CEO - New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®
New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®
Location: New Orleans
Type: Full Time
The New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® is looking for a dynamic, visionary leader as their new Chief Executive Officer. This ideal candidate is a high performing, proactive leader who can implement innovative ideas and manage change effectively. Candidates should have a track record of team building, collaboration and the ability to interact with a wide variety of individuals. This position requires a broad understanding of how to work with a volunteer board of directors and officers who change annually as well as the nuances of working with and without direction and making things happen. This is a great opportunity for someone to revitalize this 6,500+-member association.
Full position details include:
The chief staff executive, with the senior management team, is responsible for all administration and management of the association. The chief staff executive is able to identify and articulate trends and their impact on business and industry and positions the organization to meet member needs. The chief staff executive reports to the respective boards of directors of the New Orleans Metropolitan Association REALTORS® and the Gulf South Real Estate Information Network.
Governance of Association Structures and Organization Operations
Collaborates with volunteer leaders (Boards of Directors) to determine the organization’s vision.
Develops and implements programs and events in line with the strategic vision.
Develops policies and procedures based on association competencies and goals and ensure sufficient flexibility to allow for creativity and responsiveness. Is the decision-making authority for all operational procedures.
Ensures that governing documents and policies are flexible enough to allow the association to creatively respond to changing market conditions.
Is ex-officio, non-voting member of the executive committee and the boards of directors, all committees, task forces or work groups.
Physical and Financial Resources
Maintains an office with up-to-date technology and equipment.
Ensures strong financial position and revenue sources to operate the association at optimum levels with suitable funding available to act quickly on opportunities, threats, and new initiatives.
Develops a comprehensive budget based on strategic outcomes with volunteer leader 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.
Is responsible 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 nationally competitive.
Ensures that leadership oriented professional development opportunities are funding by the association for all 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.
Develops and maintains a sophisticated new member recruitment and retention program with targeted orientation methods.
Actively creates outreach to specific targeted real estate groups, potential allied industries, and culturally and ethnically diverse groups.
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.
Develops, offers, and promotes access to required and optional education programs based on analysis of current needs and future trends.
Develops and offers innovative marketing tools, and other services based on analysis of current and future trends.
Identifies and implements new strategic initiatives based on member needs and ongoing trends analysis.
Positions networking and social opportunities to enhance members’ career success and future needs.
Internal and External Relations
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 initiatives 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.
Forges effective relationships with local government leaders and legislators, service providers, vendors, consultants, contractors; influential and market-share members/industry leaders, and allied real estate groups, media and community groups, and other groups as appropriate.
Analyzes, addresses, and impacts legal and regulatory issues and proactively frames the regulatory environment.
Displays a high level of political action skills, including 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 partnership with state and/or national associations.
Preferred qualifications include:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field
Six to eight years of previous association or non-profit leadership role