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

Staff Accountant

Cambridge, MA

Just-A-Start Corporation (JAS) is looking for a 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 by auditing documents Perform monthly bank reconciliation and general ledger duties. Manage the ...

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Director of Resource Development

Cambridge, MA

Just-A-Start Corporation (JAS) seeks a Director of Resource Development responsible for leading efforts to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of JAS, in addition to overseeing the organization’s marketing and communications activities. The new Director will join a productive Resource Development team, which has a strong fundraising track record and has been instrumental in raising JAS’s profile. With input and support from the Communications Manager, Annual Fund Manager and a ...

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Grant Writer (Part-Time)

Cambridge, MA

Just-A-Start Corporation (JAS) seeks a Grant Writer responsible for supporting JAS’s Resource Development philanthropy program through effective and timely development and implementation of grant applications and renewals.  The Grant Writer is responsible for increasing revenue from current and new foundation and corporate donors through research and proposal preparation and submission, as well as identification of new prospects. This is a part-time position, preferably three days/week...

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