COA Older Adult Programs & Events Coordinator

Bender JCC of Greater Washington | Rockville, MD, United States

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Posted Date 5/29/2024

Why this role matters:

The CoA (Coming of Age) Older Adult Programs & Events Coordinator is a highly-motivated, organized individual who has the drive and passion to connect and engage with the older adult population. This is an exciting opportunity to develop partnerships and work directly with our community, enhancing participants’ experiences. We are looking for an individual who has commitment, enthusiasm, and creativity.

This is a part-time position, scheduled for 25-27 hours per week.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Help develop, plan, and implement trips, lectures, classes, and other programs and events for older adults.
  • Assist CoA Director in researching, coordinating and scheduling guest speakers, performers, and films, as well as finding monthly excursion destinations, including theatres, museums, and other cultural sites.
  • Fulfill administrative duties and responsibilities, including:
    • Maintaining registrations, rosters, payments, and mailing lists.
    • Submitting program and marketing requests through CRM database (Salesforce).
  • Work in partnership with marketing department to promote and publicize programs.
  • Conduct post-event evaluations and surveys.
  • Assist in organizing special community events, including overnight trips.
  • Provide a friendly, inclusive, service-oriented environment for all participants.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed, required, or assigned.



You are:

  • Innovative and grounded. You love trying new things and devising creative solutions to persistent problems. Most importantly, you know how to make it happen.
  • Organized. You are able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment and bring a high level of attention to detail to your work.
  • Flexible. You’re comfortable with change in your work environment and schedule.
  • A Self-Starter. You are hands on, energetic, and motivated to set and achieve goals.
  • Passionate about the work. You are motivated by the mission of the Bender JCC, and you have a deep connection and desire for this work to exist in the world. 
  • Savvy and Intuitive. You are adept at communicating ideas to a range of stakeholders and you know that different settings often require different methods and tools.
  • You believe that diversity is a strength. You account for the value of individual uniqueness and diversity in every aspect of your work and you understand the nuances of diversity that shape the experiences of program participants.

You should have:

  • Database experience required; knowledge of Salesforce preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness and ability to work some evening / weekend events, as well as attend overnight trips as required.
  • Ability to be physically present in the building during core business hours on a regular basis.
  • Ability to travel locally to programs, meetings, and events.
  • Ability to move equipment and supplies as required.
  • Bachelor of Arts degree and/or relevant work experience.
  • Previous experience working with the senior adult population preferred.
  • Previous experience developing and executing events and/or presenting programs preferred.
  • Recommended COVID-19 vaccination.


Compensation & Benefits

This is a part-time, non-exempt position, with an hourly pay rate of $24 - $26, commensurate with experience. As a part-time employee, benefits include paid time off, retirement, FSA, and a flexible working environment. You’ll also receive a full family membership to the Bender JCC, including complete access to the entire fitness facility and pools, plus staff discounts on programs and services.


To Apply

Research shows that women and underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they feel that they meet 100% of the qualifications. If this role sounds interesting to you, we encourage you to apply! The Bender JCC is committed to building a diverse team that draws on the strengths of people with a variety of identities, backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

Please apply through our website, and submit a resume and cover letter with your application.


About the Bender JCC:

The Bender Jewish Community Center in Rockville, Maryland is a premier community center at the heart of Jewish life in Montgomery County, operating a full-scale health and fitness center, pre-school, day camp and variety of education and arts programs.

We create a welcoming and inclusive environment, connecting the people of our Jewish community with each other, Israel, and the broader community. We inspire individuals of all ages and backgrounds to enhance their social, physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being through programs of excellence rooted in Jewish values.


Our core values are:

  • Welcoming and inclusive (Hachnassat Orchim) – We open our doors to everyone and strive to create an inclusive and accommodating environment for people of different backgrounds, abilities and means.
  • Respect (Kavod) – We seek to create a town square where our community can be exposed to diverse viewpoints and grapple with difficult issues in a respectful and civil manner.
  • Jewish Peoplehood (Klal Yisrael) – We create connections to the people, history, culture, and land of Israel and with the Jewish people as a whole, welcoming all Jewish traditions and backgrounds.
  • Community (Kehilla) – We facilitate relationship building and a sense of belonging to create communities across all stages of life.
  • Working together (B’yachad) – We partner and collaborate with Jewish and secular organizations to build a stronger community.
  • Wellness (Shmirat HaNefesh v’HaGuf) – We promote the well-being and fitness of every person.
  • Spirit (Ruach) – We infuse spirit and fun into our activities and programs.
Salary24.00 - 26.00 Hour
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Engagement | Events Management | Programming | Senior Services
Organization Type
Community Centers
Retirement Plans | FSA | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Mass Transit
Job Location
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