Career Opportunities

West End House is the largest youth development agency in the Allston-Brighton community providing high-impact programs that ensure that our young people are succeeding academically, exploring, and mastering the arts, developing career readiness skills, and adopting healthy lifestyles. Operating since 1906, today’s West End House welcomes approximately 1000 young people each year who represent more than 40 different countries and 10 languages.  Our commitment is to ensure Boston’s children and teens have access to opportunities to help them thrive.  West End House serves young people throughout Allston-Brighton and across Boston’s neighborhoods, including Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park, Fenway, Roslindale, South Boston, and East Boston.  We are bold in our commitment and efforts to become an anti-racist, equitable organization and welcome candidates with a passion for this work.

Our mission is to inspire and enable youth from all backgrounds to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.  We are proud of our impact in the community, some of which is highlighted below:

  • Our COVID-19 response included launching an in-person Learning Hubs initiative for students to attend remote school and we were 1 of only 3 sites citywide to serve teens in our Hubs; we also launched a Family Food Program that has distributed over 400,000 lbs. of groceries to our families and community members.
  • Unparalleled service to teens: Prior to the pandemic, West End House served more teens than 98% of Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. And the teens who come to West End House are graduating high school and enrolling in college at a greater rate than their peers across the state.
  • We are the only Boys & Girls Club on the East Coast to dedicate full-time staff and resources to supporting our students in college.
  • Our arts programs attract and engage as many young people as our recreational offerings and are designed to advance young people from exposure to engagement to pathways in visual arts, music, digital arts, dance, and more.

Today, West End House has a staff of almost 30 highly collaborative team members, a dedicated Board of Directors, and an annual budget of more than $3.9 million. As a mark of our commitment to the success of both our staff and youth participants, our club’s program staff are full time employees.


Director of Leadership Gifts

Family Food Program Coordinator

Youth Development Coordinator

Youth Development Coordinator: Sports and Fitness


Director of Leadership Gifts

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Family Food Program Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY
The Family Food Program Coordinator is a part time position that will oversee all day-to-day operations involving the West End House Family Food Program, a grocery distribution service providing biweekly groceries (a combination of frozen food and dry goods items) to 200 West End House families and Allston-Brighton community members. The Family Food Program Coordinator will work alongside our Community Engagement Coordinator who manages all food program volunteers, our Director of Health and Nutrition who manages all communication with our food vendor, the Greater Boston Food Bank, and our Family Engagement Specialist. The ideal candidate will be skilled in effective communication both written and spoken. The Family Food Program Coordinator will relate to and have experience working with a culturally diverse group of individuals and families and be fully committed to the success of the food program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee and manage program participant list, monitoring and staying informed of which families are and are not picking up their food, as well as which families pick up and which ones receive delivery
  • Maintain supply inventory, keeping a detailed list of all materials needed for distribution including but not limited to food boxes, bags, and labels, as well as placing any order or scheduling any pickup or delivery of supplies
  • Work alongside our Community Engagement Coordinator to confirm volunteers for Saturday volunteer opportunities including food packing and distribution, as well as delivery drivers
  • Work alongside our Director of Health and Nutrition to schedule and confirm all Greater Boston Food Bank food deliveries, as well as securing the delivery truck. Also help to determine frozen food and dry goods packing lists for each food distribution date by keeping a detailed inventory
  • Work alongside our Family Engagement Specialist to inform program participants of upcoming distribution dates and any changes to the program
  • Work delivery and distribution Saturdays, assisting with any prep and set-up for the day, including printing out program participant lists, creating family food labels, as well as day of activities including packing and distributing food
  • Run bi-weekly Family Food Program meetings that include the Community Engagement Coordinator, Director of Health and Nutrition, Family Engagement Specialist, and others.
  • Collaborate with the Health and Nutrition team to create a sustainable design

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
West End House seeks a professional with an equity-first, strengths-based mindset who has demonstrated alignment with our mission, either through lived, work, or volunteer experience in historically marginalized communities.

