Community 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 a Community Manager job summary
Our multi-family property management firm owns and manages numerous apartment communities located across the US. We are currently recruiting a professional, experienced and self-motivated individual to join our growing team as a Community Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance and profitability of the apartment community assigned. If you are a property management professional that is interested in long-term career growth at a thriving company, we want to hear from you.
Community 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.
- Provide information about the building and community to prospective residents
- Schedule visits to the apartment community
- Review and approve all new lease applications
- Quickly close new sales and leases
- Troubleshoot issues with the building and its residents
- Maintain a rapport with building managers and current residents
- Prepare and maintain time records and personnel information for the property management team
Community 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.
- High school diploma/GED required (Associate degree preferred)
- 5+ years’ residential or commercial property management experience
- Supervisory experience preferred
- In-depth knowledge of computers and computer software programs, including Microsoft Word and Excel
- Excellent organization skills
- Strong communication and leadership skills