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

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 searching for our next Director of Corporate Services to assist in the stewardship of our mandate and provide support for the strategic plan. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Corporate Services is a key member of the senior leadership team providing strategic and operational leadership to support the RECA business plan. The Director will oversee the financials, administration, human resources, information technology, and legal services of the organization. Key responsibilities include stewardship of governance, compliance and control, and business ethics.

Roles & Responsibilities

Finance and Administration

  • provides leadership and advice to the Finance & Administration Manager,
  • who is responsible for ensuring accurate and timely recording of all financial transactions, accurate and timely financial reporting, preparation of the organization’s annual budget, coordination of the annual external audit, and ensuring appropriate insurance products are in place
  • ensures the financial integrity of the organization through the monitoring,
  • development and implementation of internal control systems to provide operational stewardship and accountability to the Executive Director and Council
  • oversees the preparation of the annual budget to Council to ensure resources
  • are available to achieve RECA’s strategic initiatives
  • acts as the staff resource to the Finance and Audit Committee providing
  • oversight of RECA’s Business Resilience Program in the event of a crisis
  • negotiates, manages and reviews contracts for equipment leases, office
  • supplies, and equipment to support the operational requirements of the organization, maintains up-to-date consultant, vendor/supplier documentation, including vendor lists, RFPs, contracts, and service level agreements
  • evaluates risks impacting the operational activities of the organization and
  • ensures appropriate levels of risk management controls and insurance coverage

Information Technology

  • provides leadership and support to the Information Technology Manager
  • guides the Information Technology Manager in the development,
  • maintenance and administration of the information technology network, data centre, and desktop infrastructure supporting the operational and regulatory requirements of the organization
  • directs the development and implementation of the Information Technology
  • Strategy that aligns with the strategic objectives of the organization
  • provides oversight of the operation and maintenance of the security system
  • and infrastructure in the RECA building
  • supervises the development and implementation of an enterprise information
  • security program
  • oversees the collection, dissemination, retention, and destruction of
  • information and records in the custody of the organization in accordance with the legal requirements and RECA’s document retention policy

Human Resource Management

  • provides leadership and advice to the Human Resources Manager
  • oversees the development, implementation, and monitoring of Human
  • Resources programs, policies, priorities, and objectives for the organization, ensuring alignment with the overall corporate strategy
  • supervises the establishment and maintenance of compensation strategy,
  • which includes elements such as job evaluation, salary, wage and grade structures, pay policies, employee benefits programs, and rewards and recognition
  • creates a dynamic, engaging organizational culture and work environment by
  • implementing policies, practices, and programs which contribute to a positive employee relations climate and positions RECA as an employer of choice
  • prepares, implements and maintains standards, policies, and operating
  • procedures ensuring that health and safety standards are met, and that emergency procedures are clear and effectively communicated to employees

Legal Services and Corporate Governance

  • offer leadership, advice, and mentorship to the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary in the delivery of legal services, corporate legal advice, and Corporate Governance to support the organization’s strategic, operational, regulatory, and corporate governance requirements
  • promotes strong corporate governance policies and practices to ensure
  • meetings of the Council and committees are conducted in accordance with corporate policy and compliant with legislative and regulatory requirements
  • oversees litigation management, ensuring practices are developed to manage
  • litigation risks, civil actions against the organization, council members and staff, enforcement of industry professional debt obligations, and consultation with the corporate insurer on litigation direction and strategy

Skills & Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a high level of education that relates directly to the role. This can include:

  • a Masters of Business Administration
  • a law degree and membership with the Law Society of Alberta (or other
  • Provincial Law Society)
  • a professional accounting designation (CPA) alongside senior financial
  • leadership experience

The next Director of Corporate Services will have extensive experience in a complex organization at a senior leadership level. Preference will be given to senior leadership experience in a government or regulatory setting. Relevant experience will include:

  • 10+ years of related experience at a senior leadership level, including
  • experience managing diverse work units and professionals
  • strong business acumen with proven experience in change management
  • leadership experience in a progressive organization and team
  • proven experience with project management
  • experience with governance at the committee and board level is preferred

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. Please include “Director Corporate Services” 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. Further information regarding the role and the recruitment process will be made available to candidates moving forward in the competition.

About us

RECA is an independent, progressive, and innovative non-government organization. It is the standards-setting governing body for real estate brokers, mortgage brokers, property managers, and real estate appraiser professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA’s mandate is to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry professionals. For more information about RECA, visit our website at www.reca.ca.


