Location: Dallas, TX

Assistant to the Executive Director

Salary: $47,500 to $50,000

Description of Duties/Essential Functions
The role of the Assistant to the Executive Director is to maximize the value of Midtown Improvement District projects and to support ongoing development in the District. This role requires knowledge of various aspects of urban planning and real estate development, which will to enhance city services including infrastructure planning, public advocacy, public space planning, and property standards. Duties include:  

  • Assist with preparing and analyzing detailed reports (budgets, expedition, payments, design submittals/approvals, close-outs, etc.).
  • Overseeing public safety and property standard reporting.
  • Participate in and document multi-stakeholder planning activities such as District Strategic Planning, Sub-Regional Mobility Planning Studies, Livable Center Studies, and other planning studies. 
  • Coordinate internal and external meetings and activities (e.g. community activities, committee meetings, and board meetings) and participate in board and committee meetings.
  • Support strategic working relationships between the District and property owners, government agencies, business owners, local organizations, and contractor organizations.
  • Assist with quarterly reporting and other District operations activities.

Desired Employee Attributes
Specific Job Skills:

  • Proficient in data analysis and management report preparation.
  • Ability to communicate orally, graphically, and in written form about planning programs, studies, and projects.
  • Experience with Desktop programs such as Microsoft Office Constant Contact and other basic business software.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting, budgeting and bid analysis.

Preferred Personality Traits:

  • Mature and credible.
  • Reliable and determined. 
  • Empathic communicator and comfortable communicating with people from a broad range of backgrounds/experiences.
  • Desire to embrace responsibility, accountability, and new experiences. 
  • Respect for diversity and knowledge of the region’s demographics.
  • Creative and eager to seek innovative solutions.

Minimum Requirements
Education: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate, Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Planning, or a closely related field. 

Experience: Two years of professional experience in real estate, project management, urban planning, marketing, or a closely related field are required. Relevant professional experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Excellent written & verbal communication skills; Strong attention to detail; Proficient in ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office; Excellent time management & organizational skills; Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills; Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines; Experience in CRE project management; Experience in nonprofit oversight; Ability to adapt well to changes; Proven success in working with diverse clientele.   Preference to AICP, ENV SP, or similar certification.

How to Apply
To apply please send a cover letter and resume to