We're hiring! Research Analyst (Bay Area)

Estolano LeSar Advisors is hiring a new Part-Time or Full-Time Research Analyst to be based in our Bay Area Office. Through a variety of tasks, this analyst will work with our team to demonstrate that a thoughtful and strategic interdisciplinary approach will create strong, healthy, and sustainable communities. Applications accepted by 6:00 PM on March 9, 2018.

Company Profile

Estolano LeSar Advisors provides clients with integrated solutions to create thriving, healthy, vibrant communities. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Estolano LeSar Advisors is a diverse, woman-owned, small business with offices located in Downtown Los Angeles, San Diego, and Berkeley.

Job Description

The primary objective of the position is to provide the Research Analyst with in-depth exposure to an array of disciplines, including affordable housing, active transportation, sustainability, economic development, workforce development and real estate. The analyst will work with our team to demonstrate that a thoughtful and strategic interdisciplinary approach will create strong, healthy, and sustainable communities.

  • Perform research and analyze data
  • Draft memos, reports, and other client-related work product
  • Work closely with project managers to ensure projects’ scope, budget, and direction are on schedule, and to manage client requests
  • Track local, state, and national policy issues and news
  • Plan and execute meetings, webinars and conference calls
  • Administrative tasks, as needed


$18-20/hour depending on education and experience


16 – 24 hours/week (part-time); 40 hours/week (full-time)


Candidate must have work experience or education in one or more of the following:

  •  Urban Planning
  •  Real Estate and Land Use Law
  •  Housing & Homelessness Policy
  •  Economic Development
  •  Environmental Policy
  •  Sustainable Development
  •  Public Policy
  •  Transportation Planning and Active Transportation Planning

Master’s Degree Candidate in any of these fields is strongly preferred.


Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet research. Experience with Adobe InDesign, project management, database analysis, and web development software (WordPress, Squarespace) are a plus.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will possess a desire for real world experience and knowledge in the fields of urban planning, equitable economic development, sustainability, active transportation, housing, and/or real estate development. Ideal candidates will have some knowledge of these principles, and some experience in project management. Exceptional inter-personal and written communication skills, a proactive approach to problem-solving, superb attention-to-detail, and the ability to assist with multiple tasks simultaneously will be crucial to the candidate’s success in this position.

For the future public policy, planning, or real estate professional, the position provides an opportunity to explore career options, build a resume, enhance professional credentials, and network with top professionals in these fields.

Application Process

To apply, please submit the following materials in PDF format to Grethel Fuentes (grethel@estolanolesar.com) by 6:00 PM on March 9, 2018:

  1. Resume
  2. Writing sample
  3. PowerPoint sample
  4. Examples that showcase experience with web based applications (i.e. websites, social media pages, newsletters, and/or e-publications)
  5. Three references

Contact Information: Grethel Fuentes (email contact only) grethel@estolanolesar.com.