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 600 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!

Email: resumes@habitat-nola.org

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

Chief Financial Officer Kenner ReStore Positions Construction Site Supervisor


Opportunities for Subcontractors

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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: resumes@habitat-nola.org.  No phone calls, please.


Chief Financial Officer

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for overseeing all financial matters. The CFO will report to and work closely with the Executive Director. In addition, the CFO will interact with the senior leadership and the Board of Directors to develop and implement strategies across the organization. The CFO will oversee all compliance and recognition for government contracts and private grants and have knowledge of tax credits, including researching applicable credits and applying for those credits. The CFO must be able to keep pace with the organization’s environment and handle deadline-oriented workplace matters while managing a finance staff. Specific responsibilities include:

Responsibilities

FINANCE
  • Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed.
  • Oversee cash, investment, and asset management.
  • Oversee financing strategies and activities, as well as banking relationships.
  • Develop and utilize models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans.
PLANNING AND POLICY MATTERS
  • Coordinate the development and monitoring of budgets.
  • Develop financial business plans and forecasts.
  • Participate in organization policy development as a member of the senior management team.
  • Engage the finance committee of the Board of Directors to develop short-, medium-, and long-term financial plans and projections.
  • Represent the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc.
  • Remain up-to-date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.
ACCOUNTING AND ADMINISTRATION
  • Oversee the accounting department to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function.
  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal and state funders, foundations, and Board of Directors.
  • Oversee the preparation and communication of monthly and annual financial statements.
  • Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Handle all normal administrative and clerical duties related to employee relations, including, but not limited to, preparation and issuance of job offer correspondence in consultation with management, on-boarding of all employee-related insurance and qualified retirement plan benefits, workman’s compensation claims, termination of employment requirements and related matters.
  • Research and apply for all applicable tax credits available to the organization. including but not limited to Low Income Tax Credits and New Market Tax Credits.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The CFO will be a candidate with several years of broad financial experience including construction, retail, mortgage lending, and not-for-profit. The candidate will also have the ability to gather and evaluate financial information to make recommendations to senior management. The ideal candidate will have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a nonprofit with multiple funding sources including government (federal and state) contracts and a structure with diverse program areas.

The ideal CFO candidate will have the following experience and attributes:

  • A minimum of a BS degree in accounting or finance; an MBA would be a plus; CPA is preferred.
  • At least five years of experience as CFO or equivalent, preferably in a nonprofit organization with a budget of at least $10 million.
  • Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
  • Experience with construction and job cost accounting.
  • Knowledge of tax credit, including researching available credits and applying for those credits.
  • Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance and accounting software packages.
  • Knowledge of Timberline or similar construction software.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills.

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 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).

Status

  • Fulltime/ non-exempt
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off (vacation/sick/holiday)
  • 401k   

Please send a cover letter, resume and three references in a single Word or PDF document to resumes@habitat-nola.org. 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.