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

Project Associate (AmeriCorps)

Cambridge, MA

Just-A-Start Corporation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Project Associate.  The candidate will ideally begin service as soon as possible and serve a minimum of 1700 hours though the end of his/her/their term on July 31, 2020. The exact start and end date is confirmed by the Member Agreement of Participation. The individual selected to serve is not considered to be an employee of Just-A-Start or LISC. ORGAN ...

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Chemistry Instructor (part-time/contract position)

Cambridge, MA

Just-A-Start Corporation (JAS) is seeking a Chemistry Instructor to work 12-15 hours a week responsible for teaching college-level chemistry curriculum and biotechnology lab curriculum to our Biomedical Careers Program training participants.  Our Biomedical Careers Program, launched in 1992, a nine-month program that prepares local, low-to- moderate-income adults for careers in biotechnology, life science, and medical research industries and supplies local employers with work-ready ...

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Home Improvement Loan Program Manager

Cambridge, MA

Just-A-Start (JAS) is seeking a Program Manager to oversee and administer its Home Improvement Program.  This position is an opportunity to combine your loan financing and human services skills to assist eligible Cambridge homeowners to make necessary repairs so they can remain in their homes by providing low-interest loans, technical assistance and access to grants.  The program is funded by the City of Cambridge with Dept. of Housing & Urban Development funds.  The program ...

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