Career Opportunities

West End House is a mission-driven organization committed to inspiring and enabling young people from all backgrounds to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. West End House staff identify as passionate and innovative youth development professionals. They view their work as more than just a job. They are driven by equity and inclusion to build meaningful relationships with young people. Each staff member lends a valuable set of talents and expertise that supports youth and the entire organization each day. Professional development opportunities are created and made available to ensure that all staff members are continuously challenged and growing in their roles.

West End House offers a generous benefits package for full-time staff members that includes competitive salary; paid vacation, holiday, and sick days; health and dental coverage; life, short-term and long-term disability insurance; voluntary 403b participation; and a pension contribution upon eligibility.

Teen Service Coordinator

Welcome Center and Administration Coordinator

Development Associate – Corporate and Foundation Relations

Director of Sports and Fitness

High school students seeking part-time employment opportunities in our Peer Leader Program can apply here. Please submit your completed application to our Career Development and Employment Specialist Carleen Colin. If you have additional questions, please feel free to email ccolin@westendhouse.org.


TEEN SERVICE COORDINATOR

West End House staff identify as passionate and innovative youth development professionals. They view their work as more than just a job. They are driven by equity and inclusion to build meaningful relationships with young people.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Teen Services Coordinator is responsible for creating fun, engaging, and impactful experiences for teens at the West End House. The ideal candidate will have the strong desire and ability to connect with teens and motivate them to be engaged in academic, leadership, and recreational programs. They will also be responsible implementing a wide variety interest based programs that help to recruit and retain teens in our daily program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure the delivery of key academic, leadership, and recreational programs for members age 13 to 18, including events and field trips.
  • Establish meaningful relationships with teens and provide guidance for their academic progress and leadership development.
  • Work in collaboration with the Director of Academic Success to collect report cards, create targeted study groups and to manage student interventions
  • Plan and execute High School Exploration Programming for 8th grade students to guide them through high school selection
  • Organize and execute Khan Academy SAT preparation program
  • Build and promote a culture of community and fun in the High School Lounge.
  • Track teen attendance to ensure consistent enrollment in daily programs; Create recruitment and retention plans as needed.

 GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

  • Strength Based Relationship Building – West End House uses a strength based approach to build relationships that endure and contribute to positive outcomes for our young people. Staff focus on the assets of our young people, rather than the deficits, to support continuous growth;
  • Innovation – West End House prides itself on creating and offering innovative and responsive programs. Staff members are expected to think outside the box, proactively problem solve, and be courageous in their daily work;
  • Curiosity –West End House staff are enthusiastic to learn. They participate in personal and professional opportunities designed to challenge and expand to their knowledge base. They are encouraged to seek out learning experiences and actively participate in their own development;
  • Data Informed– Assessing our impact is critical to insuring the best outcomes for our program participants.  Our staff is expected to use data to inform current program content and future program development, ensuring our offerings meet the needs AND interest of our young people;
  • Healthy Environment– Teaching our members the importance of living an active, healthy lifestyle is a priority. As such, our staff is expected to model healthy behavior while working with our young people;

CHARACTERISTICS

  • “Hands-On” mentality – candidate must work directly with kids and families.
  • Relentless and proactively reaches out to youth, can see a youth succeeding even when the youth cannot see it her/himself
  • Strong group facilitation skills balancing youth needs and interests.
  • Ability to relate to culturally diverse group of youth as an instructor and mentor.
  • Thrives in a collaborative and fast-paced environment; works hours as program and youth needs arise
  • Witty with a fun sense of humor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years’ experience in youth development; preferably in multicultural environment
  • Ability to work comfortably with a hands on approach, in study groups, workshops, or enrichment activities, with a diverse group of teens
  • Experience with teen recruitment and retention
  • Experience with innovative methods to contact and develop relationships with youth
  • Strong classroom management and program facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of youth development
  • Experience working in multicultural environments, bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a strong plus.
  • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license preferred.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Our comprehensive benefits are designed to enhance all aspects of our employees’ lives: physical health, financial security, general well-being and professional development. Our package for full-time staff members that includes competitive salary; paid vacation, holiday, and sick days; health and dental coverage; life, short-term and long-term disability insurance; voluntary 403b participation; and a pension contribution upon eligibility.

