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The University of Washington College of Built Environments is seeking a dynamic Research Coordinator to help facilitate the research efforts of The Washington Center for Real Estate Research (WCRER). The WCRER was founded over 30 years ago by the Washington Legislature and its mission is to provide real estate and housing affordability related data for the entire state, especially underserved and sparsely populated communities.
The Research Coordinator will report to the Director of WCRER and provide critical research support for the Quarterly Washington State Housing Market Report and the semi-annual Apartment Market Survey for the State Department of Licensing. Additionally, the Research Coordinator will support ad hoc projects taken on by WCRER as needed. This position is currently funded for one year, but may be extended depending on performance and continued funding.
At CBE we also believe that Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) are essential to meeting our goal of a more just and beautiful world. We believe that focusing on equitable and inclusive principles in the built environment, elevates diversity and justice, and results in increased health, wealth, and deeper levels of engagement for everyone. We are an equal opportunity employer that will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity.
The Research Coordinator’s typical duties will include:
Data Collection and Analysis
•Collect and analyze economic and housing data from a variety of sources
•Collect housing related data from key community stakeholders, including apartment managers, landlords, and real estate brokers
•Summarize housing data collected and provide appropriate outputs
•Manage and respond to project related emails
•Attend project meetings
Publications and Reporting
•Prepare articles, reports, and presentation materials for the Director
•Conduct literature reviews for reports presented to the legislature and external organizations
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
•Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, real estate or related field
•One year of relevant experience
•Ability to communicate with a diverse audience through customer service emails and phone calls, phone and email surveying, and presentation preparation
•Ability to use a variety of database systems to collect data
•Demonstrated skill in using spreadsheet software to summarize data
•Demonstrated experience using GIS software
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Desired: •Interest and experience working with real estate, economic, financial, and demographic data
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by June 10, 2021.
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