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 45 staff, including AmeriCorps members, part time, and full time employees as construction staff, ReStore staff, and office staff. We are committed to New Orleans and the fight against poverty housing, and a highlight of the experience is the opportunity to work alongside our partner families and see the tangible results of our efforts to change lives and communities.


Cover letter and resumes should be addressed to

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity Human Resources
2900 Elysian Fields Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70122

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

Email: resumes@habitat-nola.org

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity is 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

Administrative Assistant Builder/Carpenter Kenner Warehouse/Sales


Opportunities for Subcontractors

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Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant performs multiple functions to support the mission of NOAHH. This position manages incoming phone inquiries, greets and directs visitors, and sorts and distributes mail/packages. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for recording of rental payments, various mortgage services functions and finance correspondence. This position requires the ability to prioritize, multi-task and maintain confidentiality.

Job Type: Full-time

Essential Functions

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Greets clients, visitors, and guests; determines the purpose of each person’s visit and directs or escorts him or her to the appropriate location.
  • Answers, screens, and directs phone calls to staff; takes messages.
  • Receives mail, documents, packages, and courier deliveries and delivers or distributes items.
  • Accepts rental payments and records them in AppFolio; prints or emails receipt to tenant.
  • Responsible for ordering appraisals and getting property and flood insurance quotes.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate and complete digital and paper mortgage files.
  • Responsible for digital filing of annual property and flood insurance declaration pages.
  • Leads the preparation and facilitates the FTHB pre-closing trainings.
  • Leads the preparation of closing loan documents.
  • Answer calls from existing homeowners and assist them with getting their questions answered.
  • Assists CFO with finance correspondence, minutes and filing.
  • Prepares purchase requisitions for general office supplies.
  • 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 & Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize and effectively manage time.
  • High work standards and great attention to detail.
  • High school degree or equivalent
  • College or vocation technical school preferred
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Communication – Conveys information clearly and concisely, so that an employee can understand the nature of the problem and how it is resolved. Consistently communicates status and other needed information to each employee who has requested assistance.
  • Customer/Client Focus – Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the services offered by the position and department. Understands department-wide internal customer needs from this position. Addresses questions and support requests in a timely manner.
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • This position will not require travel.

This is a full-time 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 – Kenner

The Restore accepts donations of building materials, furniture and appliances and sells these items to the public at a discount from retail. Proceeds are used to support the mission of New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity to build, safe, decent affordable homes in partnership with our families, donors and volunteers. 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.

Job Type: Full-time

Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Other duties assigned. Flexibility with work days and work hours maybe required.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Warehouse or retail experience preferred.
  • Ability to work in a safe manner.
  • Ability to repeatedly lift and move 75 lbs or more during the loading, unloading and processing of donations.
  • Forklift experience preferred.
  • Current valid Louisiana driver’s license and meet and adhere to NOAHH’s driving/driver’s policy.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Positive attitude.
  • 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.
  • Retail merchandising experience desired.

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.