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Would you like to be a part of the BA’s mission to provide a healing refuge and services? Have you ever considered serving the Cause of Christian Science in the Boston area? We would love to talk with you about these exciting job opportunities!

Open Positions

Serve the Cause of Christian Science in the Boston area! Join our energetic and dynamic team of dedicated Christian Scientists at the BA.

Would you love to work at the BA but live a distance away?
Consider our Commute and Stay” option!

NEW! Assistant Director of Christian Science Nursing

Are you interested in being a part of an experienced team of Christian Science nurses in a management position and serving the Cause of Christian Science in a vital way?

  • Grow into being a manager that supports the Benevolent Association’s purpose of healing

  • Support the healing atmosphere of the organization

  • Help to uphold the standard of practice called for in the Manual of The Mother Church

  • Learn management responsibilities with its spiritual demands, ethics, judgment and skills, including working with admission calls, writing care plans, providing oversight to the ministry of Christian Science nursing, and other administrative work regarding patient care

  • Learn to make and maintain a balanced, thoughtful schedule that supports all staff

  • Learn how to mentor staff while supporting patients together with a sound representation of the Church Manual By-law, “Christian Science Nurse”

  • Fill an important role in teaming with the Christian Science Nurses Training School

  • Grow in your practice of Christian Science and Christian Science nursing


  • Meets the requirements of the Church Manual By-law “Christian Science Nurse,” and is listed in The Christian Science Journal

  • Has a sound and experienced practice in the field of Christian Science nursing and exemplifies the qualities of a Christian Science nurse

This is a position that will give you the opportunity to grow and learn with a great support team helping you along the way. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please give Kathy Glover a call at (617) 975-2574 or email: kglover@chbenevolent.org

Please submit BA application forms, cover letter and resume (if available).

Contact: Gloria Richmond, HR Manager
Phone: 617-975-2523

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NEW! Strategic Assistant to the CEO

We are currently searching for a strong right-hand strategic assistant to the CEO:  detail-oriented, self-motivated with a collaborative approach. 

Position Summary

Experience in coordinating with senior managers, assessing needs, researching solutions and obtaining bids, then providing a summary analysis and recommended solutions is required.  We are offering a key role to a person who has exceptional organizational and operational talent, excellent interpersonal skills, and a sincere desire to achieve great results.

Key responsibilities

Project Management

Assists with a variety of ongoing and special projects. Interfaces with BA departments and works to ensure quality control within key departments. 

  • On behalf of the CEO, works on multiple projects including planning, implementing and collaborating with department managers, vendors and staff

  • Provides appropriate and cost-beneficial management of the BA’s physical assets in addition to overseeing small capital projects and all furniture, artwork, in-kind donations and books

  • Creates tracking and reporting tools; Maintains reports of ongoing project status, milestones and results

  • Prioritizes and follows-up consistently to ensure projects are on-track and necessary information and materials are available according to schedule and budget

  • Undertakes and completes ad-hoc tasks and projects as assigned


You’ll perform research and complete tasks on a variety of compliance issues, including OSHA, HIPAA, Medicare (QAPI & Emergency Preparedness) Life Safety, DoT, etc.

  • Maintain Master Compliance Overview

  • Research, review, organize and track compliance requirements by program to keep our CEO up-to-date

  • Maintain annual and monthly calendar by program to advise and confirm department compliance

  • Monitors and ensures deadlines are met


  • Proven organizational skillset including sound judgement, flexibility and attention to detail

  • Must be able to supervise, prioritize and adapt to changing priorities as needed

  • Strong analytical, research, and communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Demonstrated planning, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills

  • Must be operationally oriented and able to track projects and develop action-item lists

  • Mature attitude and capable of interacting with a wide variety of managers and staff levels

  • Must maintain a high degree of confidentiality

  • Must possess a team attitude and great people skills

  • Membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MA required

  • Christian Science Class Instruction by an authorized teacher of Christian Science preferred

Education and Experience:

  • BA degree with 3-5 years related business and professional experience

  • Prior experience in project management and compliance preferred

  • Proficient MS office suite skills

Full-time – on-site position

We’d love to hear from you if you have expertise along these lines. 

Contact: Gloria Richmond, HR Manager
Phone: 617-975-2523

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NEW! Development Officer

We’re adding to our Development Team!

Immediate opening:
Develop donor relationships to fund and advance the healing ministry of Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association. Experience the joy of working in support of Christian Science nursing and Christian Science nurses training!


