Senior Associate, Advisory Services


The Senior Associate, Advisory Services, will join a growing team of professionals who work collaboratively to execute the Advisory Services program at the Urban Land Institute. The candidate will act as primary support staff to the Advisory Services program. This includes such tasks as: providing administrative support for the Advisory Services program; assisting in recruiting panelists; staffing and supporting panel assignments on site; assisting with writing and editing Advisory Services reports; coordinating the production of reports; creating and posting content on the Advisory Services website; broadening the Advisory Services social media footprint; and assisting in other day-to-day activities of the program. This is a full-time position located in Washington, D.C., reporting to the Vice President, Advisory Services.



  • Support administrative panel functions of the Advisory Services team, which includes but may not be limited to coordinating with project managers to assemble and share briefing materials with panelists; act as the primary contact for pre- and post-panel interactions with panelists regarding reimbursement of expenses; and other related duties.
  • Serve as primary staff for ULI panel invoicing and liaise with ULI accounting staff on panel financial information.
  • Support Vice President and Senior Vice President on budgetary matters.
  • Assist in updating online presence for the Advisory Services program.
  • Staff Advisory Services assignments on site, work with project managers, other ULI staff, and panel chair to carry out the assignment and assist, as needed, in writing the report.
  • Recruit member teams to participate in panels by developing, nurturing, and maintaining relationships with ULI members.
  • Produce marketing materials—such as brochures, infographics, and quarterly newsletters—for both internal and external Advisory Services marketing initiatives.
  • Coordinate production of Advisory Services reports, including managing and captioning design of illustrations; monitoring production schedules; and coordinating report production with the Publications Department.
  • Substantively edit reports and other Advisory Services products and assist in the production of the reports.
  • Travel to panel locations. Note: Travel could approach 40 percent of the time for this position.
  • Provide support during on-site panel assignment in coordination with ULI staff; provide support for post-panel invoicing.
  • Write articles for ULI publications and participate in other research, education, and publications projects on an occasional basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • One to three years’ experience, preferably working at a nonprofit or other organization in a member service capacity or related field.
  • Desire to learn about real estate and planning through real-world, experiential panel opportunities.
  • Proficiency/skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point) and Adobe products; knowledge of and competency with graphics software, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, or communications software a plus.
  • Knowledge of social media marketing (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter) for both in-office and on-site initiatives.
  • Familiarity and proficiency with web-based tools such as WordPress.
  • Ability to initiate tasks and assume responsibility for them, and to work with minimal supervision in a high-production position.
  • Proven experience in writing, editing, and producing high-quality reports.
  • Interest in public and private planning and development process; municipal government; real estate market issues; equity issues as they relate to land use; land economics; public utilities; transportation; housing; urban design; sustainable development; and similar subjects.
  • Polished and professional oral and written communication and demonstrated ability to work with senior business and public-sector executives.
  • Ability to provide courteous customer service and maintain professional
    relationships with coworkers in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-motivated, with meticulous attention to both details and deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated desire to serve as a member of a team.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Ability to travel up to 40 percent.


  •  Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, real estate development, anthropology, sociology, communications, and/or nonprofit management.


To apply, please click on the link below. Please submit a cover letter, a résumé, and a writing sample.

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