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 50 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.

All new hires must provide proof of COVID vaccination or documentation supporting a medical or religious exemption.

Mortgage Accountant Handy Person Human Resources Driver Builder/Carpenter Home Repair Technician Warehouse/Sales ReStore Cashier Home Repair Coordinator ReStore Development VISTA Construction Crew Leader Disaster Recovery Outreach Coordinator Logistics Warehouse Crew Purchasing Specialist


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 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

Carpentry Adjunct Instructor

New Orleans Habitat and Fletcher Community College have teamed up for a special carpentry education program. This position is a part-time position with Fletcher Community College in Thibodeaux, LA, to provide instruction in basic carpentry skills, including use of tools and safety techniques. To apply for this position, click here.



Purchasing Specialist

This will be responsible for the day to day administration of the purchasing functions, including but not limited to creating purchase orders, collecting subcontractor and vendor pricing/estimates and monitoring budgets. It will also be responsible for all warehouses/construction yard, inventory for construction tools, materials, rental inventory.  As well as the Gift in Kind inventory.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare purchase orders and start packs, for but not limited to new construction, home repair, rental units, city or federal grants, and internal departments (all purchases need Purchase Orders)
  • Works with subcontractors to obtain bids/estimates for work done on properties
  • Assist with the federal procurement and procedures
  • Performs information transmittal to and from vendors and subcontractors
  • Place, schedule and follow up on orders to ensure accuracy and timely delivery
  • Resolve billing issues between company and vendors
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Maintain and organize warehouses, tools, and yards
  • Inventory control of warehouses, tools, and yards
  • Manage NOAHH vehicle fleet: to include but not limited to construction, rental’s and ReStore
  • Set up and Monitoring of all Utility Accounts
  • Assist with compliance with the certified payroll for grant funded reporting and purchasing
  • Assist with New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) reporting.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge and understanding the federal procurement guidelines
  • Knowledge of purchasing software
  • An understanding of construction methods and logistics, bids and plan take-offs
  • Knowledge and understanding of Blueprints
  • High School diploma or GED, college degree preferred
  • Sound judgement
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks. Performs tasks with care; is thorough. Makes few if any errors.
  • Communicates information clearly and concisely to ensure self, other team members and external customers can apply it to business actions and or decisions.
  • Cooperating effectively with others in order to achieve a shared goal, even when the object at stake is of no direct personal interest.
  • Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organization.
  • Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
  • Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables.
  • Performs work in a safe manner at all times.
  • High school degree or equivalent
  • College or vocation technical school preferred
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times. Some work is performed in a retail/warehouse environment and may require climbing ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling, and reaching in awkward and tiring positions
  • Some travel is required for this position to company and vendor locations.

ReStore Development VISTA AmeriCorps

The ReStore development VISTA member will create, document and implement plans for Habitat ReStore
operations. This will include the development of a marketing and outreach strategy, an enhanced volunteer program and Habitat ReStore business processes focused on online retail. It will also involve publicizing and promoting the store and evaluating the ways the store meets the needs of the low-income community while increasing funding for Habitat for Humanity. Each strategy will be well documented and evaluated to ensure sustainability beyond the year of service.

Objective One – Research

  • Research the Habitat ReStore practices, materials and resources currently in place to identify best practices and any additional needs the project requires. Document research and communicate findings to move forward with developing enhanced Habitat ReStore operations.
  • Research available volunteer management resources specific to the Habitat ReStore.
  • Research Habitat ReStore marketing plans focused on increasing community awareness of Habitat ReStore operations. Research promotion opportunities.
  • Research local businesses and community partners that would be ideal recurring donors or volunteers for the Habitat ReStore.
  • Research standard policies and procedures for operating a Habitat ReStore and assess areas of
    improvement.
  • Research funding opportunities that support volunteer engagement and store development.
  • Research eCommerce and online retail standard operating procedures.

