Employment

Come make a difference and work with us! If you are interested in making a difference in the City of Charlottesville and surrounding areas by improving opportunities for families and individuals to have safe, affordable housing, you might be a perfect fit with Piedmont Housing.

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Piedmont Housing Alliance’s mission is to create affordable housing opportunities and foster community through education, lending, and development. We specialize in acquiring, rehabilitating, and developing multi-family housing with the goal of developing and preserving quality, sustainable, affordable apartment homes, and fostering communities of choice with responsive community management, intentional resident engagement, and robust resident services. Our work reflects our core values of equity, opportunity, home, community, and respect.

Real Estate Development Manager

The Real Estate Development Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the development process of large, complex affordable multi-family projects, including feasibility analysis, acquisition, deal structuring, design development, financing, public approvals, construction, and close-out. Primary responsibilities focus on managing projects in active development and construction with emphasis on design development, projects closings, construction management, budget tracking, draw preparation, lease-up, and stabilization. S/he collaborates with other members of the Piedmont Housing team (development, community management, finance), and with the design team, general contractors, public agency staff, lenders, legal, partners, and consultants.

The position will work as part of a small team and report to the Director of Real Estate Development.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage all facets of real estate development projects from inception through completion, including:

  1. Feasibility, Entitlement, and Design
    • Oversee predevelopment and acquisition efforts through site plan review, design and permitting.
    • Create and manage market and financial analyses, feasibility assessments, budgets, and pro-formas.
    • Perform site due diligence, including review of zoning, utilities, etc.
  2. Financing and Construction
    • Participate in preparing applications for project funding.
    • Manage development budgets and project cost tracking during construction.
    • Prepare/submit project invoicing and construction draws.
    • Manage design team coordination and monitor construction schedule, cost, and quality of work.
    • Manage final punch lists and construction close out.
  3. Portfolio and Operations Support
    • Develop productive, positive working relationships and communication systems with Piedmont Housing Alliance colleagues in development, community management, and finance.
    • Liaison between real estate team and community management/operations on building-related issues.
    • Cultivate productive, positive, professional working relationships with the development community, lenders, various levels of government, and other public, private and non-profit partners.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  1. Ability to successfully manage and deliver multi-faceted projects; demonstrated ability in project management, including coordinating teams and managing schedules, tasks and construction.
  2. Prior experience in architecture, real estate development, project management, and/or construction.
  3. Exposure to and/or familiarity with affordable housing policies and financing processes.
  4. Ability to analyze information, evaluate opportunities, and recommend a course of action.
  5. Team player with excellent interpersonal skills, who interacts productively and positively with other members of the Piedmont Housing Alliance team.
  6. Strong communication skills, with ability to make presentations to residents, neighbors, civic leaders, government and funders.
  7. Ability to meaningfully engage with issues of racial equity and inclusion.
  8. Detail-oriented; able to plan, prioritize, and organize multiple projects concurrently.
  9. Capacity to adapt to change.
  10. Self-motivated, with an ability to work both independently and within a team setting.
  11. Proficient in computer software, including Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  12. Strong work ethic, enthusiasm, integrity, good judgment, and sense of humor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3+ years of residential real estate project development and/or construction experience, preferably with affordable housing.
  • Demonstrated skills in preparing and analyzing financial models and working with complex spreadsheets.

Salary is $50,000 – $70,000. To apply, email cover letter and resume to careers@piedmonthousing.org. Benefits include medical insurance, dental insurance, disability and life insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with company contribution and matching, and employee assistance program. 


Economic Opportunity Coordinator

The Economic Opportunity Coordinator is responsible for developing and leading Piedmont Housing Alliance’s Community Wealth-Building Program, a multi-faceted initiative that aims to build resident income, household economic resilience, and community opportunities for residents at Friendship Court. The Economic Opportunity Coordinator will have the expertise and entrepreneurial spirit to explore, partner, and innovate a robust, impactful program specifically aimed at disrupting a history of generational poverty. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to careers@piedmonthousing.org.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Leads Piedmont Housing Alliance’s Community Wealth-Building Program to assist Friendship Court residents – adults and youth – build household income and economic resilience.
  2. Builds relationships with families who live in the Friendship Court Community to develop an understanding of both existing economic opportunity and wealth-building successes, as well as current interests, skills, opportunities, assets, needs, and challenges.
  3. Coordinates with Office of Economic Development and builds network of education, job training, employment assistance, workforce development, employer, child care, & transportation support.
  4. Develops a direct, hands-on approach targeted at meeting Friendship Court adults and youth where they are with respect to their skills at looking for employment or advancing current jobs, working with them to identify potential opportunities, and providing job and financial coaching.
  5. Updates, designs and implements a multi- year work plan to accomplish Community Wealth-Building Program goals a. Pursue a variety of economic community wealth-building opportunities of which Friendship Court residents can take advantage. b. Explore successful models that have trained and placed residents of low-income housing into construction jobs during the re-building of their communities. c. Develop an ongoing process for connecting residents to jobs, job training and related resources. d. Co-create a Community Wealth-Building Program with residents that emphasizes their personal agency and choice and increases the range of options available to them.
  6. Achieves Community Wealth-Building Program objectives:
    • Apply to HUD to offer the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program at Friendship Court.
    • Connect residents to job training and related resources.
    • Explore options of housing developments affiliated with worker-owned cooperatives.
    • Connect residents with resources for start-ups and small businesses.
    • Create workforce development opportunities for residents specifically related to the redevelopment process.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of two years of employment coaching, job training, workforce development or related experience.
  • Familiarity with non-wage income sources.
  • Strong computer skills, with working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Flexibility with regard to work hours, as this position may require evening and weekend hours.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check and other pre-employment screening.

