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.

Career Opportunities

BACKGROUND: Families Moving Forward (FMF) is a new program at JAS funded by the City of Cambridge’s Community Benefits Advisory Committee.  The goal of FMF is to empower 25 families to improve their financial and housing stability and health over a three year period.  The program will use a mobility mentoring model inspired by EMPath.  Matched ...
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 ...
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...