Assistant to the Director


DEPARTMENT: Center for Economic Development

RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist in managing the EDA funded University Center Program – responsibility for meeting objectives of the program, preparing progress and status reports for submission to EDA and maintaining and updating records for each center related project including completion of online database updates as required by EDA and other funding agencies. Coordinate delivery of technical assistance, applied research and information services to University Center Program clients.

Assist in planning and delivery of workshops, seminars and conferences sponsored or co-sponsored by the Center. Assist in survey research (field research and contacting property owners/leasing agents) for annual real estate market analysis report. Supervise student workers as needed and retained for work on projects. Other duties as required to facilitate office operation.


Master’s Degree in business, public administration, urban planning, urban studies or closely related field. Experience in conducting applied research and gathering and organizing primary and secondary data. Good oral and written communication skills and proficiency in computer skills particularly software platforms such as Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).


Experience in working and interacting with federal, state, regional and local agencies such as the Economic Development Administration, US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission.

SALARY: $40,000.00

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send cover letter, resume and three letters of reference via email to or by mail to:

Assistant to the Director Search
Institute for Economic Development & Real Estate Research
University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Drive – KH 413
New Orleans, LA 70148

DATE POSTED: October 24, 2012

CLOSING DATE: To assure full consideration, applications should be received by November 6, 2012.

The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.