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Resident Services Manager - Temporary Contract

The Company

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 leading 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.

Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Property Manager, the Residential Manager carries out the administration and execution of the day-to-day services and strategies in all assigned residential property enterprises. The Residential Manager is a highly responsible individual who enjoys a variety of operations and project management tasks all while ensuring a high level of customer service is maintained at all times. Please note this is a temporary position with an anticipated completion date of April 30, 2024 with possibility of further extension for up to two months.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

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.

Leasing

  • Responsible for ensuring all property management policies, procedures, and operations are executed to FirstService Residential Standards
  • Oversee and participate in the full leasing process; providing training to supports and teams as needed
  • Maintain a comprehensive and up to date knowledge of the property, including availability, vacancy, suite layouts, common areas, amenities, parking, etc
  • Inspect all vacant suites weekly to ensure they are in Rent Ready condition
  • Develop all leads including telephone and email inquiries within three hours of being received with an objective to converting to “personal tours”; conduct “personal tours” with the prospective resident outlining the features and benefits of the area, property, and the value of living at the property.
  • Ensure rental applications are complete and information is accurately entered into Yardi for final approval from Property Manager within 12 hours of receipt of application
  • Conduct income verification and reference verification on applications
  • Conduct credit checks using RentCheck
  • Advise applicants within a timely manner of status of application
  • Facilitate the signing of all leases, schedules, assignments and addendums
  • Manage the renewal and retention program

Marketing

  • Assist Marketing Manager with execution of property marketing and leasing plan
  • Conduct regular market research surveys and provide input on pricing and strategy with a goal of maximizing revenue and minimizing vacancy loss
  • Provide key input into the marketing program and maintain all marketing material to ensure it is up to date and current; be available to attend marketing campaigns such as open houses.
  • Attend Community events to continue to build strong relationships within the community.

Customer Service

  • Practice excellent resident relations through regular resident visits to ensure concerns and complaints are dealt with in a timely, professional manner to ensure long-term tenancies.
  • Handle resident concerns an inquiries with a goal of 100% satisfaction.
  • Respond to all resident inquiries concerns within a 48 hour window
  • Foster a strong customer service culture amongst all team members
  • Ensure resident move-ins and move-outs are efficient, timely and ensuring diligence on recoveries.

Administration and Reporting

  • Provide updated and accurate vacancy reports to the Property Manager upon request.
  • Issue and deliver notices such as violation notice, notice to enter, termination notices by approved method.
  • Review weekly availability reports
  • Review monthly reports as provided by Property Manager
  • Ensure compliance with the Residential Tenancies Act in all procedures.
  • Attend Community events to continue to build strong relationships within the community.

Office Management

  • Complete administrative support as required, including courier and mail handling
  • Maintain digital and physical filing systems within office, Yardi, and MS Teams environment
  • Maintain all resident information in accordance with privacy regulations and legislation
  • Maintain maintenance of office and kitchen supplies
  • Answer all incoming phone calls and emails, including resident maintenance requests
  • Create, maintain and manage Resident contacts, work order closeouts and calendar reservations in the community program.

Team Management

  • Supervise, coach and train site team at property; ensuring quality and efficiency of work
  • Develop and motivate site teams by managing performance to expectations and established standards
  • Responsible and accountable for actions and supervision of the team
  • Share successes with your team, recognize exemplary performance as it occurs

Maintenance and Building Management

  • Effectively schedule month end turnover and suite renovations within the properties, and within a pre-determined timeframe.
  • Enter and receive all purchase orders in Yardi
  • Actively monitor conditions in suites and common areas
  • Monitor and ensure proper and full use of Yardi Mobile Maintenance application by

Maintenance Technicians

  • Enter Work Orders in Yardi for all tasks to be completed by maintenance team
  • Educate residents on availability of resident portal to submit work orders
  • Conduct annual, periodic and pre-move inspections and co-ordinate required maintenance work as necessary
  • Co-ordinate reservations of elevators for move-ins and move-outs
  • Review suites on turnover and determine scope for any work based on established policies and procedures; ensure completed in a timely manner
  • Co-ordinate appointments and conduct move-in and move-out inspections
  • Ensure preventative maintenance is scheduled with Maintenance Team and external trades
  • Assist Maintenance Team with scheduling and supervision of external trades
  • Provide access as needed for Maintenance Team and external trades as needed

Accounts Receivable

  • Complete rent collection for all residential and commercial units, striving for zero arrears each month
  • Record all payments received and provide to corporate deposit desk for entry to Yardi
  • Deposit all payments to bank using cheque scanners where possible
  • Educate and encourage residents to use ClickPay payment platform
  • Monitor aged receivables report weekly for delinquency and collect delinquent rents
  • Serve all legal documentation pertaining to non-payment of rent, including and Residential Tenancies Act specific documents as per legislative guidelines
  • Assist in filing any legal actions for non payment of rent through the Residential Tenancies Dispute Resolution Service or other prescribed means
  • Ensure any and all outstanding debts are sent to collections

Additional Duties and 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, 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.

Health and Safety

  • Ensure compliance with all legislation (Municipal, Provincial and Federal), including but not limited to: Residential Tenancies Act of Alberta, Alberta Labour Relations Code, Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Alberta Minimum Housing and Health Standards, Alberta Fire Code
  • Comply with all requirements when a Public State of Emergency is issued by municipal, provincial or federal authorities.
  • Comply with regular fire and life safety standards including monthly testing and annual drills
  • Ensure all trades comply with the health and safety policy.
  • Immediately report any infractions, damaged equipment and hazardous conditions or equipment.

Education and Experience

  • High School Graduate; Post-Secondary Education or industry experience required
  • Resident Tenancies Act knowledge required
  • ARM designation an asset but not required
  • CPM designation an asset but not required
  • RECA License in Property Management an asset but not required
  • Excellent customer service skills with at least five years of customer service work.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in a fast paced office environment.
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office and aptitude to learn new software programs.
  • Experience using Yardi is an asset

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.

  • Work effectively in a team environment, with the ability to work independently
  • Positive and energetic outlook, with the ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven organizational skills; able to cope with changing tenant needs and deliver successful results within agreed upon time frames
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented; able to resolve problems using facts and sound reasoning
  • 5th Class Operator’s License Required and person liable vehicle required.

Physical Requirements/ Working Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Use of a keyboard
  • Phone and face-to-face communication
  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Use of a computer
  • General office equipment

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Hours over and above normal office hours will occur, including evenings, holidays, and some weekends. Schedule is subject to change based on business needs.

"AB2023"

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract

Salary: $30.00-$35.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness program

Schedule:

  • Day shift

Work Location: In person


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