Construction Supervisor - YouthBuild

  • Just A Start
  • Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Jul 18, 2019
Full time Construction Nonprofit-Social Services Skilled Labor Training

Job Description

Support the mission of YouthBuild! Inspire and motivate young adults by teaching them to develop marketable skills while building self-esteem. Supervise and instruct a crew of 5-10 young adults in on-site housing construction and renovation projects.  In addition to hands-on skills training in painting, carpentry, power tools, and wallboard installation, you will teach and model the skills required to be successful in the workplace. 

Projects are completed to a professional level of quality in a safe working environment where you will reinforce positive behaviors and identify problems and needs of the youths.  You will work closely with education, career, and case management staff to support progress and development of youth throughout all phases of the program.  This a full time position with a competitive salary and a generous benefit package.

Our requirements are: 

  • High School Diploma or GED and a minimum of three years construction or carpentry experience
  • Ability to engage positively with young adults
  • Must be able to perform physical work on a daily basis.  (Medical physical examination required at point of job offer) 
  • Valid Driver’s License, safe driving record, and ability to drive program van
  • Must pass CORI and SORI
  • Bilingual Spanish highly valued

In addition to a competitive salary, JAS offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical insurance, dental insurance, short term disability insurance, long term disability insurance, life insurance, transportation benefits, 20 PTO days in the first year, 12 paid holidays and a 401k savings plan with a 3% employer contribution.

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JAS YouthBuild is a full-time comprehensive youth development program for 16 to 24 year-old out of school youth that provides education leading to grade level increases and credential attainment (high school diploma or HiSET – formerly GED); career exploration and employment skills building; and leadership and life skills training. Through their housing community service work experience, youth gain occupational skills in construction leading to HBI PACT and OSHA certificates (industry recognized credentials), in addition to applied academic skills and leadership development. JAS YouthBuild also provides comprehensive guidance, counseling, case management, and support services. Youth who complete the program transition to employment, training, and/or college and receive intensive follow-up support for at least one year, with additional support beyond.


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