The West End House Boys & Girls Club (WEH) is an independent Boys and Girls Club in the City of Boston that has been transforming the lives of immigrant and urban youth since its founding in 1906. Our mission is to inspire and enable young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to realize their potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Located in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, the WEH operates six days a week in its 43,000 square foot facility and has a $3.6 M annual budget. Twenty eight full-time staff deliver a broad scope of programming for 1,500 members between the ages of 7 and 20 in four core areas: leadership and life skills; academic support and college preparation; sports, fitness and nutrition; and visual and performing arts.

West End House  is an equal -opportunity employer and encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

CANDIDATES SHOULD EMAIL A LETTER OF INTEREST AND RESUME TO:
Elle Davis, Director of Academic Support, e.sdavis@westendhouse.org

WELCOME CENTER AND ADMINISTRATION COORDINATOR

West End House staff identify as passionate and innovative youth development professionals. They view their work as more than just a job. They are driven by equity and inclusion to build meaningful relationships with young people.

POSITION SUMMARY
The West End House seeks an eager, detail-oriented, individual with strong interpersonal and organizational skills to serve as the full-time Welcome Center and Administration Coordinator. As the primary staff for our fast paced front desk area, this individual will provide patient and attentive customer service for our youth and families while executing policy and safety procedures. For the remaining half of their time, they will provide bookkeeping and HR support, complete bi-weekly payroll, and perform various office management tasks.

Welcome Center (50%)

  • Safeguard lobby area by cheerfully and politely greeting each person, determining the purpose of their visit and directing them appropriately.
  • Greet members by name in a friendly manner.
  • Communicate accurate information regarding membership and program offerings by staying abreast of program information, special events and schedules.
  • Receive and direct all incoming calls.
  • Resolve concerns of youth and parents in a professional and courteous manner
  • Ensure integrity of security procedures.
  • Work with staff, volunteers, and members to grow our team spirit and family atmosphere

 Administration (50%)

  • Support Finance Manager with bookkeeping tasks, including AR/AP, credit card statements, bank deposits, account reconciliation, QuickBooks entry, tax preparation etc.
  • Process human resources tasks such as benefit enrollment, reporting, maintaining personnel records, and payroll processing.
  • Perform office management tasks such as inventory control, ordering supplies, and organization of common areas.
  • File and digitize organizational documents as needed
  • Receive and process membership applications

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

  • Strength Based Relationship Building – The WEH uses a strength based approach to build relationships that endure and contribute to positive outcomes for our young people. Staff focus on the assets of our young people, rather than the deficits, to support continuous growth;
  • Innovation – WEH prides itself on creating and offering innovative and responsive programs. Staff members are expected to think outside the box, proactively problem solve, and be courageous in their daily work;
  • Curiosity –WEH staff are enthusiastic to learn. They participate in personal and professional opportunities designed to challenge and expand to their knowledge base. They are encouraged to seek out learning experiences and actively participate in their own development;
  • Data Informed– Assessing our impact is critical to insuring the best outcomes for our program participants.  Our staff is expected to use data to inform current program content and future program development, ensuring our offerings meet the needs AND interest of our young people;
  • Healthy Environment– Teaching our members the importance of living an active, healthy lifestyle is a priority. As such, our staff is expected to model healthy behavior while working with our young people;

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Able to relate to culturally diverse group of youth
  • Courteous, positive attitude focused on problem solving
  • Manage and execute multiple projects at one time.
  • attention to detail and a passion for accuracy
  • Ability to take directions well
  • Witty with a fun sense of humor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma required; college degree preferred
  • 2-4 years customer service or administrative experience
  • Experience working in multicultural environments, proficiency in another language a strong plus.
  • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license preferred.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary range is $35,000 – $40,000 depending on experience. Our comprehensive benefits are designed to enhance all aspects of our employees’ lives: physical health, financial security, general well-being and professional development. Our package for full-time staff members that includes competitive salary; paid vacation, holiday, and sick days; health and dental coverage; life, short-term and long-term disability insurance; voluntary 403b participation; and a pension contribution upon eligibility.

The West End House Boys & Girls Club (WEH) is an independent Boys and Girls Club in the City of Boston that has been transforming the lives of immigrant and urban youth since its founding in 1906. Our mission is to inspire and enable young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to realize their potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Located in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, the WEH operates six days a week in its 43,000 square foot facility and has a $3.6 M annual budget. Twenty eight full-time staff deliver a broad scope of programming for 1,500 members between the ages of 7 and 20 in four core areas: leadership and life skills; academic support and college preparation; sports, fitness and nutrition; and visual and performing arts.

