Current Opportunities

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Join our Team

Interested in using your skills to support protection for real estate consumers? We offer challenging careers that help you reach your potential. Our staff members have a wide range of experience and expertise, with backgrounds in law, accounting, real estate, communications, adult education, information technology and customer service. We provide employees with opportunities to grow their skills and broaden their expertise and knowledge.

RECBC is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates. All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in career opportunities at RECBC. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Career Opportunities

  • Communications Advisor

    ABOUT US:

    The Real Estate Council of BC (RECBC) was established by the provincial government in 1958. Its mandate is to regulate licensed real estate professionals to protect consumers and serve the public interest. RECBC licenses individuals and brokerages engaged in real estate sales, rental property management and strata management. 

    Under a co-regulation model with the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate (OSRE), RECBC sets and enforces standards for entry qualifications, monitors and maintains standards of conduct and oversight through a proactive office and records inspection program, provides practice guidance through various resources, including Professional Standards Advisors, investigates complaints against real estate licensees on behalf of the public, and imposes discipline for professional misconduct under the Real Estate Services Act (RESA).  

    In early 2021, RECBC is expected to integrate with OSRE and the BC Financial Services Association (BCFSA) into a single financial services regulator. 

    We currently have an opportunity for a Communications Advisor to join our team for a 5-month term.

     

    WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

    Reporting to the Senior Manager, Communications & Engagement, the Communications Advisor is responsible for developing compelling narratives in all forms of print and digital communications, for internal, industry, and public audiences. The Communications Advisor works collaboratively with other communications team members to contribute to RECBC corporate communications planning and delivery, support outreach events, media relations, and other communications initiatives aligned with RECBC’s strategic objectives. The Communications Advisor also works cross-functionally with other RECBC departments to provide communications planning and advice for projects and initiatives.

    Communications Planning

    • Contribute to the development and execution of RECBC’s strategic communications plan that supports and integrates with RECBC’s strategic goals and objectives
    • Contribute to the development and execution of a content calendar that identifies opportunities for engagement and visibility and supports organizational communications objectives 

    Corporate Communications

    • Create content to support RECBC’s strategic objectives and increase awareness of RECBC’s mandate and role
    • Work with other departments and subject matter experts to ensure complex information is presented in clear, relatable language for a variety of audiences
    • Research, draft and edit high quality and strategic corporate materials including, but not limited to:
      • Web and social media copy
      • Speeches
      • Corporate reports
      • Brochures
      • Infographics
      • Newsletters and articles
      • Briefing notes
    • Work collaboratively with other communications team members to manage the communications tools and resources for RECBC
    • Work with other RECBC departments and subject matter experts to ensure complex information is presented in clear, relatable language for a variety of audiences
    • Work with other RECBC departments to provide communications planning and advice
    • Take a lead role in developing and maintaining an informative, accessible voice and tone for RECBC communications using the principles of plain language communication
    • Develop, write, and deploy web-focused content across all platforms based on strategic objectives
    • Support the delivery of interactive digital communications including webinars and online surveys

    Internal Communications

    • Ensure that all internal communications are executed in accordance with RECBC brand standards and messaging
    • Draft and edit internal and cross-organizational communications

    Additional Responsibilities

    • Adhere to and uphold the RECBC brand and champion corporate reputation
    • Work with appropriate team members in the creation of materials, planning and executing virtual events as required
    • Manage special projects and assignments as required
    • Create and maintain project timelines and schedules that support the completion of projects
    • Provide back up duties for the Communications Coordinator as necessary

     

     

    WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE:

    • 3 years of related experience in communications or public relations
    • Post-secondary degree in English, Communications, Journalism or related discipline
    • Work experience in a regulatory, legal, or non-profit setting is an asset
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to juggle numerous projects and competing deadlines simultaneously
    • Ability to adapt to and understand the communications needs of a complex organization with multiple stakeholders
    • Ability to lead in assigned project portfolios, including exercising self-direction and initiative in designing and undertaking assigned projects
    • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team
    • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and protect confidential information
    • Ability to take initiative and to interact professionally with all levels in the organization
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to write in a variety of styles for a range of audiences, and to translate complex concepts into plain language
    • Experience developing video scripts is an asset
    • Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office

    WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE IN RETURN:

    At RECBC, we want to ensure that we are continually investing in our greatest resource — our people.

    In addition to living out your values by working towards fulfilling the mandates of RECBC, we hope to make your employment experience with us the best it can be with employee perks and benefits that contribute to a balanced and enjoyable lifestyle for you and your family.