  • Love meeting new people and forming relationships 

  • Confidence and ease in initiating new calls 

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Member of The Mother Church

  • Primary class instruction required

  • This position is based on-site at Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association

 Excellent benefits and relocation package

A Full-time position

Contact: Gloria Richmond, HR Manager
Phone: 617-975-2523

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Assistant Manager, Residential & Guest Services

This position assists the Manager in overseeing all housing, rooms, and apartments in the Original Building and Carriage House.

Your work will encompass activities that relate to The Residences at 910, Rest & Study guests, and Associate Housing. You’ll also act in the place of the Residential and Guest Services Manager, when he/she is not on duty.


This position reports to and works collaboratively with the Residential & Guest Services Manager. Has regular contact with residents, guests and associates, activities coordinator, van driver, leasing agent, facilities, reception, volunteer coordinator, kitchen staff, and housekeeping staff.

  • Ensures rooms are ready for guests, residents, and staff associates before they arrive, keeping in touch with Housekeeping and the Front Desk as necessary. Follows up on departures.

  • May be asked to assist with coordinating the move-ins/outs or room/apartment changes of guests, residents, or associates.

  • Assists department manager with inspecting and documenting repairs and cleanliness of rooms/apartments to ensure optimum upkeep and repair, room cleanliness and overall building appearance of the Original Building and Carriage House. Keeps manager advised of items needing attention.

  • May be asked to support the duties of renting/leasing of rooms/apartments for long and short-term occupancy and be appraised of and able to accurately communicate BA policies for residents, associates, and guests.

  • Is back-up to part-time Activities Coordinator. This may include for example, planning and executing anniversary parties, events, gatherings, driving a van (active driver’s license and good driving record required).

  • Is thoughtful and supportive about enabling the residents at 910 to be and remain independent, and discusses various options or recommended steps with department manager.

  • Responds to various requests. This could be giving a tour of the BA to an inquiring visitor, running an errand, helping a resident move their TV, set up their computer, showing a new associate how to use a washing machine, etc., and other duties that arise.

  • Prepares handouts and communications for residents, guests, and associates as needed.

  • May be asked to attend meetings for residents, and associates to keep apprised information shared with them.

  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


Must be a member of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, and a practicing Christian Scientist.  Class Instruction by an authorized teacher of Christian Science is required.  Metaphysically supports the BA’s services and programs on a daily basis.

Prior work with guests and seniors in a residential setting or Customer Service arena is preferred.  Must be patient, flexible, have a gracious manner, be adept with “people skills,” and able to maintain a high ethical standard of confidentiality.  Problem solving, a good customer service demeanor, ability to multi-task, and a willingness to do anything that might be necessary, is required. Must have flexibility with scheduling with a 24/7 operation and willingness to work weekends as needed. 

Computer skills to include solid grounding in Word docs and Excel.  Must have the ability and willingness to embrace new software, ie. Room Master, WorxHub, and assist with the electronic organizing of documents and files.

Physical requirements include:  Above-average agility and dexterity; and long periods of walking, standing, bending, or carrying moderately heavy items as well as ability to navigate stairs.

Full-time or Part-time, on-site with benefits

Contact: Gloria Richmond, HR Manager
Phone: 617-975-2523

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Reception Manager

We are seeking a joyful, gracious, detail-oriented, and flexible individual to lead, schedule, and work with our Reception and Night Security staff.

Reception serves inquirers seeking Christian Science nursing, senior Residents and others who live on campus, Rest & Study guests, visitors, contractors, and all departments of the Benevolent Association. It can be a bustling place. Whether shifts are full of activity or quiet, everyone in Reception brings a spiritual tone of thought that contributes to the healing refuge provided by the BA.

If you would like to share your computer skills, inspiration, and proven abilities in managing and working thoughtfully with others, you may enjoy this opportunity. Full-time work encompasses several shifts, including some evening and weekend times. 


  • Class taught member of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, MA, and an active branch church member

  • At least 3 years of progressive, relevant work experience

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and computer skills

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks while ensuring timeliness and accuracy

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality is essential

Relocation assistance and on-site, subsidized housing available.

A full-time position

Contact: Gloria Richmond, HR Manager
Phone: 617-975-2523

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Residential and Activities Associate

Bring your joy, creativity, planning expertise, caring, and desire to be of service to this active hospitality position. Full or Part-Time

You’ll be part of a collaborative team that encompasses The Residences at 910, Rest and Study Guests, in addition to Staff Housing.  Team members are cross-trained to assist in supporting other BA departments as needed.

Job Overview and Responsibilities

Reports to and coordinates with the Manager of Residential and Guest Services (or Assistant Manager in his/her absence) and incorporates feedback from the residents living at The Residences at 910, in developing and implementing group programs and activities.  Spiritual alertness and metaphysical preparation essential.

