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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.


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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