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Property Manager Liaison

Colorado State University
Job Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Laboratory and Research
Position Location
Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position: No

Posting Number: 202100985AP

Position Type: Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title
Prof/Indiv Contrib II

Number of Vacancies: 1

Work Hours/Week: 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range

Employee Benefits

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Desired Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on

Description of Work Unit

Off-Campus Life (OCL) is dedicated to supporting students in having a successful transition and integration into the Fort Collins and local communities. OCL offers a broad range of programs and services for Colorado State University students, faculty, staff, and the community in areas of education, outreach, and support that are designed to build life skills, promote dialogue, and foster a safe, respectful, and inclusive community.

Position Summary

The Property Manager Liaison (PML) is responsible for proposing, developing,
coordinating, and assessing revenue-generating and educational programs involving local rental property managers. The Property Manager Liaison will proactively promote positive off-campus living experiences for students, and create trustworthy relationships with both students and property managers.

The PML completes position responsibilities with support from student employees to complete tasks, including marketing and administrative support, serving as a project lead for student employees.

The position has an abiding concern for, and commitment to, serving the diverse needs of the university community, student development in a learning organization, active promotion of an inclusive environment, and supporting divisional programs and goals. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing will be needed.

Required Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Two (2) years of recent full-time experience working in rental property management with knowledge of leasing practices, property marketing, and managing/responding to complaints from tenants.
  • Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications
  • One (1) year full-time experience working in student-focused rental property management with knowledge of leasing practices, property marketing, and managing/responding to complaints from tenants.
  • Knowledge of the Fort Collins student-focused housing market.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism.
  • Demonstrated organizational, administrative and customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated experience cultivating and maintaining collaborative working relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience in program/event development, implementation, coordination and assessment.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating engagement and outreach working with diverse groups of people.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching, facilitating, or leading classes, workshops, and/or trainings.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to navigate political landscapes; act diplomatically while handling complex relationships and projects, and/or engagement in conflict resolution.
  • Experience in public relations and marketing.
Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department's commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Job Duty Category: Program Coordination

  • Develop, coordinate, and assess Off-Campus Life's proposed "Good Neighbor Program", a program local property managers could choose to participate in if they meet and adhere to a set of clear standards in exchange for being recognized as participants of the program.
  • Coordinate existing Off-Campus Life programming that includes property managers including the annual Housing Fair and quarterly meetings with the managers.
  • Develop, coordinate, and assess new revenue-generating and educational programs involving property managers.
  • Develop and implement strategic planning for current revenue-generating programs such as the annual Housing Fair to increase participation from local property managers.
  • Build and maintain content of all Off-Campus Life websites related to property managers (Good Neighbor Program, Apartment Complex List, Property Management List, Housing Fair, etc.).
  • Actively participate in the development, coordination, and facilitation of Off-Campus Life educational sessions (orientation sessions, Roommate Round-Ups, Rams Around the Fort, etc.) and assist in implementation of educational programs related to off-campus living (Take Time campaign, U+2 campaign, etc.).
  • Review and update program assessments and provide insight and recommendations for further assessment for tracking behavioral trends to make program improvements.

Percentage Of Time: 50

Job Duty Category: Leadership

  • Develop and chair Good Neighbor Advisory Board, consisting of members from Student Legal Services, Student Resolution Center, Code Compliance/Neighborhood Services, Fort Collins Police Services, ASCSU, and other applicable partners, to seek input from multiple perspectives and increase the effectiveness of the program.
  • Serve as a project lead for student employees to accomplish programmatic goals and tasks.
  • Provide training and feedback for student employees serving guests/students who visit the office; directly support guests/students visiting the office as needed.
  • Participate as an active member of Off-Campus Life and RamRide departments, attend regular departmental staff meetings and help in planning weekly staff meetings, retreats and trainings.
  • Represent Off-Campus Life to internal and external communities.
  • Actively contribute to the Off-Campus Life overall budget development, management, and expenditure decisions: $540,000.
  • Play an active role in overall assessment of programs and services through Off-Campus Life.
  • Serve as a co-developer and facilitator designing and instructing educational sessions related to off- campus living for CSU students.
  • Serve as a member of the Off-Campus Life leadership team to provide overall leadership, direction, coordination, collaboration, and guidance for office programs and services.
  • Contribute to the Off-Campus Life vision, mission, and values through participating in strategic planning, departmental goal setting, and determining priorities.
  • Make autonomous, sound, ethical decisions.

Percentage Of Time: 25

Job Duty Category: Relationship Management

  • Autonomously develop and manage relationships with off-campus, private property managers.
  • Maintain relationships and collaborations with various departments and leadership, both on campus and in the Fort Collins community.
  • Act as main contact for property managers connecting with Off-Campus Life.
  • Actively participate in, and/or facilitate appropriate meetings for property managers, CSU, neighborhood groups, local associations, boards, collaborative task forces, and public forums.
  • Seek out opportunities for meaningful collaboration with student organizations, campus, City, and community partners.
  • Collaborate with ASCSU (CSU's Student Government) on housing-related initiatives.
  • Engage in outreach to understand issues or concerns of property managers.
  • Manage conflict and dynamic political relationships with students, campus partners, City partners, and community partners.
  • Execute in the moment problem solving and critical thinking to resolve landlord/tenant disputes/conflicts.

Percentage Of Time: 25

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application includes a cover letter and a resume addressing all job qualifications, along with the names and contact information of three references including relationship and current supervisor. Applicants needing assistance or accommodations may contact Nancy Rhodes at or call (970) 491-2248. Application materials should be addressed to Search Committee: Property Manager Liaison, Off-Campus Life, Colorado State University. For full consideration, completed applications must be on file on or before 11:59pm (MTZ) on 9/20/2021.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver's License

Search Contact
Nancy Rhodes

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
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