Manager, ULI San Francisco


UrbanPlan (UP) is a realistic, engaging, and academically demanding classroom-based curriculum in which high school and graduate students learn about the fundamental forces that affect development in the United States. Students experience the challenging issues, private- and public-sector roles, complex tradeoffs, and fundamental economics in play when proposing realistic land use solutions to vexing growth challenges.

The UrbanPlan Manager would be responsible for managing UrbanPlan in high school and university classrooms in Silicon Valley for coordinating work inside and outside the classroom to ensure the success of the program, in close coordination with the UP contractor who coordinates the program in the East Bay and Marin classrooms. The Manager would also be responsible for UP operations and administration, including volunteer recruitment and training coordination, and will work closely with ULI SF staff on tracking, ordering, and storing UP materials.

The UrbanPlan program runs the duration of the school year, typically September through mid-June, with national UP meetings frequently taking place in late June. Typically, the Manager would not be required to work during July and August and from mid-December to mid- to late January. The number of hours per week varies during the year, with an average of 16 hours per week.


  • Oversee UP classroom sessions, including financial model training, facilitations, and city council sessions, in high school and university classrooms in the Silicon Valley subregions;
  • Develop a strong relationship with the UP classroom teachers in the Silicon Valley;
  • Propose the UP roster of schools in Silicon Valley for the school year (and semester, as applicable) for approval by the UP Committee and ULI SF Executive Director;
  • Work with ULI staff to prepare the UP classroom schedule for each semester in coordination with the classroom teachers;
  • Serve as a backup for teachers in delivering the UP financial model session in each classroom and act as a facilitator in other sessions on an as-needed basis;
  • Prepare materials for city council sessions;
  • Ensure that the online classroom scheduler is updated regularly and that all School Champions, volunteers, the UP contractor, and ULI SF staff have access to the scheduler;
  • Ensure that there are volunteers for all facilitions and city council sessions, including recruitment, reminders, and delivery of refresher materials;
  • Work with Executive Director on the UP annual budget;
  • Work with ULI SF and UP Committee, which oversees the UP program, to:
    • Analyze data on volunteer participation,
    • Recruit new volunteers to trainings and convert trainees to active classroom volunteers, and
    • Ensure that there are enough committee members to fill all the committee roles;
  • Act as primary point of contact with ULI headquarters regarding the UrbanPlan program, including fulfilling requests for data and information;
  • Work with ULI SF to manage, produce, and maintain all the UP documents;
  • Work with ULI SF staff to ensure that there are enough UP supplies and materials, in alignment with UP annual budget;
  • Work with ULI SF staff to execute UP events such as the annual UP volunteer appreciation event;
  • Help identify and secure UP funding opportunities, including grant proposals and related administration;
  • Understand ULI SF’s program of work and tie to ULI’s overall goals and help ensure that UP and UP volunteers are integrated into the ULI SF member community; and
  • Attend ULI SF staff meetings quarterly, or as needed.


  • A minimum of 4 years of related experience;
  • Prior experience with teaching and/or UrbanPlan a plus;
  • Strong aptitude with computer software for applications in word processing and spreadsheets, particularly Word, Excel, and/or Google Sheets;
  • Professional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to work with senior business and public sector professionals and high school students;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to proactively anticipate and solve problems;
  • Self-motivation, demonstrating meticulous attention to both detail and deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to: initiate tasks, assume responsibility, work with minimal supervision in a high-production position, prioritize tasks, handle multiple tasks concurrently and completely and with responsible follow-through
  • Experience as a volunteer and/or with managing volunteers (required);
  • Adaptability and ability to provide courteous customer service;
  • Interest in local real estate market dynamics and land use a plus;
  • Ability to travel to ULI events and high school and college classrooms throughout the region (valid CA driver’s license required);
  • Ability to attend several evening events or university classrooms during the year and travel to at least one national UrbanPlan meeting every year; and
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.


  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in education, real estate, urban planning or business/public administration, or related experience.


To apply, please follow the link below. Please submit a résumé and letter of interest.

EOE/m/f/d/v. No relocation reimbursement is offered at this time.