“The best thing the US government sent after Hurricane Katrina arrived in a gray t-shirt with the AmeriCorps logo.”
– Jim Pate, Former Executive Director, New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity

New Orleans Habitat is looking for men and women who are ready to GET THINGS DONE! NOAHH relies on the work of AmeriCorps National Direct, AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps NCCC members to fulfill its mission. AmeriCorps members have demonstrated strength of character and determination of spirit in the various assignments they undertake on behalf of the affiliate. They continue to exhibit tremendous courage, resilience and innovation on both the construction site and in the office.

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Are you looking to join the 2021-22 NOAHH AmeriCorps team? Applications are now open!

Why choose to spend a year serving with NOAHH?

New Orleans is an amazing city with so much to offer anyone who lives here! From live music, to historical landmarks, to Mardi Gras and festivals galore, New Orleans sure is a special place! Our AmeriCorps members work really hard, but find time to get out and explore their neighborhoods, eat delicious food, play in the many parks and enjoy everything that is “New Orleans.” NOAHH AmeriCorps members get the chance to see and do something different and fun each month as a team. These events have included NBA Basketball games, putt putt, Laser tag, Haunted Ghost Tours, Swamp Tours and more.

AmeriCorps Benefits:

We think AmeriCorps and New Orleans are both great, but here are some other benefits to serving with us!

  • Option to live with other NOAHH AmeriCorps members in a Habitat home, with a rent of only $100/month.
  • Opportunity to gain leadership skills, as well as personal development.
  • Monthly events sponsored by NOAHH (including dinners, monthly outings with AmeriCorps, etc)
  • $5,500 Educational Award at the end of service term (starts August 2016 and end July 2017)
  • Loan Deferment during service term
  • Ability to make a HUGE impact in a community that needs it!

Positions Available

Email Bradley Holland to apply.

ReStore Development VISTA AmeriCorps

Tentative start – Summer 2022 or open until filled

The ReStore development VISTA member will create, document and implement plans for Habitat ReStore
operations. This will include the development of a marketing and outreach strategy, an enhanced volunteer program and Habitat ReStore business processes focused on online retail. It will also involve publicizing and promoting the store and evaluating the ways the store meets the needs of the low-income community while increasing funding for Habitat for Humanity. Each strategy will be well documented and evaluated to ensure sustainability beyond the year of service.

Objective One – Research

  • Research the Habitat ReStore practices, materials and resources currently in place to identify best practices and any additional needs the project requires. Document research and communicate findings to move forward with developing enhanced Habitat ReStore operations.
  • Research available volunteer management resources specific to the Habitat ReStore.
  • Research Habitat ReStore marketing plans focused on increasing community awareness of Habitat ReStore operations. Research promotion opportunities.
  • Research local businesses and community partners that would be ideal recurring donors or volunteers for the Habitat ReStore.
  • Research standard policies and procedures for operating a Habitat ReStore and assess areas of
    improvement.
  • Research funding opportunities that support volunteer engagement and store development.
  • Research eCommerce and online retail standard operating procedures.

Objective Two – Development

  • Based on the information gathered, develop and document enhanced ReStore programs that will address the needs of the host site.
  • Develop a ReStore-specific volunteer recruitment, orientation, training and recognition plan that increases the number of repeat volunteers serving in the Habitat ReStore. Create a Habitat ReStore volunteer directory database to capture volunteer data.
  • Develop marketing and outreach strategies and materials designed to increase visibility of the Habitat ReStore in the community. Develop a media directory database. Develop materials that are relevant to the various outlets within the media directory database.
  • Develop Habitat ReStore donor outreach plan to increase recurring donations. Create a Habitat ReStore donor directory database of local businesses and community partners that would be ideal donors.
  • Create new or updated Habitat ReStore procedures and recommend policies that are in line with standard ReStore operating procedures identified as best practices.
  • Develop a list of recommended enhancements to online retail program.

