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.
NOAHH is hiring for an entry level part-time IT position. Help NOAHH’s office operate at our best and keep our computers, network, and phones running smoothly. Core competency certifications or equivalent experience is preferred, as well as experience with a break-fix environment and a small network. NOAHH is looking for a self-starter with an openness to opportunities to learn and willingness to grow. Must have your own means of transportation.
This position is a member of the Advancement Department and is primarily responsible for managing a portfolio of foundation, corporate and government grants. Responsibilities include researching potential funding sources, writing letters of interest, authoring grants, tracking, reporting and managing the grants calendar. The successful candidate must be able to craft compelling narratives and combine that with analytical chops and attention to detail. Strong interpersonal communications and advocacy skills are also essential. The Associate participates in writing other copy, creative sessions, strategic planning and special events.
- Strong written communication skills; able to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
- Able to work independently and manage multiple projects and priorities.
- Strong editing skills
- Attention to detail and able to organize both qualitative and quantitative information.
- Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
- Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
- Knowledge of basic fundraising vocabulary and techniques.
- Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
- Collaborate with colleagues across the organization to gather information necessary for grant proposals and other communications.
- Maintain the grant proposal and reporting calendar, and ensure that all deadlines are met.
- Manage the grants filing and tracking system, including maintaining essential documentation, following through on next steps, and providing support for others involved in grants.
- Bachelor’s degree. At least three years of experience with grant or proposal writing.
- Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
- Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
- Able to work well in a collaborative team environment.
Family Services Outreach Manager
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity is looking for a dynamic team player to join the Family Services team. The primary focus of this position is to lead the outreach efforts to potential Partner Families for our first-time homebuyer, home repair, and rental programs. In this role, you will be responsible for maintaining our outward presence in order to educate, promote, and generate interest in our First-Time Homebuyer, Home Repair, and Rental Programs. This includes, but is not limited to, social media efforts to connect with past/present/future participants in our programs as well as people in their networks; making direct presentations to people interested in our programs; representing Habitat in a variety of settings to conduct outreach and promote partnership opportunities; ongoing data analysis to determine most effective outreach opportunities. You will also be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to establish access to key employers and community partners. As the representative from our organization, you will be the vital link in connecting our message and program details to employers and community agencies, and potential Partner Families. In addition, you will be involved in networking with other nonprofits and community agencies so as to build a continuum of resources for partner families.
- Spearhead efforts in recruiting and reaching out to potential First-Time Homebuyers throughout the New Orleans Area through social media, large employers, community centers, faith groups, community partners, and mass mailings.
- Schedule/attend presentations, meetings, & community events to deliver information to potential Partner Families and establish new contacts.
- Respond to and catalog inquiries, explaining the program to applicants and assigning to case managers to schedule appointments.
- Support the Family Services team through clerical work such as updating records and maintaining databases.
- Perform ongoing data analysis to determine trends and most effective outreach methods.
- Primarily works 40 hours per week, M-F, with some off-site weekend and evening outreach events.
- Serve as member of the Family Selection Committee. This includes attending weekly meetings and home visits.
- Has an understanding of and commitment to the mission of New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity
- Comfortable speaking to new people and able to quickly establish both credibility and rapport
- Well-spoken and able to communicate effectively
- Enjoys meeting people from a wide range of backgrounds and in a variety of settings
- Strong work ethic
- Social Media experience
- A team player but also able to work independently
- 2 years of experience in non-profit field
- 4 year college degree
- Reliable transportation
- Valid driver’s license
- Bilingual (English – Spanish) preferred
- Marketing/ Outreach background preferred
- Experience using Adobe Suite preferred
- Comfortable using a camera preferred
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
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 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.