  1. Plans and organizes outside and in-house activities for residents (i.e. local trips to museums, restaurants, sight- seeing, videos, staged readings, guest speakers, Christian Science lectures, etc.)

  2. Responsible for communication and follow-through regarding these activities and makes necessary arrangements, including (but not limited to) reservations, transportation, tour guides, and payments as required.  

  3. Works/coordinates with Volunteer Coordinator as needed.

  4. Creates daily and weekly activities announcements. Ensures weekly and monthly schedules are clearly communicated to residents.  Places announcements in the current locations chosen to convey this information.

  5. Responds to resident requests and arranges individual outside appointments and transportation.

  6. If possible, serves as one of the back up or additional drivers as needed.

  7. Works as part of the Resident and Guest Services team and looks for ways to support team members.

  8. Works flexible hours to help meet the 7 day a week needs of the Residents.

  9. Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Has a sense of service in one’s heart and has a demonstrable knowledge of Christian Science practice

  • Experience with planning and operating an activities program in an organization is desirable

  • Easily expresses qualities such as being imaginative, resourceful, patient, expressing wisdom, caring, flexibility, willingness to listen, and genuine interest in learning about another’s interests

  • Good communication and computer skills are essential

  • Ability to be flexible in working schedule. Weekend availability required and some early evening preferred hours preferable

  • Able to deal with emergencies calmly and effectively

  • Membership in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MA

  • Class instruction by an authorized teacher of Christian Science is preferred

Full-time or Part-time

Let us know how your talents and experience could enhance this joyful work.

Contact: Gloria Richmond, HR Manager
Phone: 617-975-2523

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Reception/Night Security — Openings for Substitutes

Are you a spiritually-minded night owl?  If so, keep reading!

Part-time for occasional needs.

Hours are 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.  Fill-in for staff vacations and time away.

We also offer a commute and stay on-site option!

We’d like to add one or two individuals who are members of The Mother Church to our on-call Reception/Security staff:

  • Expresses qualities that represent and support Christian Science nursing and healing in all contacts with individuals seeking BA services and with Rest & Study guests and Residents

  • Answers phone console transferring calls, paging staff as needed, etc.

  • May handle some modest cash transactions

  • Utilizes computer for security report

  • Patrols buildings and grounds to maintain safety/security of facility

  • Maintains alertness to detect items needing attention/response

  • Able to be calm in emergency situations


  • Member of The Mother Church (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, MA)

  • Active branch church membership and class instruction preferred

Part-time for occasional needs

Contact: Gloria Richmond, HR Manager
Phone: 617-975-2523

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Dynamic non-profit Medicare provider seeks experienced Controller with substantial non-profit experience to join our mission-oriented team.

If you are a fast learner, team player with great integrity, detail-oriented self-starter willing to follow established procedures while identifying and helping to implement ways to improve them – we’d love to hear from you!

  • Assumes full responsibility for preparing for and managing the annual independent audit and Form 990 engagements

  • Has extensive knowledge of and ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles applicable to not-for-profit organizations

  • Takes full responsibility for financial reporting and preparing monthly and quarterly unaudited financial statements for review by the Finance Committee and Board of Trustees

  • Understands and implements compliance with Medicare standards and reporting.  Prepares Medicare cost reporting schedules for consultant

  • Understands the account requirements for endowment funds, charitable gift annuities, perpetual trusts and contributions receivable

  • Prepares daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly cash position and tracks forecasting reports

  • Works with Finance Director in preparation of annual budget of approximately $9M and other projects as needed

  • Prepares monthly cost allocations and supporting schedules

  • Ensures sound non-profit accounting practices and provides technical assistance as needed to others in the Business Office and HR.

  • Coordinates with outside contractor for timely submission of charitable registration reports in multiple states and other compliance reports as necessary

  • Responsible for all aspects of general ledger and bank reconciliations

  • Oversees Accounts Receivable and Payable

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Reports to Finance Director


  • College degree in Accounting; 7+ years professional accounting experience required

  • Substantial not-for-profit accounting experience

  • CPA or equivalent essential

  • Skills and experience using Word, Excel and accounting software. Experience with Dynamics/Great Plains software a plus

  • Ability to communicate effectively with management and financial institutions

  • Fast learner; team player with great integrity; detail-oriented self-starter willing to follow established procedures while identifying and helping to implement ways to improve them.

A full-time position

Contact: Gloria Richmond, HR Manager
Phone: 617-975-2523

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Reception Host

Would you love to be a warm, welcoming presence at the Benevolent Association? Part-time hours

If you are comfortable responding to many requests in an often busy environment, you may enjoy supporting this healing refuge by serving at our Reception Desk. 

