Team Openings

Do you want to be part of a team that empowers youth to be part of their own solution? More Than Words offers an entrepreneurial, fast-paced work environment where successes and differences are celebrated. Bring your skills, compassionate accountability, and belief in the potential of our young people to a place you can make a difference.

More Than Words is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, citizenship status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We are committed to ensuring our staff and board reflect the racial and ethnic diversity and lived experiences of the young adults we are privileged to serve. People of color are highly encouraged to apply.

Current Openings:

Youth Development Manager (Boston)

The Youth Development Manager supports youth, individually and in small groups, to set and achieve goals around education, employment and self-efficacy, to manage and navigate challenges as they transition to self-sufficiency and responsible adulthood and establishes performance standards as a basis for “compassionate accountability.” More Than Words uses a positive youth development approach, emphasizing a youth’s strengths and assets in fostering skill building around school, work and life. In addition to working directly with youth, the Youth Development Manager is involved in youth recruitment and orientation, for representing More Than Words to the community, tracking data,  and for building and enhancing relationships with referral and other community partners.

Business Training Managers (Boston Site & Waltham Site)

The Business Training Manager leads a team of 5-6 youth employees to manage their own retail and online used bookstore and community space.  These positions require individuals with prior retail experience (bricks and mortar, as well as online retail), a commitment to working directly with youth and a track record of motivating and supervising a team to establish and meet high performance standards.  As with any retail enterprise, these positions will require flexible scheduling and direct work with customers and suppliers.

Development Manager (Cross Site – Boston & Waltham)

The Development Manager handles core administrative tasks for the department and takes the lead on development events, including on- and off-site luncheons and events. The Development Manager will also provide cultivation and follow-up to support the team to meet individual giving targets, including managing donor research and identification, cultivation and stewardship.  This is a role with a lot of growth opportunity for a learning-oriented professional, and requires an attitude of growth, a love of organization and communication, and a passion for supporting youth through the work of More Than Words.

Recruitment & Intake Manager (Cross Site – Boston & Waltham)

The Recruitment & Intake Manager is a new, full-time salaried position aimed at deepening capacity to streamline and strengthen the recruitment and admissions process for a growing number of youth referrals as part of significant growth and expansion at More Than Words.  This position will develop strategies to address waitlists, ensure appropriate touch points with applicants, improve efficiencies and improve coordination of youth moving through the intake pipeline

Evaluation Manager (Cross Site – Boston & Waltham)

The Evaluation Manager is a new, full-time salaried position that serves as an internal and external champion of the More Than Words model.  The role involves training staff and youth, maintaining data quality, and designing and implementing systems. This position requires a highly-motivated and detail-oriented individual with program evaluation experience, a deep understanding of how data can make non-profit practice more efficient and effective, and a commitment to serving & supporting ongoing organizational learning.

Book Donations Manager Truck Driver (Non CDL) Waltham Site

The Book Donations Manager handles  pick-up and delivery of book donations from private homes, businesses, libraries and community groups on a weekly basis.  The ideal candidate is a flexible, hard-working individual who is comfortable driving the MTW truck and/or MTW van in the Boston Metro area. This is a full time salaried position.  MTW strongly encourages applications from individuals with previous truck/moving experience.

Career Services Manager (Boston)

The Career Services Managers (CSM) will have strong backgrounds in promoting post-secondary and career access for high-risk youth. These positions are responsible for designing and implementing services to support youth to make a successful transition to post-secondary education and/or employment.  The CSM will work directly with MTW youth and Graduates to map concrete and measurable education and employment plans, to support youth to achieve their goals, to track their progress, and to maintain their engagement with the MTW community. This full-time position reports to the Associate Director of Career Services and works in partnership with the youth development and social enterprise teams

Business Training Manager, New Business Ventures

This full-time salaried position reports to the Director of Strategic Initiatives and is focused on New Business Ventures and MTW’s pop up strategies.  This position will work with More Than Words Operations and Business Development Departments to grow and codify new business ventures that will enable More Than Words to grow its community reach, generate revenue for MTW’s social enterprise and teach and train young people customer service. The employee will work collectively with the adult and youth team as well as independently to build partnerships with companies and organization to host pop shops that build brand awareness.

Service Position: Commonwealth Corps Employment & Partnership Coordinators (Boston)

The mission of the Commonwealth Corps service internship is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages and backgrounds in service to strengthen communities, address unmet community needs, and increase volunteerism. MTW will host two full-time Commonwealth Corps members who will serve as Commonwealth Corps Employment and Partnership Coordinators in Boston and Waltham, while we ramp up to serve 60% more youth. Through their service, members will join the recently expanded Career Services Department to support our young people in advancing employment and career goals, refine a new evaluation methodology to track graduate employment, turn the evaluation into action by piloting new methods of career advancement coaching, and formalize employment and education partnerships. In addition, they will leverage 10 volunteers that will be engaged in 1:1 support of our youth through individualized coaching and mock interviewing.

Service Position: AmeriCorps VISTA Business Development Coordinator (Boston)

The Business Development Coordinator will engage recurring book donors, develop new book partnerships, and develop donors for two new kinds of received in-kind donations: textiles and furniture. The Business Development Coordinator will focus on engaging the community through book and clothing drives, outreach to new partners to place book and clothing bins, setup community drop centers, market our new sourcing strategy to our current and new partners, and assist with rebranding our current marketing materials to cater to the entirety of our youth-run sourcing streams. The Coordinator will also collect and track real-time feedback and data in order for us to better service our partners and make informed decisions about technology or system implementation.

Service Position: Access to Justice Fellow (Boston site)

MTW seeks a retired lawyer or judge with experience in Child welfare and Juvenile Justice to join our team as an Access to Justice Fellow. As we grow our Community Engagement efforts to advocate and support youth outside the walls of MTW, a fellow would help shape our policy and advocacy efforts focused on:

  1. DCF transition planning- Support engagement of CAFLs, staff and youth training about DCF systems and policy initiatives to address the Child Welfare Cliff
  2. Emerging adult Justice- Support individual case consultations, staff and youth training, and promote diversion, raise the age and other policy initiatives
  3. Overall policy advocacy and engagement- Support MTW to hone its policy agenda and engage electeds and agencies around education and advocacy

Apply below or contact for more information.