Executive Officer - Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS
Strategic Association Management
Type: Full Time
The Iowa City Area Association of Realtors is searching for a dynamic and inspiring leader, who communicates well and will strive to think outside the box, as they lead the progressive association through rapids times of industry change. Networking and collaboration skills are a must.
The chief staff executive officer (AE) is responsible for all administration and management of the association, based on member needs, with some focus on community and real estate industry issues. The AE manages the organization with parameters set by the volunteers and based on volunteers’ determination of the future direction of the organization.
Internal and External Relations
Manages key programs and delegates management functions to other members of management and clerical functions to support staff.
Helps identify and recruit volunteer leaders; works with volunteer leaders to forge strong partnerships.
Collaborates with local, state and national associations; participates in state and national meetings.
Works with a CPA firm and an attorney to support association operations and alert leadership to new and emerging issues.
Participates with volunteer leaders in effective and synergistic relationships with local government leaders and legislators; service providers, vendors, consultants and contractors; influential and market-share members/industry leaders and allied real estate groups; media and community groups.
Ensures that the association, the volunteer leadership and the AE are valued resources to leading brokers.
Impacts legal and regulatory issues.
Develops and implements special political-action fundraising efforts and grassroots mobilization efforts.
Implements political awareness and fundraising plans developed in collaboration with volunteer leadership and staff.
Provides effective government advocacy to further the association’s mission, either directly or as an active participant with other levels of the REALTOR® family
Governance of Association Structures and Organizational Operations
Implements programs and events as directed by volunteers. Creates and manages the internal organization of the association.
Works with volunteers on the development and implementation of the strategic vision as developed by the board.
Manages the operations of the organization based on the parameters set by the Board
of Directors. Prepares policies and procedures based on models from other organizations.
Provides administrative support to association committees.
Updates governing documents and policies on a routine basis, to match the association’s mission and manage goals
Has a comprehensive knowledge of office management skills and is able to delegate or outsource as necessary. Has a clear understanding of legal and regulatory issues and is able to impact the development of these policies. Can develop and implement political fundraising efforts
Ensures staff compensation is regionally competitive.
Ensures that professional development opportunities focusing on supervisory skills are funded by the association.
Is responsible for all administration and management of the association, based on member needs; can act as an association spokesperson.
Maintains targeted internal and external communications systems and delivery vehicles focused on current industry information.
Manages new-member recruitment and retention programs with volunteer participation, including one orientation model for all. Develops orientation materials and programs with supporting materials from other sources.
Provides strong skills in professional standards enforcement and is a certified professional standards administrator; participates in services via co-op enforcement agreement.
Offers or provides access to required and optional education programs (may outsource when necessary).
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.
Physical and Financial Resources
Maintains a dedicated office location with up-to-date office equipment that is analyzed or updated on a routine basis.
Ensures reliable revenue sources to operate the association at optimum and future levels, with research and development funds in place for new initiatives.
Develops a comprehensive budget with volunteer input and approval.
Ensures that sufficient financial reserves are maintained.
This position requires travel to state and national conferences, a market competitive salary, health, dental, short term disability, a 401(k), paid time off and relocation as necessary.
Iowa City is continually ranked among the top 100 livable communities for quality of life, which includes access to health care, arts and culture, and outdoor recreation. Iowa City has big city amenities with a small-town feel. The strong sense of community is only enhanced by the many great restaurants and popular local breweries. The area's school system consistently receives high national rankings, and the University of Iowa offers plenty of opportunities for college sporting events as well as quality education.