Just-A-Start is a community development corporation dedicated to building the housing security and economic stability of low- to moderate-income people in Cambridge and nearby communities. Through innovative, comprehensive and integrated programs, Just-A-Start provides and preserves affordable housing, offers education and workforce training for youth and adults, and builds community engagement.

JAS strongly believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity, and does not permit unlawful discrimination against its employees or applicants because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship status, veteran status or military obligations or any other legally protected characteristics under applicable state or federal laws. We believe that diversity of employees at all levels makes us a stronger agency that can make a more meaningful contribution to our communities, and we strive to succeed in this regard.

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Summer Teacher

Cambridge, MA

Just-A-Start is seeking two energetic teachers for our Summer Youth Enrichment Program. The Summer Program is a paid work experience/enrichment program which operates for 6 weeks in July and August. In this 30 hour a week position, you will be responsible for the student literacy program or career/finance curriculum. This job goes from June 25th through August 17th. KEY JOB ACTIVITIES: • Refine and imple ...

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Summer Worksite Supervisor/Driver

Cambridge, MA

Just-A-Start is looking to hire two Worksite Supervisors for our Summer Youth Enrichment Program to transport and supervise youth at various works sites and manage all aspects of community service work, including basic landscaping and painting projects. The Summer Program is a paid work experience/enrichment program which operates during July and August. You will teach employability skills such as teamwork, interpersonal skills, responsiveness to supervision and positive work habits and ...

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Senior Case Manager – YouthBuild

Cambridge, MA

Manage the development and implementation of comprehensive support services to ensure all participants have access to on-site and off-site supports. Provide case management counseling services around mental and physical health treatment, housing, substance use treatment, and ensuring that all participants are enrolled to receive state benefits if eligible. Create and develop program policies and systems, facilitate trainings for staff and students, oversee, modify and facilitate life skills cu ...

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Job Developer - Youth Programs

Cambridge, MA

What you will do: Identify and create job opportunities for in and out of school youth program participants by aligning skills and employer expectations. Develop and maintain quality employer relationships that lead to employment pipelines and career pathways.  Develop and monitor job shadowing and internship opportunities.  Provide ongoing placement retention services and support to both the employer and youth for one year post-graduation. Develop and maintai ...

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Construction Site Manager –Youth Training Program

Cambridge, MA

Oversee, manage and implement all construction training activities. Provide pre-apprenticeship level training to all participants and provide hands on supervision and training in performance of on-site housing construction/renovation work. A unique opportunity to utilize your construction expertise and make a difference in the lives of young adults in our YouthBuild program.  Supervise Construction Crew Supervisors Develop and maintain a program calendar and ident ...

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IT Teacher - Cisco - Part Time

Cambridge, MA

Just-A-Start is looking for a part time instructor for our new IT Training Program.  Partnering with a local college, this eight month program, provides adults with the skills they need to access a career in the high-tech industry.  The IT Instructor will  teach networking concepts and technologies, introducing students to various network devices with hands-on exploration of protocols and concepts using Cisco Networking Academy resources. 5 hours/week for 14 weeks. $3400 per co ...

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IT Instructor for IT Training Program - Part Time

Cambridge, MA

Just-A-Start is looking for a part time instructor for our new IT Training Program.  Partnering with a local college, this eight month program, which consists of two cohorts per year (Spring/Summer and Fall/Spring semesters) provides adults with the skills they need to access a career in the high-tech industry.  The IT instructor is responsible for teaching Windows Operating System and Applications/Concepts courses to approximately 15 students, using curriculum that aligns to BHCC Hardwa ...

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