CHARACTERISTICS 

  • Organized individual with attention to detail
  • Effective communicator, both written and spoken word
  • Flexible individual with a can-do attitude
  • Able to think quickly, responding immediately to any potential obstacles or unexpected circumstances that may arise
  • Able to work and engage with volunteer groups

 QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Creative self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work through obstacles and make decisions in the moment
  • Excellent overall professionalism (punctual, organized, and detail orientated)
  • Basic knowledge of communication platforms and spreadsheet programs
  • Experience working with and ability to relate to a culturally diverse group of individuals and families
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a strong plus

WHAT WE OFFER:
Range of hourly rate: $25 – $30
Weekly hours: 20
Must be available to work Saturdays

If interested please apply here

Youth Development Coordinator

We are looking to expand our team of dedicated and talented youth development coordinators. Successful candidates will have skills and a passion for teaching in at least one of our core areas: Visual and Performing Arts, Sports and Fitness, Leadership and Career Development, or Academic Success. The Youth Development Coordinators in these areas report to West End House’s Program Director and work closely with peer leaders, volunteers, and care givers.  We seek motivated candidates who value authenticity, effective execution, and a commitment to youth development.

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:

Key responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate programs, services, and activities for Club members which are consistent with the organization’s youth development mission and goals.
  • Achieve program quality goals and positive outcomes for young people in one of the four core areas listed above
  • Develop and maintain influential and long-lasting relationships with Club youth, particularly those who are in greatest need of caring adults in their lives

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

West End House seeks a professional with an equity-first, strengths-based mindset who has demonstrated alignment with our mission, either through lived, work, or volunteer experience in historically marginalized communities.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a passion for teaching and running programs and will share in a variety of responsibilities in our daily operation to ensure a successful, overarching program. We’ll be most excited about your candidacy if you can demonstrate prior success delivering results in a collaborative, mission-driven environment. We do not expect candidates to meet all the criteria listed below. Reviewing the qualifications can help you to better understand the expectations of this role.

If you believe you have “what it takes,” please submit an application. We will be excited to hear from you and each application will be carefully reviewed and acknowledged by a member of our team. Below you will find key experiences and mindsets we seek:

  • Growth mindset that drives a commitment to learn from/with your colleagues augmented with direct experience in programs rooted in in the principles of youth development
  • High expectations, personally and professionally, and the ability to maintain high expectations for all youth
  • Interest and experience delivering high quality youth programs in one or more of the following areas: the arts, education,, leadership development, social justice, civic engagement, sports, and recreation.
  • Driven to succeed and see young people succeed even when the youth cannot see it for themselves Experience with innovative methods to contact and develop relationships with youth; willingness to relentlessly and proactively reach out to youth
  • Ability to create strong relationships with youth in a short period of time
  • Ability to maintain high expectations for all youth
  • Strong classroom management and program facilitation skills that balance the needs and interests of youth
  • Experience working in multicultural environments, bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a strong plus.
  • “Hands-On” mentality – candidate will be working directly with kids and families.
  • Thrives in a collaborative and fast-paced environment; works hours as program and youth needs arise

WHAT WE OFFER:

This is a full-time position with the West End House with a salary range of $45,000 – $50,000 commensurate with lived and professional 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 includes paid vacation, holiday, and sick days; health and dental coverage; life, short-term and long-term disability insurance; and a defined contribution retirement program.  To learn more about West End House benefits and time off, please click here.

West End House provides training and access to job related certifications for all employees and staff are encouraged to participate in their own professional development by identifying opportunities and sharing with their supervisor. West End House encourages and supports healthy lifestyles for all staff and provides access to our fitness center, gym, and pool as well as daily, homemade dinners (and lunch during the summer) for all interested staff.

WORK EXPECTATIONS AT WEST END HOUSE:

We are a hands-on team and seek employees who are passionate about our work and service to our community.  West End House employees are fully onsite five days/week and are required to be fully vaccinated or can request an exemption.  All West End House youth and staff will have weekly PCR tests onsite.

While a valid MA driver’s license ins preferred, West End House is easily accessible via the T (Green Line to Allston Street), MBTA bus (66) and has limited parking available.

Our team works onsite 40 hours/week.  Candidates should be aware that this will be an out of school time schedule with evening hours.

OUR CORE VALUES:

  • 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 ensuring 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.
  • Safety: West End House values our youth focused, friendly environment. Every staff member shares the responsibility for ensuring West End House is, and remains, a safe and nurturing environment for every young person who comes through our doors.

