Career Opportunities

As the governing body for Alberta’s real estate brokerage, mortgage brokerage, property management, and real estate appraisal professionals, 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.

Read more about how RECA operates and how we’re organized.

Current Opportunities


Are you a strategic thinker? Are you looking for an opportunity to enhance your career in policy development, planning and project management? Do you have risk management expertise? Do you want a role that will allow you to serve the public interest in a fast-moving, constantly evolving industry? If yes, this might be the career opportunity for you.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is looking for an individual to fill the new, exciting role of Policy, Project & Planning Manager. The successful candidate will serve as a key contributor to RECA’s leadership team by developing policy, planning and managing projects in support of RECA’s public protection mandate. This individual will also help develop, implement and manage RECA’s risk management strategy.

This permanent, full-time employment opportunity offers competitive compensation with a comprehensive benefits package, 3 weeks’ vacation, a health care spending account, and an employer matching RRSP plan.

Role & responsibilities

  • develops, plans and manages projects in accordance with strategic objectives
  • assists in developing, implementing, and monitoring strategic and business plans
  • manages, researches, develops, supports and advises on policy and standards
  • prepares annual budgets for projects, initiatives, and policy development
  • assists in developing a risk management strategy and implements, manages and monitors the risk management program
  • assists in developing a performance management framework
  • gives process requirements advice, makes process decisions and recommendations based on in-depth policy knowledge
  • identifies, monitors, and reviews significant trends, gaps, and changes
  • develops and maintains strong day-to-day working relationships with stakeholder organizations
  • serves as key contact for industry and consumer events
  • seeks out opportunities to enhance RECA’s brand and explores partnership opportunities with key industry stakeholders
  • responsible for coordination of and attendance at industry and consumer events that fulfill RECA’s strategic objectives
  • prepares briefs and other materials to support meetings with government officials
  • liaises regularly and effectively with counterparts at regulatory and stakeholder organizations

Skills & qualifications

  • at least 7 years of project management and policy development experience working in a policy, government or regulator role
  • experience providing strategic advice and recommendations
  • strong research, analytical, problem-solving, and relationship building skills with the ability to influence stakeholders to achieve objectives
  • strong numeracy skills and a proven track record in data analysis
  • advanced report writing, outstanding presentation, and project management skills
  • a team player with a proven track record of developing relationships and working effectively with varied stakeholders to achieve objectives
  • knowledge and experience in the industries RECA regulates is an asset
  • a university degree in public policy, business administration, economics, law, political science, or related field
  • a Project Management Professional (PMP) designation 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 by July 26, 2019. Please include “Policy, Project & Planning 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.

About us

RECA is an independent, progressive, and innovative non-government organization, and is the standards-setting governing body for real estate brokers, mortgage brokers, property managers, and real estate appraisal professionals in Alberta. RECA’s mandate is to protect consumers and provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry professionals.


The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is seeking public members for the Residential Real Estate Advisory Committee, the Commercial Real Estate Advisory Committee, and the Real Estate Appraisal Advisory Committee.

RECA’s mandate is to protect consumers, and provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry professionals.

RECA’s five industry sector advisory committees provide a direct line to industry professionals and help maintain cooperation, communication and an exchange of information between RECA and the industry sector.

The committees also identify and advise council on trends and issues affecting the industry and consumers within the industry sector. Public members of these advisory committees have an important role to play in bringing the consumer perspective to the table.

The individual qualities, knowledge, skills, and experiences that would be an asset for a public member on the committees include:

•       communication, issue analysis, collaboration, and group decision-making

•       independence,  objectivity, sound judgment, and personal integrity

•       experience on regulatory bodies or quasi-judicial tribunals

•       commitment to RECA’s mandate to promote the integrity of the real estate industry and protect consumers

This position cannot be filled by an industry professional.

If you are interested in enhancing consumer protection while contributing to the success of Alberta’s residential, commercial, or appraisal real estate sectors, please forward a letter of introduction and resume no later than Friday, May 24, 2019 to:

Rina Hawkins, Executive Assistant
Real Estate Council of Alberta
Suite 202, 1506 – 11 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T3C 0M9
E-mail: rhawkins@reca.ca

Please note an expression of interest does not guarantee an interview or committee position.


The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is currently seeking a licensed real estate broker (broker, associate broker or associate) who is active in property management for appointment to Council. The current appointment of property manager, Christine Zwozdesky, expires on October 31, 2019 and she is not eligible for re-appointment.

This appointment commences November 1, 2019 and expires October 31, 2022.

If you are a committed leader and an authorized real estate industry member active in property management with enthusiastic support for self-regulation and a genuine interest in RECA’s role and the professionals it regulates, please forward a letter of introduction, Recommendation Form and resume of related experience prior to 4:00 p.m. (MDT) on June 10, 2019 to:

Rina Hawkins, Executive Assistant
Real Estate Council of Alberta
Suite 202, 1506 11 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta
T3C 0M9
E-mail: rhawkins@reca.ca

Review the full details of this Council Member Opportunity.

Please note that an expression of interest does not guarantee a position on Council.


The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is currently seeking a real estate appraiser for appointment to Council. The current appointment of real estate appraiser, Robert Telford, expires on October 31, 2019, and he is eligible for re-appointment.

The real estate appraiser appointment to Council can be either a licensed appraiser or candidate. This appointment commences November 1, 2019 and expires October 31, 2022.

If you are a committed leader and real estate appraiser with enthusiastic support for self-regulation and a genuine interest in RECA’s role and the professionals it regulates, please forward a letter of introduction, Recommendation Form and resume of related experience prior to 4:00 p.m. (MDT) on June 10, 2019 to:

Rina Hawkins, Executive Assistant
Real Estate Council of Alberta
Suite 202, 1506 11 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta
T3C 0M9
E-mail: rhawkins@reca.ca

Review the full details of this Council Member Opportunity.

Please note that an expression of interest does not guarantee a position on Council.