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  • Property Manager

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Property Manager

Position Title: Property Manager
Position Status: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, non-exempt
Reports to: Deputy Director of Property and Asset Management

Job Statement:
Property Manager is responsible for all aspects of the operation of a portfolio of properties including occupancy, resident relations, rent collections, lease enforcement, maintenance, and compliance with Federal, State and local programs. Property Manager must have excellent customer service skills, be organized with attention to detail, communicate effectively, be compassionate and mission focused, and exercise sound judgment. Property Manager must be committed to a membership-based model of community controlled and permanently affordable housing.
Reports to the Deputy Director of Property Management and works within a strong and dynamic team environment.

Job Responsibilities will include but not be exclusive to the following:

    • Act as primary contact for residents at assigned housing. Maintain visibility and exceptional communication with residents.
    • Show apartments and mobile home lots and give property. Conduct final screening and approval of applicants.
    • Prepare and execute leases with qualified applicants for housing based on eligibility criteria.
    • Ensure that all required income certifications in assigned portfolio are complete, signed, and transmittable.
    • Maintain accurate and organized resident files (physical and electronic).
    • Respond promptly to resident concerns; utilize Property Manager Software for work order requests, resident complaints and follow up tracking.
    • Enforce the terms of the lease including but not limited to peaceful enjoyment, housekeeping, rent collection and proper maintenance of the apartment/lot. Prepare and participate in the eviction process as necessary.
    • Conduct move in, move out, and annual inspections of all units, ensuring that all purchase orders are entered promptly into Property Manager software.
    • Approve invoices and review monthly financial statements to monitor if expenses are in alignment with budget.
    • Establish and maintain good working relationships with community organizations which provide support services to residents.
    • Develop and distribute resident newsletters.
    • Collect rent from rent drop boxes and collect laundry income, if applicable.
    • Participate in monthly staff meetings, events, Property Management team meetings, and other duties as assigned by supervisor.


    • Demonstrates a commitment to the mission and values of Downstreet.
    • Demonstrates respectful and effective communication with co-workers, participants, vendors, and community partners.
    • Protects the privacy and confidentiality of all private information related to participants, families, staff and general housing operations following privacy practices and HIPAA requirements.
    • Communicates a positive image about Downstreet to the community.
    • Adheres to all safety practices, rules and standards throughout the work day.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to quality and proactively seeks to make improvements to systems and processes.
    • Maintains a professional appearance that is appropriate for his/her position.
    • Reports to work on time, provides advance notice for time off, completes timesheets accurately and appropriately manages time.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to integrity in work habits and employing agency resources.
    • Downstreet’s mission and operations require that an employee is prepared to perform duties as assigned that may be outside his/her principle responsibilities..

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

    • Must be able to physically inspect properties including basements and living units.
    • Must have valid driver’s license, an insured reliable vehicle, and the ability to travel to properties and trainings, etc.
    • Must be adaptable to working in an ever changing, high pressure work environment.
    • Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.

Contact: Please send resume and cover letter explaining why you want to work to further Downstreet’s mission to:

Attn: Human Resources
22 Keith Ave., Ste. 100
Barre, VT 05641

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