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Assistant Community Manager - Acclaim at Germantown

Germantown, MD


Avanath is proud to be named one of the top property management companies to provide affordable housing for the work force.

Cultivating the American Dream is the purpose that binds the Avanath team. At Avanath, every day is an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life. Whether it is helping residents call one of our communities' home, providing excellence in customer service, or championing our workforce, we are committed to creating an unforgettable experience as a great place to live, work and be.

The Role: This role is responsible for assisting in all operational duties of the Community Manager including, reporting, rent processing, leasing, marketing, and overseeing the community and associates in the Community Manager s absence.

The incumbent in this role must possess a high degree of professionalism and positive engagement for our residents and the workforce.

  • An Aptitude for Connecting - Must possess a strong sense for creating a sense of community, as well as the drive to go the extra mile to create a positive experience for all residents and staff. Your success and purpose are driven by the relationships that you build within your communities including vendor partners, regulatory and social services partnerships. This Includes adopting a collaborative approach to create consistent favorable circumstances that foster success and effectiveness for the Organization and the communities.
  • An Authentic Attitude - Consistently demonstrate an open and professional attitude and approach when accessing and resolving resident and staff concerns. This Includes, but Is not limited to, seeking resources throughout the organization via the organizations' support services and senior leadership.
  • An Approach that is positive and Professional - Consistently demonstrate an approach of active listening and understand that your participation and support are integral to the success of Avanath, ensuring that each resident and staff feel seen, heard and valued as you and the staff work to resolve challenges.


  • 2+ years' experience as an Assistant Community Manager.
  • LIHTC/Tax Credit Program Knowledge required.
  • Equipped with excellent communication skills and an unmatched dedication to customer service.
  • Solid track record of bookkeeping and rent collection.
  • Thorough understanding of landlord/tenant law.
  • Strong Understanding of Fair Housing Laws.
  • Superior interpersonal skills: ability to get along with diverse personalities; tactful; mature, flexible.
  • Resourceful and organized.
  • Solid computer knowledge, Windows (Word, Excel,) internet and e-mail.
  • Working knowledge of Yardi Voyager Property Management software.
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required to be employed by Avanath.

Key Accountabilities

+ Resident Relations + Customer Service

  • At all times, regardless, provides A+ customer service.
  • Manages and promotes resident satisfaction and retention by responding to complaints, questions, and requests in a timely manner, and taking appropriate action to resolve and address service issues.
  • Functions as a resource center for residents on all things that affect and may disturb their community-living experience and ability to make timely rent payments.
  • Organizes and executes resident appreciation and retention events.
  • Maintains a secured confidential file for each resident.
  • Answering phones, greeting walk-ins and foot traffic.
  • Assist with leasing job duties, including touring prospective residents.

+ Fiduciary

  • Handles all the monies of the property. Collects, posts, and deposits rents/security deposits and other community income.
  • Reviews resident files and ledger records to determine unpaid and/or late fees owed, communicates with residents regarding outstanding balances, implements procedures for collecting on delinquencies, and enforces the lease agreements.
  • Assist with Monthly Projection Reporting, inspects vacancies, make-ready apartments and models. Inspects the property for community policy violations, needed repairs and overall landscaping.
  • Meets regularly with Community Manager and Regional Manager to discuss community performance.
  • Other duties as assigned by Community Manager.

+ Staff Leadership

  • Maintains a service-oriented environment by always exhibiting a professional appearance and attitude.
  • Oversees property operations and staff in Community Manager's absence.
  • Support Leasing Consultants in the leasing of apartments and ensures that Fair Housing guidelines are followed.
  • Under the direction of the Compliance department and the Community Manager, manages compliance file maintenance, where applicable.

+ Adherence to Property Management Rules, Regulations and Guidelines

  • Conduct all business in accordance with company policies and procedures, Fair Housing, Americans with Disabilities Act and all other laws pertaining to the apartment industry.
  • Under the direction of the Compliance department and the Community Manager, manages compliance file maintenance, where applicable.
  • Follows the Company's established procedures related to evictions by following proper notice requirements, evicting residents, and representing the property as required in court hearings and eviction proceedings.

Physical Demands & Working Conditions

  • The incumbent in this is classified as essential staff and is expected to report to work and adhere to all safety and business protocols.
  • Frequent sitting and walking.
  • Repetitive use of computer, keyboard, mouse, and phone.
  • Reading, comprehending, writing, performing calculations, communicating verbally.
  • May work in an elevated site, may walk on uneven ground.
  • Occasional squatting, bending neck/waist, twisting neck/waist, pushing, and pulling.

How Avanath Supports You

We know that our teams are the heart of our success and growth, and we are committed to showing our appreciation.

We offer:

  • Culture Built on Purpose and Core Values - A Commitment to Integrity, A Spirit of Caring, and A Focus on Continuous Improvement.
  • Comprehensive Benefits – health, dental & vision, 401(k), personal time off, paid holidays and more!
  • Growth that is based on achievement and an emphasis on promoting from within our ranks versus just external candidates.
  • Development – a commitment to creating opportunities to learn and expand your knowledge in the industry from online training platforms to training classes to one-on-one coaching.

Diversity & Inclusion

Avanath Capital is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have, and Diversity, equity, and inclusion ("DEI") are at the very core of Avanath's operating and investment philosophy. We believe that bringing together people with diverse thoughts, backgrounds, talents, and experiences at all levels of our organization, including the executive team, enables us to proactively and creatively achieve our mission to enable opportunities for hard-working American families. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part our culture, our reputation and our achievements.

We embrace and encourage our employees' differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

Our organization's diversity initiatives include—but are not limited to—our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:

+ Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees.

+ Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives.

+ Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees' varying needs.

+ Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for diversity.


Compensation Range

Compensation Range

$23—$25 USD

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