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.

Secondary Education Coordinator

Director of Academic Success

Director of Sports and Fitness

Sports and Fitness 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.


SECONDARY EDUCATION 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 Secondary Education Coordinator is responsible for implementing strategies and programs that will positively impact the academic trajectory of our young people. The ideal candidate will have the desire and ability to motivate teens to be engaged in their learning; the expertise to implement academic development programs; and a deep commitment to youth development and the belief that all young people can be successful leaders and contributors in our community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Facilitate academic programs for high school and middle school students (80% of role) including study groups, enrichment programming, homework help, subject specific support, and interventions for youth at all levels of academic success
  • Manage a caseload of 35 students most at risk of course failure or school drop out
  • Design and implement creative and engaging academic programs that support student school learning and social-emotional skills
  • 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
  • Plan and implement college tours and co- manage College Club with the College Access Coordinator
  • Serve as an advocate and mentor for teen students – meet with schools and communicate with teachers & parents on behalf of students when necessary
  • Maintain all record keeping including, but not limited to, attendance, curriculum plans, academic data, etc. Review data with Academic Success Director to adjust intervention plans
  • Manage weekly homework support for teens. This includes planning incentives participation, reviewing attendance numbers and growing attendance numbers with other key club staff

 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

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Education or like field preferred
  • 2+ years’ experience in teaching urban youth or in youth development; preferably in multicultural environment
  • Content expert in secondary education including subject matter, key milestones and challenges, college readiness, summer learning loss, credit accumulation, etc.
  • 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.

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. Located in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, West End House operates six days a week in its 42,000 square foot facility and has a $3.6 M annual budget. We have 28 full-time staff who deliver a broad scope of programming for 1,600 members between the ages of 7 and 18, with an additional 250 college age West End House Alumni between the ages of 18 and 24, 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:
Jenny Nute, Chief Impact Officer, jnute@westendhouse.org

DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC SUCCESS

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 Academic Success is responsible for ensuring their team is successful with development and implementation of programs that will transform the academic trajectory for our members. The ideal candidate will manage staff while providing direct service to middle and high school students. They will work closely with our college success team, to develop and maintain a continuum of academic and social emotional support.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Effectively manage oversee direct reports by providing support, coaching and feedback, supervision, and guidance
  • 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.
  • Coordinate homework help and tutoring for 200 youth daily;
  • Supervise academic mentoring and tutoring programs for more than 100 young people
  • Design and deliver creative enrichment activities that directly support school learning and common core;
  • Nurture and maintain successful partnerships with local schools
  • Work with parents and teachers to address specific learning needs;
  • Collect and track school data to develop strategies to help individuals improve academically
  • 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 education field required; Masters degree in education preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of youth development, specifically as it relates to academic support required
  • At least one year of demonstrated supervisory or leadership experience at a Boys & Girls Club or similar organization
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience providing human service/youth development programs
  • Experience working in multicultural environments, bi-lingual (English/Spanish) a strong plus
  • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license preferred

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with experience; benefits include medical & dental coverage, pension after one year, vacation, and 403 (B) plan. The West End House Girls & Boys Club is an equal -opportunity employer and encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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. Located in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, West End House operates six days a week in its 42,000 square foot facility and has a $3.6 M annual budget. We have 28 full-time staff who deliver a broad scope of programming for 1,600 members between the ages of 7 and 18, with an additional 250 college age West End House Alumni between the ages of 18 and 24, 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:
Jenny Nute Chief Impact Officer jnute@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.

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. Located in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, West End House operates six days a week in its 38,000 square foot facility and has a $3.6 M annual budget. We have 28 full-time staff who deliver a broad scope of programming for 1,600 members between the ages of 7 and 20, with an additional 250 college age West End House Alumni between the ages of 18 and 24, in four core areas: leadership and career development; academic and college success; 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:
Jenny Nute Chief Impact Officer jnute@westendhouse.org

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

POSITION SUMMARY
The Sports and Fitness Coordinator is responsible for creating and implementing high-quality sports and fitness programs for members of all ages and skill levels. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated 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 program 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Play a key role in our New Balance Foundation Kids in Motion program by providing sports and fitness programming for more than 300 young people each year
  • Create and implement sports and fitness programs that appeal to our diverse membership that may consist of innovative gym games, sports tournaments, and structured fitness opportunities.
  • Recruiting, coaching, and running games and practices for our athletic teams (including basketball, baseball, softball, 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

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

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent experience.
  • Direct experience providing athletics/fitness programs for youth as well as organizing a variety of leagues.
  • Experience in coaching preferred.
  • Knowledge of trends in fitness, developmental games, and other athletic activities.
  • 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.

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:
Jenny Nute Chief Impact Officer jnute@westendhouse.org