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. 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. Current career opportunities are detailed below:

Director of College Success & Career Development (full-time)

Dance-Theatre Coordinator (full-time)

Literacy Program Coordinator (part-time)

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 & Employment Specialist Casey Ferrari in the Teen Center at West End House. If you have additional questions, please feel free to email cferrari@westendhouse.org. 


Director of College Success & Career Development

West End House is looking for an energetic, experienced professional to lead our fast-growing career development and college success program. The director must operationalize a vision for growth for our post secondary programs, preparing our young people for both current employment and long term career success. The ideal candidate will have the ability to motivate and manage staff (college coaches and an employment specialist) to reach goals; the experience to create and sustain meaningful relationships with program partners, employers, and funders; and a deep commitment to youth development and the belief that all young people can be successful leaders and contributors in our community.

The new Director of College Success & Career Development will build on our successful models, expanding two influential programs. Our current career development program includes year-round employment for 65 teens at the club. The new director will launch partnerships with external employers so that our young people can work in fields that will further build their skills. Our current college success initiative provides coaching and support to more than 150 West End House college students – plans for growth include developing summer internships for current students and connecting graduates to career opportunities. The Director of College Success & Career Development will lead program development so that young people who need it most will have access to opportunities and networks.

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 West End House operates six days a week in its 38,000 square foot facility and has a $3.4 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.

JOB TITLE: Director of College Success & Career Development

JOB TYPE: Full-time

Responsibilities:

  • Identify appropriate external employment opportunities and build strong working relationships with employer partners
  • Foster relationships with a growing set of program partners in the college success landscape, including the Success Boston Initiative, local colleges and universities, Boston Public Schools, funders, etc.
  • Develop summer internship program for college students connecting them to employers and opportunities in their fields of interest
  • Supervise career development and college success staff; develop vision and plan for meeting aggressive program goals
  • Ensure young people have access to a comprehensive leadership development program and curricula, including a focus on social/emotional skills necessary for career success
  • Work closely with college success coaches to develop our coaching model – including a focus on personal leadership, academic engagement, college preparedness, career exploration, and other areas of support relevant to first-generation college students
  • Refine criteria for evaluation of success of the program; track information; revise activities as needed
  • Work closely with Senior Program Director, COO, and CEO to ensure that the college success and career development program is fully integrated with the club’s other youth development activities
  • Track all information needed for the club’s reporting requirements and compile reports required by the Program Director, funders, government agencies, etc.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree (Master’s preferred)
  • 4 to 7 years of experience in career placement, higher education, or related field
  • Experience working in multicultural environments
  • Effective at strategic thinking as well as managing details
  • Familiarity with challenges and opportunities for first generation college students
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills required

Compensation: $49,000- $55,000 (commensurate with experience). Benefits include medical & dental coverage, pension after one year, vacation, and 403 (B) plan. West End House Girls & Boys Club is an equal -opportunity employer and encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Candidates should email a letter of interest and resume to Jenny Nute, Chief Impact Officer, at jnute@westendhouse.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Dance-Theatre Coordinator

West End House 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. With 75% of West End House families earning less than $25,000 per year and 70% of the young people served coming from single-parent households, West End House is truly reaching the children and teens most in need.

West End House has a $3 million annual budget and employs 25 full-time staff.  Located in the Allston neighborhood, West End House operates six days a week in its 38,000 square foot facility.  We offer 1,500 members between the ages of 7 and 20 an integrated array of programs across four core areas: leadership and life skills; academic support and college success; sports, fitness, and nutrition; and visual and performing arts. In support of these programs, West End House serves over 1,200 healthy hot meals to members each week.

West End House is looking for an energetic, experienced professional to join our visual and performing arts program as a full-time Dance-Theatre Coordinator. West End House has plans for growth in the arts, including a multi-million dollar renovation to our facility, with a particular focus on youth performance space and synergy between our arts programs.

The ideal candidate will spark the creativity of our youth and have the skills to teach an engaging performing arts curriculum of outstanding quality in an urban setting.  The instructor must share our strength-based philosophy and teach structured classes in both dance and theatre. If you are passionate about bringing your arts expertise to an underserved community and being a part of a dynamic, growing community based organization, you are the right person for this position.

JOB TITLE: Dance/Theater Coordinator

JOB TYPE: Full-time

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach high quality dance, creative movement, and drama classes at various skill levels for all Club members
  • Promote attendance in dance-theatre classes and participation in all the arts offered at the Club
  • Create pathways so that youth can advance from beginner to advanced levels
  • Provide opportunities to showcase youth performance

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and experience teaching dance-theatre to children required
  • Experience working in multicultural environments, bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a strong plus
  • Experience in coordination and production of performances strongly preferred
  • Experience teaching urban youth and in an out-of-school time setting
  • Ability to conduct a classroom independently

Characteristics:

  • Flexible and creative self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work through obstacles
  • “Hands-on” mentality – candidate should be willing to work directly with kids and parents
  • Strong group facilitation & teaching skills
  • Ability to relate to culturally diverse groups of youth as an instructor and mentor
  • Desire to work as a part of a strong youth development team 

Compensation: $38,000 – $42,000 (commensurate with experience). Benefits include medical & dental coverage, pension after one year, vacation, and 403 (B) plan. West End House Girls & Boys Club is an equal -opportunity employer and encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Candidates should email a letter of interest and resume to Jenny Nute, Chief Impact Officer, at jnute@westendhouse.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Literacy Program Coordinator

West End House 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. With 75% of West End House families earning less than $25,000 per year and 70% of the young people served coming from single-parent households, West End House is truly reaching the children and teens most in need.

West End House is looking for a part-time Literacy Program Coordinator to plan, implement, and coordinate all components of a reading program for our 7- to 12-year-old club members. The purpose of the Literacy Program at West End House is to improve the reading levels of our elementary school club members. Through Reading Buddies, a program that matches volunteers with youth for reading practice and games, and RAV-O, a reading intervention program for second and third graders with severe reading impairments, West End House targets youth who need the most support.

JOB TITLE: Literacy Program Coordinator

JOB TYPE: Part-time

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, implement, and coordinate all activities of the Literacy Program including developing curricula for the Reading Buddies program.
  • Identify and recruit 7- to 11-year-old’s who are reading below grade level to participate in Reading Buddies, and identify and recruit severely reading-impaired second and third graders to participate in both Reading Buddies and small-group RAVE-O tutoring.
  • Create and implement other literacy programs, including incentive programs for reading (e.g. book club).
  • Ensure that all programs are strength-based and fit into West End House culture of having fun while learning.
  • Train 50+ Reading Buddies volunteers.
  • Plan and implement evaluation, as appropriate, of children participating in the Literacy Program.
  • Provide formal RAVE-O tutoring to pull-out groups of 3 to 4 second and third graders, three days per week.

Reporting Structure and Hours:

The Literacy Program Coordinator reports to the Director of Academic Success, and works closely with West End House staff involved with education and homework activities. Hours include four afternoons per week between the hours of 1 pm – 6 pm (negotiable), with a maximum of 20 hours per week.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Some graduate work preferred
  • Ideal candidate will have a background in teaching reading, developing curricula, and have youth development experience

Compensation: $18.00 to $25.00 per hour, commensurate with experience.

Please send resume and a cover letter to Director of Academic Success Sunny Harirchi at sharirchi@westendhouse.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.