The Professional Development Specialist works within a team of Professional Development Specialists to develop and deliver outreach and technical programs to Members and Brokerages, on and offsite, which assist in the professional development of practicing REALTORS®. This includes designing high-quality and innovative e-learning, classroom and workshop courses on the tools, resources and technologies available to Realtors, including keeping them abreast of all changes in the real estate profession on a regular basis.
The incumbent will also create technical course materials, develop web-based learning aids and deliver both hands-on and workshop-style classes. The successful applicant must demonstrate experience and enthusiasm for utilizing mobile and other emerging technologies as learning tools.
This role is for a highly organized, tech-savvy self-starter with an enthusiasm for education and proficiency in the real estate industry. The successful applicant will be a front-line staff member of the Toronto Real Estate Board and must be confident in representing the organization.
Develop and conduct training sessions both at TREB’s offices and at various brokerage offices throughout the GTA.
Train real estate professionals on how to use applicable tools, resources and technologies, especially those associated with the MLS® System.
Design and deliver customized training programs in a variety of learning environments (hands-on classroom, seminar, training videos) for learners with diverse language and skill levels.
Develop and maintain end-user resources (user guides/workbooks, quick reference manuals) and training videos which support the course catalogue.
Develop and assist with the creation and maintenance of the training curriculum and documentation.
Maintain a strong working knowledge of the tools and resources available to REALTORS®, including current and emerging online and mobile device technology.
Stay abreast of trends and best practices in learning and incorporate these into the curriculum as appropriate.
Assist with testing and supporting new initiatives, websites and tools as required.
Perform other special projects or duties as assigned from time to time.
A university degree or diploma from an accredited academic institution and/or equivalent work experience as outlined below;
A CTP or CTDP designation is an asset.
Three years’ experience in adult education using various delivery methods;
Must possess excellent communication and writing skills;
Strong research, documentation and technical writing skills;
Articulate and confident presentation skills with experience delivering training;
Sound project management skills, effective prioritization, organization and time management skills;
Ability to meet deadlines without sacrificing quality and attention to detail;
Ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically and professionally;
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Mac and PC operating systems;
Experience and enthusiasm for utilizing mobile and other emerging technologies as learning tools;
Knowledge of TREB MLS® Rules and Policies, the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA 2002), the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) Code of Ethics, Competition Compliance, and any other legislation or industry requirements is required;
Real estate sales experience or equivalent is an asset; and
Knowledge and appreciation of all aspects of organized real estate and the industry regulatory bodies is preferred.
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS
A reliable vehicle and valid Ontario driver’s license are mandatory.
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) is a not-for-profit organization and serves a diverse membership of over 48,000 real estate brokers and salespersons across the Greater Toronto Area. If you’re looking for a challenging job in a supportive work environment, then you’ve come to the right place. For more information about TREB, please visit our website at www.trebhome.ca.