WCCRC Seeks Full-Time Property Manager

          Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council, Inc. (WCCRC) is a 501(c) 3 not for profit Rural Preservation Company working under the auspices of New York State Homes and Community Renewal. Our mission is to cooperate with community members and local, state, and federal governmental and civic bodies in aiding, assisting and fostering the planning, development, renewal, and improvement of housing, mixed-use, commercial and civic buildings toward community revitalization and economic development. Our service area covers the towns of Harpersfield, Kortright, Middletown, Roxbury and Stamford in Delaware County; Blenheim, Broome, Conesville, Fulton, Gilboa, Jefferson, and Summit in Schoharie County, and Ashland, Halcott, Hunter, Jewett, Lexington, and Prattsville in Greene County. We currently operate four properties (total of 57 residential units, 3 commercial units) in the Village of Stamford and the hamlet of Grand Gorge.

          WCCRC seeks candidates for a full-time Property Manager position located in Grand Gorge and Stamford, NY.
Purpose of the position: The purpose of this position is the administration of all operational functions of the property management component of WCCRC’s business; maintaining property rentals by advertising and filling vacancies; negotiating and enforcing leases; maintaining and securing premises; overseeing employee and visitor safety, building maintenance, repair and upgrades, and complying with environmental, safety and health procedures relating to facility operation. The Property Manager must manage and delegate all maintenance and housekeeping staff and contractors, ensuring that there is 24-hour emergency coverage for the properties at all times.

          The Property Manager reports directly to the Executive Director, provides direct supervision to the WCCRC maintenance / housekeeping staff and works very closely with funders such as HCR and USDA-RD.
This is an exempt, full-time position that will sometimes exceed 40 hours. Work hours will generally take place during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, although occasionally may include evenings or weekends.

Scope of the position:
• Accomplishes financial objectives by preparing and executing annual budget; collecting rents; paying bills; forecasting requirements; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective action.
• Establishes rental rate by surveying local rental rates; calculating overhead costs, depreciation, taxes, and profit goals.
• Attracts tenants by advertising vacancies; obtaining referrals from current tenants; explaining advantages of location and services; showing units.
• Contracts with tenants by negotiating leases; collecting security deposit.
• Maintains property by investigating and resolving tenant complaints; enforcing rules of occupancy (including recertifying qualified tenants); inspecting vacant units and completing repairs; planning renovations; contracting with landscaping and snow removal services.
• Provides occupants with updates of electrical, water and other service outages and scheduled shutdowns.
• Maintains building systems by contracting for maintenance services; supervising repairs.
• Secures property by contracting with security service; installing and maintaining security devices; establishing and enforcing precautionary policies and procedures; responding to emergencies.
• During evacuations, assists emergency response teams in assessing building condition, locating missing personnel, shutting off utilities, and delivering a status report to assembly point leaders.
• Develops and implements facility emergency plans.
• Enforces occupancy policies and procedures by confronting violators.
• Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
• Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
• Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
• Supports WCCRC operation as requested by the Executive Director.

• Minimum of 5 years of experience in property management (residential and commercial), or similar experience, plus a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
• Demonstrated skills in employee supervision.
• Superior written and verbal English language communication skills.
• Excellent record keeping, organizational skills and ability to effectively and efficiently manage several detail-oriented projects simultaneously.
• Solid understanding of how to prepare budgets and administer activities from approved budgets.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Experience, patience and comfort in dealing with a diverse range of people, including seniors and their families.
• Computer and Internet literacy and familiarity with Word, Excel, and other Microsoft programs required.
• Personal commitment to WCCRC’s mission and goals.
• Reliable personal transportation needed; mileage is reimbursed.
• Residence in or willingness to relocate to the WCCRC service area and its surrounds. (No relocation package provided.)

Application Instructions:
Qualified candidates are invited to send a cover letter, including salary requirements, and résumé via e-mail to [email protected].