Assistant Community Manager
Carmel Partners - Davis, CA

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We are searching for an Assistant Community Manager for our West Village community in Davis, CA, a 130-acre, brand new, mixed-use development integrating student, faculty and staff housing and educational facilities, all centered on a civic Village Square on the University of California Davis campus.

The Assistant Community Manager is responsible for leasing apartments, rent collections, residential services, marketing activities, and actions to ensure compliance with all applicable law and company policies, as well as general, overall assistance to the Sr. Community Manager/Community Manager. This includes managing administration and leasing team members at the designated property/community of responsibility when the Community Manager is absent. The ideal candidate will have previous experience with Onesite/RealPage, Check 23 rules and regulations, and with the collections process.

All team members at Carmel Partners, Inc. are expected to act as compelling representatives of the Company and champions of our Mission & Values.

  • Assists with the sales process both in leasing apartment homes and mentoring/supervising leasing associates as directed by the Community Manager. Ensures that Carmel Customer Service Model is used at all times during the sales process.
  • Oversees marketing and leasing efforts to maximize the occupancy of the community
  • Prepares marketing plan/develop new strategies and programs designed to meet occupancy goals
  • Trains leasing staff on how to market on campus and other locations where potential residents frequent
  • Generates and tracks traffic of prospective residents by utilizing effective marketing techniques
  • Conducts all tasks necessary to close the sale, including making appointments, generating new leads, conducting tours, maintaining the model and any follow up necessary
  • Completes leases and lease applications, plus maintains resident records and files for leases, applications, rent deposits, security deposits, bank deposits, etc.
  • Reconciles Statements of Deposit Account (SODA’s) within the required timeline for transfer to the in-house collections department or outside collections company.
  • Ensures leasing staff complies with corporate procedures and government laws on Fair Housing
  • Ensures email and voicemail are checked several times daily
  • Responds to internet and telephone inquiries in a timely and professional manner
  • Good written communication for correspondence, resident notices, newsletters, etc.
  • Prepares daily, weekly and monthly reports for the Community Manager’s review; upon confirmation/approval, forwards reports to the Regional Manager
  • Provides superior customer service
  • Assists with resolving customer issues/concerns using Carmel’s L.A.S.T model. (Listen, Apologize, Solve and Thank)
  • Keeps tabs on the competition and presenting creative leasing and marketing ideas
  • Oversees all resident and prospective resident relations activities
  • Assists the Sr. Community Manager/Community Manager with monthly G/L account closing processes, include accurate recording of financial information
  • Supports the Sr. Community Manager/Community Manager in a variety of ways to ensure the overall smooth running of the community, e.g., traffic, leasing, administration, accounts receivable, etc.
  • Conducts unit walk-through to ensure units are ready prior to move-in
  • Works closely with the Maintenance Team to ensure all units are properly cleaned, remodeled and all amenities are in appropriate working order
  • Inspects grounds, vacancies, and common areas to ensures they are maintained in top condition
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Managing Others
  • Assist the Sr. Community Manager/Community Manager with the hiring, managing and directing the career development of the staff
  • Ensures the staff have the appropriate technical skills, tools and facilities in order to competently perform their roles
  • Ensures leasing staff complies with corporate procedures and government laws on Fair Housing


Candidates for this Position should hold the following qualifications and be able to demonstrate the following abilities to be considered as a suitable applicant. Please note that except where specified as “preferred,” all points listed below are considered minimum requirements.

Qualifications (Skills – technical and non-technical):
  • High School Diploma required
  • Property Management Certification is a plus
  • At least 5+ years’ general work experience
  • At least 2+ years’ experience in Residential Leasing/Sales
  • Previous experience managing others is a plus
  • Previous experience/responsibilities for operational financial planning and management is a plus
  • Demonstrable computer abilities, Window (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Internet and email
  • Previous experience with Property Management Operating and Information systems required
  • Previous experience with Onesite/RealPage a plus

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to lead and manage others
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to drive others toward maximum customer satisfaction
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Good influencing and negotiation skills

WORKING CONDITIONS (physical, vision, hearing, speaking, mental, driving requirements / work environment):
  • Frequent sitting and walking
  • Repetitive use of computer, keyboard, mouse and phone
  • Constant reading, comprehending, writing, performing calculations, communicating orally, reasoning & analyzing
  • Occasional squatting, bending neck/waist, twisting neck/waist, pushing and pulling