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.

DBE-certified and non-DBE contractors

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc. (NOAHH) will be accepting quotes for the construction of the first five homes out of 48 total in the Lower 9th Ward. The scopes of work include but are 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 summit quotes.

All RTQ’s are due by 4:00 pm on January 3rd, 2017, at 2900 Elysian Fields Ave NOLA 70122.

Please contact Cheryl Przygocki at cherylhp@habitat-nola.org for an application package.


Purchasing Specialist

Position Overview:

The Purchasing Specialist will be responsible for the day-to-day management of purchasing functions, including but not limited to: creating purchase orders, collecting subcontractor and vendor pricing/estimates, and monitoring budgets for large non-profit builder.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares purchase orders in Timberline Sage software
  • Works with subcontractors to obtain bids/estimates for work done on NOAHH-owned properties
  • Performs information transmittal to and from vendors and subcontractors
  • Works with Real Estate and Planning Specialist as well as construction staff for 30+ home builds per year
  • Maintain inventory, deliveries and logistics of 2,000 foot building material warehouse
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Ability to work independently
  • Sound judgement
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Timberline software or construction materials a MUST
  • An understanding of construction methods and logistics, bids, and plan take-offs is a must
  • Ability to read structural and architectural plans preferred

Salary commensurate with experience.


Habitat Maintenance Worker

Position Overview:
The job of General Maintenance Worker was established for the purpose/s of providing maintenance services as needed and/or assigned, assisting in a wide variety of maintenance activities, addressing immediate operational and/or safety concerns, assisting skilled trades, and ensuring that tools and materials are maintained in good working order and are available at job site when needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs a wide variety of general and semi-skilled maintenance activities (e.g. carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc.) in office locations, the Elysian Fields ReStore, and Habitat’s approximately 40 rental houses.
  • Performs a wide variety of general and semi-skilled maintenance activities (e.g. carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc.) in the Kenner ReStore and Habitat houses planned for construction in 2017.
  • Prepares written materials (e.g. repair status, activity logs, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and/or conveying information.
  • Repairs building system components for the purpose of ensuring safe office working conditions.
  • Responds to emergency situations during and after hours for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.
  • Transports a variety of tools, equipment and supplies for the purposes of ensuring the availability of materials required at job sites.
  • Maintains tools and equipment for the purpose of ensuring availability and safe operation.
  • Assist skilled maintenance workers with projects (e.g. transporting and/or securing materials, completing specific tasks, etc.) for the purpose of completing projects in a safe, efficient manner.
  • Other responsibilities include working under limited supervision following standardized practices and methods, providing information and/or advising others and operating within a defined budget.

Job Requirements

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.
  • Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include, but are not limited to, operating equipment used in skilled trades, power and hand tools, etc., adhering to safety practices, handling hazardous materials, planning and managing projects, ability to understand and present information to others, and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions.
  • Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include, but are not limited to, adapting to changing work priorities, developing effective working relationships, displaying mechanical aptitude, working under time constraints, and complying with OSHA/TOSHA regulations.

Qualifications

  • Ability to read, write, and perform basic arithmetic calculations, able to easily lift 50lbs or more, four years of experience in the performance of semi-skilled building maintenance duties, preferably including some supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 


ReStore Director

NOAHH’s work in the community is supported by proceeds from the Habitat ReStore on Elysian Fields Avenue. Our ReStore accepts donations of new and gently used furniture, building materials, appliances, cabinets, lighting, plumbing, flooring, hardware, interior décor and more. Open to the public, ReStore sells these items at significant discounts, providing an opportunity for everyone to save their hard-earned money and complete their home improvement and do-it-yourself projects affordably.

Following a few years of exceptional growth, NOAHH’s ReStore operation is expanding! We aim to open a second ReStore location around late summer/early fall 2017.

Position Overview

The ReStore Director will be responsible for the overall direction and management of New Orleans’ Habitat ReStores: supervising store managers and their teams in day-to-day operations, developing strategic relationships – with major donors and others – that benefit the ReStore and working to maximize the ReStore’s positive financial impact to the affiliate.

For the next 12-16 months, the ReStore Director will be focused primarily on the second ReStore venture: contributing to store layout and design, hiring and training new staff, recruiting volunteers, preparing and marketing for a Grand Opening, developing and implementing coordinated donations and sales systems, and building a culture of consistent excellence and service that reflects NOAHH’s values.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee opening of 2nd ReStore and provide leadership for both stores
  • Maintain safe workplaces for all staff, volunteers and customers
  • Develop an annual budget in conjunction with the Director of Operations, and meet budgetary goals, including gross sales and net revenue
  • Supervise and support the ReStore Managers and their teams in the following processes: staff scheduling, donation pickups and intake, pricing, material handling, volunteer management, customer service, merchandising, sales growth, etc.
  • Supervise and support the Donations Manager in the following processes: donor prospect identification, solicitation, scheduling, acquisition, acknowledgment, relationship management, outreach strategy, capacity building, etc.
  • Accurately track and report financial information to Finance department
  • Work with the Advancement Department to develop marketing strategies tailored to both donors and customers – especially leading up to the new ReStore’s Grand Opening – including social media, email newsletters and other promotional strategies
  • Work with the Volunteer Department to recruit volunteers, emphasizing local volunteer retention and the development of a core volunteer program
  • Liaise with Habitat for Humanity International when appropriate to capitalize on Supplemental ReStore Merchandise (SRM) or other ReStore development opportunities
  • Plan and host events with local partners to increase awareness of opportunities to donate and shop at the ReStore
  • Provide training and professional development opportunities for ReStore staff
  • Track key operational and growth metrics, using them to make ongoing improvements
  • Support the NOAHH mission and collaborate on other affiliate initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years management experience or with increasing levels of responsibility, preferably in retail or nonprofit settings
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Motivation to solve problems creatively and as a part of a team
  • Ability to lift and move 50lbs
  • Knowledge of construction/home repair or point-of-sale systems a plus
  • Specific Habitat ReStore experience a plus

Construction Systems Team Member Position

This Americorps Vista member will support the Director of Construction to develop and implement systems and processes that will enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the construction department. This person will be challenged to research and put into practice procedures in the following key areas: warehouse and tool inventory management, team development, construction management software and green building practices

General Requirements

  • Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Experience working as a member of a team
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Ability to sit at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Comfortable making regular visits to construction sites

 

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.