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Join Our Team

AWARD-WINNING NONPROFIT

UNITY of Greater New Orleans, which leads community campaigns to end homelessness, is hiring people who are dedicated to social justice.  We are looking for dedicated team-members who have varied experiences: social workers (including clinical), lived homeless experience, and landlord relations.

For all positions, send an email to admin@unitygno.org listing the position title(s) you are applying for in the subject line. Please include a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position, your qualifications, and commitment to social justice.

Positions Available

  • Avodah Move-In Specialist
  • Contracts Manager
  • Finance Assistant
  • Family Assessment and Problem Solving Specialist
  • Housing Problem Solving Leader

Avodah Move-In Specialist through Avodah’s Jewish Service Corps. The Jewish Service Corps is an immersive service year program running September 2024 – August 2025 for emerging change makers ages 21-26. Program participants spend a year serving full-time at a non-profit while living and learning in a justice-oriented Jewish community. Corps Members work full-time at placement organizations like UNITY while engaging in innovative programming and living in communal, pluralistic housing. In addition to a year of professional and personal growth, Corps Members receive a monthly living stipend, health insurance, a travel allowance, and free housing. Unity is a partner of Avodah. If interested in this position, apply through the Avodah website at avodah.net/serve. Avodah is accepting applications on a rolling basis until all spots are filled so apply asap.

Contracts Manager will be part of a team that coordinates the work of partner agencies to improve the homeless system and ensure compliance with HUD and other funding sources. Responsibilities include reviewing documentation, analyzing program performance, project budgeting and analysis, and providing technical assistance to homeless service programs. Experience serving homeless, low-income, or special needs populations preferred. Required: Demonstrated commitment to social justice, excellent communication skills, ability to use Excel.

Finance Assistant to provide assistance to the Finance Director and the management team. Responsibilities include account payables, recording receivables, bank reconciliation, processing donations, compilation of reimbursement requests for funders. Assist with general office operations. Requires accuracy and attention to detail, comfortable with MS Excel and Outlook, good with math, ability to work with diverse people, familiarity with accounting systems a plus.

Assessment and Problem Solving Specialist will help the CoC establish a robust Housing Problem Solving Program that will be implemented at multiple locations in the CoC. The Specialist will provide direct services by engage constructively with people who are seeking emergency shelter by conducting “Housing Problem Solving” conversations to help participants to identify strengths and community resources to stabilize housing outside of the homeless response system as much as possible. Candidate will also work with partner agencies to implement the approach, innovate to continue to improve the process, and coordinate skills trainings. Must be able to work effectively with people who have experienced vulnerability, trauma, incarceration, substance use, compromised mental wellness or other conditions that have impacted housing stability. Self-starter who is interested in learning more about successful diversion methods and other interventions and innovations to end homelessness. Mediation experience is helpful.

Family Assessment and Problem Solving Specialist will engage constructively with families who are seeking emergency shelter by conducting “Housing Problem Solving” conversations to help families identify strengths and community resources to stabilize housing outside of the homeless response system as much as possible. The Specialist’s primary role is to answer the CoC Family Housing Crisis Line, conduct triage assessments, and referrals to shelter if no other alternatives can be identified. The position has a key role to help the CoC achieve our goal to make the homeless experience brief, rare, and non-recurring for families. Mediation experience is helpful.

Administrative and Communications Assistant to assist with communications campaigns and other administrative assistance for UNITY staff at the administrative office.

UNITY does not request any criminal background checks until after interviews are conducted. No job application submitted prior to an interview inquires into an applicant’s criminal history. If any position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are looking for other ways to get involved with our work, please contact us at (504) 483-9300 for volunteer opportunities. Volunteers have assisted with the warehouse donations that provide move-in kits for people obtaining houisng, assisting with the annual Point-In-Time count, and other activities.

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