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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications accepted via email only.
DBE-certified and non-DBE contractors
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc. (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.
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
The role of the administrative assistant based at the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) is to support efficient and timely operations of the office. The administrative assistant is the first face all visitors meet at NOAHH and represents the mission and dedication to our partner families.
- Answer all incoming calls, handling caller’s inquiries, whenever possible and re-directing as needed with a positive and pleasant phone demeanor
- Meet, greet, and direct all visitors
- Process mailings and shipments (US Mail, FedEx, etc.)
- Maintain an adequate inventory and organization of office supplies and monitor daily usage including break areas
- Provide general office and administrative support, including but not limited to data entry and filing
- Coordinate the repairs and maintenance of office equipment
- Receive and record all payments and donations in a timely manner, including partner family escrow payments, and rental payments.
- Create working documents and complete projects as directed by the finance department
- Maintain calendar, employee celebrations (birthdays, seasonal celebrations…)
- Other duties as assigned
- 40 hour work week
- Minimum of 3 years demonstrated experience in office administration
- Excellent computer skills in word processing, database management, and use of Microsoft Office programs
- Excellent spoken and written communication skills
- Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks and prioritize
- Must be a self-starter
ReStore Donations Manager
The New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) ReStore sells donated building materials and home furnishings to the public at discount prices. It’s inventory comes from many sources: individuals, corporations, and other partner organizations. Proceeds from ReStore sales support NOAHH’s work serving families in the Greater New Orleans area. The ReStore Donations Manager (RDM) is responsible for the donation process from start to finish
- Lead development, donor solicitation, donation scheduling and acquisition (in collaboration with the Logistics Manager), acknowledgment and follow through.
- Developing and maintaining relationships with Habitat ReStore donors.
- Developing and implementing strategies to obtain donations from corporate and individual donors.
- Assess and assist in donation pick-ups.
- Donor acknowledgments.
- Actively participate in outreach events and networking opportunities.
- Collaborating with staff to improve procurement workflows and/or strategies.
- Assist ReStore Manager with other duties as needed.
- Work experience in business development/sales and management experience strongly preferred.
- Position requires a Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience.
- Applicant must have the ability to interact with an extremely diverse donor base, representing the NOAHH’s mission by displaying high levels of integrity, diplomacy, and initiative.
- Applicant must have strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to express ideas clearly and effectively, along with demonstrated presentation and public speaking skills.Ability to lift 50 lbs.
- Applicant must also have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well collaborate as part of a team; to self-motivate, strategize and close; and be able to effectively reach out to potential new donors.
Home Repair Project Manager
NOAHH is addressing blight through our A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) program. ABWK is a home preservation service that provides painting, landscaping and minor repair services for homeowners in need. It helps low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes, reclaim their homes with pride and dignity. ABWK works with volunteers to help homeowners with exterior painting, exterior handicap ramps and other accessibility needs, minor exterior repairs, yard clean-up & landscaping. ABWK is a program for homeowners in Orleans Parish who are unable to afford necessary home improvements or repairs or unable to complete those repairs due to age, disability, or other circumstances. The Home Repair Project Manager is in charge of overseeing 40+ construction projects/repairs a year on occupied homes. The Project Manager develops scope of work, budget and scheduling for all repair projects, while working closely with NOAHH case managers, purchasing department and field staff.
- Home Assessments on potential projects
- Developing a scope of work
- Creating an estimate
- Work with Development Department on grant compliance
- Managing construction staff & AmeriCorps
- Assisting on site with groups of volunteers
- Facilitating ordering materials and moving tools and material from site to site
- Communicating with Homeowners, Case Managers and Director of Construction on project progress
- Managing sub-contractors
- Strong communication skills – written and verbal
- Proficient in Microsoft Office & Google Drive
- 5 or more years of residential construction experience
- College degree
- Ability to work in an office as well as on a construction site
Please send a cover letter, resume and three references in a single Word or PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.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.