Assistant Property Manager - RKW Residential

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JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job Title: Assistant Property Manager                                                    

Wage/Hour Status: Choose an item.

Reports to: Property Manager

Position Supervision: Maintenance and Leasing Staff

Location: Choose an item.

Revised: 1/24/2017

 

Summary: The Assistant Property Manager is responsible to provide operational leadership and direction. Additionally, the assistant manager main duty is to effectively computing, classifying and recording numerical data to keep financial records complete while assisting with the leasing, marketing and resident relations for the community. The entrant will perform any combination of routine calculating, posting and verifying duties to make payments to vendors, process resident rental payments and obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining property accounting records. The assistant manager assumes all management duties not performed by the property manager and assists the property manager in many areas.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following but are not limited to the job specifications contained herein. Additional duties or job functions that can be performed safely may be required as deemed necessary by supervisory personnel.

 

  • The assistant manager for an apartment development performs duties associated with leasing apartments to new tenants.
  • Greet prospects and qualify by covering all criteria (ask questions; utilize completed guest cards, etc.).
  • Immediately record all telephone and in-person visits on Guest Cards and in Rent Manager.
  • Files own guest cards and maintain according to established procedures.
  • Inspect models and available, communicate related service needs to Assistant Property Manager.
  • Demonstrate community and apartment/model and apply product knowledge to prospect needs by communicating the features and benefits; close the sale.
  • Have prospect complete application and secure deposit in accordance with the company procedures and Fair Housing requirements.
  • Update availability report, process applications for approvals. (i.e., credit check, rental history, etc.) Submit processed applications to the Property Manager for approval. Follow up with applicant regarding status.
  • Ensure apartment is ready for resident to move-in on agreed date.
  • Immediately follow-up on prospects that did not close and attempt to close sale again. If unable to help prospect, refer them to sister communities to meet prospect’s needs.
  • Secure new resident signature(s) on appropriate paperwork prior to move-in. Orient new residents to community.
  • Assist in monitoring renewals. Distribute and follow-up on renewal notices.
  • Monitor advertising effectiveness.  Gather information about market competition in the area and file.
  • Represent the company in a professional manner at all the times.
  • Operate computers programmed with accounting software to record, store and analyze information.
  • Understand the lease and contracted credit report application.
  • Accept rental payments and post rents to the computer.
  • Comply with federal, state and company policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Record monies collected and prepare bank deposit slips on an on-going basis.
  • Debit, credit and total accounts on computer spreadsheets and databases using specialized accounting software.
  • Ensure that all proper and legal documents are received, current, accurately verified and entered into the computer from new vendors, prior to payment being processed.
  • Communicate with Property Managers regarding accuracy of invoices received; that purchase orders are attached and invoices are coded correctly, according to company procedures.
  • Ensure that all invoices received from the properties are approved, entered and paid within a timely manner.
  • Access computerized financial information to resolve vendor and payment disputes.
  • Check figures, postings and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy and proper codes.
  • Operate 10-key calculators, copy and facsimile machines to perform calculations, produce and distribute documents.
  • Prepare statement of accounting notices for past residents.
  • Prepare, review and close financial books for assigned properties on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare and review quarterly and year end reports.
  • Provide accounting support to Property Manager.
  • Assist in lease transactions by typing leases, gathering applicant’s history and credit approvals.
  • Maintain accurate monthly commission sheets on leases, renewals and delinquencies for bonus purposes.
  • Assume Community Manager’s duties/authority in absence of immediate supervisor in accordance with company and community guidelines.
  • Provide general clerical assistance to community office
  • Updates required reports concerning move-out notices, activity, etc., on a daily basis and provides information to the property manager.
  • Organizes and files all applicable reports, leases, and paperwork.
  • Proof reads all lease paperwork and processes move-ins and move-outs.
  • Processes all security deposit move-out reports.
  • Accepts service requests from residents and routes to maintenance for prompt processing. Conducts service follow-up with resident when work is completed.

 

 

Income Collection

  • Maintains accurate resident records. Updates on daily basis all rents, deposits and application fees received from residents. Issue appropriate notice when necessary (e.g., late payments, eviction notices, returned check memos).
  • Deposits all receipts prior to bank close each day.

 

Resident Retention

  • Receive all telephone calls and in-person visits. Listen to resident requests, concerns and comments.
  • Quickly complete maintenance Service Request and inform the maintenance team. Answer questions for residents about community, repairs, rent, rules, etc. Follow up on a timely basis if unable to respond to residents on all matters.
  • Ensure all maintenance repairs are handled satisfactorily by contacting residents with completed Service Requests on a weekly basis.
  • Maintain open communication with Property Manager and Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Contribute to cleanliness and curb appeal of the community on continuing basis.
  • Assist in planning resident functions. Attend functions and participate as host for any functions as directed by the Property Manager.
  • Enforce policies of the community.
  • Physically inspects community when on grounds, picks up litter and reports any service needs to maintenance staff. Will also inspect move-outs and vacancies when requested.
  • Collect move out keys and move tenant out of the system in Rent Manager.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:                                                   

Directly supervises employees in the department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:           

 

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self-available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Quantity - Completes work in timely manner; Works quickly.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
  • Initiative - Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:                                                 

Associate degree (AA or AS) from a four-year college or university; or one to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:                                           

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:                                            

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

 

REASONING ABILITY:                                                    

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS:                                           

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Accounting software; Contact Management systems; Database software; Design software; Development software; Human Resource systems; Internet software; Inventory software; Manufacturing software; Order Processing systems; Payroll systems; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Some lifting; typically 25lbs. or less.
  • Ability to climb up to four flights of stairs to access units.
  • Ability to walk several acres to tour the community.
  • Ability to stand for long periods.
  • Ability to sit at a desk for long periods.

 

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • Stress associated with completing tasks in a timely manner and relating to other facets of the job.
  • Exposure to noise is frequent.
  • Exposure to a variety of weather conditions is frequent.

 

This is a drug-free workplace.

 

EMPLOYEE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and work responsibilities of the position. This job description and the duties of this position are subject to change, modification and addition as deemed necessary by the company. Employees are required to comply with supervisory instructions and perform other job duties, responsibilities and assignments required by company officials. This job description does not constitute an employment contract between the company and any employee. The job responsibilities of this position may include cross-training in other functions to ensure satisfactory operations.

I have read the above job description, understand its contents and have had an opportunity to discuss with my supervisor or the hiring manager. By signing below, I agree I understand what is expected of me and can comply with all requirements of this position.

 

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