Executive Director, ULI Austin
The Urban Land Institute is the preeminent multidisciplinary
real estate organization, facilitating open exchange of ideas,
knowledge and experience among local, national and international
industry leaders and policymakers dedicated to creating and
sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Structured as a 501(c)
(3), nonprofit, member-driven research and education organization,
the Institute has more than 40,000 global members representing the
entire spectrum of land use and real estate development
disciplines, both in private enterprise and public service.
ULI's strengthcomesfromthe collective intellectual capital and
diverse on-the-ground experience ofitsmembership. Members include
real estate developers, builders, owners, investors, architects,
public officials, planners, brokers, appraisers, attorneys,
engineers, financiers, and academics. For these diverse
constituents, ULI provides various educational programs,
publications, forums and meetings, applied research, and advisory
ULI's culture is focused on providing exceptional benefit to the
member by leveraging its collective intellectual and experiential
capital. The strength and value of the organization is deeply tied
to connections made between members at all levels; ULI delivers its
mission by inspiring, informing, and mobilizing its membership to
improve the practices and policies that drive effective land use
and urban development.
The work of ULI centers around five "pillars" or primary areas
of programmatic emphasis: housing and communities, real estate
investment and finance, sustainability, building successful cities
and regions, and the practice of real estate development.
Austin, Texas has been a top ranked city over the past decade
across every measure, and ULI Austin has been a successful partner
in the growth and development of the Central Texas area. ULI Austin
has established itself as the "thought leader" in local and
regional development and land use issues and the premier real
estate organization in Central Texas. ULI Austin membership has
doubled in three years and participation in ULI Austin programs and
initiatives has skyrocketed while the impact and visibility of the
organization has increased dramatically, and the organization's
financial position is robust. For additional information on ULI
Austin, please visit .
Reporting to the EVP, District Councils, and Chair, ULI Austin,
the Executive Director is responsible for leading the District
Council's program of work, including developing and executing
strategies that manage the District Council and Institute
resources, expertise, and leadership to constructively impact local
and regional development issues and land use policies.
The Executive Director will be charged with the oversight and
coordination of the various activities of the District Council,
including programs, membership, corporate and program sponsorships,
communications, public relations and general management of
The candidate must have strong organizational and management
skills, but at the same time must be able to "see the big picture"
and think and act in a visionary manner. He or she must also have
an entrepreneurial spirit, the ability to multi-task and respond to
situations quickly and the ability to present to groups, manage
public meetings and be the "face" of the organization. A background
working with volunteers who include business professionals, public
officials, corporate executives, and senior members of the real
estate community is highly desirable.
Specific responsibilities include:
Develop and implement a program of work, budget and a staffing
plan for the District Council that provides for clear outcomes and
methods to measure success.
Develop and promote strategies that direct the Austin Council
and Institute resources, expertise and leadership to the issues
affecting land use policies through education forums, community
initiatives, conferences, meetings, programs, publications and
Advance a comprehensive sponsorship program that provides a
robust, sustainable platform for staff and programs, including the
support and oversight of volunteers that are working to secure
Implement a comprehensive membership program that engages the
membership committee as well as the YLG and other Committees in
efforts to maintain existing members, expand new memberships, and
encourage upgraded memberships, such as from associate member to
full member; provide opportunities for active member voluntary
engagement in our program of work.
Foster and maintain key external strategic alliances with other
professional, academic, public sector and non-profit
Support the Chair, Advisory and Management and Governance
Committees in administration, leadership development and
Oversee, with District staff, the implementation of the
District Council's program of work, including the following:
Programs and events throughout the region focused on, among
other subjects, Real Estate Trends, Sustainability/SmartGrowth,
Housing, Infrastructure and Capital Markets
Young Leaders Group Programs and Events
Policy & Practice Initiatives
Local Technical Advisory Panels
Local Member Product Councils (Residential, Commercial,
Women's Leadership Initiative
Communications and Social Media
ULI Austin Annual Report
Manage the ULI Austin office and staff, currently two full time
managers and two part time contractors.
Serve as an innovative model and expert resource for other
District Councils across the country, especially as it pertains to
the UrbanPlan program.
This position is an outstanding opportunity for a well-regarded
member of the land use and development community to expand upon the
success of ULI Austin and its strong membership base.
10+ years' progressively responsible experience in local real
estate and land use, community relations and/or nonprofit
Bachelor's degree in real estate, urban planning or
business/public administration or related field; an advanced degree
ULI member highly desirable.
Working knowledge of theAustin real estate community, the Urban
Land Institute and the ULI Austin District Council Strategic Plan
and programs is highly desired.
Highly motivated leader who thrives in a team environment;
multi-task oriented; self-motivated and takes pride in his/her
Ability to effectively manage a myriad of issues and to
establish and meet priorities.
Experience in the preparation and monitoring of annual budget
and financial statements; fiscally responsible.
Ability to work effectively with people at all levels,
including but not limited to corporate leaders, politicians,
educators, public officials, etc.
Experience recruiting, managing, developing and leading a
Ability to plan and oversee high-quality events in support of
the District Council.
Ability to grow and retain membership and sponsorship
Proven track record in strategic planning and execution of
sound business plans.
Ability to communicate at all levels openly and effectively in
both oral and written forms.
Highest level of honesty and integrity.
Computer savvy, Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability for moderate travel throughout the greater Austin
region; periodic visits to ULI's headquarters in Washington D.C.;
attendance at the annual Fall Meeting and Spring Council Forums and
periodic meetings with surrounding states and the North Texas,
Houston and San Antonio districts.
Expand HR Consulting has been retained to assist ULI with this
search. Please submit your resume and letter of introduction to
Sharon Ossi, subject line "ED, ULI Austin".
Employment Type: Permanent
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