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 Community Engagement Human Resources Driver Builder/Carpenter Home Repair Technician Warehouse/Sales ReStore Cashier Family Services Director Home Repair Coordinator Event Coordinator


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

Event Management Coordinator

The Event Management Coordinator is a detail-oriented, coordinating all aspects of sponsored events, from planning, organizing, coordinating, and managing/executing. The coordinator will support fundraising efforts, coordinate with other departments, motivate staff and volunteers, while promoting and exceeding donor expectations. This role will plan, organize, and track all aspects of sponsored events in accordance with financial and time restraints for NOAHH sponsors/donors.

Similar roles: Hotel sales coordinator

Responsibilities

  • Perform research to gain a deep understanding of each event’s different requirements and details.
  • Plan, organize and track events in accordance with financial and time restraints.
  • Research, propose, and secure possible venues for events based on budget, geography, accessibility, aesthetic appeal, and availability, and maintain relationships with venues.
  • Contract for services from vendors, including caterers, housing, cultural events, photography, etc.
  • Prepare briefing materials with final details for Chief Advancement Officer and Executive Director.
  • Develop event plans to ensure quality standards are met.
  • Travel to event locations to provide on-site support and management, working with advancement staff and senior leadership.
  • Determine benchmarks for success before each event, evaluate their effectiveness after the event, and incorporate improvements in future planning.
  • Maintain master event files and documentation to aid in planning and executing future events.
  • Plan, schedule, and organize event agendas/calendars at events.
  • Meet with sponsors/donors and coordinate with them regularly, as needed.
  • Handle, coordinate, and oversee all event operations.
  • Carefully supervise event preparation activities.
  • Offer solutions to resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the complex needs of various events.
  • Create and present reports.
  • Comply with all NOAHH policies and procedures.
  • Participates in meetings and committees as required.
  • Maintain a professional, positive, and courteous manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet company needs.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in management, public relations, event management, or similar relevant field required.
  • 2-3 years’ event experience preferred with a portfolio of successful events.
  • Working knowledge of volunteer management software preferred.
  • A 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.
  • Must be detail-oriented, an independent worker with excellent problem solving, analytical, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task with a strong sense of meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work respectfully with people of all backgrounds and education levels
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Highly proficient with Google Suite, Microsoft Office
  • Ability to promote cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables.

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.


Director of Family Services

The Director of Family Services will direct and oversee the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity’s Community Programs, including the First-Time Homebuyer Program, Incubator Rental Program and other new ones that may be established. This position is responsible for leading the Family Services team. The Director of Family Services is part of the management team and participates in the strategic planning and budgeting processes.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development, implementation and quality of existing programs to meet organizational goals.
  • Manage all aspects of First Time Homebuyer Program including outreach & recruitment, application process, program requirements, policies and procedures, and relationship management.
  • Provide all oversight of Incubator Program — develop and refine policies & procedures
  • Serves as chairperson of Family Selection Committee and oversees Family Selection process, policies & procedures, and compliance.
  • Recruit, motivate and lead a high performing family services team.
  • Responsible for the development and administration of the departmental budget.
  • Develop and implement new programs as needed.
  • Develop and refine outreach collateral and all paperwork for applicants and partner families.
  • Responsible for providing accurate and timely program reports.
  • Foster a success-oriented and accountable environment. Look for strategic cross-functional synergies.
  • Share best practices with affordable housing community; participate in advocacy and policy-making efforts; build NOAHH’s presence as a thought leader in the affordable housing space
  • Maintain deep knowledge of current programs and policies, as well as current housing landscape in New Orleans
  • Demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • 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

  • 4-year college degree
  • 2-3 years working in Social Services
  • Director level experience preferred
  • 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 supervisory and leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate the organizations mission and vision.
  • Familiarity with New Orleans geography, social and demographic trends
  • Communicates information clearly and concisely to ensure self, other team members and external customers can apply it to business actions and or decisions.
  • 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 including maintaining confidentiality.
  • Adaptive to rapidly changing environment and willing to take initiative.
  • 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.

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. This position requires some travel to other company locations including Kenner and various home construction field sites.


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 – Part 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.

PT Cashier-Kenner and New Orleans

Summary: The ReStore Cashier is responsible for maintaining positive impressions with the customers, donors and team members in the ReStore. This position will process sales transactions, accept payments, calculate and return change depending on payment method, answer customer questions about products and reconcile cash drawers and sales receipts.

Responsibilities

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:
  • Provided a positive customer experience with fair, friendly and courteous service
  • Itemizes and totals purchases by recording prices, departments, taxable and nontaxable items; operating a cash register.
  • Enters price changes by referring to price sheets and special sale bulletins.
  • Discounts purchases by redeeming coupons.
  • Collects payments by accepting cash, check, or charge payments from customers; making change for cash customers.
  • Verifies credit acceptance by reviewing and recording driver’s license number; operating credit card authorization system.
  • Balances cash drawer by counting cash at beginning and end of work shift.
  • Provides pricing information by answering questions.
  • Maintains checkout operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment.
  • 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.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Successful completion of on-the-job training.

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.

Qualifications

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to operate available equipment, such as cash registers, calculators, or scanners.
  • Basic mathematical skills, as needed to make change and give refunds.
  • Knowledge of furniture, appliances, and building materials preferred.
  • Must have basic computer knowledge.
  • Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables.
  • Performs work in a safe manner at all times.
  • Prolonged periods standing and working on cash register or related equipment. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times. May need to work weekends, and holidays on a rotating basis. Ability to perform repetitive movements over long periods of time. Work may require climbing ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling, and reaching in awkward and tiring positions.

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.
  • 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.
  • Problem Solving – Resolves difficult or complicated challenges. Shows insight into the root-causes of problems.
  • Generates a range of solutions and courses of action with benefits, costs, and risks associated with each.

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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.