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.

Development and Communications Officer

The Development and Communications Officer (DCO) will plan, implement, and manage system-wide fundraising events for Piedmont Housing Alliance as well as oversee and coordinate the organization’s internal and external communication plan in partnership with members of the Development and Communications team.

Responsibilities include:

Marketing Communications and Donor Database

  • The DCO is responsible for continuing to develop and implement the firm’s social media strategy. He/She will coordinate the organization’s presence within social media, help ensure a consistent voice across the host of social media channels and supports the organization’s social media policies.
  • Create, edit and share social media content (monthly blog/newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
  • Maintain organization’s website.
  • Recruits and provides supervision of marketing student intern from the University of Virginia.

Special Events

  • Provide consultation and support for third-party fundraising events (Board and donor-initiated events) to maximize philanthropic support for Piedmont Housing Alliance
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with key event sponsors and potential sponsors.
  • Creates all promotional materials and assist the DOD, Board members and the ED with preparing the program.
  • Works with program leadership to support their fundraising efforts on behalf of the Piedmont Housing Alliance.
  • Maintain system-wide event calendar for Development Department.

Executive Director & Board Support: Support the ED in preparing for Board meetings including agenda and accompanying documents, take meeting minutes, and manage communications with Board Committees.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Must be an exceptionally strong writer – persuasive, clear and swift – as well as an excellent editor, attentive to message and style standards.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in non-profit grant writing and donor research preferred.
  • Experience working with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and other social media tools.  Experience with Google Analytics, Adobe Creative Suite, Hootsuite and WordPress
  • Intermediate/Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Must be abreast of emerging technologies, communications best practices and trends in the digital communications and social media arena.
  • Metrics-driven with the ability to create dashboards to manage, track, and meet deadlines.

Salary starting at $54,000 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.



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!


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.