The Director oversees all ULI Boston/New England’s local public-sector/community initiatives, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work, special district council initiatives and national partnerships that support the goals and objectives of the District Council. The Director works closely with the Executive Director to build relationships with ULI Boston/New England members, District Council leadership, and public sector partners and community leaders. The Director is also leader for the organization and serves as the right-hand person to the Executive Director, helping to chart the strategic course and planning for the District Council.
While the many of efforts and projects will relate to housing and mobility initiatives, the Director must be willing to work broadly toward ULI’s mission, specifically in the priority areas of regional economic competitiveness. The Director should anticipate a return to an office environment in 2022 for at least some portion of the work week once it is safe to return to the office in person.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Manage key relationships associated with like-minded organizations, content partners, editorial advisers, and internal and external ULI constituencies, while staying in close collaboration with the Executive Director and member leaders.
- Develop a work plan to integrate ULI content and member resources with policy initiatives and coalition work.
- Convene public and private sector leaders in exchange forums and facilitate an open exchange of ideas and best practices.
- Identify opportunities to leverage content and cross-market across the ULI network, including other centers and initiatives.
- Support members in developing content-related policies initiatives and projects.
- Work closely with member leaders to connect ULI content to Local Product Councils (LPCs) and leverage the work of LPCs to the broader membership and Institute.
- Represent the District Council external meetings and events.
- Write clear and actionable summaries of research for nonacademic audiences.
- Review and post the “news roundup,” including sourcing, writing, or editing news summaries, as needed.
- Develop concepts for specialty content, such as infographics, videos, and interactive features.
The Director position entails a combination of external relationship building, District Council project management, and policy analysis. The Director must demonstrate strong organizational skills, an interest in collaborative exchanges, strong facilitation skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. The Director should be familiar with the land use industry, including issues around housing, commercial development, and sustainability and resiliency. Additional requirements include:
- Bachelor’s and graduate degree preferred with coursework in urban planning, public administration, urban policy, real estate development, sociology, economics, geography, or comparable fields.
- Or 6 to 8 years of related experience in housing policy, urban planning, commercial real estate development, and land use issues.
- Demonstrated excellence in writing and editing for a variety of platforms, such as research reports, newsletters, and online publications.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Experience facilitating meetings in-person or virtually preferred.
- The ability to prioritize and manage several projects at once.
- Knowledge of information visualization tools preferred.
- Aptitude with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Ability to attend early morning or evening events as needed.
- Travel to 2-3 events outside New England a year.
ULI has a robust benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, vacation and a retirement plan. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Expand HR Consulting (EHR) has been retained to conduct the search. To apply, please submit your letter of interest and resume to EHR, Erica Raphael, Sr. Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ULI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran or active military status, alienage or citizenship status, arrest or conviction record, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or partnership status, familial status, unemployment status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or any other status protected by applicable law.