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Executive Office of Elder Affairs MA Human Resources Division Page

Job Postings (Keyword Search):   https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/31100001/job/job_view.do?postingId=J34402&code=search.public&federalStimulus=no&companyId=10

MCOA: JOB OPENING

Qualified Candidates sought for a grant funded position thru June 30, 2017. Submit Resume by October 31, 2014 to:
David P. Stevens
MCOA
116 Pleasant Street, Room 306
Easthampton, MA 01027

TitleProgram Director for Technical Assistance, Training and Special Events
Supervised by:MCOA Executive Director
Supervisor of:None
Hours/Week:Salaried position - 40 hours per week
Summary:The Program Director is expected to spend a significant portion of their time in the field providing technical assistance to the 349 municipalities that have established a COA. They will also be charged with delivering and expanding the range of training opportunities offered by MCOA and EOEA as well as revise the update several of our existing training manuals.
Specific Duties:Under the Supervision of the MCOA Executive Director, this position will:
  1. Coordinate with each of our six Work Groups to set a statewide training date(s) to meet the needs of said group: Outreach, Wellness, Programming, New Directors, Volunteer Coordinators and COA Board;
  2. Review, update, and or create training manuals for each of these work groups;
  3. Coordinator MCOA's Membership Meetings;
  4. Assist with MCOA's Fall and Spring Conferences;
  5. Establish Regional Government Days (trainings from state officials on Procurement, Ethics, OCFP, Records Retention, and/or CORI);
  6. Establish Regional Protective Service Trainings with EOEA;
  7. Oversee MCOA's Multicultural Diversity training;
  8. Promote the value in NISC Accreditation and MCOA Certification;
  9. Assist MCOA's Fiscal Team with invoicing, tracking and auditing of agency's activities;
  10. Focus on Marketing MCOA's mission, training events, and other objectives to our members and the public at large;
  11. Oversee the needs of MCOA's Regional Affiliates; and
  12. Coordinate other training events as they arise.
Requirements:B.A. with significant employment history in the Massachusetts' Council on Aging network is required. Individuals that have built or renovated a senior center, passed MCOA Certification and/or been awarded NISC Accreditation are preferred. Candidate should have a strong background in event planning, marketing, fiscal management and have a thorough knowledge of Massachusetts elder care continuum. Must be highly motivated and organized. Computer literacy and travel required.
Compensation:Salary Range $60,000-$75,000 with a generous benefits package
Time Frame: Grant Funded Position - ends June 30, 2017


Newton--Program Coordinator

Responsible for the development, coordination, implementation and funding, promotion and oversight of programs, services, and volunteers that provide daily and long-term educational, cultural, physical and mental health opportunities for Newton seniors.
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Chatham Council on Aging--Outreach Worker

Chatham seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of Council on Aging Outreach Worker. The responsibilities of the position include assisting families by identifying need for services for community elders, making appropriate referrals, and providing overall care management. The position also requires the ability to work independently and in the community with the senior population and immediate relatives and/or care givers. There is a high degree of confidentiality associated with the cases, and there is a wide network of support available through the Council on Aging and other related agencies. The successful candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in social work or gerontology with at least three years of experience in similar work. Additionally, a valid driver's license and reliable transportation is required for field visits in the Chatham community. The starting rate for the position is $1,354.50 bi-weekly. The position is full time, benefits eligible, and a recognized position in the Chatham Municipal Employees Association union. The posting will remain until the position is filled. Send cover letter and resume to Human Resources, 549 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633 or email to receptionist@chatham-ma.gov. See our website www.chatham-ma.gov for more information and application. EEO/AA.

Chatham Council on Aging--Secretary

Chatham seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of Council on Aging Secretary. The responsibilities of the position include providing secretarial and office support for the Council on Aging to include preparing correspondence, answering telephone calls, relaying information to staff members, assisting clientele, preparing bi-weekly payroll and accounts payable documents, ordering supplies, and other office related needs for the facility. There is a high degree of confidentiality associated with the Council on Aging work. The successful candidate will have a minimum of a High School diploma with at least two years' experience in similar work demonstrating skills in computer and office procedures. The starting rate for the position is $1,230.60 bi-weekly. The position is full time, benefits eligible, and a recognized position in the Chatham Municipal Employees Association union. The posting will remain until the position is filled. Send cover letter and resume to Human Resources, 549 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633 or email to receptionist@chatham-ma.gov. See our website www.chatham-ma.gov for more information and application. EEO/AA.

Norwood--Outreach Coordinator

General Summary:* The purpose of this position is to perform social service and administrative work in maintaining contact with the Town's senior citizens to assess their needs, provide a wide variety of information, and make referrals as necessary. Works as a member of the COA team and reports to the Director of the Council on Aging.
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Westport--Council on Aging Director

The Town of Westport is seeking applications for the position of Director for the Council on Aging. This position provides leadership, staff supervision and responsibility for daily operations to a busy Council on Aging including a Social Day program in a rural Massachusetts town. Experience in a multi-disciplinary environment, grant writing, contracts, budget preparation and oversight, excellent oral and written communications and excellent organizational skills required. Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and be flexible in a fast paced environment also necessary. Minimum BA/BS in human services, social work or gerontology, plus three years managing programs and supervising employees in an organization focused on older adults. Salary negotiable. Send resume and letter of interest by email to: employment@westport-ma.gov. Deadline is Thursday, October 30, 2014. AA/EOE





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