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A&AS Activities Specialist

  2022-09-21     Northern Arizona Council of Governments     Cottonwood     17.10 hour  

$17.10/hr, 40 hrs/wk, 52 wks/yr 

NACOG is an Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) participating employer. The ASRS is a trusted, sustainable, and well-managed retirement system that provides long term disability, retiree health insurance, and lifetime pension benefits to educators, municipal, and state government employees who have dedicated their career to serving the citizens of Arizona.


In compliance with Federal Law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Working under general supervision and with moderate difficulty, this position is responsible for promoting programs designed to enhance the social, emotional, mental, and physical well-being of older adults.


  • Plans and designs social and recreation programs for the purpose of enriching the lives of older adults
  • Conducts individual assessments of participants to determine which activities best meet the needs of each participant
  • Assists Senior Centers with implementing and delivering program activities to promote social interaction and mental stimulation
  • Assists Senior Centers with the recruitment of volunteers to promote and conduct program activities to ensure that the needs of program participants are met
  • Identifies training needs and conducts training of staff and volunteers to ensure program compliance and success
  • Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with community partners to promote and assist in the development of program events
  • Ensures program participation and appropriateness of activities
  • Assists in identifying and creating metrics for the measurement of program success
  • Develops and conducts participant surveys to evaluate the effectiveness of program delivery
  • Completes and maintains records and reports on program activities to ensure accurate and reliable performance measurements
  • Provides input to the Health and Wellness Program planning process to ensure a comprehensive approach to program delivery
  • May supervise program volunteers

Other related duties as assigned.


High School Diploma/GED; and at least six months experience in recreational activities, working with older adults and diverse populations, and acting as a community resource; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.



  • Criminal Background Check
  • Fingerprint Clearance Card, Level I
  • Motor Vehicle Report (annually)









  • Communication (written and verbal)
  • Critical thinking
  • Cultural competence
  • Discretion
  • Initiative/innovation
  • Mentoring/training competence
  • Office competence
  • Organizational skills



□  < 5%       X < 25%         □ < 50%        □ < 75%      □ 100%



Physical Activity:   Frequent sitting, talking, hearing, walking, finger use, and feeling.  Occasional standing, reaching, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling and crouching.

Physical exertion:   ___ Sedentary;   _X_ Light;   ___Medium;   ___ Heavy;   ___ Very Heavy.  Work involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Visual requirements: Close visual acuity for compiling and analyzing data; viewing a computer screen; and reading.

Working conditions: Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

NACOG is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by the state, federal, or local law. NACOG is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individual with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities

Benefits Include: Agency Paid Health, Dental, Vision; Arizona State Retirement (ASRS); Vacation, Sick and Holiday Pay

NACOG follows all CDC Guidelines for COVID-19. 

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