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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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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Human Resources Manager - Part Time

Cambridge, MA

In this new position, develop and implement programs and ideas to help improve the employee experience and promote employee engagement in our small agency of under 50 people.  Provide support to management, oversee employee benefits administration and create or enhance HR infrastructure.  This is a part time position of approximately 10 hours per week.  Identifies training needs and schedules training sessions for staff and managers. Handles employee relations ...

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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. This is a 10 – 15 hour per week position with an hourly rate of $70.  Classroom Component  Teach Che ...

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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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