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Assistant Director of Council on Aging

The Assistant Director of the Council on Aging supports the day-to-day operations of the Senior Community Center and works closely with the staff to identify service needs, and implement annual goals and objectives. The incumbent provides administrative support to the director in the areas such as office management, computer software and database applications, grants management, program supervision and development, special event planning and community outreach among other duties as assigned.

Position Status: Non-Union
Supervisor: Director, Council on Aging
Grade: N/A
Civil Service: No
Union: No
Salary: $50,000 - $60,000

Include the following; other duties may be assigned.

Manages daily operations, staff and programs and as delegated by the Director.
Supervises designated staff, interns and fellows from area colleges.
Spearheads planning for special events and new initiatives with staff members.
Meets with senior participants and/or community members to resolve problems.
Prepares grant applications, and writes reports and monitors requirements for grants as delegated by Director.
Provides coverage for programs and services in the absence of designated staff.
Organizes staff development and training programs to meet identified needs.
Oversees operations in the absence of the Director.
Manages internal computer systems and develops staff competency in computer software applications and database management.
Leads or co-leads short term support groups for identified populations.
Represents the Council on Aging in the community.
Attends Council on Aging Board of Directors meetings as requested.
Assumes other duties as assigned by Director.

Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in gerontology, social work, public administration or closely related field. Master's in Social Work with LCSW credential preferred.
Minimum of three years, full-time, supervisory experience, preferably in an elder services setting.
Understands the wellness and supportive services mission of the Senior Community Center.
Ability to resolve problems, delegate appropriately, exercise independent judgment and identify emerging needs.
Excellent social, interpersonal, oral and written communications skills.
Detail-oriented with time management skills.
Competency in computer software applications and database management.
Experience in program and event planning highly desired.
Successful completion of CORI background, reference check and pre-employment physical.

Works under the general direction of the Council on Aging Director.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms, climb or balance or stoop.

The employee must lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Interested applicants should submit resumes to or mail to City of Beverly, Human Resources Department, 191 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915. AAEOE