APAH is a non-profit affordable housing developer that works
throughout the DC region. APAH’s mission is to develop, preserve
and own quality affordable places to live; to promote stability and
opportunity for our residents; and, to advocate with the people and
communities we serve. APAH is a mission driven, community minded
and resident focused organization guided by seven core values:
compassion, integrity, collaboration, innovation, excellence,
impact and racial equity. APAH owns 18 communities and has
developed over 2000 apartments, with an additional 1000+ apartments
under construction or in development throughout the DC metro
APAH’s Resource Development and Communications Team (currently
called Community Relations Team) works to increase APAH’s
visibility and engagement with the community, raise funds to
advance our mission and support programs, and advocate for policies
and resources to increase affordable housing and promote social
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraising
and communications professional to join our team. The
Director of Resource Development and Communications leads all
fundraising and communications and partners with the CEO on
developing advocacy work for our organization. Your primary
responsibilities will include raising funds to support the APAH
mission, through grants, individual contributions, corporate
support and special events as well as building awareness and
support for APAH, affordable housing and the interests of APAH’s
residents in the community. The Director supervises other members
of the Resource Development and Communications team and is a part
of the senior leadership team at APAH.
Core responsibilities of this role include:
- Planning and implementing a full resource development strategy
that incorporates individual donors, grants and corporate support
and ensures effective stewardship and retention best practices as
well as expansion of APAH’s potential donor base.
- Building on APAH’s current successful model, plan and execute a
major annual event that raises financial support ($700,000+) from
partners and supporters and increases visibility for APAH and its
- Prepare and submit proposals for grant support and awards,
including local, state and federal opportunities. Maintain and
enhance procedures for accurate grant reporting, tracking
implementation and measuring outcomes in accordance with funder
- Ongoing communication and coordination with other departments
at APAH to understand funding needs in Real Estate Development,
Resident Services, Operations and Asset Management to ensure that
any restricted funding aligns with APAH’s goals, needs and overall
Communications and Community Awareness
- Mobilize and collaborate with peer housing organizations,
non-profit partners, community leaders, faith communities and
residents to foster ardent community support of APAH’s
- Maintain and enhance APAH’s communication tools including news
releases, print materials, PowerPoint presentations. Serve as
executive editor of the monthly APAH eNews. Initiate and assist
President/CEO response to media queries.
- Create promotional materials to strengthen APAH’s brand and
build recognition for APAH’s mission. Overall responsibility for
maintaining APAH’s website to assure that it is useful for APAH’s
primary audiences. Leverage social media, including APAH’s Facebook
account and other tools as appropriate, to introduce APAH’s message
to new audiences.
- Collaborate other departments to implement events to raise
visibility, mark milestones and execute regular additional events
such as groundbreakings and grand openings.
- Liaison to advocacy groups (eg. VOICE, AHS, NVAHA). Actively
engage ally organizations to promote equitable housing
policies/resources and related APAH goals
- Build and maintain relationships with key elected officials and
other community members.
- Monitor housing policy and its implications for APAH’s
- Serve as part of the senior leadership team for APAH,
supporting other leadership team members and collectively setting
the strategic direction for APAH with the President/CEO.
- Serve as staff liaison to the Community Resources and Relations
Committee. Prepare briefing packages and attend Board
- Strong written and oral communication skills. Able to craft
effective communication pieces for donors, supporters, funders and
the public, ranging from proposals to appeal letters to scripts for
- Working knowledge of printed, video and social media tools to
effectively communicate APAH’s message to key audiences. Good eye
for graphic and website design
- Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks, matters, issues,
and assignments to achieve desirable outcomes on time and on
budget. Detail oriented.
- Knowledge and/or experience in community engagement arena a
plus, including local government, nonprofits, citizen
organizations, faith-based community and related organizations
- Outgoing, engaging and effective at working with and through
staff, board members, community organizations and external partners
to secure support for APAH’s mission and goals.
- Proven track record managing staff, consultants, partners and
- BA/BS degree and at least twelve years of experience, with
increasing responsibilities and accomplishments in the fields of
fundraising, grant writing, communications, event planning and
marketing, or equivalent.
- Competency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and ability
to effectively oversee APAH’s donor database.
Salary and Benefits
Commensurate with experience. APAH has a competitive benefits
package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, long
and short-term disability insurance, life insurance, 401k and paid
leave. Our corporate office in Ballston features free parking.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority
consideration will be given to candidates who submit their
materials by October 11, 2021.
APAH offers equal employment opportunities (EEO) to employees
and applicants for employment and prohibits unlawful discrimination
and unlawful harassment on the basis of race, color, religion,
national origin, gender, age, disability, gender identity or
expression, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or
any other protected classes or categories as defined by federal,
state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and
conditions of employment including, but not limited to recruitment,
selection, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave
of absence, training program participation, compensation and all
other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.
For more information about APAH, please visit us at www.apah.org.