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. 

Development Manager

The Development Manager is responsible for supporting the work of the Development and Communications Department and the team’s strategic goals by generating revenue from a comprehensive portfolio of sources that includes individuals, private/corporate local/state/federal government funding sources. Reports to the Director of Development and Communications (DDC).

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Gifts
The Development Manager will be responsible for developing strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors with a special focus on five-figure multi-year gifts to support PHA’s general operations and programs. 

  • Oversee a portfolio of 25-50 donors and prospects.
  • Participate in each step of the donor pipeline, including identification, qualification through research; cultivation; briefing; request for support, prompt follow-up, stewardship, and recognition.
  • Works closely with the Director of Development to ensure stewardship and cultivation of existing funders.

Grant Writing and Management

  • Write, submit and manage corporate and foundation letters of intent, concept papers, grant proposals, and grant reports. 
  • Develops a thorough understanding of PHA’s history, programs, and financial information to be strategically incorporated in the grant submissions.
  • Maintain up-to-date information on funder grant deadlines and reporting requirements and ensure compliance with such deadlines.
  • Assist the Development team in managing the existing pipeline of grant funders and identifying new grant funding prospects.
  • Project manage responses to federal, state, and city government RFPs.
  • Work with Stewardship Team and program staff to gather appropriate quantitative data and outcomes measurements to support the creation of solid donor reports and updates.
  • Coordinate with CFO to create grant and report budgets.
  • Update fundraising calendar with all proposals, funding confirmations, pledges, acknowledgments, etc.
  • Provides weekly project status updates to the Director of Development and performs other duties assigned by the DOD or Executive Director. 

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

PHA is seeking an organized, high-energy individual who takes the initiative and welcomes a challenge to assist in growing PHA’s funding portfolio. This position requires an individual who is detail-oriented, efficient, and accurate, with solid communication and interpersonal skills. 
Must have the ability to effectively collaborate with and support internal departments, board members, key donors, government funders, and private/corporate foundations is essential. Networking and leveraging contacts are also important fundamental requirements to support the revenue goals. 

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • 5-7 years experience with in-depth knowledge and experience in individual giving, grant writing, and reporting for a non-profit organization preferred.
  • Ability to meaningfully engage with issues of racial equity and inclusion.
  • Must be an exceptionally strong writer – persuasive, clear, and swift – as well as an excellent editor, attentive to message and style standards.
  • Strong research, strategic, and critical thinking skills.
  • Experience with corporate partnership strategies a plus.
  • Intermediate/Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Experience with donor database programs.
  • Strategic understanding of donor research, donor segmentation, and donor relations.
  • Organized detail-oriented, able to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Metrics-driven with the ability to create dashboards to manage, track, and meet deadlines.

The salary is $69,000 depending on experience. To apply, email a 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.

Down Payment Loan Administrator

The Part-Time Down Payment Loan Administrator is responsible for providing support to the Director of Housing, Housing Counselor, and maintaining the down payment program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepares credit files and enters data into the down payment loan systems
  • Maintain all activity of loans –closed, in process or approved
  • Prepare document/loan information packages and work closely with lending officers, real estate agency, settlement attorney, bank representatives, housing counseling department and accounting department to successfully deploy down payment loan assistance.
  • Review secondary financing guarantee forms, underwriting files, closing statements, loan agreements, and pre-and post-closing documents for accuracy
  • Schedule and plan workshops for lenders and real estate agents
  • Adheres to all applicable internal and external regulatory policies
  • Troubleshoot and resolve basic loan related problems and issues
  • Assist to provide all internal approvals for new borrowings and provide support to all documents for all lending personnel.
  • Prepare and interpret credit agreements and provide regular updates to all legal documents and process all origination fees and closing costs.
  • Perform regular investigation to resolve all customer issues and improve customer service
  • Analyze and identify all fee discrepancies in loan processes and perform regular audit on processes and ensure compliance to all requirements and improvement to all loan procedures
  • Prepare all departmental reports for all loan processes and prepare all requests and document all activities in coordination with partners and legal counsel.
  • Provide assistance to all business units for all ongoing processes and maintain record of all expenses.
  • Prepare documents and upload all images into electronic file systems and maintain all collateral files.
  • Assist to close all deals for scanning departments and update all applications for contact info and deal.
  • Inspect all property order and administer all request loan documents.
  • Manage all initial requests for emails and prepare all underwriting files and tables of content.
  • Review client file after Housing Counselor evaluates client file to determine eligibility and issues letter of eligibility or ineligibility
  • Manage ad hoc projects as requested

