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Marketing/Communications Manager, Real Estate

  • Madison, WI
  • Direct Hire - Full Time
  • First Shift
  • bh_3463
  • Competitive
  • Non-Profit
  • 3/27/2020
We are proud to announce a leadership opportunity for a marketing/communications business professional, at an industry association in the multifamily real estate sector.
The Apartment Association of South Central Wisconsin (AASCW), located in Madison, Wisconsin, is conducting an executive search, with the retained assistance of The QTI Group, to hire an Association Manager.
We are posting this position under the title of Marketing/Communications Manager, Real Estate because the Board sees marketing, communications and general business management experience as essential for the incoming Manager.
This is a general management position leading a small team, accountable to a Board of Directors for the organization’s fulfillment of its mission, service delivery, membership growth, and financial health. Membership growth and effective communication & services to members are central to success in the role.
More about AASCW: AASCW is a 501(c)(6) non-profit statewide trade association that serves as the leading resource for rental housing providers in Wisconsin. AASCW’s mission is to unite and serve area apartment owners, managers, investors and the community; and promote an environment in which members may successfully conduct their businesses while serving their residents and their communities with honesty, integrity, fairness and the highest degree of professionalism.
AASCW’s membership is comprised of over 700 rental property owners, developers, fee managers, housing related nonprofit organizations, suppliers to the industry, officials and government agencies involved in the rental housing industry. AASCW provides its members with the information, education, training, advocacy, legal documents and services needed to manage rental properties in a professional manner.
This position offers employee benefits including medical coverage, a retirement savings plan, paid time off, and bonus opportunity.


The Manager is the chief staff officer of the AASCW, responsible for leadership of the AASCW team (two employees and three consultants) and administration of the policies of the Board of Directors.
Specific responsibilities include:
  • Providing expert guidance and excellent customer service to members, to help them solve property management issues. This includes fielding calls from members; and working with expert partners to resolve member issues.
  • Sound financial management. This includes development of the annual operating budget; overseeing accounting systems; monitoring revenues; keeping the Board updated; and managing day-to-day finances of the Association.
  • Overseeing membership. This includes retention and servicing of existing members; and adding new members. As a membership organization, growth of the membership base is critical to the health and vitality of AASCW.
  • Leading and managing the Association team to ensure smooth functioning and growth of the organization. This includes mentoring and developing staff; conducting regular staff meetings; and directing consultants; and overseeing human resources administration.
  • Organizing events and programs. This includes lead responsibility for the annual Multifamily Housing Summit and the Awards of Excellence program; and generation and planning of monthly seminars supporting industry and membership interests.
  • Strategic planning with the Board. This includes developing annual and long-term strategic plans for membership expansion; growing current programs and services, and developing new ones; and defining public policy initiatives.
  • Serving as the primary public face and voice of the AASCW. This includes effectively and regularly communicating (verbally and in writing) with members and with the Board; speaking and engaging with the media; and monitoring media coverage of the multifamily real estate sector and related issues and trends, for communication with members and the Board.


Ideal candidates will have:
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Association management or transferable marketing/communications/business management experience preferred.
  • Property management or other multifamily real estate experience preferred.
  • Proven success working with Boards of Directors and committees.
  • Experience managing staff and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated fiscal management and budget experience, reviewing financial statements and ensuring sound bookkeeping procedures are followed.
  • Experience with strategic planning, brand marketing, and program/services development.
  • Excellent people and communication skills in order to develop, build and maintain strong relationships with members, community partners and legislators with widely diverse opinions.
  • 4-year university degree in a related field, such as business or marketing, preferred. MBA a plus. Comparable experience considered.