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Director of Education

Posted: 10/26/2021

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer

POSITION CONCEPT: The Director of Education is responsible for creating and delivering cost effective and competitive programs, training opportunities, business services and tools for REALTOR® members to become and remain successful in today’s real estate market, consistent with the CAAR mission & vision.


  • Develop a business plan for the Education Department resulting in a contributing profit center.
  • Oversee administration of educational functions including:
    • Implement annual General Membership Meeting calendar
      • Education topics
      • Preparation for and execution of the event – remotely or in person
      • Venue selection and contracting (as needed)
    • Manage and oversee the Central Virginia School of Real Estate
      • Course development in conjunction with content leaders
      • Course submission to the Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation (DPOR)
      • Fielding email and phone inquiries
      • Attendee registration assistance
      • Payment reconciliation
      • Record maintenance – DPOR files & member attendance records
    • Create the CAAR education calendar
      • Confirm and maintain communication with instructors; set pay rates and employment agreements; process instructor payroll
      • Venue set-up & tear-down
      • Prepare handouts
      • Manage facility and supplies the day of the event
        • Market and promote courses in cooperation with the Communications staff
  • Serve as liaison for the Professional Development Committee and related project teams (Trade Show, GMM, etc).
  • Serve as liaison to the Young Professionals Network (YPN) and related project teams
  • Monitor current needs and seek information from key Brokers/members to continuously improve existing programs. 
  • Attend local or state association meetings to stay current in REALTOR® issues and meeting management trends.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Associates or bachelor’s degree preferred.  
  • Minimum of two (2) years recent work experience in association management, program/event management, or equivalent discipline
  • Real estate industry experience is not required.
  1. Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
  2. Ability to communicate in both the written and spoken word.
  3. Superior customer service skills.
  4. Strong interpersonal skills and time management skills.
  5. Maintain a positive attitude.
  6. Must be self-directed, able to identify projects, develop strategies to conduct projects, and see projects to completion.
  7. Ability to interact effectively with executives at all levels and represent the organization with a high degree of integrity.
  8. Highly motivated, with ability and initiative to work independently, set priorities and handle multiple tasks with good judgment.
  9. Capable of budgeting, planning, and producing within a budget.
  10. Well organized and able to interpret relevant insights from various resources and produce error-free reports and correspondence.
Interested in applying? Send a cover letter and resume to:  

Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS®
Abby Tammen