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 45 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.


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Warehouse and Sales Association-Part Time

The Warehouse and Sales Associate will unload, process, price, and sell donated building material, furniture and appliances. The Warehouse and Sales Associate is responsible for professionally interfacing with our business and residential donors, volunteers, and customers. This position is for the Kenner ReStore.

Responsibilities

  • Interface with donors, customers and volunteers in an efficient, professional and friendly manner.
  • Safely move, load, and unload, material.
  • Provide donation receipts.
  • Manage the polite refusal of donations, as needed.
  • Organize the ReStore and dock area as needed to keep it clean, safe, and appealing to customers.
  • Assist customers with sales and loading material, as needed.
  • Assist in the processing of donated items within the store, 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.
  • Coordinate large groups of workers/volunteers to process large donations.
  • Other duties assigned. Flexibility with work days and work hours may be required.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Warehouse or retail experience preferred.
  • Ability to work in a safe manner.
  • Ability to repeatedly lift and move 75 lbs 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.
  • Other Skill/Abilities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Knowledge of construction, carpentry, and home repair.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to a variety of work situations and interruptions.
  • Retail merchandising experience desired.

Warehouse and Sales Associate-Full Time

The Warehouse and Sales Associate will unload, process, price,and sell donated building material, furniture and appliances. The Warehouse and Sales Associate is responsible for professionally interfacing with our business and residential donors, volunteers, and customers.

Responsibilities

  • Interface with donors, customers and volunteers in an efficient, professional and friendly manner.
  • Safely move, load, and unload, material.
  • Provide donation receipts.
  • Manage the polite refusal of donations, as needed.
  • Organize the ReStore and dock area as needed to keep it clean, safe, and appealing to customers.
  • Assist customers with sales and loading material, as needed.
  • Assist in the processing of donated items within the store, 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.
  • Coordinate large groups of workers/volunteers to process large donations.
  • Other duties assigned. Flexibility with work days and work hours maybe required.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Warehouse or retail experience preferred.
  • Ability to work in a safe manner.
  • Ability to repeatedly lift and move 75 lbs 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.
  • Other Skill/Abilities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Knowledge of construction, carpentry, and home repair.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to a variety of work situations and interruptions.
  • Retail merchandising experience desired.

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.