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Executive Director CREW Washington DC Chapter

Website CREW DC

Transforming the CRE industry by advancing all women.

Commercial Real Estate Women’s Washington, DC Chapter (“CREW DC”) seeks an outstanding leader to serve as Executive Director and oversee Chapter operations. The ideal respondent will have experience in managing a complex membership organization. The successful respondent must be an excellent communicator and external facing leader with the ability to move the Chapter forward and adapt to a changing commercial real estate environment. Reporting to a 14-member Board of Directors, the Executive Director develops and recommends to the Board those policies, plans, and programs that will effectively meet the needs of the membership, and that will enhance the growth and reputation of CREW DC. Each year, the Chapter brings on new leadership and the ED manages through that change. The Chapter is an organization of volunteers and relies on volunteer efforts to achieve its mission.

CREW DC is part of CREW Network, a global organization that is committed to strengthening and expanding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) throughout our global organization. CREW Network was founded in 1989 to bring together women in commercial real estate to exchange information, develop business contacts and help each other succeed professionally. Today, CREW Network is a premier business network dedicated to accelerating success for women in the industry globally. CREW Network has 80 chapters and approximately 15,000 members globally.

In addition to leading CREW DC’s operations, the Executive Director also will be the face of the Chapter and the liaison to the CREW Network, as well as CNCC (CREW National Capital Committee), a collaborative coordinating body of regional chapters—Baltimore, Northern Virginia, Maryland Suburban, and Washington, DC.

The management of the Executive Office is to include the Executive Director role and administrative support, which can be fulfilled by an individual paired with outsourced support or by a team. However, teams interested in responding will be required to assign a single individual for the Executive Director role and provide information about that individual in their response. Currently the Executive Office is fulfilled by an Executive Director and Administrative Manager that is approximately 2 FTE, but CREW DC is open to alternate structures. The Executive Director is expected to be a full-time position and the selected respondent will be considered an independent contractor; as such, any individual retained in the position will not be eligible for employment-related benefits. CREW DC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all

non-responsive persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Proposal Responses will be received until 5:00 PM EST on Friday, June 21, 2024. Proposals arriving after the date and time specified may not be considered for evaluation.

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Additional information regarding CREW DC and its membership is available on our website, www.CREW

Scope of Services


The core purpose of CREW DC is to transform the commercial real estate industry by advancing ALL women. The role of the contract Executive Director (ED) is to oversee and implement CREW DC’s mission and strategic plan, and to manage chapter operations which include:

•       Manage day-to-day implementation of the mission and strategic plan.

•       Enable fundraising, member engagement, and revenue-generating programs.

•       Maintain accountability for performance to the Board of Directors (BOD) with the current year’s President as a primary point of contact.

•       Represent CREW DC as the single point of contact for CREW Network, the local chapter coordinating body (CNCC), outsourced service providers, vendors, contractors, and other industry associations and industry contacts.


The ideal Executive Director will:

•       Be a strategic thinker with experience operationalizing a vision into a realistic work plan.

•       Be a skilled leader with an ability to motivate, coach, and liaise with members and board.

•       Demonstrate a track record of increasing engagement among members and sponsors.

•       Be a superb communicator with the proven ability to empower a diverse set of stakeholders.

•       Have a confident and inclusive management style.

•       Have a sense of humor and perspective.

•       Be committed to CREW DC’s mission.

•       Have at least 10 years of experience and a four-year degree.

Knowledge of the commercial real estate sector and the Washington metro region is preferred.

The ED should be located in the metro DC area with the ability to attend meetings and events in person on a regular basis, at least two per month. Travel will be required for this position to Leadership Summits, Annual Convention, and Specialty Trainings, as needed.

Additional information on the Scope of Services as well as proposal response requirements are in the RFP. For any questions or to review the RFP, please contact

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