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Background in mortgage servicing preferred
  • Familiarity with basic mortgage documents
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Must understand various complex financial transactions, including journal vouchers, wire transfers, and loan accounting adjustments
  • Familiarity with mortgage-backed securities a plus

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Customer-focused attitude
  • Independent thinker
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong math aptitude
  • High degree of logical reasoning
  • Ability to cope with frequent interruptions and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to careers@piedmonthousing.org.


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, you can find the postings below!

Community Manager I

The Community Manager oversees day-to-day operations of one or more multifamily properties totaling approximately 100 units (+/-). This role maintains good public relations with residents, investors, the local public, private officials and civic groups.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. With Regional Community Manager, creates an annual operating budgetfor the property.
  2. Monitors performance relative to the annual budget, manages operating expenses and prepares monthly variance reports.
  3. Collects rents in a timely manner.
  4. Markets and leases available units at the property; screens potential applicants and conducts tours.
  5. Completes LIHTC, HOME and HUD tenant qualification at move-in, and annually thereafter, following all LIHTC, HOME and HUD tenant occupancy requirements, as applicable. Ensures compliance with rules, regulations and tenant occupancy requirements.
  6. Maintains good public relations with investors, local public or private officials, civic groups and leaders, or any other interested individuals.
  7. Creates and properly stores property management records and files as needed. Maintains office files and computer systems according to company standards; neat, orderly condition and in compliance with all mandated rules and regulations as required by VHDA, HOME, HUD and Piedmont Housing.
  8. Maintains good relations with residents/tenants and assists with problem resolution among residents and between residents and staff.
  9. Ensures that tenants and their guests are complying with the Lease Agreement provisions, including Pet Policy and House Rules and Regulations.
  10. Prepares for, schedules and conducts inspections for all units in accordance with regulations set forth by House Rules and Regulations and Piedmont Housing. Creates and maintains applicable records of such inspections.
  11. Oversees standard and proactive maintenance of assigned properties, recommending general improvements as needed.
  12. Completes annual reports as required by VHDA and HOME.
  13. Conducts orientation or special instructional meetings for residents.
  14. Organizes, conducts and directs special programs or social events.
  15. Maintains required certifications for LIHTC and attends trainings necessary to accomplish this.
  16. Prepares court documents necessary to comply with and attend court hearings.
  17. Conducts annual performance evaluations for maintenance techs, using approved internal processes and templates.
  18. Must understand and consistently follow the guidelines of the Virginia Landlord and Tenant Act.
  19. Attend staff meetings and training as required.
  20. Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Ability to contact, meet and relate to people from varying backgrounds using tact, diplomacy and patience.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and human relation skills that positively benefit interactions with co-workers, internal and external clientele. 
  • A demonstrated ability to deal effectively and professionally with coworkers, volunteers, peers and supervisors.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with individuals at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate in a calm and professional manner when under pressure.
  • Good comprehension skills, with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through verbal communication.
  • Must be detailed oriented, able to plan, prioritize, and organize, multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to make decisions quickly and in the best interest of residents, staff and properties. 
  • Knowledge of HUD Section 8 Occupancy Regulations as detailed in HUD Handbook 4350.3
  • Knowledge of Virginia Housing Development Authority Tax Credit qualification and compliance.
  • Knowledge of Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development HOME qualifications and compliance.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and self-control.
  • Enthusiasm, good attitude, trustworthiness, personal integrity and honesty.
  • Ability to work autonomously and understand when a superior needs to be involved in decisions.
  • Good decision making skills, with the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and implement the best solution to solve problems or challenges.
  • Self-motivated, with an ability and dedication to learn new skills quickly, keep up to date technically, and apply new knowledge to your job.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate safely in the workplace, with experience in holding peers accountable to safety standards.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum three (3) years of property management experience, and strong working knowledge of LIHTC, HOME, and HUD regulations, as applicable.
  • Computer skills, with strong working knowledge of property management software (currently One Site)and Microsoft Office programs including intermediate to strong Excel skills.
  • Must own or consistently have a vehicle available for use.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check and other pre-employment screening.

