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Senior Center Manager

Augusta-Richmond County

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The purpose of this classification is to manage the day-to-day operations and staff at an assigned senior services facility. Reports to the Recreation Division Manager, Senior Services or other designated person and works with co-workers, directors, and businesses, educational organizations, and the public to provide and maintain community center.


  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work activities for an assigned senior services center: prioritizes work activities to meet objectives; ensures subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex and problem situations and provide technical expertise; and provides progress and activity reports to the Recreation Division Manager, Senior Services.
  • Develops goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and programs for assigned senior services center: identifies, plans, implements, and manages programs and services for senior citizens; assesses and identifies community needs; coordinates staff to implement services and activities; and manages programs in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines.
  • Manages senior services facility operations: oversees building mechanics and maintenance; coordinates the completion of work orders; ensures compliance with risk management regulations; manages facility usage for adult day care, kitchen, fitness, and life enrichment programming; maintains master calendar; schedules facility rentals; coordinates set up for scheduled programs and events; and maintains related documentation.
  • Assists in developing and implements budget for assigned senior center: prepares and completes revenue reports; makes deposits; processes purchase orders; and monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget.
  • Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of resources and services provided by other community agencies: develops and maintains contacts with other service providers and institutions to enhance programming opportunities offered by the center; provides information and makes appropriate referrals to participants needing assistance and their families; and provides advice and recommendations to department manager regarding aging services.
  • Conducts community outreach efforts regarding center programs and activities: develops, and coordinates partnerships with professional organizations, private service providers, businesses, and regional commissions; recruits volunteers for programming and events; and serves as a community advocate through involvement with allied organizations.
  • Performs customer service duties: makes reservations for meals, transportation, classes and programs; collects fees and donations; receives and responds to questions, complaints, and concerns; and initiates problem resolution.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures: attends workshops and training regarding the same; and initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.


Education:    Bachelor’s Degree in Parks & Recreation or related field

Experience:  Three (3) years of experience implementing programs for senior populations

  • Considerable knowledge of philosophy, principles and practices of public recreation and park administration, management and organization and rules and regulation of various activities and games.
  • Familiarity with departmental rules and regulation governing recreation activities relevant County policies and procedures and community needs and resources.
  • Proficient knowledge in state and federal food handling and facility requirement guidelines.
  • Proficiency in organizing activities, planning and supervising programming for the aging population.
  • Mastery in budgeting, general bookkeeping procedures, operating general office procedures, and facility maintenance.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.


  • Possession of a valid driver’s license with good driving history.  If State license is other than Georgia or South Carolina, applicant must obtain a license in Georgia or South Carolina within 30 days of employment.
  • Must possess and maintain CPR, AED and First Aid Certifications.
  • Must obtain ServSafe Certifications within 6 months of hire.

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