Plano, TX USA
Full-Time - Engage Life Director

What’s the difference between a job and a meaningful, rewarding career? The people you serve. When you work at Atria, you have a front-row seat to the amazing life stories of the wisest people on earth. What’s more, you are part of an extraordinary company – one that’s investing in the future of senior living by investing in you. Don’t just do a job. Be part of an extraordinary life.

 

Atria is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.  Atria will not tolerate harassment or discrimination based on any of these protected classifications.

Responsibilities

Develops and implements programs of interest and meaning to our residents in order to enhance their lives and exceed their active aging lifestyle expectations. Manages and supervises the Engage Life Program Instructors (ELPI), volunteers, and drivers (where applicable).

 

  • Manages the Atria Resident Discovery tool (ARD), including completing Learn.Do.Try. (LDT) surveys, monthly event calendar, and all move in actions related to Engage Life for all residents.
  • Researches, evaluates, approves, develops and modifies community events and programs, according to resident interests and “8 Dimensions of Engagement”.
  • Prepares and publishes an engaging and creative monthly program calendar which incorporates the communities’ events and programs by the 1st of every month (ex. December calendar due Nov 1).
  • Manages all aspects of the Engage Life program.
  • Engages and motivates residents resulting in program participation.
  • Contributes to community growth by participating in sales activities.
  • Engages in community public relations including collaboration with corporate public relations and preparation of local positive publicity stories.
  • Manages departmental needs and goals within department budgets.
  • Recruits, researches, and approves schedules and supervises programs leaders, general contractor entertainers, volunteers, religious professionals and vendors.
  • Responsibly manages and supervises all Active Aging and Transportation personnel including scheduling, assignment, direction, performance review (including input on pay adjustments), hiring and corrective action consistent with company policy.
  • Serves as the community’s “manager-on-duty” on a regular basis.
  • Determine and manage community resident transportation operation, including scheduling of outside events and similar operational decisions.
  • May drive company vehicle from community to social and other various destinations (only if required by community).
  • Recruits, approves, trains and manages volunteers where applicable.
  • May perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; one to two years related experience and/or training.
  • Able to clearly present information through the spoken word. Can accurately communicate, providing the necessary level of detail even under stressful or demanding conditions. Ensures a positive attitude and team orientation is exhibited in verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Solid performance management skills, including the ability to communicate performance expectations, document performance conversations, coach and document performance issues and complete performance management expectations as guided by the company.
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and discretion to make decisions designed to achieve company expectations and goals for the community.
  • Able to operate standard office equipment.
  • Ability to effectively utilize technology including use of computers, iPad/Tablet use, Word programming, internet access, email, and social media.
  • Position requires driving responsibilities (may use Company provided vehicle and/or personal vehicle).
  • Must possess valid driver’s license.
  • Must satisfactorily meet and be in compliance with Atria motor vehicle policy standards.
  • Must have or be willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine, subject to legal requirements.

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Hiring Step 2
Application Review
Every application is given due consideration. If your experience and skills are aligned with the job requirements, we’ll contact you to schedule an interview.
Hiring Step 3
Interviews & Assessments
Your interview will be conducted by phone or in person with an Atria recruiter or hiring manager. This process may include additional interviews, reference checks and skill assessments.
Hiring Step 4
Offer Letter
If you are chosen for the position, an offer will be made by phone and email. The email will include a letter which you’ll sign electronically, return to us and can download for your records.
Hiring Step 5
Post-Offer Hiring Process
You’ll receive all needed forms, instructions and our contact information if you have any follow-up questions. This process may include a background check and/or a drug screen. COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of all positions – proof of vaccination is required before you can start. We will evaluate potential accommodations for anyone seeking an exemption due to a medical condition or religious belief.
Hiring Step 6
Check-ins from your future team
As turnaround times vary for screening results, we’ll provide any needed updates and let you know what to expect for your first day on the job.
Hiring Step 7
First day and onboarding
Congratulations – we’re excited to have you join our team! Onboarding varies by position, but on your first day at Atria you’ll typically meet coworkers, take a workplace tour and begin any required training.
Job Details
Employment type: Full-Time
Location: Plano TX, USA
Req ID: 2021-157616

Benefits for Working at Atria Senior Living

Competitive Pay

Paid Holidays & PTO

Comprehensive Health Plans

Career Advancement Opportunities

Tuition Reimbursement

Employee Loyalty Rewards Program

Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match

Rewards & Recognition

Learn more about the many ways Atria celebrates employee achievements and rewards outstanding performance.

Health & Safety

Whether providing protection from flu, COVID-19 or natural disasters, we make safety a priority for both residents and staff.

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