Real Estate Career Advisor (4517U) - CED/Master of Real Estate Development Design
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 6/16/21
CED is comprised of faculty, students and staff with an impressive set of backgrounds and talents. We believe in the importance of supporting an inclusive environment that values community and builds its strength from a diversity of views and expertise. There are approximately 50 faculty, 1000 undergraduate and graduate majors, and approximately 50 total staff. The college budget is approximately $28M. CED is a multifaceted academic unit, with three departments (architecture, city & regional planning, and landscape architecture & environmental planning); undergraduate, professional graduate and doctoral programs; a suite of highly regarded summer design institutes; widely recognized environmental design archives; extensive computing and fabrication facilities; several administrative and student affairs departments; and a building with auditoria, classrooms, studios, labs, research centers, library, and a cafe. See https://ced.berkeley.edu/.
The MRED+D program is a different kind of real estate development program, built on a foundation of equity, resilience, and design. We are training the next generation of socially-conscious and community-oriented developers to be a part of the solution to the grand challenges of our time -- climate change, COVID-19, racial injustice, rising inequality, the affordable housing crisis, and more. Our students come from business, architecture, urban planning, engineering, law, among others, and typically bring 5+ years of work experience. MRED+D is a 3-term, 11-month intensive program with a current enrollment of 25 students and growing to 40 in the coming years. Students learn about real estate development finance, entitlements and project approvals, real estate economics and market analysis, equitable development, design and urbanism, professional practice, public-private partnerships, construction, resilience, plus undertake a development studio and individual capstone project. See https://ced.berkeley.edu/academics/real-estate/real-estate-programs/.
MRED+D is looking to recruit a real estate professional with knowledge and connections to the real estate development and/or real finance & investment industries. The candidate will act as a career advisor for students, connect them with leading industry professionals, and help place them into internships and full-time positions. The position is ideal for someone looking to help the next generation of real estate professionals break into the industry. Knowledge of one or more aspects real estate is a must. The candidate(s) may also have the opportunity to teach into the MRED+D program within their area of expertise, if they are interested. Candidates should be committed to diversity, with interests in sustainability and equity being beneficial.
30% provide real estate career counseling with students.
30% establish new relationships with firms and organizations to promote MRED+D and its students.
30% connect students and firms to each other.
10% work with Student Services Director to design and deliver workshops relating to informational interviews, networking, and real estate hiring.
**optional: teach a course in their area of expertise (the above times would be adjusted if the candidate(s) have an interest in teaching)
Note: we are open to considering more than one person in part-time roles or a flexible schedule to accommodate the ideal candidate(s).
Knowledge of and experience with advising, mentoring or counseling techniques.
Interpersonal skills. Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations.
Self-starter who works well autonomously and collaboratively.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Minimum five (5) years of work experience in the real estate industry.
Network of contacts within one or more areas of the real estate industry.
Master's Degree in related field preferred.
Graduate teaching experience (for candidates interested in teaching).
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Salary: up to $104,000 on a full-time basis (proportional if part-time); salary commensurate with experience.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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