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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Employer Engagement Manager

Cambridge, MA

Generate revenue through partnerships with employers that result in program development, internships, and a substantial number of employer relationships as well as job opportunities for our students. Increase visibility of JAS programs and strengthen corporate relationships that are mutually beneficial to students and results in active and engaged employers. Participate and facilitate Advisory Board meetings Organize job fairs and employer engagement events < ...

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Academic Program Services Manager

Cambridge, MA

Provide all curriculum and coursework oversight to ensure excellence in outcomes and student performance in our innovative and growing Biomedical and IT Careers Programs Collaborate with partners to review curriculum and assure alignment to industry needs and post-secondary education requirements Develop curriculum and teach career readiness and business communication classes Recruit, evaluate and supervise teachers Maintain relationshi ...

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Director, Job Training Programs

Cambridge, MA

Provide day-to-day management of our innovative and growing Biomedical and IT Careers Programs.  Get started by implementing and refining the Just A Start workforce development strategy for Education and Training programs to increase student access to career and post-secondary education opportunities. Oversee outreach, recruitment and selection of candidates as well as the job development and placement process Ensure training is aligned with industry need and assess in ...

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Biology Teacher - Biomedical Careers Program

Cambridge, MA

Teach college level biotech curriculum to participants during their academic year from January through August. If you have strong lab skills especially as related to biotech and enjoy working with students of diverse academic backgrounds, then this could be the part-time position you've been looking for.  Work within an established curriculum to teach Biology lecture and co-teach lab Help enhance lab component Prepare materials and equipment for lab e ...

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Chemistry Teacher - Biomedical Careers Program

Cambridge, MA

DESCRIPTION Teach college level biotechnology curriculum to participants during their academic year which runs from January through August. If you have strong lab skills especially as related to biotechnology and enjoy working with students of diverse academic backgrounds, then this could be the part-time position you've been looking for.  Classroom Component  Teach Chemistry course focused on general, organic, and biochemistry topics relevant to student ...

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