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, and participation in the Calgary Corporate Challenge
  • 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 here.

Current Opportunities


The opportunity

Do you have administrative experience in the legal profession? Do you have excellent attention to detail and time management skills? Do you want to help ensure greater protection for consumers in Alberta’s real estate industry? If so, this may be the career opportunity for you.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is the independent governing authority for Alberta’s real estate brokerage, mortgage brokerage, property management, and real estate appraisal professionals. RECA is committed to the public interest by protecting consumers and promoting the integrity of the industry. RECA’s disciplinary processes carried out by the Professional Conduct Proceedings Unit are one way in which RECA serves the best interests of industry and consumers.

RECA is seeking a skilled administrative professional who is detail-oriented, a multi-tasker, and a team player. Reporting to the Professional Conduct Proceedings Manager, this job provides support to the unit and performs administrative functions to ensure the unit achieves its goals and objectives.

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

  • opens, updates, and closes files in the case management software and prepares regular statistics for reporting
  • assigns files to legal counsel on Manager’s instructions
  • prepares and coordinates delivery of file disclosure and serves conduct documents
  • drafts correspondence and prepares case summaries
  • supports legal counsel by serving summons, printing briefs or exhibit binders, calculating conduct money amounts, obtaining hearing dates, and completing process documents
  • coordinates external transcription services and organizes transcripts into files once received
  • receives, processes, and coordinates publication of all disciplinary actions
  • maintains  database of all sanctions as they are issued
  • edits and submits administrative penalties, panel decisions,  and actions to various websites, and legal or regulatory databases
  • receives and processes invoices for unit disbursements

Skills & qualifications

  • high school diploma or GED is required with a preference for post-secondary education in administration or a related field
  • 2 or more years of experience working directly with lawyers in a law office or legal department, in a regulatory tribunal, or as an administrator in an office that conducts complex procedures
  • a paralegal degree or diploma or equivalent is preferred
  • proficient using MS Office Suite and case management software (Prolaw, Case Notebook)
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • excellent attention to detail
  • maintains solicitor/client privilege

How to apply

If you think this is the job for you, please email your cover letter and resume to Human Resources at hr@reca.ca. The application deadline is January 30, 2019. Please include “Professional Conduct Proceedings Administrator” in the subject line of your email. We thank all applicants for their interest. We will contact only those individuals we are considering for interviews. We may also 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. As the governing body, we are guided by our commitment to integrity, professionalism, mutual respect, transparency, collaboration, and communication. Check us out at www.reca.ca.


The opportunity

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.

RECA is seeking a senior legal professional to join our leadership team as our General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, this job is responsible for the effective management of the General Counsel unit, consisting of two lawyers and a legal administrator. The successful candidate will have expertise in privacy law, corporate litigation, risk mitigation, self-regulation, governance, and policy affairs.

Role & responsibilities

  • partners with the leadership team to provide strategic counsel on business and operational matters
  • provides advice on corporate legal matters and manages corporate litigation
  • acts as Corporate Secretary and advises on governance matters to the Executive Director, Council, and Governance Committee
  • oversees hearing and appeal panel administration
  • advises on legislative and regulatory policies, managing compliance matters, and supervising outside legal services
  • acts as a resource to the Council and Executive Director, Hearings Committee, and other RECA committees and business units
  • acts as Administrator for the Real Estate Assurance Fund and as Privacy Officer under Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act

Skills & qualifications

  • 10+ years of senior legal experience in an in-house corporate or regulatory legal department
  • thorough understanding of self-regulatory organizations, corporate governance, professional regulatory matters, administrative law, and privacy law
  • sound judgment
  • strong problem-solving, analytical, and decision-making skills
  • technical, professional, and strategic expertise
  • exceptional communication, interpersonal, negotiation, and supervisory skills
  • demonstrated ability to advise and interact with leadership, while working collaboratively and strategically across all units
  • familiarity with Alberta’s Real Estate Act, Rules, Regulations, and Bylaws is preferred
  • experience with case management systems, employment law, and/or civil procedures would be considered an asset

How to apply

If this senior leadership opportunity sounds challenging and exciting, please email your cover letter and resume to Human Resources at hr@reca.ca. The application deadline is January 22, 2019. Please include “General Counsel & Corporate Secretary” in the subject line of your email. We thank all applicants for their interest. We will contact only those individuals we are considering for interviews. We may also 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 brokerage, mortgage brokerage, property management, 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. As the governing body, we are guided by our commitment to integrity, professionalism, mutual respect, transparency, collaboration and communication. Check us out at www.reca.ca.


The opportunity

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.

RECA is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced human resources generalist who is committed to professionalism, teamwork, and client service. Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, this job is dedicated to developing and delivering HR programs, processes, and initiatives necessary to support our organization’s strategic plan. Areas of focus include workforce planning, talent management, employee relations, metrics, health, wellness, and safety.

RECA has a dynamic team environment that supports collaboration and innovation. This full-time, 12-month term opportunity offers a competitive rewards package including group benefits and 3 weeks’ vacation.

Role & responsibilities

  • partners with client groups to develop recruitment strategies and leads full-cycle recruitment activities
  • drafts job descriptions and performs job analyses using the Korn Ferry/Hay Group job evaluation methodology
  • helps develop, implement, and maintain HR programs, policies, procedures, and training that support the organization’s strategic HR goals
  • leads the development, implementation, and maintenance of the organization’s health and safety program, including the joint health and safety committee
  • coaches and advises supervisors on employee relations, interpreting applicable legislation, company policies, and professional practice standards
  • helps to plan, coordinate, and communicate ongoing HR life cycle processes, such as, performance reviews, salary increases, and benefit renewals
  • provides counsel, direction, and follow up to employees to ensure issues are addressed effectively and appropriately
  • contributes to continuous improvement and best practices that influence HR strategies, policies, and procedures
  • builds and maintains positive working relationships while positioning the HR unit as a strategic business partner

Skills & qualifications

  • a post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources, Business, or a related discipline is preferred
  • a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation or equivalent
  • 4-6 years of progressive HR generalist (broad-based) experience in areas of employee relations, performance management, workforce planning, and occupational health and safety
  • in-depth knowledge of Alberta employment legislation and HR professional best practices
  • excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • experience developing and implementing workplace initiatives, policies, and programs
  • project management and change management experience
  • proven ability to exercise discretion, diplomacy, and confidentiality

How to apply

If you think this is the job for you, please email your cover letter and resume to Human Resources at hr@reca.ca. The application deadline is January 27, 2019. Please include “Human Resources Generalist” in the subject line of your email. We thank all applicants for their interest. We will contact only those individuals we are considering for interviews. We may also 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. As the governing body, we are guided by our commitment to integrity, professionalism, mutual respect, transparency, collaboration, and communication. Check us out at www.reca.ca.