Associate Consumer Relations Specialist

Who we are:

Over ten years ago, we launched AppFolio (NASDAQ: APPF) to revolutionize the way small and medium-sized businesses grow and compete. Today our software solutions serve the property management and legal industries.  At the heart of our products and services is a talented and agile team that understands the importance of a 100% customer focus.

With offices in Santa Barbara, Dallas, and San Diego, our business is built for long term success fueled by happy, loyal customers and a team of AppFolians who contribute to our great culture every day.

To learn more about AppFolio and our company values check out our profile on The Muse!

Why AppFolio?

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and a 401k Match
  • Amazing company culture: focus on a complete lifestyle
  • Recharge: 20 Days PTO + 9 Paid Holidays
  • Built to last: Grow your career in an innovative, public company
  • Make an impact: your work plays a key role in transforming our customers’ businesses
  • Love your team members: co-workers are often friends too
  • Offices stocked with healthy snacks, games, and goodies
  • A commitment to health/wellness including onsite fitness classes
  • Give back to your team and your community

Who we are looking for:

Consumer Relations Specialist

The Consumer Relations Specialist takes a lead role in handling consumer inquiries and disputes and working with our partners to resolve any issues with screening reports.

Ideal candidates have a passion for customer satisfaction, an affinity for detail, possess a record of independent action and excellent judgment and understand the importance and impact of working in a highly regulated environment.


  • Play a lead consumer-facing role - answer phones, emails and case requests as the first line of contact for consumer requests. Assist the consumer, providing an empathetic and helpful response, representing AppFolio with professional courtesy.
  • Understand and comply with all relevant laws and regulations related to the background screening industry and AppFolio’s screening business
  • Prioritize cases as necessary; effectively manage a full caseload and queue
  • Ensure all timelines and compliance requirements are met for every case
  • Develop and build relationships with partners and vendors to ensure smooth dispute processes
  • Liaise closely with team members (both direct, and wider) to build strong internal relationships and broaden knowledge base
  • Ensure confidentiality and privacy of personally identifiable information
  • Assist in development of policies and procedures
  • Gain a detailed knowledge of AppFolio’s screening product and a basic knowledge of the wider product
  • Exemplify and represent AppFolio’s values and initiatives
  • Lean in to challenges; act as a positive and constructive influencer and team member

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Exceptional customer service and ability to handle difficult conversations, both internally and externally, in a graceful, courteous and constructive manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; meticulous eye for detail; strong proofreading skills
  • Ability to work with flexibility and agility in a fast paced environment while keeping a positive and curious attitude
  • Ability to work in a highly regulated environment and to maintain compliance
  • Proven ability to handle multiple concurrent projects and complete tasks in a timely manner with precision, using independent judgment to accomplish goals
  • Ability to follow through on tasks until completed
  • Proficiency in word, excel, adobe, cloud-based tools required; experience with Salesforce a plus
  • Spanish speaking desirable
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience required

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