The West End House Girls & Boys Club is an equal -opportunity employer and encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please send letter of interest and resume to Jenny Nute, Chief Impact Officer, jnute@westendhouse.org

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE – CORPORATE & FOUNDATION RELATIONS

West End House staff identify as passionate and innovative youth development professionals. They view their work as more than just a job. They are driven by equity and inclusion to build meaningful relationships with young people.

POSITION SUMMARY
West End House seeks a detail-oriented individual with exceptional writing skills to serve as the full-time Development Associate – Corporate and Foundation Relations. This individual will report to the Chief Development Officer and work closely with the development team. The Development Associate will be responsible for all grants and reports (~100 per year) as well as content creation for other communications (newsletter, etc.) in addition to developing and executing on strategies to engage corporations and foundations closely with our work.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Grant Writing

  • Work closely and collaboratively with program staff to ensure alignment of goals, objectives and evaluation outcomes for all grant proposals and reports;
  • Draft compelling proposals, letters, and reports for up to 100 funders + prospects annually;
  • Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations;
  • Stay informed on latest data, trends, and news that strengthens our case for support and positions West End House as a leader in our field.

Grants Management

  • Maintain grants calendar, track and meet all deadlines and organize task schedule;
  • Track proposal progress using fundraising database;
  • Perform ongoing prospect research/outreach to identify and solicit new grant prospects.

Institutional Giving Strategy

  • Cultivate and steward corporate and foundation donors and prospects;
  • Develop, test, and implement strategies to increase giving from corporate and foundation donors annually;
  • Work with the development team to implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy.

Communications

  • Draft inspiring stories for newsletter, website, and other communications and marketing materials as needed;
  • Interview youth, alumni, staff, board members, volunteers, and other external key stakeholders to greatly enhance marketing and communications materials.

 GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

  • Strength Based Relationship Building – West End House uses a strength based approach to build relationships that endure and contribute to positive outcomes for our young people. Staff focus on the assets of our young people, rather than the deficits, to support continuous growth;
  • Innovation – West End House prides itself on creating and offering innovative and responsive programs. Staff members are expected to think outside the box, proactively problem solve, and be courageous in their daily work;
  • Curiosity –West End House staff are enthusiastic to learn. They participate in personal and professional opportunities designed to challenge and expand to their knowledge base. They are encouraged to seek out learning experiences and actively participate in their own development;
  • Data Informed– Assessing our impact is critical to insuring the best outcomes for our program participants.  Our staff is expected to use data to inform current program content and future program development, ensuring our offerings meet the needs AND interest of our young people;
  • Healthy Environment– Teaching our members the importance of living an active, healthy lifestyle is a priority. As such, our staff is expected to model healthy behavior while working with our young people;

CHARACTERISTICS

  • “Hands-On” mentality – candidate must work directly with kids and families.
  • Relentless and proactively reaches out to youth, can see a youth succeeding even when the youth cannot see it her/himself
  • Strong group facilitation skills balancing youth needs and interests.
  • Ability to relate to culturally diverse group of youth as an instructor and mentor.
  • Thrives in a collaborative and fast-paced environment; works hours as program and youth needs arise
  • Witty with a fun sense of humor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Deep appreciation for organization’s mission for youth development.
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and oral) and storytelling ability.
  • Extreme attention to detail and a passion for accuracy with the ability to achieve results.
  • Deadline driven.
  • Superior organizational skills.
  • Ability to successfully manage and execute multiple projects at one time.
  • Ability to take feedback well.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management, volunteers, and donors in a professional manner.
  • Self-starter who has the ability to work both independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of experience in related field, with preference for past grant writing experience.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary: $45,000-$48,000 depending on experience; our comprehensive benefits are designed to enhance all aspects of our employees’ lives: physical health, financial security, general well-being and professional development. Our package for full-time staff members that includes competitive salary; paid vacation, holiday, and sick days; health and dental coverage; life, short-term and long-term disability insurance; voluntary 403b participation; and a pension contribution upon eligibility.

The West End House Boys & Girls Club (WEH) is an independent Boys and Girls Club in the City of Boston that has been transforming the lives of immigrant and urban youth since its founding in 1906. Our mission is to inspire and enable young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to realize their potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Located in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, the WEH operates six days a week in its 43,000 square foot facility and has a $3.6 M annual budget. Twenty eight full-time staff deliver a broad scope of programming for 1,500 members between the ages of 7 and 20 in four core areas: leadership and life skills; academic support and college preparation; sports, fitness and nutrition; and visual and performing arts.

