Rochdale & Fenwick Apartment Manager

Full-Time Position Available 

Rochdale & Fenwick Apartment Manager



The Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC) is an 84 year-old student-governed and operated non-profit affordable housing cooperative near the University of California at Berkeley.  The BSC provides affordable housing and boarding services to 1300 students in 17 room-and-board houses and 3 apartment complexes. To learn more about the cooperative please visit us at  


We are looking for a person to fulfill the full-time, live-in position of Apartment Manager at the Rochdale & Fenwick Weavers Village apartment complexes.  The Apartment Manager is responsible for the successful and efficient day-to-day operations and financial record-keeping of two adjacent apartment complexes housing 354 students in 133 units.  Duties include, but are not limited to, overseeing the move-in/move-out process; responding to residents’ requests and needs; maintaining financial records; ensuring that maintenance & habitability standards are maintained; developing recommendations for and assisting with the implementation of physical and operational improvements to apartments; enforcing contract provisions; resolving conflicts; developing and supporting educational and social programming; advising and supporting the student governance bodies at Rochdale and Fenwick, and working closely with BSC management to ensure compliance with BSC policies and long-range strategic goals.  The Apartment Manager supervises two assistant managers, office support staff, maintenance crew staff, and a wide variety of part-time student leadership positions who help provide services to the membership.  The Apartment Manager carries an emergency cell phone and must be on-call for emergencies.



Previous management experience in a residential setting is required, as is previous supervisory experience.  Familiarity and/or knowledge of student housing best practices, student leadership development, and/or the cooperative movement is preferred.  Familiarity, in a work setting, with the various and complex issues faced by college students (e.g. mental health, alcohol/substance abuse, consent, social justice, conflict resolution, etc.) as well as familiarity with the special issues faced by students with a wide range of disabilities are necessary for this position. 

Qualified candidates must have intermediate skill using computer applications (e.g. Microsoft Office, Gmail educational suite, databases, etc.), be detail-oriented, possess excellent management, supervisory, and organizational skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.  The ideal candidate will display the ability to effectively organize tasks, establish priorities, analyze complex systems, develop improvements, and ensure completion of multiple projects by agreed upon timelines.  Excellent problem-solving skills, sound judgement, the ability to work in fast-paced office environment, and the ability to deal with sensitive, confidential and/or complicated issues with tact and political acumen are necessary.  Applicants must be able to develop familiarity with, and consistently apply a complex set of organizational policies.  Applicants must have strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills as well as the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with students and fellow staff members.  Dedication to creating a cooperative, collaborative, creative, and highly productive work environment and a mission driven approach to work are necessary for this position.   



This is a full-time, exempt position that requires you to live on-site.  Compensation includes a studio apartment, free off-street parking, and an annual salary of $48,297/year.  Benefits and other conditions of employment are pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement, which currently provides for annual cost-of-living adjustments, annual performance-based raises and/or bonuses, health and dental insurance for employee and dependents, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, paid retirement benefits, and long-term disability and life insurance. A two-year commitment is preferred.



You must fill out a BSC application and submit your resume along with a list of three professional references.  An application is available at 2424 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA between 10am and 5pm, Monday - Friday and can be downloaded from our jobs website (  Applications must be received by 10am, Monday, September 11, 2017.  Applications may be submitted to the address above or submitted via email. 



Kim Benson,
Aug 27, 2017, 10:06 AM