Merrimack Valley Employment Opportunities

Lawrence Community Works

Community Organizer

The Community Organizer’s primary responsibility is to work collaboratively with residents, LCW members, staff, and community partners to facilitate the design and implementation of network driven civic engagement opportunities and neighborhood planning activities that promote individual and collective actions to improve the quality of life in the City of Lawrence.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Design and implement Neighborhood canvassing and door knocking activities
  • Organize voter registration and education campaigns
  • Facilitate civic engagement trainings and workshops
  • Organize networking events aimed at connecting local officials and residents.
  • Organize issue based and electoral candidate based forums and debates
  • Facilitate neighborhood planning meetings and events.
  • Follow-up on resident issues and concerns
  • Staff monthly neighborhood safety meetings between the Lawrence Police department and neighborhood residents.
  • Assist the Real Estate (RE) Department in the implementation of community planning processes to support RE projects
  • Recruit, train and supervise volunteer and stipended leaders to assist in the implementation of civic engagement and neighborhood initiatives
  • Lead resident or membership mobilization activities
  • Facilitate on-going neighborhood and LCW member relations.


  • Post secondary education and/or three to five years of experience in community organizing preferred
  • Able to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Strong, interpersonal, speaking, writing, and group facilitation skills
  • Ability to work nights and weekends when needed
  • Experience working with media outlets
  • Familiarity with city, state and federal legislative bodies, agencies, and political issues is helpful
  • Able to manage various tasks/projects at once
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and social networking technologies
  • Fluent in Spanish and English

Applicants must forward their resumes to:

Lawrence CommunityWorks

Attn: Human Resources Dept.

168 Newbury Street

Lawrence, MA 01841


Life Care Services

Executive Director

We are seeking a hospitality-minded, professional licensed Executive Director to join our extraordinary leadership team at Edgewood in North Andover, Massachusetts. The community includes 243 independent living units and a 60-bed skilled nursing facility.

The Executive Director is responsible for all areas of management within the continuing care retirement community. The Executive Director has demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of administration and has maintained a high level of performance.

As an industry leader, Life Care Services provides a highly supportive work environment that encourages individual initiative, as well as competitive compensation and benefits.

For more information about Life Care Services please visit our website at

To apply please go to:


          Committee of Public Counsel Services


Posting ID:                J28730


Answer telephones, forwarding calls in an expedient and professional manner; greet/announce guests to appropriate staff; open new case files; maintenance of open case files (including word processing of motions, correspondence, running sheet entries, summonses; and tracking of court dates); close case files; scan and document closed case files as assigned; filing; photocopying; and faxing. Other duties as assigned.


Strong oral and written communication skills; strong organizational and detail skills; ability to work as a team member in a fast-paced environment; ability to effectively interact with the general public as well as all levels within the organization; strict adherence to confidentiality. Typing skill of 50-60 wpm. MS Word and Windows experience. Knowledge of general office procedures.

How To Apply:

Persons interested should submit a written statement of interest and resume to Donna Nagle at no later than January 18, 2012.


Northern Essex Community College


Posting ID:           J28718


PART-TIME COLLEGE-LEVEL PROFESSIONAL WRITING TUTOR: Academic Resource & Tutoring Center, Lawrence campus. 15 hours a week, Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. September – mid-May, excluding semester breaks. Reduced summer hours a possibility. (MCCC/MTA Unit Position) Anticipated start date: January, 2012

Responsible for all academic-level writing support during the specified hours. Primary focus is to assist students in developing and writing for assigned research papers and other writing projects across the curriculum. This entails conferencing with students at all stages of the writing process. Students will receive help with understanding assignments, developing thesis statements, organizing research (web-based and traditional), thinking critically, drafting, citing sources, and polishing a final draft. Other responsibilities include presentation of research-paper workshops, in-class visits to describe services, and maintenance of records and resources for writing tutoring. Other duties as assigned.


Master’s Degree in English, composition/rhetoric, or related field required. Must have community-college or senior high-school experience in teaching or tutoring writing. Experience tutoring or conferencing one-on-one with students on writing projects required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary. Must be sensitive to the needs of non-traditional, multicultural, and/or educationally disadvantaged students. Ability to work independently and maintain cooperative working relationships required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications with the ability to use and assist students with Microsoft Word and personal computer as a writing tool. Experience presenting information in a classroom or workshop environment preferred. Familiarity with current composition theory and online learning environments preferred.



Posting ID:            J28715


PART-TIME COLLEGE-LEVEL PROFESSIONAL MATH TUTOR: Academic Resource & Tutoring Center, Lawrence Campus.12 hours a week, Monday –Thursday, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Reduced summer hours a possibility. September – mid-May, excluding semester breaks. (MCCC/MTA Unit Position) Anticipated start date: January, 2012


Master’s Degree in Math, Education, or related field required. Must have experience teaching college-level math/science courses; ability to provide tutoring across a broad scope of math curricula and experience in providing tutoring for at-risk students. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Must be sensitive to the needs of non-traditional, multicultural, and/or educationally disadvantaged students. Ability to work independently and maintain cooperative working relationships required. Experience presenting information in a classroom or workshop environment preferred.



