The President-Elect of CCIAOR is elected annually for a one-year term and then automatically ascends to President the following year and Immediate Past President the year after that.
The President-Elect holds a seat on the CCIAOR Board of Directors and the CCIAOR Executive Committee. The President-Elect performs the duties of President in the President’s absence and carries out such duties as the President and/or Board of Directors may from time to time assign. The CCIAOR President-Elect may be called upon to represent the Association at MAR and NAR events and meetings and to serve as a spokesperson when called upon by the CEO. Additionally, the President-Elect is expected to attend CCIAOR special events and programs.
As President of CCIAOR, this individual will have the following responsibilities:
Governance of Association Structures and Organizational Operations
- Collaborate with Staff and Management: Determine the association's future direction and cultivate a culture to empower staff to execute the strategic plan; leadership allows for internal organizational structure to be created and managed by staff.
- Develop Association Strategy and Goals: Determine the association's strategic vision; direct chief staff executive in developing association goals; monitor goal implementation
- Facilitate Implementation of Objectives and Operations: Lead the board of directors in determining the association's vision and strategic outcomes; manage the Board’s relationship with the CEO
- Review Committee Structure: Consider recommendations from chief staff executive on which committees will be formed to implement objectives identified by the board of directors.
- Review Budget: Lead the board of directors in approving a comprehensive budget as developed by staff; empower chief staff executive to make budget adjustments within established guidelines.
- Support Member Recruitment, Retention, and Orientation: Provide leadership support for new member recruitment, retention, and orientation efforts;
- Develop Strategic Analysis: Lead the association in an ongoing analysis that envisions, identifies, and implements strategic initiatives based on member needs.
- Exhibit Leadership in Networking Activities: Assume a visible leadership role at association programs and functions.
Internal and External Relations
- Support and Develop Volunteer Leaders: Develop relationships and foster communication with committee chairs and other volunteer leaders; Work with chief staff executive to identify, develop and nurture future volunteer leaders.
- Cultivate Synergistic Relationships: Work with chief staff executive in fostering effective and synergistic relationships with the following: local government leaders and legislators, service providers, vendors, consultants, contractors, influential and market share members/industry leaders, allied real estate groups who view the association as an industry leader, media, community groups, allied organizations and culturally diverse groups with an eye on building and leading political and business coalitions, and other advocacy groups.
- Promote Political Awareness Activities: Support and promote the association's political awareness and fundraising plan as a significant component of the organization's activities.
- Promote Government Advocacy Activities: Assume a leadership role, in partnership with the state and/or national associations, to support government advocacy activities in the community.
To be eligible to run as President-Elect, you must meet the following criteria:
- Currently be a REALTOR® member of CCIAOR in good standing;
- Have been a CCIAOR REALTOR® for the last 3 years;
- Have no finding of REALTOR® Code of Ethics Violations in the last 3 years;
- Have served on the CCIAOR or CCIMLS Board of Directors or the Finance Committee in the last 3 years;
- Have not served as CCIMLS Immediate Past President in the past 24 months;
- Have not resigned from the CCIMLS Board of Directors in the past 24 months;
- Have not served more than two (2) consecutive terms as a Director, including Secretary/Treasurer without a 24-month hiatus.
The Board of Directors is responsible for governing CCIAOR. The Board steers the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure CCIAOR has adequate resources to advance its mission.
Responsibilities of Board Members include:
- Attend the Leadership Orientation program in January and Board of Director meetings on a monthly basis;
- Adhere to the Policy Manual and Bylaws and fulfill fiduciary duties of care, loyalty and obedience;
- Determine and advance CCIAOR’s mission, purpose and strategic plan and shape the development of policies and initiatives that keep the organization on track;
- Conduct organizational planning, ensure adequate resources and provide resource and financial oversight including approval of the annual budget;
- Promote the organization and the value of being a REALTOR® and serve as a communication liaison between CCIAOR and its REALTOR® and affiliate members;
- Keep abreast of technology, business and regulatory changes that impact CCIAOR and its REALTOR® and affiliate members.
- Ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability;
- Support the CEO and staff and assess the performance of CCIAOR;
- Be an active participant in CCIAOR activities and programs;
- Help develop future leaders;
- Provide oversight of the Cape Cod & Islands Multiple Listing Service - CCIMLS (CCIAOR is the single shareholder of CCIMLS).