EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - COUNCIL ON AGING
Please apply by sending resume and coverletter to Personnel@town.arlington.ma.us or mail it to Personnel, Town of Arlington, 730 Mass Ave, Arlington, MA 02476.
Salary Range: $58,685 - $67,996
Full Time, Benefitted, SEIU Union position
Professional, supervisory, administrative, and clinical work developing and implementing programs of the Council on Aging; all other related work, as required.
Works under the general direction of the Director of Human Services; works independently, in accordance with established procedures, departmental policies and standards.
Performs varied, complex and responsible professional duties requiring initiative and judgment in conducting service programs, supervising employees, and addressing the needs of senior citizens.
Supervises five full time employees and five part time employees, volunteers and student interns.
Work is generally performed in the office; some duties require home visits and traveling to meetings and conferences; the employee is required to attend evening meetings; on call in emergency situations in town involving senior citizens .
The employee operates standard office equipment and an automobile.
The employee has regular contact with clients, their families, social service providers, local and state agencies, other COAs, funders, and professional associations.
The employee has access to confidential information, including personnel records, criminal investigations, and confidential information relating to clients.
Errors in judgment could result in hardship to the town's senior citizens and lower standards of service to the community, monetary loss or legal repercussions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Performs financial management duties in areas such as budgeting, cost analysis, and contract monitoring; responsible for preparing and monitoring the Council's budget.
Prepares and submits required fiscal reports to local and state agencies.
Plans, develops, coordinates, and evaluates programs in the areas of health care, transportation, counseling, information and referral, recreation, nutrition, housing, etc., for senior citizens residing in Arlington.
Develops long-range strategic plans for providing services to senior citizens.
Acts as an advocate for senior citizens and serves as liaison to the Friends of the Council on Aging and works with the Arlington Seniors Association.
Responsible for organizational development and contract monitoring in areas such as transportation, day care, home care, etc.
Responsible for building community, grant writing, fundraising and maintaining and improving services for the growing senior population.
Performs various policy development responsibilities at the local, regional, and state levels with agencies and organizations in the field of aging.
Evaluates public and private resources to ensure that the needs of the elderly are being met.
Publicizes, educates and promotes services and programs available to elders through the media, including editing, writing, public speaking, and panel presentations.
Interprets policy decisions of the Council on Aging and translates policies into programs beneficial to the town’s senior citizens.
Manages Food Pantry and Heating Assistance Programs.
Performs other similar or related duties, as required or as situation dictates.
Recommended Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience
Master's Degree in public administration or a human services field; five to seven years of supervisory and management experience, experience working with elderly clients; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator’s license
Knowledge, Ability and Skill
Thorough knowledge of the needs of senior citizens and federal, state, and regional services and local resources. Knowledge of local human services issues. Knowledge of federal and state regulations pertaining to programs for the elderly. Experience in grant writing and management. Knowledge of social services issues.
Ability to assess the needs of senior citizens and develop effective and constructive working relationships with senior citizens, service providers, human service agencies, and the general public. Ability to work effectively with town departments, boards and committees. Ability to prepare and manage budgets and finances. Ability to prepare and administer grants. Ability to develop and administer a strategic plan that includes increasing department capacity and ability to serve senior residents. Ability to train and supervise employees and volunteers effectively. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Expertise in public relations and the use of various media. Good public speaking skills. Strong business skills and computer skills. Planning and organizational development skills.
Minimal physical effort is generally required to perform duties under typical office conditions; performance of duties requires the employee to speak and hear. Vision requirements include the ability to read routine and complex documents, use a computer and operate an automobile.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.