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5+ years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
7/18/2019
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General Manager
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FirstService Residential | Northlake, IL
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Job Description

Position Summary

Provides management, direction, and leadership to ensure the property is maintained and operated in accordance with

Company objectives. Responsibilities include working closely with the association, Board of Directors the developer and/or

builder to manage and operate the community, facilitate solutions to problems between communities and internal support

associates. Very strong management skills, customer service skills and supervisory skills are required.

Position Responsibilities

* Acquires and maintains current knowledge of state regulatory agency statutes and the community's documents, policies and procedures.
* Analyzes advantages and disadvantages of alternative solutions to problems and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors.
* Works directly with the Developer to ensure assets and property are being managed at an elevated level.
* Provides leadership and direction to effectively manage relationships with other business groups to ensure a high level of service and achievement of company and property goals and objectives.
* Develops and maintains an effective ongoing home-owners relations plan, implements initiatives, and maintains an operating environment to achieve a satisfactory level of service as measured by formal and informal feedback and surveys.
* Defines and implements goals relating to internal and external customers.
* Develops and submits complete and accurate annual budget(s), meeting all deadlines and demonstrating thorough analysis and consideration for the goals of the asset as well as market conditions.
* Initiates contact with the new home owners, provides an introduction and orientation to the management associates and community, reviews available services, and explains the rules and regulations.
* Manages resident's relationships to ensure a high level of service including timely and complete resolution of residents' concerns, coordinating special services and requests and conducting formal and informal inspections.
* Ensures property improvement and other construction related projects are completed on time and within budget by effectively overseeing all construction projects.
* Establishes and maintains industry contacts and relationships in the property's marketplace through involvement in trade organizations, property management and real estate associations and networking opportunities with vendor outreach and peer groups.
* Supervises and oversees projects performed by maintenance persons, whether in house or vendors.
* Sets and adheres to the Global Service Standards and instills them in the associates by personal follow-up to insure that the service is being delivered. Demonstrates a routine and effective ability to adjust to changing circumstances.
* Listens attentively to questions and comments. Communicates in a professional and composed demeanor under all circumstances.
* Responds to phone calls and correspondence in a timely, professional manner.
* Displays exceptional ability to analyze and deal with a variety of situations that otherwise could be potential problems.
* Maintains a professional relationship with BOD, Home Owners, associates, developers, builders and vendors.
* Encourages associates to behave in a professional manner and comply with company's safety standards. Motivates associates to work as a team.
* Responds to questions accurately when asked and possesses good communication and composition skills.
* Ability to successfully run a BOD or annual meeting.
* Creates a management report, which depicts the actual condition of the building, progress of specific projects and makes clear and concise recommendations.
* Prepares professional presentation of reports, budgets, bids, etc.
* Supports the Company's philosophy, goals and adheres to Company policies.
* Offers helpful input when asked for suggestions for improved policies and procedures.
* Observes all safety standards and participates in the Company's efforts to provide safe work environment.
* Understands and follows directions given by direct supervisors as well as the BOD and conscientiously completes them.
* Acts quickly and effectively when the situation demands it.
* Organizes time effectively and successfully balances the competing demands of multiple projects.
* Schedules vacations in advance with consideration of back up during absence.
* Prepares accurate monthly management report and submits them on a timely manner.
* Addresses Worker Compensation Incidents on a timely manner.
* Attends Manager's meetings.
* Prepares for Board Meeting presentations.
* Handles contract evaluations professionally.
* Understands association's financials & financial position; and is able to field board member and developer questions and work with accountant on monthly reviews.
* Updates Association Communication -- Updates association info boards, prepare association newsletter and/or other communication with owners and residents.
* Performs associate evaluations and conducts associates meetings.
* Prepares a bid comparison analysis spreadsheet. Prepares and uses of RFP for bid solicitation (Request for Proposal with scope of work detailed).
* Processes violations and closes them out. Processes work orders and close them out. Processes architectural control applications and closes them out.
* Monitors deficit funding and surplus, rollover if required.
* Possesses knowledge of assets cash balances and availability of funds for projects. Cash flow management for capital improvements.
* Monitors aging report and ensures timely legal action regarding collections and any other legal matters before the association.

Operating Skills, Knowledge & Abilities.

Education/Training: College Degree preferred, but not required.

Experience/Knowledge/Abilities: Must possess strong managerial background. Three (3) to five (5) years of experience within Property Management, Hotel and/or Retail industry strongly preferred. Strong working knowledge of customer service principles and practices. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, leases, regulations or documents with a similar degree of complexity. Strong interpersonal, time management, and customer service skills required.

About FirstService Residential

FSR is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV, TSX: FSV), a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector, providing a variety of services in: commercial real estate, residential property management, and property services. As one of the largest property managers in the world, FirstService manages more than 2.3 billion square feet of residential and commercial properties through its three industry-leading service platforms: Colliers International, the third largest global player in commercial real estate services; FirstService Residential Management, the largest manager of residential communities in North America; and Property Services, including Field Asset Services, one of America's largest providers of property preservation and distressed asset management and FS Brands, one of North America's largest providers of property services through franchise networks. FirstService generates over US$2.2 billion in annual revenues and has more than 20,000 employees worldwide. More information about FirstService is available at www.firstservice.com.