Senior Center Manager

Application Deadline: 2021-06-23
Job Type: County
Job Description:

The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Portage County is hiring a Senior Center Manager to join their team!

What are the primary job responsibilities?

Program Management:

Develop annual goals, work plan, and timetable for achieving senior center objectives.
Promote positive growth and mental health by setting up and coordinating educational classes that appeal to the diverse interests of adults 55 and older and adults with disabilities 18 and older.
Promote better health maintenance through initiating and overseeing programs for health education, including evidenced-based programs, physical fitness, wellness, and health screening activities at Lincoln Center and the Senior Dining Sites located throughout the county.
Work with planning committees to develop relevant center programs.
Develop and implement or suggest changes to program data collection systems adequate to meet agency reporting requirements.
Oversee scheduling of space at Lincoln Center for classes, meetings, conferences, and evening and weekend rentals.
Ensure warm public reception and orientation to the center, as well as information and referral services for older people, adults with disabilities, their families and caregivers, and the general public.
Administer the system for handling emergencies at Lincoln Center including medical, fire, tornado, or other natural disasters, suggesting changes as needed or as recommended by the Emergency Management Coordinator.
Supervise group activity and class leaders, office and other volunteers.
Work with community agencies to expand opportunities for seniors and adults with disabilities in the community.
Work with local private businesses and individuals to generate funding for center programs and services.
Work with medical and other service providers to offer free and/or low-cost screenings for center participants.
Assure that Older Americans Act funded services are targeted to adults age 60 and older in the greatest social and economic need.
Develop and facilitate Senior Center Advisory Council.
Develop and facilitate Coalition for Adults with Disabilities.
Maintain membership and participate in the Wisconsin Association of Senior Center meetings and trainings and other appropriate training.
Lead evidenced based health classes when volunteers are not available, and training has been provided.
Oversee agency licenses- Music, Video, Soda Machine.

Fiscal Management:

Develop annual senior center budget, subject to approval of department director.
Monitor revenues and expenditures of senior center budget in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines and funding requirements.
Verify and approve expenditures by senior center classes/groups.
Monitor all senior center participant revenue accounts and reserve funds.
Develop and implement fundraising activities and/or events.
Prepare and submit grants when available and appropriate.
Oversee contracts and fulfillment of contracts.

Supervision—Staff and Volunteer:

Supervise the Health Program Coordinator and Administrative Associate I positions.
Assist ADRC Director with selection process for new staff as appropriate.
Assist ADRC Director with development of job descriptions
Provide initial orientation and coordinate ongoing training
Develop work plans to include organization and scheduling of tasks and meet regularly to monitor performance.
Conduct annual performance evaluations and set goals for the coming year subject to approval by the department director.
Schedule reception substitutes as needed.
Supervise and coordinate volunteers, UWSP practicum students and interns and other community employment and training workers needed for senior center programs including recruitment, training, evaluation, and recognition.
Provide recognition for volunteers assisting in center programs.

Public Relations:

Work with ADRC Director to develop and implement senior center public relations efforts which provide information, develops support, and promotes participation in programming and activities.
Speak to senior clubs, university classes, civic organizations, media and other appropriate groups to inform them about senior center programs and activities.
Use appropriate media to communicate senior center services via press releases to newspapers, the ADRC newsletter, public service announcements, Facebook, posters, flyers, brochures.

Aging & Disability Resource Center Staff Functions:

Attend regular staff meetings, trainings, and conferences as appropriate.
Work in conjunction with other ADRC staff in developing and implementing programs and services to meet department goals.
Lead staff person in working with facilities staff at the senior center and serve as a liaison with Facilities Management Director.
Provide information and referral services for seniors, adults with disabilities, and their families and caregivers re: ADRC/County programs.

What are the minimum qualifications?

Bachelor’s degree in education, sociology, psychology, communication, gerontology or a related field is required.
Minimum of one year of successful experience working with seniors.
Experience managing volunteers is required.
Experience in program development and management required.
Experience working with budgets preferred.
Experience in grant writing preferred.

Portage County offers a robust benefit package for permanent employees working at least 20 hours/week. Benefits include;

State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan
Health insurance- your choice of two health plans- (Health Savings Account associated with the High Deductible Health Plan with a County contribution or a PPO Co-pay plan)
EAP (Employee Assistance Plan) Paid by the County
Paid holidays
Sick pay
Flexible spending account
Life insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hours/week)
Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hours/week)
Dental insurance
457B Deferred Compensation Plan

For a complete position description, email [email protected]

Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Deadline Note:

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