Senior Manager, Urban Resilience

Urban Land Institute

Washington, DC Remote / WFH

Full time

Jul 12

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The Senior Manager, Urban Resilience, is responsible for research, technical assistance, outreach projects, and other initiatives within the Urban Resilience program. The Senior Manager reports to the Vice President, Urban Resilience, and is a core part of the Urban Resilience team, also collaborating with district council staff, the Advisory Services program, the Greenprint Center for Building Performance, and Building Healthy Places. 

The Urban Resilience program is focused on how cities, buildings, and communities can be more prepared for the impacts of climate change. The program works with ULI members to provide technical assistance, advance knowledge through research, and catalyze the adoption of transformative practices for real estate and land use policy.  

The Senior Manager position requires interest in and expertise on climate resilience, land use, and built environment/real estate topics. This could include extreme heat, wildfire resilience, drought resilience, or other climate adaptation topics. The position may have also gained knowledge of the real estate/built environment industries through a past role at a nonprofit, planning, or design firm or local government or through academic study. 


• Serve as a lead research author for at least one report per year, managing research and coordination with staff to create and write reports and other publications. Conduct interviews with ULI members, develop findings and recommendations, write up project profiles, share findings and coordinate with member reviewers, guide the report through the publication and outreach/marketing process, etc. 

• Manage and support technical assistance workshops and projects by identifying expert panelists, facilitating discussions, preparing reports and summaries, supporting impact evaluations, etc.

• Manage and support local-level resilience activities, coordinating closely with ULI district council staff to create strategies for events, locally led publications, and technical assistance projects.

• Present work to audiences such as ULI district councils and partner organizations.

• Participate in external partnerships as needed, representing ULI to fellow nonprofit organizations and other partners.

• Support business development for the Urban Resilience program as needed by contributing to grant and sponsorship proposals and contributing to reporting.

• Manage limited administrative responsibilities, such as submitting invoices for payment, scheduling meetings, and the like 


• At least five years of relevant private-sector and/or nonprofit experience. 

• Strong research and writing skills—ready to be a lead author of ULI research reports, case studies, and toolkits. 

• Excellent written and oral communications skills. 

• Excellent organizational and project management skills—ready to manage projects that require interdepartmental coordination and coordination with leaders in ULI membership.

• Strong facilitation and partnership skills—easily fosters relationships and partnerships with stakeholders to ensure their buy-in and follow-through program successes.

• Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

• Knowledge of climate resilience, with extreme heat resilience and wildfire resilience being two particular areas of interest.

• Knowledge of climate and environmental justice. 

• Knowledge of real estate, land use, and the built environment industries.

• Experience with Microsoft Office applications, WordPress, and Zoom. 

• Graphic design or Adobe skills a plus.

• Ability to multitask and prioritize in a dynamic work environment.

• Self-driven, can determine work methods and processes to follow in carrying out work assignments.


Regular travel to ULI convenings and technical assistance projects. A reasonable expectation would be four to six trips per year.


Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, urban planning, real estate, business, public policy, and/or a related field.


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

ULI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. No relocation reimbursement is offered at this time. 

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