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Activities Coordinator

Burlington, MA
The Council on Aging is looking for an Activities Coordinator to develop and administer a variety of programs and events associated with the interests and needs of the Town’s senior population.  This position is primarily a weekday job with some nights and occasional weekend work.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Establishes and maintains an ongoing schedule of activity programs for the population served by the COA.
  • Arranges for program instructors and guest speakers, coordinates other special events programs for seniors.  Keep class lists and instructor lists updated
  • Coordinate acquisition of resources and materials necessary to implement programs. Effectively manage programs and programming space. Plans for all arrangements including but not limited to hours, space, equipment, supplies, audio-visual, and other supporting material
  • Develops and implements community outreach strategies.
  • Develop promotional literature, flyers, posters, and information for the newsletter and website.
  • Participates in and occasionally provides staff leadership for COA special activities.
  • Liaison with school administrators and others to foster intergenerational activity;
  • Assists in the preparation of news releases, media programming, and the COA newsletter
  • Maintains accurate and confidential records.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a high school diploma required with at least 3 years’ responsible experience working with older adults in the provision of social enrichment and/or recreation programs.  AS Degree preferred in a related field.
  • Working knowledge of available social enrichment and recreation programs for senior citizens in and near Burlington.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Sensitivity, compassion and tact.
  • Patience and resiliency.
  • Dependable, punctual, and detail oriented.
  • Must be able to independently travel within town as well as to some neighboring towns.
Hours are primarily weekdays, approximately 15-19 hours per week. Salary is $22.54 per hour, and does not participate in the Town-benefits program. This position is available immediately and is subject to grant funding.

Applications received by May 21, 2021 will receive first consideration.  Position will remain open until filled.

Please note:  MA General Laws mandate that any individual having direct contact at any time with either children or senior citizens be subject to CORI screening by the Criminal History Systems Board.  Any conditional offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory CORI results.
Methods to apply for this position:
Click on the Apply Now button (preferred)
Send letter of interest, resume, and application to:
     Joanne M. Faust, SPHR
     Human Resources Director
     Town of Burlington
     29 Center Street
     Burlington, MA  01803
The Town of Burlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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