Objective Two – Development

  • Based on the information gathered, develop and document enhanced ReStore programs that will address the needs of the host site.
  • Develop a ReStore-specific volunteer recruitment, orientation, training and recognition plan that increases the number of repeat volunteers serving in the Habitat ReStore. Create a Habitat ReStore volunteer directory database to capture volunteer data.
  • Develop marketing and outreach strategies and materials designed to increase visibility of the Habitat ReStore in the community. Develop a media directory database. Develop materials that are relevant to the various outlets within the media directory database.
  • Develop Habitat ReStore donor outreach plan to increase recurring donations. Create a Habitat ReStore donor directory database of local businesses and community partners that would be ideal donors.
  • Create new or updated Habitat ReStore procedures and recommend policies that are in line with standard ReStore operating procedures identified as best practices.
  • Develop a list of recommended enhancements to online retail program.

Objective Three – Implementation and Review

  • Implement the enhanced Habitat ReStore operations. Assist the host site in testing, evaluating and revising the various parts of the project as needed to ensure success.
  • Implement the volunteer recruitment, orientation, training and recognition plan specific to the Habitat ReStore that increases the number of repeat volunteers serving in the ReStore. Implement the use of the Habitat ReStore volunteer directory database to capture volunteer data.
    Implement marketing and outreach strategies and materials designed to increase visibility of the Habitat  ReStore in the community. Implement use of the media directory database, using it to distribute relevant materials to each outlet.
  • Implement Habitat ReStore donor outreach plan to increase recurring donations. Implement use of the ReStore donor directory database of local businesses and community partners that would be ideal donors.
  • In collaboration with Habitat ReStore staff, implement new Habitat ReStore procedures and policies. Gather feedback and make changes as needed.
  • Draft grant applications and track their progress using the current systems. Make recommendations for improvements to those systems as needed.
  • Activities listed here may include direct service for the purposes of observation, interviews of staff members and volunteers and implementation of systems and processes. While VISTA members cannot regularly perform direct service, the VISTA member may have the opportunity to engage in direct service activities no more than one time per month to help inform VISTA projects. VISTA members are not permitted to engage in direct service activities in the Restore such as stocking shelves, picking up and unloading donations or working the cash register, etc.

Objective Four – Sustainability

  • Ensure that the Habitat ReStore systems and projects developed are sustainable, continuing at the host site after the completion of the VISTA term, by documenting the plan and training staff and volunteers.
  • Develop a manual of resources and directions for maintaining the Habitat ReStore program, including volunteer recruitment and development, marketing and outreach, store policies and procedures and donor development.
  • Recruit and train volunteers and staff members on use of new systems and procedures to ensure there is a transition plan for ongoing maintenance of systems and support of the program.

Qualifications

  • AmeriCorps members must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.
  • AmeriCorps members must be at least 18 or older.
  • AmeriCorps members must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • AmeriCorps members may have recurring access to vulnerable populations and must satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria.
  • Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Experience working as a member of a team.
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
  • Current valid driver’s license, a clean driving record and reliable transportation
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.

Home Repair Coordinator

The Home Repair Program Coordinator supports the overall administration of the home repair program. This includes A Brush with Kindness (ABWK), Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and other home repair programs. This position will work directly with homeowners to determine their eligibility and assist them through application and approval process and track all jobs to closure. This position will assist the Home Repair Program Director and Field Manager and team leads with ensuring grant applications are submitted and tracked for home repair programs, track all applications progression, and maintain spreadsheets/charts for overall awareness. The position will support ordering materials, tracking purchase orders, ensuring supplies and materials are available for projects, assist in project scheduling and management. This role will interact with Home Repair Team Leaders, contractors, suppliers, homeowners, and local grants/fiscal managers.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for preparing application packages for grant submission and tracking through completion.
  • Responsible for the documentation and recordkeeping for each home repair project.
  • Responsible for monthly reporting.
  • Responsible for coordinating the home repair project schedules.
  • Responsible for materiel requisitions, tracking purchase orders, and following up with suppliers.
  • Ensure scope of work is complete and provided to Field Manager, or subcontractors.
  • Closely coordinate home repair projects with sub-contractors and/or company repair technicians.
  • Assist with home repair project management as needed.
  • Comply with all NOAHH policies and procedures.
  • Participates in meetings and committees as required
  • Maintain professional, positive, and courteous manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet company needs.

Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of supporting home repair, construction, or project management
  • 1-3 years of experience ordering supplies, materials, or conducting requisitions and purchase orders
  • College degree or vocation technical school preferred
  • Previous construction office support or office management experience preferred
  • License or other certification beneficial
  • Allowable Substitutions: Combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge and skills for the position may be considered in lieu of education and/or experience at the company’s discretion.
  • Working knowledge of residential construction including new, rehab and repair.
  • Working knowledge of construction materials and terminology.
  • Knowledgeable of protocols for addressing lead-based hazards on home sites preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software programs.
  • Working experience with excel, smartsheets or other construction management software tools.
  • Must be detail oriented, an independent worker with excellent problem solving, analytical, and organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task with a strong sense of meeting deadlines.
  • Good organizational, communication, and time management skills.
  • Must exercise strong customer service and diplomacy skills.

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.  Ability to adequately traverse a residential construction job site on occasion (i.e. climbing, lifting, carrying a minimum of 20 lbs. and other similar activities as required). Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle (pickup truck or similar). This is a full-time position of 40 hours of work and days are Monday through Friday. This is primary an office role supporting Home Repair Lead Technicians, and managing contractor deliverable schedules. This position requires 20% travel to local locations to confirm material delivery, confirm job sign-off, pick up applications from homeowners, and check on suppliers or subcontractors.


Mortgage, Asset and Project Accountant

The Mortgage, Asset and Project Accountant performs multiple duties related to the accounting and mortgage services functions of the finance department. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the organization’s mortgages including insurance repair escrow accounts. This role is responsible for maintaining the fixed asset files and the depreciation schedule. This position manages the invoicing for second mortgages and other accounts receivables. This role manages the project/grant codes and reporting. This position interacts with homeowners and other banking partners. This position has a basic understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and some knowledge of mortgages and escrow accounts.

Responsibilities

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Responsible for the monthly reconciliation, accurate recording and reconciliation of all mortgage accounts.
  • Responsible for recording, tracking and reconciling the escrow account by customer type.
  • Responsible for the set-up and management of Insurance Claim Repair accounts.
  • Responsible for the setup and maintenance of accurate digital files on mortgages, fixed assets, project/grant codes and other required financial records in compliance with records retention policy.
  • Responsible for managing the original mortgage file records.
  • Responsible for maintaining and recording the imputed interest, mortgage amortization and mortgage balances schedules.
  • Responsible for preparing second mortgage pay off statements for the Chief Financial Officer’s signing and monthly invoicing and collections of second mortgages.
  • Assists with resolving homeowners’ mortgage and escrow questions.
  • Responsible for maintaining the fixed assets codes/ schedule and calculating and recording of the monthly depreciation expenses.
  • Responsible for maintaining the project/grant codes and types.
  • Provides project reports as requested.
  • Assists Senior Accountant in compiling and preparation of financial data for grant reporting.
  • Serves as back-up for accounts payable and cash receipts.
  • Monthly responsibilities include assisting with entering journal entries and monthly closing entries.
  • Assist with the preparation of annual audit.
  • Comply with all NOAHH policies and procedures.
  • Participates in meetings and committees as required
  • Maintain professional, positive, and courteous manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet company needs.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • 3-5 years of experience in financial management; basic understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; knowledge of Sage Intacct preferred.
  • Understanding of mortgages and escrow accounting a plus
  • Allowable Substitutions: Combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge and skills for the position may be considered in lieu of education and/or experience at the company’s discretion.
  • Basic understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • A working knowledge of mortgage services and fixed assets.
  • The ability to perform complex clerical and accounting activities.
  • Must be detail oriented, an independent worker with excellent problem solving, analytical, and organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task with a strong sense of meeting deadlines.
  • Good organizational, communication, and time management skills.
  • Must exercise strong customer service and diplomacy skills.
  • High degree of professionalism, flexibility and initiative.
  • Intermediate-level knowledge of MS Office applications, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Committed to organizational mission.

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times. This is a full-time position of 40 hours of work and days are Monday through Friday. Limited travel to other company locations including Kenner Restore may be required.


Home Repair Handy Person

A Brush with Kindness is a program that tackles blight by providing painting, landscaping and minor repair services for homeowners in need. It helps low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes, reclaim their homes with pride and dignity. Volunteers will help homeowners with exterior painting, exterior handicap ramps and other accessibility needs, minor exterior repairs, yard cleanup & landscaping, and sidewalk repairs.

