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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Counseling Service Program Manager – Youth Programs

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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Program Manager – Biomedical Careers Program

Cambridge, MA

In this workforce development role, provide day-to-day management of staff (including teachers) and oversee this innovative and successful program.  Drive program development and build partnerships and relationships with potential employers. ●     Oversee the recruitment of candidates for program participation including screening and selection ●     Advise on identification of program needs for proposals, grants and private fundraising ●     Participate in program budget pr ...

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Biology Teacher - Biomedical Careers Program

Cambridge, MA

DESCRIPTION Just-A-Start is seeking a Biology Teacher for its long-standing Biomedical Careers Program based in Cambridge, MA. Teach college level biotechnology curriculum to participants during their academic year which runs from January through August. If you have strong lab skills especially as related to biotechnology and enjoy working with students of diverse academic backgrounds, then this could be the part-time position you've been looking for. KEY JOB ACTIVITIE ...

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Chemistry Teacher - Biomedical Careers Program

Cambridge, MA

DESCRIPTION Teach college level biotechnology curriculum to participants during their academic year which runs from January through August. If you have strong lab skills especially as related to biotechnology and enjoy working with students of diverse academic backgrounds, then this could be the part-time position you've been looking for.  Classroom Component  Teach Chemistry course focused on general, organic, and biochemistry topics relevant to student ...

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Career Coach, Workforce Development Programs

Cambridge, MA

Just-A-Start is seeking a Career Coach for our long standing Biomedical Careers Program and our new IT Careers Program based in Cambridge, MA.  In this rewarding position, you will prepare program participants for a career in the biotech and IT industries. In addition to a competitive salary, JAS offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, PTO, 12 paid holidays and 401k with 3% employer contribution. Key Job Activities: Develop and nurture relationships wi ...

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