Senior Associate at Urban Land Institute in Portland
Are you passionate about the built environment and thriving communities? Savvy with both projects and people?
We currently have an opening for a Senior Associate in Portland, OR.
Urban Land Institute’s Northwest District Council is looking for a member to join our small team of energetic professionals. We are a productive force behind an array of programs and initiatives in real estate development and land use in the Pacific Northwest region. Representing Washington and Oregon, the local District Council of ULI, a non-profit research and education organization, carries forth our mission to connect the global real estate community and provide leadership in the responsible use of land and to create and sustain thriving communities. ULI has more than 40,000 members worldwide representing a spectrum of disciplines, working in private, public, and nonprofit sectors.
The Senior Associate is the “hub” of ULI Northwest programs and initiatives. The Senior Associate provides leadership, manages projects, and tracks all administrative details to ensure all trains are running on schedule. The successful candidate will be passionate about land use, self-driven, energetic, highly organized, and able to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced and fluid work environment. Work will be done independently as well as part of an integrated team.
The Senior Associate will see and steer potential in committees and implement a balance of stepping up to lead while knowing when to lead from behind. The Senior Associate will have a strong sense of the “big picture” and also successfully implement projects, conscientiously attending to all necessary details. The most successful candidate will help brainstorm new projects, ask great questions, contribute creative ideas, and enjoy interacting with a diverse swath of the Northwest real estate community. There will be occasional travel throughout Oregon and Washington and occasional work during early mornings and evenings.
Areas of responsibility include:
- Leadership: maintain key external alliances; support management committees; implement community outreach initiatives; be a liaison between committees; manage and support programs such as Placemaking, Urbanizing Suburbs, Experiential Retail, Mass Timber, and Energy Optimization, along with Technical Assistance Panels, Women’s Leadership Initiative, Urban Product Council, and the Young Leaders Group, including all aspects of design, planning, implementation, and evaluation; plus work directly with the Executive Director to support the District Council’s budget and Sponsorship Committee
- Committees: recruit volunteers, review applications, send meeting calendar invitations, track RSVPs, prepare for meetings, ensure members complete assignments, attend meetings, take minutes and send notes, and assist in creation of annual work plans
- Program Events: prepare handouts and presentations, assist with meeting logistics, coordinate with support staff, and track volunteers and volunteer assignments
- Communications: draft and finalize persuasive written communications on complex topics, contribute ideas and finished pieces for marketing, participate in sponsorship and new member recruitment, and keep aware of and utilize new technologies
- Administration: access the database to print labels/badges and make reports, answer calls and emails, do some admin tasks and special projects, and be the backup for administrative staff
Great candidates have a BS/BA degree, 4+ years of experience in many of the areas listed above, and the capacities and approaches described. Substantive knowledge in real estate and land use is preferred, but not required.
Compensation is competitive for this full-time contract position with great opportunity for growth, including an anticipated transition to full-time employment with full benefits in a few months.
To apply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with all of the following:
- A personalized cover letter
- Your resume
- Salary expectations
- LinkedIn or equivalent social media links
To learn more about ULI Northwest, visit: https://northwest.uli.org/ and about ULI visit: https://uli.org/
No phone calls, please.