at FirstService Residential in CHICAGO, Illinois, United States
Do you aim high? Are you genuinely helpful? Are you looking for a place where you can make a difference, receive ongoing support and training, and build a rewarding, long-lasting career? Then you may be a good fit for FirstService Residential, North America’s foremost property management firm. We’re all about our associates, and as we continue to grow, we’re looking for even more quality people who share our dedication to doing what’s right, improving residents’ quality of life, building great relationships and truly making a difference for their clients, their colleagues and themselves. Is that you? If so, we think you should get to know us.
Provide strong leadership and management direction on behalf of Board of Directors and First Service Residential.
Key responsibility is to oversee the entire operation and consistently adhere to and execute the mission and vision of the Board and community. Manager position has oversight of all aspects related to the business and operations of the community. The purpose of this role is to create a single point of contact in the community, enhance communication and create effective oversight of staff and operations. Manager has the sole duty of the day-to-day operations, legal compliance and overall oversight of the association and staff.
The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by positions in this job classification. Not all duties assigned to every position are included, nor is it expected that all positions will be assigned every duty.
•Provide leadership and direction in the development of short-term and long-range plans. Develop recommendations for goals and action plans to achieve Board objectives. Lead annual goal setting.
•Review organization structure, job descriptions, and functions. Make recommendations to the Board as to any potential changes.
•Partner with public, private and volunteer organization to provide community services when necessary.
•Support the activities of the various Board sub-committees.
•Knowledge of all Community Governing documents. Provide recommendations on revisions.
•Continual process of seamless connection between the Board of Directors and committees.
•Provide community leadership and guidance to ensure that the needs or desires of the homeowners are being addressed.
•In partnership with the Board, create, or cause to be created, and implement the annual working budget, subject to approval by the Board of Directors.
•Monitor and report on the monthly financial position of the association.
•Provide leadership to each meeting involving the Board of Directors in terms of agenda support and written and oral reports. Summarize the priorities of each meeting with appropriate follow up.
•Recruit, hire, train and supervise all community staff in accordance with the documented management plan, if applicable.
•Work closely with local emergency organizations to maintain established emergency and community evacuation plans as appropriate.
•As appropriate, confer with other departments, divisions and outside agencies, including community groups and organizations. Identify, develop and implement programs to meet community needs.
•Assess and monitor community needs: identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures and developing new programs. Implement programs or improvements.
•Attend and participate in professional group meetings. Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in fields of community management and community programming.
•On-site visibility throughout the common areas and facilities.
•Understanding of all agreements for corporate implementation.
•Ensure adherence to master calendar, maintenance calendar, association budgets and subsidy program.
•Review corporation policies on an ongoing basis to ensure compliance with civil code, declaration and other requirements of governing institutions.
•Perform building inspections of interior and exterior of property and prepare action plan for opportunities.
•Shall at all times ensure due diligence for the protection of client’s funds, property and assets against all reasonably foreseeable contingencies or losses.
Additional Duties & Responsibilities
•Practice and adhere to FirstService Residential Global Service Standards.
•Conduct business at all times with the highest standards of personal, professional and ethical conduct.
•Perform or assist with any operations as required to maintain workflow and to meet schedules. Notify supervision of unusual equipment or operating problems and the need for additional material and supplies.
•May participate in any variety of meetings and work groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems and maintain specified level of knowledge pertaining to new developments, requirements, policies, and regulatory guidelines.
•Ensure all safety precautions are followed while performing the work.
•Follow all policies and Standard Operating Procedures as instructed by Management.
•Perform any range of special projects, tasks and other related duties as assigned.
On-site staff where applicable
Education & Experience
•Must be licensed as a Community Association Manager in the State of Illinois.
•Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field from an accredited college or university, and three years experience in Property Operations, Hospitality or Construction; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•A minimum of three years of successful community management experience or equivalent professional experience in a related field, with at least one of those years responsible for a staff with a variety of expertise, background and job assignments.
•Management experience in a small or medium-sized organization including responsibility for more than one functional department or division preferred.
•Understanding of physical building management, Condominium law, financial planning and law affecting property management.
•Valid Driver’s License and State Mandated Vehicle Insurance
Knowledge, Skills & Proficiencies
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
•Is committed to continual learning as evidenced by attendance at industry programs and industry and educational opportunities that enhance interpersonal skills.
•Display strong written skills and publish appropriate documentation as directed to create the legacy for the corporation; particularly in the area of operations, and relationship management.
•Directly interact with the staff of the association/community and the designated Board of Directors within the governance model for the purpose of advisement and ultimate implementation of Board directives.
•Possess budgetary knowledge and control for the purpose(s) of executing programs within the community as well as related activities that may be cost-shared for the benefit of the community.
•Display a community posture that positively represents the vision of the association/community.
•Effectively communicates to instill confidence in the homeowners that reside within the community as well as the public that may interact through designated programs.
•Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Applications, especially Word and Excel
•Must be goal minded and possess a self-starting drive to get the job done.
•Ability to listen to others, collaborate, and resolve conflict.
•Protect the confidential nature of the work as appropriate
•Executive decision-making capabilities.
•Demonstrates good client interaction and visibility.
•Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills