Employment Opportunities throughout the Merrimack Valley

Greater Lawrence Community Action

 Family Resource Center (FRC) Director

Salary                                        $45,000-$ 50,000

SUMMARY:     Family Resource Centers (FRC’s) provide holistic, integrated support services and activities to families with children and are based on the philosophy to “do whatever it takes” to help the family better meet their needs.  The FRC Director will oversee the start- up and ongoing operation of the FRC, working collaboratively with families, public agencies, private agencies and community agencies. S/he will supervise and coach staff and volunteers to assess strengths and needs, and to link families to local supporting resources.


Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree Preferred; Bi-cultural and bi-lingual Spanish a plus. Relevant experience in areas such as human services, family and children services, program management, community organization, and outreach to underserved populations. Strong management & supervision skills required, as well as a demonstrated ability to problem solve, manage data collection, establish facts and seek positive outcomes.  Excellent written & verbal communication skills; ability to write reports & correspondence. Coordinate the development of a record keeping and file management system for FRC services. Excellent computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. Must have valid Driver’s License and own transportation.


  • Manage all phases of FRC operations including site(s), programming, budget, policies and procedures, and personnel. Hire, train and provide supervision for FRC volunteers and 1-4 employees, in conjunction with the Coalition Coordinator. Ensure compliance with the funding and evaluation requirements of the contract.  Plan and implement outreach efforts to ensure family referrals. Ensure that families receive effective services by advocating and facilitating service coordination across systems and among providers. Ensure family voice in programs and policies, including leadership development opportunities for families and community members. Monitor outcomes and evaluation of services. Oversee family tracking, the production of reports and maintenance of records. Collaborate with community partners to establish and maintain lists and materials of community resources and other services for families. Liaison with Staff at the local Massachusetts DCF area offices to facilitate input and involvement in the program.
  • Report to and facilitate a FRC Planning and Advisory Council, in collaboration with L/MCC (Lawrence/Methuen Community Coalition). Implement collaborative projects to meet unmet needs.
  • Represent the FRC at meetings, coalitions, conventions and conferences.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 Family Support Worker (FRC)

Salary $16 to $22 p/hr

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum two years experience in Human Services field College level courses/degree in Human Services preferred.  Must have ability to maintain positive relationship and work effectively with low-income families from varying cultural backgrounds in a warm and respectful manner.  Must be bilingual (English/Spanish) and be able to speak, read, and write in both languages. Must have use of a car/means of transportation and valid Driver’s License.

DUTIES: Assists in planning and implementing all social services activities (for assigned options) including but not limited to: recruitment, enrollment, family needs assessment, information and referral, support services.  Works as part of an interdisciplinary team within the case management system to ensure the provision of comprehensive services to children and families. Works in conjunction with DCF Family Based Services program provider. Maintains confidential, up-to date case records.  Arranges for/provides interpretive services/transportation/other support services as needed or requested by parents. Performs outreach to community agencies to identify and access resources for families. Assists and supports parent involvement activities at all levels of the coalition including neighborhood groups and the LMCC Steering Committee, etc.


Outreach/Education Worker

SALARY                                  $12 – $14.00 per hour

QUALIFICATIONS:  High School diploma or GED required.  A minimum of two or more years experience in outreach a plus. Bilingual/bicultural (English/Spanish). Good communication skills required; both verbal and written (English/Spanish). Computer literacy skills required. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.   Ability to work with a diverse population.  Ability to work independently. Valid drivers’ license; use of car/means of transportation.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Please send resumes c/o

GLCAC Inc. Attn Human Resources

305 Essex St.

Lawrence, MA 01841

Or via email



Massachusetts Public Health Association                       

Executive Director

Organizational Summary

The Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) is the state’s leading voice for public health.  As a statewide membership organization, we engage communities in advocacy to protect and improve the health of all the Commonwealth’s residents.  Our focus is on preventing disease and injury.

MPHA is building local leaders, supporting local policy change and engaging a network of activists across the state to take action for healthy communities. MPHA uses an effective combination of advocacy, public education, community organizing, policy development, and coalition leadership to protect and strengthen state and local public health infrastructure, including emergency preparedness, and address major public health challenges.

