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Community Manager
Centennial Court - Senior Apartment Homes
100 N. Main Street Wharton, New Jersey

Avanath is proud to be named one of top property management companies to provide affordable housing for the work force. Cultivating the American Dream is the purpose that binds the Avanath team. At Avanath, every day is an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life. Whether it is helping residents call one of our communities home, providing excellence in customer service, or championing our workforce, we are committed to creating an unforgettable experience as a great place to live, work and be.

Overview

The Role: This role will be responsible for managing the community in an efficient and profitable manner and creating the greatest possible satisfaction and wellbeing of its associates and residents, consistent with the goals and objectives of the company and community owners.

Job Type: Community Manager
Salary: Competitive
Experience: 2+
Responsibilities

  • The incumbent in this role must possess a high degree of professionalism and positive engagement for our residents and the workforce.
    • An Aptitude for Connecting - Must possess a strong sense for creating a sense of community, as well as the drive to go the extra mile to create a positive experience for all residents and staff. Your success and purpose are driven by the relationships that you build within your communities including vendor partners, regulatory and social services partnerships. This Includes adopting a collaborative approach to create consistent favorable circumstances that foster success and effectiveness for the Organization and the communities.
    • An Authentic Attitude - Consistently demonstrate an open and professional attitude and approach when accessing and resolving resident and staff concerns. This Includes, but Is not limited to, seeking resources throughout the organization via the organizations' support services and senior leadership.
    • An Approach that is positive and Professional - Consistently demonstrate an approach of active listening and understand that your participation and support are integral to the success of Avanath, ensuring that each resident and staff feel seen, heard and valued as you and the staff work to resolve challenges.
    . Key Accountabilities
    • Resident Relations + Customer Service              
      • Ensure a positive experience for the entire resident life-cycle - from move-in to move-out
      • Implement system for providing all necessary services to residents, including the immediate acknowledgement and prompt action to correct complaints
      • Serve as advocate for residents by effectively communicating concerns to senior leadership
      • Function as a resource center for residents on all things that affect and may disturb their community-living experience
      • Responsible for all resident events and retention programs
      • Refer residents as necessary to appropriate services and agencies that offer assistance
      • Maintain a secured confidential file for each resident
     
    • Fiduciary               
      • At all times, must understand the current financial health of assigned community by regularly reviewing community budget comparison
      • Produce financial growth or gains for the community through marketing and leasing new and turnover residential units, as well as additional lines of revenue
      • Manage and execute all budgets, rent rolls, projections and occupancy goals
      • Implement a system to achieve 0% rent delinquency
      • Prepare and produce monthly reports and financials in an accurate and timely fashion
      • With Regional Manager, prepare Property Annual Operating Budget
      • Prepare and submit subsidy vouchers (when applicable)
      • Oversee large capital projects and communicate between multiple departments (when applicable)
     
    • Staff Leadership               
      • Challenge all team members to achieve higher levels of performance by establishing and communicating immediate and long-term goals
      • Coordinate and oversee on-site operations including budget implementation, compliance matters, vendor relationships, contractor workmanship, rent collections, accounts payable, etc. to ensure smooth operations of the property
      • Promote high-performing team execution through regular feedback, training and development
      • Empower collaboration and inclusivity, building trust and transparency
      • Demonstrate effective communication skills and help ensure active communication with residents, community, agencies, owners and team members
      • Regularly assess employee performance through on-the-spot feedback and the performance review process
      • Recognize team members when performance has met or exceeded company expectations; manage poor performing team members by establishing clear expectations
      • Respond to any team member concern, maintenance condition, resident problem, breach of security, and/or emergency
      • Create and supervise the schedules of all personnel to ensure maximum, operational efficiency
      • Ensure the community's curb appeal is immaculate at all times
    • Adherence to Property Management Rules, Regulations and Guidelines               
      • Conduct all business in accordance with company policies and procedures, Fair Housing, Americans with Disabilities Act and all other laws pertaining to the apartment industry
      • Meet compliance and eligibility requirements as established by the appropriate local, state and/or federal agencies
      • Ensure proper procedures are followed as detailed in the employee and management handbooks
      • Respond to any potential housing violations and liability concerns regarding the community
      • Seek approval and guidance of Regional Manager within specified parameters
      Physical Demands & Working Conditions
    • The incumbent in this is classified as essential staff and is expected to report to work and adhere to all safety and business protocols.
    • Frequent sitting and walking
    • Travel within the region and to other business offices and events via airline, trains and automobiles
    • Repetitive use of computer, keyboard, mouse, and phone
    • Reading, comprehending, writing, performing calculations, communicating verbally
    • May work in an elevated site, may walk on uneven ground
    • Occasional squatting, bending neck/waist, twisting neck/waist, pushing, and pulling

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of experience in the property management industry
  • 2+ years of experience as a community/property manager
  • Demonstrated ability to diffuse and respond to resident concerns, avoiding escalation
  • Proven effective and efficient leadership experience
  • LIHTC experience is required.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Capacity to interact effectively with senior executives
  • Ability to work well under time and other constraints
  • Professional presentation and appearance
  • Familiarity and ability with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), internet and email
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required to be employed by Avanath.

Benefits

How Avanath Supports You We know that our teams are the heart of our success and growth, and we are committed to showing our appreciation. We offer:

  • Culture Built on Purpose and Core Values - A Commitment to Integrity, A Spirit of Caring, and A Focus on Continuous Improvement.
  • Comprehensive Benefits – health, dental & vision, 401(k), personal time off, paid holidays and more!
  • Growth that is based on achievement and an emphasis on promoting from within our ranks versus just external candidates
  • Development – a commitment to creating opportunities to learn and expand your knowledge in the industry from online training platforms to training classes to one-on-one coaching

Diversity & Inclusion Avanath Capital is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have, and Diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) are at the very core of Avanath’s operating and investment philosophy. We believe that bringing together people with diverse thoughts, backgrounds, talents, and experiences at all levels of our organization, including the executive team, enables us to proactively and creatively achieve our mission to enable opportunities for hard-working American families. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part our culture, our reputation and our  achievements. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique. Our organization’s diversity initiatives include—but are not limited to—our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:

  • Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees.
  • Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives.
  • Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs.
  • Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for the diversity.

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