Property Manager - Nonprofit Housing

About Homes First:

Vision:  Our vision is one of vibrant communities where everyone has a safe and healthy home they can afford so that they have hope for a better future

Mission: We believe everyone needs a home to be successful.  Therefore, it is our mission to create and maintain safe, healthy, and affordable rental homes for those who need them most.

Since 1990, Homes First has successfully created affordable rental housing in Thurston and Mason Counties, WA. In 34 years, we have helped close to 5,000 low and very low-income community members find safe, clean, and affordable rental housing with a landlord who treats them with dignity and respect. 

Homes First has been experiencing rapid growth as we build upon our existing community housing assets.  Every year, our objective is to make a significant contribution to our region’s basic needs for affordable rental homes.  

Our Homes:

We currently have 58 properties serving almost 300 people a year.  We are currently in the process of adding six more units to our portfolio and expect to continue this pattern of growth in the coming years.

We provide rentals in single-family homes and small multiplex properties, plus shared living for people in recovery, adults with developmental disabilities, youth, veterans, people in court diversion programs, and people exiting Western State Hospital. All shared housing is provided in partnership with local service providers who add case management services for permanent supportive housing.

The Position/Your Role:

Homes First is seeking a dedicated and experienced Property Manager to oversee our portfolio of residential properties. The Property Manager will be responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient operation of our properties, maintaining occupancy, and fostering positive tenant relations. This role is crucial in supporting our mission to provide safe and affordable housing to those in need.

Key Responsibilities:

* Tenant Relations

* Property MaintenanceFinancial Management

* Marketing and Leasing

* Administrative Duties & Supervision



Education: High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree in business administration, real estate, or a related field preferred.


At least 1-3 years of experience in property management or a related field.

Strong organizational and time management skills.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Proficiency in property management software and MS Office Suite/Google Suite.

Basic knowledge of local real estate laws and regulations.

High level of professionalism and ethical standards.

Problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.

Flexibility and adaptability to handle varying tasks and responsibilities.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, real estate, or a related field is preferred.

Experience: At least 3-5 years of experience in property management or a related field and experience working with low-inome or at-risk populations.

Certifications: Certified Property Manager (CPM or ARM) or Real Estate License or Contractor License is a plus.

Total Compensation & Benefits:

The annual salary range for this position is $51,219 - $68,016 depending on qualifications. 

Homes First is committed to supporting all employees through internally and externally equitable salary and benefits, a commitment to equity and inclusion, and training and professional development opportunities.

The comprehensive benefits package includes:

Medical, dental, and vision benefits (annual premium paid 100% by employer)

403(b) Retirement plan with 3% employer match

Generous paid time off policy for vacation, sick, and floating holiday time

Flexible work hours

Professional development and training

Dependent medical, dental, and vision benefits available at employee cost


Signing Bonus of $500 paid after 90 days of satisfactory employment.  An added $500 for those who can communicate effectively in the Spanish language. (spoken and written).  We will also add a supplemental amount to your wage if you have and retain a real estate license $750/year or a general contractor license $250/year.

To Be Considered:

The position is open until filled, with a priority application review deadline of July 15, 2024

Candidate materials are reviewed on an ongoing basis, and initial interviews will begin by August 01, 2024


For application details:

Homes First’s Commitment to Diversity and Equity:


We are earnestly invested in dismantling the effects of systemic racism in our community. We are looking for people who are passionate about serving others: dedicated professionals to assist in fulfilling our mission and advancing our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

We embrace and practice a high standard of diversity and inclusion and strive for equity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, veteran status, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex, age, status in regard to public assistance, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

***No agencies; No walk-ins; No phone calls please. Qualified applicants will be contacted after the completed questionnaire is reviewed.

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