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Director of Administration

Chicago, IL


A commercial real estate, full-service tenant representation company is hiring a Director of Administration to develop and maintain control of all business operations. This person will be an experienced and efficient leader with excellent people skills, business acumen, and an exemplary work ethic. The ideal individual will also be a strategic planner with the essential ability to specify, strategize, and define opportunities.


  • Oversee daily operations and make adjustments as necessary, ensuring the organization is consistently “rowing” together in the same direction

  • Oversee Broker Teams and Sales Teams

  • Works with the executive team to execute the business plan, achieving or exceeding established P&L objectives

  • Filters and translates the CEO’s ideas into functional plans for the company

  • Effectively resolve issues - must be comfortable with conflict, addressing issues, and solving problems in a practical and healthy manner

  • Identify areas of opportunities for improvements across the organization, including opportunities to improve revenue, reduce cost, and increase profitability throughout the organization while improving efficiency

  • Attract, retain, and develop a high-performing team


  • Proven results as a Senior Manager, Director, or a similarly relevant role

  • Strategic and tactical contributions, player/coach mindset

  • Knowledge of operational performance KPIs

  • Execution mindset and a record of success holding people accountable 

  • Understanding of and ability to create healthy organizational culture 

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills 

  • Varied experiences and responsibilities in Operations, Finance, and Human Resources strongly preferred

  • Professional Services industry experience preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree, MBA or similar, preferred



  • Health insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Vision insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid time off and paid holidays

  • Commuter benefits


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