This is a full-time position, with salary based on related skills and experience. To apply, email a 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.

Community Manager III

The Community Manager III oversees day-to-day operations of multiple properties totaling approximately 350 units (+/-), supervising on-site staff (including Community Managers, Assistant Community Managers, & Leasing Consultants) and ensuring compliance with complex subsidy structures. This role maintains excellent public relations with residents, investors, the local public, private officials and civic groups.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. With Regional Community Manager, creates an annual operating budget for the property.
  2. Monitors performance relative to the annual budget, manages operating expenses and prepares monthly variance reports.
  3. Works with Regional Community Manager to effectively monitor delinquency and assist in referring clients to Resident Services.
  4. Establishes marketing and leasing plans to ensure Vacancy is addressed appropriately.
  5. Provides support in completing LIHTC, HOME, and HUD tenant qualification at move-in, and annually thereafter, following all LIHTC, HOME, and HUD tenant occupancy requirements, as applicable. Ensures compliance with rules, regulations, and tenant occupancy requirements.
  6. Maintains good public relations with investors, local public or private officials, civic groups and leaders, or any other interested individuals.
  7. Creates and properly stores property management records and files as needed. Maintains office files and computer systems according to company standards; neat, orderly condition and in compliance with all mandated rules and regulations as required by VHDA, HOME, HUD, Rural Development and Piedmont Housing.
  8. Maintains good relations with residents and assists with problem resolution among residents and between residents and staff.
  9. Ensures that residents and their guests are complying with the Lease Agreement provisions, including Pet Policy, and House Rules and Regulations.
  10. Prepares for, schedules and conducts inspections for all units in accordance with regulations set forth by House Rules and Regulations and Piedmont Housing. Creates and maintains applicable records of such inspections.
  11. Oversees standard and proactive maintenance of assigned properties, recommending general improvements as needed, in consultation with maintenance staff.
  12. Conducts orientation or special instructional meetings for residents.
  13. Provides support for organizing, conducting, and direct special programs or social events.
  14. Maintains required certifications for LIHTC and attends trainings necessary to accomplish this.
  15. Prepares court documents necessary to comply with and attend court hearings.
  16. Assists Regional Community Manager in completing Annual Performance Review.
  17. Must understand and consistently follow the guidelines of the Virginia Landlord and Tenant Act.
  18. Attend staff meetings and training as required.
  19. Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Ability to contact, meet and relate to people from varying backgrounds using tact, diplomacy and patience.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and human relation skills that positively benefit interactions with co-workers, internal and external clientele.
  • A demonstrated ability to deal effectively and professionally with coworkers, volunteers, peers and supervisors.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with individuals at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate in a calm and professional manner when under pressure.
  • Good comprehension skills, with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through verbal communication.
  • Must be detailed oriented, able to plan, prioritize, and organize, multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to make decisions quickly and in the best interest of residents, staff and properties.
  • Knowledge of HUD Section 8 Occupancy Regulations as detailed in HUD Handbook 4350.3
  • Knowledge of Virginia Housing Development Authority Tax Credit qualification and compliance.
  • Knowledge of Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development HOME qualifications and compliance.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and self-control.
  • Enthusiasm, good attitude, trustworthiness, personal integrity and honesty.
  • Ability to work autonomously and understand when a superior needs to be involved in decisions.
  • Good decision making skills, with the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and implement the best solution to solve problems or challenges.
  • Self-motivated, with an ability and dedication to learn new skills quickly, keep up to date technically, and apply new knowledge to your job.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate safely in the workplace, with experience in holding peers accountable to safety standards.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum three (3) years of property management experience, and strong working knowledge of LIHTC, HOME, and HUD regulations, as applicable.
  • Computer skills, with strong working knowledge of property management software (currently One Site) and Microsoft Office programs including intermediate to strong Excel skills.
  • Must own or consistently have a vehicle available for use.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check and other pre-employment screening

Salary starts at $46,000 a year, depending on experience. 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.

