Senior Center Coordinator 

General Definition of Work

Performs skilled human support work organizing and coordinating the daily operation of a nutrition site, planning, coordinating and/or conducting programs for the congregate meals, planning and coordinating various activities for older adults, assists in providing referral to agencies providing various assistance, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Parks and Recreation Director.  Departmental supervision is exercised over all part-time staff

 Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Essential Functions

Oversees and or orders meals for nutrition and home delivered meals programs; meets catering staff; monitors and accepts food delivery based on amount, quantity, and quality based on health and sanitation standards for serving hot and cold foods; delivers meals when volunteers are not available.

In coordination with the Director, plans, organizes and coordinates on-site and off-site activities.  Researches and coordinates educational, interesting, and entertaining topic programs regarding health services, various programs, senior games, health screenings, craft classes, aerobics, physical fitness, etc. Establishes relationship with participants and seeks input on program interests; contacts and secures presenters from among the volunteers and other public and private organizations; leads activities or makes presentations

Coordinates outings and transportation; drives county van to planned off-site activities and programs.

Assists the Recreation Director with referrals to senior citizens on various agencies and services including health, financial, transportation, medical services, preparing wills, etc.; calls multi-county transportation service when client has transportation needs; assists with eligibility certification documentation.

Develops and distributes the resident newsletter/calendar

Prepares calendars and newsletters and other lifestyle programming communications on a regular and monthly basis for the Senior Center with input from the Parks & Recreation Director.

Coordinates with the Parks and Recreation Director for opening and closing the senior center daily; follows the Camden County calendar for center closure during holidays; ensures center meets heath and food standards stipulated by Health Department.

Works cooperatively with all other departments in planning shared events.

Coordinates volunteers, including their recruitment and training.

Carries out all responsibilities in a friendly, courteous and professional manner; provides information to participants; maintains accurate and updated records on participants.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

General knowledge of food preparation ; general knowledge of social and physical needs of older adults; ability to plan, coordinate, organize, assign and monitor the work of volunteers in food serving; ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms; ability to relate to older adults and demonstrated special interest in the needs and desire of senior citizens; ability to complete reports and maintain records accurately; ability to plan and present programs and activities of special interest to senior citizens covering a variety of topics; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, senior citizens and associates. Must be willing to take classes and attend seminars to learn more about programs offered such as Medicare / Medicaid / SHIIP within 12 months of hire date.

Education and Experience

Associates/Technical degree with coursework in human services, or related field and minimal experience in a supervisory position and senior care management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements

This work requires the occasional ability to lift up to 25 pounds; work regularly requires standing and walking, frequently requires lifting and occasionally requires sitting, speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Special Requirements

Valid driver's license in the State of North Carolina.

CPR/AED Certification



Contact Human Resources

Stephanie Jackson Human Resources Post Office Box 190 330 US Highway 158 East Camden, NC 27921 252-338-6363 ext. 106