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Pre-Purchase Homeownership Counselor

  • Full Time
  • Asheville, NC
  • Applications have closed

Website Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity


Reporting to the Homeowner Services Director, the Pre-Purchase Homeownership Counselor is responsible for leading AAHH’s Pre-Purchase Homeowner Education and Counseling program and serves as the main point of contact for pre-purchase matters relating to sweat equity, estate plans, and homebuyer preparation. Must be able to travel to meetings and events and communicate appropriately with stakeholders.  Must be able to work Monday evenings until 8pm and Tuesday through Friday until 5pm.

Pay rate range $24.21 – $26.90


  • Develop, administer, and maintain a HUD certified homebuyer education program for both in-person, and online instruction, with an emphasis on AAHH’s mortgage structure, participation guidelines, homeowners’ associations, budgeting, basic home maintenance, and the principals of successful homeownership, as they relate to traditional homebuyers, and AAHH’s new homeownership, AIP, and home repair programs.
  • As lead instructor, create an engaging learning environment that promotes lively conversations and active participation from all, including non-English speaking homebuyers. Recruit volunteer guest speakers and commit to the ongoing search and implementation of new content and fresh ideas.
  • Construct and implement subject matter tests to ensure 95% rate of comprehension. Track outcomes and adjust teaching strategies as needed.
  • Update and maintain class materials, workbooks, sign in sheets, surveys, and class certificates.
  • Oversee AAHH’s application to become a HUD certified agency. Upon approval, develop, administer, and maintain HUD certified homebuyer education and counseling to AAHH, CLT and traditional homebuyers-in-process.
  • Oversee timely orientation of board-approved homebuyers.  Continually update acceptance agreement, contracts, and supplemental material.
  • Establish, track, and report program participant’s sweat equity hours; address missed benchmarks in accordance with AAHH Willingness to Partner policy.
  • Collect and share inspirational stories and photos of homebuyers in process.
  • Oversee timely ordering, accuracy, and distribution of appraisals.
  • Coordinate completion of estate plans for AAHH homebuyers, prior to closing.
  • Identify and schedule homebuyers in process to serve as guest speakers for special events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Commitment to the mission and values of AAHH
  • Spanish speaking preferred
  • At least 2 years relevant work experience, with a Bachelor’s degree in related field; Education, English Literature, Sociology, Business. HUD Certification preferred, but not required
  • Adaptability, Prioritization and Time management
  • Advanced public speaking
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to convey complex information to a diverse group of people with limited English proficiency, and various levels of education
  • Ability to obtain HUD education and counseling certificate
  • Computer literate, proficient with cloud technology, presentation software, electronic communications, calendars and spreadsheets
  • Awareness of poverty related challenges

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Living Wage Certified, Family Forward Certified, Breastfeeding Friendly Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. We are committed to providing a safe workspace for all staff and volunteers. All candidates who have received an offer of employment will undergo testing for commonly abused controlled substances. All candidates also undergo sex offender screening and criminal background check. Criminal background is reviewed on a case-by-case basis considering the severity, timeframe of the offense, and applicability to the responsibilities of the open position.

To apply, email your cover letter and resume to No walks-ins or phone calls, please.

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