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.

Open Positions

Construction Supervisor - YouthBuild

Cambridge, MA

Support the mission of YouthBuild! Inspire and motivate young adults by teaching them to develop marketable skills while building self-esteem. Supervise and instruct a crew of 5-10 young adults in on-site housing construction and renovation projects.  In addition to hands-on skills training in painting, carpentry, power tools, and wallboard installation, you will teach and model the skills required to be successful in the workplace.  Projects are completed to a professional lev ...

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Math / Science Instructor - Youth Programs

Cambridge, MA

Program Description                                                                                                               Just-A-Start YouthBuild engages youth, ages 16-24, who better their communi ...

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Director of Education and Training

Cambridge, MA

THE OPPORTUNITY Just-A-Start Corporation (JAS) is seeking a Director of Training and Education to provide operational and strategic leadership for the Education and Training Division, which includes education, training, and human service programs for youth and adults with an annual operating budget of over $2M and approximately 25 employees.  JAS works to ensure that individuals of all ages and circumstances, whether in or out of high school, going ...

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