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!

Email: resumes@habitat-nola.org

For those applying for the Executive Director position, please email EDSearch@habitat-nola.org.

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 Employment

Executive Director Case Manager Kenner ReStore Positions Construction Site Supervisor


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.

Competitive Bid

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity is accepting sealed bids for four single homes, addresses listed below.

  1. 4522 Louisa
  2. 4526 Mark Twain
  3. 4551 Montegut
  4. 4611 Metropolitan

Bids will be received at 2900 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122 until 11:00 AM on Monday, November 26, 2018. All received sealed bids will be publicly opened and read at 1:00 PM on that date.

All bids shall be submitted in the form of a letter paper sized sealed manila envelope with the project name and the responding firms name clearly marked on the front of the package. The bid must include a response to all proposed work items below, as well as a price for the entire scope of work.  Also to be include in the packet: Louisiana Contractor License, Insurance, Final Lien Releases (for all material, labor or sub-contractors) and workmen’s Comp paperwork.

The proposed construction includes: Is to build 4 single homes from site work to Certificate of Occupancy furnishing all labor, material, supervisions, inspections, permits, and any other documents.  The houses will need to meet Energy Star Ratings.  Each home should take less than 90 day to build.

Funding for this project is from Orleans Housing Investment Program (O-HIP) and all rules and regulations regarding these funds will apply. Plans, Specifications, and Bid Request forms may be picked up from the office at 2900 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122.

All labor used in the construction of this project shall be paid a wage no less than the prevailing hourly rate of wages of work of a similar character in the City of New Orleans as established by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (Federal Wage Rate), or state wage rate, whichever is higher.

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into, pursuant to this advertisement, businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, ancestry, or national origin in consideration for an award.

All bidders must be in good standing with the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors and carry the requisite licenses and insurances to complete the proposed work.  Additionally, bidders must not be federally debarred.

“Respondents selected from this solicitation may be contracted to perform similar work on additional construction projects funded by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.”

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

The DBE Goal for this project is 35%.

DBE-certified and non-DBE contractors

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 ellenr@habitat-nola.org for an application package.


Executive Director

The Board of Directors of New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) is seeking an Executive Director with proven, dynamic leadership, vision and passion to sustain and build on the high-quality programs currently offered by the organization. This position requires the ability to provide strategic direction, act as a visionary team leader, impact fundraising and serve as a key community leader. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record in big picture, strategic leadership, effecting revenue through innovative programming and ten years of experience in the fiscal management and operation of a large organization.

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the ED has primary management and leadership responsibilities for all operations of NOAHH, including financial viability, planning, budgeting and resource management, daily operations, strategic initiatives, and Board relations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

• Advises the Board on all strategic business development and key agency planning issues, while making recommendations on major business decisions.
• Develop, recommend and monitor performance of organizational programs and services and take corrective action where necessary.
• Establish and ensure adherence to the agency’s fiscal programming, budgeting and accountability with regular reporting monthly to the Board of Directors.
• Act as primary spokesperson for the organization and work closely with the Advancement Department to develop and maintain relationships with funding
sources, supporters and donors, including government units or other agencies which provide affordable housing or services to those in need.
• In collaboration with Director of Operations and Director of Construction, oversee the construction of 20-30 single family homes per year and oversight of 75 affordable housing rental units.
• Oversee the ReStore Director with responsibility for two retail outlets selling donated household goods. Assist with marketing and development of the new Kenner ReStore.
• Lead and motivate a staff of 35, including direct supervision of Operations, Human Resources, ReStore retail operations, Finance and Fundraising departments.
• Anticipate and identify emerging community needs and issues with respect to NOAHH’s missionandendeavors, and recommend responses and actions.
• Develop and implement internal policies and practices to cultivate and support a strong and productive workplace.

About New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity

NOAHH’s mission is to eliminate substandard housing in New Orleans, empowering families to transform their lives as they work in partnership with sponsors and volunteers to build decent, safe, and affordable homes.

Since its founding in 1983, the affiliate has helped over 610 families purchase homes, made repairs to over 125 and gutted over 2400 homes after Katrina. NOAHH is perhaps best known for developing the Musician’s Village, a neighborhood of 77 single family homes and 5 elder-friendly doubles.

NOAHH’s programming encompasses its First Time Homebuyer program, A Brush With Kindness, its home repair program, and the Habitat ReStore that sells donated building
materials and gently used furnishings, lighting and appliances. NOAHH also maintains an active rental portfolio, renting to families that need stable housing
ahead of applying for home ownership and working with other nonprofits to provide transitional and supportive housing.

Competencies and Desired Traits

The ED is a results-oriented leader, committed to all NOAHH stakeholders (donors, Board Members, staff, community partners and volunteers) and the mission of eliminating substandard housing for families in the New Orleans area.

The ED must be a decisive, tenacious, forward-thinking, and optimistic leader committed to achieving objectives regardless of shifts in direction, priorities and/or work schedules and to maintaining productivity even in the midst of competing priorities. With a track record of seeing solutions in unexpected opportunities, this individual will possess the ability to forecast long-range outcomes and develop suitable business strategies. Comfortable with delegating appropriate levels of responsibility and authority to staff, the Executive Director will be equally adept at leading by example and engendering trust, demonstrating integrity and successfully interfacing with a wide range of people for diverse backgrounds.

Education and Experience

• Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, in business management, nonprofit management or a complimentary field with a post-graduate degree a plus.
• Ten+ years of relevant experience. Preferably for a non-profit organization.
• Candidates must also demonstrate quantifiable success in fundraising with a proven track record in donor stewardship or in business development in an organization (nonprofit or for-profit).
• Candidates must possess strong strategic planning, staff development, communications, public speaking and financial management skills.
• Knowledge of home construction industry preferred, including home mortgages and lending activities preferred.
• Experience with federal, state and local grants preferred.
• Experience working with a Board of Directors preferred.
• Must be able to pass a criminal and sex offender background check.

Compensation and Benefits

NOAHH offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience.

Applications and Inquiries

Interested applicants should provide a letter of interest, resume outlining demonstrable accomplishments and 4-5 references to EDSearch@habitat-nola.org.


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: resumes@habitat-nola.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.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Qualifications

  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 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).

Status

  • Fulltime/ non-exempt
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off (vacation/sick/holiday)
  • 401k   

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.