HOW TO APPLY:

It is the policy of West End House to assure equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants by prohibiting discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (or a condition related to pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If interested please apply here

Youth Development Coordinator: Sports and Fitness

The Youth Development Coordinator for Sports and Fitness is responsible for creating and implementing high-quality programs for members of all ages and skill levels. The Youth Development Coordinator reports to West End House’s Program Director and works closely with peer leaders, volunteers, and care givers.  We seek motivated candidates who value authenticity, effective execution, and a commitment to youth development.

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:

Key responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate after school and summer programs to keep kids active and play a key role in our New Balance Foundation Kids in Motion program
  • Create and implement sports and fitness programs that appeal to our diverse membership that may consist of innovative gym games, sports, and structured fitness opportunities
  • Coach athletic teams (basketball and soccer) for youth age 7 to 18
  • Develop and maintain influential and long-lasting relationships with Club youth, particularly those who are in greatest need of caring adults in their lives
  • Responsible for providing daily programs, services, and activities for Club members, which are consistent with the organization’s youth development mission and goals.
  • Implement creative strategies to improve the health of young people who do not traditionally participate in physical fitness activities.
  • Play a lead role in developing and enhancing a Club-wide culture of health and fitness

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

West End House seeks a professional with an equity-first, strengths-based mindset who has demonstrated alignment with our mission, either through lived, work, or volunteer experience in historically marginalized communities.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated a passion for providing a wide range of programs that help members stay active and ensure they are participating in 60 minutes of physical activity daily. These programs include gym games, leagues, and fitness training. They would also share in a variety of responsibilities in our daily operation to ensure a successful, overarching program. We’ll be most excited about your candidacy if you can demonstrate prior success delivering results in a collaborative, mission-driven environment. We do not expect candidates to meet all the criteria listed below. Reviewing the qualifications can help you to better understand the expectations of this role.

If you believe you have “what it takes,” please submit an application. We will be excited to hear from you and each application will be carefully reviewed and acknowledged by a member of our team. Below you will find key experiences and mindsets we seek:

  • Direct experience providing sports, fitness, or recreational programs for youth; Experience in coaching preferred
  • Knowledge of trends in fitness, physical education games, and other athletic activities.
  • Growth mindset that drives a commitment to learn from/with your colleagues augmented with direct experience in programs rooted in in the principles of youth development
  • High expectations, personally and professionally, and the ability to maintain high expectations for all youth
  • Driven to succeed and see young people succeed even when the youth cannot see it for themselves Experience with innovative methods to contact and develop relationships with youth; willingness to relentlessly and proactively reach out to youth
  • Ability to create strong relationships with youth in a short period of time
  • Ability to maintain high expectations for all youth
  • Strong classroom management and program facilitation skills that balance the needs and interests of youth
  • Experience working in multicultural environments, bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a strong plus.
  • “Hands-On” mentality – candidate will be working directly with kids and families.
  • Thrives in a collaborative and fast-paced environment; works hours as program and youth needs arise

WHAT WE OFFER:

This is a full-time position with the West End House with a salary range of $45,000 – $50,000 commensurate with lived and professional 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 includes paid vacation, holiday, and sick days; health and dental coverage; life, short-term and long-term disability insurance; and a defined contribution retirement program.  To learn more about West End House benefits and time off, please click here.

West End House provides training and access to job related certifications for all employees and staff are encouraged to participate in their own professional development by identifying opportunities and sharing with their supervisor. West End House encourages and supports healthy lifestyles for all staff and provides access to our fitness center, gym, and pool as well as daily, homemade dinners (and lunch during the summer) for all interested staff.

WORK EXPECTATIONS AT WEST END HOUSE:

We are a hands-on team and seek employees who are passionate about our work and service to our community.  West End House employees are fully onsite five days/week and are required to be fully vaccinated or can request an exemption.  All West End House youth and staff will have weekly PCR tests onsite.

While a valid MA driver’s license ins preferred, West End House is easily accessible via the T (Green Line to Allston Street), MBTA bus (66) and has limited parking available.

Our team works onsite 40 hours/week.  Candidates should be aware that this will be an out of school time schedule with evening hours.

OUR CORE VALUES:

  • 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 ensuring 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.
  • Safety: West End House values our youth focused, friendly environment. Every staff member shares the responsibility for ensuring West End House is, and remains, a safe and nurturing environment for every young person who comes through our doors.

HOW TO APPLY:

It is the policy of West End House to assure equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants by prohibiting discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (or a condition related to pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If interested please apply here