Activity Director Job Description

Activity Director Job Description

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Activity director provides expertise and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations regarding student access to facilities and instructional programs.

Activity Director Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Collaborating with MNH project leadership, participate in consultation process with key stakeholders to validate identified technical and operational challenges, opportunities and gaps, and gain better understanding of market priorities and incentives for engagement
Develops and posts a comprehensive monthly calendar of events for the community
May drive residents to and from scheduled outings and events using the community vehicle
Participates in employee events, meetings and team building opportunities partnering with Sales Director and Executive Director to promote public perception of the community
May work some holidays, weekends and evenings as part of resident, sales or employee events or celebrations
Responsible to promote and motivate participation by all residents, staff and managers in recreation
Frequent posts to social media outlets via company intranet
MUST be creative, warm, friendly, inclusive, comfortable working with persons with disabilities and diverse cultural and religious backgrounds
Cultivates and maintains an active volunteer base to offer appropriate services to residents based on preference during evenings and weekends
Supervises and motivates two activity assistants

Activity Director Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Activity Director

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, CNA, CTRS

Education for Activity Director

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the activity director job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Aging, Education, International Development, Public Health, Finance, Business/Administration, Recreation Therapy, Accounting, Management

Skills for Activity Director

Desired skills for activity director include:

Accreditation standards and compliance requirements
Aging and disability issues
Ability and desire to be creative and ability to adapt programs and supplies to meet individual resident needs
Caring for people with special needs
Regulations governing activity services in nursing care facilities
State and federal regulations involving MDS responsibilities
Personal computer and software applications used in job functions
Caring for individuals
Local state and federal regulations pertaining to resident care and services
Actual situations

Desired experience for activity director includes:

Minimum of Master’s degree in business management, marketing, finance/economics and/or other relevant discipline
Significant experience (minimum 8 years) working in middle income (lower and/or upper middle income) countries and preferably experience working in the South East Asia context on facilitating the development and management of multi-stakeholder partnerships
Capacity to engage with a variety of stakeholders in the for- and not-for-profit private sector (small, medium and large provider networks and conglomerates, financial institutions – banks, private equity, , telecommunication companies, provider associations, chambers of commerce, ), civil society (national and local), media houses, and national and local governments
Excellent management, organizational, and communication skills and writing ability in both English and Bahasa Indonesia
Effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to resolve work issues with senior country counterparts, donor representatives, internal and external senior-level staff
Must possess, as a minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in therapeutic recreation

Activity Director Examples

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Activity Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of activity director. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for activity director
  • Gardening, exercising and singing are only a few of the talents you should possess for this position
  • Responsible for all seasonal decorating of the community that is age-appropriate and tasteful
  • Other duties common in healthcare settings may also be necessary at times
  • Lead the development of a global, multi-sectoral, cross-cutting technical strategy in collaboration with internal staff and external partners
  • Ensure effective planning, management and timely implementation of program components in collaboration with key stakeholders including USAID
  • Build the capacity of government and other stakeholders in target countries for future nutrition work
  • Directly supervise the work of senior staff and ensure efficient and effective contribution to project activities
  • Oversee the program budget and development of annual work plans, semi-annual reports, and other reports as needed to ensure that all project deliverables are of high quality and produced on time and budget
  • Lead activities globally, building teams of health, agriculture, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and cross-cutting areas of gender, social and behavior change (SBC), and investment
  • Provide leadership in developing, implementing, and assessing an integrated package of interventions to promote health and nutrition outcomes
Qualifications for activity director
  • Must be qualified or Nationally Certifiied in Recreational Activities
  • Must possess a minimum of two (2) years experience in recreational therapy
  • Must possess the demonstrated ability to assess resident recreational needs and develop and implement a program to meet those needs
  • Bachelor’s degree in a human services field or recreation therapy and/or State certification as an activity director REQUIRED
  • First Aid/CPR Certification desired
  • Working knowledge of personal computer and software applications (graphics and publishing) used in job functions required
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Activity Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of activity director. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for activity director
  • Ensure comprehensive monitoring and evaluation of the program
  • Provides technical direction and oversight of project activities
  • Ensures all project deliverables exceed expectations and are managed within budget
  • Work closely with the COP to develop the OD agenda for USAID and its other support contractors and implementing partners
  • Build capacity of county governments to make productive investments in agriculture
  • Lead and mentor central and district training teams, maintaining the appropriate resources for program implementation while ensuring adherence to national and international high-impact practices
  • Provide strategic leadership for training and mentorship for clinical services in areas of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services and malaria control and prevention
  • Work with district health management to assess need for, supply of, and utilization of key equipment and ensure trainings and mentorship activities are coordinated to maximize use of available resources
  • Work with district health management and district project team members to assess and improve referral practices
  • Collaborate closely with HQ technical teams to ensure that program implementation adheres to appropriate global strategy and is technically sound
Qualifications for activity director
  • Experience providing strategic leadership and technical guidance to large, complex USAID-funded programs required
  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in international development, organizational development, education, public administration, public policy, or related field
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in organizational development or adult learning using participatory approaches, including mentoring and coaching
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation
  • An ability to resolve sensitive and complicated work issues with senior high-level country counterparts, donor representatives and senior-level staff
  • Minimum two (2) years experience in social or recreational program within the last five (5) years
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Activity Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an activity director. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for activity director
  • Ensure that services provided to clients are compliant with the Government of Rwanda regulations
  • Represent the project at professional meetings and conferences
  • Provide leadership to finance and contracts aspects of the project, including general financial management and processes, sub-award financial management, and accounting
  • Ensure compliance of financial systems with FHI 360 policies and procedures, USAID rules and regulation, award requirements, and Government of Rwanda laws
  • Contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID
  • Supervise other project-based finance, procurement, and contract & grants staff
  • Defining, Forming and leading a team of Activity Monitoring Escalation Service Professionals
  • Continuous improvement of processes through workflow enhancement and automation initiatives
  • Prepares and supervises all residential activities/schedules in coordination with Clinical Director and Director of Nursing
  • Provides prescribed and divisional recreation services to residents
Qualifications for activity director
  • Minimum one (1) year full-time experience in health care activities program
  • Certification as Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, preferred
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, education, or related field
  • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies
  • Experience in planning and managing surveys
  • Experience developing and refining data collection tools
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Activity Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of activity director. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for activity director
  • Manage project deadlines and budget
  • Apply practical (and, at times, creative) solutions to challenges that manifest during project lifecycle
  • Writing Business Requirement Documents for technology partners
  • Serving as a resource to RTB, financial advisors, and support staff to identify items that need escalation
  • Performing data validation and user acceptance testing
  • Ensuring compliance with Firm policies and procedures from an operational perspective
  • Collaborate with educational and administrative support units to achieve faculty development goals
  • Plan and implement faculty development programs including expectations, processes and procedures for existing faculty new instructors
  • Maintain knowledge of current trends in education and faculty development
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training initiatives and sessions
Qualifications for activity director
  • Experience with data quality assessments and oversight
  • Ability to facilitate and serve as a project liaison for externally-managed evaluations
  • Must possess a current, unencumbered, active certificate/license to practice in the State of Michigan as applicable
  • Demonstrated understanding of private sector agribusiness and investment
  • Ability to build consensus and demonstrated ability to recruit and develop high performing teams
  • Previous experience working with seniors is preferred
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Activity Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an activity director. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for activity director
  • Assist Department Chairs and Program Directors in providing individualized faculty development plans for teaching effectiveness based on newly hired, intermediate, and more senior faculty
  • Serve on committees related to the position and serve as campus liaison in community and/or professional activities
  • Performs other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned
  • Plan an annual schedule of Lifetime Activity Program offerings
  • Develop program curriculum, including developing syllabi and calendars, and class policies and procedures
  • Develop common objectives related to physical activity, health, and wellness that will be customized for inclusion in individual lifetime activities
  • Implement a student grading and evaluation system that can be tailored to each course, including assessing class participation/attendance, activity knowledge, and skills
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate graduate student and professional instructional staff to teach appropriate activities
  • Coordinate with on- and off-campus entities to secure and schedule facilities for Lifetime Activity offerings, and arrange transportation for off-campus activities
  • Develop and implement sound risk management practices for students and instructors based on best practices and industry standards
Qualifications for activity director
  • Relevant language skills with excellent written and spoken English
  • Work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow, ability to structure work of staff members
  • Bachelor’s required (Master's or higher preferred) in accounting, finance, business administration or related field is required
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management, including overseeing the finance and operations of equally large and complex projects
  • Five or more years’ experience working in a developing country
  • Familiarity with USG rules and regulations for grants and contracts is required

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