Community Manager – Property Management

Portland Office Payroll · Portland, Oregon

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Community Manager Overview:

We are seeking a full-time, exempt Community Manager, to lead a community of residents and staff in one of our student-centered apartment buildings.  This crucial role assures a supportive environment for our residents/students while overseeing efficient and fiscally responsible operations of the community.

Location: Downtown Portland, Oregon

Community Manager Duties:

  • Providing leadership, direction, and support to the teams at the community
  • Responsible for positive student engagement and services throughout the life cycle of tenancy
  • Manages and directs day-to-day leasing operations and related accounting
  • Proactively develops and implements new practices and trainings to support a culture of growth


Community Manager Benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision, with CHNW covering 90% of the premiums
  • $300 annual Wellness benefit
  • $500 annual contribution to a Flexible Spending Account
  • Life and AD&D insurance, paid by CHNW
  • 401(k) with 5% company match after only 6 months
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability insurance, paid by CHNW
  • 15 days paid vacation annually, increasing with years of service
  • 10 paid holidays + holiday half time pay (work ½ time for full pay Dec 26-31)
  • Generous Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Community Involvement leave
  • Paid Education leave
  • Free parking onsite or $100 Alternative Transportation stipend
  • Monthly cell phone stipend
  • Opportunities for Professional Development


The ideal candidate will have the following attributes, skills, and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or commensurate experience
  • 3-5 years of property management, student housing, or related experience
  • 3 or more years of supervisory experience
  • Working knowledge of Fair Housing, Equal Housing Opportunity, and Oregon Landlord-Tenant law
  • Great time management
  • Collaborative nature
  • Strong communication skills


About Us

College Housing Northwest (CHNW) is a nonprofit helping students succeed by providing more affordable housing in supportive communities. For more than 50 years, CHNW has built and managed living and learning environments that support students in achieving their academic goals.  Our mission of supporting students runs deep through every aspect of the organization.

CHNW focuses on accountability, betterment, and collaboration to assure employees are active contributors in our mission, always with a focus on the question, “How well are we serving students?” Learn more about us, our team, and our communities here.

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College Housing Northwest is committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce that drives innovation and opens access to perspectives, ideas, and approaches. As part of our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, College Housing Northwest provides equal employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic background, or any characteristic that is protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws.