FRAMINGHAM – The City of Framingham is advertising for a Director of Elder Affairs.
The Director performs supervisory, administrative, and professional work in planning, organizing, and directing all Department of Council on Aging services and activities. This role manages and supervises employees, budgets, operations, maintenance, and programs for the Callahan Senior Center. Work includes assessing the needs of the senior population and designing and implementing programs to meet those needs, and providing emergency intervention services as appropriate.
The salary range is $98,467 to $121,480.
The full-time position does require some evenings/weekends for meetings and/or community events.
The current director submitted her resignation last month, after a decade with Framingham. Her last day is at the end of February/beginning of March.
1. Provides direction and supervision to Council on Aging managers and staff in providing programs, services, and volunteer opportunities for a diverse, older adult population, evaluating the programs and services provided, and identifying unmet needs.
2. Serves as facilities manager and operations manager of the Callahan Center in conjunction with the Building Services Department, overseeing the maintenance, design, reclamation, and the emergency intervention of the facility and its grounds.
3. Assists the Division of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs in developing and administering the Department’s operating and grant budgets and seeks additional resources from various sources to support the Department’s operations and services.
4. Provides monthly and annual statistical reports regarding services and operations supporting grants and investments by various organizations and federal and state agencies.
5. Meets with the Council on Aging Board every month to keep members abreast of finances and grant administration issues and solicit their input regarding the needs of older adults.
6. Maintains strong working relationship with Friends of Callahan to ensure support of programs by attending monthly Friends of Callahan Board meetings and monthly general meetings and being available for advice and support, as needed.
7. Attends training and workshops to maintain knowledge and awareness of state and federal laws as well as practices and techniques pertaining to the provision of financial and health-related support services to the older adult population.
8. Serves as an advocate, representing issues and concerns of older adults at various meetings that are city-wide, interdepartmental, interagency, and in the community at large,
9. Serves as a Mandated Reporter in accordance with the MA Protective Service Law.
10. Performs similar or related work as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.
Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in Gerontology, Social Work, or a related field with a Master’s Degree preferred and at least 5 years of related work experience .
Applicants should have CPR/First Aid certification and be certified as a Reporter of Elder Abuse and certified as CORI designee within six months of appointment.
Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred
Applicants should have knowledge of the aging process and elder programs/services designed to meet the needs of the elderly such as Medicare and the physical and emotional impact of aging.
The position was posted today, February 3.
To apply visit www.framinghamma.gov/jobs