Activity Programming Director
Benchmark Senior Living - Concord, NH

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The Harbor Programming Director is responsible for coordinating, implementing, and evaluating community programming to enhance resident’s experience, while developing and maintaining cultivating relationships with community organizations, current residents, and families. Working with the Programming staff, s/he understands resident interests and needs to create a varied yet innovative activity program, focused on the Six Dimensions of Wellness.

§ Implements events and programming to enhance the assisted living experience and improve the resident quality of life
§ Evaluates programs to make sure the quality of programs fits the needs of all residents
§ Develops an innovative seven day a week activity program that is engaging and incorporates the Six Dimensions of Wellness;
o Social Wellness
o Physical Wellness
o Emotional Wellness
o Sense of purpose
o Intellectual Wellness
o Spiritual Wellness

§ Responsible for leading and implementing one-on-one, small group and large group programming according to the programming schedule
§ Supports, encourages, and directs independent program pursuits, both individually and in small groups
§ Supports the resident’s abilities by understanding that all aspects of care can be viewed as an activity
§ Produces an online and printable quality monthly newsletter and calendar and daily activity calendar on a timely basis, through Connected Living

Job Requirements

Must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and knowledge of aging, dementia and disability issues
§ Must be qualified by experience and training to develop programs appropriate for elders and disabled individuals

Excellent computer skills; e xcellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to maintain composure in stressful situations; a bility to train and motivate others; u nderstands the aging process; s hows an ability to relate to and perform job functions for the elderly in a positive and efficient manner, experience with Alzheinmer's, dementia and memory impairment.

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