New York, NY 10018
Part-Time - Resident Engagement Specialist

Job Details
Starting at: The wage range for this position is $23.75/hr - $27.31/hr, dependent on prior work history and experience
Employment type: Part-Time
Location: New York NY, 10018
Req ID: 2024-254733

The Resident Engagement Program Specialist leads assigned programs and activities of interest for our AL/IL residents.  This individual promotes well-being by coordinating thoughtful daily activities that inspire residents to participate, forming a strong sense of community.


Lead Community Programming

  • Partner with the Resident Engagement Director to create, plan and schedule community events and programs.
  • Lead Resident Engagement programs and participates in program evaluation activities.
  • Maintain records of all programs, resident participation, and acceptance of each program by residents as required by state law.
  • Properly market Engagement Calendar and ensure daily events are posted and updated with any changes in a timely manner.
  • Understand the community’s interests and create programming that inspires participation. Adapt and change when necessary.
  • Utilize resident Company Program Guide Library for program planning ideas and execution.
  • Partner with all Resident Engagement staff to ensure adaptation, and program implementation across all service offerings.
  • Engage and motivate residents resulting in program participation.

Support Residents Upon Move-In

  • Greet new residents making a special effort to include and engage them in programs and introduce them to others in the community with similar interests and backgrounds.
  • Schedule time with new residents to tour the fitness center and other amenities.
  • Complete Atria Resident Discovery surveys for new residents.
  • Assist in decorating the community according to community First Impression Standards.

Memory Care Duties

  • Partner with the Memory Care Resident Engagement team in the planning, coordinating and implementation of overall community daily programs.
  • Capture individual resident Life Story information (life history and preferences) and utilize effective approach and redirection techniques when applicable.

Other Duties

  • May be requested to participate and obtain third-party certification(s) such as Mayo Clinic Wellness Coach certification.
  • May drive company vehicle from community to social and other various destinations.
  • May perform other duties as needed and/or assigned.
  • High school diploma, general education degree (GED) and or/ four (4) year college degree; or one (1) to three (3) years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be fully vaccinated and provide vaccination record card at time of hire.
  • Expertise in one of the following areas: wellness, fitness, arts & humanities, or music therapy.
  • Certification by an organization that has NCAA Accreditation such as the American College of Sports Medicine preferred.
  • Training and/or experience working with geriatric individuals and/or persons with cognitive impairment preferred.
  • Required certification(s) based on current state regulations.
  • Strong communication skills. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to effectively operate technology including computers (Word, Excel, email), iPad/tablets and AV systems.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license; position requires driving responsibilities (may use Company provided vehicle and/or personal vehicle).
  • Must satisfactorily meet and be in compliance with Atria motor vehicle policy standards.
  • Ability to work varied schedules to include weekends, evenings and holidays.

Born out of a partnership between Atria Senior Living and Related Companies, Coterie is a new luxury brand that re-imagines what senior living can be.


From stunning architecture and thoughtful design to state-of-the-art fitness facilities and curated culinary offerings, every aspect of life at Coterie is meant to support the individual – and community – in reaching new heights.  We elevate wellness and strive to anticipate every need to offer a life more inspired. 


Coterie 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. 

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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.
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
Wage Information: The wage range for this position is $23.75/hr - $27.31/hr, dependent on prior work history and experience
Employment type: Part-Time
Location: New York NY, 10018
Community: Hudson Yards
Req ID: 2024-254733

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Competitive Pay
Competitive Pay

Atria provides competitive wages as we value employee contributions and commit to investing in our employees.

Paid Holidays & PTO
Paid Holidays & PTO

In addition to company observed holidays, we encourage our employees to take earned time off to refresh, recharge, and spend time with their loved ones.

Comprehensive Health Plans
Comprehensive Health Plans

After satisfying the waiting period, employees at Atria are eligible for an array of benefits including medical, vision, and dental coverage, company paid short term and long term disability, as well as other voluntary benefits such as critical illness coverage.

Career Advancement Opportunities
Career Advancement Opportunities

We promote approximately 1,500 people a year.  Share your professional aspirations with your manager, and together we will work to achieve them. Atria focuses on talent development and growth opportunities within.

Tuition Reimbursement
Tuition Reimbursement

Want to earn a degree or pursue a new certification? Our tuition reimbursement program provides full-time employees with up to $5,250 a year in support for approved courses toward degrees and certifications.

Employee Loyalty Rewards Program
Employee Loyalty Rewards Program

Atria celebrates employees through different rewards programs including anniversary awards and recognition of great work.

Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match

We offer an opportunity for full-time employees to save for retirement through Transamerica. Traditional 401(k) and Roth options are available, and after one year of service, Atria offers a 50% match on a percentage of those savings.

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Whether providing protection from sickness or natural disasters, such as flooding or fires, we make safety a priority for both residents and staff.