Executive Director

The Executive Director serves as the chief administrator for the Center For Positive Aging in Lower Merion (PALM) being responsible for the overall management of the senior center’s operations and programs. This professional level, full-time position is responsible for the planning, organization, and administration of the PALM in accordance with the policies and procedures adopted by the governing Board of Directors. The position directs and supervises staff members and volunteers in offering programs, activities and services to the aging adult population with four major programs: Senior Center Administration, Health and Wellness, Information and Assistance and Life-Long Learning opportunities. As a management position it is considered FLAS exempt, and is accountable directly to the Board of Directors, county and township policies and all legal regulations.


Responsible for short and long range planning initiatives. Involves aging adults, community representatives and partners, board and staff in goal setting. Seeks resources to meet established goals. Directs center efforts toward goal attainment.

Supervises staff and volunteers in operation of PALM.

Works with Board, Board Committee, Funders, Community toward improving the PALM. Prepares required reports, submissions and filings to the appropriate agencies. Maintains records and ensures all reporting requirements is adhered too.

Handles public, community and internal relations. Acts as main contact person for all interacts with funders, community partners, and agencies. Works cooperatively with other agencies to provide services. Works cooperatively with organizations, clubs, volunteers. Handles publicity in accordance with approved marketing plans.

Responsible for facility management. Insures that facility is properly maintained. Oversees procurement of maintenance and office supplies. Works with township to arrange for repairs and maintenance.

Responsible for fiscal management. Works for Finance Committee on preparing budgets and completes annual filings. Manages grant writing. Supervises Annual Fund Campaign.

Responsible for overall human resource management. Supervises staff and volunteers in daily completion of job responsibilities. Evaluates staff performance; schedules work hours and provides training. Handles hiring and personnel actions in accordance with approved policy.

Responsible for development and evaluation of programs and operations. Directs evaluation of various prams, activities and services. Handles compliance with federal, state, county and township requirements.

Handles compliance with National Institute of Senior Center standards. Assembles documentation to substantiate adherence. Leads Board & Staff through re-accreditation process. Completes applications and related paperwork.

Provides for emergency arrangements. Arranges for emergency procedures in accordance with policy. Directs staff training in responding to emergencies.

Helps with special events and programs offered through the Center.

Participates in local, regional, state, and national aging associations and groups to stay abreast of “cutting edge” programs and methods that would benefit the PALM.

Other special projects as assigned by the Board of Directors.


Graduation from four-year college or university with degree in human service field or a related degree.

Minimum of five years’ experience in managing a Senior Center, supervising employees, human resources management and handling fiscal affairs.

Possess excellent written and oral communications skills.

Proficiency in use of office computers and software.

Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with staff, Board of Directors, aging adult, funders, community partners and the general public.


Primarily Monday – Friday 8:00 to 4:30 with one hour lunch Schedule may occasionally change to address the various needs of the center and overall programs.



  • Negotiated at hiring


  • Paid Holidays:
  • Paid Vacation:
  • Paid Sick Leave


Email resume to jmosley@palmseniors.org

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