Operations Management Coordinator

The Operations Management Coordinator closely monitors operations within the Community Management portfolio. Their role is to work with the Community Mangers (I, II, and III), Assistant Community Managers, and Leasing Consultants to ensure reporting, training, programing, and policies/procedures are being followed as well as understood. This role works closely with the Director of Community Manager as well as maintaining good public relations with residents, investors, the local public, private officials and civic groups.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Works with the Director of Community Manager to build, implement, and manage policies and procedures for all Community Management systems as growth and change occur.
  2. Monitors month end reporting and implements month end completion with the Director of Community Mangers and Property Accountants (presently CFO).
  3. Analyzes deficiencies within the maintenance department and on-site office staff by reviewing reports and completing client satisfaction follow-ups.
  4. Regularly monitors financials, ledgers, and budgetary concerns, providing all input to applicable staff and the Director of Community Manager.
  5. In charge of spearheading client appreciation events, managing our clients and their expectations. Maintains good public relations with investors, local public or private officials, civic groups and leaders, or any other interested individuals.
  6. Regular interaction with team support staff to assist with the planning and execution of specific projects.
  7. This job is responsible for day to day support of multiple members of the Community Management team.
  8. Creates schedules for inspections for all Communities in accordance with regulations set forth by House Rules and Regulations and Piedmont Housing. Creates and maintains applicable records for the Director of Community Manager and Maintenance Supervisors.
  9. Provides recommendations as provided by maintenance and Community Management for general improvements as needed, in consultation with staff.
  10. Conducts training, orientation or special instructional meetings for staff.
  11. Works closely with Community Services Coordinator to ensure policies followed and tracked. Regularly follows up with clients to ensure completion.
  12. Maintains required certifications and attends trainings necessary to accomplish and further understand the roles in Community Management.
  13. Prepares necessary reporting, emails, and letters with the Director of Community Manager as needed.
  14. Assists the Director of Community Manager in completing Annual Performance Review.
  15. Must understand and consistently follow the guidelines of the Virginia Landlord and Tenant Act.
  16. Attend staff meetings and training as required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Ability to contact, meet and relate to people from varying backgrounds using tact, diplomacy and patience.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and human relation skills that positively benefit interactions with co-workers, internal and external clientele.
  • Financial understanding and experience.
  • A demonstrated ability to deal effectively and professionally with coworkers, volunteers, peers and supervisors.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with individuals at all levels.
  • Ability to meaningfully engage with issues of racial equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to communicate in a calm and professional manner when under pressure.
  • Good comprehension skills, with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through verbal communication.
  • Accountability and hands-on leadership required for this position.
  • Must be detailed oriented, able to plan, prioritize, and organize, multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to make decisions quickly and in the best interest of residents, staff and properties.
  • Knowledge of HUD Section 8 Occupancy Regulations as detailed in HUD Handbook 4350.3
  • Knowledge of Virginia Housing Development Authority Tax Credit qualification and compliance.
  • Knowledge of Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development HOME qualifications and compliance.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and self-control.
  • Enthusiasm, good attitude, trustworthiness, personal integrity and honesty.
  • Ability to work autonomously and understand when a superior needs to be involved in decisions.
  • Good decision making skills, with the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and implement the best solution to solve problems or challenges.
  • Self-motivated, with an ability and dedication to learn new skills quickly, keep up to date technically, and apply new knowledge to your job.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate safely in the workplace, with experience in holding peers accountable to safety standards

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum two (2) years of property management experience, and strong working knowledge of LIHTC, HOME, and HUD regulations, as applicable
  • Computer skills, with strong working knowledge of property management software (currently One Site) and Microsoft Office programs including intermediate to strong Excel skills.
  • Must own or consistently have a vehicle available for use.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check and other pre-employment screening

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $40,000 per year


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.