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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.

Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (D-JEDI)

The Opportunity 

The D-JEDI will join Piedmont Housing at a pivotal moment in the organization’s trajectory in a role of significant influence.  For the last three years, the organization has deepened its commitment to establishing racial equity as a central lens through which it evaluates all of its work.  This practice has evolved into striving to becoming an anti-racist organization, recognizing that, in the face of the persistence of white supremacy culture and structures, this process must be ceaseless.  

Anti-racism is a practice – a continual, iterative, active effort to identify, evaluate, and dismantle the beliefs and structures that perpetuate racism. 

As a key figure on the Leadership Team, the D-JEDI will engage and partner within every aspect of the organization.  The D-JEDI will co-develop and co-implement strategic efforts focused on transforming three overall facets of the organization’s work: 

  • Interior Process – staff and Board culture; policies and procedures; staff and Board education
  • Program Efficacy – from housing counseling to rental housing development; from community building to resident leadership; from client lending to wealth building initiatives
  • External Influence – anti-racist practice mandates that our focus extends beyond the boundary of our own work; we must build allies and influence to tackle entrenched, systemic hurdles

The D-JEDI will be part of Piedmont Housing’s Leadership Team whose purpose is to deliberate on strategic directions and lead organizational change through an anti-racist lens, collaborative visioning, and by stewarding organizational success and community impact.  

The Organization

Since 1983, Piedmont Housing Alliance’s mission has been to create affordable housing opportunities and foster community through education, lending, and development.  We work amidst a regional housing crisis with rapidly escalating housing costs placing disproportionate burden on low-wealth families.  Relatedly, there is a critical need to redress the historical economic, social and educational barriers faced by these same families.  

Over the last three years, our organizational focus has pivoted to redressing the historical racialized barriers in housing, and the resulting inequities in financial assets, wealth, and homeownership carried down across generations.  We believe that Piedmont Housing – as a nonprofit housing organization expanding access to homeownership, household financial capacity, and affordable housing – is uniquely situated to address racial equity in housing and community-building across the region.

Ideal Candidate

Piedmont Housing Alliance’s new D-JEDI is passionate about the organizational mission, bringing optimism and enthusiasm to the mission-driven work of anti-racist transformation.  The ideal candidate is excited by the opportunity to play an influential leadership role in one of the community’s most highly regarded housing organizations, sharing the staff and board’s belief that housing is a foundational social and racial justice issue. 

High emotional intelligence is essential for this role.  The ideal candidate is an effective and confident communicator and relationship builder; someone who leads by influence and is sensitive to team dynamics.  The D-JEDI’s responsibilities will touch every level of the organization; strong emotional and cultural intelligence is crucial to engaging compassionately and respectfully with residents, staff, board members and community partners.

Insightful and innovative, the ideal candidate is a true partner to the staff, instinctively knowing the right questions to ask and when to lean in with support at critical moments.  Candidates must be masterful in communicating strategic vision and organizational priorities and motivating others to achieve these goals. 

Balancing both humility and the drive to have positive impact, the ideal candidate embraces the servant-leader spirit.

Creative, collaborative, and entrepreneurial, the ideal candidate will bring the best of who they are to our work together, and will expect the same from the rest of the team in return.  Candidates will be able to operate both independently and interdependently. 

Essentials
  • Lead the development of and implementation of the Framework for Transformation to an Anti-racist Organization, a guide and planning document with clear goals, strategies and outcomes.  The Framework will be a living document interconnected with the organization’s Strategic Plan.  The Framework will be both an internal guide and an external statement of purpose.  
  • Internal Process
    • The D-JEDI will play a vital role in transforming the culture and practices of Piedmont Housing Alliance to help realize an antiracist vision.
    • Co-guide a thriving, resilient staff culture that centers racial equity and attracts, develops, retains, and promotes BIPOC at all levels of the organization.
    • Responsible for guiding and evaluating internal policies and procedures to ensure alignment with antiracist principles and goals.
    • Design, guide and implement internal JEDI training and dialogue for staff and Board.
    • Participate in Leadership Team meetings as co-creator and participant.
    • Work closely with staff across the organization to guide ownership, accountability, and sustainability of JEDI initiatives.
    • Establish key performance metrics to assess, measure and track impact and effectiveness of in achieving anti-racist goals and outcomes.
    • Coordinates/leads the work of the joint staff-Board Racial Equity Steering Committee (or equivalent) to guide organizational progress towards an antiracist vision. 
    • Provide day-to-day management of any JEDI-related consultants.
    • In partnership with HR, provide coaching to key staff and leaders needing support in engaging in and supporting JEDI-related efforts.
    • Collaborate with Development and Communications team to seek outside funding (grants or otherwise) to support JEDI-related work and provide content for regular internal and external communications. 
    • Lead and/or supervise staff, as well as interns or scholars, as needed. 
  • Program Efficacy
    • Work with each organizational department to evaluate each individual program through an antiracist lens with the goal of aligning principles and outcomes.
    • Assist in analyzing outcomes and performance measures through an antiracist lens, guiding improvements to program design, outreach, service delivery and progress towards stated outcomes.
    • Co-develop and co-deliver behavior- and culture-changing learning experiences and facilitated dialogues.
  • External Influence
    • Along with other staff leadership, act as an ambassador by representing Piedmont Housing in JEDI-related spaces, meetings, events, and trainings.
    • Collaborate with communication staff on external communications to clients, residents and the broader public.
    • Participate in strategic collaborations with partner organizations, city/county/state staff, and other external cohorts to guide, accelerate, and proliferate antiracist analysis and/or impact.
    • Oversee development of programs, processes, coaching, and resources to support external stakeholders in embedding JEDI-related principles and practices in their work.  
    • Develop and grow JEDI engagement/training “line of business” to offer to other organizations/cohorts as a fee-for-service. 
Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to:

