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 50 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.

All new hires must provide proof of COVID vaccination or documentation supporting a medical or religious exemption.

Builder/Carpenter Home Repair Coordinator Home Repair Technician Warehouse/Sales ReStore Cashier


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.


Opportunities for Employment

Driver & Material Donations Representative

The driver will drive an 8’-26’ truck in the New Orleans Area to pick-up donated building material, furniture and appliances. The driver is responsible for the handling of donated goods from the point of donation through delivery to the ReStore’s receiving/processing area. The driver is responsible for professionally interfacing with our business and residential donors.

Responsibilities

  • Safely drive an 8’-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.
  • 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.
  • Organize the tools in the truck (dollies, straps); keep the truck clean and safe.
  • Schedule and meet with logistics coordinator to review the day’s plan and anticipated donations.
  • Assist customers with loading material, as needed.
  • Assist in the processing of donated items within the store, as needed.
  • 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.
  • Perform one-person pickups 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.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Experienced driver.
  • Warehouse or retail experience preferred.
  • Current valid Louisiana driver’s license and meet and adhere to NOAHH’s driving/driver’s policy.
  • 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.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good organizational, communication, and time management skills.
  • Must exercise strong customer service and diplomacy skills.
  • High degree of professionalism, flexibility and initiative.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to a variety of work situations and interruptions.
  • Forklift experience preferred.
  • Ability to perform work in a safe manner while moving, loading, and unloading, material.

 


Home Repair Technician

Essential Functions

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Be on time, all the time
  • Manage volunteers as necessary
  • Work cooperatively with all NOAHH personnel, volunteers and subcontractors
  • Coordinate all necessary tools and materials for a project
  • Complete construction and repair tasks to the homeowners and manager’s satisfaction
  • Communicate regularly with manager regarding progress and challenges
  • Represent NOAHH: Be polite and respectful to homeowners and volunteers
  • Talk with homeowners regularly about job progress and any homeowner concerns
  • Assist with gathering information for scopes of work and associated materials requirements
  • Accompany program manager on assessments, as necessary
  • Use all power tools in an appropriate, competent and safe manner
  • Use all hand tools in an appropriate, competent and safe manner
  • Maintain a safe and clean job site
  • Typically spend about 80% of your time on a job site
  • Typically spend about 20% of your time in the office
  • Attend all scheduled meetings
  • Document progress, challenges and costs associated with each project during office time

Skills & Qualifications

  • Accountable, flexible and committed to the Habitat mission and values
  • Knowledgeable of how a home is constructed and repaired
  • Knowledgeable of construction materials and terminology
  • Knowledgeable of protocols for addressing lead-based hazards on home sites
  • Committed to learning and the subsequent advancement of existing skills
  • Committed to teaching others and advancing their skills
  • Competent in the safe and appropriate use of power tools and hand tools
  • Be thorough and diligent when attending to repair details and pursue a quality finish
  • Valid Louisiana driver’s license
  • Possess reliable transportation with registration, insurance and brake tag
  • Operate a NOAHH construction vehicle, if needed
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism
  • Promotes cooperation and commitment within the team to achieve shared goals
  • Will routinely promote and follow all NOAHH COVID-19 safety protocols at all locations
  • 4-5 years’ home repair or equivalent relevant experience
  • High school diploma or GED
  • License or other certification beneficial
  • This position requires travel to home sites throughout the Greater New Orleans area.

Competencies

  • 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.
  • Attention to Detail – Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks.
  • Customer Focus – Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the position and department.
  • Planning/Organizing – The ability to determine goals and priorities and to assess the actions, time and resources needed to achieve those goals.
  • Project Management – Structures and directs others’ work on projects or programs.

Physical Demands

Position requires prolonged periods of physical work, standing, crawling, bending, and climbing. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times. Must be able to use a wide array of carpentry tools including machine operated.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time of position of 40 hours of work and days are Monday through Friday.


Builder/Carpenter

The Builder/Carpenter supports the construction of affordable homes for New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH). This position is responsible for building residential units from foundation to finish, including but not limited to stick framing walls, installing trusses and roof decking, installing windows and doors, Hardie siding, decks, insulation, painting, and interior door, trim, and floors. This position participates in the actual work being performed and works with other staff and volunteers.
Job Type: Full-time

Essential Functions

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Describe the key duties and responsibilities of the position below:
  • Responsible for safely performing all construction tasks necessary to complete a residential structure upholding extensive energy efficiency standards while maintaining a safe work site
  • Responsible for safe operations and maintenance of tools, equipment, and materials.
  • Assists in ensuring that works of AmeriCorps and volunteers is performed correctly and safely.
  • Assists in ensuring that all safety policies and procedures are followed at all times.
  • Assists in maintaining a clean and safe worksite at all times.
  • Participates in safety and technical trainings as required.
  • 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.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Or 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.
  • Technical knowledge of residential construction including new, rehab and repair.
  • Technical knowledge of maintaining and working safely with power and hand tools.
  • Technical knowledge of construction materials and terminology.
  • Ability to read residential blueprints.
  • Must be detail oriented, an independent worker with excellent problem solving, analytical, and 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.
  • High degree of professionalism, flexibility, and initiative.

