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.

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Receptionist & Office Clerk (Part-Time)

Cambridge, MA

Are you looking for a part-time opportunity to maintain work-life balance?  This position is 20- 25 hours per week and could be the one for you Job Summary: The Receptionist/Office Clerk is primarily responsible for welcoming visitors, taking and redirecting phone calls and providing administrative support to the organization. Key Responsibilities Serve as front office receptionist, including answeri ...

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Summer Program Coordinator /Youth Enrichment Program

Cambridge, MA

Just-A-Start is looking for an energetic, passionate Program Coordinator for our Summer Youth Enrichment Program. The Summer Program is a paid work experience for teens in the city of Cambridge, which operates during July and August. This is a part time position for 28 hours per week. RESPONSIBILITIES: Bring a positive energy to the program, helping to create an enriching first employment opportunity for teenage participants. Coordinate and prepare for all program ...

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Youth Construction Supervisor - YouthBuild

Cambridge, MA

Support the mission of YouthBuild! Inspire and motivate young adults by teaching them to develop marketable skills while building self-esteem. Supervise and instruct a crew of 5-10 young adults in on-site housing construction and renovation projects.  In addition to hands-on skills training in painting, carpentry, power tools, and wallboard installation, you will teach and model the skills required to be successful in the workplace.  Projects are completed to a professional level of qual ...

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Summer Teacher

Cambridge, MA

Just-A-Start is seeking two energetic teachers for our Summer Youth Enrichment Program.  The Summer Program is a paid work experience/enrichment program which operates for 6 weeks in July and August. In this 28 hour a week position, you will be responsible for the student literacy program and career/finance curriculum. KEY JOB ACTIVITIES: Refine and implement student literacy program and career or finance curriculum ·         Plan and sup ...

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Summer Worksite Supervisor - Summer Youth Program

Cambridge, MA

Just-A-Start is looking to hire two Worksite Supervisors for our Summer Youth Enrichment Program to transport and supervise youth at various works sites and manage all aspects of community service work, including basic landscaping and painting projects.  The Summer Program is a paid work experience/enrichment program which operates during July and August. In this 28 hour per week position, you will teach employability skills such as teamwork, interpersonal skills, responsiveness to super ...

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Math and Science Teacher - Youth Programs

Cambridge, MA

Do you have experience working with youth and have a passion for alternative education? Do you value small class size and tutoring to build meaningful teacher-student relationships? If you’re interested in supporting young adults achieve their academic and career goals and developing a non-traditional, student-centered classroom that involves learners in curriculum and class decision, then this may be the full time job for you! In addition to a competitive salary, JAS offers excellent be ...

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Case Manager - Youth Programs

Cambridge, MA

Just A Start YouthBuild is seeking a dynamic Case Manager that is committed to working and building relationships with young people, ages 16-24, to ensure personal, academic, and career success. Knowledge of youth development, trauma-informed practice and a strengths-based approach are central to the role of the Case Manager position. RESPONSIBILITIES: •      Co-facilitate Leadership and Social Emotional Learning classes with Counseling Services Program Manager ...

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