logo for southwest mlsThe Southwest Multiple Listing Service, the MLS division of the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® is looking for a new Director of MLS Services.

Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico is home to the world famous Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the most photographed event on the planet. The state of New Mexico enjoys some of the most interesting and diverse topographies. Often thought of as a desert, New Mexico has amazing skiing, hiking, and fishing. In 1964 the Wilderness Act was inspired by the amazing landscape of the state. Today, the state is blessed with some of the most diverse and stunning protected wilderness in the US. While New Mexico is one of the youngest states, it has some of the oldest cities in America. Santa Fe is not only the oldest European city west of the Mississippi River; it’s the oldest capital city in North America, dating to 1610.

New Mexico is the sixth least-densely populated state — about seventeen people per square mile. Despite this sparse but growing population, New Mexico’s makeup remains diverse. Native Americans have dwelled here for millennia, and Hispanics and Mexicans for centuries. The richness of their contributions can be felt everywhere. In addition to these cultures, New Mexico’s population includes more than twenty-eight ethnic groups including Italian, Chinese, Taiwanese, Indonesian, Swedish, German, Filipino, African, and French.

The Board of Directors of SWMLS is looking for an inspirational leader to deliver compelling and relevant MLS technologies, training and support for their 4000+ subscribers.

One of the fastest growing MLSs in the country, SWMLS has grown by nearly 50% in just the past few years. The successful candidate will be well-versed and passionate about helping brokers succeed by actively listening and addressing their ever changing needs. The new MLS Director will have proven experience and passion for driving engagement and usage of standardized data and distribution of data via the RESO Web API. They will be well-versed in emerging policies to help brokers fully leverage MLS data to create innovation in their business.

The successful MLS Director will be a great collaborator – working closely with their counterparts in Marketing, Training, Support as well as the Board of Directors to deliver compelling services to members. They will also be a strong leader and manager of the MLS team of 3, with proven skills in bringing out the best in their team and bringing proactive, progressive ideas to continually improve the MLS services being offered.

The position requires an experienced leader who has built a solid foundation of relationships with fellow MLS and technology executives.

Comfortable speaking in front of an audience about industry trends, topics and technologies is a critical component of the job. The success candidate will be a compelling speaker as well as skilled at delivering engaging and sales success-centric training to subscribers.

The successful candidate will have a strong grasp of the technology behind MLS solutions, as well as the ability to explain complicated technology concepts and features to REALTORS® in “plain English”.

If you would like to learn more about the position or send us a referral of someone you believe would be a good fit, please send me a confidential email at marilyn@wavgroup.com or contact me via message on Linkedin and I will be happy to get back to you with more details.