5 Jobs Hiring in New Orleans Right Now
The city is (slowly) cooling off into fall, and though the leaves may not be changing, there’s certainly opportunities to change your career path. We’ve rounded up several fantastic organizations hiring in New Orleans, and we wanted to pass them along to you.
1. Vice President & Executive Director, City Year New Orleans
Be the leader of one of the most impactful programs in the city. City Year helps students and schools succeed. Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools in high-need communities to help meet the holistic needs of all students. Started in 2005 after Katrina, the program now boosts 50 Americorps members serving at six schools in New Orleans. Through their work, 88% of math students increased their test scores 80% of students tutored in literacy increased their test scores 87% of teachers said the AmeriCorps members improved the overall focus of students and order in the classroom.
The Vice President & Executive Director is responsible for leading and managing site staff and AmeriCorps members to ensure operational success and growth by generating resources and building support from the public and private sectors. This executive serves as a vital link between the local New Orleans market, the City Year Central Region, and the City Year national office. Site supervision includes the functional areas of: revenue, service impact and school partnerships, development, management and retention of corps and staff, and site board development and relations.
2. Grant Writer, The Emerge Center
The mission of the Emerge Center is to empower children with autism and individuals with communication challenges to achieve independence through innovative and family-centered therapies. Emerge seeks a part-time grant writer to pursue funding opportunities from private foundations and government entities. The ideal candidate would be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week and would be compensated by the hour, with the rate dependent on skills and experience. The grant writer would be considered a contract employee and would report to the leader of Emerge’s Development Team.
3. Data Analyst, The Data Center
We wouldn’t know as much as we do about New Orleans without the Data Center. Both Allison Plyer and Lamar Gardere are towering figures in their field, and The Data Center is the most trusted resource for data about Southeast Louisiana. Founded in 1997, we are fully independent and we are experts at bringing data together from multiple sources. In doing so, we are uniquely able to step beyond the limits of analyzing data from just one perspective and take a 360–degree look at issues that matter most to our region from the government, business, nonprofit, and community perspective. In these ways, the Data Center realizes its mission to build prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable communities by making informed decisions possible.
The Data Analyst is key member of the team. The key function of the Data Analyst is to ensure the accurate, appropriate, and timely gathering, processing, and preparation of data from a variety of sources. This is achieved through rigorous adherence to standards of research and collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team to analyze, visualize, and present data for publication and dissemination to a broad base of constituents. To all you data fanatics, don’t miss this one.
4. Major Gift Officer, National World War II Museum
The National World War II Museum remains one of New Orleans’ culture treasures and a top destination for tourists and locals alike.The Museum is in a capital campaign to raise funds for a multi-phased expansion project with a $400m goal. Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, The National WWII Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories, taking visitors inside the story of the war that changed the world. Beyond the galleries, the Museum’s online collections, virtual field trips, webinars, educational travel programs, and renowned International Conference on World War II offer patrons new ways to connect to history and honor the generation that sacrificed so much to secure our freedom.The National WWII Museum seeks a Major Gifts Officer experienced both in capital campaigns and in smaller exhibition and educational projects associated with museums or other cultural institutions.
The Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for securing five-to-seven-figure gifts from individuals for the duration of the Capital Campaign in support of the expansion project and for the endowment campaign. This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement and will be part of a highly professional fundraising team with regional prospect assignments, operating from a centrally managed base in New Orleans.
5. Event & Sales Manager, The Drifter Hotel
The Drifter’s is the city’s new hot spot. Between impromptu fashion shows and disco pool parties, it’s safe to say this position would involve some fabulous work-play balance. Not too mention, can you turn away from a position at an organization that bills itself as, “exist[ing] as an action & reaction to our culture to harbor the contemporary traveler and the disruptive innovator”? We think not.
The Events & Sales Manager will be responsible for the hotel’s events, programming, venue sales, group sales, and event marketing. The focus is to continually create incredible “on-brand” experiences at the hotel, drive F&B sales, venue sales, and create special events. This individual will understand all operations of the hotel, including F&B, event staffing, guest services, and reservations. The Sales Manager will participate in active sales solicitation; uphold policies and selling techniques with emphasis on maximizing occupancy and average daily rate (ADR) and network through active participation in community and professional associations, activities and events. The Sales Manager will work some evenings and will be responsible for closing the venue at least once a week. The Sales Manager reports to the Assistant General Manager.
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