The Association Executive (AE) is responsible for administration of the REALTOR® association. The association is member-focused, and the AE should know the basic activities of its REALTOR® members and where to find information important to members’ daily business. The AE will work closely with volunteers and elected leadership on the management of the organization, and the Board of Directors will have broad decision-making authority. The AE is the leader and spokesperson for the association. He/ she is visionary, identifies and articulates trends and their impact on business and industry, and recommends actions.
Governance of Association Structures and Organizational Operations
Works with volunteers on the day-to-day administration of the
Provides administrative assistance to volunteers in the day-to-day operations of the organization.
Administers basic functions of the association as determined by the Board of Directors. Implements and maintains policies and procedures that are in place for operations, financial management, budgeting and record-keeping as drafted and recommended by other organizations (national and state associations, ASAE, ).
Assists with committee administration on an as-needed
Ensures that governing documents and policies are based on industry models to execute effective administration of the
Develops, and recommends to the board, specific objectives and time frames for implementation of the board’s strategic
Physical and Financial Resources
Maintains a dedicated office location with sophisticated office equipment and technological resources for trends, analysis, research, etc.
Ensures strong financial position and revenue sources to operate the association at optimum and future levels with suitable funding available to act quickly on opportunities, threats, and new initiatives.
Develops a comprehensive budget based on strategic outcomes with volunteer approval.
Ensures that financial reserves are maintained and a solid investment policy is in place with available funds for programmatic functions and program/project development (i.e. legal, technology, building, etc.).
Is responsible, with the senior management team, for administration and management of the association. Is a visionary leader that can spot trends and their impact on the industry. Plays a proactive role in analyzing, addressing, and impacting legal and regulatory issues. Develops and manages a high level of political- action activities, including special fundraising efforts and candidate development.
Ensures staff compensation is regionally competitive.
Ensures that leadership-oriented professional development opportunities that enhance leadership skills and knowledge of industry issues and trends are funded by the association for all staff levels.
Is responsible for all administration and management of the association with a focus on developing visionary skills; develops staff positions based on envisioned real estate industry needs; can act as a spokesperson with added focus on community and real estate industry issues.
Maintains targeted internal and external communications systems and delivery vehicles focused on enhancing current knowledge and discussion of future trends.
Provides support to volunteers in their new-member recruitment and retention programs and provides new-member orientation programs based on programs at the state and national REALTOR® associations.
Provides leadership in professional standards enforcement and certification efforts; provides service to other REALTOR® organizations via co-op enforcement agreements; fosters industry-wide ethical standards with other allied real estate groups affecting members' businesses.
Offers required education programs based on review of current needs.
Is knowledgeable about various marketing services and provides access to related services and business tools developed by others.
Works with volunteer committees and staff to identify and analyze trends from which member service decisions are made and industry issue initiatives are implemented.
Plans and manages, with volunteers, networking and social opportunities to enhance members' career success and future needs.
Internal and External Relations
Administers day-to-day operations with clerical support and outside resources, if necessary; develops and maintains positive working relationships with association staff.
Serves as a visionary leader of the association; delegates day-to-day operations to other staff. Develops and maintains an environment in which senior staff takes initiative and are able to make management decisions.
Works with leadership to recruit, develop and nurture volunteer leaders according to a comprehensive leadership development plan; maintains an organizational culture that builds strong partnerships between staff and volunteers.
Actively participates in affecting positive and collaborative relationships with local, state and national associations and maintains a leadership role in state and national meetings.
Works with a CPA firm and an attorney to support association operations and network with counterparts in other REALTOR® associations.
Forges effective and synergistic relationships, along with volunteer leaders, with local government leaders and legislators; service providers, vendors, consultants, contractors; influential and market-share members/industry leaders, allied real estate groups who view the AE and the association as resources and industry leaders; media and community groups; allied real estate organizations and culturally diverse groups, with an eye on building and leading political and business coalitions; other advocacy groups.
Ensures that leading brokers view the association, the volunteer leadership and the chief staff executive as valued resources and industry leaders.
Analyzes, addresses, and impacts legal and regulatory issues and proactively frames the regulatory environment.
Displays a high level of political-action skills, including skills in special fundraising efforts, member mobilization efforts and candidate development.
Maintains a politically aware organizational culture.
Positions the association as a recognized leader in governmental advocacy in the local community and in partnership with the state and/or national associations.
Accredited 4-year college degree.
Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and personal values consistent with the Association’s mission.
Minimum five-years experience at a comparable organization with direct supervision of staff.
REALTORS® Association Experience preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Along with a highly competitive pay structure, the Central Carolina REALTORS® Association provides exceptional benefits which includes health, dental, and group life insurance, vacation, sick days, and holidays. A competitive retirement savings program is also available to employees.
The National Association of REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing over 1.1 million members, including NAR’s institutes, societies and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.