JOB OPPORTUNITY: Program Director

posted Jul 5, 2017, 9:25 AM by Wayne Wieseler   [ updated Jul 5, 2017, 9:26 AM ]

This position reports to the Executive Director and is exempt.

Essential Job Duties

  • Program development and implementation including arranging for classes, workshops, musical entertainment, arts and crafts, games, social activities, and educational courses. 
  • Prepares surveys and/or assessments to determine interest and need for programs and services.
  • Research and follow up on grant opportunities in all program areas and work with the Executive Director to submit grant proposals to support various activities of the center.
  • Monitor all program activities including attendance, revenue, evaluation, reporting, and invoicing.
  • Coordinates instructors and prepares their contracts. Maintains a register of all facilitators and their back-ups.
  • Arranges for a register of all participants, including programs managed by other organizations, such as Santa Rosa Junior College or the Council on Aging.
  • Keeps abreast of current issues relevant to the elderly through webinars, blogs and local coalitions regarding seniors such as National Council on Aging, Area Agency on Aging, etc. 
  • Submit program activities and evaluation reports as required by funding agencies and Board of Directors.
  • Plans, schedules, and implements field trips. Arrange excursions to community activities such as the County Fair, Historical Society exhibits, art shows, etc.
  • Provides information to Communications to promote programs. Develops the calendar of activities for website and print publication. Draft flier content for specific activities.
  • Ensures that program rooms are clean, physically set up with chairs and tables, and other equipment and supplies as needed. Assists facilitators bringing in equipment for their programs.
  • BA degree / NCCAP Activity Director Certification and/or comparable experience. 
  • Exceptional communications skills. English language proficiency in speaking, writing, and listening is required.
  • Capability to use word processing, Excel, PowerPoint, and familiarity with client or donor data base management, social networking and general office operations.
  • Ability to generate creative ideas for programs and trips
  • Ability to work independently with organizational skills to enable simultaneous planning projects and programs
  • Ability to work graciously with other staff, volunteers, and members of the community.
  • Patience and understanding of the needs of seniors. 
  • Valid CA Driver’s license; Non-smoker.


Starting salary for 80% time is dependent upon experience.

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Linda Civitello, Executive Director, NO PHONE CALLS Please