Associate - Urban Land Institute (DALLAS)

The Associate is a professional position within the district council. As an integral part of the district council team, the Associate is a professional liaison between the district council, ULI headquarters, and North Texas–area real estate, planning, and development professionals. The Associate is one of the faces of the district council—members call the Associate first for assistance and information, so it is imperative that he or she be poised, courteous, and friendly. The Associate must be able to travel occasionally to district council events throughout the area and attend meetings, events, or programs in the early mornings or evenings.

The Associate is an informed resource for district council committees, helping these committees ensure that all work is consistent with ULI’s policies and procedures and that the goals and objectives of ULI North Texas are met. The Associate works closely with the Executive Director to maintain administrative, financial, and office operations of the district council, including membership, sponsorship, programs, communications, and community outreach.

About ULI 

ULI–the Urban Land Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. Founded in 1936, the Institute has more than 38,000 members worldwide representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines, working in private enterprise and public service. As the preeminent, multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates the open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among local, national, and international industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. The mission of ULI is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. The Institute’s organizational structure includes district councils that cover specific regional areas. 
For additional details on ULI and a full job description, please visit http://uli.org/aboutuli/career-opportunities/ 
ULI North Texas, a district council of ULI, has more than 1,300 local members. Members form the spectrum of land use and development professionals including developers, builders, investors, designers, public officials, planners, real estate brokers, attorneys, engineers, lenders, academics and students. ULI North Texas carries forth ULI’s mission by serving the North Texas Metropolitan Area’s public and private sectors with pragmatic land use expertise and education. ULI examines land use issues, impartially reports findings, and convenes forums to find solutions to complex land use problems, collaborating with industry and stakeholder groups worldwide. For more information on the district council, please visit www.northtexas.uli.org
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES 
General Operations: 
  • Manage district council operations including: supplies and equipment, files, databases, records, calendars, and other district council resources and equipment as needed. 
  • Maintain the district council website, using ULI’s content management systems, including, but not limited to: marketing for upcoming events, news related to district council initiatives, members in the news, and other pertinent activities. 
  • Process and manage accounts payable and receivable for all activities associated with the district council, including but not limited to sponsorships, programs and events, membership, supplies, and staff reimbursements. 
  • Perform other administrative, marketing, and communications duties as required. Committees and Events: 
  • Work with the communications committee and other groups to create, produce, and manage distribution of district council event notices, newsletters, invitations, and other communications via email, webpage, Twitter, and other networks. 
  • Serve as primary staff contact for ULI Young Leaders (members under age 35); attend YL Executive Committee monthly meetings as well as all YL-organized educational and networking events; assist YL leaders with venues, catering, and other logistics for their events. 
  • Support/attend meetings of standing committees and other working groups as needed. 
  • Assist with programs and event planning, contracts, and budgeting, including venue, catering, AV, and other vendor selections. 
  • Administer NetForum and Power BI (member and event data program) input from the district council, including, but not limited to: committee assignments, complimentary event passes for members of the press, speakers, sponsors, and other dignitaries.  Responsible for district council event tasks including obtaining speaker bios and design and printing of program materials, room and AV setups, printing name badges, sending thank-you letters, on-site registration, and processing event-specific invoices. 
INTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS: Maintains daily relationship with district council staff and works directly with staff at ULI headquarters, and disseminates information to applicable parties and departments, including membership, meeting production, finance, and customer service teams. 
EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS: Daily direct work with ULI members, member firms, sponsors, prospects, vendors, collaborative partner organizations, and consultants. 
REQUIREMENTS: The strongest candidate will be courteous, highly organized, attentive to details and follow-up, and an energetic professional. The candidates who are self-driven, can multitask effectively, and with proven written and communication skills will thrive in this role. 
  • Minimum of two to five years’ related experience required. 
  • BA/BS required and related nonprofit experience preferred. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint); knowledge of and competency with graphics software (Illustrator, Photoshop, Flickr, etc.). Familiarity and proficiency with web-based tools, such as WordPress content management systems, and group communication and social media sites, including MailChimp, Survey Monkey, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. 
  • Professional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to work with senior business and public sector executives.
  • Self-motivated; ability to initiate and prioritize tasks and handle multiple tasks concurrently and within deadlines, with minimal supervision. 
  • Proven project and office management skills, including creative problem solving. 
  • Aptitude for financial management and budgeting, with outstanding attention to detail. 
  • Meeting and event coordination skills. 
  • Interest in real estate and land use desired. 
  • Ability to attend early morning and evening events is required.
  • Ability to travel to regional events; use of personal vehicle required for local travel. 
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, please click on the link below. Please submit a resume and letter of interest. https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=URBANLAND&jobId=31990 EOE/m/f/d/v. No relocation reimbursement offered at this time. \
Salary is low to mid 40s. 

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