Solar Community Housing Association

7 Baggins End, Davis, CA 95616



TITLE: Property Manager for Cooperative Housing Non-profit, with maintenance emphasis

Hours: Average 30 hrs/week, including some evenings and weekends; $15/hr for the first 6 months, then $17/hr DOE

Location: Davis, California

Application Deadline: position open until filled

Start Date: ASAP

To Apply: email your resume and cover letter to

About SCHA and our housing

Solar Community Housing Association (SCHA) is an independent non-profit organization that provides low-income cooperative housing in Davis, California. SCHA is governed by residents, who serve as representatives on the board of directors. SCHA houses a total of 88 resident/members, between six co-op houses with 7-15 residents each, and “The Domes” - a co-housing community of 26 residents, housed in 13 two-bedroom dome homes. SCHA leases three of the houses (the Tri Co-ops) and the Domes from UC Davis, and owns the three off-campus houses. Our co-ops strive to be a safe(r) and accessible space for people with marginalized identities, while simultaneously creating space to unlearn oppressive behaviors. In addition to the maintenance and upkeep of the houses SCHA owns, our ground lease with the University requires that we upkeep and carry out major maintenance projects at the properties we lease from them. In the immediate future, we have plans to renovate the Domes. The Domes were built in 1972, and were brought up to code at the start of our ground lease in 2010. However, since they are 40+ years old, a number of their internal fixtures will need upgrades or replacement in the near future. Developing a long-term maintenance plan for these unique structures will require research and initiative above and beyond what is needed for typical houses.


This property management position will be primarily responsible for the Domes co-housing community, and will be called “Domes Coordinator.” Responsibilities include standard property management tasks such as collecting rent, move-out walkthroughs, and signing leases with residents (about 50% of the time) and SCHA-wide project management and maintenance support (about 50% of the time). For project management responsibilities, the Coordinator will be be responsible for all tasks associated with coordinating renovations - reviewing designs, acquiring bids, selecting contractors, negotiating costs, and working with residents to select materials. We’re looking for someone with experience coordinating maintenance at rental properties, and who has basic home maintenance skills. The hours of work will be flexible and can be set by the Coordinator, within reasonable parameters, in conversation with SCHA. We need someone who is self-motivated, reliable, patient, and able to interact professionally with college students, University representatives, and contractors.

Domes Property Management

  • Work with SCHA and the Domes community to ensure that the Domes property is well-maintained
  • Liaise between the Domes residents, SCHA, and the University to be sure that residential lease agreements and the ground lease agreements with the University are upheld
  • Prepare and sign Domes resident leases on behalf of SCHA
  • Ensure that rent and security deposits are collected in a timely manner

SCHA-wide Project Management & Maintenance Support

  • Develop a long-term maintenance and renovation plan for the Baggins End Domes (foam and fiberglass residential dome structures)
  • Work with design professionals to ensure that design plans meet resident needs and University requirements within budget
  • Review work orders/estimates/bids from contractors for accuracy and best pricing
  • Facilitate the process of obtaining all necessary permits for projects
  • Establish and maintain relationships with contractors, and serve as a primary contact for SCHA regarding maintenance and renovation work
  • Maintain SCHA’s records relevant to materials, repairs, and renovations
  • Support and advise the Maintenance Committee in the prioritization of projects and planning for preventative maintenance
  • Advise the SCHA Maintenance Officer and Treasurer on annual maintenance budget
  • Support residents in completing basic home maintenance work
  • Collaboration

  • Coordinate Environmental Health and Safety Inspections annually, and University Fire Inspections twice a year, with the University
  • Coordinate monthly University walkthroughs and meetings
  • Attend monthly SCHA board meetings (Tuesday evenings)
  • Attend Maintenance Committee meetings at least once per month
  • Attend Campus Housing Committee meetings over the summer
  • Attend weekly Governance Committee meetings
  • Attend Domes community meetings (Monday evenings) at least once per month
  • Meet regularly with other SCHA staff

    Preferred skills/experience

  • Property management
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Record keeping
  • Budgeting
  • Home maintenance & project management
  • An eye for safety
  • Familiarity with tools used in home maintenance
  • Diagnosing problems with common home appliances and fixtures
  • Obtaining & evaluating work bids and materials quotes
  • Collaborative
  • Community organizing
  • Consensus-based groups
  • Working with a board of directors
  • A commitment to good communication, fair decision making, and an ongoing willingness to learn
  • To apply Email your resume and cover letter to