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Now Hiring! ULI Utah Manager Position

ULI Utah Manager Maryann Alston has made the difficult decision to move on to other adventures. While her tenure as the Utah District Council’s was short, it was impactful. Her enthusiasm, positive attitude and willingness to jump in and get the job done will be missed. We wish her well!

This means that ULI Utah is again in need of a manager. As you’d expect, we’re looking to fill the position with someone with knowledge of and experience in the real estate, planning and development fields. Contact ULI Utah Chair Brian Wilkinson at 801-673-5615 or brian@wfandco.com with questions and leads on potential candidates. Please see the job description below.

Manager, Urban Land Institute Utah District Council

The Urban Land Institute – a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating healthy, thriving communities – is seeking a full-time Manager to guide and support the growth and development of the Utah District Council (ULI Utah).

The ULI Utah Manager administers all aspects of coordinating programs and events; develops and implements marketing and communications strategies to support member and sponsor engagement, with an emphasis on recruiting new members and sponsors; supports multiple volunteer committees; publicly represents the District Council as needed; coordinates between ULI Utah and ULI’s home office; and works closely with ULI Utah’s chair and management committee to achieve the goals and objectives of the District Council.

ULI Utah has approximately 200 members. While the Utah District Council represents all of Utah, virtually all members and sponsors are in northern Utah metro areas. Events and programs are mostly held in the Salt Lake Valley, but occasionally in the Weber/Davis, Utah Valley and Park City/Wasatch Back areas. As such, the successful candidate should be located in the greater Salt Lake City metro area and have access to a personal vehicle for local travel. ULI Utah does not have permanent office space, so the Manager is responsible for providing their own workspace. As a ULI employee, the manager will report to a supervisor at ULI’s main office in Washington, D.C., as well as the Utah District Council Chair and management committee.


• Manages, in close coordination with the District Council Chair and management committee members, the planning and implementation of the District Council’s program of work, including:

  • Programs and events throughout the region focused on, among other subjects, real estate trends, sustainability, smart growth, housing, infrastructure, and financing
  • Young Leaders Group programs and events
  • Member engagement and recruitment
  • Sponsor engagement and recruitment
  • Technical Advisory Panels
  • Public relations
  • Various District Council initiatives, including partnerships with other organizations
  • District Council financial and tracking reports
  • Manages multiple volunteer committees to develop and meet goals and objectives for events/programs, community outreach, membership, sponsorship, and management/finance.
  • Responsible for coordinating small and large networking and educational programs/events.
  • Oversees all logistics for securing speakers, venues, vendors, onsite staffing, handling transportation, print and digital marketing collateral, photography, A/V, signage, and insurance, etc., for programs and events.
  • Oversees all budgets and track expenses and revenues for the District Council and by programs, events, solicitations, etc.
  • Handles all related financial and administrative tasks.
  • Develops and maintains program calendar.
  • Manages, creates and/or updates all marketing and communications for the District Council. Including, but not limited to, the local District Council website, newsletters, membership directories, and press releases.
  • Takes and distributes minutes of all District Council executive committee and committee meetings.

    In addition to the above responsibilities, the Manager will assist with the coordination of other District Council responsibilities related to staffing committees; participating in strategic planning sessions; and creating budgets and recertification plans for yearly review. The Manager will also develop and maintain relationships with local nonprofits, public agencies, community leaders, local universities and other related professional groups.


    ▪ 5+ years of experience in events planning, non-profit management or a related field.

    ▪  BA degree strongly desired. Degree or other experience in urban planning, public administration, local real estate development or land use issues a plus, but not required.

    ▪  Computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Photoshop or graphic design skills and website/social media management a plus.

    ▪  Professional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to work with senior business, community and public sector executives and leaders.

    ▪  Experience working with and managing busy professionals who volunteers their time on behalf of ULI.

    ▪  Ability to prioritize tasks, and to handle multiple tasks concurrently and completely, with responsible follow-through.

    ▪  Strong organizational and time-management skills.

    ▪  Use of personal vehicle is required for local travel.

    ▪  Use of a home office or other office space is required; ULI Utah does not have

    permanent office space.

    ▪  Some out of state travel may be required for conferences and training.


    ▪ $45,000 annual salary, plus generous benefits. Submit résumé to Brian Wilkinson at brian@wfandco.com.


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