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!



Email: resumes@habitat-nola.org


New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace. Women and minority-owned businesses are 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 contractors@habitat-nola.org. Applications accepted via email only.


A Brush with Kindness Home Repair Project Manager

Description:

The ABWK Home Repair Project Manager is in charge of overseeinig 40+ construction projects/repairs a year on occupied homes. The Project Manager develops the scope of work, budget and scheduling for all repair projects, while working closely with the company’s case maangers, purchasing department and all field staff.
Responsibilities
:

  • Home assessments on potential projects
  • Developing a scope of work
  • Creating an estimate
  • Work with the Development Department on grant compliance
  • Managing construction staff
  • Assist on site with groups of volunteers
  • Facilities ordering materials and moving tools and materials from site to site
  • Communicate with Homeowners, Case Managers and Director of Construction on project progress
  • Manage subcontractors

Qualifications

  • Highly organized
  • Strong communication skills- written and verbal
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • 5 or more years of residential construction experience
  • High school diploma or GED, college degree preferred
  • Ability to work in an office, as well as, on a construction site

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Construction- Residential: 3 years

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

 


 

A Brush with Kindness Home Repair Site Supervisor

Description:

The ABWK Home Repair Site Supervisor will be the onsite supervisor for 40+ construction projects/repairs a year on occupied homes. The Site Supervisor will work directly with AmeriCorps and other volunteers on large and small projects that will require a wide skill range. The person in this position will work closely with the Home Repair Project Manager to keep all projects on scope, budget and on schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Home Assessments on poptential projects
  • Supervising up to 50 volunteers per day
  • Supervising 2-3 NOAHH AmeriCorps staff daily
  • Communicating material needs to Project Manager
  • Working with sub-contractor
  • Assisting in creation of scope of work and estimates
  • Effectively managing multiple projects
  • Respectfully communicate with homeowners and community members.

Qualifications

  • 3 or more years of hands on residential construction experience
  • Wide variety of construction knowledge and experience
  • Problem Solver
  • Highly Organized
  • Strong communication skills- written and verbal
  • High School diploma or GED, college degree preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Construction- Residential: 3 years

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Construction Site Supervisor

This position will be to supervise the construction of affordable homes. This individual should be skilled in all aspects of single family construction, from vacant lot to C.O. and rehabilitation from existing structure to C.C. This person must possess excellent people skills and be capable and 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 performs skilled tasks as required to pass inspections and prepare site for volunteer groups.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 or rehabs.
  • Directly manage each project through to completion and issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy from the local jurisdiction.
  • Ensure that all IRC building codes and prescribed energy codes are followed throughout the build. Coordinate and oversee all local building inspections and third-party energy audits.
  • Oversee the construction schedule and adjust sub-contractors and vendors as necessary to stay on schedule while consulting with construction 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.
  • Effectively train and manage regular volunteers, partner families, and AmeriCorps on site.
  • Periodically take part in safety and technical training arranged by management.
  • Communicate professionally with other departments regarding questions or concerns.
  • 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).

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
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.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma required and bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years of direct on-site residential construction experience is required.
    Home rehab/remodel experience is required.
  • Organized construction training and education to complement experience is preferred.
  • One or more years as a construction lead person.

Status:
Fulltime/ non-exempt