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Company: Silver Glen Senior Living
Location: South Elgin, IL
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 .



¨      Provides strategic direction for the community to provide adult-centric, relevant, elevated and purposeful 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 adjusts calendar events accordingly. Evaluates programs to make sure the quality and content of programs fits the needs of all residents.

¨      Stays abreast of 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.

¨      Actively influences and encourages residents to participate in activities and lead or maintain activities on behalf of their fellow residents, using positive relationships and personalized interactions.

¨      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.). Procures groups, organizations, and individuals to perform for or instruct the residents as part of the Activities program.

¨      Establishes and maintains an active network of resident and community volunteers and other community resources.

¨      Creates and keeps updated a monthly calendar and the Community Programs booklet with input from community leadership, staff and residents.

¨      Develops and manages the resident transportation program and schedule.

¨      Transports and/or accompanies residents to and from outside activities and appointments in community vehicle(s).

¨      Works 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.

¨      Prepares budget and monitors 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), as well as resident and community volunteers (as applicable).

¨      Effectively administers and participates in “Manager on Duty” program.

¨      Promotes Spectrum in a positive manner and leads by example, modeling our core values in everyday behavior matched with infectious enthusiasm.

¨      Treats rresident's, family members and other team members with dignity and respect while responding to their needs.

¨      Maintains and sustains a safe community and workplace.

¨      Follows Spectrum's Policies, Procedures, and Manuals.

¨      Accepts other duties as assigned.



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

¨      Must be 21 years of age and have a minimum of 3 years of licensed driving.

¨      Must have a valid state Driver's License and Clean Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).

¨      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 in.

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

¨      Must have strong organizational skills with attention to detail.

¨      Ability to adapt and develop program activities to meet the divergent needs of residents with different backgrounds and interests.

¨      Understand how to approach and communicate with all residents including those who are cognitively impaired.

¨      Must have exceptional group management, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.

¨      Must have the ability to work on weekends, holidays, and evenings as needed.

¨      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.



¨      Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, and move frequently during working hours.

¨      Must be able to lift 40 lbs. floor to waist, lift 10 lbs. waist to shoulder, lift and carry 40 lbs., and push/pull 40 lbs.

¨      Depending on the community, must be able to drive an automobile.

¨      Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

¨      Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents.

¨      Must be medically able and willing to wear a NIOSH-approved tight-fitting respirator (N95 mask), if required by and in accordance with federal or state regulations or Spectrum policy.


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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