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Housing Counselor

We are currently seeking to add a Housing Counselor to our team. The Housing Counselor works one-on-one with clients to coach and motivate them to achieve their goals for housing stability and financial opportunity with money management, credit, rental counseling, home ownership, and foreclosure counseling. This position also conducts financial education and homebuyer education classes. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to careers@piedmonthousing.org.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Meets individually with clients to provide financial coaching and housing counseling, using HUD’s Housing Counseling Rules and Regulations as a guide.
  • In accordance with the National Industry Standards for Home Ownership Counseling, performs homebuyer client intake, counseling, and follow-up on spending plan, credit, savings, and home purchase and financing process.
  • In accordance with National Industry Standards for Default and Foreclosure Counseling, performs default client intake, counseling, and follow-up on spending plan, credit, and savings.
  • Timely client tracking via Counselor Max database.
  • Participates in local area community outreach (i.e., presentations, fairs, etc.,)
  • In accordance with grant requirements, assists with quarterly and annual reporting to various funders.
  • Acquires and maintains Train the Trainer Certification for VHDA Homebuyer Education.
  • Coordinates and conducts monthly financial and homebuyer education workshops.
  • Develops referral sources by building relationships with lenders, realtors and others working including attendance at twice-yearly VAHDC conferences.
  • Assists with and/or initiate marketing activities that will fulfill our advertising goals for program services.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or experience/education equivalent.
  • Current housing counselor certification OR demonstrated ability to receive applicable training to obtain such certification.
  • At least 2 years of experience OR training in housing counseling or related field.
  • Strong computer skills, with working knowledge of the primary Microsoft Office programs.
  • Must own or consistently have a vehicle available for use, with the flexibility to travel locally and out of area (but within the state).
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check and other pre-employment screening.

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Join our community management team

Piedmont Housing Alliance manages 12 affordable communities in the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle and Nelson County. Our community management team comprises about half of our total staff. If you are interested in a career in community management or maintenance with a growing organization, one of the below positions may be for you!


Assistant Community Manager

The Assistant Community Manager assists the Community Manager with the property management operations. The Assistant Community Manager provides excellent customer service to residents and works with maintenance staff to deliver high-quality affordable housing opportunities. The Assistant Community Manager will be responsible for marketing, managing waitlist, processing applications, screening applicants, and leasing apartments and welcoming new residents. Qualifications include 1 year of property management experience, working knowledge of LIHTC, HOME, and HUD regulations preferred. Must have reliable vehicle for transportation between properties. Must be able to successfully pass all required background checks and pre-employment screening. Compensation based on experience and skills. Send a resume and cover letter to careers@piedmonthousing.org to apply.

Porter

Piedmont Housing Alliance seeks to hire a fulltime Porter to join our maintenance team. This role is expected to proudly and proactively maintain overall appearance, cleanliness and curb appeal of our properties and assists with make ready apartments.  The Porter is also generally responsible for cleanliness of the streets, curbs and sidewalks and must demonstrate a commitment to performing all duties in a manner that is consistent with quality, efficiency and cost control.  The Porter will serve communities in Charlottesville, Albemarle County and Nelson County.  A valid driver’s license and access to motor vehicle is required in this position. To apply, email cover letter and resume to careers@piedmonthousing.org. Starting salary for this position is $15/hour. Benefits include medical insurance, dental insurance, disability and life insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with company contribution and matching, and employee assistance program. 

Maintenance Technician

Piedmont Housing Alliance seeks a Maintenance Technician. Are you skilled in apartment community maintenance? Join our professional, mission-driven community management team, serving our senior living portfolio of properties. The ideal candidate has 2+ years of apartment maintenance experience, values quality work and customer service, and has HVAC certification. Maintenance priorities include repairs, turns, scheduled and preventive maintenance, and grounds keeping. Email cover letter and resume to Careers@piedmonthousing.org.

Starting salary for this position is $17-20/hour, based on skills and experience; benefits include medical insurance, dental insurance, disability and life insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with company contribution and matching, employee assistance program, and professional development opportunities. Must be able to travel between Charlottesville and Albemarle and Nelson County.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Piedmont Housing Alliance is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a team that values diverse perspectives, inclusive policies, and equitable practices. Candidates of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities are encouraged to apply.