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Posting Date January 19, 2021
Department Inspectional Services-Department of Public Health
Job Title Director of Elder Services
Position Status Grant-funded, three-year contract
Work Hours TBD

$78,000-$82,000, plus benefits


The City of Lynn seeks an experienced, effective, and inclusive manager to serve as its Director of Elder Services, who will create and oversee development of a vibrant new Senior Center for the City of Lynn. For many years, the Senior Center has been housed in partnership with Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS). After a long, deliberative process that included the Mayor, City Council, Council on Aging, and other community stakeholders, the City of Lynn decided to forge a new path including the development of a new Senior Center location.

The COVID-19 pandemic has inevitably delayed this process and so we restart our search for a dynamic leader who can creatively deliver services to our 60+ population, while planning for the creation of a new Lynn Senior Center that will be a hub for active seniors to gather, learn new skills, share life experiences, and participate in activities once we get through the current public health emergency. The Director of Elder Services will be a member of the Department of Public Health staff, and report directly to the Director of Public Health. They will also provide regular reports on the center’s progress to the Lynn Council on Aging.

• Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services field and/or equivalent experience working with senior citizens that demonstrates progressive responsibility.
• Well-developed familiarity with the elder services network.
• A record of success creating dynamic programming for the 60+ population.
• Demonstrated ability for managing staff and volunteers.
• Experience managing and evaluating budgets.
• Strong commitment to social justice and inclusivity, especially in the context of a diverse 60+ population in an urban setting.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License.
• Certification in CPR and First Aid.
• Proficiency in a language other than English highly preferred.
• City of Lynn residency preferred, but not required.

How To Apply

Completed application, with cover letter and resume, can be submitted via regular post, e-mail (, or via the City Hall dropbox at the Johnson Street entrance.

If you have any questions about the application process or need assistance,
please call (781) 586-6884 or email us at

If submitting via e-mail, please include the “JOB TITLE” in the subject line.
Applications must be submitted by the deadline below, or you will not be considered.

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Job Title
“Director of Elder Services”
Closing Date

Monday, February 1, 2021

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The City of Lynn is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Lynn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
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