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National Opportunities

AARP’s Employer Resource Center assists employers with recruitment, workplace trends, retention strategies, retirement considerations, workplace law, benefits, and AARP’s Best Employers Program.  http://www.aarp.org/money/careers/employerresourcecenter/

Jobline of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
http://www.agework.com/agework/

Jobline of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
http://www.aghe.org/677915

Jobline of the U.S Administration On Aging is now provided under the Administration for Community Living
http://www.aoa.gov/about/jobs/jobs.asp

Research and Evaluation Specialist (Posted here April 27, 2013.)
Position is with the Community Health Innovation and Research Program (CHIRP) based at the Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Start date: May 1 or earliest possible. The Harvard Catalyst Community Health Innovation and Research Program (CHIRP) is seeking a full‐time Research Associate to work as Research and Evaluation Specialist to help design, oversee, execute, monitor, and provide technical assistance and training to community‐engaged translational research and evaluation projects supported by Harvard Catalyst. The candidate will assist faculty and students across Harvard University and its partner institutions to develop research and evaluation proposals from conception to funding to implementation and dissemination. The candidate must have a doctorate in public health, social science or public policy, and excellent public health research and evaluation skills, both quantitative and qualitative, preferably including policy and social environment research. The ability to manage multiple concurrent projects in a fast‐paced environment is required. In addition to outstanding written and oral communication skills, the candidate must have strong interpersonal abilities, as the position requires sensitive collaboration both with academic and diverse community partners including CBOs, government, and health/clinical practitioners. This position is supported by a grant that ends on September 30, 2013 with strong likelihood of renewal for a period of five years. http://www.ncats.nih.gov/research/cts/ctsa/ctsa.html.   Interested applicants should apply to Ellen Farr at ellen_farr@hms.harvard.edu <.edu>

Postdoc Opportunity at Summer Research Institute (Posted here January 22, 2013)
SRI is funded by NIMH to promote the advancement of talented post-residency/doctoral fellows and other early stage investigators (pre-K) who hold promise for a research career in geriatric mental health translational, interventions or services research. Potential candidates are encouraged to visit the below website that describes the program and application process. This year, SRI is hosted by the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Baltimore, MD from July 21-26, 2013. The application deadline is March 1, 2013; the application and more program details can be found here:www.mentalhealthtrainingnetwork.org/institutes/sri/home

State Opportunities

Jobline of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services >> http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhspickdepartment3.asp?

Aging Program Specialist II, NC Department of Health and Human Services (Posted here May 8, 2014)
Employee assumes a key support and development role within the Elder Rights and Special Initiatives Section in the Division of Aging and Adult Services. Major operational responsibilities include:
(a) Assisting the State Long Term Care Ombudsman(SLTCO) with the daily administration of programmatic policies and procedures;
(b) Investigating, complaints made by or behalf of long term care residents;
(c) Responding to requests for information and assistance from the general public, providers and other entities on issues and concerns related to long term care;
(d) Assisting the SLTCO and regional ombudsmen in the development of basic and advance training for the Program’s Community Advisory Committees;
(e) Serving as Chair of the Strategic Alliances for Elders in Long Term Care (S.A.F.E. in LTC), a multi-disciplinary elder abuse awareness and prevention taskforce;
(f) Coordinating and conducting training for the Investigating Crimes in Long Term Care: Voiceless Victims law enforcement course;
(g) Conducting education and outreach activities through public speaking, presentations, and participation in community based events, and
(h) Representing the Program on a variety of work groups, committees, and taskforces internal and external to state government.

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Randolph County Senior Adults Association Meals on Wheels Assessor (Posted here February 20, 2013)
Part time position, 20 hours per week Perform in-home new assessments and reassessments for Meals on Wheels, Frozen, and Nutritional Supplements recipients; Complete all appropriate forms as instructed; Enter and maintain accurate client information; Update client records; Must be able to work independently, be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in written form, and must be able to read maps; Must have valid NC driver’s license, own transportation, and working telephone. Apply at Employment Security Commission, 355 S. Fayetteville St, Asheboro, NC 27203 EOE. Pre-employment drug screening and background check required. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 22, 2013.

Local Opportunities

Visit UNCG’s Career Services Center at >> http://csc.dept.uncg.edu/
Volunteer opportunities with local seniors >> http://www.volunteergso.org/
Jobs listed in the Greensboro New & Record Triad Careers Online >> http://www.triadcareers.com/

Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman (Posted here June 3, 2014)

The Piedmont Triad Regional Council’s Area Agency on Aging (PTRC AAA) seeks an energetic and detail-oriented professional for the position of Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman. This position serves as an advocate for residents of long-term care facilities, identifying, investigating, and working to resolve complaints made by or on behalf of long-term care residents. Volunteer development is an important aspect in the scope of work.
Responsibilities include advocacy, planning, outreach, education & training, information & assistance, resource development, research, technical assistance, and program implementation. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.In-region travel is necessary.
A Master’s degree in gerontology, social work, or closely related field is required, with minimum of 3 years experience in aging or long-term care settings. An equivalent amount of education and experience may be considered.  Minimum starting salary is $39,883 plus excellent benefits including NCLGERS.  Individual must pass pre-employment drug screen and background check. Valid NC driver’s license required. Send application, resume, and references before 5:00 p.m. on 6/13/2014 to HR Specialist, ATTN: RLTCO, Piedmont Triad Regional Council, 1398 Carrollton Crossing Drive, Kernersville, NC 27284.  Application can be downloaded at www.ptrc.org. EEO.

Senior Center Director at Randolph County Senior Adults Association  (Posted here March 27, 2014)

Randolph County Senior Adults Association is currently seeking a full time Senior Center Director in the Archdale area. The Senior Center Director will oversee the nutrition programs, transportation, educational programs and senior center activities. This position requires excellent supervision and communication skills; the ability to maintain accurate files, records, and reports that will meet Federal and State Standards; ability to recruit and coordinate volunteers.  Moderate computer skills are required. Pre-employment drug screening and background check required. Apply by April 4, 2014 at the Employment Security Commission. 355 S. Fayetteville St. Asheboro, NC 27203. EOE.  For information visit senioradults.org.