Looking to share your love for seniors? We have the perfect opportunity that will allow you to spread the love by implementing programs that enhance social activity, physical movement and mental stimulation. Apply today to become the next Program Coordinator as we want you to be on a winning team that maximizes endless opportunities for seniors.
Come join our team as we offer great pay, excellent benefits, and great career progression!
We look forward to having you spread the love with the City of Savannah!
Supervises recreation personnel; coordinates, assigns and reviews work and establishes work schedules; maintains standards; monitors status of work in progress; inspects completed work assignments; answers questions; gives advice and direction as needed. Plans and implements a calendar of programs that help participants maintain a high level of interaction, mobility, and independence through social activities, physical movement, mental stimulation, and opportunities for community engagement.
Develops and implements a variety of wellness activities, including educational resources and awareness/skill building seminars, such as arthritis management, nutrition, understanding medications, home safety, navigating health and other services, etc.
Plans social engagement and community enrichment activities, including trips/outings and special events that allow family, friends and the community to interact with participants.
Ensures programs meet safety and development standards. Sources may include but are not limited to Department of Aging and Community Living, Medicaid, Veteran’s Affairs, Department of Disability Services, etc.
Seeks and manages special purpose grants that fund programs and supplemental services, including the congregate meals program.
Coordinates/ensures availability of transportation services as needed.
Develops, recruits and manages a Senior Volunteer Corps program that provides opportunities for seniors to volunteer on various projects and community initiatives.
Partners with outside organizations to increase the number of services and opportunities available to program participants.
Markets programs to the public; plans and implements strategies to maintain existing and recruit new participants and achieve participation goals.
Performs needs assessments and regularly evaluates programs for effectiveness; plans and ensures regular feedback from participants on the quality of programs and services; reports deficiencies and recommends improvements.
Manages program budgets, adheres to procurement policies and guidelines, and assists with annual budget preparation.
Leads complex, multi-faceted projects with high public visibility or involvement by multiple parties.
Prepares and provides public presentations for internal and external audiences.
Participates and supports department programs, priorities, planning efforts and other projects as assigned. Develops guidelines, procedures and work standards.
Performs research and information-gathering responsibilities; completes statistical and other program reports. Prepares and maintains records, participant databases, attendance and other reports.
Monitors facility conditions, including care of program and office spaces, proper use and storage of equipment and supplies to increase longevity of City resources.
Instills and personally maintains the highest level of professionalism, respect, and customer service among program participants, staff, colleagues and the public.
Occasionally works a varied schedule that may include evenings and weekends.
Performs other related duties as assigned
Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, Education, Social Work or a related field, with three years of progressively responsible experience supervising staff and managing senior and adult day care services, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license with an acceptable driving history.
Additional Requirements Background investigation, including supervised drug screen, post offer/pre-employment medical screen; and verification of education, certifications, and licenses required prior to employment.
About City of Savannah
The City of Savannah, Georgia, located along the southeast coast of Georgia, has been referred to by many as the “Jewel of the South”. America’s first planned city and founding site of the state of Georgia, Savannah has developed a cosmopolitan mixture of the old world and the new – a mix that has captured the hearts of its 142,772 residents and millions of visitors. Behind Savannah’s historic facade are vibrant, forward-thinking residents, a progressive government, and an innovative business community. The City of Savannah has over 2,500 employees. The City offers a comprehensive benefits package to serve as your foundation for good health, peace of mind and financial security.