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The Better Housing Coalition (BHC) is a regional leader in affordable housing development and management. Since 1988, the organization has evolved into the region’s largest nonprofit community development corporation. BHC creates high-quality homes for residents of modest means, and empowers them with programs and tools to help them reach their fullest potential, at all stages of life. The Better Housing Coalition owns and manages 17 rental communities located in the city of Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield counties (ten of which are for senior adults, ages 55 and older). In order to accomplish our mission, it is essential for BHC to attract and retain energetic and knowledgeable employees who share its values.

If you are interested in helping BHC and our residents achieve their goals, please apply for one of our open positions.

Learn more about Who We Are and our Mission, Vision & Values and Core Competencies.

Current Openings:

Director of Fund Development

Are you seeking a meaningful career in fundraising with a community-minded company, diverse workforce and excellent company culture? If you are looking to do well in an organization that uplifts its residents, offers great benefits and opportunities for promotion from within, consider applying for this opportunity.

The Better Housing Coalition is looking for an experienced Director of Fund Development to join and complement its External Affairs team. In this role, you will report to the VP of External Affairs and work collaboratively with your teammates to produce and execute a comprehensive annual development program.

You will contribute to your team and our mission by raising awareness and funds for our programs now, and for future sustainability. While you will help steward our corporate and foundation relationships, your primary focus will be growing individual gifts (annual fund, major and planned gifts) through the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual prospects and donors. You will schedule in-person and virtual meetings with donors and prospects, and research and prepare briefing materials in advance for your colleagues as appropriate. You will also train and support the CEO, BHC Board Members and other volunteers on helping to strengthen relationships with donors and solicit gifts for the organization. You will advise leadership on trends in philanthropy, and prepare fundraising reports for board and committee meetings.

The qualified applicant will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. Previous experience in fund development with progressive responsibility is required. An in-depth knowledge on attracting and increasing philanthropic gifts as well as strong interpersonal and relationship building skills are also required. You must be proficient in the use of technology such as donor database systems and Microsoft Office programs.

Better Housing Coalition employees enjoy a rich offering of employee benefits, including 403B cash match and paid time off.

Interested applicants should submit resumes to: [email protected] Questions regarding this posting may also be directed to this email. Click the link to download a printable job posting: Director of Fund Development Job Posting 2023 FINAL

The Better Housing Coalition is an equal opportunity employer.

Vice President, Resident Services

Better Housing Coalition seeks a VP of Resident Services to lead its Resident Services program. This is an exciting opportunity to oversee our senior services, family services, workforce development management and resident civic engagement initiatives across our rental communities. This position will be responsible for networking and creating business partnerships with government, businesses, universities, and faith/community-based organizations throughout our service area. This position will provide leadership and guidance to staff serving residents onsite to foster a sense of community, identify needs and assist with finding appropriate resources for social and/or medical requirements and help residents achieve steps toward household goals. This position will work closely with other BHC staff to seek and secure grant funding, provide grant management, expand partnerships and develop community relations strategies in all service communities. This position will represent BHC and deliver presentations on services in affordable housing development at industry venues and public forums. This position will also be responsible for creating and expanding service opportunities for our communities. 

The qualified applicant should possess a master’s degree in Social Work and senior management-level experience. Experience leading a team that provides social and/or resident services in the housing industry is required. 

Better Housing Coalition employees enjoy a rich offering of employee benefits including a 403B plan and paid time off. 

Qualified candidates may submit resume to this email address. Questions regarding this posting may also be directed to that email address.

The Better Housing Coalition is an equal opportunity employer.

Senior Services Coordinator

The Better Housing Coalition’s Community Social Work department is seeking a Senior Services Coordinator to join their team to provide critical services to seniors to age in place. This position will be responsible for planning, implementing and managing case management, social and recreational opportunities for senior BHC residents in two communities. This will include identifying needs, developing and linking residents to appropriate social and health-related resources. This position will also work closely with property management staff to secure positive outcomes with residents.

The qualified applicant will possess a Bachelor’s Degree, BSW preferred in the human services field or social work is referred and/or an equivalent of training and experience. Previous experience and/or specialized training/advanced study in the field of aging is also needed.

Please click the link below to read full job description. Qualified candidates submit resume via email here. Put “Senior Services Coordinator” in subject line.


Assistant Property Manager

BHC is seeking an experienced individual to join our property management team. The Assistant Property Manager is responsible for working collaboratively with the Property Manager as it pertains to day to day operations, including receiving and posting rental payments, coordinating and completing annual recertifications and lease renewals.

Assistant Property Managers work closely with their on-site team but also interface across BHC departments to ensure the highest quality resident experience. The successful applicant will have superb organizational and communication skills and exhibit a high level of attention to detail. Previous experience in multi-family property management is preferred. Please click the link below to read full job description. Qualified candidates submit resume via email here. Put “Assistant Property Manager” in subject line.


Maintenance Technician

BHC is seeking an experienced individual to join our property maintenance team. The Maintenance Technician reports to the Property Manager, and is responsible for performing interior and exterior maintenance and repair duties that provide residents of a BHC rental community with a safe and comfortable residence. Maintenance Techs are often customer facing, and respond to service calls promptly (generally 24-hour turnaround time) or immediately if an emergency, to repair and maintain buildings, fixtures, resident spaces, electrical and mechanical equipment, appliances, and grounds for safe and appropriate functionality, among other duties. The successful applicant will have previous maintenance experience at a multi-unit property, effective verbal communications and general knowledge of maintenance functions such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC. Formal vocational training in one or more trades (HVAC, Electrical, Mechanical, Construction, Plumbing) is preferred. Please click the link below to read full job description. Qualified candidates submit resume via email here. Put “Maintenance Technician” in subject line.

Maintenance Technician – Full Job Details


Better Housing Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are committed to the safety of our staff and residents. All COVID-related regulations are strictly followed and enforced.

Total Rewards

BHC is the employer of choice for candidates who embrace our mission. BHC strives to compensate associates with competitive rates, based on individual expertise and experience, and to provide merit increases based on performance and contribution to the organization. Additionally, BHC provides a competitive total compensation package of salary, benefits, and incentives. Benefits include health, dental, life and disability insurance, a retirement plan with company matching, as well as a generous time-off policy.

Managing Your Career

BHC is dedicated to developing our associates and helping them meet their career goals. Our competency-based performance management program provides for regular performance evaluations and individual development plans to address associates’ goals for enhancing and enriching current performance. We are committed to creating an environment where associates can maximize their potential.

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