Summary: Project Assistants work with Louvis planning and executing outreach efforts, researching sustainable design, and creating the program services component to formulate the project concept that we hope to replicate in communities throughout New Orleans. These positions help to extend the resources of Louvis Services to better meet our goals and offer opportunities to use current skills and develop new ones.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Project Assistant opportunities are available in the following areas:
Fundraising - Grant writing, researching, and identification of funding opportunities writing grants and completing applications
Community Outreach - Attend relevant community meetings and participate in roundtables and committees of community stakeholders
Administration - Schedule and attend meetings, note-taking, and prepare reports and presentations;
Research - sustainable design, edible landscaping program and participate in program design and planning, preparing presentations
Good listening skills and the ability to be non-judgmental
Ability to maintain relationships with collaborative partners and cultivates new ones.
Knowledge or interest in one or more of the following areas: homelessness, sustainability, community development, non-profits, affordable housing development, construction, marketing or communications, architecture
Able to be respectful and maintain confidentiality
Valid driver license, reliable car, and auto insurance.
Demonstrate solid written and verbal communication skills
Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented
Ability or interest in developing public speaking and presentation skills
Our mission is to spark hope, encourage innovation and find the best solutions to house and support people who are homeless.
Louvis Services is a nonprofit affordable housing developer. Our goal is to increase the number of affordable rental units in the community, initially to build housing for 10 homeless people in the Lower Ninth Ward community. We are planning to build the prototype/model of a tiny house duplex which we will replicate throughout the New Orleans area. The property that we selected is a vacant lot on a block with only three homes. Most of the other lots are vacant and/or blighted properties. It is our wish to build in areas that will immediately improve as a result of our rental homes.
This is a permanent supportive housing project where we combine affordable housing with flexible services that will help tenants establish healthy and stable lives. We are also planning an edible landscape program, offering tenants the opportunity to grow their own fruits and vegetables, promoting healthy eating as well as the possibility of increasing their income by selling at local farmers’ markets.