How to write an Assistant Property Manager job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Assistant Property Manager job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Assistant Property Manager job titles

    Assistant Property Manager
    Assistant Community Manager
    Assistant Property Manager (Commercial)
    Assistant Property Manager (Part-Time)
    Associate Property Manager

Assistant Property Manager job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of an Assistant Property Manager job summary

Our property management company oversees the operations of more than 100 properties across Canada. We’re currently in need of an experienced and ambitious Assistant Property Manager at one of our luxury apartment complex locations. This position not only includes a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, but it also offers the opportunity to advance your career through the company. Our properties are meticulously maintained and efficiently controlled so that our clients and their tenants receive the best possible service. As a representative of our company, you’ll be responsible for meeting our internal standards.

Assistant Property Manager responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Assistant Property Manager responsibilities

    Greet prospective tenants when they arrive and introduce them to the types of units available as well as the property’s amenities
    Execute leases with new and returning tenants to ensure all parties understand the terms and conditions of the contract
    Respond to tenant questions and complaints in a timely manner
    Contact tenants to collect overdue rent or to discuss other issues that require immediate attention
    Manage the maintenance and custodial staff at the property
    Schedule and oversee maintenance calls to apartment units
    Schedule, plan and execute resident functions on the property, such as weddings and parties
    Establish rapport with tenants so they always feel valued and appreciated

Assistant Property Manager qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Assistant Property Manager skills

    High school diploma/GED required (Bachelor’s degree preferred)
    2+ years’ experience in residential leasing or property management
    Excellent communication and time management skills
    Well-developed customer service and sales skills

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