Senior Center Activities Coordinator

Position Details:

Department: Canoe Brook Senior Center

Location: Branford Community Center

Union/Affiliation: UPSEU-Branford Employees

Employment Type: 40 hours Full Time

Status: Mon-Friday, 8am to 5pm FT

Pay Scale: $26.59 an hour/$55,307.20 fiscal year to $31.29 an hour/$65,083.20 fiscal year,  Generous Benefit Package

Newly renovated Branford CT Senior Center seeks a highly motivated and talented program developer to manage, lead and develop programs/activities to meet the needs of the Branford Senior Community.

You will plan, promote and implement Senior Center recreational, cultural, educational, informational and health programs. S/he will also evaluate the needs of the seniors s/he serves and seek out new ideas and methods to provide appropriate programs and services. The Senior Center Activities Coordinator is required to exercise considerable independent judgment in administering and managing programs and services and is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control.

Essential Functions:

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Develop and implement new activity programs and enhance existing programs and activities, including instructor recruitment.  Engage membership in providing input to new or existing program/activities for program evaluation.  Encourage member participation in programs.  Maintain participation lists and monthly statistics on all daily activities, including physical fitness, computer classes, cultural events, and seminars.
  • Recruit, schedule, and supervise part-time instructors. Ensure all classes, activities, and programs are executed as planned including room set-up and breakdown.  Content areas include fitness, aerobics, tai chi, dance, bridge, yoga, safe driving, crafts, New Perspectives, and many others.
  • Plan, conduct, and escort day trips & mini-trips, including itineraries, vendor agreements, payments, evaluations, and follow-ups.
  • Assist with fiscal management including receipt of payments, developing and accessing activity fees, and programming budgets.
  • Assist the Director and Assistant Director with participant technology training, developing and maintaining class schedules and payments and providing assistance to volunteer instructors and coaches.  Develop and maintain curriculum for classes.  May be required to instruct a classroom, provide one-on-one training, and/or troubleshoot computer problems.
  • Assist in planning and implementing fund-raising activities.
  • Develop creative arts programs; recruit instructors and teach classes when necessary.
  • Refer clients to appropriate Senior Center staff for social service assessment and appropriate action, based on a comprehension of the spectrum of services offered.  Services include rent rebate, fuel assistance, elderly housing application process, elderly nutrition, CONNPACE , Medicare and other social services needs.
  • Responsible for the design and production of a newsletter, press releases and other publications.
  • Generate social media content and respond to communications.
  • Provide coverage to the transportation office, dispatching and scheduling when needed.
  • Respond to membership and public inquiries, regarding membership, activities and services.  Maintain database for membership files, trip lists, payment records and scheduling.
  • Act as a liaison between AARP and senior citizens, scheduling and managing bi-monthly AARP classes.
  • Serve as site supervisor for RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program); responsible for overseeing volunteers, including recruitment, tracking of hours and recognition of volunteer contributions.
  • Obtain and maintain ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification within first 6 months of assuming this position.
  • Assists in development and implementation of expanded Café food programs.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with Town officials, departments and commissions, philanthropic and religious organizations; and area agencies and foundations.
  • Comply with OSHA and ADA.

Other Functions:

  • Perform related work as required.
  • Continue professional development.
  • Assist other department staff as needed to promote a team effort to serve the public


Supervision Scope: Performs responsible duties requiring independent judgment and initiative in planning, and organizing Center programs and activities. Also performs special professional, administrative and clerical responsibilities requiring a thorough knowledge of senior services.

Supervision Received:  Works under the direction of the Senior Center Director and Assistant Director; follows established polices where appropriate.

Supervision Given: Assists with the supervision of volunteers and part time instructors. Develops job direction, assigns tasks, provides instructions as needed, and monitors performance.

See full job description in below attachment.


Submission Deadline 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024


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