The Regional Landscape Director reports to the Director of Renovations and Landscape and support the landscape operations of all properties in an assigned division. This includes the execution of landscape capital projects, expense management, advising and assisting property leadership with landscape issues, and overseeing landscape vendors to ensure that the most ideal products and services are rendered to be the best value for the company. The successful candidate will embody and work to reinforce MAA s Core Values. Those values include:
Appreciating the uniqueness of each individual
Communicating openly and with integrity
Doing the right thing at the right time for the right reasons
Duties and Responsibilities
Works to ensure curb appeal excellence through vendor accountability to MAA s specifications, policies and practices relating to landscape maintenance and capital installations
Supports property managers and regional and divisional leadership with landscape issues.
Troubleshoots issues affecting the quality of property curb appeal including disease and pest management, invasive and undesirable plant species, turf management and general plant decline. Works with vendors and property management on preventive planning for above issues.
Plans, budgets, coordinate, and oversee the design and installation of all landscape related capital projects.
Plans, budgets, coordinates, and oversees the execution of landscape maintenance expenses..
Utilizes technology to communicate frequently with property and regional/ divisional management on landscaping goals, plans and results and how they affect the assets.
Develops, communicates and executes long-term goals to preserve the asset as well as improve curb appeal for greater performance.
Responsible for the ongoing modification and improvement of landscaping contract specifications, and property landscape and irrigation auditing procedures and systems.
Works with vendors to create a strong discipline of expectations and communication.
Promotes irrigation conservation through the installation and management of irrigation systems and system technology and knowledge of appropriate plant palettes for assigned division
Educates Property Managers and executive leadership on the necessity of curb appeal and how to obtain first-class landscaping.
Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the needs of the business.
High school diploma/GED
Bachelor s degree and at least 5 years of professional experience in landscape construction and/ or landscape design.
Knowledge of southeast /southwest vegetation, correct horticultural practices in maintenance and irrigation.
Landscape conservation experience related to smart irrigation and native plant design schemes. An equivalent combination or experience and education may be considered.
Previous landscape management experience coordinating simultaneous projects and territories.
Bachelor s degree in a Horticulture, Landscape Architecture or a related field.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to work under pressure and within stringent timetables
Ability to think in a creative, innovative, and practical way
Knowledge of specifications, contracts, and performance standards within landscape operations
Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously without on-site supervision
Excellent Communications skills, both verbally and in writing, to a wide variety of individuals.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products including MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint.
*Please note that this is a remote position based in Charlotte, NC. This position will support MAA communities in the Charlotte and Raleigh/Cary/Durham, NC markets. *
MAA recognizes that talented people are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, comprehensive benefits and outstanding advancement opportunities. We offer a comprehensive benefits package* including, but not limited to, the following:
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Life and Disability Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Vacation, Sick Leave, and Holiday Pay
401(k) Retirement Plan
Opportunities for promotion and internal career advancement
*Eligibility for benefit plans and programs vary based on hours worked and length of employment.
We are committed to providing service excellence and value to those who depend on us at MAA. Our people-first approach has been transforming properties into communities and apartments into homes for over 25 years. As the largest owner-operator of multifamily apartments in the United States we are established leaders in the real estate space bringing tremendous opportunities to those looking to build their careers. We invite you to explore our Brighter View and find your place at MAA!
Drug Free Workplace
Internal Number: R0006933
About MAA (Mid America Apartment Communities)
MAA is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on the acquisition, selective development, redevelopment and management of multifamily homes throughout the Southeastern and Southwestern regions of the United States.
Our mission at MAA is to deliver superior service and value for our residents, employees and shareholders. We refer to this as creating "A Brighter View" and we are doing it every day.
In fact, we proudly display "Our Brighter View" plaques at every MAA office just to serve as a daily reminder of our focused mission. MAA is committed to remaining true to our rich tradition of service to each other, to our residents, and to our shareholders. We respect the privilege to providing value to those whose lives we touch.
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