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Lead Programs Assistant

Are you a creative thinker? Do you have a passion for working with older adults? Is it important to you to make a difference? Can you multi-task, handle a fast paced environment and think on your feet?

Youville House Assisted Living Residence, in Cambridge, is seeking a "Lead Programs Assistant."

This dynamic team leader will be responsible for coordinating, implementing, and evaluating programs under the direction of the Director of Programs. He/she will coordinate and support the calendar of resident programs and coordinate responsibilities relating to other programs team members such as the programs assistant and residence driver.

He/she will play a critical role in supporting Youville residents by establishing a creative environment for learning, participating in community outreach activities and staying active and healthy.

This position is a 40-hr Monday thru Friday position and requires the flexibility of occasional weekend and evening events. It is "benefit eligible."

Additional responsibilities include:

Developing and maintaining professional relationships with entertainers, vendors and community organizations.
Working with the Director of Programs to create an innovative, 7-day/ week calendar of programs which incorporates activities designed to engage residents in mind, body and spirit, offer opportunities for participation across a spectrum of abilities, and enhance quality of life.
Producing the monthly calendar and newsletter
Working closely with interns and volunteers

To be a successful candidate you must:

Have excellent organizational skills
Be detail oriented
Demonstrate creativity, a sense of humor and a "can do" attitude
Be a team player with a willingness to learn.
Have great time management skills.
Be enthusiastic about encouraging others to stay healthy and fit.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume along with salary requirements

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

All communications will be kept strictly confidential.

NO CALLS PLEASE.

About Youville

Youville Assisted Living Residences are part of a two hundred year legacy of care. The successful candidate will be welcomed as a member of a very special, caring community of residents and staff, known for being an exceptional community serving older adults. Youville Assisted Living Residences are non-profit and guided by mission and values. Youville staff are selected for their very special qualities, compassion and professionalism.


Previous experience working with an older population in a dynamic setting
Event planning, activity coordination or similar experience preferred
Exceptional communication and customer service skills
Ability to communicate in a courteous, friendly and helpful manner
Ability to use MS Office Suite, web based applications
Experience with Adobe InDesign -- or a willingness to learn
Valid MA driver's license and a good driving record
Ability to work independently, with a minimum of direction once job duties are understood

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