How to Hire a Community Manager

Do you want a Community Manager for your business? A Community Manager oversees the entire apartment community to achieve the company’s business goals.

Here are some tips to help you find great Community Manager candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Community Managers search for Jobs on Indeed*

525,964

job seekers clicked on community manager jobs

27,591

resumes from job seekers with community manager experience on Indeed

5,090

community manager jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $16.98 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.00$55.50 hourly
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Common
$7.00
$55.50

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Community Manager?

A dependable Community Manager maintains the apartment community in good shape with respect to its business revenue, takes care of all resident’s needs and monitors new leases and purchases.

• Deliver building and community-related information to prospective residents
• Be the single point of contact to troubleshoot issues with the building
• Create and maintain personnel information and time records for the property management team

Skills to look for in a great Community Manager

To hire the right person, it is vital to review the qualifications and work experience needed for a Community Manager.

• Associate degree preferred though a High school diploma is essential
• Relevant community management experience (residential or commercial) of more than 5+ years
• Detailed knowledge of computers and computer software programs, including MS Office
• Good supervisory and leadership skills
• Excellent organization and prioritization skills
• Proven interpersonal and communication skills

Writing a Community Manager job description

A detailed job description with a list of job duties, responsibilities and requisite skills for the position is essential to find suitable Community Manager candidates.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Community Manager jobs, such as:

• Senior Community Manager
• Social Media Community Manager
• Property Manager

Interviewing Community Manager candidates

To identify and select the best candidate for Community Manager by understanding their knowledge and skills.

• Proficiency in MS Office and other related computer software programs
• Knowledge and experience of managing apartment communities
• Coordinating with potential residents and existing residents to disseminate apartment related information and reduce any possible issues

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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