Application Deadline:   01-19-2012

Posting ID:         J28740

Under the direction of the Associate Dean, Access & Community Building, the Director of Community Relations in this ‘boots on the ground’ position will serve as the liaison for the college in Lawrence, and to a lesser degree in Haverhill and our surrounding communities, on education and community outreach matters. S/he will cultivate relationships with community, ethnic, civic and cultural groups as well as media outlets. S/he will represent NECC at community meetings, events, gatherings as well as participate in relevant coalitions and networks to build and strengthen the college’s partnerships. The Director will maintain all contacts with external organizations/agencies in our partnership database. S/he will facilitate community service learning opportunities for NECC students in the community, churches, social and health agencies, parent and community groups and organizations as well as train, manage and serve as a role model/mentor to those student volunteers. S/he will produce an annual partnership report for internal/external distribution, assist in grant writing for the department, and offer assistance to other areas of the division at peak times. Translation of announcements /marketing materials from English to Spanish will be expected. Extensive local travel is required. Some weekend and evening hours due to community events is expected.


Bachelor’s Degree required in Public Administration, Communications, Community Development or relevant field, Master’s Degree preferred. Must have three or more year’s demonstrated professional experience building partnerships and collaborations in a multicultural environment. Bilingual in verbal and written Spanish/English required. Experience working with individuals from a variety of cultural/ethnic backgrounds is necessary. A strong ability to self-direct and work with a variety of agencies is required. S/he must be able and willing to travel extensively throughout the local area. Presentation and organizational skills, as well as the ability to relate to a broad range of members are essential. S/he must have excellent interpersonal communication (verbal and written) skills. Ability to participate in and assume responsibility for on-the-job trainings. Strong computer skills are required.

Apply online at


       Dept. of Housing and Community Development

 Benefits Eligibility & Referral Social Worker (C)

Application Deadline: 01-19-2012

Posting ID:               J28561


Conducts screening and assessments on households who are experiencing a housing crisis to determine appropriate action including referral to diversion services and temporary shelter placement.

Processes Emergency Assistance (EA) applications on households who are in need of shelter placement.

Matches clients with existing shelter and scattered site vacancies and arranges for client interviews with the appropriate vendor; monitors compliance with housing search activity in accordance with Emergency Assistance regulations.

Responds to client requests for services in a compassionate and professional manner. Assists eligible clients in obtaining assistance by referring to appropriate agencies including the Department of Transitional Assistance if clients need such benefits as transitional assistance, food stamps or medical assistance; and encouraging clients to participate in programs for which they are eligible.

Conducts periodic EA eligibility reviews of existing clients to ensure compliance with EA Re-Housing Plan and regulations.

Initiating and maintaining communication with other community agencies, shelter providers and state agencies serving clients to ensure that needed resources are made available to ensure permanents housing placements and long term housing stability.

Authorizes support services such as transportation and authorizes payment to clients and/or providers of services to clients by completing authorization form.

Maintains the Homeless Tracking and SSPS systems through the entry of accurate data using the computer and appropriate documents in accordance with Departmental policy.

Reports suspected cases of child, elder and spousal abuse to appropriate authorities by notifying the Department of Children and Family Services and other agencies in order to assist the affected party and to deter future abuse.

Organizes and maintains applicant/client records in a manner that ensures ready availability and quick access to case information.

Assesses special needs of clients to be considered in requesting and making appropriate shelter/motel placements; refers and coordinates with other agencies and resources to address and assist with medical problems, physical handicaps, mental health problems, substance abuse, domestic violence, education considerations for school age children and other pertinent issues.

May exercise direct supervision and is responsible for the overall performance of the unit in the absence of the unit supervisor; completes special projects in accordance with Department policy and established reasonable work expectations; represents the Department at appeal hearings; and performs related duties as required.


REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE: At least four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in social work or social casework, claims adjudication, job placement, recruitment, employment counseling, vocational or rehabilitation counseling, credit investigation, educational counseling, legal advocacy, or legal counseling.


– A Bachelor’s or higher degree may be substituted for two years of the required 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.

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strongly Preferred Bilingual Spanish (ability to read, write and speak standard Spanish).

Knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, programs, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing agency operations and assigned unit activities.

Knowledge of the types and uses of agency forms.

Knowledge of referral sources available for providing services to clients, including available community support and social services resources.

Knowledge of the social and economic problems of the diverse client population and the related impact on employability and self-sufficiency, for example, employment problems of minorities and the economically disadvantaged and behavioral problems which form barriers to employment.

Knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of public relations.

Proficiency in Microsoft computer programs.

Ability to balance all components of casework on homeless cases from the initial application process through the placement activity, the noncompliance process and the entire SSPS process through the application of the laws, rules, regulations, programs, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing agency operations and assigned unit activities.

