Property Management Specialist I - $1,500 Sign-on Bonus!
Seattle, WA Property Management
Job Type
Full-time
Description

This is who we are!


Bellwether Housing was founded in 1980 to create affordable housing for workers in downtown Seattle. After 40 years, Bellwether is the region's largest nonprofit affordable housing provider.


Today, we serve over 3,500 residents in 2,100 homes. We serve families, seniors, and young people starting out. We also serve many veterans, immigrants, and workers being paid less than a living wage.


Our housing is near jobs, transit, schools, and community amenities, increasing access to opportunity for our residents. By increasing access to the opportunity and prosperity of the region, our work cultivates a more vibrant and equitable city for all.


Looking forward, Bellwether will continue to integrate our four decades of expertise with new ideas and pioneering development approaches. Bellwether plans to add 2500 new homes to our portfolio by 2025 to meet the huge need for housing in urban King County.


This is what you'll be doing: 


The Property Management Specialist I will utilize proven skills and knowledge to readily adapt to the challenges that accompany supporting different communities, as assigned. Each day will be unique, requiring an ability to prioritize, multitask, think creatively, take initiative, and employ a diverse set of skills. The Property Management Specialist I is responsible for providing site management coverage at buildings, providing superior customer service to residents. Support PM and accounting departments by applying expertise in Yardi, SharePoint, and other software programs to create portfolio-wide efficiencies. Provide active leasing support at properties experiencing occupancy challenges and at new properties leasing up. 


All candidates that move to the final interview in the process must pass a comprehensive criminal background check and employment verification prior to employment with Bellwether Housing. 


**Any internal candidate that is selected for this position will be subject to a 90-probationary period regardless of the previous role at Bellwether.

  • Perform Building Coverage & Leasing Support at Bellwether Buildings
  • Site Management Support & Special Projects 
  • Ensure excellent customer services to residents and prospective residents 
  • Engage and collaborate with Portfolio Managers, Property Management department, and other Bellwether departments

Work location 

This position is located out of our SLU office is partially remote and partially on-site. Any candidate hired into this position will need to be able to travel to the site as needed.


Bellwether Housing

433 Minor Ave.

Seattle, WA 98109

Work schedule

 Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week

 
Compensation *This position offers a $1,500 sign-on bonus!

We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Starting hourly wage  $28.76-$31.40 depending on experience
  •   24 days of paid time off in the first year of employment (for all employees working over 20 hours per week)
  • In honor of Diversity and Inclusion, BW employees receive 10.5 holidays per year to elect of their own choosing. Note: the number of days is prorated the first year of employment based on time of start and average hours worked for non-exempt (hourly) employees. 
  • 403(b) retirement plan with immediate eligibility for employee contributions and employer matching after 15 months of service
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance plans, with FSA / employer-funded HSA
  • Long-term disability insurance and employer-paid life insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Professional Development and Job Training Resources
  • Flexible / Remote work schedules for some positions

To view our full benefits package, visit www.mybellwetherhousing.com

Requirements

We want to hear from you if you have these skills & experience!

  • 2+ years prior apartment management or leasing experience in the property management industry. Equivalent education/experience may substitute for stated requirements. 
  • High school diploma or GED (equivalent education and experience may be substituted for the stated requirements). 
  • Experience working with affordable housing programs.
  • Exceptional customer service aptitude, including problem-solving skills and the ability to respond quickly and tactfully to both internal and external customer requests. 
  • Experience in Fair Housing and local Landlord Tenant Law. 
  • Dependable, highly motivated, and organized individual, skilled at meeting deadlines and producing high quality work. 
  • Good oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate in English. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Positive attitude a must. 
  • Experiencing working with Microsoft Office user applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook. 
  • Experience supervising staff.
  • Transportation is preferred to travel to buildings from Northgate to Tukwila. 

Even better if you have these!

  • Completion of WSHFC Fundamentals and Advanced training workshops. 
  • Project Based Section 8 (HUD) experience. 
  • Experience with Seattle Housing Authority Section 8 Project and Tenant Based programs. 
  • Experience working with Yardi or equivalent property management software. 
  • Must be adaptable with the ability to work in different office settings on a regular basis. 
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective partnerships with community constituencies and social service agencies. 
  • Experience working with social service programs for diverse populations and making referrals as appropriate. 
  • Prior cleaning and light maintenance experience in a work environment.

All candidates that move to the final interview in the process must pass a comprehensive criminal background check and professional references completed prior to employment with Bellwether Housing. 

  

Bellwether Housing provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


Bellwether Housing is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Bellwether Housing will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. We value having employees whose skills, experience and background reflect the diverse populations we serve. We are dedicated to building a diverse workplace, where employees feel a sense of belonging and are valued for their contributions and the unique perspectives they bring.


This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.