Career Opportunities

As the governing body for Alberta’s residential real estate, commercial real estate, property management, condominium management, and mortgage brokerage licensees, the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is committed to the public interest by promoting the integrity of the industry and protecting consumers. Our dedicated staff team leverage their education and experience to support this mandate, and the RECA Strategic Plan.

 

Why you should join our team?

At all levels of our organization we strive to support our mandate to protect the public of Alberta. Along with meaningful work tied to a progressive strategic plan, RECA offers a variety of perks and benefits for our employees. Please note that perks and benefits are based on the nature of the position. Further detail is provided through the recruitment process. Perks and benefits include:

  • Competitive compensation with comprehensive benefits package based on position
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) with specified contribution matching based on the position
  • Employee years of service recognition
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Office space in our brand new building on the periphery of downtown with nearby amenities that include walking paths, restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, fitness facilities, and more
  • RECA’s office is a five minute walk from the Sunalta C-Train station with multiple paid parking lots in the surrounding area
  • Heated underground parking can be purchased at a discounted rate, with applicable taxable benefit applied, subject to availability
  • Office space and staff spaces that are functional and designed with employee comfort and safety in mind.  Amenities include but are not limited to ergonomic work stations including sit/standing desks, LED lighting, a Staff Café, secure office access, treadmill desk, and quiet room
  • Access to the latest audiovisual technology in meeting rooms for video conferencing and presentations
  • A strong organizational culture that includes an active social committee
  • A commitment to work-life flow for our employees including a standard 37.5 hour work week

If you are interested in using your skills to support our progressive non-profit organization please see our career opportunities below. We thank all applicants for their interest. We will contact only those individuals we are considering for interviews.

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As the governing body for Alberta’s real estate brokerage, property management, condominium management, and mortgage brokerage licensees, the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is committed to the public interest by promoting the integrity and regulation of the industry and protecting consumers. Our dedicated staff team leverage their education and experience to support this mandate and the RECA Strategic Plan. An opportunity now exists to lead this dynamic regulator.

Reporting to the Board, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) provides leadership in the establishment and implementation of the mandate, principles, and values of the regulator. They provide leadership in setting and implementing annual strategic goals, objectives, and priorities. The CEO provides information, advice, and support to enable sound decision-making by the Board. They are responsible for the day-to-day operations, ensuring prudent stewardship of human and financial resources, and promoting organizational integrity. The CEO acts as a key spokesperson for the regulator, promoting a positive image to external groups and the media.

The ideal candidate is a strategic and visionary leader with a proven record of instilling organizational excellence and strong relationships in organizations with comparable scale, scope, and complexity. Their experience has been gained through a minimum of 10 years in a senior leadership role in a professional or occupational regulatory body or within a regulated industry sector. They are a highly skilled communicator, credible in front of any audience, with the maturity, presence, and political acumen to develop cooperation and collaboration across a diverse group of stakeholders. The CEO will bring a strong understanding of board governance as they work closely with the Board, Board Chair, and Industry Councils.

The successful candidate will have a university degree in a related field of study, such as law, accounting, commerce, business administration, or a post secondary education relevant to the industry sectors regulated by RECA.

To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to opportunities@boyden.com  and state the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.


The opportunity

Are you a designated accounting professional with experience conducting external audits? Do you have experience in Alberta’s real estate, mortgage brokerage, property management or condominium management industries and want to put your accounting skills to work? Can you effectively manage a dedicated team of professionals? Do you want to help build the industry’s reputation and protect the public? If so, this may be the right opportunity for you.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is looking for an individual to fill the role of Trust Assurance and Practice Review Manager. The Trust Assurance and Practice Review Manager encourages professional excellence and legislative compliance through proactive field audits that educate and assist real estate, mortgage, property management, and condominium management brokers.

This permanent, full-time employment opportunity offers competitive compensation with a comprehensive benefits package, 4 weeks’ vacation, a health care spending account, and an employer matching RRSP plan.

Role & responsibilities

  • maintains the practice review program and procedures to promote excellence in self-regulation, foster individual responsibility and accountability of licensees, and carry out the vision and objectives of RECA and its Industry Councils
  • identifies non-compliances with the Real Estate Act and Rules
  • knowledgeable of current law trends and practices to ensure the highest level of competency, skills, and experience regarding audit practices and techniques
  • understands the business practices and obligations of real estate, property management, condominium management, and mortgage brokerage professionals
  • sets priorities based on the risk to public interest taking into consideration RECA’s vision and objectives
  • provides advice and performance improvement solutions to brokers
  • provides feedback and training on an on-going basis to foster development and growth of staff
  • collaborates with other RECA units regarding practice review matters, including the practices and obligations of real estate, property management, condominium management, and mortgage brokerage professionals and the technology systems they use
  • liaises with industry organizations to advance the vision and objectives of RECA, including the facilitation of presentations and seminars
  • provides testimony on behalf of the Registrar at RECA’s Industry Councils, administrative tribunals, and other legal proceedings
  • makes recommendations to improve or update legislation or RECA policies and procedures
  • tracks queries and identifies information that may suggest a risk to the public interest

Skills & qualifications

  • a university degree in a field of study related to accounting or the licensing and regulation of professions or post-secondary education relevant to the industry sectors regulated by RECA
  • a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)designation
  • a minimum of 10 years of audit or relevant accounting experience
  • a team player with a proven track record of developing relationships and working effectively with varied stakeholders to achieve objectives
  • 5 years of experience in the supervision of regulatory audits is considered an asset
  • management experience in a professional or regulatory agency is an asset

How to apply

If you think this is the job for you, please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Human Resources at: hr@reca.ca. This posting will close when a suitable candidate is found. Please include “Trust Assurance and Practice Review Manager” in the subject line of your email. We thank all applicants for their interest. We will only contact those individuals we are considering for interviews. We may consider your application for other job openings at RECA.