Responsibilities

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Assist with coordinating tools & material
  • Complete construction tasks
  • Represent NOAHH
  • Talk with homeowners
  • Assist with gathering information for scopes of work
  • Home repair experience
  • Power tool experience
  • Knowledge of materials, terminology
  • Volunteer management
  • Accountable, cooperative, flexible, committed to mission and advancement of skills
  • 85% on site or more

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Building
  • Problem solver
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable transportations, operate a NOAHH construction vehicle, if needed
  • Knowledge and safe use of power tools
  • Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks. Performs tasks with care;
  • Communicates information clearly and concisely to ensure self, other team members and external customers can apply it to business actions and or decisions.
  • Cooperating effectively with others in order to achieve a shared goal, even when the object at stake is of no direct personal interest.
  • Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organization.
  • Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
  • Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables.
  • Performs work in a safe manner at all times.
  • Position requires prolonged periods of physical work, standing, crawling, bending, and climbing. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times. Must be able to use a wide array of carpentry tools including machine operated.
  • This position requires travel to homesites throughout the Greater New Orleans area.

This is a full-time of position of 40 hours of work and days are Monday through Friday.


Director of Human Resources

The Director of Human Resources oversees all aspects of human resources practices and processes, including employee relations, performance management, diversity & inclusion, recruiting, retention, learning & development, and HR administration (benefits, payroll, policies). This position will embody and promote NOAHH core values and shape a positive, inclusive and performance-oriented culture. The Director of Human Resources will lead the development and execution of human resources initiatives critical to NOAHH’s growth and success, including policies and procedures ensuring legal compliance. This position supervises the Administrative Assistant. The Director of Human Resources is part of the management team and participates in weekly management meetings, the strategic planning and budgeting processes.

Responsibilities

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Director to understand and implement the organization’s goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting and talent retention.
  • Develop and implement targeted recruitment strategies to ensure a robust and diverse applicant pool for all openings.
  • Manage the hiring process to ensure consistency across departments. Ensures supervisors are engaging with applicants in conformance with legal requirements particularly EEO guidelines and diversity and inclusion goals.
  • Provide on-boarding services and agency orientation to all new staff members and ensure department and/or program level orientations are standardized, effective and relay the values of NOAHH.
  • Train, coach, and support managers to navigate evaluation, training, promotion, discipline, termination, and other HR issues. Collaborate with managers to update job descriptions across the agency and implement a system for regular review and revision to descriptions.
  • Directs the development, maintenance, and monitoring of the Performance Evaluation System (PES) system based on established criteria. Works with management to ensure that performance standards are defined in such a way as to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of operations and organization culture.
  • Attempts to negotiate resolution of problems outside of the formal grievance process. Ensures that allegations of misconduct are appropriately documented. Consults with agency legal counsel to address issues that may involve complicated legal ramifications.
  • Develop internal staff trainings and identify relevant available external trainings that ensure continued progression of staff members and that improve the overall organization.
  • Evaluate and update benefits plan.
  • Research salary scales to standardized salary ranges across the organization and relative to peer organizations and make recommendations to the Executive Director.
  • Working with the ED and CAO, negotiate benefits plan renewals to balance quality coverage with expenses for the organization and employees.
  • Serves as the HR administrator within the payroll software, including time and attendance, PTO, digital files and payroll approval.
  • Supervise, motivate and lead the Administrative Assistant role.
  • Provides advice and consultation to employees regarding benefit plan options, portability issues, and other insurance matters relative to enrollments, changes in coverage, cancellations, payments, etc.
  • Serve as the staff lead for all 401(k) administration responsibilities (in coordination with our third-party administrator).
  • Understand, interpret, and share relevant laws related to personnel management and ensure all HR processes and actions comply with these laws.
  • Issues and continuously updates employee handbook or other communication tools designed to inform employees of organizations operations and policies.
  • Directs the preparation of the budget for the human resource office.
  • Directs the physical maintenance of all personnel records and actions.
  • Participates in long range manpower and strategic planning for the agency.
  • Comply with all NOAHH policies and procedures.
  • Participates in meetings and committees as required.
  • Maintain professional, positive and courteous manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet company needs.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field required.
  • At least five (5) years of human resource management experience required.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP highly preferred.
  • Experience with Paychex is a plus.
  • Allowable Substitutions: Combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge and skills for the position may be considered in lieu of education and/or experience at the company’s discretion.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and mediation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills coupled with a sense of urgency, and an attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven track record of meeting deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and its employees.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related and employee benefit laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office skills.
  • Proficiency with the organizations HRIS and talent management systems.
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • This position requires some travel to other company locations including Kenner and various home construction field sites.

