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    Organization Position & Person Profile National Association of REALTORS ®  Chief Executive Officer 2017 Heidrick & Struggles advises the organization on the basis of an exclusive consulting assignment. The following details are for your personal information and should be kept confidential.    Chief Executive Officer National Association of REALTORS® 2  About NAR  The National Association of REALTORS® (“NAR”) is America's largest trade association, representing over 1.2 million members, including NAR's institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. NAR’s  membership is composed of residential and commercial REALTORS® who are brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors, and others engaged in the real estate industry. Members belong to one or more of approximately 1,300 local associations/boards and 54 state and territory associations of REALTORS®.  The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.  Working for America's property owners, the National Association of REALTORS® provides a facility for professional development, research, and exchange of information among its members and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system and the right to own real property.  The National Association of REALTORS® strives to be the collective force influencing and shaping the real estate industry. It seeks to be the leading advocate of the right to own, use, and transfer real property; the acknowledged leader in developing standards for efficient, effective, and ethical real estate business practices; and  valued by highly skilled real estate professionals and viewed by them as crucial to their success.  The Association became the largest trade association in the United States in the early 1970s, with over 400,000 members. Today, the National Association of REALTORS® has over 1.2 million members and annual revenues of over $200 million. Each year, the National Association of REALTORS® Strategic Planning Committee updates its Strategic Plan to reflect the critical challenges and emerging opportunities that the association and the real estate industry will confront during the next three to five years. NAR’s current Strategic Plan is available  here.  Website:     Chief Executive Officer National Association of REALTORS® 3  The Position Position Title: Chief Executive Officer Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois Reporting to the President and the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer will serve as NAR’s lead staff member and oversee annual revenues of over $200 million. This role has significant strategic and externally focused responsibilities, including serving as a public face of the organization.  The Search Committee seeks an executive with exceptional interpersonal skills as well as business and financial acumen to navigate NAR’s large and complex structure. She or he will arrive ready to help NAR tackle the trends, challenges and opportunities facing the real estate industry. These areas include, but are not limited to: the legislative landscape, including tax reform and advocacy components focusing on consumer and REALTOR® engagement; disruptive technology influences; growth of the NAR brand and the professionalism of its membership; communication within and between levels of the association; and maintaining the relevance of the association, the industry and its membership. NAR is open to candidates both from inside and outside of the real estate industry. Of utmost importance is experience running a large and diverse organization in an industry evolving at an accelerated pace of change. The successful CEO candidate will help formulate and drive NAR  ’s strategic agenda and priorities. She or he must have direct experience managing significant P&L operations and advocacy efforts; proven success interacting with a strategic Leadership Team and a large, broad based Board of Directors; and the ability to recruit and retain a high performing, diverse staff. She or he will also demonstrate success in managing technology and social media. It is likely that the successful candidates will have strong prior experience leading a significant trade association, professional society, or other large and multipart business. Qualified candidates will likely possess a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience with at least ten years in executive positions.    Chief Executive Officer National Association of REALTORS® 4 Specific Responsibilities    In partnership with the Leadership Team and Board of Directors, NAR  ’s  Chief Executive Officer will provide strategic leadership, a  visionary future focus, and an energetic and transparent approach to decision-making and goal-setting. She or he will directly supervise the senior management team and, indirectly, the NAR and subsidiary staff in its entirety.     The Chief Executive Officer must possess knowledge of current challenges facing membership organizations and/or association management and the broader corporate community. She or he will be well-networked and balance her or his time between serving as an external representative and a spokesperson for the organization, board partner, and as an internal leader to senior leaders and staff. She or he will acknowledge the diverse real estate industry landscape and thrive on the challenge to unify the culture of this large, complex organization.     The Chief Executive Officer will have responsibil ity for NAR’s staff of 335 people and employ goal setting and budget management in concert with the overall strategic plan. In addition, the Chief Executive Officer will carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Additional essential duties and responsibilities include the following:    Set a tone of trust, partnership and inclusion with the Board by being visible and accessible and ensuring that NAR functions well across all levels. Implement models of best practice in governance. Listen and facilitate communication and effective decision-making among staff, committees, industry leading brokers and firms, local and state leaders and other constituents as appropriate.    Solicit input from staff and member constituencies, foster dialogue and collaboratively make decisions regarding NAR  ’s current and future challenges, including: focusing on openness, innovation, and reinvention; advocating public policies to advance the industry; being the most comprehensive, reliable and accessible industry data source; ensuring member engagement and participation; and shaping the future of residential and commercial mortgage financing.
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