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  • Associate Director, Himan Brown Senior Program

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/7/2018 6:07 PM)
    Himan Brown Center [25]
  • Position Summary

    The Associate Director, will collaborate with the Director, Himan Brown Senior Program, to help manage, strengthen and grow the program and is accountable for supporting its fiscal and creative success. Through effective leadership, the Associate Director will be responsible for supporting the effective daily operations and the membership of the Himan Brown Senior Program. The Associate Director will also deputize on all matters in the absence of the Director, Himan Brown Senior Program.

    Essential Functions

    • Responsible for the development, planning, scheduling and execution of new and existing classes and programs, including identification and recruitment of new instructors, curriculum development and the day to day management of special programs and initiatives. 
    • Direct, develop, support and performance manage the Himan Brown Program Assistant, per-diem team members, teachers and volunteers, to ensure positive, collegiate and productive working relationship, with both internal and external constituents.
    • Interact closely with members, including recruiting, assessing and acclimating new members to the program and monitoring the engagement of existing members.
    • Provide direct services to members and families, including providing short term supportive counseling, information and referrals.
    • Lead psychoeducational and/or support groups as needed.
    • In collaboration with the Director, Himan Brown, work with the Marketing department to devise, plan and assist in development of strategies to promote and extend the reach of the Human Brown Senior Program.
    • Draft member communications to drive engagement, including the Program’s monthly newsletter.
    • Act as a staff liaison to the member committees of the lay advisory council.
    • Liaise with community-based organizations and social workers in the geriatric field to share best practices and develop a support network within the industry.
    • Perform other related duties as requested or assigned.

    Education, Skills and Experience

    • Masters of Social Work (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with a current NY State License
    • 6 years (plus) of working with seniors within a community-based setting.
    • Proven effective leadership skills with the ability to engage and inspire team members to consistently push and strive to meet challenging goals.
    • Compelling interpersonal skills with a capacity to build positive partnerships with a wide-range of constituents, both internal and external.
    • Experience working in a fast paced, community-focused environment, with the ability to manage the demands of a diverse group of people with ease and diplomacy.
    • Strong organizational, verbal and written skills along with demonstrated project management experience with the proven ability to manage, balance and meet multiple deadlines.
    • Experience leading psychoeducational and support groups.
    • Analytical problem solver with the ability to identify and solve problems creatively, quickly and effectively.
    • Must be familiar with a range of community resources for older adults and have the ability to make effective referrals.
    • An understanding of Jewish traditions and culture a plus.


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