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 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for an application package.
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)
Construction Office Intern
This position will support our office construction team in completion of various tasks and assist other departments as time and schedule permits. Hours will preferably be 10-20 hour per week. Interns will report directly to the office or job sites as required. Hours can be adjusted as needed for school credit requirements.
- Creation of diagrams from construction drawings and other similar tasks
- Collaborating on manuals and guides to make construction process smoother
- Preparing documents and supplies for weekly construction meetings
- Working closely with supervisor to assist with additional tasks as needed
- Filling in on projects on deadline or other urgent matters
- Some tasks may be recurring, others will be project based
- Must be proficient in Microsoft office suite as well as Google suite (g-drive, calendar, etc.)
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to take a sense of ownership in seeing projects through to completion
- Creative problem solving
- Ability to prioritize tasks in order of urgency
- Ability to multitask
- Highly organized
- Ability to work on projects without intense supervision
- Ability to work on team based or individual projects
- Must have reliable transportation
- Desire to work with diverse populations
ReStore Driver/Warehouse Materials Handler
The driver/materials handler is responsible for the handling of donated goods from the point of donation through delivery to the ReStore’s receiving/processing area and sales floor.
- Safely drive a 14’-26’ box truck and/or a small flatbed truck to pick up donations.
- Interface with donors, customers and volunteers in an efficient, professional and friendly manner.
- Safely move, load, and unload, material.
- Provide donation receipts.
- Effectively communicate with appropriate staff about timing of delivery of donations, type and size of donations, and interaction with donors.
- Manage the polite refusal of donations, as needed.
- At the end of the day organize the tools in the truck (dollies, straps); keep the truck clean and safe.
- Print each day’s schedule, and meet with assistant manager to review the day’s plan and anticipated donations.
- Assist customers with loading material.
- Assist in the processing of donated items within the store.
- Work with volunteers to delivery and organize material onto the sales floor.
- Repair, assemble and/or clean merchandise, as needed.
- Dispose of items through recycling or trash, as needed.
- Request assistance with large items, as needed.
- Maintain good working relationships with co-workers.
- Efficiently manage volunteers in support of our work.
- Explain to donors, customers and volunteers New Orleans Habitat for Humanity’s mission and how the New Orleans ReStore supports it.
- Other duties assigned.
- High School Diploma or GED required.
- Experienced driver.
- Warehouse or retail experience preferred.
- Ability to work in a safe manner.
- Ability to repeatedly lift and move 50lbs or more during the loading, unloading and processing of donations.
- Forklift experience preferred.
- Current valid Louisiana driver’s license and meet and adhere to NOAHH’s driving/driver’s policy.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Positive attitude.
- Knowledge of construction, carpentry, and home repair.
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.