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
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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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Chief Advancement Officer
NOAHH is seeking an experienced Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) to serve as the primary strategic architect of a comprehensive development, marketing and communications program that will advance the organization’s mission and goals. The ideal candidate will be a results-oriented fundraising and marketing professional with a record of diverse advancement experience, capable of representing NOAHH’s programs to a wide spectrum of constituent groups and collaborative partners.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Although not all encompassing, the primary responsibilities for this position include:
- Working closely with the Executive Team and Board, lead the creation and implementation of a development strategy which takes the organization to the next level of fundraising efforts.
- Serve as an ambassador and spokesperson for the organization and articulate our mission to external constituents.
- Educate and train board members and senior staff in donor cultivation and professional fundraising techniques.
- Work with the ED to ensure board members are engaged and energized through their association with the organization.
- Collaborate with the CFO to develop and produce regular reports analyzing the financial progress and trends of fundraising activities.
- Provide leadership, motivation and staff service to the ED, Chairman, and other board members in carrying out their development responsibilities.
- Cultivate and solicit major gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations and others. Assist the Executive Director and Board members in these same efforts.
- Build, motivate, lead, and retain an advancement staff that currently includes four members: aligning structure with fundraising and organizational strategy.
- Oversee special events staff in planning and execution of functions, while critically evaluating return on investments.
- Provide strategic and marketing oversight to all donor materials, and strategic support on the full range of external stakeholder communications.
- Partner with the finance and accounting staff to sustain efficient, effective and transparent financial tracking and reporting processes.
- Oversee and monitor processes and collaboration efforts with all other departments within the organization to create an understanding of and appreciation for the development function.
- Oversee and monitor the development and implementation of policies and procedures for gift processing and donor acknowledgement, database management, and financial reporting.
Skills and Qualifications
- Reporting to the Executive Director and serving on the executive leadership group of the organization, the CAO is a results-oriented, self-starting leader capable of leading a team responsible for fundraising, volunteer cultivation, corporate philanthropic support, communications, public relations, marketing and social media functions for the organization.
- Key to this person’s success is their ability to create, lead and monitor the strategic direction of a complex advancement program and to ensure its alignment with organizational goals.
- The successful candidate will demonstrate a successful track record in prospect research, online and traditional giving strategies, traditional and new media and most fundamentally, possess the ability to articulate NOAHH’s value to the broader community across a wide variety of channels and in highly diverse environments.
- The CAO must be able to quickly establish strong relationships with executive leaders including the Board of Directors, direct reports, staff and volunteers to leverage them effectively in the fundraising process.
Education and Experience
- Minimum of 7-10 years of progressively responsible experience in a comprehensive non-profit fundraising program, including at least 2 years in a position with staff management responsibilities
- Candidates must demonstrate quantifiable success in fundraising with a proven track record in donor stewardship (non-profit experience preferred).
- Experience with federal, state and local grants preferred
- Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree preferred
- Experience working with a Board of Directors preferred.
Must be able to pass a criminal and sex offender background check.
Compensation and Benefits
NOAHH offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience.
Interested applicants should provide a letter of interest, resume outlining demonstrable accomplishments and 3 – 4 references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.