This is a full-time position of 40 hours of work and days are Monday through Friday


Driver & Material Donations Representative

The driver will drive an 8’-26’ truck in the New Orleans Area to pick-up donated building material, furniture and appliances. The driver is responsible for the handling of donated goods from the point of donation through delivery to the ReStore’s receiving/processing area. The driver is responsible for professionally interfacing with our business and residential donors.

Responsibilities

  • Safely drive an 8’-26’ box truck and/or a small flatbed truck to pick up donations.
  • Interface with donors, customers and volunteers in an efficient, professional and friendly manner.
  • Effectively communicate with appropriate staff about timing of delivery of donations, type and size of donations, and interaction with donors.
  • Manage the polite refusal of donations, as needed.
  • Organize the tools in the truck (dollies, straps); keep the truck clean and safe.
  • Schedule and meet with logistics coordinator to review the day’s plan and anticipated donations.
  • Assist customers with loading material, as needed.
  • Assist in the processing of donated items within the store, as needed.
  • Explain to donors, customers and volunteers New Orleans Habitat for Humanity’s mission and how the New Orleans ReStore supports it.
  • Coordinate large groups of workers/volunteers to process large donations.
  • Perform one-person pickups as needed.
  • Comply with all NOAHH policies and procedures.
  • Participates in meetings and committees as required.
  • Maintain professional, positive, and courteous manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet company needs.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Experienced driver.
  • Warehouse or retail experience preferred.
  • Current valid Louisiana driver’s license and meet and adhere to NOAHH’s driving/driver’s policy.
  • Combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge and skills for the position may be considered in lieu of education and/or experience at the company’s discretion.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good organizational, communication, and time management skills.
  • Must exercise strong customer service and diplomacy skills.
  • High degree of professionalism, flexibility and initiative.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to a variety of work situations and interruptions.
  • Forklift experience preferred.
  • Ability to perform work in a safe manner while moving, loading, and unloading, material.

Home Repair Technician

Essential Functions

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Be on time, all the time
  • Manage volunteers as necessary
  • Work cooperatively with all NOAHH personnel, volunteers and subcontractors
  • Coordinate all necessary tools and materials for a project
  • Complete construction and repair tasks to the homeowners and manager’s satisfaction
  • Communicate regularly with manager regarding progress and challenges
  • Represent NOAHH: Be polite and respectful to homeowners and volunteers
  • Talk with homeowners regularly about job progress and any homeowner concerns
  • Assist with gathering information for scopes of work and associated materials requirements
  • Accompany program manager on assessments, as necessary
  • Use all power tools in an appropriate, competent and safe manner
  • Use all hand tools in an appropriate, competent and safe manner
  • Maintain a safe and clean job site
  • Typically spend about 80% of your time on a job site
  • Typically spend about 20% of your time in the office
  • Attend all scheduled meetings
  • Document progress, challenges and costs associated with each project during office time

Skills & Qualifications

  • Accountable, flexible and committed to the Habitat mission and values
  • Knowledgeable of how a home is constructed and repaired
  • Knowledgeable of construction materials and terminology
  • Knowledgeable of protocols for addressing lead-based hazards on home sites
  • Committed to learning and the subsequent advancement of existing skills
  • Committed to teaching others and advancing their skills
  • Competent in the safe and appropriate use of power tools and hand tools
  • Be thorough and diligent when attending to repair details and pursue a quality finish
  • Valid Louisiana driver’s license
  • Possess reliable transportation with registration, insurance and brake tag
  • Operate a NOAHH construction vehicle, if needed
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism
  • Promotes cooperation and commitment within the team to achieve shared goals
  • Will routinely promote and follow all NOAHH COVID-19 safety protocols at all locations
  • 4-5 years’ home repair or equivalent relevant experience
  • High school diploma or GED
  • License or other certification beneficial
  • This position requires travel to home sites throughout the Greater New Orleans area.

