Senior Associate, Strategic Economics

About Strategic Economics

Strategic Economics is an urban, regional, and real estate economics consulting firm
dedicated to creating just, equitable, and resilient communities. We create high quality work
products that are both innovative and implementable based on close collaboration with our
clients and the communities they serve. Our clients include public agencies, developers, and
non-profit organizations seeking to understand the economic context for planning and
development related policies, programs, and investments.

Strategic Economics is committed to providing the best possible climate for maximum
professional development based on individual career goals for all employees. We seek to
provide a comfortable, collaborative, progressive, and inclusive workplace that encourages
open communication and exchanges of ideas. Strategic Economics recognizes that our work
is strengthened when our team’s diversity reflects that of the communities in which we work.
We seek to attract a diverse candidate pool and encourage applications from people of
color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities. Strategic Economics is an equal
opportunity employer.

Our 8-person firm has an office in Berkeley, California, within walking distance of BART. As
the COVID-19 restrictions ease, the firm expects Bay Area-based staff will have the option to
work some days in the office and other days from home. We also have staff who live outside
of the Bay Area and work remotely full time. Bay Area residency is not required for this
position. You can find more information about the firm on our website:

Strategic Economics seeks to fill the following position:

Senior Associate

Strategic Economics is looking for an experienced person with strong project management
and leadership skills combined with urban economics experience to join our senior staff:
Skills we are looking for include city planning, real estate economics, economic
development/ regional economics, affordable housing, and public finance. The Senior
Associate will manage a variety of consulting projects that may include real estate market
analysis; development feasibility (pro forma) analysis; fiscal impact analysis; economic
development strategies; housing policy studies; infrastructure finance; and plan
implementation strategies.

The following skills and experience are required:

  • At least five years of professional experience in real estate and urban economics
  • Experience with project management, preferably in a consulting environment.
  • Expertise in conducting and supervising technical analyses in one or more of the
    following areas: real estate market and feasibility analysis, public finance, fiscal
    impact analysis, economic development, local and regional economic analyses.
  • A master’s degree in city planning, real estate, business administration, public policy,
    or a related field.
  • Strong writing, technical, and communications skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint and some familiarity with
    ESRI GIS software.

The ideal candidate should have the following capabilities:

  • Project management: the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines; generate
    and adhere to work plans, budgets, and schedules; manage, train, and supervise
    junior staff; develop methodologies for technical analysis; supervise research,
    analysis and report writing, and maintain client relationships.
  • Communication and Presentation: the capacity to translate technical data and
    analysis into presentations and reports comprehensible to a wide audience; make
    public presentations to clients, community groups, and the public.
  • Marketing and Business Development: the ability to evaluate requests for proposals
    and qualifications; write competitive proposals; and represent the firm at client
    interviews and conferences.

The position is full-time and available immediately. Our benefits include health insurance,
dental, matching funds for employee 401(k) contributions after plan-required annual hours
of employment, and annual paid time off for vacation, sickness, and family-related issues.
We also offer a stipend for professional development. Work hours are flexible. Salary is
commensurate with experience.

Qualified candidates, please submit your cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to Only applicants meeting the required qualifications for the
position will be considered.

Applicants, please consider responding to a voluntary and anonymous diversity survey at


Strategic Economics is an equal opportunity employer; we encourage all applicants with the
above stated qualifications to submit requested documents for consideration.