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..

 

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, 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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Are you a creative individual with a passion for developing engaging communications in a fast-paced, constantly evolving industry? Are you looking for a career where your advanced communication skills can help protect the public interest? Do you enjoy working for an innovative and dynamic organization? If yes, this might be the career opportunity for you.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced communications professional to join its team as a Senior Communications Officer – Publications. This individual will be responsible for implementing RECA’s day-to-day written communications initiatives and will use leading edge, digital, and traditional media to engage and captivate internal and external stakeholders.

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. This position requires the individual to currently work from home with an eventual return to work in the office.

Role & responsibilities

  • develops a range of diverse written publications
  • assists in coordinating and evaluating internal and external communications that engage and inform RECA’s stakeholders
  • seeks out opportunities to enhance RECA’s brand, build RECA’s image, and consumer/industry awareness of RECA
  • represents and upholds RECA’s image, brand, positioning, and key messages
  • maintains strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • coaches and mentors junior team members
  • responsible for planning, developing, and publishing the Regulator, RECA’s quarterly newsletter
  • responsible for planning, developing, and submitting Ask Charles articles for external publication
  • responsible for coordination of and attendance at industry and consumer events
  • fosters and promotes a positive, collaborative, and informative team environment built on trust and mutual respect

Skills & qualifications

  • a degree or diploma in communications, journalism, public relations, or a related discipline
  • 7+ years of strategic and tactical communications experience
  • advanced writing, editing, interpersonal, presentation, and project management skills
  • ability to articulate and translate complex or technical ideas into plain language
  • excellent multi-tasking, organizational, and time management skills capable of adapting to shifting priorities in a dynamic environment
  • demonstrated experience coaching or mentoring staff
  • a team player with a proven track record of developing relationships and working effectively with varied stakeholders to achieve objectives
  • knowledgeable of trends and best practices in organizational communications, including stakeholder engagement
  • proficient in Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams)
  • basic graphic design or desktop publishing experience is an asset
  • experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere), SharePoint, WordPress, and cloud-based mass mailing software is an asset
  • knowledge of, or experience in, the industries RECA regulates is an asset

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 November 5, 2021. Please include “Senior Communications Officer – Publications” 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 the independent governing authority that sets, regulates, and enforces standards for residential real estate, commercial real estate, property management, condominium management, and mortgage brokerage licensees in Alberta.

RECA’s mandate is to protect consumers, to provide services to facilitate the business of licensees, and to protect against, investigate, detect, and suppress fraud as it relates to the business of licensees. As the governing body, we are guided by our commitment to integrity, professionalism, mutual respect, transparency, collaboration, and communication. For more information about RECA, visit our website at www.reca.ca.

 


Do you excel in a customer-focused, fast-paced environment? Do you have strong communication skills to respond to inquiries and issues with ease? Are you interested in using your administration and customer service skills to support the integrity of Alberta’s real estate industry and to protect the public? If so, this may be the career opportunity for you.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is seeking a Learner Support Administrator to join the Education Programs team. As the Learner Support Administrator, you will provide customer service excellence and ensure a quality learning experience to individuals who are enrolled or are inquiring about enrolling in RECA courses.

This permanent, full-time employment opportunity offers competitive compensation with a comprehensive benefits package, 3 weeks’ vacation, an employer matching RRSP, and a healthcare spending account. This position requires the individual to currently work from home with an eventual return to work in the office.

Role & responsibilities

  • responds to education eligibility inquires in a professional, positive, and timely manner and troubleshoots technical online course issues for learners
  • processes eligibility applications, records, and documents accurately and efficiently
  • maintains currency of knowledge on RECA education courses and the learning management system
  • reviews, updates, and develops Unit policies and procedures while ensuring they are consistently applied and followed
  • tracks calls, emails, and documents in the customer relationship management (CRM) system
  • tests education content under development for accuracy and online functionality
  • audits exam processing and provides immediate support to exam centres
  • works collaboratively and professionally with team members to support the unit objectives

Skills & qualifications

  • high school diploma is required
  • post-secondary diploma from a recognized university or college in administration, records management, business processes, or a related field of study is preferred
  • minimum of 3 years recent experience in customer service and office administration, preferably in a fast-paced and technically-oriented workplace
  • proficiency in MS Office, with emphasis on Outlook, Excel, and Teams
  • working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics CRM or another customer relationship management software is an asset
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • strong organization, time management, and attention to detail skills
  • able to work independently and collaboratively within a small cohesive team
  • consistently manages all inquiries positively and professionally to achieve customer service excellence
  • proficiency with analyzing information and effective problem-solving

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 by October 25, 2021. Please include “Learner Support 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 the independent governing authority that sets, regulates, and enforces standards for residential real estate, commercial real estate, property management, condominium management, and mortgage brokerage licensees in Alberta.

RECA’s mandate is to protect consumers, to provide services to facilitate the business of licensees, and to protect against, investigate, detect, and suppress fraud as it relates to the business of licensees. As the governing body, we are guided by our commitment to integrity, professionalism, mutual respect, transparency, collaboration, and communication. For more information about RECA, visit our website at www.reca.ca.


Are you a designated accounting professional with experience conducting external audits? Do you have experience in Alberta’s real estate, mortgage brokerage, or property management services and want to put your accounting skills to work? 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 a Trust Assurance & Practice Review Officer (Auditor) to join its team. Trust Assurance & Practice Review Officers encourage professional excellence and legislative compliance through proactive audits that educate and assist real estate, mortgage, and property management brokers. This position plays a key role by providing positive and constructive practical regulatory advice to licensees through the review process.

Our employees enjoy a dynamic work environment, with an emphasis on work/life balance. This permanent, full-time position offers an annual starting salary of $70,000–$74,000, plus a comprehensive benefits package that includes a group health insurance plan, 3 weeks’ vacation, a health care spending account, and employer matching RRSP plan.

Role & responsibilities

  • review and analyze trust accounting at brokerages
  • review transaction files, office management procedures, accounting practices, completeness of documentation, and file management practices
  • identify and document legislative breaches and areas of improvement for the brokerage
  • review findings and recommendations with brokers, including preparing written reports, and ensuring brokers understand and take appropriate corrective actions
  • about 20% of the work will require travel to Alberta regions outside of Calgary as well as regular travel within the Calgary region

Skills & qualifications

  • an accounting designation or working towards an accounting designation is required
  • 3 to 5 years of experience working in an accounting position that required review and analysis of bank reconciliations, income statements, and balance sheets
  • experience in the real estate or mortgage brokerage industries
  • experience conducting audits or business practice reviews
  • Advanced training in fraud related courses or CFE or CIA designation considered an asset

Other required qualifications include:

  • excellent communication (written and verbal), attention to detail, and analytical skills
  • conflict management, judgment and decision-making skills
  • ability to work collaboratively and independently while contributing to a team environment
  • proficient computer skills
  • a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle to attend practice reviews

How to apply

If you think this is the job for you, please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@reca.ca no later than October 31, 2021. Please include “Trust Assurance & Practice Review Officer” 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, and property management professionals in Alberta. RECA’s mandate is to set and enforce standards of conduct for licensees and the business of licensees in order to protect consumers and promote the integrity of the industry, and to administer the Real Estate Act and related legislation.