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Community associations are a booming industry with tremendous career growth opportunities, financial promise, fulfillment, and job security at any stage in life.


New guide to help you attract and hire young professionals as community managers.

Audience: Board members, community association management company executives and hiring staff.

Purpose: To present the community association management industry to young professionals in an appealing manner and demonstrate its value and impact on the community.

- Defining the job requirements
- Offering structured internships and apprenticeships
- Hosting guest speakers and collaborating with universities and trade schools
- Exploring workforce grants and tax credit programs
 -Recruitment strategies​

New report from the Foundation for Community Association Research

Audience: Community association management company executives and hiring staff.

Purpose: Informs efforts to find, recruit, mentor, and position community managers for success in their careers.

- Hiring shortage data
- Candidate profiles and referrals
- Benefits breakdown
- Career motivators​
- Profession challenges
- Ideas to reevaluate workloads and refine retainment strategies

New guide from the Foundation for Community Association Research, Community Associations Institute, and the Community Association Managers International Certification Board

Audience: Prospective employees, recent college graduates, career changers.

Purp​ose: Describes and promotes the community association manager ​profession.

- Overview of job responsibilities
- Desired skills and qualities
- Description of key transferable skills from other professions
- Profiles of managers who started in other professions and succeeded in community management​


Gain a strategic roadmap for your career as a community association manager or business partner. Whether you're new to community associations or have years of experience, CAI can offer you numerous opportunities for professional growth and education. 

Community Managers: Learn more about job responsibilities, education, credentials, and networking opportunities. Visit the CAI Job Market to explore employment opportunities.

Business Partners: Accountants, attorneys, bankers, insurance professionals, landscapers, painters, reserve specialists, software providers, and many others are indispensable to the community associations they support with their guidance, products, and services. CAI education  helps these businesses and professionals differentiate themselves in the competitive community association marketplace.

Looking for new talent that can help shape the future of your association and the industry? 

>>Download​ CAI's Internship Guide. ​​

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