NOTICE OF POSTING
POSTING DATE: November 22, 2022
RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUESTED BY: 12/13/22 via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.
||Human Service Programs|
||North Cambridge Senior Center Director|
|Civil Service Position:
||Non Civil Service position
|Hours Per Week:
||37.5 hours per week|
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Council on Aging (COA) works to promote and safeguard the health and wellness of seniors over the age of 60 by offering an array of services, including: enrichment and wellness classes, meals, trips, social service supports, and a variety of opportunities for meaningful connection to staff and other seniors. The COA operates two senior centers, one in Central Square and the second in North Cambridge. The COA is looking for a creative manager to be part of the COA leadership team who will work to expand offerings and partnerships at the North Cambridge Senior Center that meet the needs of seniors. The Director will:
- Plan, develop, implement, and oversee a variety of recreational, social, health and education programs to meet the needs of a diverse group of senior program participants, both "in Center" as well as "Virtual".
- Supervise the part time Center Assistant and supervise, train, and recruit Senior Aides, volunteers, and interns.
- Administer the daily operations of the North Cambridge Senior Center.
- Work with the COA Executive Director to manage the annual operations budget for the North Cambridge Senior Center and augment resources through community in-kind services donations and some grant writing when appropriate.
- Manage physical facility of the Senior Center, and work with the Cambridge Housing Authority representative on facility issues.
- Coordinate, with Somerville Cambridge Elder Services, the provision of a hot lunch program.
- Refer all participants from the North Cambridge Senior Center needing social services assistance for information and referral services or case management to COA Client Services Director.
- Work cooperatively with the Director of the Cambridge Senior Center on joint programming ideas and resources.
- Oversee data collection and maintain all relevant information and documentation through MySeniorCenter on seniors participating in activities and trips and ensure safety protocols are followed.
- Represent the North Cambridge Senior Center at meetings and community events, as requested by the COA Executive Director. Participate on internal leadership and planning teams, to enhance city wide services.
- Actively engage in and support the Department's Race and Equity Initiative.
- Performs related duties as required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's Degree in related human service area or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience required. At least one year experience in direct services to elders and two years' experience in supervision of staff required. Experience working with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural and social economic backgrounds highly preferred. Must have the ability to support and work with challenging individuals, as well as the ability to develop and foster an environment that is welcoming to all seniors. Excellent interpersonal, planning, organizational, and communication skills required. Basic computer skills required, including Word & Excel. Additional computer skills highly desirable such as desktop publishing. The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse. Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.
Duties are performed in a very active and diverse Senior Center. Many activities operating simultaneously, presentations, meals served; participants from various backgrounds, many of whom have significant social and medical needs.
Must have sufficient mobility to travel between sites. Ability to do activity set up (tables; chairs; etc.). Ability to access input and retrieve information from a computer.
RATE: $58,974-$69,940 annually plus excellent benefits (rate is effective 1/1/23)
- Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance
- Vacation and Sick leave eligible
- Sick Incentive Pay Eligible
- 3 Personal days
- 14 Paid Holidays
- Management Allowance, $2,700/year
- City employee commuter benefits (T-Pass reimbursement, Bluebikes membership, EZRide Shuttle membership)
Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and cover letter; external applicants submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: email@example.com or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and cover letter requested by 12/13/22. Position will remain open until filled.
THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY OR ANY OTHER PROTECTED CATEGORY. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES, WRITTEN MATERIALS IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS, AND REASONABLE MODIFICATIONS IN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WILL BE PROVIDED TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES FREE OF CHARGE, UPON REQUEST. The City is committed to advancing a workforce culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.