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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


Lexington--Social Services Coordinator

We are currently accepting applications for the Full Time position of: Senior Services Coordinator, Department of Human Services
Under the direction of the Assistant Director for Senior Services is responsible for planning, organizing, publicizing, implementing, supervising and evaluating the programs and services of the Department of Human Services, including intergenerational programming for the Senior Community.
The REQUIRED Town of Lexington application form and cover letter must be received in the Town's Human Resource Departmentby Friday, November 7, 2014
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Lexington--Social Worker

We are currently accepting applications for the Part Time position of: Community/Human Services Social Worker, Department of Human Services
Plans, coordinates and administers social work services and programs for the Department of Human Services.
28 hours per week, 4 days per week with some evening hours required
The REQUIRED Town of Lexington application form and cover letter must be received in the Town's Human Resource Departmentby Friday, November 7, 2014.
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DPH--Program Coordinator II

The Asthma Prevention and Control Program (APCP) at the Massachusetts Depratment of Public Health seeks a Program Coordinator II to provide overall support to the APCP. S/he will coordinator and oversee daily activities of the program including programmatic administration and management. S/he will develop reports and presentations, prepare budgets, assist with publication development and serve as a liaison to other departments and outside organizations. The Program Coordinator will provide support to the Asthma Learning Collaborative; provide support to meetings, training programs, and conferences; conduct literature searches; collect and compile asthma-related resources; develop and maintain communication with partners; and perform other duties as required.
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Marblehead--Director, Council on Aging

Under thegeneral direction of the Council on Aging Board, initiates coordinates and implements services and programs for the senior citizens of Marblehead and manages all aspects of the senior center. The Director determines the needs of the elderly population and serves as a resource on matters pertaining to the elderly for the Town. Appointed by the Board of Selectmen, the Director reports to the Town Administrator, and works with the Council on Aging Board in its advisory and policy-setting capacity. PREFERRED BACKGROUND: Bachelors or advanced degree in public/business administration, community organization, gerontology, social work, human resources, or related field. Three to five years of delivery and management experience in human services environment for the elderly. Certification by the Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging as a COA Director. Should have a comprehensive knowledge of gerontology, budgetary skills, supervisory experience and experience overseeing a senior organization with a significant number of volunteers. Requires excellent communication and counseling skills, management/leadership ability and the ability to exercise independent judgment. CORI and driver's license required.
Salary range: $60,830 - $81,078 / annually. Send resumes to Jeff Chelgren, Town Administrator, Abbot Hall, 188 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA 01945. Deadline for submitting resumes is Friday, November 7, 2014 at 12:00 noon. AA/EOE

Templeton--COA Director

Salary of $34,964.80
Resumes Accepted until November 6th, 2014
The Town of Templeton seeks a dedicated and dynamic person for the position of Templeton Council on Aging Director. This position will be responsible for all professional, administrative work in developing and implementing the services, and activities of the Templeton COA; Senior Community Center and Food Pantry, in an effort to serve Templeton seniors and economically vulnerable residents. The director will successfully implement, manage and coordinate COA operations, programs, and personnel. In addition the director will facilitate construction of the new Templeton Senior Community Center to completion. The nature of the position will require some evening and weekend commitments. Responsibilities include designing, implementing and supervising both long and short term programs, grant writing, inter-agency cooperation, and budgetary process in conjunction with the goals and objectives of the COA. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's Degree in public relations, gerontology, human services or related area of study; three years experience in an administrative role (preferably for a COA or other municipal experience); or an equivalent combination; and experience supervising staff. Excellent communication skills, compassion, and professionalism is a must. A motor vehicle driver's license and access to an automobile is required. CORI check and pre-employment screening to be performed. To apply, go the website at http://www.templeton1.org/job-openings and click on this job listing.

Wellesley--Program and Office Assistant

Reporting to the Director of Senior Services, the Program and Office Assistant's primary responsibility is to provide administrative assistance to the Director and to the Council on Aging (COA) staff by performing secretarial, administrative, bookkeeping and other activities that assist the staff in carrying out their responsibilities and ensure the smooth operation of the COA. The incumbent acts as the contact person for all persons or groups contacting the COA, on the telephone, in person, via email and mail.
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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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