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 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.
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Kenner ReStore Positions
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity is opening its 2nd ReStore. The ReStore accepts donations of building materials, furniture and appliances and sells these items to the public at a discount from retail. New Orleans Habitat ReStore is accepting applications for assistant managers, in-take specialists, drivers and sales associates for the new Kenner location. Salary is commensurate with experience, attractive benefits package, including health insurance, 401K, paid holidays. Please send resumes and letters of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Family Services Case Manager
Do you wish you could spend more time helping people reach their goals?
The mission of New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) is to eliminate substandard housing in New Orleans, while empowering families to transform their lives as they work in partnership with Habitat staff, volunteers, and sponsors to build decent, safe, and affordable homes.
NOAHH is seeking an outgoing and organized individual, who is committed to the mission of Habitat, to serve as a Case Manager. The Family Services Department administers the First-Time Homebuyer, Incubator Rental, and Home Repair Programs. As such, we are often the initial point of contact for community members who may become partner families in our programs and are expected to represent Habitat and its services well. We are committed to treating everyone with respect, while recognizing and affirming the inherent dignity that each person possesses.
Affordable housing is not only a basic need, but also a dream of many people in our community. Applicants often begin their journey with us feeling nervous, uncertain and overwhelmed, and as a Case Manager you will help them realize their own potential and accompany them as they accomplish something they may have never thought possible.
- Provide comprehensive service as you guide individuals through our programs from beginning to end
- Understand and provide clear explanation of programs and policies
- Conduct intake appointments
- Determine and communicate program eligibility
- Complete timely follow-through and correspondence
- Manage expectations of clients
- Provide support and encouragement
- Maintain highly organized records
- Maintain deep knowledge of current programs and policies, as well as current housing landscape in New Orleans
- Demonstrate ongoing dedication to equity and cultural sensitivity
- Exhibit ability to learn and develop job skills
- Continually develop and strengthen community partnerships
- Clear and effective communication: oral and written
- Proven ability to distill and simplify large quantities of technical information
- Empathy and active, non-judgmental listening; friendliness and patience
- Ability to maintain high professional standards in challenging situations
- Adeptness at calmly diffusing conflicts, working as a team to solve problems, and thinking on your feet
- Ability to work respectfully with people of all backgrounds and education levels
- Possess a strong work ethic
- Capability to consistently meet deadlines and expectations
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Extensive experience with Google Suite, Microsoft Office; Familiarity with Salesforce
- Prior professional experience in non-profit direct services
Bilingual (Spanish or Vietnamese) preferred. Familiarity with New Orleans geography, social and demographic trends preferred. Bachelor’s Degree preferred but will consider applicants with comparable work experience.
Please note: This job description is not intended to be exhaustive. Employee may perform other role-related duties as determined 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 email@example.com. 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.