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JOB TITLE:  Assistant Director (FILLED)

Cambridge Neighbors (CN) is looking for a talented and dedicated professional who has a genuine interest in enhancing the wellbeing and independence of seniors who are planning to age in their own homes and communities.

 The Assistant Director will be the primary point of contact for CN’s 225 members who are aged 60 and over. The requirements for the Assistant Director are broad, but the goal is to keep current members engaged.

Applying superb administrative, customer service, organizational and computer skills, the candidate will:

  • Interact by phone or email with members and clients who request services
  • Assist CN members with service requests including vendor referrals, event registrations, volunteer service requests, and other transactions
  • Maintain membership data base
  • Oversee the production of membership materials and monthly newsletter
  • Develop and implement programming for members
  • Maintain service records for all vendors and members
  • Coordinate billing for annual member renewal fees, process new members applications, and work with bookkeeper on other charges.
  • Assist Executive Director when needed

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with relevant customer service experience
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills that indicate an ability to interact effectively with our clients
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills with the ability to multitask in a busy office
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Appreciates working as part of a team
  • Strong computer literacy skills (Microsoft Office, Constant Contact, and social media)
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Sense of humor

This position reports directly to the Executive Director

Our Mission

Cambridge Neighbors is a nonprofit membership organization serving 220 people age 60 and older living primarily in Cambridge, but also in Arlington, Belmont, Somerville and Watertown. A part of the national “village” movement, CN’s mission is to support members’ choice to lead vibrant, healthy lives as they “age in place” in their own homes and neighborhoods. CN provides its members with access to a variety of services delivered by volunteers and vetted professional vendors, as well as a way to stay connected to their peers through social, cultural and educational activities.

Salary is commensurate with experience. CN offers a comprehensive vacation and holiday schedule along with the opportunity of flextime.

Start Date – Ideally the right candidate would start immediately.

The Neighbors We Need with Jan Latorre-Stiller

In this episode, Michelle interviews expert guest Jan Latorre-Stiller, the Executive Director of Cambridge Neighbors, a member of the Village to Village Network.

Cambridge Neighbors (CN) is a membership-driven organization helping adults living in Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville, and Watertown Massachusetts stay in the homes and neighborhoods they love. Listen Below

Cambridge Neighbors changes its name from Cambridge at Home

Cambridge Neighbors embraced its new name as the board of directors approved the change from Cambridge at Home, which became effective January 1, 2018.

Cambridge Neighbors, an aging in place nonprofit serving residents 55 years and older, changed its name to better reflect the five cities and towns it serves; Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville, and Watertown.

Its previous name (Cambridge At Home) had been its trademark for ten years, conveying a sense to many, that only Cambridge residents can join its membership organization and receive its extensive services and social programs.  Soon after its founding in 2007, residents from the communities surrounding Cambridge, expressed an interest in joining the organization. The organization expanded its service area beyond Cambridge to include Arlington, Belmont, Somerville and Watertown, now representing 30% of its 280 members.

“With ten years of history, we feel strongly that this is the time to make a name change that will convey a spirit of inclusivity among our current and future members,” noted Tina Olton, the newly elected board president. 

Membership-driven, Cambridge Neighbors will continue working with its members to meet a wide range of practical, sometimes unpredictable, needs that come up during the challenge and transitions of aging. “Cambridge Neighbors is committed to not just keeping people at home, but rather to build community, relationships and camaraderie among its members – essential ingredients to healthy aging,” commented CN’s former executive director.

About Cambridge Neighbors

Cambridge Neighbors is a nonprofit, aging in community organization, or “Village,” helping people 55 and older maintain vibrant, healthy and independent lives in their own homes and communities.  With 280 members, Cambridge Neighbors will continue to provide its members valuable services and programs to make aging in place a reality. 

Contact:  Jan Latorre-Stiller, Executive Director, 617-864-1715 or