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Company: Shawnee Hills Senior Living
Location: Shawnee, KS
Career Level: Director
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Do you have a gift for caring for Seniors and are you looking to join a team that creates communities that feel like home? We are looking for compassionate and talented team members who have a passion for caring for our Residents.  As the Director of Entertainment & Programming, you must have the ability to effectively communicate with residents, families, and co-workers.  We offer a diverse, quality work environment; competitive salary; and a comprehensive benefit package.  The Director of Entertainment & Programming promotes the well-being and satisfaction of residents through services and the physical environment by developing and implementing activities programs that enhance the quality and enjoyment of life for our residents within the community.

Spectrum Retirement Communities, LLC. is considered a leader and innovator in senior living. SRC is ranked in the top five senior living companies for excellence by its peers and voted Best of Senior Living by  We are a privately held company which operates senior living communities in 10 states from Ohio to Oregon. Celebrating our second decade of operations, we continuously live by our Core Values and fulfill our Mission to create communities that feel like home where residents thrive and relationships grow.  For more information or to view other opportunities, visit

Director of Entertainment & Programming Primary Job Responsibilities:

•Provide strategic direction for the community regarding Activities programming that addresses the Physical, Social, Spiritual, Emotional, Cognitive and Leisure needs of our residents

•Determines resident programming preferences, talents and needs. Tracks resident activity participation and adjust calendar events accordingly

•Evaluates programs to make sure the quality and content of programs fits the needs of all residents 

•Stays abreast active aging and generational trends in order to enhance the community programming department; shares relevant information for the professional development of the community staff

•Develops special events, activities and other programming to enhance the assisted living/memory care/independent living experience and improve the resident quality of life 

•Responsible for leading one-on-one, small group and large group programming, according to the programming schedule and direct the provision of those activities by staff or volunteers (i.e., ministers, residents, family members, other Team Members, etc.). Procure groups, organizations, and individuals to perform for or instruct the residents as part of the Activities program

•Establish and maintain an active network of resident and community volunteers and other community resources 

•Create and keep updated a monthly calendar and the Community Programs booklet with input from community leadership, staff and residents

•Develop and manage the resident transportation program and schedule

•Transports and/or accompanies Residents to and from outside activities and appointments in community vehicle(s)

•Work with the Marketing department to use the community activity calendar to market the community whenever possible and by inviting outside guests, resident families, or inviting media coverage of the events

•Prepare budget and monitor expenses and financial statements to meet or beat budget targets

•Participates in the review of individual Residents' Service Plans and documents life enrichment progress every six months or when there is a significant change in the resident

•Leadership responsibilities include recruiting, hiring, supervising coaching and retaining high performing Entertainment Coordinator(s), driver(s) and resident and community volunteers.  (As applicable)

•Effectively administers and participates in “Manager on Duty” program

•Drive residents as needed

Director of Entertainment & Programming Work Experience:

•Two years of experience, planning/implementing activities, events, and organizing groups

•Prior experience working with the elderly preferred

•Knowledge of aging and disability issues a bonus

•Experience supervising/directing the work of others preferred

•Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher, and the use of Internet resources

•Must possess a valid driver's license for the employee's State of residence and have significant driving experience including knowledge of the geographic area they will be driving

•Driving record must meet or exceed minimum standards of insurability by the company's automobile insurer

•Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

•Aptitude in arts/craft/music desirable

•Ability to coordinate with supervisors when group action is needed to solve a problem and get cooperation of other departments within the community

•Outstanding customer service skills/presentation

•Enthusiastic, positive, caring and compassionate towards others

Director of Entertainment & Programming Educational Requirements:

•Minimum high school diploma or equivalent

•Bachelor's degree preferred

The Benefits Program is offered to all Eligible Full-Time Team Members (Salaried and Hourly) and their families:

•Medical; Dental; Vision; Voluntary Insurance (Accident, Disability, Cancer, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Life Insurance); HSA or FSA Spending Accounts; 401(K); PTO (Paid Time Off) and Holiday Pay; Tuition Reimbursement

Other benefits offered to ALL Team Members:

•Free lunch with various shifts; on the job training; online personal development courses; Perk Spot discount program for endless discounts at restaurants, local businesses, various retailers and more!; lucrative team member referral program; monthly engagement program with free prizes; recognition programs


Spectrum Retirement Communities, LLC and its affiliated companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers. We also participate in the E-Verify program, a service of DHS and SSA.





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