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 Art Specialist

Academic Success Coordinator

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 Art Specialist

WORKING AT THE WEST END HOUSE

West End House staff identify as passionate and innovative youth development professionals. 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. Staff also have access to fitness center, pool, and daily meals.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Teen Art Specialist is responsible for creating and implementing high-quality Urban Art focused visual art classes for Teens of all skill levels (some classes may be targeted to younger members as needed).  The ideal candidate will provide a wide range of programs focused on artistic interest of our members in areas such as graffiti (spray and stencil), poster art, street installation, mural, and more. These programs are daily and weekly hour-long, hands-on, and immersive activities. They would also share in a variety of responsibilities in our daily operation to ensure a successful, overarching program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and facilitate creative and high-caliber Visual Art classes and activities at various skill levels primary to teens and at times for all Club members in a wide variety of visual arts disciplines such as graffiti, mural, poster art, street installation, painting, drawing, and other areas.
  • Maintain and expand partnerships with art institutions around the city.
  • Create opportunities to expose members of all ages to visual art, engage members in high-quality art programming, and advance dedicated members to higher levels of artistic skill.
  • Provide opportunities to showcase and celebrate youth’s skill development and creative expression (seasonal exhibits, off-site shows, and artwork created for special events) to highlight program product for the club community and members’ skill advancement throughout their participation in the program
  • Supervise volunteers and teen employees in your program area
  • Maintain and expand a system of assessment of artwork to ensure advancement of skill level
  • Administrative duties as needed.

 GENERAL EXPECTATIONS

  • Strength Based Relationship Building – The WEH uses a strength based approach tobuild 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

  • “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

  • A minimum of 2 years of teaching experience with teens. Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.
  • Creative self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work through obstacles and make decisions in the moment.
  • Ability to relate to culturally diverse group of youth as an instructor and mentor.
  • Experience working in multicultural environments, bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a strong plus.
  • Excellent overall professionalism (punctual, organized, and detail orientated)
  • Experience with innovative methods to contact and develop relationships with youth
  • Strong classroom management and program facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of youth development
  • 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 five days a week in its 43,000 square foot facility and has a $3.6 M annual budget. Twenty six full-time staff deliver a broad scope of programming for 1,700 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 Nadine Martinez, nmartinez@westendhouse.org, Director of Visual and Performing Arts

ACADEMIC SUCCESS COORDINATOR

WORKING AT THE WEST END HOUSE

West End House (WEH) staff identify as passionate and innovative youth development professionals. 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.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Academic Success Coordinator will facilitate educational programs for elementary and middle school youth, focusing on hands on, interactive experiences that infuse career interest and competency toward career and character skills. The ideal candidate will have passionate for learning and fun. They will deliver innovative programs for underserved audiences to increase science awareness and that engage learners of all ages. They would also share in a variety of responsibilities in our daily operation to ensure a successful, overarching program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Run enrichment programs and academic interventions for 150 elementary age youth annually.
  • Implement creative academic programs that support student school learning and further develop 21st century skills and vital social-emotional skills
  • Work in collaboration with the Director of Academic Success to collect report cards, assist with literacy programs and manage student interventions
  • Plan and execute technology/STEM programs and activities for students in elementary and middle school during afterschool and summer hours.
  • Collaborate with West End House staff and outside partners to create maker related programming and develop a West End House Maker Space as a resource for STEM programming.
  • Assist in the research and development of innovative “maker space” activities and maintain all WEH materials, tools and equipment including hardware and software
  • Serve as both an advocate for and coordinator of the WEH STEM program in working to develop relationships with community partners (museums, libraries, corporations, schools, etc.), coordinate field trips, volunteer engagement opportunities, curriculum partnerships, etc.
  • Maintain and submit all record keeping including, but not limited to, member enrollment and participation in programming, attendance reports, curriculum plans, etc.

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

  • “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 required
  • 2+ years’ experience in teaching urban youth or in youth development; preferably in multicultural environment
  • Familiar with content in STEM, technology, and maker spaces.
  • Ability to work comfortably with a hands on approach, in study groups, workshops, or enrichment activities, with a diverse group of teens
  • 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 five days a week in its 43,000 square foot facility and has a $3.6 M annual budget. Twenty six full-time staff deliver a broad scope of programming for 1,700 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 Elle Davis, Director of Academic Support, e.sdavis@westendhouse.org.