  • Thrive in building and maintaining collaborative relationships
  • Strong facilitation skills, including the ability to create and guide learning and supportive spaces for dialogue
  • Engage in and lead courageous and difficult conversations about race, antiracism, racial justice as well as other forms of intersectional oppression, including classism, sexism, and others
  • Comfort and experience collaborating and coaching at all levels, including staff leadership and Board members
  • Strong emotional intelligence and judgement; demonstrated ability to build strong relationships across lines of difference and points of view
  • Inspires others at Piedmont Housing who do not have a formal reporting relationship to them to seek out opportunities to work with them
  • Is willing and able to switch gracefully between acting as an individual contributor and overseeing larger initiatives, providing support and guidance
  • Maintain standards of confidentiality
  • Strong self-starter, and enthusiastic toward creation of new initiatives and interest and ability to drive organizational change
  • Create, learn, listen, prioritize, and reorganize
  • An excellent communicator, able to listen for understanding and speak with confidence, diplomacy and tact.
Education/Experience
  • A minimum of three (3) years of directly related experience facilitating, leading or managing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion programs and/or initiatives.  Direct experience engaged in not-for profit organizations is a plus.
  • Holds a deep understanding the history of racism and has a thorough analysis of types racism (systemic, institutional, interpersonal, personal) in ways that can be applied to leading effective dialogue and co-leading change.
  • Being an experienced and visionary practitioner in leading transformative, organizational change through a JEDI-lens
  • Skill in leading a cross-functional teams through difficult conversations and making sound, JEDI-based recommendations on complex interpersonal and administrative issues.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and comfort with public speaking.
  • Proactive, self-directed and able to multitask effectively
  • Seeks out advice, counsel, and permission appropriately, but is not afraid to act independently when necessary to be effective 
Salary Range

Base salary is $80,000 – $100,000, commensurate with experience. Additional opportunities for bonuses up to 30% of base salary.

To Be Considered

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to careers@piedmonthousing.org by August 1, 2021.  Interviews with strong candidates will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

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

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.


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!


Community Service Coordinator

Primary Function

The Community Service Coordinator is responsible for coordination of service delivery within the Community Management portfolio. Their role encompasses specific programming, including food distributions and the eviction prevention program, as well as meeting resident services needs on a case-by-case basis. The Community Service Coordinator works closely with the Community Management team to coordinate service delivery. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates Food Distribution programming at all Piedmont Housing properties, with the exception of Friendship Court.  
  2. Transport’s donations of food and other items to and from all communities. 
  3. Performs client identification, intake, and management for the Eviction Prevention Program.
  4. Assist residents in applications for financial assistance from variety of entities.   
  5. Provides regularly-occurring programming to residents at all properties, with the exception of Friendship Court.  
  6. Coordinates annual Senior Gifts program across all communities, including both collecting gift requests, compiling donations, and coordinating distribution. 
  7. Collects and analyzes resident feedback on management, maintenance, and services quality.  
  8. Collects and reports data on community demographics for use by the Director of Development.  
  9. Creates & develops organization-wide program goals for Community Service delivery.  
  10. Supports Community Management staff in serving residents and maintaining office technology.  
  11. Coordinates external volunteers, including onboarding, training, and on-site management.  
  12. Attend staff meetings and training as required.  
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.  

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Operations, services and activities of a community-oriented service program. 
  • Principles and practices of community services program development and implementation
  • As required, serve and/or provide support to a variety of boards, commissions, and/or committees; prepare and present reports and other necessary correspondences. 
  • Prioritize assigned projects to effectively meet critical deadlines. 
  • Ability to coordinate and direct community service programs. 
  • Elicit community and organizational support for community services programs. 
  • Coordinate, train and assign volunteer staff. 
  • Manage multiple projects and meet time lines. 
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. 

Qualifications

  • Two (2) years of resident/community service experience.
  • Working knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Share Point
  • Experience working with diverse populations, cultures, and communication styles. 
  • Proven ability to work with little or no direct supervision on daily basis. 
  • Ability to organize time efficiently, prioritize tasks and perform tasks in a self-directed manner. 
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
  • Must own or consistently have a vehicle available for use for local and out of area travel as needed.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check and other pre-employment screening.

Salary starting at $38,876. To apply, email cover letter and resume to careers@piedmonthousing.org. Benefits include medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, disability and life insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with company contribution and matching, and employee assistance program.

Leasing Consultant

Piedmont Housing Alliance seeks to hire a Leasing Consultant to join its Community Management team. The ideal candidate has customer service and property management experience, is mission-minded and community-focused, and demonstrates a commitment to excellence for residents. The Leasing Consultant assists the Community Management team with office reception, marketing and leasing apartments, welcoming and supporting residents.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to careers@piedmonthousing.org. Starting salary for this position is $15-16/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, 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.