Hope Ranch General Manager, Santa Barbara, California

Hope Ranch is an upscale PUD of 750 homes located on approximately 2,000 acres of rolling hills in Santa Barbara California. HOA assets include 30 miles of private roads, miles of deeded bridle trails, a beach park, and numerous small common areas. Hope Ranch is administered with a full-time staff of 14 and supplemented with seasonal beach staff and a $2 million budget.


The General Manager, under policies established by the Hope Ranch Board of Directors, plans, organizes and manages all aspects of the Hope Ranch HOA, supervises maintenance operations, building permitting, security patrol and administrative staff. Provides general supervision of legal, consultant and contract work, and ensures prompt follow up on all pending matters. The General Manager supervises the preparation of the budget and financial reporting and provides an ongoing evaluation of the Association’s finances. The General Manager works with the Board of Directors and homeowners to comply with the Governing documents and applicable State statutes.


Range of $100k-$125k plus comprehensive benefits package, depending upon qualifications and experience.

Skills Required

· Experienced Manager, comfortable leading a team and serving as the face of the HOA.

· Ability to interact positively with members, guests, the public and fellow employees. Exemplary customer service and listening skills are a must.

· Strong organizational, supervisory and conflict resolution skills.

· Initiative and ability to operate independently.

· Ability to organize and maintain records; writing and verbal skills adequate to prepare and present reports.

· Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively on a variety of levels.

· Ability to read, understand and interpret complex legal documents and architectural / engineering drawings and specifications.

· Discretion, confidentiality, and professional level judgment which is adaptable and versatile is required.

· Ability to pass background check, drug testing, credit history review, and ability to be bonded.

· Well versed in office processes, practices, and management techniques. Proficient in Microsoft Windows environment using Zoom, Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Education and Qualifications

· Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) preferred from accredited college/university in related field such as Business Management or Public Administration. Related work experience may be substituted.

· Minimum 7 years Community Management Experience.

· Certification as a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®) or comparable professional association.

· Credentialed as Association Management Specialist (AMS®) and/or Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM®) preferred or willingness to acquire within 2 years.

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