Job Posting-Appraisal Institute of Canada

  • 30 Nov 2011
  • 30 Dec 2011
  • Please see attached

Counsellor, Professional Practice

Founded in 1938, the Appraisal Institute of Canada is the premier real property valuation association in Canada. As a self-regulating professional organization, AIC grants the distinguished Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI) and Canadian Residential Appraiser (CRA) designations to individuals across Canada and around the world. With approximately 4,800 members, AIC members offer clients a wide range of real property valuation services across a very diverse range of property types. Their education, experience and lifelong continuing professional development requirements ensure that the real value expert consulted or hired will provide you with the most professional valuation expertise and opinions in the marketplace. The AIC office is located in Ottawa, Ontario and works collaboratively with 10 affiliated provincial organizations.

The Counsellor, Professional Practice is the key Appraisal Institute of Canada representative who promotes and administers the Institute’s professional practice process. S/he will work with the membership and the public to deal with and solve professional practice related issues and problems, ensuring that the work performed by Appraisal Institute of Canada members is in accordance with the Canadian Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. The Counsellor, who will be the first point of contact for the public and members of the Institute, will liaise with our professional practice committees – the Standards Committee, the Investigating Committee, the Adjudicating Committee, and the Appeal Committee, with respect to the handling of enquiries, and professional issues. The Counsellor will be a technical advisor and resource and will provide insight to the membership on issues related to undertaking and performing professional work. S/he will work with Institute members to ensure that they are knowledgeable of the standards of professional practice, and the code of ethics and that they perform their work accordingly. Proactive involvement in the preparation and dissemination of information for members to familiarize them with emerging issues and best practices is a key mandate of this role.

The ideal candidate will have a University degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience. S/he will have experience working with NGOs – particularly with professional regulatory not-for-profit associations, including demonstrated ability and experience in negotiations, mediation and arbitration in a regulated environment. Proven capability and experience in the field of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) will be of critical importance. Experience in and/or understanding of the real estate and/or appraisal industry would be a definite asset. The ability to think pragmatically and practically, with a strong process orientation and demonstrating common sense, along with outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community is key. Excellent communication skills both written and spoken, as well as a sound knowledge of project management principles, practices and tools is vital to the success of the chosen candidate.

To learn more about this outstanding leadership opportunity, call Mike Lupiano, Morgan Leadership Search, at 613-566-7035, or email your CV and letter of introduction, in strictest confidence to:

ADR Atlantic Institute

Box 123,  Halifax, NS

B3J 2M4


(ADR Atlantic operates a VIRTUAL OFFICE and does not use a telephone line -- email is the primary communications tool)

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