The opportunity

Are you an industry professional with a desire to coach and support other industry professionals? Are you a skilled presenter open to collaboration and meeting the needs of various stakeholders throughout the real estate industry? Are you interested in leveraging your vast experience to support the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) in advancing our mandate? If so, this might be the career opportunity for you.

Reporting to the Communications and Connections Manager, the Real Estate Practice Advisor provides confidential practice advisory services to real estate brokers and delegates on request. The Practice Advisor is readily accessible and responds to inquiries from real estate brokers and their delegates on a confidential and “without prejudice” basis in a professional and courteous manner. As part of a team of Practice Advisors, the successful candidate will uphold the integrity of the real estate industry by assisting brokers and delegates in professional and ethical practice.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) has an exciting new opportunity for a Real Estate Practice Advisor to join our team. This full-time, term employment opportunity offers competitive compensation with a benefits package including health and dental coverage and 3 weeks’ vacation.

This is a one-year contract position ending December 31, 2019.

Role & responsibilities

  • responds to real estate broker and delegate inquiries by providing information, guidance and advisory services that support real estate brokers and their delegates in their responsibilities and duties as a real estate broker or delegate. Advice will usually consist of assisting the caller to solve his or her problem; although it may also involve referral to other resources
  • promotes RECA as a recognized source of valuable, neutral, third-party information about Alberta’s real estate industry and industry professionals
  • conducts presentations to brokerages and industry organizations on real estate brokerage practice and regulatory issues
  • enhances the awareness of RECA, its mandate, and the value of a regulated profession
  • assist in the development of Information Bulletins and other relevant real estate information for industry members, consumers and other stakeholders
  • provides input on Re-licensing Education Program course content as required
  • respects the confidentiality of specific communications between the Practice Advisor and brokers and delegates and will not be shared with, or accessible by, other RECA staff members unless authorized by the broker or delegate
  • provides information, advice and support to RECA Directors, Communications and Connections Manager, the Council, committees and RECA departments
  • identifies trends and issues affecting real estate professionals and facilitates solutions
  • other duties as assigned

Skills & qualifications

  • experience as a real estate associate, broker or delegate of a brokerage is required
  • minimum of five years’ experience as a broker or delegate is preferred
  • experience in regulatory environment is an asset
  • university degree in a field of study related to the licensing and regulation of professions or post-secondary education relevant to the industry sectors regulated by RECA is preferred
  • excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills

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. This posting will close when a suitable candidate is found. Please include “Real Estate Practice Advisor” 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. It is the standards-setting governing body for real estate brokers, mortgage brokers, property managers, and real estate appraiser professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA’s mandate is to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry professionals. For more information about RECA, visit our website


The opportunity

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 so, this might be the career opportunity for you.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) has an exciting opportunity for a communications professional to join our team as Communications Officer. This individual will provide communications support to all RECA departments to further RECA’s strategic plan.

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

  • maintenance of the RECA website, including the implementation of large-scale structural and content changes
  • administers the RECA SharePoint site, and RECALive
  • develops content for news releases and RECA news emails
  • performs design changes and maintenance to RECA social media platforms
  • develops content for RECA website, RECALive and social media platforms
  • prepares content for a range of diverse publications, including the Annual Report, information bulletins, interpretations, briefing notes, speeches, presentations, reports, discussion papers, consumer articles and other communication vehicles, as required
  • develops content for the Regulator newsletter
  • assists in the preparation of materials for presentation to industry professionals, industry associations, government and consumers
  • assists in the revision of all RECA documentation, forms, and reports
  • provides graphic design and other technical assistance to all RECA departments
  • other duties as assigned

Skills & qualifications

  • a degree or college diploma in communications, journalism, public relations or a related discipline is required
  • two to four years of related experience in communications, design and website development is required
  • experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator), SharePoint, desktop publishing and image editing applications is required
  • experience and skill with HTML code is an asset
  • strong organization and interpersonal skills
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • strong presentation, research, and analytical skills
  • experience with provincial and/or federal legislation is an asset
  • experience in the real estate industry 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 14, 2018. Please include “Communications Officer” 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. It is the standards-setting governing body for real estate brokers, mortgage brokers, property managers, and real estate appraiser professionals under Alberta’s Real Estate Act. RECA’s mandate is to protect consumers and to provide services that enhance and improve the industry and the business of industry professionals. For more information about RECA, visit our website at www.reca.ca.