New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity has been a part of the New Orleans community for over 30 years. In that time, the affiliate has built over 550 homes and, between 2006 and 2012, contributed more than $300 million in economic impact. NOAHH was one of the first organizations to begin rebuilding after the storms and floods of 2005, and our programs have expanded since then to meet the continuing needs of the area. The families served by our affiliate are the keepers of tradition and culture that make our city unique and the hard working people that contribute so much to our communities. To work for NOAHH is to work for the preservation and improvement of the city of New Orleans.
NOAHH currently employs about 40 staff, including AmeriCorps members, part time, and full time employees as construction staff, ReStore staff, and office staff. We are committed to New Orleans and the fight against poverty housing, and a highlight of the experience is the opportunity to work alongside our partner families and see the tangible results of our efforts to change lives and communities.
Cover letter and resumes should be addressed to
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity Human Resources
2900 Elysian Fields Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70122
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer. NOAHH will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disability status. NOAHH is actively recruiting Section III certifiable applicants from New Orleans or the greater metropolitan area. Women- and minority-owned businesses are also encouraged to apply.
Opportunities for Employment
Opportunities for Sub-Contractors
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity invites contractors with the following trades to apply for current opportunities: HVAC, Foundation, Electrical, Plumbing and Sheetrock. Please provide your contractor’s license number (as appropriate), proof of insurance, and a list of jobs and references as well as contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications accepted via email only.
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity is accepting sealed bids for four single homes, addresses listed below.
- 4522 Louisa
- 4526 Mark Twain
- 4551 Montegut
- 4611 Metropolitan
Bids will be received at 2900 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122 until 11:00 AM on Monday, November 26, 2018. All received sealed bids will be publicly opened and read at 1:00 PM on that date.
All bids shall be submitted in the form of a letter paper sized sealed manila envelope with the project name and the responding firms name clearly marked on the front of the package. The bid must include a response to all proposed work items below, as well as a price for the entire scope of work. Also to be include in the packet: Louisiana Contractor License, Insurance, Final Lien Releases (for all material, labor or sub-contractors) and workmen’s Comp paperwork.
The proposed construction includes: Is to build 4 single homes from site work to Certificate of Occupancy furnishing all labor, material, supervisions, inspections, permits, and any other documents. The houses will need to meet Energy Star Ratings. Each home should take less than 90 day to build.
Funding for this project is from Orleans Housing Investment Program (O-HIP) and all rules and regulations regarding these funds will apply. Plans, Specifications, and Bid Request forms may be picked up from the office at 2900 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122.
All labor used in the construction of this project shall be paid a wage no less than the prevailing hourly rate of wages of work of a similar character in the City of New Orleans as established by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (Federal Wage Rate), or state wage rate, whichever is higher.
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into, pursuant to this advertisement, businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, ancestry, or national origin in consideration for an award.
All bidders must be in good standing with the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors and carry the requisite licenses and insurances to complete the proposed work. Additionally, bidders must not be federally debarred.
“Respondents selected from this solicitation may be contracted to perform similar work on additional construction projects funded by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.”
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
The DBE Goal for this project is 35%.
DBE-certified and non-DBE contractors
NOAHH will be accepting quotes for local construction projects. The scopes of work include but are not limited to the following: electrical, plumbing, site prep, installation of pilings, sheetrock install, HVAC, foundation, flatwork, block work, closed cell foam insulation, cabinets, landscaping, vibration monitoring, pump truck, etc. Material quotes for the following: concrete, trusses, paint, flooring. NOAHH encourages any DBE certified contractors to submit quotes.
Please contact Ellen at email@example.com for an application package.
Kenner ReStore Positions
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity is opening its 2nd ReStore. The ReStore accepts donations of building materials, furniture and appliances and sells these items to the public at a discount from retail. New Orleans Habitat ReStore is accepting applications for assistant managers, in-take specialists, drivers and sales associates for the new Kenner location. Salary is commensurate with experience, attractive benefits package, including health insurance, 401K, paid holidays. Please send resumes and letters of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
This position operates with the guidance of the Director of Operations and is responsible for managing all phases of the Restore program. The Restore Director is responsible for the overall operations of the Restore and its financial growth.
Manage Restore Operations
- Responsible for managing all aspects of the retail operations, ensuring consistent, smooth and efficient operation of two retail locations.
- Responsible for driving donations, sales and profits.
- Manage all Restore staff by directing, training, supervising in the performance of assigned duties.
- Ensure high level customer service for our donors and customers.
- Orient staff and volunteers to the mission of New Orleans Habitat and the Restore.
- Ensure adequate training is provided to staff and volunteers.
- Enhance the organizations’ culture by reinforcing core values and fostering a positive work environment.
- Provide training resources for the staff.
- Responsible for volunteer recruitment.
- Maintain job descriptions for all staff, set goals, and implement procedures, guidelines and performance standard.
- Conduct performance reviews.
- Ensure appropriate communication flow.
- Implement and update policies and procedures.
- Ensure a safe work environment for staff, volunteers and customers.
- In cooperation with the store managers and the Director of Operations and director of finance, develop and manage individual store budgets.
- Maintain and analyze profit margins, sales, and sales per square foot, year over year sales comparisons, number of donations and associated costs, ROI of marketing expenses to sales, expenses as a percentage of sales, etc.
- Ensure that Restore operates within the budget.
- Provide reports on store performance and strategic projections. These reports can included earning per square foot, earnings per employee per hour, net cash forecasting, inventory turn, discounts, returns, earnings by department, value per item sold, etc.
