Firm: Urban Land Institute - San Francisco
Downtown San Francisco

Payment: Paid
Category: Land Use
Contact: ULI

Posted: Sep 6, 2017

About ULI
The Urban Land Institute is the preeminent multidisciplinary real estate organization, facilitating open exchange of ideas, knowledge and experience among local, national and international industry leaders and policymakers dedicated to creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Structured as a 501(c) (3), nonprofit, member-driven research and education organization, the Institute has more than 40,000 global members representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines, both in private enterprise and public service.

ULI’s strength comes from the collective intellectual capital and diverse on-the-ground experience of its membership. Members include real estate developers, builders, owners, investors, architects, public officials, planners, brokers, appraisers, attorneys, engineers, financiers, and academics. For these diverse constituents, ULI provides various educational programs, publications, forums and meetings, applied research, and advisory services.

ULI’s culture is focused on providing exceptional benefit to the member by leveraging its collective intellectual and experiential capital. The strength and value of the organization is deeply tied to connections made between members at all levels; ULI delivers its mission by inspiring, informing, and mobilizing its membership to improve the practices and policies that drive effective land use and urban development.

District Councils support best practices in land use through education programs, mentoring, networking events, project tours, policy work, and advisory services. By offering nonpartisan, unbiased expertise to community leaders, District Councils positively influence such issues as compact development, transportation, urban design and workforce housing. ULI District Councils deliver the Institute’s mission at the local level by providing members with education, networking, and opportunities to give back to the community. With 2,200 members across the Bay Area, ULI San Francisco (ULI SF) is ULI’s largest district council and the preeminent local organization focused on creating and sustaining communities through wise land use, development, and re-development decisions.

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The Opportunity
The closely-knit and high performing team of seven people works directly with our members, who include high-level business professionals, public officials, corporate executives, and senior members of the real estate and land use community, to help facilitate and move the needle on issues that are of utmost importance to ULI SF.

The Associate role is a great opportunity for someone interested in land use, development, urban planning and design, and/or real estate to gain exposure to a wide range of topics, events, and leaders in the industry. This is also a great role to gain skills in volunteer coordination, non-profit administration, and project management at an influential and well-respected education and research institute. The role is well suited to someone who is highly organized and energetic and has the ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks effectively.

The Associate works closely with the Executive Director, ULI SF staff, and committee members to implement the organization’s strategic plan, coordinate member-based committees, execute program and event logistics, and support the overall operations of the organization.

Responsibilities (in coordination with Executive Director, staff, and volunteer leadership):

Committee Coordination:

Support member committees such as Programs, Policy & Practice, Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), Young Leaders Group (YLG), NEXT, Membership, and Marketing & Communications. Tasks include:

Coordinate committee meetings including correspondence, scheduling, preparing agendas, taking meeting minutes, and catering;
Assist programs-based committees in producing and implementing events and programs;
Collaborate with committee co-chairs to ensure timely implementation of committee work plans;
Assist committee co-chairs in committee governance and operations; and
Prepare committee budget templates and track program budgets.
Program Support and Production:

Support ULI staff and several Committees, such as Programs, Woman’s Leadership Initiative, Young Leaders Group (YLG), NEXT, and Membership, with scheduling and logistics for the ULI SF’s approximately 60 events annually. Tasks may include:

Working with committee and staff to identify and book venues and schedule program dates;
Posting events on ULI SF’s website and coordinating with staff and Marketing & Communications Committee on event promotion;
Creating and implementing program budgets, coordinating catering, printing name badges, handling registrations, and processing invoices; and
Acting as on-site event coordinator, covering registrations, vendor management, volunteer supervision, and clean-up.
District Council Support/Non-Profit Administration:

Update the district council website, app, and social media;
Administer national database for member data, complimentary event passes, event set-up, and sponsorships;
Assist ULI staff with the UrbanPlan program in schools and UrbanPlan for Public Officials as needed; and
Perform other administrative, marketing, and communications duties and projects as required, to contribute to a team effort.
Professional Skills and Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in industry related topic of non profit administration/ business preferred.
2-4 years of related experience.
Prior experience in program or event planning desired.
Demonstrated interest in land use and urban development preferred.
Familiarity with Bay Area real estate and land use industry a plus.
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple responsibilities concurrently with responsible follow-through.
Excellent professional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work with business and public sector executives.
Self-motivated, demonstrating meticulous attention to both details and deadlines.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point) required.
Knowledge of and competency with Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
Familiarity and proficiency with web-based tools such as WordPress desirable.
Ability to travel to ULI San Francisco District Council events throughout the Bay Area.
Ability to attend early morning and late afternoon/early evening events.
Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. is required.
To Apply

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to, subject line “Associate, ULI San Francisco.” A list of ULI’s employee benefits can be found at . EOE/m/f/d/v