Chief Executive Officer

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Since being founded in 1938 by a small group of loan inspectors from Winnipeg, the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) has been dedicated to advancing the real estate valuation profession for the benefit of both our members and the public. The AIC is Canada’s leading real property valuation association, providing high-quality property advisory services across the country with over 5,400 members nationally/internationally. For the last 80 years, AIC has worked collaboratively with its 10 affiliated provincial associations to grant the distinguished Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI™) and Canadian Residential Appraiser (CRA™) designations. As a self-regulating organization, with a Mission to promote and support our members in providing advisory services for the benefit of clients, employers and the public, we very regularly review our Strategic Plan to keep it relevant and to reflect the realities of today’s marketplace. Due to the planned retirement of its long serving current CEO, AIC is now seeking a strategic, collaborative and innovative leader to take the Institute through its next phase of evolution. AIC’s next CEO will have an opportunity to bring strategic vision, progressive practices, and innovation to an organization with a supportive Board, a proud past, and a bright future.

Chief Executive Officer

Possessing experience interacting with and reporting to a national Board of Directors, the CEO’s scope is broad and varied, providing leadership and direction in executing AIC’s strategic, business and operational plans. You demonstrate a tireless focus on AIC’s membership programs and services, marketing/branding, strong strategic orientation and predisposition for collaboration at public and private fora. You will lead as the champion of the national property appraisal profession and continue the strong advocacy trajectory of the Association. Responsible for leading a high-performing team to execute goals in alignment with the Strategic Plan, you will be comfortable as the public spokesperson for AIC, continuing to engage and advance relationships with the provincial associations and policy makers. You will also lead and drive the necessary change and innovation to value-added services for both members and consumers, appreciating and acknowledging the regional cultural nuances across the country. Constant awareness of the everyday emerging market and consumer issues and trends will be foremost in your mindset.

The ideal candidate will be an engaging and strategic leader with strong consultation and collaboration skills, and will bring a track record of success, progressive financial leadership skills and awareness in creating and executing a relevant and progressive strategy in complex organizations. An understanding of the real estate, insurance or financial services sectors would be a definite asset. An exceptional leader and communicator, you have the necessary confidence, conviction and enthusiasm to inspire people and organizations to excel. With a post-secondary degree in a relevant field of study (graduate degree would be a definite asset), and ten plus years of progressive leadership experience leading senior teams, you will demonstrate high levels of humility, empathy and emotional intelligence in executing your mandate, building and leveraging the strengths of your team and colleagues, and establishing a positive work culture. This role is highly relationship driven, where you model the behaviour and professionalism that inspires excellence in others. Your ability to communicate in both official languages would be strongly preferred. 

Should you wish to learn more about this exceptional leadership opportunity, please call (in strictest confidence) Mike Lupiano at 613-862-2999, Nicole Poirier at 613-915-5030, or email your CV and letter of introduction to:  Ceo.appraisal@lupianosearch.com 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

The Appraisal Institute of Canada is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. Please advise in advance if you require any accommodation during the application or selection process. AIC is committed to employment equity and encourages candidates to self-identify as visible minorities; people from culturally diverse backgrounds; people of all gender identities and sexual orientations; Indigenous peoples; and persons with disabilities.