The town of Watertown seeks a full-time, highly qualified Program Coordinator who will be responsible for the development and implementation of a variety of educational programs, wellness activities, special events and other related work at the Council on Aging/Senior Center. The successful candidate must be detail-oriented and flexible, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fun, fast-paced environment.

Under the general direction of the Director of Senior Services, the Program Coordinator schedules instructors and speakers for weekly lectures, fitness classes, workshops, and special events at the COA/Senior Center. Generates publicity of offerings to promote attendance and membership at the COA/Senior Center. Coordinates production of the monthly newsletter; writes text and is responsible for newsletter design, meets monthly deadline to printer and distributes newsletters each month. Plans and coordinates special events, parties and annual volunteer recognition event. Coordinates volunteers for all COA/Senior Center programs. Provides information and referrals of area services available to senior citizens and maintains the department’s website. Must be able to work in a small team office setting, and accompany department-sponsored day trips as needed.


Associate’s degree in human services delivery and three years of experience working with older adults or in social services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in a municipal setting. Proficient in computer skills. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and pass a CORI/SORI background check.

SALARY RANGE BEGINS: $2,084 bi- weekly to start plus excellent benefit package

TO APPLY:  A town of Watertown application form is available on the town’s website at: A town application form is required with a cover letter and resume and is accepted by email:, fax 1-617-923-8195, or at the Personnel Department, 149 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

DEADLINE:         Open until filled.