DIRECTOR, CENTER ON THE HILL … THE PLACE FOR ACTIVE ADULTS
Center on the Hill…the place for active adults, sponsored by and located in the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, provides a variety of programs, activities, and resources to enrich the lives of active adults in the greater Chestnut Hill area. The Center on the Hill has become the place for adults who want to expand their horizons, take classes and workshops, dance, exercise, socialize, and attend special events.
The Director of Center on the Hill is responsible for a diverse and comprehensive program of activities, workshops, special events, lectures, and classes. Through partnerships with other organizations within the community (Chestnut Hill Hospital, Mt. Airy Learning Tree, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, AARP, Alzheimer’s Association, Salus University and many more), the Center on the Hill is able to offer a wide variety of programming. Additional programs are provided by individual professionals and experts from the community. The position is ideal for someone with a strong programming background who works collaboratively in order to build relationships with professionals and community based organizations serving older active adults. The director also needs to possess sharp organization skills and strong writing abilities while paying great attention to detail. Finally, the director must be a “people person” who enjoys diversity and appreciates the gifts of those who participate in the Center’s activities.
- Develop relationships with organizations in the greater Chestnut Hill area committed to enhancing the quality of life for active adults
- Solicit and schedule new activities/classes/programs/special events for active adults from both individual professionals and organizations, including but not limited to: Chestnut Hill Hospital, Mt. Airy Learning Tree, Chestnut Hill Hospital, Chestnut Hill College, AARP, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, Alzheimer’s Association, Salus University, and more.)
- Evaluate needs/interests of active adults in the greater Chestnut Hill community and continue to develop a program, in keeping with the mission statement, that will address those needs/interests.
- With the assistance of the Communications Coordinator, communicate the activities/classes/resources at Center on the Hill to greater Chestnut Hill community. Oversee creation and distribution of promotional materials and flyers.
- Create the newsletter three times a year (fall, winter, and spring issues), to include descriptions, dates, times and costs of all programs, trips and special events. Plus an abbreviated summer schedule (1-page flyer).
- Maintain current mailing and e-mail lists for all communications.
- Maintain up to date registration lists for all programs.
- Keep record of payments from instructors for fees collected from class participants.
- As a representative of Center on the Hill, attend community events that would enhance visibility and recognition of the activities available through the Center on the Hill.
- Oversee and coordinate the scheduling of activities in the Center on the Hill space and work with the Church Administrator for the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill (PCCH) when using church space.
- Attend PCCH staff meetings, as needed.
- Oversee website page for Center on the Hill (on the PCCH page), Facebook page and Eblasts with the help of the Communications Coordinator.
- Seek grant opportunities and, when appropriate, apply for said grants. Implement a Center on the Hill fundraising campaign every two years.
- Arrange monthly art exhibits and promote, as appropriate.
- Head up Speaker Series on the Hill Committee and spearhead speaker selections. Create promotional flyers and postcards.
Education and Experience
The successful candidate possesses at least a Bachelor’s Degree and at least five years experience in program planning or community outreach. The individual must be a flexible team player, with strong relationship building and communication skills. The person must be able to work independently and be comfortable wearing many hats.
Hours per week: 32 hours
Please forward cover letter, resume and salary requirements by December 12, 2018 to: [email protected]
Please, no phone calls.
Equal Opportunity Employer