AHIP employment


employment 2018-06-13T16:14:26+00:00

Employment opportunities

AHIP currently is hiring for the following positions.

Job Title: Electrician

Immediate Supervisor

Construction Supervisor

Direct reports

Plumber/electrician helper
Carpenter helpers (as needed)

Works Closely with

Rehab Specialists
Crew Leaders
Associate Director of Construction Programs

General Definition of Work

The Electrician is a crew leader-level position, responsible for the quality and quantity of electrical tasks within larger rehabilitation and repair projects.

Primary Responsibilities

      • Coordinates and performs electrical activities:
        – develops a workable job plan based on work write-ups
        – prepares and orders a detailed materials list based on the job plan
        – prepares a detailed work schedule for each rehab/repair
        – ensures coordination between material pick-up and delivery and crews
        – monitors job progress on a daily basis to ensure quality and meet production goals
        – provides technical assistance and training to crew helpers when necessary
        – performs daily work tasks
      • Ensures all construction complies with budget and time frame set forth in scope of work and cost estimates. Works with Construction Supervisor to prepare change orders with cost of labor and material and photographs for submission to Associate Director
      • Ensures that all employees are following AHIP’s safety policy on job sites and that all crew members attend monthly safety meetings
      • Ensures that all crews are equipped with necessary safety gear, tools, and construction equipment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

      • Preference given to individual with current state licensure
      • Knowledge of local, state, and HUD building standards
      • Ability to perform simple and complex electrical work
      • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
      • Willingness and ability to interact with AHIP’s clients and stakeholders and deliver exceptional and respectful customer service
      • Hold a valid Virginia driver’s license and ability to drive a manual transmission are required
      • Training in lead safe work practices will be provided

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. A minimum of one year of construction experience is preferred.

Physical Condition and Nature of Work Contacts

Work is approximately 95 percent on job sites and 5 percent in an office. Occasional travel to training/conference sites may be required. Lifting of equipment and materials up to 50 pounds is necessary. Regular personal contact with clients as well as with representatives of federal, state, and local agencies will be required.
All contacts require tact, diplomacy, and discretionary judgment.

Contact the AHIP office with questions, 434.817.2447 or email (ckaiser@ahipva.org).

Job Title: Director of Development


AHIP seeks an energetic, experienced, and dynamic Director of Development to lead and implement all resource development efforts. The successful candidate will be responsible for aligning fundraising with programmatic goals and marketing activities, engaging with current and prospective donors, and developing and implementing fundraising campaigns and initiatives. This position encompasses managing individual and corporate gifts, sponsorships, in-kind support, annual giving, planned giving, community partnerships, and

The Director of Development manages one staff person—our Development Manager, whose key responsibilities include managing events and our volunteer program—and works in partnership with the Director of Marketing & Communications, the Executive Director, and program staff. If you are an enthusiastic and experienced development professional committed to our mission and who thrives in a
collaborative work environment, we encourage you to apply.

Primary responsibilities

      • Develops and oversees implementation of AHIP’s annual development plan
      • Leads major donor efforts of the organization, identifying prospective individual and institutional prospects and developing strategies to cultivate and sustain philanthropic partnerships
      • Conducts research on donors, foundations, and grant opportunities. Works with Executive Director and program staff to strategize approach and set priorities. Prepares and submits applications.
      • Works in partnership with the Director of Marketing & Communications to align development with communications and marketing efforts, in terms of ongoing strategy and also on specific projects
      • Works in partnership with Director of Programs to align programmatic partnerships and volunteer groups with fundraising strategy in order to build organizational capacity and increase giving
      • Works with Executive Director and Board of Directors to identify and cultivate new Board members
      • Builds and manages relationships with local leaders, partners, and stakeholders
      • Ensures data integrity, effectively utilizes fundraising database, and improves data services
      • Staffs the Development Committee (members are board members and outside supporters)
      • Represents AHIP in the community by giving presentations, leading tours, attending functions, and
        interacting with the media
      • Tracks community events, awareness-raising/media opportunities and partnership opportunities
      • Offers creative and active leadership for the organization at large

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

      • At least five years of development management experience that has included major donor cultivation and
      • Exceptional interpersonal, relationship-building, and verbal communication skills
      • Foundation relationship and grantwriting experience
      • Excellent writing and public speaking skills
      • Familiarity with donor databases (Bloomerang experience a plus)
      • Bachelor’s degree

To apply
Please email cover letter and resume to Jennifer Jacobs, Executive Director, at jjacobs@ahipva.org.

Job Title: Volunteer Manager

Immediate Supervisor

Associate Director, Rehab & Repair

Works Closely with

Events/Volunteer Coordinator
Rehab staff
Development staff


The Volunteer Manager works closely with AHIP’s Event Coordinator to manage AHIP’s thriving volunteer program. The Volunteer Manager matches individual volunteers and volunteer groups with local rehab and repair projects; plans, prepares, and sometimes estimates those projects; completes prep work or follow-up work as needed; and manages volunteers on job sites, including providing on-the-job safety and skills training. The Volunteer Manager is one of AHIP’s key community representatives, creating positive experiences for both client recipients of volunteer help and AHIP volunteers. This full-time position often requires weekend shifts.

Carpentry skills, rehab/repair project planning experience, and project management experience are a must. The ideal candidate will be conscientious; possess excellent people skills; will be able to respond to client and volunteer needs with sensitivity and patience; and will be comfortable juggling a busy schedule in partnership with multiple colleagues.


      • – in partnership with the Events Coordinator and rehab staff, identifies volunteer projects and matches scheduled groups with tasks
      • – works with individual volunteers to set a work schedule and/or match them with upcoming projects
      • – procures all tools, materials, and equipment needed to carry out volunteer projects
      • – supervises volunteers and serves as crew leader on the work site, taking responsibility for client care, set-up, on-the-job training, safety measures, clean-up, and any work that needs to be finished or corrected following volunteer projects
      • – works with other AHIP crew members as needed
      • – in partnership with development staff, participates in program outreach, volunteer cultivation, and promotion (such as helping arrange photo shoots, posting to social media, etc.), as needed
      • – tracks volunteer projects for quarterly reporting on tasks, hours, and volunteer numbers
      • – participates in weekly construction staff meetings, all-staff meetings, and safety meetings
      – other duties as assigned

To apply
Please email cover letter and resume to jjacobs@ahipva.org.

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AHIP replaced my hot water tank, so we can brush our teeth in the bathroom and not in the kitchen. The workers who came to my house were very nice, very polite, and got the job done. Thank you, AHIP, for all you do!” 

— Brenda in Schuyler