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. 


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 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.

Maintenance Technician

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for overseeing/managing the three main components of day to day maintenance for our properties –repair, make ready, and preventative maintenance –with a commitment to performing all duties in a manner consistent with quality, efficiency, and cost control.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Responsible for the completion of all maintenance service requests as assigned.
  2. Completes make-ready process of vacant apartments as directed by the Community Manager/Maintenance Supervisor.
  3. Works within established expense limits and/or budget.
  4. Maintains inventory controls for cost effective operations.
  5. Schedules and completes the “Preventative Maintenance Program”.
  6. Coordinates special projects as directed by the Community Manager/Maintenance Supervisor.
  7. Creates and maintains effective and professional relationships with supporting vendors, properly identifying when work must be outsourced.
  8. Assists in monitoring the progress and quality of all work being performed by outside contractors.
  9. Responsible for 24-hour emergency maintenance service as scheduled.
  10. Carries cell phone as required for on-call maintenance.
  11. Monitors and maintains all building systems as assigned.
  12. Takes full charge of common area housekeeping.
  13. Completes grounds work as directed by the Community Manager/Maintenance Supervisor, which may include but is not limited to picking up trash, sweeping curb and dumpster areas and maintaining landscaping beds and other areas.
  14. Responsible for alerting the Community Manager and Maintenance Supervisor of any unusual occurrence and/or damage that has taken place or that may occur.
  15. Required to accurately account for their time spent working, on a daily basis, in a manner that is consistent with our online cost allocation system.
  16. Completes and submits payroll time sheets and mileage reimbursement in an accurate and timely manner.
  17. Maintains a professional and courteous manner with all residents, vendors, contractors, and fellow employees.
  18. Assures safety standards are used which comply with all company, local, City, State and Federal guidelines.
  19. Ensures compliance of all work related activities in a fair, ethical, and consistent manner.
  20. Performs other duties as assigned, including special projects and other similar responsibilities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Basic residential maintenance skills including but not limited to plumbing, electrical, HVAC, appliance repair, caulking and sealing.
  • Ability to plan and execute a preventative maintenance program per assigned property.
  • Excellent vendor relations skills, with the ability to monitor outsourced projects to completion.
  • 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.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and self-control.
  • Good comprehension skills, with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through verbal communication.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with individuals at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate in a calm and professional manner when under pressure.
  • Must be detailed oriented, able plan, prioritize, and organize, multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and self-control.
  • Good decision making skills, with the ability to analyze information, evaluate results, and implement the best solution to solve problems or challenges.
  • Ability to make decisions quickly and in the best interest of residents, staff and properties.
  • Enthusiasm, good attitude, trustworthiness, personal integrity and honesty.
  • Ability to work autonomously and understand when a superior needs to be involved in decisions.
  • 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

  • High school graduate or educational equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience that includes working with residents.
  • Strong computer skills, with working knowledge of the primary Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to work weekends and overtime as needed.
  • Must own or consistently have a vehicle available for use, with the flexibility to travel locally.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check and other pre-employment screening

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to move about properties and throughout residential units; able to climb to high places, move about crawl spaces, and navigate narrow pass ways.
  • Ability to negotiate stairs and climb ladders on a regular basis.
  • Must be in good physical condition and have physical capacity to work extra hours when necessary.
  • Able to stand, sit, bend, kneel, stretch and squat for long periods of time.
  • Able to use hands, arms and fingers to manipulate tools and equipment, including power tools.
  • Able to sit at a desk comfortably while working on a computer, for extended periods of time.
  • Able to hear and speak to customers in person and/or by phone.
  • Able to see and read on computer screen and paper.
  • Able to use hands and fingers to operate office equipment such as a computer, copier, phone, postage meter, etc.

Job Type: Full-Time
Pay: Based on experience

Porter

The Porter is an essential part of our Community Management maintenance team, responsible for
proactively maintaining the cleanliness, appearance, and curb appeal of our apartment home
communities and demonstrating our commitment to excellence for our residents.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Consistently maintains a clean and attractive environment at our communities, including leasing offices, laundry rooms, community rooms, common areas, stairwells, sidewalks and grounds; follows a regular schedule for cleaning each community.
  2. Proactively picks up trash on the property and in common areas, which includes but is not limited to driveways, parking lots, streets, curbs, trash receptacle and dumpster areas, common areas, and any other public areas.
  3. Assists in cleaning out vacant apartments and cleaning prior to move-in.
  4. Uses leaf blower and pressure washer to clean exteriors and common areas.
  5. Communicates with Regional Maintenance Manager, Community Managers, and Maintenance Technicians regarding schedule, projects, and status of work, including completion date concerns, and any potential liability issues.
  6. Reports any maintenance, lighting, or health and safety issues to Community Manager.
  7. Completes time sheets and mileage reimbursement forms in an accurate and timely manner.
  8. Maintains a professional and courteous manner with residents, vendors, and staff.
  9. Works safely and consistently demonstrates a concern for the safety of residents and staff.
  10. Ensures compliance of all work-related activities in a fair, ethical, and consistent manner.
  11. Participates in regular team meetings and community functions.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLY & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of and ability to operate cleaning and groundskeeping tools and equipment.
  • Strong attention to detail, pride in work, thoroughness, consistency, efficiency, and time-management.
  • Excellent customer service, enthusiasm, positive attitude, good judgement, integrity.
  • Ability to work independently, with an understanding of when a superior must be involved in decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate safely in the workplace.
  • Ability to meaningfully engage in issues of racial equity and diversity.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school graduate or educational equivalent and related experience.
  • Must own or consistently have a vehicle available for use, with the flexibility to travel locally.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check and other pre-employment screening.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly.
  • Ability to help move appliances when necessary.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to move about properties and throughout residential units; able to climb to high places, move about crawl spaces, and navigate narrow pass-ways.
  • Ability to negotiate stairs and climb ladders on a regular basis.
  • Must be in good physical condition and have physical capacity to work extra hours when necessary.
  • Able to stand, sit, bend, kneel, stretch and squat for long periods of time.
  • Able to use hands, arms, and fingers to manipulate tools and equipment, including power tools.

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.