and adopt or reintroduce measures, including mandatory vaccination, attestation and verification requirements. Any such vaccination measures, as updated from time to time, shall form a term and condition of your employment at CMHC.


CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our aspiration.


We are committed to employment equity and actively encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.


We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.