Community associations are a booming industry with tremendous career growth opportunities, financial promise, fulfillment, and job security at any stage in life.
For community association managers or those aspiring to join the field, the most important thing you can do to accelerate your career and increase your earnings potential is to participate in education programs and attain CAI’s professional credentials.
Resources for Career Development
- Read CAI’s Opportunities Knock publication – a resource for job seekers at any stage of their professional lives
- For the latest news affecting your career, access CAI’s award-winning newsletter Community Manager
- The profession is a booming industry with continued anticipated growth
- Check out the most recent Community Association Manager Compensation & Salary Survey
- View the Professional Manager Briefcase and learn how to elevate your career
- Looking for a community manager position nationally? Check out the national job market.
View these additional resources for more information on gaining expertise and growing your career as a community association management professional.
A Growing Job Market
Just how big of a job market is there in the field of community association management? It is estimated that in less than 20 years, community association housing model will become the most common form of housing in the United States. The facts and figures below are compiled and updated regularly and sourced from the Community Associations Fact Book - most recently updated in 2019 and published by the Foundation for Community Association Research.
Note: Statistics published are estimates generated from seven public/private data sources; including the American Communities Survey. Click the links below for state facts and figures on the growing field of community associations.
How much do community association managers earn?
Here's a sneak peek at the 2021 Community Association Manager Compensation and Salary Survey that will give you an idea of the pay and benefit levels in the community association management industry.
Looking to hire qualified candidates?
Management Company Primary Contacts may post open job positions in the career center. You may also contact a member of the chapter staff to have a job opening posted. There are two job position posting options. Members – be sure to login to receive member pricing:
30 day post
$50 for members ($100 non members)
60 day post
$75 for members ($125 non members)
Looking for your dream job?
Click below to search open positions and for instructions on how to apply.
Resources for Students & New Community Managers
Considering a career in community association management, or are you new to the profession? Check out the following resources to help ease your transition into community association management.
Student Membership in CAI
Did you know you an join CAI as a student, and at a discount? Check out the student membership page at this link.
Podcast Episodes on Career Development
Podcast Episode: Advice for New Community Association Managers
Podcast Episode: Alphabet Soup: CAI Education & Professional Designations
Articles on Career Advice from Community Managers
From the HOA Resources Blog
From Community Assets Magazine
Sample Job Descriptions
CAI has compiled sample job descriptions to give you an inside look at the types of positions available within the community association management profession, including community manager, portfolio manager, large scale manager and high rise manager. Check out the descriptions at this link.
New Manager Meet-n-Greets
Several times each year, the Keystone Chapter hosts new manager meet and greet events, where new managers, or those thinking of joining the profession, are invited to meet with the managers committee in an informal setting at a local restaurant or bar for peer to peer sharing and networking. Check out the chapter calendar for the next meeting date.
A Day in the Life of a Community Association Manager
Check out the short video below to learn from current managers what it’s like to be a community association manager.