Bring your inspiration, alertness, computer skills, and careful attention-to-detail as you assist callers as well as our residents and staff. You’ll handle a variety of reception and cashier duties and prepare reservations and bills for Rest & Study guests using computer software. 

Schedules include some weekends, evenings, and a few holidays.


  • Membership in The Mother Church

  • Class instruction and active Christian Science branch church membership preferred

Part-time hours available

Contact: Gloria Richmond, HR Manager
Phone: 617-975-2523

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Christian Science Nursing Arts Mentor

Work with a dedicated team of Christian Science nurses in supporting others in bringing out the art of Christian Science nursing.

We are looking for a Christian Science nurse who is:

  • Devoted to the Cause of Christian Science and Christian Science healing

  • Meets the requirements of the Church Manual By-law “Christian Science Nurse,” and is listed in The Christian Science Journal

  • Has a sound and experienced practice in the field of Christian Science nursing and exemplifies the qualities of a Christian Science nurse

  • Has had substantial Christian Science nurses training

  • Is interested in working with a dedicated team of Christian Scientists within the BA’s structured training program to support members of The Mother Church as they meet the requirements of the Church Manual By-law “Christian Science Nurse”

  • Able to work well with others and has good communication skills in order to provide individualized side-by-side mentoring in the holy work of Christian Science nursing

  • Able to work a flexible schedule


  • Membership in The Mother Church

  • Class Instruction required

A full-time position

Contact: Gloria Richmond, HR Manager
Phone: 617-975-2523

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Christian Science Nurses and Visiting Christian Science Nurses

Be part of our vibrant, healing ministry of Christian Science nursing in greater Boston and beyond.

We’re expanding our staff and welcome inquiries from Journal-listed Christian Science nurses and visiting Christian Science nurses with sound and substantial practices.

We have an open position and invite applications from those who:

  •  Meet the requirements of the Church Manual By-law “Christian Science Nurse” and are listed in The Christian Science Journal

  • Have an experienced practice in the field of Christian Science nursing and exemplify the qualities of a Christian Science nurse

  • Are flexible and willing to be available to work various shifts

Great atmosphere and benefits, plus on-site housing available.

Full-time or Part-time

Contact: Gloria Richmond, HR Manager
Phone: 617-975-2523

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For questions about employment positions contact:

Gloria Richmond, Human Resources Manager
phone: 800-662-9937 or 617-975-2523
email: jobs@chbenevolent.org
fax: 617-975-2703


  • Competitive salaries set for Boston’s cost of living

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with 5% employer match

  • Paid vacation, holiday, personal, and Christian Science Association time (working 20-40 hrs per week)

  • Christian Science nursing care benefit

  • Subsidized dental insurance

  • Voluntary life insurance program

  • Free on-site parking

  • On-campus housing available at subsidized rates (subject to availability)

  • Staff picnics, barbecues, game nights

  • Community kitchens, laundry, living rooms, fireplaces

  • Wooded grounds, gardens, flowering trees, walking paths

  • Quick access to Boston, walk to nearby public transit

  • World-class restaurants and shopping nearby

  • Opportunities for advancement

Working at the BA

The BA was founded in 1916 in response to Mary Baker Eddy’s call for skilled Christian Science nursing to support those relying on Christian Science for healing. It is located on 24.2 acres of gardens and woodlands within minutes of downtown Boston.

Employees enjoy housing in surrounding communities, on the campus itself in the Carriage House apartments (for Journal-listed Christian Science nurses), or in rooms in the historic Original Building. On-site staff housing is subject to availability. Restaurants, shopping, and theaters are within walking distance.

The Boston area is home to a community of Christian Scientists, many of whom work in the Christian Science movement. The Mother Church is just minutes away, and there are a number of branch churches in the surrounding area. Longyear Museum is located just across the street from the BA.

Volunteering at the BA

… where heart meets heart reciprocally blest….
Mary Baker Eddy

You are warmly invited to express your love, your support of the Christian Science healing ministry, and your talents by volunteering at the BA. Here are some of the ways you can be involved!

Reading to patients

  • During late-morning small gatherings to hear the Bible Lesson

  • One-on-one sharing of the Bible, Mrs. Eddy’s writings, and other authorized Christian Science literature

Playing and singing music

  • At a hymn sing

  • For group sing-a-alongs or concerts

Sharing a talent or interest with residents or patients

  • Teaching art, a movement class, etc.

  • Sharing a hobby, such as birding, photography, travel, crafts, etc.

  • Reading and discussing a book

  • Discussing The Christian Science Monitor

  • Working in the BA’s extensive gardens

  • Helping with painting and building projects

  • Providing office support

For more information, please contact the BA
at 617-734-5600 or inquiry@chbenevolent.org.