Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer{

Appraisal Institute of Canada - Ontario

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The Appraisal Institute of Canada – Ontario (AIC-ON) is the provincial association of the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) within Ontario.  AIC-ON was formed in 1971 and represents approximately 2,600 members and delivers AIC’s member programs and services within the province. AIC-ON’s member base represents close to half of AIC’s total membership and is the largest provincial membership base in Canada.  AIC-ON’s objective is to serve the profession and the public with programs to ensure members’ interests are advanced and the public is adequately protected.

AIC-ON helps the public find designated appraisers for residential, commercial, industrial and investment-type properties and helps people interested in learning more about real estate appraisal and the property valuation profession.  AIC-ON works in collaboration with AIC to provide various services to the members of both organizations. AIC-ON provides continuing professional development in real estate appraisal and professional development for existing partners.

Reporting to the Board of Directors and Chair of the Board, the ED/CEO is responsible for driving the Mission, Vision & Values of AIC – ON.  They will assist and provide consultation to the Board, supporting its role in charting the Association’s strategic direction.  The ED/CEO will be responsible for the development of the strategic plan, participate in the ongoing development of organizational policy, and ensure all operational objectives and policies approved by the Board are effectively implemented/communicated to membership and stakeholders. 

The ED/CEO will increase AIC-ON’s role in the development of public policy specific to real estate and related property matters, through active engagement with appropriate government bodies and key stakeholders at the provincial level.  They will further raise AIC-ON’s profile through building strategic relationships/partnerships with key individuals across a broad range of real estate focused partners, interest groups, business communities, industry representatives and local industry leaders in major geographic centres.  The ED/CEO will represent AIC-ON’s interests at all relevant trade shows, conferences, special events and other professional engagements.

The ED/CEO will ensure quality member services continue in a cost-effective manner.  They will ensure the AIC-ON team addresses membership issues/challenges and implements effective actions/responses in a timely manner.  They will build effective communication methodologies, and maintain ongoing and meaningful dialogue with Chapter Executives, Board, staff and Committees to keep a pulse on regional member interests/challenges across the province, and ensure relevant information regarding policies, practices, conditions and operations of AIC-ON are being shared in a timely manner.   

The ED/CEO is responsible for providing active leadership and direction of day-to-day operations for AIC-ON.  They will create a collaborative, diverse, inclusive, and equitable culture.  They will have overall accountability of the performance of the AIC-ON team and building value to it’s membership base. They will have overall accountability and responsibility for the stewardship of AIC-ON’s finances including preparation of the annual budget for Board approval, managing all assets and investments, and maintaining financial viability of all AIC-ON’s services and activities.

As the key representative of AIC-ON’s interests at the national level, the ED/CEO will ensure that AIC’s mandates and programs are effectively implemented within it’s Ontario membership base.  The ED/CEO will work closely with national leadership, as well as peers from across Canada, to ensure proper communications are in place between the national and provincial organizations, feedback and challenges are identified and addressed, and that the national organization has a thorough understanding of the needs of the AIC-ON membership base.  Furthermore, they will ensure AIC-ON continues to meet the requirements of the Affiliation Agreement with AIC. 

Candidates for the position of AIC-ON, ED/CEO should possess the majority of the following qualifications and competencies:

  • Previous experience in a senior leadership position, though not mandatory, experience in a senior leadership role in a member-based or real estate related organization is desirable.
  • Proven experience with effective budget and fiduciary management.
  • Strong people management skills, building talent management strategies, org structure management and fostering a positive culture and work environment which emphasizes diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Track record of effective program implementation, including ensuring any necessary communications, training and change management are in place.
  • Proven background in working effectively with a not-for-profit Board, internal and external partners, and other key stakeholders.
  • Mission-driven passion, idealism, integrity, and positive attitude, with exceptional interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, with a knack for marketing & public relations.
  • Post secondary degree is required. CSAE certification or a willingness to attain a CSAE certification is also required.

To apply or explore this exceptional leadership opportunity with AIC-ON, please submit a curriculum vitae along with a cover letter in confidence to Marc Magraken (marc@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Sravanthi Bagirathi (sravanthi@griffithgroup.ca).

AIC-ON is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons living with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ community members, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

AIC-ON strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. If you require any accommodation at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact Marc Magraken.  Please be advised that only those invited for an interview will be contacted.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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