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SPUR is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks a diverse staff that reflects of the community it serves. Employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
We are currently hiring for the following positions. Scroll down to learn more and for information on how to apply.
SPUR Holiday Cheer Website Manager
Whirl Program Manager
SPUR Holiday Cheer Drive Website Manager
Through the annual SPUR Holiday Cheer Drive, we provide winter essentials and meaningful holiday gifts to roughly 600 local children, as well as adults experiencing homelessness in Lynn, Marblehead, Salem, and Swampscott each holiday season. Working with each recipient, social service providers submit wish lists unique to each recipient that include something the recipient wants, something they need, something to wear, and something to read. Each November, all these wish lists are posted online, where sponsors can browse and sign up to sponsor a wish list.
We are in search of someone to assist us with the upkeep of this website during the Holiday Cheer Drive, technical support as needed, and providing minor updates to the site to enhance user experience. Due to a new platform update, dependency conflicts need to be fixed before this year’s drive. If you have experience with Heroku, a cloud platform as a service (PaaS), and would like to assist a local non-profit of providing hundreds of recipients receive meaningful gifts and winter essentials please apply by emailing email@example.com with your resume and cover letter.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Be proficient in Python 3
Be able to utilize Flask framework
Experience with/ability to apply skills with web development including
HTML, Bootstrap, Postgres, and Heroku deployed with Git
Be comfortable managing version updates and dependency conflicts for
Flask, Python, and other dependencies
Ability to manage APIs for Postgres, etc.
Ability to rewrite/reorganize old/patched code using principles such as
modularity and separation of concerns
Whirl Program Manager
SPUR is hiring for a fantastic opportunity for an individual interested in working with young people to make a real difference in the community.
Program Overview: The Whirl Program is a dynamic, hands-on initiative that is part of our Enrichment Program. The goal is to engage and inspire the youngest members of our community to give back in meaningful and impactful ways. Through a collaboration between My Brother’s Table, the Lynn YMCA, and SPUR, SPUR facilitates a group of 10-16 year olds to create nutrient dense smoothies that are distributed to patrons of My Brother’s Table. Each smoothie contains a full day's worth of fruit and vegetables with the idea that people experiencing homelessness may not have access to fresh produce and may not have the dental capabilities to eat fresh produce.
The WHIRL program takes place at the Lynn YMCA (40 Neptune Blvd, Lynn, MA 01902) during their afterschool program.
The Program Manager will be responsible for leading this program two days a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:00 – 5:30 PM. This includes picking up the produce from My Brother’s Table, working with the kids to make smoothies, cleaning up after smoothie making, and delivering smoothies to My Brother’s Table, as well as any other needs that may arise to facilitate a successful program. There will also be a regular weekly meeting with SPUR’s Enrichment Director at a mutually convenient time.
The Program Manager will be paid for 6 hours each week at $20/hour.
Availability on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 3:00 – 5:30 PM
Reliable transportation; candidate must have their own transportation
Investment in the mission of SPUR and the WHIRL program
Ability to communicate clearly with partners
Enthusiasm for working with middle and high school students
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and cover letter. Position available immediately.