General Manager – Rossmoor/Walnut Creek, CA

Client: Rossmoor Walnut Creek
(Walnut Creek, CA)
Position: General Manager
Closing Date: October 31, 2022

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Rossmoor Walnut Creek

Rossmoor Walnut Creek, located about 20 miles east of San Francisco, is a nationally recognized community for active adults who are 55 and older and is currently seeking a General Manager with hands-on and collaborative approach to management. Rossmoor Walnut Creek has 10,000 residents in 6,676 homes on 1,800 acres. The homes in Rossmoor are individually owned by residents who live in one of 23 homeowners’ associations, called “Mutuals.” The Golden Rain Foundation of Walnut Creek (“GRF”) is a California non-profit mutual benefit corporation formed to act as trustee for common amenities within Rossmoor. The General Manager is hired by and reports to the GRF Board. The General Manager has the responsibility to plan, direct, manage, and oversee day-to-day operations of Rossmoor, including all administrative and financial functions. GRF employs a staff of 250 and has an annual operating budget of $40 million (including Mutual Operations Division (MOD) Operating Budget). Through its MOD, the GRF, by contractual agreements with each Mutual, provides property management and maintenance services, including the exterior maintenance and landscaping. The GRF, outside of MOD, operates and maintains the golf courses, bowling greens, pools, a fitness center, clubhouses, and bus routes providing transportation for residents within the Rossmoor area.

Specific experience in large scale association management is an ideal match for this position (specific experience with age restricted communities is an added plus). Strong working knowledge of homeowners’ associations including bylaws, elected officials, budgets, and managing multiple divisions in a public environment is desirable. This position is also well-suited for an executive with experience in local government. Knowledge of California laws and regulations are desired although not required. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree is preferred combined with appropriate experience. Candidates without a degree will be reviewed and considered by the GM Search Committee based on relative career experience with a community association or similar organization. Any of the following certifications are desirable: PCAM, CCAM, MCAM, CMCA, AFS, LSM, or comparable public sector certifications.

The Board of Directors is prepared to offer a competitive salary for the region consistent with recent practices (anticipated to be in the high $200k) plus a full range of benefits including a 401K Retirement. A mutually agreeable initial four-year employment agreement (renewed annually with successful performance) will be negotiated. Moving and relocation assistance will be offered for the selected candidate to encourage interest on a national scale.

Interested candidates should apply, prior to October 31, 2022, for this career opportunity by submitting a resume and compelling cover letter to apply@ralphandersen.com. Confidential inquiries are welcomed to Heather Renschler, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900 or request an appointment to discuss further by contacting scheduling@ralphandersen.com.