Warehouse and Sales Associate – Part Time

Summary: 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 workdays and work hours may be required.

Qualifications

  • Warehouse or retail experience preferred.
  • Forklift experience preferred.
  • Current valid Louisiana driver’s license and meet and adhere to NOAHH’s driving/driver’s policy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • 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.
  • Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks. Performs tasks with care; is thorough. Makes few if any errors.
  • Communicates information clearly and concisely to ensure self, other team members and external customers can apply it to business actions and or decisions.
  • Cooperating effectively with others in order to achieve a shared goal, even when the object at stake is of no direct personal interest.
  • Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organization.
  • Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
  • Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables.
  • Performs work in a safe manner at all times.
  • Work is performed in a retail/warehouse environment and may require climbing ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling, and reaching in awkward and tiring positions. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Successful completion of on-the-job training.
  • Retail merchandising experience preferred.
  • Work is also performed in a retail/warehouse environment and may require climbing ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling, and reaching in awkward and tiring positions. Ability to repeatedly lift and move 75 lbs. or more during the loading, unloading and processing of donations.

Competencies

  • 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.
  • Achievement Orientation – Enjoys working hard; is action-oriented and full of energy for the things they see as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Operating Equipment – Uses tools, machines, and vehicles to transport goods or people, or to create work products.

Home Repair Program Coordinator

Summary: The Home Repair Program Coordinator is responsible for the overall administration of the home repair program. This includes A Brush with Kindness (ABWK), Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and other home repair programs. This position will work directly with homeowners to determine their eligibility and assist them through approval, scope of work and contract completion. This role will interact with local officials and contractors.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for handling all inquiries related to the Home Repair Program.
  • Responsible for implementing the application process from determining eligibility through to contract completion.
  • Responsible for the documentation and recordkeeping for each home repair project.
  • Responsible for monthly reporting.
  • Responsible for coordinating the home repair project schedules.
  • Responsible for materiel requisitions
  • Assist with on-site assessments which includes developing the scope of work.
  • Assist with home repair projects 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
  • Required Education and Experience:
  • 4-5 years of home repair or equivalent relevant experience
  • College or vocation technical school preferred
  • 2-3 years nonprofit administrative or volunteer service preferred
  • License or other certification beneficial

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 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.

Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of residential construction including new, rehab and repair.
  • Working knowledge of maintaining and working safely with power and hand tools.
  • Working knowledge of construction materials and terminology.
  • Knowledgeable of protocols for addressing lead-based hazards on home sites.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Must be detail oriented, an independent worker with excellent problem solving, analytical, and 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.

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. 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).

Competencies

  • 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.
  • Attention to Detail – Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks.
  • Customer Focus – Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the position and department.
  • Planning/Organizing – The ability to determine goals and priorities and to assess the actions, time and resources needed to achieve those goals.
  • Project Management – Structures and directs others’ work on projects or programs.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position of 40 hours of work and days are Monday through Friday.


PT Cashier-Kenner and New Orleans

Summary: The ReStore Cashier is responsible for maintaining positive impressions with the customers, donors and team members in the ReStore. This position will process sales transactions, accept payments, calculate and return change depending on payment method, answer customer questions about products and reconcile cash drawers and sales receipts.

Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Describe the key duties and responsibilities of the position below:
  • Provided a positive customer experience with fair, friendly and courteous service
  • Itemizes and totals purchases by recording prices, departments, taxable and nontaxable items; operating a cash register.
  • Enters price changes by referring to price sheets and special sale bulletins.
  • Discounts purchases by redeeming coupons.
  • Collects payments by accepting cash, check, or charge payments from customers; making change for cash customers.
  • Verifies credit acceptance by reviewing and recording driver’s license number; operating credit card authorization system.
  • Balances cash drawer by counting cash at beginning and end of work shift.
  • Provides pricing information by answering questions.
  • Maintains checkout operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment.
  • 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.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Successful completion of on-the-job training.

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.

Qualifications

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to operate available equipment, such as cash registers, calculators, or scanners.
  • Basic mathematical skills, as needed to make change and give refunds.
  • Knowledge of furniture, appliances, and building materials preferred.
  • Must have basic computer knowledge.
  • Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables.
  • Performs work in a safe manner at all times.
  • Prolonged periods standing and working on cash register or related equipment. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times. May need to work weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis. Ability to perform repetitive movements over long periods of time. Work may require climbing ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling, and reaching in awkward and tiring positions.

Competencies

  • 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.
  • Achievement Orientation – Enjoys working hard; is action-oriented and full of energy for the things they see as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Operating Equipment: Uses tools, machines, and vehicles to transport goods or people, or to create work products.
  • Problem Solving – Resolves difficult or complicated challenges. Shows insight into the root-causes of problems.
  • Generates a range of solutions and courses of action with benefits, costs, and risks associated with each.

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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.