Competencies

  • Analysis and Problem Solving – Examines data to grasp issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems. Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.
  • Attention to Detail – Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks.
  • Customer Focus – Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the position and department.
  • Planning/Organizing – The ability to determine goals and priorities and to assess the actions, time and resources needed to achieve those goals.
  • Project Management – Structures and directs others’ work on projects or programs.

Physical Demands

Position requires prolonged periods of physical work, standing, crawling, bending, and climbing. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times. Must be able to use a wide array of carpentry tools including machine operated.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time of position of 40 hours of work and days are Monday through Friday.


Builder/Carpenter

The Builder/Carpenter supports the construction of affordable homes for New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH). This position is responsible for building residential units from foundation to finish, including but not limited to stick framing walls, installing trusses and roof decking, installing windows and doors, Hardie siding, decks, insulation, painting, and interior door, trim, and floors. This position participates in the actual work being performed and works with other staff and volunteers.
Job Type: Full-time

Essential Functions

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Describe the key duties and responsibilities of the position below:
  • Responsible for safely performing all construction tasks necessary to complete a residential structure upholding extensive energy efficiency standards while maintaining a safe work site
  • Responsible for safe operations and maintenance of tools, equipment, and materials.
  • Assists in ensuring that works of AmeriCorps and volunteers is performed correctly and safely.
  • Assists in ensuring that all safety policies and procedures are followed at all times.
  • Assists in maintaining a clean and safe worksite at all times.
  • Participates in safety and technical trainings as required.
  • Comply with all NOAHH policies and procedures.
  • Participates in meetings and committees as required
  • Maintain professional, positive, and courteous manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet company needs.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Or combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge and skills
    for the position may be considered in lieu of education and/or experience at the company’s discretion.
  • Technical knowledge of residential construction including new, rehab and repair.
  • Technical knowledge of maintaining and working safely with power and hand tools.
  • Technical knowledge of construction materials and terminology.
  • Ability to read residential blueprints.
  • Must be detail oriented, an independent worker with excellent problem solving, analytical, and organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task with a strong sense of meeting deadlines.
  • Good organizational, communication, and time management skills.
  • Must exercise strong customer service and diplomacy skills.
  • High degree of professionalism, flexibility, and initiative.

Warehouse and Sales Associate – Full Time

Summary: The Warehouse and Sales Associate will unload, process, price, and sell donated building material, furniture and appliances. The Warehouse and Sales Associate is responsible for professionally interfacing with our business and residential donors, volunteers, and customers.

Responsibilities

  • Interface with donors, customers and volunteers in an efficient, professional and friendly manner.
  • Safely move, load, and unload, material.
  • Provide donation receipts.
  • Manage the polite refusal of donations, as needed.
  • Organize the ReStore and dock area as needed to keep it clean, safe, and appealing to customers.
  • Assist customers with sales and loading material, as needed.
  • Assist in the processing of donated items within the store, as needed.
  • Maintain good working relationships with co-workers.
  • Efficiently manage volunteers in support of our work.
  • Explain to donors, customers and volunteers New Orleans Habitat for Humanity’s mission and how the New Orleans ReStore supports it.
  • Coordinate large groups of workers/volunteers to process large donations.
  • Other duties assigned. Flexibility with workdays and work hours may be required.

Qualifications

  • Warehouse or retail experience preferred.
  • Forklift experience preferred.
  • Current valid Louisiana driver’s license and meet and adhere to NOAHH’s driving/driver’s policy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of construction, carpentry, and home repair.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to a variety of work situations and interruptions.
  • Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks. Performs tasks with care; is thorough. Makes few if any errors.
  • Communicates information clearly and concisely to ensure self, other team members and external customers can apply it to business actions and or decisions.
  • Cooperating effectively with others in order to achieve a shared goal, even when the object at stake is of no direct personal interest.
  • Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organization.
  • Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
  • Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables.
  • Performs work in a safe manner at all times.
  • Work is performed in a retail/warehouse environment and may require climbing ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling, and reaching in awkward and tiring positions. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Successful completion of on-the-job training.
  • Retail merchandising experience preferred.
  • Work is also performed in a retail/warehouse environment and may require climbing ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling, and reaching in awkward and tiring positions. Ability to repeatedly lift and move 75 lbs. or more during the loading, unloading and processing of donations.

