Youth Construction Supervisor - YouthBuild

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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 quality in a safe working environment where you will reinforce positive behaviors and identify problems and needs of the youths.  You will work closely with education, career, and case management staff to support progress and development of youth throughout all phases of the program.  This a full time position with a competitive salary and a generous benefit package.

Our requirements are: 

·         High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of three years construction or carpentry experience

          Ability to engage positively with young adults

·         Must be able to perform physical work on a daily basis.  (Medical physical examination required at point of job offer) 

·         Valid Driver’s License, safe driving record, and ability to drive program van

·         Must pass CORI and SORI

·         Bilingual Spanish highly valued


YouthBuild Just-A-Start AmeriCorps Program (YB JAS) is a comprehensive youth development program which has since 1994, provided over 600 young men and women, ages 17-24, who have dropped out of high school, with a second chance to earn a high school diploma or GED and transition into productive citizenship. Building on two national program models, YouthBuild and AmeriCorps, YB JAS engages youth in service to their communities while enabling them to develop their own academic, vocational, employability, leadership and life skills and to make a successful transition to employment, training and/or post-secondary education. Visit us at to learn more.

Location: Cambridge, MA
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