Objective Three – Implementation and Review

  • Implement the enhanced Habitat ReStore operations. Assist the host site in testing, evaluating and revising the various parts of the project as needed to ensure success.
  • Implement the volunteer recruitment, orientation, training and recognition plan specific to the Habitat ReStore that increases the number of repeat volunteers serving in the ReStore. Implement the use of the Habitat ReStore volunteer directory database to capture volunteer data.
    Implement marketing and outreach strategies and materials designed to increase visibility of the Habitat  ReStore in the community. Implement use of the media directory database, using it to distribute relevant materials to each outlet.
  • Implement Habitat ReStore donor outreach plan to increase recurring donations. Implement use of the ReStore donor directory database of local businesses and community partners that would be ideal donors.
  • In collaboration with Habitat ReStore staff, implement new Habitat ReStore procedures and policies. Gather feedback and make changes as needed.
  • Draft grant applications and track their progress using the current systems. Make recommendations for improvements to those systems as needed.
  • Activities listed here may include direct service for the purposes of observation, interviews of staff members and volunteers and implementation of systems and processes. While VISTA members cannot regularly perform direct service, the VISTA member may have the opportunity to engage in direct service activities no more than one time per month to help inform VISTA projects. VISTA members are not permitted to engage in direct service activities in the Restore such as stocking shelves, picking up and unloading donations or working the cash register, etc.

Objective Four – Sustainability

  • Ensure that the Habitat ReStore systems and projects developed are sustainable, continuing at the host site after the completion of the VISTA term, by documenting the plan and training staff and volunteers.
  • Develop a manual of resources and directions for maintaining the Habitat ReStore program, including volunteer recruitment and development, marketing and outreach, store policies and procedures and donor development.
  • Recruit and train volunteers and staff members on use of new systems and procedures to ensure there is a transition plan for ongoing maintenance of systems and support of the program.

Qualifications

  • AmeriCorps members must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.
  • AmeriCorps members must be at least 18 or older.
  • AmeriCorps members must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • AmeriCorps members may have recurring access to vulnerable populations and must satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria.
  • Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Experience working as a member of a team.
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
  • Current valid driver’s license, a clean driving record and reliable transportation
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.

Long-term Disaster Recovery Outreach Coordinator

Tentative start – Summer 2022 or open until filled

For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset. AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.

Responsibilities

The Community Outreach Coordinator plays a critical role in strengthening relationships through planning, coordination and implementation of projects in partnership with the community. These relationships with community residents, local organizations, elected officials and stakeholders will help you identify areas where Habitat for Humanity’s housing and community development solutions can intersect with identified needs and aspirations.

  • Build relationships and partnerships with community residents, local organizations, elected officials and community stakeholders.
  • Identify community improvement projects and implement them from planning through completion.
  • Engage volunteers from local community to support local improvement projects.
  • Coordinate and document the implementation of Habitat’s housing and community development solution in partnership with the community.
  • This position will focus on brand management, disaster risk, reduction, response, home construction home repair, neighborhood revitalization, research, monitoring, and/or evaluation, virtual / digital systems and platforms and volunteer services aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation.
  • Experience working as a member of a team.
  • Knowledge of community development practices.
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.

Logistics, Supplies and Warehouse Crew Member

Tentative start – Summer 2022 or open until filled

For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset. AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.

Responsibilities

The AmeriCorps member serving in this position will help New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) build homes for and with those in need. They will maintain our warehouse of tools, donated materials and supplies, delivering these to build sites so that homes can be ready for move-in on schedule. Their service will help the construction process go more quickly and smoothly. This member will lead small groups volunteering in the warehouse and may build alongside volunteers and homeowners on the construction site from time to time.

  • Maintain warehouse inventory and keep the warehouse space clean and organized.
  • Receive deliveries from suppliers/vendors.
  • With construction teams’ assistance, load, and unload items at the build site.
  • Prepare groups of items to be picked up from the warehouse by construction staff.
  • Lead small groups of volunteers and facilitate safe and positive experiences for everyone working at the warehouse.
  • Maintain warehouse safety by adhering to safety policies, modeling best practices and guidelines, volunteer instruction and site monitoring.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation
  • Experience working as a member of a team.
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.

Construction Crew Leader

Tentative start – Summer 2022 or open until filled

For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset. AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.

Responsibilities

The construction crew leader plays an integral part in building and repairing homes. Lead groups of skills and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families in construction activities while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment, thus, developing and enhancing your volunteer management and construction skills.Typically serve Tuesday – Saturday on the build site.

Assist with all aspects of hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping.

Projects may include new construction, rehabilitation, critical home repair and weatherization projects.

Lead small groups of volunteers and facilitate safe and positive experiences for everyone working on site.

Maintain site safety by adhering to Habitat construction safety policies, modeling best practices and guidelines, volunteer education and site monitoring.

This position will focus on disaster risk, reduction, response, home construction, home repair, and neighborhood revitalization aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation
  • Experience working as a member of a team.
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
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