"Working as a part of the Aspen Family for the past 5 years has taught me that every situation is an opportunity to be your best. Creativity is promoted, hard work is required and support from co-workers and supervisors is the foundation that keeps our company strong."
Shauna, District Manager
"I am proud to be a part of the ‘Aspen Family.' Working in the home office, the open door policy has always impressed me, upper management is always accessible! Each and every 'employee' is treated as an integral part of the team."
Nancy, Travel Manager
"I have been in the industry for over 17 years and am so happy that I found Aspen! Aspen is a unique company that is successful because they value their employees and create a family friendly environment. Every team member has a voice and is respected."
Michelle, District Manager
"I am a true 'Aspenite'! My co-workers are my second family. We are a large company that has retained its family atmosphere where everyone from the CEO to the person in the mailroom is accessible."
Mary, Insurance Specialist
"As a designer, one's greatest sense of fulfillment comes from turning creative and innovative visions into reality. For almost 20 years, I have been part of a company that applies this ideal not only to design, but to the multitude of exciting challenges and entrepreneurial endeavors that we take on."
Lori, National Design Specialist
"Traveling with Aspen has taken me from a small town and given me the opportunity to see new places and meet incredible people across the country. The thing I love the most about Aspen is that they welcome creativity from everyone on the team which makes it very rewarding to take an idea and turn it into a reality on every project."
Jim, Traveling Start-up Foreman
"Working at Aspen has been the greatest thing for my career. My family and I moved with the company from South Carolina to Florida ... and we love it."
Jay, Florida District Operations Manager
"Aspen teaches you to be anything BUT ordinary! With their open door policy, they encourage creativity and ideas while training, mentoring, and developing you to be your very best “Aspen Ace”. The payoff for those willing to put in the hard work is that you’re able to have an impact and leave your fingerprint on every person, project, strategy, and critical decision the company makes. You help shape the company’s future. If you crave a challenge… I can’t think of a better one than becoming extraordinary!"
Asia, Senior Traveling Manager
"I've worked at Aspen for many years, and know what Aspen's secret is...all of our employees are Aces. We don't do average."
Dean, Director, Accounts Receivable
"Joining the Aspen family has been the most rewarding and valuable experience of my professional career! My personal growth and development is consistently supported by my supervisors and each day presents a new challenge! The opportunity to work for Aspen has been nothing short of completely gratifying!"
Daphne, Traveling Assistant Property Manager
"Aspen is not a job, it's a career. We are not coworkers, we are a family! Being a leader in the Industry they have aided me to achieve goals beyond my expectations!"
Robert, District Operations Supervisor
"I have been with Aspen for eighteen years… doesn’t that say it all? I am very appreciative of all the knowledge and experiences I have gained from being with this company."
Pat, AP Bookkeeper
"I joined the Aspen Family 5 years ago and never looked back. With everyone’s “whatever it takes” attitude and ability to provide the highest quality customer service, we are able to own AND manage over 100 successful communities. I’m extremely grateful to be a part of such an amazing team!"
Kellie, Community Manager
Manager in Training
Our Manager-in-Training (MIT) Program is hands-down one of the most exciting, rewarding and unique opportunities for anyone seeking a challenge and an adventure! Trainees learn the “ins and outs” of property management through an experiential Training Program that begins on-site at one of our beautiful communities across the country. Throughout the Program, Trainees travel nationally from coast-to-coast to work at several of our nearly 100 communities. Trainees quickly learn from seasoned experts in the field how to lease, how to market and how to provide the very best in customer service to our residents. After mastering the sales and marketing aspects of the job, Trainees are exposed to assistant manager responsibilities that delve into rent collections, lease renewals, and resident relations. Once Trainees are comfortable with these aspects of the job, they advance into management roles! Our Community Managers are ultimately responsible for the leadership and management of the leasing team and the community. You are taught to evaluate competitive markets, set rents, manage all of the day-to-day aspects of any given community, and ultimately run a multi-million dollar business. At the culmination of this Program, you’ll be running your own communities!
- WE train you and help you build a long-term career (several of our partners started in this role!)
- WE pay for your flights, rental cars and give you a food allowance
- WE put you in a fully furnished apartment (we call this a “bunk”)
- WE fly you home (or to a requested destination) for a long weekend every other week
- WE support and encourage you along the way
- YOU develop exceptional sales, marketing, leadership, and managerial skills
- YOU will grow as an individual and as a professional
- YOU will have the opportunity to see the country on our dime
- YOU keep all your frequent flyer miles
- YOU meet people from all walks of life, and make life-long friends (we have over 40 Trainees at any given time!)
- Competitive salary and bonuses
- Opportunities for advancement based on performance (not time on the job)
- Health, dental & vision insurance
- All travel, accommodations and car rental paid by the company*
- Tickets every 11 days to a destination of your choice inside the continental US*
- Paid holidays, vacation and sick time
- 401k Retirement plan & employer match
- Apartment discounts
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Employee discounts
Trainees typically work an 11-3 rotation. This means they fly out on a Monday and work at their assigned location Monday through Saturday. While on assignment, Sunday is a day off. The Trainee then works Monday through Thursday before flying home to enjoy a three day weekend with Friday, Saturday and Sunday off!
How fast does one move through the Program?
That’s up to you! Our Trainees truly set the pace. We train you and provide you the opportunity to master each role. Once you’re ready, we increase your responsibilities. The work is fast-paced, ever-changing and very rewarding. You’ll be amazed at all you will learn and accomplish in this role!
What is my title after I’m “out of the program”?
Trainees are often referred to internally as “Travelers”. As the name indicates, the Trainees are true road warriors. Travelers have been the backbone of our management department for decades as they are quickly able to travel to new locations and “Aspenize” our new communities. Established in 1990 as we grew throughout the country, the Program provides a launching pad into the exciting field of real estate /multi-family housing.
Who coordinates my travel?
In the MIT Program, you work closely with our team of district and nationals managers. Aspen’s corporate travel guru books all of your flights and rentals. (Although some restrictions apply to your off weekend travel, the accommodations remain very generous AND you can fly someone to see you instead of going home. Once hired, you’ll hear all the exciting details!)