Ability to read, interpret, apply and explain the provisions of the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing agency operations and assigned unit activities.

Ability to read, interpret and apply Federal, State and local social services programs, laws, statutes and regulations that affect eligibility for financial assistance, such as: workers’ compensation, social security and unemployment insurance.

Ability to gather and assemble items of information in accordance with established procedures, such as, through questioning and observing individuals and by examining records and documents.

Ability to understand and apply knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of supervision in order to demonstrate ability to supervise in the absence of the unit supervisor, including for example, planning, organizing, assigning and coordinating work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, such as, giving written and oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner, accurately recording information provided orally; and writing concisely with a clear expression of thoughts and the development of ideas in logical sequence.

Ability to perform and/or understand and explain arithmetic computations with accuracy (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).

Ability to deal tactfully and establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others, including, for example, working in a team setting, functioning successfully in group situations, establishing rapport with persons from different ethnic, cultural and/or economic backgrounds, interacting with and demonstrating empathy to people who are under physical and/or emotional stress and maintaining a calm manner in stressful and/or emergency situations.


Under the supervision of the Homeless Specialist Supervisor, for a caseload consisting primarily of the families experiencing a housing crisis, assesses and screen households to determine eligibility for diversion and shelter services; refers families to and monitors their participation in services that will assist them in finding permanent housing; obtains and verifies client information; identifies and refers families to support services such as substance abuse and mental health programs; participates in formulating and monitoring EA self-sufficiency plans; conducts case reviews; performs case management activities and delivers those services required to assist families to transition into permanent housing; and performs related duties as required. All of these duties will be performed in accordance with Department policy and the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

How To Apply:

Please mail or hand deliver two (2) copies of your cover letter and resume (with job posting number) to:

Department of Housing and Community Development Human Resources Department
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300
Boston, MA 02114-2524

Fax: (617) 573-1299
TTY: (617) 573-1140


 Greater Lawrence Education Collaborative


1. At least five years administrative experience.
2. An earned Masters degree in Education Administration or an allied field. Earned doctorate preferred.
3. Certified or certifiable in Massachusetts as Superintendent of Schools.

Salary: Negotiated

Reports to: Board of Directors, Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative

Supervises: All administrative and program personnel employed by the Collaborative

Job Goals:
1. To provide leadership in the planning, development and operation of educational programs and services offered to participating member communities.
2. To work closely with the member communities in identifying educational needs that can best be provided on a collaborative basis.
3. To implement the policies and procedures of the Collaborative Board of Directors

Performance Responsibilities:
§ To administer and coordinate all programs and services offered by the Collaborative.
§ To develop and present a budget on an annual basis for the Collaborative to the Board of Directors.
§ To insure proper fiscal management of Collaborative programs.
§ To conduct needs assessments and analysis of such assessments when indicated by the Board of Directors.
§ To prepare and present an annual report to the Board of Directors concerning the effectiveness of all Collaborative programs and services and financial expenditures.
§ To select and recommend for approval by the Board of Directors all personnel to be employed by the Collaborative.
§ To supervise all personnel employed by the Collaborative, in conjunction with program supervisors.
§ To insure, in conjunction with the human resources coordinator, that all staff employed by the Collaborative are evaluated on an annual basis.
§ To act as chairman (or name a designee) for any operations committees approved by the Board of Directors.
§ To negotiate facility purchases and leases.
§ To represent the LEAs on various local and state task forces, committees and advisory boards.
§ To disseminate information concerning the Collaborative to the public media and community groups.
§ To secure legal advice pertaining to Collaborative management procedures whenever appropriate.
§ To meet with students and parents when necessary.
§ To recommend, implement and maintain policies approved by the Board of Directors.
§ To accept any other responsibilities assigned by the Board of Directors.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Salary: $140,000 to $155,000 Per Year

Please send letter of interest, resume, all graduate and undergraduate transcripts, proof of licensure and three letters of recommendation by January 30, 2012 to: Anne W. Booth, Interim Executive Director, Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative, 480 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. Email:
  At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred

  Masters degree preferred

  Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Contact Information

Christine Martin-Barraford, Administrative Assistant
480 Broadway
Methuen, Massachusetts 01884
Phone: 978 685-3000 x112
Fax: 978-689-7466


Senior Mortgage Consultant
Massachusetts Credit Union League – Lawrence, MA
See original job posting at Massachusetts Credit Union League »

Are you ready to step up to the plate and dictate your own salary, based on your performance? Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union (MVFCU) is seeking a self-driven, detail-oriented person to originate mortgages in the Merrimack Valley. Responsibilities include originating first mortgage and home equity products, pre-qualifying members based on credit profiles, and developing relationships with local real estate agencies within assigned territory.

Two years of mortgage origination experience and FNMA DeskTop Originator experience are required, as well as a strong working knowledge of PC based mortgage platform. This is a commission-based position.

MVFCU offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package. Qualified candidates send or fax resume to: Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union, Human Resources, 500 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843, Fax: 978-681-6329. EOE (Updated 11-7-11)



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