    Here is what you can expect from us:

    • Flexible working hours
    • Competitive salary
    • Ability to work with a dynamic team
    • Ergonomic workstations 

    This is an opportunity to participate meaningfully in the protection of real estate consumers in British Columbia as part of a collaborative and motivated team. If you want a rewarding career in an environment that values innovation, transparency and accountability, consider RECBC.

    The team at the Real Estate Council of BC thank you for your interest!

    Apply now
  • Hearing Coordinator (Paralegal)

    ABOUT US:

    The Real Estate Council of British Columbia protects the public interest by enforcing the licensing and licensee conduct requirements of the Real Estate Services Act. We license individuals and brokerages engaged in real estate sales, rental and strata property management, set entry qualifications, investigate complaints against licensees and impose disciplinary sanctions under the Act. 

    We are responsible for ensuring that the interests of consumers who use the services of real estate licensees are adequately protected against wrongful actions by real estate professionals. We encourage public confidence by impartially setting and enforcing standards of conduct, education, competency and licensing for real estate professionals. 

    We are accountable to government, and we advise government on real estate industry issues. 

    We currently have an opportunity for a part-time Hearing Coordinator (Paralegal) to join our team on a 5 month Contract. 

     

    WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

    The Hearing Coordinator is an experienced and proactive administrative professional with knowledge and/or related experience with the coordination of regulatory hearing proceedings.. The person acts as the focal point for communication with licensees, legal counsel, panel members, and various RECBC departments in relation to such proceedings.

    • Coordinate discipline, consent order review, urgent order, compensation fund qualification hearings, settlement conferences, and pre-hearing conferences, and related regulatory proceedings (collectively, “Proceedings”).
    • Work collaboratively with legal department staff to ensure effective administration and co-ordination of Proceedings. 
    • Liaise with internal and external counsel, licensee(s) and/or their representatives, and hearing panel members (“Panel Members”) in the scheduling of Proceedings, receipt and delivery of written submissions, orders, and other communications for parties to a Proceeding.
    • Ensure submitted materials are in the correct form and have all required components.
    • Arrange facilities for Proceedings, including remote attendance scheduling, and ensure facilities and equipment are adequate, reserved, and operational.
    • Communicate with Panel Members for the purpose of surveying and confirming members for Proceedings.
    • Attend Proceedings; take notes and prepare minutes. 
    • Book Court Reporters and arrange for interpreters for Proceedings (as applicable)
    • Manage the completion of post-Proceeding requirements, including the distribution of orders, decisions, and/or reasons to the parties, providing notifications to the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate, and applicable Real Estate Boards and brokerages, and coordinating with RECBC Legal, Licensing, and Communications departments to ensure the implementation of orders and decisions.

     

    WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE:

    • Strong commitment to quality work product with proven ability to meet competing deadlines 
    • Strong organizational skills, able to effectively prioritize and handle multiple tasks.
    • Critical thinking skills, high level of initiative, and a proactive approach to problem-solving.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, especially the ability to work with senior executives, Panel Members, legal counsel, staff, and various stakeholders.
    • Advanced computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe, and familiarity with electronic document and case management systems.
    • Intermediate understanding of legal terminology, legal processes and common legal documents related to administrative and regulatory law.
    • Experience with Virtual Hearings is an asset.
    • Intermediate legal research skills. 3-5 years working in a legal office or regulatory environment.
    • Paralegal certificate or diploma from an accredited institution or equivalent education/experience.

    WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE IN RETURN:

    At RECBC, we want to ensure that we are continually investing in our greatest resource — our people.

    In addition to living out your values by working towards fulfilling the mandates of RECBC, we hope to make your employment experience with us the best it can be with employee perks that contribute to a balanced and enjoyable lifestyle for you and your family.
     

    Here is what you can expect from us:

    • Flexible working hours
    • Competitive hourly salary
    • Experience working with a dynamic and high performing team
    • Ergonomic workstations 
    • Employee professional development and training programs

    This is an opportunity to participate meaningfully in the protection and advancement of British Columbia’s real estate industry as part of a collaborative and motivated team. If you want a rewarding career in an environment that values innovation, transparency and accountability, consider RECBC.

    Candidates who are offered employment may be subject to a criminal record, credential verification and other background checks as permitted or required by company policy or applicable law.

    The team at the Real Estate Council of BC thanks you for your interest!

