The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) is seeking a Stakeholder Relations Specialist. We have a temporary position available to start immediately.

About RECO

RECO is a not-for-profit corporation responsible for administering the Trust in Real Estate Services Act, 2002 (TRESA) and associated regulations on behalf of the province of Ontario to protect the public interest through a safe and informed marketplace. A modern regulator with over 170 employees, RECO is a collegial and dynamic environment where quality work-life balance is valued along with strategic agility, curiosity and empathy in our action. RECO regulates approximately 100,000 registrants in the real estate sector.

Hybrid work environment

RECO has adopted a ‘hybrid’ environment, which will typically include a minimum attendance in the office of one day per week, with some teams/positions requiring more frequent in-office attendance. 

RECO’s commitment to diversity and inclusion: They aren’t just words to us!

RECO is committed to promoting an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment that includes awareness, education, and engagement-building opportunities for all employees.

The role

Under the direction of the Manager, Stakeholder Relations, the Stakeholder Relations Specialist supports the department’s activities, such as daily media monitoring and review of daily media clips, communications planning and execution, monitoring and corresponding with internal and external stakeholders, and maintaining issues management binder. The Stakeholder Relations Specialist supports and, in some cases, leads the planning and execution of RECO’s external and internal events. External events may include trade shows, the annual general meeting, the election of RECO’s board of directors, meetings with executive officers of Ontario real estate boards and advisory groups and committees, as well as presentations to local real estate boards. Internal events include staff town halls and staff social events. Other responsibilities include assisting the Stakeholder Relations team with a variety of communications projects as required.

Position responsibilities        

  • Monitors department inboxes and responds to emails or triages emails as appropriate to other departments in a timely and professional manner, collaborating with internal experts and stakeholders for information and fact checking.
  • Creates daily media monitoring reports and distributes to staff and board of directors.
  • Plans, coordinates and executes internal and external events. Liaises with vendors, external partners and internal speakers.
  • Works closely with senior stakeholder advisors and internal subject matter experts to draft presentations and other writing projects. Reviews material for clarity, accuracy, and consistency.
  • Supports team with stakeholder management, media relations, budgeting, and other tasks as required.

Qualifications and experience

  • Minimum of three years related work experience or a combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Completion of post-secondary education in communications, journalism, business, event management, office administration or other relevant area.
  • Superior administrative and organizational skills with an ability to juggle competing priorities and manage time effectively.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, including Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Excel and Outlook.
  • Good knowledge of communication distribution platforms (Envoke, Constant Contact, or similar).
  • Solid experience in event planning, coordination, and execution.
  • Experience coordinating meetings and preparing meeting materials.
  • Excellent writing, editing, grammar and spelling skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and demonstrate sound judgment in determining appropriate course of action quickly.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and stakeholder-relations skills.

Posting date: June 11, 2024
Closing date: June 24, 2024
Job grade: 5
Salary range: $59,600 - $74,500

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a detailed outline of experience specifically addressing RECO’s needs in confidence to Human Resources at hr@reco.on.ca


RECO is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. We are committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner and will do so by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest.