Aging Program Developer – Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging

Our Mission - Dancing Sky works with rural communities to help older adults stay in control of their choices.

Our Vision - Together, older adults and communities thrive.

 

What type of individual are we looking for?

  • A passionate and meticulous human services professional who is:

  • Self-motivated.

  • Dedicated to providing the highest standard of services and support.

  • Strong cultural awareness who supports equity and inclusion.

  • Adept at planning and development of home and community-based services.

  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team.

  • Proficient problem-solving skills with ability to navigate complex situation with multiple variables.

 

What will you be doing?

  • Working to expand the availability of services such as transportation, homemaker, caregiver support, and healthy aging programs.

  • Create and connect service provider networks to increase partnerships and collaborations.

  • Coordinate community conversations about aging service gaps and how to address them.

  • Provide technical assistance to service providers to locate and utilize sustainable funding streams.

  • Expand and implement evidence-based programs that allow older adults to maximize their health and wellness.

  • Provide community presentations and resources to increase knowledge of age-related topics.

  • Assist communities in expanding products and services to allow for greater independence and engagement as their residents age.

  • Advocate for physical infrastructure including housing, transportation, and public spaces that are accessible for all, including people with dementia.

  • Promote work force development and volunteer opportunities that are inclusive of older adults.

  • Increase public awareness of what it means to be a caregiver for an older adult and/or a person with a disability.

  • Assist communities in creating and sustaining a full range of caregiver supports and services. 

  • Educate employers on the unique needs of caregivers in the workforce. 

 

What skills are needed?

  • Minimum of an associate degree. Experience in the related field preferred.

  • Knowledge of current public policy issues related to senior services.

  • Sufficient internet connection is required.

  • Excellent customer service skill and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong time management and organizational skills.

  • Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and criminal background check.

  • Strong understanding of the aging process and caregiver challenges.

  • Ability to take initiative and operate with sound judgement.

 

The service territory will include Clearwater, Mahnomen, Norman, and Polk Counties.

 

Hourly wage range $23.64 -27.42 plus benefits.

 

BIPOC candidates encouraged to apply

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/ Disabled/ Veterans

 

Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to:

Northwest Regional Development Commission 

Attn: Heather Pender

109 South Minnesota Street

Warren, MN 56762

heather@nwrdc.org