ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) Foundation is
dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion in the real estate
investment industry. The Pension Real Estate Association is
the premier trade association for institutional investors in real
estate, with over 725 corporate member firms from 17 different
countries. Corporate members include some of the largest investment
management firms in the world, including JP, Morgan Chase,
Blackstone, and Goldman Sachs. PREA investor members
represent more than $11.3 trillion in assets, with approximately
$800 billion invested in real estate.
In 2017, Pension Real Estate Association established the PREA
Foundation as an independent nonprofit, prioritizing and
recognizing the need for increased diversity within the field and
an increased pool of talent representing the industry. Today, PREA
Foundation is governed by a board of global industry leaders,
developing programs designed to increase the racial, gender, and
socioeconomic diversity of professionals pursuing long-term careers
in real estate.
PREA Foundation is uniquely positioned to organize and direct the
resources of institutional capital partners to create, accelerate,
and expand diversity career pathway programs and disseminate
evidence-based DE&I practices specific to the industry. The
Foundation leverages donor funds by making catalytic grant
investments with leading providers of diversity programming to
create career-entry and advancement opportunities for people of
color and women at critical career transition points from high
school to the C-suite.
PREA Foundation is working to build and scale the
largest and most comprehensive diversity-talent pipeline into the
institutional real estate industry. The Foundation’s
grants create life-changing career opportunities for young people
and help to ensure that the future leadership of the industry
reflects the rich diversity of society.
To learn more about the PREA Foundation, please visit https://www.prea.org/foundation/
ABOUT THE POSITION
The PREA Foundation seeks a highly organized, action-oriented,
collaborative problem solver to join its team. Reporting to the
Executive Director, the Foundation Coordinator will facilitate the
team’s ability to do their jobs well by managing essential daily
functions, always with the big picture in mind. The Foundation
Coordinator will also support the Executive Director in delivering
on grant and donor-related needs and maintaining relationships with
the Board of Directors, donors and program staff.
The Foundation Coordinator will provide wide and varied
organizational and administrative support necessary to effectively
execute the PREA Foundation’s programs, governance and donor
stewardship responsibilities. As a highly engaged member of
the PREA Foundation Team, this individual will excel in managing
multiple projects with an eye toward details.
Given the entrepreneurial nature of the organization, the
Foundation is seeking a self-starter, capable of working with
minimal supervision but also highly collaborative and reliable, one
who demonstrates a high level of integrity, resilience, and a
willingness to take on tasks large and small to achieve our goals
of creating greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the real
Responsibilities include, but are not limited
Donor and Grantee Coordination
- Serve as the initial point of contact for donor and grantee
inquiries regarding the Foundation.
- Communicate information to grantees and donors to maintain
engagement and facilitate collaboration on Foundation
- Maintain records and gather and analyze grant program
- Prepare work plans and reports to facilitate projects with key
donors and partners.
- Respond to inquiries from Foundation stakeholders and make
high-level contacts of a sensitive nature, internally and
externally, requiring discretion and diplomacy.
- Drive content for the Foundation website, social media
accounts, quarterly newsletter and annual report.
- Oversight and basic management of the Foundation website and
social media activity.
- Assist in the preparation and distribution of board &
committee meeting materials and record meeting minutes.
- Maintain the board portal and organize information relevant to
the Foundation Board members with discretion and confidentiality in
relationships with all board members.
- Orchestrate meeting coordination, including complex and
large-group scheduling, event publicity, communication with
attendees, travel arrangements and managing RSVPs.
- Write and edit documents and other deliverables with high
attention to detail.
- Prioritize conflicting needs; proactively handle matters in a
timely manner and follow through on projects to successful
completion, often with deadline pressures.
- Attend meetings with the Executive Director, taking notes,
tracking deliverables, and ensuring timely follow-ups.
- Complete a variety of tasks for the Executive Director,
including managing a calendar of appointments, composing and
preparing correspondence, arranging complex and detailed meetings,
travel plans, itineraries, agendas and compiling documents that
support the Executive Director’s ability to effectively lead the
- Maintain a system for tracking, monitoring and prioritizing
tasks and project plans.
- Maintain and organize Foundation files on computer drive and MS
- Provide administrative support, including document creation,
reimbursements, check requests, organization and maintenance of
files and records.
- Work on special projects as needed and conduct basic research
and analysis of data to respond to requests.
The ideal candidate will possess the following
- An authentic passion and commitment to PREA Foundation’s vision
to advance diversity and inclusion.
- Exceptional organization and project management skills, with
the ability to work hands-on to develop and execute a variety of
- A strong learning orientation and a roll-up-your-sleeves,
- A strong customer service orientation, exceptional relationship
management skills and a sense of humor.
- Strong cultural competence with an ability to communicate and
influence diverse stakeholders.
- Comfort and an affinity for social media tools and office
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite skills (i.e., Excel,
Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, Word, SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
- Three or more years of professional experience in one or more
of the following areas: program management; philanthropy/nonprofit;
diversity and inclusion; real estate investment, and/or financial
- Knowledge of the real estate investment space is welcome but
- College degree and comparable years of professional experience
Flexible, Seattle, New York City, Washington D.C.
preferred. Other U.S. cities considered. Primarily
remote work position and in-person meetings as needed.
Occasional weekend and evening hours may be required.
10-20% travel as needed.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary and benefits will be competitive for the nonprofit sector
and commensurate with experience. In addition to base salary the
position pays a performance bonus, health insurance premiums and
offers a 401K plan with employer match.
QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, PLEASE APPLY
Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In
the cover letter, please describe your most relevant experience for
this role and why you are interested in working to further the
mission of the PREA Foundation.
PREA Foundation Inc. is committed to fostering diversity,
equity and inclusion and actively welcomes candidates from diverse