Centrally located and serving as the eastern anchor of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, the City of Fremont (pop. 235,439) prides itself on being a vibrant and strategically urban community. Fremont has developed into a technological and advanced manufacturing power base that captures metropolitan living at its best. It is also one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse cities in the Bay Area.
Within its 90-square miles, Fremont boasts over 42 million square feet of office, R&D, manufacturing, and warehouse building space. It is home to a wide variety of innovative high tech, life science, and clean technology firms including Tesla Motors, Lam Research, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Redwood Systems, Boston Scientific, and Western Digital, among many others. The city’s Innovation District is known as the hottest new address for start-ups. Over the last two years, companies in Fremont received more than $400 million in venture funding according to PitchBook Data. Fremont is a City on the move!
The City of Fremont is also an employer that values its people, creativity, quality service, integrity, open communication, collaboration, mutual respect, and diversity. Employees find their work challenging, yet rewarding, and most importantly, enjoy the chance to make a difference through public service.
As a member of the Human Services Department assigned to the Aging and Family Services Division, the Program Coordinator will organize, coordinate and implement community wellness programs for older adults. The wellness programs include health promotion activities such as developing individualized wellness plans and group activities. The position works within a team that includes health promoters, nurses, social workers and mental health workers. The position also facilitates community partnerships to promote an age-friendly environment.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Serve as a member of a departmental team providing programs and services designed to improve the quality of life of City residents.
Administer one or more program areas.
Assume direct responsibility for program design and implementation.
Oversee day-to-day program operations.
Conduct meetings with community groups, employers, service providers and/or members of the community.
Serve as liaison to citizen advisory bodies.
Manage fee collections, record keeping and deposits.
Develop and implement program market strategies including print media and public events.
Coordinate programs with community service providers.
Perform outreach/public-speaking activities to promote programs in the community.
Maintain program documentation.
Prepare written and statistical reports.
Supervise service and/or clerical staff, interns and volunteers.
Participate in meetings as required within department, senior center and city.
Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would include: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university in recreation, social services, or a related field and one year of experience in programs for youth, elderly, or families; OR Two years of undergraduate school at an accredited college or university with course work in recreation, social services, or a related field and three years of experience in programs for youth, elderly, or families; OR Training and experience equivalent to five years of municipal community services employment in programming for youth, elderly, or families. Two years supervisory experience is desirable.
A Master’s Degree is highly desirable.
Possession of currently valid CPR and AED certifications are highly desirable.
The ideal candidate will have experience in programs serving adults 55 and older and will possess the following:
Experience with starting new community programs including program design and implementation, effective outreach and marketing efforts, documentation of program impact, and writing reports.
Ability to work independently and offsite from supervisor.
Excellent organization, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills.
Knowledge of older adults’ common concerns and challenges, as well as strengths.
Knowledge of older adult system of care and common referral sources.
Experience in a public sector Human Services Department .
The annual salary is $72,534—$88,142 depending on qualifications.
The City of Fremont offers an excellent benefits package. A complete benefits summary can be found at www.Fremont.gov or by using this link: https://fremont.gov/2208/Employee-Compensation
This position is represented by the City of Fremont Employee Association (CFEA) and has a probationary period of twelve (12) months.
HOW TO JOIN OUR TEAM
To be considered for this position, apply online by submitting a completed City application, resume and cover letter through our online application system: City Jobs Applications submitted without a resume and/or cover letter may not be considered.
The process may include individual and/or panel interviews, written exercise, background investigation, fingerprint check, medical evaluation, and other related components. Only those candidates who have the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will continue in the selection process. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process.