The Realtor® Association of Pioneer Valley is seeking a visionary, strategic leader as the next Chief Executive Officer to bring its 1,700 member organization to the next level. The CEO must have excellent communication, solid management and financial skills. As the face to the community, this individual will identify and implement new strategic initiatives based on member needs and trends as well as manage ongoing programs. The CEO is responsible for executing policies and procedures to support the vision and mission. Additionally, this individual will ensure compliance with all association policies and programs at the state, local and national level. The CEO interacts with community and volunteer leaders as well the board and staff. Located within the Connecticut River Valley, the area’s Knowledge Corridor boasts of the second largest concentration of higher learning institutions in the U.S. with 32 universities and colleges within a 30 mile radius as well as a number of major corporations. The area is home to mountains, rolling hills, and farm land and is just 1.5 hours away from Boston
Interested candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in an executive level role within a trade association and seven or more years of leadership experience, preferably in a professional trade association or other nonprofit agency, as well as demonstrated experience executing strategic plans. Experience leading a REALTOR® association is preferred.
About Springfield, MA
The REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley, Inc. was founded as a chapter of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® in May of 1915. The initial membership consisted of five REALTORS® gathering around a table at the Worthy Hotel in Springfield. The first Association office was located in the offices of members.
The REALTOR® Association of Pioneer Valley (RAPV) is a professional trade organization with more than 1,700 members in the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. RAPV is one of 1,200 local chapters of the National Association of REALTORS®. RAPV covers 68 cities and towns in 3 counties; Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden.
The term, REALTOR®, is a registered trademark for use exclusively by members of the National Association of REALTORS®, whose members subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics.
The three-tiered local, state and national Association has grown over the years, while remaining true to the original goals -
the creation of unity in the real estate profession
the protection and promotion of private ownership of real property
the establishment of professional standards of practice