    Apply now
  • Auditor

    ABOUT US:

    The Real Estate Council of BC (RECBC) was established by the provincial government in 1958. Its mandate is to regulate licensed real estate professionals to protect consumers and serve the public interest. RECBC licenses individuals and brokerages engaged in real estate sales, rental property management and strata management. 

    Under a co-regulation model with the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate (OSRE), RECBC sets and enforces standards for entry qualifications, monitors and maintains standards of conduct and oversight through a proactive office and records inspection program, provides practice guidance through various resources, including Professional Standards Advisors, investigates complaints against real estate licensees on behalf of the public, and imposes discipline for professional misconduct under the Real Estate Services Act (RESA).  

    In early 2021, RECBC is expected to integrate with OSRE and the BC Financial Services Association (BCFSA) into a single financial services regulator. 

    We currently have an opportunity for an Auditor to join our team for a 15-month term.

    WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

    Reporting directly to the Senior Manager, Audit, the Auditor is responsible for carrying out RECBC’s brokerage audits in a fair, consistent and timely manner, ensuring the public interest is met in the outcome. In addition, the Auditor works collaboratively in the development of proactive and efficient policies designed to enhance current and future operational capabilities. This role contributes to ensuring compliance with the Real Estate Services Act (RESA) and related legislation.

    Audit

    • Audits real estate brokerages to ensure compliance with RESA and perform field investigations, including:
      • Planning and scheduling investigations based on a completed risk assessment.
      • Interviewing managing brokers and/or directors.
      • Conducting audits (financial and non-financial components) for trading, rental property management and strata management services.
    • Reviews trading services documents such as purchase and sale agreements, lawyer/notary title registration and other documentation.
    • Review rental property management documents, such as management service agreements, tenancy agreements and other documentation.
    • Reviews strata documents, such as management agreements, monthly financial statements, invoices, minutes of strata council meetings, annual general meetings and special general meetings.
    • Assists in the development and ongoing review of field audit procedures and strategy.
    • Prepares comprehensive reports (for both internal and external users) for approval by the Senior Manager of Audit. The reports may include evidence of findings, results, recommendations, suggested courses of action, etc.
    • Reviews trust and general ledgers, monthly trust and general account bank reconciliations, monthly trust liabilities to asset reconciliations.
    • Reviews monthly owner’s statements, monthly financial packages, and any other relevant documentation required to ensure compliance and appropriate bookkeeping.

    Additional Responsibilities

    • Reviews Accountant’s Reports and Financial Statements prepared by a qualified external accountant (CPA, CA, CGA CMA) for non-compliance to determine the number and severity of exceptions and assign priority to audits based on professional judgement.
    • Participates in investigative related projects that represent significant risk and are highly visible or prioritized by management.
    • Responds to enquiries from brokerage staff, external accountants, and other stakeholders as necessary.
    • Performs other duties and projects of similar scope and complexity as assigned.
    • Provides backup duties for Senior Auditor as necessary.

    WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE:

    • 3 years of experience in an audit environment, preferably internal audit and/or in a regulatory or legal setting.
    • Knowledge of the reporting requirements and financial reporting under Canadian Financial Reporting (ASPE and IFRS) & Canadian Assurance Standards (CAS)
    • Knowledge of the Real Estate Services Act (Rules and Regulations) is an asset
    • Professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CGA CMA) with membership with theChartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia preferred
    • Post-secondary degree with a specialization in Accounting or equivalent
    • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team
    • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and protect confidential information
    • Ability to take initiative and to interact professionally with all levels in the organization
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to write in a variety of styles for a range of audiences, and to translate complex concepts into plain language
    • Experience developing video scripts is an asset
    • Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office

     

    WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE IN RETURN:

    At RECBC, we want to ensure that we are continually investing in our greatest resource — our people.

    In addition to living out your values by working towards fulfilling the mandates of RECBC, we hope to make your employment experience with us the best it can be with employee perks and benefits that contribute to a balanced and enjoyable lifestyle for you and your family.

    Here is what you can expect from us:

    • Flexible working hours
    • Paid time off
    • Gym membership
    • Pension plans
    • Health insurance
    • Maternity leaves
    • Ergonomic workstations 
    • Employee and family assistance programs
    • Employee professional development and training programs

    This is an opportunity to participate meaningfully in the protection of real estate consumers in British Columbia as part of a collaborative and motivated team. If you want a rewarding career in an environment that values innovation, transparency and accountability, consider RECBC.

    The team at the Real Estate Council of BC thank you for your interest!

     

    Apply now