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Full-time Activity and Volunteer Director

at Cathedral Towers in Atlanta

Cathedral Towers, located in the heart of Buckhead, is seeking a well qualified aging services professional for our new Activity and Volunteer Director. We are seeking a dedicated, innovative individual who understands person centered programming in an independent living setting for elders. The Activity and Volunteer Director is responsible for planning, development, coordination, and implementation of all activities and volunteer programs at Cathedral Towers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Plan, coordinate and implement activities, events, trips and celebrations.
• Engage residents to participate in all planned activities.
• Encourage residents to utilize opportunities to demonstrate their talents and skills within the structure of the programmed activities.
• Organize residents to plan and assist with scheduled events.
• Prepare surveys and encourage response by residents concerning activities and interests of the community.
• Plan and implement programs to celebrate nationally recognized holidays and other special days.
• Communicate and cooperate with staff in planning activities.
• Drive the bus/van weekly to planned shopping trips and to planned outings for residents.
• Assist residents during emergencies, calling 911, including notifying family of emergency as well as hospital used

Job Function: Administrative and Other Assignments.
• Prepare monthly activity calendar and keep clients informed.
• Write and edit a monthly newsletter.
• Drive the facility van/bus with direction from management.
• Review and manage the annual activities budget.
• Assist other staff members on occasion as needed.
• Develop and implement a volunteer program that includes both opportunities for volunteers to engage here at Cathedral Towers AND to engage our residents in volunteer activities both here and in the greater community.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
• Ability to work with a team and utilize a team approach to service.
• Proven effectiveness in program design, implementation and management.
• Ability to effectively relate and interact with people of diverse cultural, social and economic backgrounds.
• Ability to work with community and professional groups.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent leadership and motivational skills.
• Experience in conflict resolution and crisis intervention.
• Positive customer service attitude.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines. Able to prioritize tasks in order to meet goals and deadlines.
• Working knowledge of Fair Housing requirements and non discrimination practices.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelors degree in social services. HS diploma or GED is required, with minimum of two years of developing and implementing social, wellness and other programs for the elderly. Knowledge of and implementation of programs using the Eden Alternative principles or similar person centered philosophy highly desired.

Well qualified candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to jobs@cathedraltowersatlanta.org


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