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!
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
Opportunities for Subcontractors
Family Services Case Manager
The Family Services Case Manager is responsible for the administration of the First-Time Homebuyer Program and Incubator Rental Program. This position will work directly with Partner Family Applicants to determine their eligibility and assist them through a comprehensive approval process, lot selection, building process through to the final stage of homeownership.
- Responsible for handling all inquiries related to the First-Time Homebuyer and Incubator Rental Programs.
- Responsible for implementing the application process from scheduling intake, determining eligibility through to homeownership.
- Responsible for preparing and presenting the Partner Family profile to the Family Selection Committee.
- Responsible for providing encouragement, guidance and timely communications to each Partner Family.
- Responsible for coordinating and conducting home visits.
- Responsible for coordinating pre-closing and closing schedules.
- Responsible for maintaining confidential communications, documentation and recordkeeping for each Partner Family.
- Assist with reporting as needed.
- Comply with all NOAHH policies and procedures.
- Participates in meetings and committees as required
- Maintain professional, positive, and courteous manner.
- Performs other duties as assigned to meet company needs
- 2-3 years’ professional experience in non-profit direct services preferred or equivalent relevant work experience.
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred but will consider applicants with comparable work experience.
- Bilingual (Spanish or Vietnamese) preferred. Familiarity with New Orleans geography.
- Allowable Substitutions: Combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge and skills for the position may be considered in lieu of education and/or experience at the company’s discretion.
- Must be detail oriented, an independent worker with excellent problem solving, analytical, organizational and communication skills.
- Ability to multi-task with a strong sense of meeting deadlines.
- Good organizational, communication, and time management skills.
- Must exercise strong customer service and diplomacy skills.
- Ability to work respectfully with people of all backgrounds and education levels
- Experience with Google Suite, Microsoft Office; Familiarity with Salesforce
- Ability to promote cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables.
- Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
- This position requires some travel to other company locations including Kenner and various home construction field sites.
- Accountability – Holds self and others accountable for measurable high quality, timely, and cost- effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Demonstrates commitment, resilience, and ownership.
- Adaptability – The ability to remain fully functional by positively adapting to changing circumstances with the environment, people, procedures, strategy, etc. Holds on to the objective but is able to change their approach, view or behavior. Does not fixate on a particular approach or argument to attain a goal. Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
- Analysis and Problem Solving – Examines data to grasp issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems. Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.
- Communication – Conveys information clearly and concisely, so that an employee can understand the nature of the problem and how it is resolved. Consistently communicates status and other needed information to each employee who has requested assistance.
- Creativity and Innovation – Develops fresh ideas that provide solutions to all types of workplace challenges. Identifies, collects, and organizes data for analysis and decision-making.
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.
- 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 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.