Virginia Housing Fellow

VIRGINIA HOUSING   Richmond, VA   Full-time     Finance
Posted on February 28, 2023
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We're looking for amazing people! Come join Virginia Housing as a Fellow.

In conjunction with our 50th Anniversary, Virginia Housing is launching its very first Fellows Program. We're seeking four (4) emerging leaders with the desire to learn more about the affordable housing industry, while serving the people of the Commonwealth. We want candidates who will commit to a 2-year program. Our Fellows will focus on developing industry-specific knowledge and building business skills to prepare for leadership roles. Working across divisions, Fellows will have the opportunity to learn and grow their skills, while gaining valuable work experience at the nation's premier housing finance agency.

Upon completion, our Fellows will have a good understanding of the affordable housing community and the vital role Virginia Housing, and its partners play in this space. Each Fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in an affordable housing project during their second year with one of our housing partners, gaining practical work experience.

Virginia Housing is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Further, we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.

Qualified candidates must possess:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Community Planning & Development, Policy, Legal, Business Administration, Communication, or a similar area of study or equivalent work experience in a business environment.
  • A willingness to learn and grow.
  • A few years' experience in a business environment.
  • Be highly collaborative with effective communications skills.
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible in a dynamic environment.
  • Extremely organized with strong writing and research skills.
  • Experienced in Microsoft Applications (Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Problem-solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills.

All candidates must submit an essay along with their application on one of these topics "What affordable housing means to you" or "How you believe affordable housing impacts communities". The essay should be 2 pages, double spaced using 12 pt. Arial font.

Virginia Housing is one of the nation's premier housing finance agencies. Our mission is to help Virginians attain quality, affordable housing, which we accomplish through our public-private partnerships.

We are committed to a healthy and diverse workforce. We offer on-site conveniences and professional development opportunities.

You can learn more about the Fellows program by visiting our website at Two-Year Fellows Program | Virginia Housing

Applications, resumes and essays are accepted online only through our website career page.

This position will close at midnight on March 31, 2023.

The start date for the selected Fellows will commence June 5, 2023.

This is a paid fellowship, at a rate of $55,000 annually, plus benefits.

A background check will be performed as a condition for employment.

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