Title Wellness Activity Coordinator I
DepartmentResident Life
Job TypeFull Time
Start Date2018-11-19
LocationResident Life
Post Date2018-11-19
Job Description


Resident-led programming is central to the Henry Ford Village mission: Sharing our

gifts to create a community that celebrates life. Currently, Henry Ford Village (HFV)

has more than 80 resident-led groups, clubs and activities serving its 1,000-or so

Independent Living Community residents.

This Wellness Activity Coordinator’s primary function is to oversee all resident-led

programs. The success of these resident-led programs depends on a variety of

factors including the identification, recruitment and development of capable resident

leaders, and ongoing oversight and support.

An effective Coordinator inspires and encourages residents to apply their talents and

skills — which could be as simple as improving existing programs or trying something

altogether different and new. The goal is to challenge and enable residents to fully

engage in community life at HFV.

Thus, our well-rounded candidate is a strong communicator, is highly organized,

flexible and energetic, manages concurrent projects, and is comfortable working

within teams. Moreover, our candidate is creative and curious. After all, HFV

programs cover a wide swath of subjects and activities — reflecting the diversity,

interesting backgrounds and distinct experiences of our resident population.


Act as Residents’ primary liaison for developing programs, events, activities, or


Maintain formal and informal contact with residents. Develop relationships,

  discover interests and talents, inspire and involve residents in programming.

Guide HFV’s dynamic resident leadership program, including training and


Coordinate and continue to expand the current network of resident volunteers

   who assist with simple tasks.

Provide organizational support for all facets of resident-led programs, including

   room and equipment reservations and set-ups.

Manage communications.

  – Administer “Calendar Central,” the monthly activity calendar, including hardcopy

     distribution to residents and staff. Publish the monthly Residents

     Birthday Calendar.

   – Create flyers for events and activities. Write brief articles for community

      bulletins and newsletters. Facilitate meetings and presentations.

    – Assist residents to become proficient at creating communications regarding

       their own resident-led activities and programs.

     – Prepare reports on resident activities. Be prepared to informally discuss

        upcoming programs on HFV’s closed-circuit community television.

      – Oversee the appearance of community bulletin boards and display cases.

      – Respond to resident phone calls and emails within 24 hours.

From time to time take on ad hoc projects, including collaborating with and/or

  assisting colleagues in the Resident Life group.

Importantly, embrace HFV’s values in all daily contacts. Greet one another (by

  name whenever possible), show respect, smile, and make eye contact. HFV is

  indeed a manifestly friendly and welcoming community!


Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields of study: Social Work,

  Gerontology, Psychology, Communications, the Humanities, Integrative Studies,

  Counseling, Recreation Studies, Activities Programming.

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


Experience with the senior population a Plus.

Experience, passion or a desire for health and fitness instruction a Plus.


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.

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