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Chinatown Community Development Center

Assistant Manager - Ping Yuen

San Francisco, CA

Job SummaryThe Assistant Manager assists the Property Manager in managing all aspects of daily building operations. Responsibilities include office management, administrative paperwork, responding to general inquiries from residents, and resolving resident problems. The ideal candidate is a team player with strong interpersonal, customer services, and organizational skills who pays attention to detail.

Status: Full-time, Nonexempt, Regular

Location: Chinatown neighborhood, San Francisco

Hours: Onsite, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Salary: $26.95 - $28.37 per hour; Comprehensive benefits

The OrganizationA private non-profit founded in 1977, Chinatown Community Development Center believes in a comprehensive vision of community. We own and/or manage approximately 36 affordable housing buildings serving over 4,500 low-income seniors, single adults, formerly homeless adults, and families of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Tenderloin, Western Addition, and Polk Gulch neighborhoods. We also build housing, develop grassroots leadership, and engage low-income residents and youth. Our employees are passionate about the mission; thrive in a family organizational culture; and embody values of empowerment, teamwork, and compassion. Chinatown CDC serves a diverse population and is committed to hiring practices that provide culturally competent services. We encourage people of color to apply.

What You Will Do

Property Management:

  • Assist the Property Manager with the overall operation of the building
  • Use Yardi to print reports and enter re-certification information
  • Create and maintain tenant files, applicant waiting list, and transfer list
  • Assist with paperwork for housing application and rent collection process
  • Assist with bank deposits
  • Assist with processing applications, move-ins, move-outs, and certifications
  • Assist the Property Manager with compiling and completing tenant information for monthly and annual summary reports, such as Vacancy Report, PSR, and other reports
  • Responsible for managing the building when the Property Manager is off-site
  • Educate residents about and enforce compliance with regulations, lease provisions, and house rules
  • Must live Onsite and be available for night time emergencies
  • Must be able to respond and return to property within 2 hours

Tenant Relations

  • Educate residents about and enforce compliance with regulations, lease provisions, and house rules
  • Address tenant requests/disputes and respond to building emergencies
  • Assist tenants and perform other duties as required for successful operation of building
  • Support Property Manager as needed
  • Forward any reasonable accommodation requests and fair housing complaint in a timely fashion to 504 Coordinator

Office Management

  • Process applications, photocopying, faxing, and filing
  • Process invoices and send to Property Supervisor for approval
  • Process daily mail and screen incoming phone calls
  • Order office supplies, fill out maintenance work orders, and distribute memos and notices
  • Maintain orderliness of front entrance, lobby, and adjoining rooms/areas


  • Embody organization values (respect & compassion, empowerment, teamwork)
  • Contribute to a safe and pleasant work environment
  • Follow policies, procedures, and safe work practices
  • Other duties as assigned

What You Bring

  • Pleasant and professional manner with calm disposition
  • Ability to work with people of diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and exercise own judgment in problem-solving
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to adjust to changing situations and work under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Yardi Voyage or other property management software

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)

  • High school Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Two (2) year prior experience in residential property management
  • Detail-oriented with experience processing paperwork
  • Sensitivity to issues facing low-income, disabled, and elderly populations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity/prior experience with low-income/affordable residential property management
  • Prior experience YARDI Voyager
  • Experience in Affordable Housing
  • Bilingual Cantonese / Mandarin preferred 
  • Prior experience with Recertification and vacancy processing

Physical Description
Physical Requirements

  • Able to work in an office the majority of the time
  • Exposure to office electronic equipment, interior lighting, and heating/AC
  • Able to use the following equipment: Computer, telephone, pen, pencil, eraser, stapler, paper clips, copy machine, fax machine, doors, laminating machine, paper cutter
  • Ability to travel throughout various buildings
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing
Benefits provided
401K Plan Dental Insurance Empl. Assistance Health Insurance Optical Insurance
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