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Leasing Assistant

POAH Communities is an exciting and highly entrepreneurial organization committed to community development and to preserving ‘at risk’ affordable rental housing.  Based in Boston, POAH is a growing non-profit organization that owns POAH Communities which manages more than 8,500 affordable rental homes for families, seniors and the working poor in nine states and the District of Columbia.   POAH Communities is a mission-driven organization dedicated to building and improving communities. 

About the Opportunity

The Leasing Assistant position will provide support to the Property Manager of King’s Landing apartment development by managing various assigned administrative tasks which include but are not limited to: collecting rents, processing move-ins / move-outs in the Yardi system, completing annual and interim certifications of households.  This position may also be responsible for supervising other staff members who work in the property’s office or who may also work in the maintenance area.

  • Assist the Property Manager by ensuring that systems are aligned within the parameters of HUD, state housing agency and all applicable regulations are in place or created to maximize resident and employee safety and health, and to preserve the physical assets.
  • Support the recruitment and retention of a diverse work force and ensure compliance with all Federal and State laws including anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws and regulations.
  • Ensure that all contracts are professionally prepared and that adequate engineering specifications are contractually incorporated for all major repair work.
  • Establish positive, productive relationships with all funding / regulatory agencies which support the residents and the communities in the Property Manager's area.
  • Facilitate the execution of financial and operational objectives established by the owner / sponsor POAH.
  • Ensure that compliance with all Federal, State and Local laws are maintained.

 Job Requirements

  • Some post high school education preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in property management, asset management, development and related fields (project finance, construction and acquisition / rehab).
  • Previous experience with government-assisted and subsidized housing programs is preferred but not required. 
  • Flexibility, positive attitude, team orientation and willingness to learn are a must.
  • Strong verbal, written and customer service communication skills are essential.
  • Computer proficiency (specifically in MS-Word, Excel and Outlook) is required, as is familiarity with Yardi software.
  • Knowledge of HUD regulations, forms, inspection criteria and processes and the low income housing tax credit program.

Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience. POAH Communities is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the work force.   For more information, visit us at


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