- Oversee, develop, and implement necessary policy and procedures relating to the operation of two stores, sales, salvage, material acquisition, customer service, donor management, volunteer management and staff.
- Implement sound financial and cash practices.
- Identify and initiate opportunities to reduce expenses and create operational efficiencies.
- Ensure the Director of Operation is regularly informed of the status of the operation of the stores, project status and events.
Resource Development and Marketing
- Develop and implement multi-year strategic plan for soliciting donations of potential suppliers and donors by targeting annual growth to meet long-term financial projections.
- In coordination with the Restore Procurement Manager participate call on potential donors.
- In coordination with the Restore Procurement Manager network to expand the scope of the NOAHH Restores activities and develop long-term relationships with business/trade groups, faith communities, contractors, businesses and other donors to secure donations and to raise the awareness of the Restore and the NOAHH affiliate in the community.
- Market the Restore through the media in appropriate and cost-effective manner.
- Coordinate and develop an ongoing comprehensive advertising and marketing program for the Restore, including print, social media, radio, etc.
- Coordinate the advertising effort with NOAHH’s marketing department.
- Implement other duties as assigned by the Director of Operations.
- Available outside usual business hours to implement programs and accomplish goals and tasks.
- Must understand and appreciate the mission of New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity and the New Orleans Area Habitat Restore.
- Minimum 3 years retail operation and management experience.
- Demonstrated independent responsibility for program management and accomplishing results by building and leading teams successfully.
- Experience supervising staff, developing markets and marketing plans.
- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
- Public speaking skills.
- Must possess strong problem solving skill, the ability to work in a fast paced team environment, and the ability to multi-task.
- Must be detail oriented and able to work independently.
- Experience working with major donors.
- Must possess the ability to effectively and professionally communicate with donors, staff volunteers and customers.
- Ability to work in a safe manner.
- Ability to effectively use excel, Microsoft Office.
- Positive attitude.
- Knowledge of construction, carpentry, and home repair preferred.
- Ability to be flexible and adapt to a variety of work situations and interruptions.
- Forklift experience preferred.
- Current valid Louisiana driver’s license and meet and adhere to NOAHH’s driving/driver’s policy.
- Safely drive a 14’-26’ box truck and/or a small flatbed truck, preferred.
- Ability to repeatedly lift and move 50 lbs.
Construction Site Supervisor
This position will be to supervise the construction of affordable homes for New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH). This individual should be skilled in all aspects of new construction. This person must possess excellent people skills and is enthusiastic about teaching and working with unskilled volunteers and prospective homeowners in all aspects of residential construction. As the on-site person, you will oversees the actual work being performed by volunteers and sub-contractors for the specific site and also perform skilled tasks as required to pass inspections and prepare site for volunteer groups.
- Teach, supervise and perform all construction tasks necessary to complete a residential structure upholding extensive energy efficiency standards while maintaining a safe work site and positive volunteer experience.
- Following an assigned construction schedule,
- The construction supervisor’s primary role is to plan, manage and work alongside volunteers and other staff.
- Supervise and perform all activities for new construction sites.
- Directly manage each project through to completion and issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy
- Oversee the construction schedule and adjust sub-contractors and vendors as necessary to stay on schedule while consulting with construction field manager.
- Plan and arrange for the on-site availability of tools, equipment, and material as necessary.
- Communicate clearly and professionally with material vendors to ensure on-time delivery of supplies throughout the build.
- Properly order and return materials used from construction warehouse following inventory control procedures.
- Ensure that all safety policies and procedures are followed at all times.
- Maintain a clean and safe worksite at all times.
- Respond promptly to findings from frequent, random safety inspections.
- Act as an on-site ambassador for the mission of NOAHH.
- Clearly communicate expectations to AmeriCorps members.
- Properly train AmeriCorps members to enable them to perform at the expected skill level.
- Effectively train and manage regular volunteers on site.
- Ensure partner families actively take part in the building process while on-site.
- Periodically take part in safety and technical trainings arranged by management.
- Communicate professionally with other departments regarding questions or concerns.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge of residential construction including new, rehab and repair.
- Ability to read residential blueprints.
- Ability to solve problems efficiently to maintain forward progress on complicated projects.
- Proven proficiency in peer management and dissemination of pertinent information.
- Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills necessary to communicate clearly and professionally with volunteers, contractors and suppliers, and to address cross-departmental issues.
- Ability to devise and teach – with patience – simple construction methods.
- Ability to manage large groups of unskilled people.
- Have a temperament that is suitable for the environment of a volunteer crew and the ability to create a work environment that is cheerful, productive and inclusive.
- High school diploma required and bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Minimum 2 years of direct on-site residential construction experience is required.
- Organized construction training and education to complement experience is preferred.
- One or more years as a construction lead person.
- Ability to adequately traverse a residential construction job site (i.e. climbing, lifting, carrying a minimum of 50 lbs. and other similar activities as required).
- Ability to safely use residential construction power tools.
- Ability to safely operate a construction vehicle (pickup truck or similar).
- Ability to work in all types of weather (i.e. rain, heat, cold and direct sun).
- Fulltime/ non-exempt
- Health insurance
- Paid time off (vacation/sick/holiday)
Please send a cover letter, resume and three references in a single Word or PDF document to email@example.com. Salary to be commensurate with experience, and NOAHH provides a comprehensive benefits package. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the position will be open until filled.