West End House  is an equal -opportunity employer and encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

CANDIDATES SHOULD EMAIL A LETTER OF INTEREST AND RESUME TO:
Rudy Ash, Chief Development Officer, rudy.ash@westendhouse.org

DIRECTOR OF SPORTS AND FITNESS

West End House staff identify as passionate and innovative youth development professionals. They view their work as more than just a job. They are driven by equity and inclusion to build meaningful relationships with young people.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Director of Sports and Fitness is responsible for ensuring their team is successful with development and implementation of programs that build a strong culture for healthy living for our youth and families. The ideal candidate will have to manage staff while providing direct service to all members in areas such as strength and cardio training, to sports leagues and swimming lessons. They would also share in the management of the daily operation to ensure a successful, overarching program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Effectively manage and oversee direct reports by providing support, coaching and feedback, supervision, and guidance.
  • Ensure high quality programs for more than 400 young people who participate in sports and fitness programs each year.
  • Maintain high performance expectations for all team members that fosters a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and innovation.
  • Work in partnership with and support of VP of Program Services to accomplish organizational goals and mission.
  • Ensure program offerings meet the diverse needs of our members ensuring the engagement at least 60 minutes of traditional and non-traditional fitness activities each day.
  • Oversee a variety of leagues and different competitive sports opportunities.
  • Mange a variety of partnerships in collaboration with the Senior Director of Fitness and Nutrition.
  • Collect and track program data to develop strategies to help individuals improve overall healthy lifestyles.
  • Develop and maintain influential and long-lasting relationships with Club youth, particularly those who are in greatest need of caring adults in their lives.

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

  • Strength Based Relationship Building – West End House uses a strength based approach to build relationships that endure and contribute to positive outcomes for our young people. Staff focus on the assets of our young people, rather than the deficits, to support continuous growth;
  • Innovation – West End House prides itself on creating and offering innovative and responsive programs. Staff members are expected to think outside the box, proactively problem solve, and be courageous in their daily work;
  • Curiosity – West End House staff are enthusiastic to learn. They participate in personal and professional opportunities designed to challenge and expand to their knowledge base. They are encouraged to seek out learning experiences and actively participate in their own development;
  • Data Informed – Assessing our impact is critical to insuring the best outcomes for our program participants. Our staff is expected to use data to inform current program content and future program development, ensuring our offerings meet the needs AND interest of our young people;
  • Healthy Environment – Teaching our members the importance of living an active, healthy lifestyle is a priority. As such, our staff is expected to model healthy behavior while working with our young people;

CHARACTERISTICS

  • “Hands-On” mentality – candidate must work directly with kids and families.
  • Relentless and proactively reaches out to youth, can see a youth succeeding even when the youth cannot see it her/himself
  • Strong group facilitation skills balancing youth needs and interests.
  • Ability to relate to culturally diverse group of youth as an instructor and mentor.
  • Thrives in a collaborative and fast-paced environment; works hours as program and youth needs arise
  • Witty with a fun sense of humor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor degree in related course work required
  • At least 2 years of demonstrated supervisory or leadership experience at a Boys & Girls Club or similar organization
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of athletics, fitness, recreation, aquatics, and/or leagues
  • Experience with innovative methods to contact and develop relationships with youth
  • Strong classroom management and program facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of youth development
  • Experience working in multicultural environments, bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a strong plus
  • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license preferred.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Our comprehensive benefits are designed to enhance all aspects of our employees’ lives: physical health, financial security, general well-being and professional development. Our package for full-time staff members includes competitive salary; paid vacation, holiday, and sick days; health and dental coverage; life, short-term and long-term disability insurance; voluntary 403b participation; and a pension contribution upon eligibility.

The West End House Boys & Girls Club (WEH) is an independent Boys and Girls Club in the City of Boston that has been transforming the lives of immigrant and urban youth since its founding in 1906. Our mission is to inspire and enable young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to realize their potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Located in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, the WEH operates six days a week in its 43,000 square foot facility and has a $3.6 M annual budget. Twenty eight full-time staff deliver a broad scope of programming for 1,500 members between the ages of 7 and 20 in four core areas: leadership and life skills; academic support and college preparation; sports, fitness and nutrition; and visual and performing arts.

West End House  is an equal -opportunity employer and encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

CANDIDATES SHOULD EMAIL A LETTER OF INTEREST AND RESUME TO:
Mark DaCruz Vice President of Program Services mdacruz@westendhouse.org