Employment Opportunities

Cover letter and resumes should be addressed to:

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity Human Resources
P.O. Box 15052, New Orleans, LA 70175


Email: resumes@habitat-nola.org
Please be sure to reference the job title in your reply.

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace.

JOB TITLE: Site Leader
DEPARTMENT: Construction
TYPE: Full Time/ non-exempt
DATE: June 27, 2014
DESCRIPTION: 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. 
POSITION OVERVIEW: 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.

Core responsibilities include
  • Supervise and perform all activities for new construction sites.
  • Supervise and perform all activities to rehab of homes from minor repairs to complete rehabs, as well as exterior critical home repairs.
  • 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.
  • 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 and skills:
  • 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.
Physical requirements necessary to perform this job:
  • 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).

TO APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter to resumes@habitat-nola.org.

  • Pay range $12-19 hourly (based on experience and qualifications)
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off (vacation/sick/holiday)
  • 401k

JOB TITLE: Various AmeriCorps Positions
TYPE: AmeriCorps
DATE: April 7, 2014
DESCRIPTION: New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity is now recruiting for 16 AmeriCorps members in the following positions:

  • Construction (12, National Directs)
  • Family Services (1, National Direct)
  • Communications (1, VISTA)
  • Development (1, VISTA)
  • Blight Reduction Associate (1, VISTA)

POSITION OVERVIEW: The positions will have the following responsibilities:

  • Construction: National Direct members work directly onsite helping to provide affordable and decent housing to families in Orleans Parish. Members in this position will lead volunteers daily, while learning and applying construction skills. Projects will include new construction, home repairs, and rehabs.
  • Family Services: This National Direct member will support the efforts of the Outreach Coordinator to recruit partner families to the first time homebuyer’s program. This member will also be a part of the management and outreach for our A Brush With Kindness and Critical Home Repair programs.
  • Communications: This VISTA member will develop ways to market our mission and special events throughout the year. This member will assist the communications, development and marketing departments.
  • Development: This VISTA member will assist in projects with the Development Department, focusing on neighborhood revitalization, fundraising and community partnerships.
  • Blight Reduction Associate: This VISTA member is responsible for continuing the work that has been done to track blight across our target neighborhoods and works directly with many partners in the city.

QUALIFICATIONS: New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity seeks individuals who are motivated and passionate about affordable housing, neighborhood revitalizations, and helping low income families in New Orleans.

TO APPLY: Please email Avery, the AmeriCorps Host Site Manager at averys@habitat-nola.org to apply. Please include your cover letter, resume and 3 references. In your cover letter, please explain why you are interested in:  the AmeriCorps program, specific position, living in New Orleans.

SALARY: Stipend provided through the AmeriCorps program.