MPHA, based in Boston, was founded in 1879 and is a leading affiliate of the American Public Health Association.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred.
  • 8 or more years senior management experience required including proven fundraising skills (private and public), budget and financial management, staff supervision and team building, as well as successful work experience in community organizing and advocacy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • Proven leadership in and knowledge of the Massachusetts public health system.
  • Experience in the analysis of health issues and public health policy development.
  • Proven communication skills including conference presentations or other professional materials desired.
  • A successful candidate will have experience in building and expanding organizational memberships


Apply by submitting a letter of interest. PLEASE be concise – no more than two pages. Describe your experience in each of the following areas:

  • Leadership and Management including staff development, personnel management, analysis and problem solving;
  • Institutional Development and Fundraising from private and public sources. Please include experience with individual and major donor campaigns, foundation grants, special events and public funding;
  • Collaborating with External Partners and Stakeholders;
  • Strategic, Financial and Project Planning and Management;
  • Public Speaking and Presentations.

Interested candidates are asked also to submit a current curriculum vita along with at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.

Salary is commensurate with experience and will depend on qualifications and anticipated contribution to the organization.
MPHA is an AA/EEO employer.


City of Lawrence

 OPY (Our Promise Youth) Coordinator

Salary:              $40,000 per year (Not to Exceed 1 Year)

This position is contingent upon the execution of the grant fund award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Heath & Human Services

Duties:  Coordinates, guides, oversees, assists street workers and case workers, and advises on community goals and strategies to eliminate youth violence and gang activity. Promotes community capacity-building to sustain the anti-gang efforts beyond the funding period and to address social and economic issues that contribute to the city’s youth violence gang problem. This summary describes the general nature and level of work being performed and is not intended to be considered all-inclusive of the responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the program coordinator.

Essential Functions

  1. Oversees the city’s comprehensive Our Promise to Youth Initiative (OPTY) for the prevention of Youth violence program, ensuring that it incorporates a balance of prevention, intervention, and suppression strategies, and its timely modification based on what is working.
  2. Provides day-to-day programmatic administration of the city’s OPTY Initiative; administers contracts with service providers.
  3. Promotes and maintains clear lines of communication and direction between involved agencies and groups; ensures appropriate interface and coordination of the OPTY strategic partners;
  4. Coordinates meetings of the OPTY strategic partners and participating organizations;
  5. Coordinates ongoing data collection and reporting to assess the effectiveness of the city’s OPTY initiative; participates in consideration and review of assessment strategies and monitors the progress of the assessment process.
  6. Prepares progress reports for the program directors and coalition members.
  7. 7.    Provides and coordinates training and education on the city’s youth violence challenges and comprehensive response to community groups, businesses, schools, and others.
  8. Engages city-based institutions (e.g., criminal justice, schools, and social services) in addressing contributing factors to the city’s violence challenges (e.g., lack of social and economic opportunities, neighborhood disintegration, poverty, discrimination, inadequate and inappropriate social controls).
  9. Seeks grant funding to sustain the city’s anti-gang efforts; coordinates gang-related grant proposals among the various community agencies; meets grant reporting requirements.
  10. Participates in immediate community response to gang-related incidents as assigned.
  11. Establishment and maintenance of relationships with employers and educational institutions to provide placement for the youth served.

Qualifications:  Baccalaureate degree in criminal justice, social science, social work, or a related field, with a minimum of 4 years of related experience dealing with youth, including supervisory or operational/administrative oversight experience in youth programs, criminal justice or human services. Additional years of related professional-level experience may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis. Coursework related to youth violence prevention and intervention preferred. A valid Commonwealth of Massachusetts driver’s license is necessary and access to a registered, adequately insured vehicle.

Posting Date: December 1, 2011                       Deadline:  December 12, 2011


Northern Essex Community College


Salary Range:                   $55,000.00 to $70,000.00 Annually

Bargaining Unit:                N/A

City/Town:                      Haverhill

Application Deadline:          12-20-2011

Posting ID:                       J28366


FULL-TIME LINUX ADMINISTRATOR: IT NOC (37.5 hours per week). The anticipated start date is February 2012. (Non-unit Professional Position.)

