Community Manager

Posted 2 years ago in Real Estate

We are seeking an experienced property management professional for a Community Manager position at Orchard Park Apartments in the Congress Heights area of Southeast. This individual is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of an 250+ unit apartment community in accordance with the goals, policies and procedures of the company.

The Community Manager is responsible for the successful execution of the properties financial plan and operating budget, which includes budgeting, risk management, marketing, operations and staff management and development.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Provide day-to-day leadership and direction to property staff, ensuring all leasing tasks are performed according to guidelines and ensuring all staff is appropriately trained.
  • Manage property to achieve expense and income levels based on monthly, quarterly and annual budget goals.
  • Communicate effectively with residents, addressing and resolving issues and involving other corporate resources when appropriate.
  • Manage and schedule staff, contractors and vendors to ensure efficient turnover of vacant units, maintenance repairs and appearance of commons areas.
  • Purchase supplies and equipment according to company policy and consistent with budget.
  • Oversee collections, rent postings and deposits to ensure completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Oversee leasing operations to ensure that applications and paperwork is completely accurately and in accordance with company policy and guidelines.
  • Ensure compliance with Section 8 and tax credit regulations and requirements.
  • Effectively demonstrate an understanding and commitment to fair housing, equal employment and diversity policies at all times.
  • Ensure all staff is appropriately trained on federal, state and local Fair Housing laws.

  • Associates (AA) or Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field
  • Minimum of five years of experience in property management, with progressively increasing level of responsibility, including the supervision of staff.
  • Previous experience working with DC rent control regulations strongly desired.
  • Must be COS Certified and posess detailed knowledge of Core Occupancy Standards of Affordable Housing (Section 8 and LIHTC)
  • Fair Housing and Assets and Income Determination and Calculation a must.
  • Must be able to calculate allowances and adjusted income; complete verifications, recertifications, billing and special claims, and EIV and discrepancies.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (Outlook, Word and Excel software), as well as a property management software, preferably Jenark.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with ability to work under limited supervision while maintaining a high degree of accuracy and production.
  • Superb customer service orientation and effective oral and written communication skills, along with a positive and professional attitude.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as leases, operating instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background screen including credit and criminal and maintain a record that satisfies these requirements.
Our employees enjoy a friendly working environment and opportunities for professional growth within the company. WC Smith is an equal opportunity employer and values our diverse workforce.

About WC Smith:

WC Smith is a Washington, DC -- based multidisciplinary real estate firm. The company has provided integrated real estate services to the Washington metropolitan area for four decades. In complement to its development, construction, sales and financial divisions, the firm owns and / or manages a portfolio in excess of 10,000 units of residential real estate. With a group of subsidiary service companies under the WC Smith umbrella, the firm is able to offer exemplary service to its clients.

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