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

Mobility Mentor (Full Time)

Cambridge, MA

BACKGROUND: Families Moving Forward (FMF) is a new program at Just-A-Start Corporation (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 savings and participant incentives for reaching goals are part of the model.  JAS ...

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Mobility Mentor (Part Time)

Cambridge, MA

BACKGROUND: Families Moving Forward (FMF) is a new program at Just-A-Start Corporation (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 savings and participant incentives for reaching goals are part of the model ...

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Home Improvement Program Manager

Cambridge, MA

JAS is seeking a Program Manager to oversee and administer its Home Improvement Program.  This position is an opportunity to combine your human services and financial 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 assists homeowners in the planning, funding and completion of home rehabilitation and repair projects.   The Program Man ...

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Manager of Learning & Evaluation

Cambridge, MA

Just-A-Start Corporation (JAS) is seeking a Manager of Learning & Evaluation responsible for utilizing program evaluation to inform program planning and development throughout the Education and Training Programs. Ensure the use of data in program decision making to monitor and enhance the use of measurable outcomes that help the Education & Training department articulate its impact. Our programs include our Biomedical Careers Program, launched in 1992, a nine-mon ...

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