The Linux Administrator will perform all administrative duties for all Red Hat Linux Enterprise servers in Information Technology Services. These duties include building, maintaining and managing both physical Dell servers as well as virtual servers in a VMWare environment. The Linux Administrator will be required to articulate network and virtual server requirements to the NOC and MIS units. Security is a top priority and the Linux Administrator will be responsible for ensuring communication between servers is encrypted, local server firewalls are properly maintained and SSL certificates properly installed. This position reports directly to the Director of Network Operations Center and Client Services. Willingness to participate in on-call rotation and to perform off-hour maintenance activities.

Other duties include:
• Build and maintain RHE Linux servers to support applications
• Install, upgrade and troubleshoot required packages on all Linux servers
• Install and maintain Linux based printing
• Shell scripting for automation and other requirements as they arise


• Associate degree in a related field or equivalent experience
• 3 – 5 years experience with Linux systems administration
• Strong knowledge of Linux systems
• A demonstrable, in-depth knowledge of DNS, routing, iptables, yum, Apache, and regular maintenance in a Linux environment
• Demonstrated professional work ethic and positive, problem-solving attitude
• Knowledge of security, system backup, and disaster recovery techniques and best practices
• Ability to set priorities for self and other team members
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Able to work both independently and collaboratively, and thrive in a dynamic and demanding environment
• Debugging, optimization tuning, and troubleshooting skills
• Knowledge of best practices used in system administration and in production
• Ability to set priorities for self and other team members
• Datacenter deployments
• Experience in a SAN based environment a plus
• Command of security fundamentals
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Curiosity and willingness to learn new technologies


Salary Range:             $41,938.00 to $52,000.00 Annually

Application Deadline:    12-20-2011

Posting ID:                 J28365


FULL-TIME STAFF ASSOCIATE FOR INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH: Office of Institutional Research and Planning, Haverhill Campus. 37.5 hours per week (Non-unit Professional position).

Primary responsibility is to conduct internal and external research and to help design an institutional plan for collection and distribution of related information and reports. Collect data through various survey instruments. Design and maintain databases for various reporting and analytic purposes, including student retention and outcomes, and state and federal reporting. Prepare statistical reports on Northern Essex Community College students, graduates, faculty & staff. Other duties may include: Coordinate telephone follow-up calls to Northern Essex Community College graduates; complete reports for the Massachusetts Department of Education and other state and federal agencies; prepare reports for NECC faculty and academic departments; track outcomes and trends of Northern Essex Community College graduates and students and prepare data to be used in program planning & review; act as a liaison between survey participants and Northern Essex Community College as well as various Northern Essex Community College departments as needed. Supervise work-study students and interns. Publish research reports to the departmental website. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred. Must have demonstrated skills and experience in quantitative and qualitative research, report writing, data analysis, SPSS, Access and Excel. Have a strong customer service focus and excellent organizational & interpersonal skills. Experience with SQL and SCT Banner desirable. Experience in a higher education setting, especially a community college is desirable. Apply online at http://necc.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=29076&jobboard=205


Job Title: Operations Manager

Conlin’s Pharmacy Inc

320 Lawrence Street

Methuen, MA 01844

Job Number: 1235460


Status: Open Post Date: 11/29/2011

Close Date: 12/30/2011
About the Job:
This is a full-time permanent position, Monday thru Friday, flexible hours.
Under the general supervision of the President, you will be responsible for management of company operations including the administration of all Technology, Information and Communications Systems. Additional responsibilities include managing the operations of delivery and warehouse, building, facility and vehicle maintenance.
Key Responsibilities:
– Manage and supervise company’s computer network and information.
– Manage and supervise the company’s communication systems.
– Manage and supervise company’s facilities and grounds.
– Manage and supervise company vehicle fleet maintenance.
– Develop, maintain, organize and distribute company operating policies and procedures with the assistance of managers and company president.
– Oversee operation of Repair Department.
– Maintain primary responsibility for development and testing of emergency and disaster planning, data security
– Manages delivery/warehouse operations, including staff supervision
Ideal candidates will possess:

