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Assistant General Manager 

Category Management  

The Management Trust
Position Title: Assistant General Manager
Location: Cathedral City, CA at Desert Princess
Reporting To: Desert Princess CEO
Status: Exempt, Full-Time
Salary: $115,000 - $125,000 DOE


The Management Trust is a community association management company.  We believe that building and maintaining a community takes more than just hammers and nails.  It takes integrity, trust, experience, and support.  Our success is based on the belief that effective management anticipates our clients’ needs, not merely reacts to them.  We are a company of creative and committed individuals driven by grand aspirations and are proud to be the only 100% employee-owned community management firm in the nation.  Our Employee Owners are encouraged to actively participate in growing our business by helping define best practices every day.  It is in this spirit that we encourage you to explore this opportunity to join The Management Trust team.


The Assistant General Manager is responsible for partnering with the Desert Princess CEO, the Association Board of Directors (Board), and our Company to fulfill obligations of the management contract in conjunction with the goals and objectives of the Board.  Key areas of focus include management and support of the community association (HOA), including, but not limited to: daily operations, regular interaction with and support of Board/homeowners/vendors, meeting attendance, budget preparation, and overall community business management.  This is a leadership position that requires a strong commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience while balancing the needs of many stakeholders.


  • Manage a large-scale community onsite that includes standalone villas and shared wall condominium units
  • Supervise a team of various roles within Desert Princess; understand this critical responsibility is centered on supporting, developing, and engaging these employees
  • Guide, assist, and recommend a course of action for Board members to conduct business using Leadership Management
  • Work collaboratively with the Board and Desert Princess CEO to formulate and initiate short-and long-term strategies to optimize community resources in a cost-effective manner
  • Oversee documentation of all Board-approved policies, rules, and regulations
  • Provide management services in compliance with the terms of the management contract and the Association’s governing documents
  • In coordination with Desert Princess CEO and onsite managers, prepare annual budget estimates for Board action and approval
  • Assist Board and homeowners with problem resolution
  • Provide fiscal management, including, but not limited to: reviewing and approving invoices, coordinating tax preparation and reserve study updates, preparing Annual Capital Expenditures Plan, reviewing completed financial statements for accuracy prior to distributing to the Board each month, and providing oversight regarding delinquent accounts and the collections process
  • Maintain a Master Calendar for all key deliverables for the Association
  • Conduct site reviews and provide oversight of related compliance matters
  • Review and submit requests for vendor bids and contracted services
  • Prepare schedules and establish priorities for routine and special work projects
  • Provide oversight of contracted work to ensure compliance with Association guidelines, including landscaping and patrol services
  • Attend association meetings, including, but not limited to: Board Meetings, Annual Meetings, Candidates Forum, and special Town Hall meetings, as required
  • Prepare Board packets, agendas, and calendars in preparation for scheduled and unscheduled meetings; record Board meeting minutes
  • Communicate in-person, by telephone, and/or via email to Board members, homeowners, and vendors regarding community business in a timely manner; the call volume at Desert Princess is large
  • Coordinate with legal counsel and insurance providers regarding matters affecting the Association
  • Maintain current knowledge of governing documents, applicable state statutes, and local ordinances that apply to the community
  • Oversee all aspects of the client’s relationship with our Company to ensure success and retention
  • Work independently, with little oversight, and with accountability to executive management for the end result achieved
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and ownership mentality; we believe each employee can build his/her own future
  • Represent the community at designated meetings and formal functions
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned


  • This skill set is generally acquired through a combination of a degree in a Business Administration (or related) field, along with at least (5) years of experience with increasing responsibility in community association management
  • Professional designations are a plus, as is knowledge of Jonas software
  • Knowledge of accepted management practices and procedures, building and grounds maintenance requirements, personnel development and administration, contract oversight, and budget/finance
  • Ability to motivate teams while simultaneously managing several projects
  • Knowledge of management contracts, CC&Rs and other governing documents
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Strong leadership abilities and comfort with public speaking (small and large groups)
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and address time-sensitive issues
  • Superior multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to provide high-level customer service with astute attention to detail and organization
  • Must be a team player
  • Ability to manage workflow amid shifting priorities
  • Willing to learn Company process and procedures, and learn/use proprietary software
  • Adaptable and dependable with a solid attendance record
  • Professional and respectful demeanor with all residents, the Board, staff and guests at all times


  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance, and driving record in compliance with Company policy


  • Use standard office equipment, including: computer, phone, copier/scanner, etc.
  • Be stationary for periods of time
  • Relocate up to (25) pounds
  • Travel to and from offsite locations


  • Association Department Managers and Administrative Staff


  • Monday-Friday from approx. 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • This position may require occasional long hours to meet business needs, including weekends and holidays

The Management Trust is an Equal Opportunity employer.  We celebrate and support diversity.

TMT reserves the right to modify this job description at any time based on business need.

EOE Statement We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We celebrate and support diversity.

The Management Trust reserves the right to modify any job description at any time based on business need.
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