Charlottesville, VA, The Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS(R) (CAAR) Foundation is an independent organization intended to be an effective mechanism for REALTORS(R) to donate their time, talent, and resources to impact, sustain, and support the community. The Foundation shall be exclusively charitable and educational including the following purposes:
To leverage the philanthropic passion, knowledge, and skills of CAAR members and affiliates.
To provide volunteer opportunities.
To seek contributions in furtherance of the Foundation’s strategic community initiatives.
To contribute sums from the funds of the Foundation for charitable and educational purposes, primarily but not limited to, the housing initiatives.
As the Foundation’s first staff member, the Executive Director will lead all functions of the CAAR Foundation during a period of exciting growth.
In collaboration with the Board of Directors, the position will champion the organizational vision and create the infrastructure to support all related programs and strategies to make affordable housing and home ownership in the greater Charlottesville region accessible for all. The role is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders throughout the community, including residents, affordable housing and organizational partners, community leaders, and donors, in support of the mission.
This position will work in close partnership with the CAAR staff, leadership, and members as the philanthropic and community service arm of the Association. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Executive Director will work with the Foundation Board to implement the organization’s first strategic plan, develop an organizational budget along with policies and procedures, and build a development plan to support all efforts.
Vision & Strategy
In collaboration with the Board of Directors, manage the implementation of the Foundation’s strategic plan
Cultivate opportunities to work in partnership with CAAR members and engage community members
Organizational Oversight and Operations
Develop and implement organization infrastructure and policies to fully support all business operations of the Foundation
Develop and manage the organizational budget, including effective and thorough recordkeeping of all income and expenditures with the support of a contractual accountant
Board Relations and Development
Develop deep relationships with existing board members
Identify and cultivate new board members, ensuring diverse representation of the community and stakeholders of the region
Build out the organization’s robust committee structure and participation, refining roles and duties
Community Engagement and Partnerships
Represent the organization fully through public engagement and speaking opportunities
Develop and steward deep relationships in the greater Charlottesville region with community members, regional representatives, and community partners, including community housing partners
Create and implement an organizational development plan to increase sustainable funding of the Foundation in support of the mission and projects including grants funding and cultivation of CAAR members
Develop and lead marketing strategies to support all areas of CAAR Foundation’s work, collaborating with external marketing support for implementation through the website as well as digital and print media
The ideal candidate for this position will be a visionary who is excited about building a position that will serve the greater Charlottesville area in affordable housing initiatives. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, someone who would be described as inspiring, aspiring, motivated, and ambitious.
It is not our expectation that candidates have a mastery across all areas of the position. Instead, we encourage candidates to apply who have self-awareness around their strengths and areas they will need to grow along with the motivation and initiative to lead that learning in order to be successful in this role.
Deep commitment to the CAAR Foundation mission
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with community partners and funders
Two plus (2+) years of experience in a nonprofit organization with experience in the following areas:
Program creation and project management
Creating and implementing organizational plans
Developing and managing budgets
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with the Board of Directors and community partners
A working knowledge of the Charlottesville area
Experience in the real estate or affordable housing sectors
Marketing and communications skills
The Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. * Generous Paid Time Off
- 15 vacation days and 8 sick days per year, with an increase at 3 years
- 14 paid holidays
- Medical, dental coverage is fully covered for employee
- Spouse, partner, or family coverage available at cost to the employee
- Life insurance and short-term disability policies covered for employee
- 401K matching program – 50% matching program up to 3% of your salary after 6 months of employment
* Limited local and national travel
* Education assistance provided for education or training programs that will benefit both CAAR Foundation and the employee