To be an effective resource and advocate for the interests of the real estate industry and to promote and sustain the Greater Austin region as an outstanding community in which to live.
The Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) is a highly regarded and influential nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization that represents the commercial real estate industry of Austin. It has a membership base (1,900 strong) that includes developers, builders, owners, attorneys, brokers, architects, and engineers. RECA’s mission is to advocate for the commercial real estate community by promoting growth that both fuels Austin’s economic engine and supports smart, sustainable development for a livable city. Daily operations in RECA’s downtown Austin office are managed by a staff of six (two part-time), with oversight by a 13-member executive board. RECA has a budget of around $1.6 million. It has a series of annual events that raise more than $1 million for the organization and charitable causes. The most significant of these events are Knockout Night and Exchange. For more information, please visit www.reca.org
RECA is seeking an effective leader to help the board establish RECA’s policy positions and communicate them to stakeholders; help develop and execute on strategic actions that support RECA’s goals and vision; and proactively reach out to city officials to establish rapport, the better to communicate RECA’s position and positively influence decision-makers. The CEO will forge alliances with disparate entities and build a coalition of diverse stakeholders, establish and maintain relationships with government officials and civic leaders, and ensure that RECA is involved in decisions surrounding Austin’s growth. He or she will be responsible for the professional development of a dedicated staff and will work to create a cohesive team with a clear sense of mission and purpose. The CEO will work with the team on diversifying RECA’s membership base, including young professionals, and with the board on cultivating member relationships and sponsorships. They will review and update the current strategic plan and address challenges and changes of the last two years.
The role requires a successful influencer and thought leader. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in civic leadership with substantial operations management experience. He or she will be a coalition builder and be quick to engage all stakeholders and potential board members to ensure productive dialogue that gets results. The CEO will be a confident, forceful representative for the organization, who understands and is comfortable with the advocacy role. Political savvy and the ability to navigate political waters in order to move RECA’s agenda forward are required.
Competitive compensation with excellent benefits.
Jan Lehman | Lehman Associates
Office (512) 478-1131 | Fax (512) 478-1985
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