Take Charge as our Executive Director!

The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is a non-profit organization for real estate appraisers with nearly 900 members in Illinois. We are a chapter of the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest trade association for appraisers, with a mission to provide opportunities for networking and professional growth at the local level. We work to foster an environment where appraisers can get together to address current challenges and enhance their career potential.

Working in concert with our board of directors, the professional we select will have overall responsibility for The Chicago Chapter’s performance in membership growth, education, meetings and seminars, operational efficiency, financial stability, market presence, affiliated partnerships, fundraising, and staff development/performance.

The collaborative team-builder we need will genuinely respect diverse points-of-view and strive for an environment in which inclusiveness drives productivity and results. Other requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree highly desirable
  • 8-10 years of increasingly responsible management experience in the not-for-profit sector that includes strategy development, positive membership results, and creative problem-solving
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to assess current operational effectiveness and needs
  • Engaging verbal/written communication skills and ability to comfortably interact with people from all kinds of backgrounds
  • Powerful professional network with ability to establish/nurture connections within the Chapter, with National, and with other real estate professionals
  • Successful background in fundraising and sponsorship development
  • Financial acumen to prepare/present budgets and reports and productively interact with external accounting professionals as well as the finance department of the Appraisal Institute
  • Current branding/marketing skills including thorough knowledge of digital and social media
  • Proven ability to coach and motivate team members to reach new levels of accomplishment and professional fulfillment
  • Availability for some travel, mostly within Illinois

Along with competitive base salary ($65,000 to $80,000) there is potential for performance-based rewards. Committed to work/life balance, The Chicago Chapter of the Appraisal Institute also provides generous paid time off including a two-week shutdown during December. Please fill out the form below to apply.

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