Activities Director Job at Merril Gardens, Boise, ID

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  • Merril Gardens
  • Boise, ID

Job Description

Senior Living Active Living Program Director
  • Highly competitive pay!
  • A free daily meal!
Truewood by Merrill, Boise is currently searching for an Active Living Program Director to maintain and organize a diversified program of individual and group activities, to enrich and meet the cultural, spiritual, physical, social, and intellectual needs of our residents. If you have a passion for working with seniors and using your own creativity to develop fun and engaging activities for residents to ensure they are able to live their best lives, we would love the opportunity to speak with you! APPLY TODAY!

If you are a compassionate, caring, responsible, and honest individual who genuinely loves working with the senior population, we would love the opportunity to speak with you! Please APPLY TODAY!

Family means everything to us. From the communities we create to the connections we make with residents, everything we do is rooted in our history as a fifth-generation family business.

We build on that family with the people we hire and the teams they form. As a family company, we can do things differently and for the past 30 years our long-term commitment to team members has been unsurpassed.


We offer our employees:
  • Highly competitive pay!
  • Benefits that include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with generous company match, vacation & sick time, holidays, and more!
  • A free daily meal!
  • A stable career with a long-term company committed to our team members for 30 years.
  • A rapidly growing company with opportunities for advancement!
Our Active Living Program Directors are responsible for:

Develop Activities:
  • Plans, coordinates, and participates in a variety of social events/outings to provide a vibrant and active community life to residents.
  • Determines resident programming preferences, talents, and needs through new resident orientation, informal feedback sessions, resident council meetings, discussions with family members, and on-going dialogue.
  • Engages residents, families, and the external community in activities and volunteer opportunities that promote socialization, expand personal interests, increase physical activity, and continue education.
  • Aligns with external organizations, family members, and educational institutions to establish synergistic partnerships for the delivery of quality programs and volunteerism.
  • Tracks resident activity participation and adjusts calendar events accordingly.
  • Stays abreast of active aging and generational trends to enhance the community program; creates and shares relevant best practices with both community staff and other Active Living Directors.
  • Develops community communications such as activities calendars, for residents, families, and prospective residents.
  • Assists the Lifestyle Program Manager in Seattle in maintaining, updating and creating new resources and tools for the Lifestyle Department.
  • Transports and/or accompanies residents to and from outside activities, shopping trips, and appointments in community vehicle.
  • Sets up and cleans up after activities.
  • Acknowledge residents' special days. Arranges and coordinates diverse holiday celebrations.
  • Select and manage outside vendors, including entertainers, caterers, etc.
  • Marketing
    • Conducts tours of the community when necessary.
    • Assists the Community Relations Director in planning events that encourage prospective residents to participate in community activities.
  • Liaisons between senior centers, churches, and the community.
  • Supervises Active Living Assistant and/or volunteers.
  • Manages monthly budget for activity supplies, entertainment, food, etc., and staffing as appropriate.
  • Works with other department heads in planning and conducting orientation and in-service training.
  • Participates in all in-service training and education programs as scheduled.
  • Orders and manages supplies for all activities.
  • Takes responsibility for vehicle inspections, as needed.
If you are someone with:
  • High School diploma required; college degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Three years related experience, training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three years of social activity leadership preferred.
  • Senior living experience preferred.

Consider applying to become an Active Living Program Director with the Merrill Family of Senior Living Communities!

Yes, You Can have a meaningful Career!

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Our mission is to provide an inspiring environment for our residents, families, and team members where every life is defined by the possibilities.

Merrill Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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