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Town of Lincoln: Assistant Director, Council on Aging

The Town of Lincoln seeks qualified applicants for the 35 hour a week position of Assistant COA Director. This position will, under the direction of the Council on Aging Director, be responsible for developing, overseeing and implementing the Council on Aging’s activities, including classes, lectures, groups, and social events for a diversity of older residents, identify emerging needs and seek grants or other resources to meet them, provide social services such as information and referral, benefits assistance, and case management, and assist with the day-to-day functions of the Council on Aging operations. This is a unique opportunity to work in a mission-focused, team-based environment during a time of growth for the Lincoln COA.  A Master’s degree in gerontology or social work or an equivalent human services field required with a minimum of three years of progressive experience working with the elderly or in a related human service field.  Current hourly pay range is $33.57 – $47.50, based on experience.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by May 15, 2020.  AA/EOE

Overall Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Council on Aging Director, the 35-hours per week Assistant Director will be responsible for developing, overseeing, and implementing programming, including activities and new programs and services, providing social services to elders in need and assisting with the day-to-day functions of the Council on Aging operations.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Plan, schedule and oversee implementation of activities, including classes, lectures, discussion groups, fairs, support groups, and more.  This will entail working with other COA  staff to develop activities that attract a wide diversity of seniors and meet essential health, informational, and social needs.
  • Produce a monthly newsletter featuring the activities and other programs as well as publicize the activities through announcements to the local press and other means
  • Work with the COA team to identify unmet needs and develop new programs and services to meet them, then seek grant-funding or other resources to implement the new programs and services.
  • Work closely with the COA Director and other members of the COA team on budgeting, policy development, and statistics-gathering for activities and the COA as a whole.
  • Along with other members of the COA team, provide support, information and referral, case management, and assistance filling out applications for local, state, and federal benefits to older adults in need and their caregivers.
  • Maintain accurate and complete case records using digital a digital record-keeping system.
  • Make home visits as necessary.
  • Attend appropriate Town, regional, and state meetings
  • In the absence of the Director, oversee daily operations of the Council on Aging, providing continuity of programs and services.  

Basic Knowledge and Experience: Master’s degree in gerontology, social work, or an equivalent human services field required. Three or more years of progressive experience working with the elderly or in a related human service field, with a strong preference for experience in a Council on Aging or similar community-based setting, may be substituted for Master’s degree. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced team setting. Computer literate.

Independent Action: Establish own work plan and priorities to assure timely completion of work in conformance with COA policies and practices referring unusual questions on Town policy and procedure to COA Director.

Special Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • Satisfactory result of criminal background check

Physical Requirements: Responsibilities involve close eye/hand coordination, finger dexterity, and manipulative ability under circumstances where accuracy may be critical such as computers and other office equipment.  Duties involve occasional light exertion of physical effort to lift or move light weight materials or equipment.  Work does not generally involve occupational risk.

Grade: 15

FLSA: Non-exempt