City of Boston

Senior Center Director - East Boston

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Age Strong
Regular Full-Time
Comm Elderly Affairs
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The Director serves as the administrator of a community based Senior Center for the Age Strong Commission. This position is responsible for the planning, organization, and administration of the senior center in accordance with the participants’ needs, government regulations, and center policies and procedures.  The position requires a combination of administrative, managerial, program development and implementation as well as direct service skills with a commitment to working with older adults to improve their quality of life.


  • Oversees Senior Center; manages, coordinates, and evaluates center operations by developing and implementing goals, objectives, activities, and strategic initiatives. Ensures program compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
  • Works with stakeholders to identify, organize and facilitate programming; provides status reports.
  • Plans, organizes, assigns, reviews, evaluates and directs the work of Center staff and volunteers.  Supervises staff and volunteers to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff is trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations. 
  • Prepares, compiles and maintains all reports, records, and other required documents.
  • Evaluates center services and programs and recommends improvements. Reviews and recommends policies and procedural changes.
  • Manages all Center communication and promotion efforts in collaboration with the Age Strong Communications team.
  • Oversees all Center outreach efforts.
  • Prepares periodic statistical reports pertaining to grants, center activities and programs.
  • Maintains current knowledge trends and advancements in senior center operations, program planning and implementation.
  • May represent the Age Strong Commission in meetings with business and professional organizations, community groups and the public.
  • Performs related duties as assigned

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Minimum four (4) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the support of human service programs, including social work, program management, and customer service, of which one year should have been in a team leadership, mentoring or supervisory capacity.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Master’s degree a plus. 
  • Ability to work independently; to show flexibility and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and think strategically.
  • Strong communications, interpersonal, and presentation skills required.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with government agencies, social service agencies, community organizations, and older adults highly preferred. 
  • Experience working with funders, preparing grant and progress reports preferred.
  • Experience with volunteer recruitment and management.
  • Knowledge of budget principles preferred
  • Knowledgeable about issues related to aging.
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports
  • Ability to give team feedback.
  • Strong problem solving ability.
  • Experience in typical office software systems (Microsoft Office and Google Suite) required.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Compliance to documented policies and procedures
  • Experience in typical office software systems (Microsoft Office or equivalent) required.
  • Bilingual candidate preferred.
  • MA driver’s license preferred. 
  • Subject to CORI.


Boston Residency Required

Union/Salary Plan / Grade: None, MM2-8

Hours per week: 35


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