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Austin Board of REALTORS®
CEO/President


SUMMARY:  Serves as CEO/President of Austin Board of REALTORS®; accountable to the Board of Directors for the effective leadership and management of ABOR within the parameters of the bylaws of the association and the policies established by the Board of Directors. Develops, recommends and participates in formulation of the ABOR vision, mission, goals, objectives, business plan, and related policies.  Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs the staff, programs and activities of ABOR.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leads and manages two additional entities, the for-profit Austin Central Texas Realty Information Service (ACTRIS), and the 501(c)3, Austin Board of REALTORS® Foundation.

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  • Oversees preparation of ABOR budget, programs and approves budget modifications in compliance with Board of Directors directives.

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  • Manages the status of actual financials against the annual budget and reports to the Board of Directors.

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  • Develops and maintains programs which are responsive to the needs of the membership based upon the Strategic Plan. Develops and implements a plan for defining and prioritizing member expectations of, and satisfaction with, the association periodically.  Informs the Board of Directors of these expectations as they relate to strategic planning considerations.

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  • Exercises final decision authority for the operations of ABOR office and staff which includes staffing, compensation (subject to total compensation budget approval), performance appraisals and personnel policies.

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  • Establishes administrative policies, procedures and organizational structure for ABOR and assures that appropriate talent is in place at all levels of the organization to accomplish the mission.  This includes hiring, developing, promoting and, when necessary, terminating staff.

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  • Promotes teamwork as the theme of ABOR and encourages clear expectations, high morale, creativity, and accountability among staff and volunteers.

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  • Encourages and assists in developing and promoting members and staff to leadership positions at the state and national organizations as well as government/community appointments.

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  • Works with volunteer leadership to recruit, develop and nurture volunteer leaders.

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  • Develops an organizational culture that builds a strong partnership between staff and volunteers for the benefit of the membership.

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  • Designs and promotes strategies to enhance value provided to membership, resulting in membership growth.

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  • Maintains a strong working relationship with Texas Association of REALTORS®, National Association of REALTORS® and the Texas Real Estate Commission and engages in self-development appropriate to understanding the industry, as well as leadership and management competencies.

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  • Develops and maintains a working relationship with elected officials from the area.

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  • Directs and supports advocacy for member interests in local and state legislative processes.

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  • Maintains open and effective communications with elected leaders, committees and membership.

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  • Creates outreach to specific targeted real estate groups including but not limited to other local REALTOR® Associations.

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  • Assures compliance with all applicable laws and required governmental reporting.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • College degree plus 8 years experience, 3-5 of which are in a senior management position, preferably as CEO.

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  • Understanding/experience in the real estate industry and/or association management is a strong plus.

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  • Demonstrated competency in collaborating with a Board of Directors is desirable.

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  • Experience managing staff of 15 or more, and a budget of $5M+.

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  • Strong business background with organizational and financial management skills.

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  • Demonstrated communication skills interfacing with members, employees, Board of Directors, and the public.

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  • Customer/member orientation and the ability to instill that priority in the culture of the organization.

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  • Proven integrity as well as leadership, and team building competencies.

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  • Willingness to travel occasionally, primarily to state and national industry meetings.

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Special Thanks to CEO Search Committee

Helen Edwards, Chair

Gloria Arroyo-Richardson

Chad Cardani

Christine Choate

Marcus Cox

Carol Dochen

Bill Evans

D.A. Henry

John Horton

Valerie Lyday

Mark Minchew

Charles Porter

Joe Williams