Just A Start believes that access to stable housing and sustainable careers are the essential building blocks of equitable communities. For more than 50 years, we have focused on meeting the fundamental needs of individuals and families who have been systemically denied opportunities to realize their full potential. Our programs include affordable housing, education and job training, and comprehensive support services, spanning Cambridge and beyond. We have developed and currently maintain 600 affordable apartments. To keep community members housed, we also offer financial and technical assistance to prevent evictions, and support low- and moderate-income homeowners. Finally, we prepare individuals of all ages and circumstances with the skills and knowledge they need to secure fulfilling careers, leveraging their talents to achieve economic mobility and strengthen the region’s workforce.

Just A Start 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.

Career Opportunities

Just A Start Corporation (Just A Start) is looking for a Project Manager, or a Senior Project Manager, to join our Real Estate team. Just A Start is a Cambridge (MA) based community development corporation (CDC) dedicated to promoting equity by creating access to stable housing and building pathways to economic opportunity. We build and preserve affordable housing, offer education and workforce…
Overview The Director of Finance and Administration is a member of the executive leadership team and has overall responsibility for Just A Start’s finances and financial strategy, in addition to oversight responsibilities related to information technology, human resources and other operational functions. Working as a collaborative leader, the Director of F&A is responsible for overseeing…
OVERVIEW The Program Operations Manager (POM) plays a crucial cross-departmental role in operationalizing program excellence, equity, outcomes, and success across the entire YouthBuild team. The POM will work closely with YouthBuild leadership to deliver seamless integration across YouthBuild Academics, Construction, Case Management and Counseling, Career Development, Impact and Evaluation…
Just A Start is looking for a Senior Staff Accountant to provide general fiscal support for the organization and ensure that solid financial information is maintained and available for management. KEY JOB ACTIVITIES: · Prepare asset, liability and capital account entries, reconcile ledger accounts, and prepare accounting schedules. · Substantiate financial transactions in…