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Executive Director of the Master of Real Estate Development Program

University of California, Los Angeles
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Executive Director of the Master of Real Estate Development Program
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF09389

The Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) Program at the UCLA Luskin School seeks a creative and collaborative inaugural Executive Director (Academic Administrator V). The incumbent will report directly to the Faculty Director.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Oversee MRED staff and the day-to-day management of the MRED program.
  • Oversee student enrollment, placement, and curriculum revisions.
  • Compile and analyze data to inform continuous improvement of the MRED program.
  • Work with academic program offices and campus partners to enhance student services, co-curricular activities, and placements.
  • Participate in outreach activities to attract outstanding students to the MRED program.
  • Manage and expand relationships to increase engagement with key constituencies, including industry partners and alumni.
  • Attend and present at industry events to maintain a visible presence in industry associations, conferences, and other meetings.
  • Teach one MRED course, and organize and co-teach the two-course MRED capstone course sequence with the Practice Director.
  • Coordinate activities associated with the capstone course and communicate with current and emerging industry partners.
  • Proactively seek, build, and nurture donor relationships, including with the program's Founders Circle.
  • Create meaningful stewardship opportunities for donors, including organizing Founders Circle dinners, receptions, and talks.
  • Foster reciprocal learning and innovation among students, faculty, Founders Circle members, industry partners, and the community.


    The minimum qualification for this position is a degree in real estate development, business, urban planning, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have previous experience and a successful track record of working with and engaging with academic and industry partners. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

    Application Requirements

    Applicants should apply via UC Recruit (insert link):

  • A letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A report or other written product, ideally written for a non-academic audience
  • List of three references

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    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,

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    UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

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