A Community Manager is more than a job. It’s a career.

You’re the vital link between the management company, your vendors and your residents. You juggle staff, budgets, facilities, and more, all with the right touch of professionalism and care. Anything is possible if you bring the latest information and resources to your job!

That’s why you need to be a member of CAI-NJ!

The New Jersey chapter of CAI provides managers with the education and resources you need to advance your career, increase your earning potential and improve the communities you serve. 


As a CAI-NJ member, you can grow professionally and earn accredited certifications through our PMDP (Professional Management Development Program) – available at discounted rates to all members. Plus, we provide tools for promoting your credentials and value as a manager in the market! You get access to thousands of industry professionals though networking and educational events.

Join CAI-NJ and take advantage of these benefits today:

  • Grow professionally with our accredited certifications through our PMDP (Professional Management Development Program) at a discounted member rate
  • Utilize our tools for promoting your credentials and value as a manager in the market
  • Network and attend events with key professionals in the industry
  • Receive current legislative updates that directly affect the communities you serve
  • Join a CAI-NJ Committee and become directly involved with the current industry trends while expanding your networking opportunities

Your career, your expertise and your salary can all grow when you take advantage of CAI-NJ’s targeted educational opportunities. Join today! 

Mark Your Calendars! – To register for these upcoming networking events,   click here   and to take advantage of some of great, educational programs,   click here.  You don’t want to miss them!

Jules C. Frankel Manager Education Assistance Program

Jules C. Frankel was a long time member of CAI and was a key figure in the success and growth of our chapter. Jules was President of the New Jersey chapter in 2000. Jules also received the following awards from CAI-NJ: Speaker of the Year in 2003, Author of the Year in 2004 and the Jerry Fien Distinguished Service Award in 2015. Jules was inducted in the CAI-NJ Hall of Fame in 2003. Jules was a staunch advocate for manager education and training and was always willing to help with seminars and industry educational programs.

The Jules C. Frankel Manager Education Assistance Program (MAP) was developed to assist New Jersey managers in the common interest community industry in furthering their educational and professional development goals. The MAP provides the opportunity to any CAI-NJ manager member in good standing to apply for a scholarship.

CAI-NJ will provide a fifty percent (50%) reimbursement per course to selected managers for any of the 100, 200, or 300 courses offered by CAI. More than one award may be given per applicant.

To view available virtual courses, click here to visit the link to schedule. 

All awards must be approved by the CAI-NJ Board of Directors. Accordingly, a submission does not guarantee any applicant assistance. Awards are at the sole discretion of the CAI-NJ Board of Directors.

Please review the following guidelines and download the full application via the link below. If you have any questions, please contact Robin Surgent at the CAI-NJ office at 609-588-0030 or

Guidelines and Application Process


  • The MAP awards a deserving candidate $250 per course (100, 200 and 300 level courses) towards the PMDP course of his/her choice. More than one award may be given during a calendar year.
  • The Scholarship Review Group will award scholarships once per year no later than April 29th, 2022.
  • Scholarships must be used for PMDP courses offered by any CAI Chapter or CAI National. All courses may be in person or online.


  • At the time of the application and the reimbursement, you must be a member in good standing with
    the Community Associations Institute and the New Jersey chapter of CAI.
  • You must have attended at least two (2) CAI-NJ events during the last 12 months. (in-person or virtual)
  • You may be asked to provide a follow up piece that will be printed in the Community Trends® magazine that summarizes your experience with the MAP and the ways that it has allowed you to advance your professional goals. CAI-NJ reserves the right to modify any content prior to print.


  • All applicants must submit entry no later than March 31st, 2022 in order to be considered for a scholarship award. Selections will be made no later than April 29th, 2022.


  • Interested candidates must fill out the attached application and answer the questions for review prior to dates. All entries must be typed and complete to avoid disqualification. Entries must be mailed to the chapter office or printed to PDF and emailed to
  • Anonymous essays are evaluated and award recipients will be selected by the Scholarship Review Group. Should there be a conflict on the committee (meaning that a company representative is evaluating an entry for the same company), that committee member will remove themselves from the process and not participate in the review/selection of the candidates. Since this is an anonymous process, the Chapter Executive Director will inform the Scholarship Review Group members of the conflict.
  • Selected managers must submit verification of course completion to the CAI-NJ office within 30 days of conclusion of the course to receive the scholarship reimbursement.
  • All classes must be completed by December 31st, 2022.