Arlington, Virginia
Aug 08, 2018
Aug 20, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time

Job Title: SENIOR CENTER DIRECTOR (PART-TIME) Closing Date/Time: Continuous Salary: $26.72 - $40.79 Hourly
$2,137.60 - $3,263.20 Biweekly
Job Type: Part-Time Permanent Location: Aurora Hills - 735 S. 18th Street, Arlington *METRO-accessible*, Virginia       Arlington County's Department of Parks and Recreation has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a professional recreation programmer with experience working with senior adults, to manage one of Arlington's Senior Centers. This position will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Arlington's senior residents by ensuring the quality and content of programs through design, development, implementation and evaluation of a full range of programming for the Senior Center at Aurora Hills.
This position will assess needs and develop programs in concert with the Office of Senior Adult Programs (OSAP) goals and core programming elements; create flyers and marketing materials for programs including written descriptions for the 55+ Guide publication; evaluate programs and analyze results; submit required monthly and quarterly reports; coordinate scheduling and space assignments for senior center programs and activities; program all senior center activities and special events; and serve on interdisciplinary projects and teams.

Specific duties include:

  • Overseeing the daily operation/management of the Senior Center to include maintaining service agreements with facility management and senior program partners and stakeholders;
  • Performing all necessary administrative duties in program operations and administration to include overseeing membership registrations, renewals, and class sign-ups, maintaining accurate participant and administrative records, and overseeing the set-up of rooms with equipment and supplies as necessary for activities, while ensuring compliance with all County policies and procedures.
  • Monitoring allocated budget, documenting, and tracking expenditures and maintaining inventories for equipment and supplies, ordering equipment, arranging for resources, and reporting needed equipment repairs;
  • Providing direct supervision for some senior adult activities in the Center and identifying and cultivating new participant leadership through interaction with advisory committees, community organizations, and senior groups;
  • Recruiting, hiring, training, coaching and monitoring the work of volunteers while implementing and encouraging team development and leadership;
  • Writing, producing and distributing publicity materials for programs including 55+ Guide publication, Center newsletter, calendars, flyers etc; and
  • Participating in positive Civic Engagement by building community trust, establishing and actively supporting processes that engage a wide range of appropriate internal and external stakeholders to facilitate an open exchange of opinions from diverse groups.

The employee must have strong administrative, communication and interpersonal skills, along with intermediate proficiency in computer skills and office equipment, including Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook and Publisher. The employee is expected to demonstrate effective leadership by emulating the following County and Senior Center professional standards of leadership:

  • showing respect, responding with sensitivity to individuality;
  • developing nurturing relationships, and building on individual strengths; and
  • creating an atmosphere where different perspectives, opinions and positions are welcomed, encouraged and fully explored.

The employee must be able to travel to different locations.
 Selection Criteria: Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Recreation, Gerontology, Social Work, Therapeutic Recreation, Adult Education or a closely related human service field, plus experience in administration or management of programs in a senior adult and/or recreation setting. 

Substitution: Additional education may be substituted for part of the experience, or additional responsible experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to applicants with experience in the following:

  • Senior adult recreation programming to include assessment, design, planning, implementation and evaluation;
  • Working with diverse communities;
  • Bilingual skills;
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with community organizations, service providers, citizen advisory groups and professional partners; and
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with computer software and office equipment to include Microsoft Office software (Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.), Outlook, and with accessing and manipulating a web-based driven data base.

 Special Requirements: The applicant must possess, or after hire, be able to obtain a food handler certification.

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
 Additional Information: Work Hours: Employee will work Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Occasional weeknight or weekend hours will be required to work during planned County-wide or Senior Center special events.

The position is open until filled.  Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a continuous basis.

Part-time employees are eligible for County benefits on a pro-rated basis.

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