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.

Summer Hub Group Leader

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 Summer Hub Group Leader is responsible for creating fun and engaging experience for members 8 – 12 years old during their summer program day. The ideal candidate will have experience in youth development and summer programming.  They will be responsible creating, implementing, and supporting a wide variety of developmentally age-appropriate activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Guide members through their daily activities which include STEM, social recreation, creative play, fitness, visual arts, and performing arts.
  • Plan and facilitate developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Assist and support staff to ensure activities are meet member needs.
  • Provide a safe and nurturing environment for group members.
  • Uphold and adhere to all COVID-19 safety protocols.
  • Create a visual and physically welcoming space for hub members
  • Promote warmth within the hub through building community and personalized visuals
  • Set up and sanitize hub space and equipment daily

SCHEDULE

  • This position is temporary full time from Tuesday, July 6th– Wednesday, August 25
  • Pay rate: $18-$20 per hour

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.
  • 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

  • 2+ years’ experience in youth development and summer programming
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and facilitating age-appropriate activities.
  • Strong classroom management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, planning and organizing, attention to details, energetic, and fun.
  • Experience working in multicultural environments, bi-lingual a strong plus.
  • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license required.

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


Food Program Assistant

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 love, equality and commitment to build meaningful relationships with young people.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Food Program Assistant will be a part of a team that prepares breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner for about 125 children and teens this summer. The right person for this position will work closely with our Director of Health and Nutrition to maintain the high bar that the WEH café has set for creative, delicious, and healthy meals and snacks. The ideal candidate will have some kitchen experience and will be passionate about being a part of a dynamic community based organization.

HOURS
25 hours per week, Monday – Friday 2:00 – 7:00 PM

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare and serve snack and dinner with guidance from the Director of Health and Nutrition. These meals will be served in the afternoon and evening program (approximately 50 teens)
  • Complete any prep work for meals (washing and chopping produce, preparing proteins, etc.)
  • Assign duties to some volunteers and teen employees and supervise them
  • Know and maintain health department regulations as they pertain to food handling, storage and sanitation
  • Clean and sanitize kitchen after shift
  • Perform any additional duties as assigned by the Director of Health and Nutrition

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
  • Ability to relate to culturally diverse group of youth
  • Thrives in a collaborative and fast-paced environment;
  • Fun sense of humor

QUALIFICATIONS

  • HS diploma or equivalent
  • Kitchen experience a plus
  • Experience working in multicultural environments, bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a strong plus.
  • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license preferred.
  • Job is performed in a commercial kitchen. Day to day work includes cooking, serving, cleaning and stocking as well as interaction with staff, teens, and volunteers.
  • Individuals must be physically able to safely lift 50lbs, reach, bend and stoop, as well as stand for long periods of time.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • This position is temporary part time, 25 hours per week, ends Wednesday, August 25
  • Pay rate: $18-$22 per hour

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

 

High school students seeking part-time employment opportunities in our Peer Leader Program can apply here. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Carleen Colin at ccolin@westendhouse.org.