Activity Director

Website Cogir of Vancouver Senior Living

Are you seeking a career where you can make a positive impact every day? Would you like to be a part of a fast-growing company that’s a leader in the senior living industry? If so, we have a GREAT opportunity for you. Cogir Senior Living is seeking a dedicated, creative, and energetic Activity Director to join the team in our vibrant Retirement Community.

The Activity Director provides an ongoing program of life-enrichment activities designed to meet the interests and the physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident in our community. They serve as part of the management team to ensure policies and procedures are understood, trained, and implemented. This position hires, trains, and manages other full-time associates (Activity Assistants) to ensure all program expectations are in place, and may have oversight of the transportation department.

What COGIR Senior Living has to offer you?

Competitive salary and bonus plans, and growth opportunities
Heath, Dental, and Vision insurance.
Basic Life Insurance, covered by the employer.
401K Plan with company match.
Paid Vacation, Sick days, and holidays.
Employee Assistance Program.
Generous Employee Referral Bonus Program, and more.

Responsibilities of the Activity Director:

  • Direct oversight of the indoor and outdoor activities, outings, group, and religious programs, centered around the residents’ needs within and outside the community.
  • Create and lead activities such as arts, crafts, music, drama, educational programs, and exercise programs.
  • Prepare a monthly calendar of activities, displaying it in a prominent location that is visible to residents and visitors, including monthly activity meetings.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers when appropriate.
  • Enthusiastically encourage resident participation and celebrate their achievements.
  • Obtain necessary equipment and supplies and provide for their accessibility through organized storage.
  • Work with Marketing to assist with the planning of events to promote the community.
  • Participate with the administrator in developing a budget for the department.
  • Foster family and community support of the activity program (e.g., through newsletters, networking, and activities that bring family members or members of the community into the facility, etc.).
  • Contribute to the community’s efforts to maintain and/or improve the quality of care through participation.
  • Coordinate the transportation of residents to and from events outside of the community, which may include driving a company vehicle.

If you have these qualifications we’d like to chat:

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in designing and leading life-enrichment activities for seniors in Independent Living (IL), Assisted Living (AL), and Memory Care (MC) settings, is strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of 1 year of leadership experience in senior living, hospitality, or healthcare management is preferred.
    An Associate’s degree or higher in gerontology, business, or a related field is preferred.
  • Training or a minimum of 1 year in Dementia Care is a plus.
  • Creativity and passion for helping others along with excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of various computer systems, particularly Excel and Word.
  • Strong in showing initiative, and good judgment; employing professional ethics.
  • Pleasant manner and the ability to motivate.
  • Ability to coordinate and conduct meetings.

To apply for this job email your details to dwoolery@cogirusa.com

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