– BS in Business Administration or minimum three years experience in office or operations management, preferably in a medical setting
– Stable work history with excellent references
– Supervisory experience REQUIRED
– Previous experience managing IT and Telecom vendors
– Proficient with Microsoft Office, Sharepoint and project management software applications
– Strong sense of urgency and ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines
– Excellent communication and organizational skills

For immediate consideration, interested candidates who possess the above skills and qualifications, should forward a cover letter and resume to jobs@conlinspharmacy.com or fax to Conlin’s Pharmacy, Attn: Human Resources, 30 Lawrence St., Methuen, MA 01844, Fax 978-552-1785. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


 Lawrence Family Development Charter School

Elementary Teacher (1-6)

and P.E. Teacher Openings

Candidates must hold a current Massachusetts Certification in required areas.

Email resume and cover letter to: slyons@fldcs.org

400 Haverhill St.
Lawrence, MA 01841


Lazarus House

Community Resource Specialist 

This position is a primary contact for potential recipients of Lazarus House services. Functions include performing an initial needs assessment and referral to internal and external (community services) resources as needed, act as a liaison with community agencies and work as part of the advocacy team to ensure all who come to our door are treated with dignity and respect.

Work Preparation Coordinator

This full-time position is responsible for the development, oversight and growth of the English as a Second Language, Life and Self-esteem Skills Training, Education and The Work Force Experience Programs. The services overseen include career planning, career coaching, goal setting, school referrals, career tracks and placement, training in self esteem and personal empowerment.

Chief Operating Officer

Reporting to the Executive Director, The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will be responsible for all day to day operations including finances, services, HR, IT and facilities.  All staff, with the exception of the Development organization, will report directly or indirectly to the COO.  Minimum of Bachelor’s degree with an MBA or MS in Management preferred. Minimum of 10 years experience in general or operations management with demonstrated strong operational track record and organizational development. Nonprofit leadership experience preferred. Demonstrated experience in budget planning and financial analysis. In some capacity, previous experience overseeing human resources, information technology and finance functions.

Go to www.lazarushouse.org/career-opportunities for a complete job description and qualifications.


Dept. of Developmental Services (Commonwealth of MA)
Residential Supervisor (A/B)

Salary Range:             $40,375.92 to $54,754.18 Annually

City/Town:                Wenham

Posting ID:                 J28414

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The RS I participates and directs the clinical and administrative operations of an assigned residence, including residential program development and implementation or compliance with policies, regulations and procedures; monitors residential budgets and resident funds; promotes principles of normalization and dignity within program; and perform related work as required. The basic purpose of this work is to supervise and direct overall operation of community residences for persons with developmental disabilities in meeting the active treatment needs of the residents.
*The RS I is the first level supervisory job in this series.

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: At least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in counseling, guidance, teaching, or therapeutic services for individuals with mental retardation, of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity.
SUBSTITUTIONS: – A Bachelor’s degree in social work, rehabilitation, psychology, sociology, human services, education of the physically or emotionally handicapped, education of the multiple handicapped, or education of the learning disabled may be substituted for two years of the required nonsupervisory experience on the basis of two years of education for one year of experience. – A Master’s or higher degree social work, rehabilitation, psychology, sociology, human services, education of the physically or emotionally handicapped, education of the multiple handicapped, or education of the learning disabled may be substituted for an additional year of the required nonsupervisory experience on the basis of two years of education for one year of experience.
– One year of education equals 30 semester hours. Education toward a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
– No substitution will be permitted for the required supervisory experience.
LICENSES: Based on assignment, travel may be required. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s license or the equivalent from another state.
This is a Civil Service position.

How To Apply:
When applying for a position remember to include posting ID #
Please send resume and cover letter to:
EOHHS/DCS-Region 3
Attn: Nancy S. Woodworth
Employment & Staffing
Department Of Developmental Services
Northeast Regional Office
P.O. Box A
Hathorne, MA 01937
Fax: 978-739-0403


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