Manager, ULI Washington

The Manager will be the lead staff person on several ULI Washington programs, including the Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) program, the Regional and Placemaking Initiative Councils, the Peer Exchange Program, and Public Official outreach. The Manager will also participate in other aspects of the district council’s work program as time permits, including, but not limited to event planning, and other programs and initiatives.

This is a full-time exempt position located in Washington D.C. reporting to the Executive Director, ULI Washington.

In coordination with the Executive Director, plan, manage, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of several district council initiatives, which may include the following:

Technical Assistance Panel Program

  • Serve as the coordinator for ULI Washington’s Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) program, in which ULI member experts provide objective solutions to land use challenges.
  • Support the TAP steering committee’s efforts in sourcing opportunities, marketing the program to government agencies throughout the ULI Washington region, and recruiting experts from ULI’s membership to serve on panels.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact with a TAP sponsor. Assist with the negotiation of the scope of work, develop a pre-panel timeline, and assemble all briefing materials.
  • Coordinate all logistics and support for TAP panelists on the day of the charrette. Oversee timeline of report production with contracted report writer.

Public Official Outreach Initiative
This position will be primarily responsible for developing and implementing a public official outreach program. On element of this initiative will be UrbanPlan for Public Officials. The Manager shall take the following steps to create the program:

  • Coordinate with the existing UrbanPlan committee to guide development of a strategic plan for implementation of the UP4PO program
  • Create marketing materials and publicize the program to elected and appointed local government officials and their staffs and engage program participants
  • Work with UP staff to train UP4PO volunteers and track their availability for UP4PO sessions through a database
  • Evaluate the UP4PO sessions and report to the UP Committee on the program progress
  • Maintain UP4PO supplies and materials.

In addition, this position will work on Impact projects, including research and its dissemination. The Housing Affordability study will be taken “on the road” to local jurisdictions and this position will be charged with developing a dissemination plan and following through to engage members to meet with elected and appointed officials to discuss the report’s findings. As additional research projects are created, this position will be responsible for managing the projects.

Additionally, the Manager will, along with the Executive Director, serve as a resource and point person for overall interaction with regional public officials.

Placemaking, Regional (Infrastructure), And Tod Initiative Councils

  • Manage three local product councils (Regionalism (possibly refocused as Infrastructure), Placemaking, and TOD (with Baltimore). which are topically focused, multidisciplinary groups of mid- and senior-level professionals involved in a specific facet of real estate who commit to meet on a regular basis, develop trusted connections, and share best practices.
  • Work with the volunteer member co-chairs of the three local product councils to develop programming, schedule and execute meetings, and recruit new council members.
  • Support grant writing and serve as project manager for local product council–driven research initiatives as necessary.
  • Secure venues and handle all logistics associated with supporting the Councils, with assistance from the Associate as necessary
  • Coordinate with the other staff Manager to create opportunities for information sharing among initiative councils.

Peer Exchange Program

  • Evaluate the current program and refocus the new program including length of commitment, recruitment, cost, and other elements of the program
  • Recruit members for the groups and make assignments based on geography, demography, and business sector


  • Work as a team member to develop programming and initiatives that further the mission of the district council. Assist in the preparation of annual budget, program of work and calendar for the district council.
  • Maintain frequent interactions with ULI Washington volunteer members and provide courteous customer service. Develop and maintain relationships with local nonprofits, public agencies, community leaders, and other industry professionals.
  • Work closely with Membership and other committees to maximize the engagement of ULI Washington’s members and improve member retention.
  • Communicate ULI Washington’s progress and initiatives to public, private, and nonprofit organizations and the media. When appropriate, seek opportunities to expand strategic partnerships to advance the district council’s mission.
  • Attend early-morning and evening events as needed; provide own transportation.
  • Provide support for the district council’s operations including, but not limited to, databases, records, calendars, supplies and equipment, files, and other district council resources and equipment and maintenance as needed.


  • 5-7 years of related experience (e.g., real estate, urban planning, public policy; experience in education, nonprofit management, or event planning may substitute).
  • Ability to initiate tasks and assume responsibility for them, and to work with minimal supervision in a high-production position.
  • Flexible and adaptable; ability to work cooperatively in a mission-driven team environment.
  • Demonstrated high degree of initiative and project management; able to manage several projects at once and to meet frequent deadlines.
  • Ability to build relationships with ULI members to encourage their commitment and contribution to programs and initiatives. Understanding of volunteer organizations.
  • Excellent professional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to work with senior business and public sector executives. Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Skilled in customary office software: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with InDesign and WordPress are desirable


BA required, MA desirable.


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.

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