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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Academic Program Services Manager

Cambridge, MA

Opportunities like this don’t come along often.  You can make a difference working for Just A Start.  Job Summary The Academic Program Services Manager is responsible for providing all curriculum and coursework oversight to ensure excellence in outcomes and student performance in our innovative and growing Biomedical and Information Technology Careers Programs. Key Responsibilities Collaborate with partners ...

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Math and Science Teacher - YouthBuild

Cambridge, MA

Do you have experience working with youth and have a passion for alternative education? Do you value small class size and tutoring to build meaningful teacher-student relationships? If you’re interested in supporting young adults achieve their academic and career goals and developing a non-traditional, student-centered classroom that involves learners in curriculum and class decision, then this may be the job for you! In addition to a competitive salary, JAS offers excellent benefits, in ...

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Career Coach for WFD Training Program

Cambridge, MA

Career Coach for WFD Training Program Just-A-Start is looking for a part time Career Coach for the graduates of our Workforce Development Training Program.  Partnering with a local college, this program provides adults with the skills they need to access a career in the Biomedical or Information Technology industry. This is a temporary, 20 hour per week position lasting 4 – 6 months. Facilitate career readiness workshops Assist graduates in developing an ...

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Employer Engagement Director

Cambridge, MA

Build relationships with employers that are committed to hiring our IT and Biomedical graduates into entry level positions.  Move from placement of students to solid employer involvement.  Maximize visibility to increase awareness of our workforce development programs.  Focused on sustainability, build a diverse talent pipeline between employers and JAS graduates.  Success will be measured by achievement of employment opportunities and meeting placement goals.  Participate ...

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