Title Activities and Wellness Coordinator
DepartmentResident Life
Job TypeFull Time
LocationResident Life
ShiftDays
Post Date2020-01-21
Job Description

Since 1993, Henry Ford Village has revolutionized the way people view aging. We are located on the historic Ford family farm, where Henry Ford was born and raised. Henry Ford Village features a beautiful 35 acre campus with 7 miles of hallways.

Our environment fosters the ability to enhance the lives of our residents through outstanding care and personal interactions.

If you are looking for a challenging career as an Activities and Wellness Coordinator with an innovative industry leader, this is the opportunity for you!

Position Overview:

The Wellness Activity Coordinator II is responsible for creating engaging programs for residents by connecting and networking with outside resources.

 Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for planning, coordinating and executing single and series event programs that appeal to residents with diverse backgrounds
  • Assess and modify existing programs to ensure resident’s needs are met
  • Support and participate in physical wellness programming
  • Recruit and schedule qualified instructors to provide a variety of wellness programming
  • Provide organizational coordination and support for all activities and events.
  • Track participation in programming and events to ensure appropriate programming is offered
  • Create flyers and write articles for community bulletins, newsletters, resident portal and all communication resources for programs, events, activities and services.
  • Present and discuss upcoming programs, events, activities and services on HFV’s closed-circuit community television to increase programming awareness.
  • Assist with maintaining “Calendar Central,” the monthly activity calendar distributed to residents and staff.
  • Respond to resident phone calls and emails within 24 hours of receipt.
  • Lead or coordinate planned and ad hoc projects, including the biennial resident satisfaction survey, resident handbook updating and distribution, and all other assigned projects.
  • Participate, lead or coordinate group projects and planning, including multidisciplinary committees of staff from other departments, as well as within committee and planning groups of the Resident Life department.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Recreational Studies, Education, Humanities, Integrative Studies, Communications, Gerontology, Psychology or Counseling preferred.
  • Must have a desire to continue to enhance skills through ongoing education (such as in- service leadership training).
  • Minimum 3 years’ service-related experience a Plus (i.e., volunteer and or public service).
  • Experience with the senior population a Plus.
  • Experience, passion or a desire for health and fitness instruction a Plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • High level of organizational skills to plan and coordinate multiple projects, presentations, events, and activities concurrently.
  • High level of interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a budget.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Tools
  • Must be highly organized with strong communication skills

 

  • Must be comfortable working within a team environment

 Language Skills:

Ability to read, write and speak in English. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

 Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee in order to successfully perform some of the essential functions of this position.

  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, kneel, stoop, climb and reach as well as lift, push and pull items weighing 30 pounds or less.
  • This position requires manual dexterity, auditory and visual skills, and the ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures.
  • In this position, you may be the only employee present to set up for an event. Thus, you will need to be able to work alone to set up tables, chairs, etc.
  • Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/ADisclaimer:

  • This job description is a general description of the duties and responsibilities of the position and is not to be interpreted as a complete list of the duties or requirements of this position.

License, Certificates, Registration:

  • N/A

Disclaimer:

This job description is a general description of the duties and responsibilities of the position and is not to be interpreted as a complete list of the duties or requirements of this position.

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