City of Lynn

Department:                ISD–Public Health
Job Title:                     Director of Elder Services
Civil Service:               No 
Union Eligible:           No
Work Hours:              TBD                           Salary/Hourly:     $78,000-$82,000, + benefits
Date of Posting:          Monday, March 2, 2020
Closing Date:              Friday, March 13, 2020

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 new Lynn Senior Center will continue to be a hub for active seniors to gather, learn new skills, share life experiences, and participate in activities providing a social outlet for Lynn residents 60 years and older. 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-plus 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-plus 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:
Please submit application and cover letter via email (personnel@lynnma.gov), regular post, or in person at the Personnel Department, Room 412, Lynn City Hall. If submitting via email, please include “Elder Services Director” in the subject line. Please note that this is a non-tenured, contractual position.