Competencies

  • Accountability – Holds self and others accountable for measurable high quality, timely, and cost- effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Demonstrates commitment, resilience, and ownership.
  • Achievement Orientation – Enjoys working hard; is action-oriented and full of energy for the things they see as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.
  • Adaptability – The ability to remain fully functional by positively adapting to changing circumstances with the environment, people, procedures, strategy, etc. Holds on to the objective but is able to change their approach, view or behavior. Does not fixate on a particular approach or argument to attain a goal. Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
  • Analysis and Problem Solving – Examines data to grasp issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems. Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.
  • Creativity and Innovation – Develops fresh ideas that provide solutions to all types of workplace challenges. Identifies, collects, and organizes data for analysis and decision-making.
  • Operating Equipment – Uses tools, machines, and vehicles to transport goods or people, or to create work products.

Long-term Disaster Recovery Outreach Coordinator AmeriCorps

Tentative start – Summer 2022 or open until filled

For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset. AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.

Responsibilities

The Community Outreach Coordinator plays a critical role in strengthening relationships through planning, coordination and implementation of projects in partnership with the community. These relationships with community residents, local organizations, elected officials and stakeholders will help you identify areas where Habitat for Humanity’s housing and community development solutions can intersect with identified needs and aspirations.

  • Build relationships and partnerships with community residents, local organizations, elected officials and community stakeholders.
  • Identify community improvement projects and implement them from planning through completion.
  • Engage volunteers from local community to support local improvement projects.
  • Coordinate and document the implementation of Habitat’s housing and community development solution in partnership with the community.
  • This position will focus on brand management, disaster risk, reduction, response, home construction home repair, neighborhood revitalization, research, monitoring, and/or evaluation, virtual / digital systems and platforms and volunteer services aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation.
  • Experience working as a member of a team.
  • Knowledge of community development practices.
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.

Logistics, Supplies and Warehouse Crew Member AmeriCorps

Tentative start – Summer 2022 or open until filled

For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset. AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.

Responsibilities

The AmeriCorps member serving in this position will help New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) build homes for and with those in need. They will maintain our warehouse of tools, donated materials and supplies, delivering these to build sites so that homes can be ready for move-in on schedule. Their service will help the construction process go more quickly and smoothly. This member will lead small groups volunteering in the warehouse and may build alongside volunteers and homeowners on the construction site from time to time.

  • Maintain warehouse inventory and keep the warehouse space clean and organized.
  • Receive deliveries from suppliers/vendors.
  • With construction teams’ assistance, load, and unload items at the build site.
  • Prepare groups of items to be picked up from the warehouse by construction staff.
  • Lead small groups of volunteers and facilitate safe and positive experiences for everyone working at the warehouse.
  • Maintain warehouse safety by adhering to safety policies, modeling best practices and guidelines, volunteer instruction and site monitoring.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED. Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation
  • Experience working as a member of a team.
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.

Americorps Direct Construction Crew Leader

Tentative start – Summer 2022 or open until filled

For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset. AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.

Responsibilities

The construction crew leader plays an integral part in building and repairing homes. Lead groups of skills and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families in construction activities while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment, thus, developing and enhancing your volunteer management and construction skills. Typically serve Tuesday – Saturday on the build site.

Assist with all aspects of hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping.

Projects may include new construction, rehabilitation, critical home repair and weatherization projects.

Lead small groups of volunteers and facilitate safe and positive experiences for everyone working on site.

Maintain site safety by adhering to Habitat construction safety policies, modeling best practices and guidelines, volunteer education and site monitoring.

This position will focus on disaster risk, reduction, response, home construction, home repair, and neighborhood revitalization aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation
  • Experience working as a member of a team.
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.

Opportunities for Subcontractors

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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.